Welcome Back to Diamante

We are pleased to report that the Governor of Baja California Sur is easing the restrictions on businesses here in Los Cabos in the coming days. With that great news, Diamante is happy to announce that we will be welcoming back members and guests starting June 27th. Even during these uncertain times, we remain committed to providing you with an experience to be remembered for years to come. While doing so, we appreciate your patience and understanding as we implement and follow a series of new mandatory policies and procedures from the state of Baja California Sur and the country of Mexico. On the following pages you will find guidelines for amenities and departments found throughout the property. Please note that we may modify this program as guidelines are added, modified, or removed by Government Agencies. Diamante also reserves the right to close any facility or activity if it is determined that we can no longer operate them in the safest environment possible as the COVID-19 situation evolves. Upon your return, you will notice some changes throughout the property to practice and promote social distancing as well as protect your health and safety.  Our staff has been trained to meet the criteria for all our new procedures and protocols and this will include the use of personal protection equipment (PPE) throughout all departments. We will no longer be accepting cash transactions. We remain committed to creating the safest environment possible for all of you, your guests and our staff. We will ensure our employees follow the new safety protocols, but that only works if our members and guests take the personal responsibility of following those protocols as well. On behalf of everyone here, we would like to extend a warm and sincere thank you to everyone for supporting the COVID-19 Staff Assistance Fund. We have been using the proceeds to  distribute “food” cards to all of our employees who are extremely thankful, and they are all looking forward to welcoming you back at Diamante. If you have any questions regarding your upcoming arrival, or our new COVID-19 protocols or procedures, please email: welcomeback@diamantelife.com GOLF OPERATIONS The Dunes Course and El Cardonal During our initial reopening period, starting June 27th The Dunes Course will be open four days each week (Saturday – Tuesday) and El Cardonal will be open three days (Wednesday to Friday).  In order to minimize traffic in our retail areas, we ask that you make tee times by phone or email and to arrive to the practice facility no more than 30 minutes before your tee time. Parking/Carts/Valet – Personal Cars There will be signage directing you to parking as valet service will not be available. Personal carts can be brought to the area next to valet to receive a golf cart. Golf Carts You may share a golf cart with a player if you are sharing accommodations. Bags will be on cart if using bag storage service. In addition to the golf cart, touchpoints such as sand bottles, cooler, and rake will be cleaned and disinfected before and after each round following best industry practices and local health department guidelines. An attendant will be present upon your arrival to remind you of the social distancing protocols to ensure all practices and general hygiene expectations are met for Members, Guests, and Staff. Check-in Process Please check-in at the first tee of El Cardonal or The Slider Bar if playing the Dunes Course. A receipt from rounds used or guest charges will be emailed to you. Playing Experience The Slider Bar, Tacos and Tortas as well as our Comfort Stations will have all of your favorites served to you by contactless delivery. Restrooms will be open with a limit of one person at a time and will continue to be cleaned and sanitized regularly. Wipes will be available for personal use. Practice Greens – Inserts have been placed in all cups. Rental Clubs are available and will be sanitized before each use. Inserts have been placed in all cups on the course. Please refrain from touching any part of the flagstick. Rakes have been removed from the course and can be found on your cart. Post Round – Please return to the parking lot after the completion of hole #18. Oasis Short Course Clubs are available and will be sanitized before each use. Scorecards and pencils will be prepackaged in a bag and sanitized. Inserts have been placed in all cups on the course. Please refrain from touching any part of the flagstick. Restrooms will be open with a limit of one person at a time and will continue to be cleaned and sanitized regularly. Wipes will be available to sanitize personally. Putting Course Please bring your own putter and golf ball. Scorecards and pencils will be prepackaged in bag and sanitized. Inserts have been placed in all cups on the course. Please refrain from touching any part of the flagstick. Mitchell Spearman Golf Academy (subject to availability) Please contact Matt Moroz at mmoroz@diamantelife.com for prices and availability. FOOD AND BEVERAGE Izzy’s, The Sports Bar, The Market and Amigos Restaurant are open by reservation only. Reservations must be made by emailing dining@diamantelife.com or calling your concierge. Please note that we will no longer be accepting cash transactions at any of our Food and Beverage venues.We will continue to provide contactless residence-delivery from The Market and nightly special menus. Menus can be found by clicking here. Sunday – BBQ Monday – Surf and Turf Tuesday – Sushi Night Wednesday – Member’s Dinner Thursday – Fried Chicken Friday – Pizza and Salad Saturday – Taco Fiesta You may call the market or email dining@diamantelife.com to place your order. All residence deliveries will be touchless and will require no signature. Your receipt will be emailed to you. THE RESORT CLUB The Lagoon The Lagoon is open with paddle boards, boats and kayaks.  The chaise lounges have been placed to meet the current guidelines for social distancing. Chaise cushions and water activity equipment are sanitized after each use. Towels are available at

Apple Pie

Apple Mix Filling Ingredients: 5 cups thinly sliced, peeled apples 1 cup sugar 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg Pie Crust Ingredients: 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup butter, chilled and diced 1/4 cup ice water Pie Crust Directions: In a large bowl, combine flour and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in water, a tablespoon at a time, until mixture forms a ball. Divide the ball in half, wrap each half in plastic and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. Heat oven to 350°F. Roll out the bottom crust. Place the pie crust in ungreased 9-inch pie plate. Press firmly against side and bottom. Apple Mix Filling Directions: In large bowl, gently mix filling ingredients; spoon into crust-lined pie plate. Top with second rolled out crust. Wrap excess top crust under bottom crust edge, pressing edges together to seal; flute. Cut slits or shapes in several places in top crust.  Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until apples are tender and crust is golden brown. Cover edge of crust with 2- to 3-inch wide strips of foil after first 15 to 20 minutes of baking to prevent excessive browning. Cool on cooling rack at least 2 hours before serving.

Grilled Avocado And Heirloom Tomato Salad

Grilled Avocado and Heirloom Tomato Salad Vinaigrette: 1 medium beet, diced 2 tbsp. plus ½ cup extra virgin olive oil Salt and pepper ¼ cup rice vinegar ¼ cup plus 2 tbsp. honey Preheat oven to 350. Toss diced beet with 2 tbsp. olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast in oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until tender. Cool. In a blender or food processor, blend the cooled beets with the rice vinegar, honey and remaining olive oil. Salt and pepper to taste. Salad: ½ avocado cut into 4 wedges 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 1 medium heirloom tomato, diced ½ cup baby carrots peeled and poached 1/3 cup baby corn Lemon Brush avocado wedges with 2 tbsp. of olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill for 2 minutes. Cool, peel and set aside. In a bowl, mix together the diced tomatoes, baby carrots and baby corn. Add the grilled avocado wedges, salt and pepper and squeeze of lemon. Toss with prepared beet vinaigrette and serve.

Kurobuta Pork Chops

Our dish of the month is Kurobuta Pork Chops a specialty of Chef Israel “Izzy” Reyes at Diamante Cabo San Lucas. Ingredients 4 double cut kurobuta pork chops 2 bunches of asparagus 6oz extra virgin olive oil Kosher salt Freshly ground pepper 2lb fresh figs 1lb brown sugar 4oz chopped ginger 4oz chopped garlic 4oz Ají Amarillo paste 6 russet potatoes ½ lb butter 2 cup whipping milk Salt to taste Pork Chops Preheat the oven to 350°F. Season pork chops with salt and pepper. In an ovenproof pan, put 1oz of olive oil and on high heat, sear the pork for about two minutes on each side, until nice and brown. Add a spoon full of butter and put into the oven for 9 minutes for a medium cook. Organic Fig Chutney In a large saucepan, heat 5oz olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic, ginger and cook about 4 minutes. Add the figs and stir well, cook it for another 4 minutes. Add the brown sugar and Ají Amarillo paste, let it cook at a steady simmer for 60 minutes. Add a pinch of salt. Whipped Mash Potatoes Peel the potatoes and cut into 1-inch chunks. In a saucepan put whipping cream and ½ lb of butter, reduce to a half and reserve. Cook potatoes in a large pan of boiling salted water over medium heat for 20 minutes or until it is tender. Pass through a china cap strainer, helping yourself with a big spoon. Add whipped cream reduction and salt to your liking. Asparagus Grill with olive oil for 2-3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Serves 4 People

Welcome To The Mick

Cabo San Lucas is world famous for its stunning sunsets, we offer Diamante members the opportunity to enjoy it aboard our 96-foot Nordlund (beam 22 ft) on Wednesdays and Fridays. See stunning panoramic views of Cabo as the sun slowly disappears below the horizon of the Pacific Ocean. This luxury private yacht provides a stable platform for whale watching and a unique view of our Dunes Course from the ocean. The chef will be offering hors d’oeuvres to enjoy along with our signature cocktails. This three-hour tour departs at 5:30 pm. Private charters are available. To make a reservation or to inquire about private charters please contact Jeff Scott at jscott@diamantelife.com. Incredible Cabo sunsets

Taking Care of your Skin While on Vacation: HydraFacial in Cabo

Escaping to sunny Cabo during cold winter months is always a good idea, but often travel can take a toll on our skin. Unlike other popular winter destinations that are tropical, Cabo San Lucas has a desert climate resulting in very sunny skies and very dry air. If you are visiting Cabo from a colder climate your skin may experience discomfort from the acclimatization. By the time you land at Cabo San Lucas Airport, your skin will already be experiencing the so-called “airplane effect”. Cabin air can cause dry, flaky, or red skin. Typically, skin is most comfortable when the humidity is between 40 to 70 percent. Airplane cabins average about 20 percent humidity. While you are at a cruising altitude, the aircraft cabin tends to be pressurized between 6,000 to 8,000 feet, which is the equivalent to what you might feel if you were standing on top of a mountain. The higher the altitude, the less blood flow to the skin, which may make for a dull appearance. When your skin dries out, it may overcompensate for the dryness, which means one thing: grease. Increased oil production is just your skin’s way of trying to counteract the super dry air in the cabin. What can you do? Make sure you drink lots (and lots) of water and use moisturizers that contain hyaluronic acid and skip the facial mist even though it may feel refreshing. As the water evaporates from your skin, it can just make dryness worse. To counteract the effects of the airplane and get that vacation glow right away, look for HydraFacial – a treatment that guarantees a lustrous complexion, also known as “Red Carpet Facial” at your resort. HydraFacial is a medical grade treatment focused on cleansing, exfoliation, extractions and hydration with no downtime. You will see instant and long-lasting results, with no recovery time needed. Any skin concerns such as dehydration, fine lines, acne and hyper pigmentation can be addressed with a HydraFacial treatment. The treatment works at several levels: DETOX Lymphatic drainage is done to increase circulation of the lymphatic system. This increases blood flow, brings oxygen to support the cells, restores hydration and eliminates toxins. EXFOLIATION Dead skin cells are gently exfoliated to reveal healthy, new skin. Botanical extracts are delivered deeply to cleanse and nourish the skin. BRIGHTENING AGENT A gentle glycolic and salicylic solution is used to loosen debris from your pores while brightening the appearance of the skin. EXTRACTIONS Extractions help to remove blackheads and draw out impurities in congested areas using a serum of natural salicylic acid and honey extract. HYDRATION The HydraFacial  treatment delivers a cocktail of hydrating hyaluronic acid and the most advanced and powerful antioxidants, peptides and multi-peptides to replenish the skin, leaving it hydrated, plumped up and at optimum skin health. REJUVENATION Red and infrared LED light is used to stimulate collagen and stimulate natural production of vitamin D, leaving your skin glowing. The thing that sets HydraFacial apart from average facial treatments is the fact that the skin looks clearer, smoother and glowing immediately afterwards without any side effects. In fact, it not only improves the appearance of facial skin, it leaves the skin looking healthy and rejuvenated. One of the few Cabo San Lucas spas that offer HydraFacial treatments is the Spa at Diamante Cabo San Lucas. The Spa at Diamante perfectly complements its members’ active, outdoor-oriented approach to health and well being. The expert staff provides comforting treatments that include a wide range of massages, body treatments, facials, manicures and pedicures. The Spa combines the finest, most effective spa products available on the market.

Tiger Woods Helps Diamante Launch Ocean Club

Ocean Club Residences Preview

Diamante Cabo San Lucas members were treated to a special event on Friday, December 15th  when Tiger Woods traveled to Diamante to talk golf, hit some balls and help launch the new Ocean Club Residences. Tiger Woods and the TGR Design team had a very full day at the property.  After a quick lunch, Tiger entertained members and guests at TGR Design’s Oasis Short Course with a clinic where he wowed the crowd with his beautiful swing and accurate shots.  In between swings, he answered questions from the crowd, joked around and told stories from his youth and his time on the PGA Tour.  He was also candid about the challenges he’s facing as he competes against younger golfers (Tiger turns 42 on December 30) and admitted that he no longer is able to eat whatever he wants.  An ominous sky provided a dramatic backdrop and some rumbles of thunder, but the rain held off as Tiger continued to call out his shots – both long and short. After the clinic, Tiger joined Golf Magazine’s Travelin’ Joe Passov and GolfWeek’s Brad Klein at El Cardonal – the site of the first completed course by Tiger and TGR Design for a round of questions about his current and future projects. As the sun began to dip into the ocean, Tiger and the TGR Design team joined Diamante members poolside at the site of Diamante’s newest residence – The Ocean Club.  The team took a tour of the stunning model unit as they looked out to the beach while a live band played in the middle of the pool.  Members mingled, danced and gazed at a beautiful sunset. The final event of the evening was a delicious dinner and a fireside chat with Tiger and Diamante CEO and developer Ken Jowdy.  Tiger talked about his desire to create golf courses that families can play together and shared a memorable and entertaining story about hitting a hole-in-one as an 8 year old. As the evening came to an end it was clear this was a special day and one Diamante members would not soon forget.