Radio Guest List–Hotel El Ganzo in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur–February 24, 2018
This week, Peter Greenberg Worldwide broadcasts from Hotel El Ganzo in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur in Mexico. Located 20 minutes from the San Jose International Airport, this creative center or “think tank”-turned-hotel showcases different artists’ work. Joining the program this week is the founder of Los Cabos Magazine, Joe Tyson, who talks about what surprised him the most when he first moved down to Los Cabos and what has changed since then. Claudia Velo, local Radio Host and Journalist known as “the voice in English of Los Cabos,” addresses the safety concerns surrounding Los Cabos and Mexico, what’s changed since she moved there, and her favorite Japanese restaurant in town. Then, Wildlife Expert and Photographer, Oscar Ortiz, joins the show to discuss why growth has to be a balance between tourism and local communities to provide a decent quality of life for the local population. There’s all of this and more as Peter Greenberg Worldwide broadcasts from Hotel El Ganzo in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur in Mexico.
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Ella Messerli, General Manager of Hotel El Ganzo and American expat, talks about North Americans retiring in Los Cabos, the expansion of tourism, and how the area has grown intelligently. Ella also discusses whale season and the demand for high-end hotels that didn’t exist in the anti-cookie cutter destination. In terms of sustainability—you’ll never guess what surprising material in the bed sheets helps the hotel conserve water.
Armando Figaredo, Los Cabos Journalist and Producer for Cabo Mil Radio Station & Televisa Networks, discusses the rapid changes that have come about in the area, humpback whales at night, and the development of hotels and why they are a sign of progress.
Claudia Velo, local Radio Host and Journalist known as “the voice in English of Los Cabos,” expresses what surprised her the most when moving from Puerto Vallarta to Los Cabos and what sets the area apart. Claudia addresses the safety concerns surrounding Los Cabos and Mexico, what’s changed since she moved there, expats and her favorite Japanese restaurant in town.
Oscar Ortiz, Wildlife Expert and Photographer, talks about why growth has to be a balance between tourism and local communities to provide a decent quality of life for the local population. He also shares that the Sea of Cortez is the youngest in the world and why it’s called the aquarium of the world.
Judith Castro, Conservationist for Cabo Pulmo National Park & Community, speaks about the small fishing community in Cabo Pulmo that gave up its hobby to ask the government for a national park. She discusses change coming from within Cabo Pulmo and the more than 10-year recovery journey that followed. Judith also explains the strict snorkeling rules for coral reef preservation and how Cabo Pulmo could be an example for the rest of the word.
Joe Tyson, Founder of Los Cabos Magazine, comments on what surprised him the most when he first moved down to Los Cabos and what has changed since. He also chats about being a Mexican citizen, traveling between Mexico and the United States, and the unique activities in the region that have his friends visiting.
Patricia Mendoza, Owner of the Patricia Mendoza Art Gallery, talks about living in many cities (and their unique aspects), but why Los Cabos was ultimately the place where she chose to settle. She also speaks about the art scene in Los Cabos and the mix of cultures that have created a melting pot in the art community.
Enrique Silva, local Restaurateur and Owner of Huerta Los Tamarindos, discusses his journey from engineer to organic produce supplier to the U.S. to farm-to-table restaurant owner. Enrique is now his own supplier with a built-in cooking school at the restaurant, and he explains the hands-on experience of making his own food that guests love.
Monica Cervantes, Director of Projects at Asupmatoma (the Turtle & Nature Conservancy), describes the different kinds of turtles inhabiting the area and her work educating people about preserving the environment. She also speaks about the process and misconceptions of releasing the turtles to sea.
By Alessandra Bea for PeterGreenberg.com