During the upcoming holiday season, guests of Solmar Hotels & Resorts are invited to pay it forward by spreading good holiday cheer to those who are less fortunate. While the five-property resort group in Cabo San Lucas gifts visitors with a festive backdrop for a happy “ho-ho-ho-liday” getaway, the luxury collection encourages guests to “pay it forward” while enjoying their vacation.
Founded in honor of the Solmar Group’s late founder, Los Cabos tourism pioneer Don Luis Bulnes, the non-profit Solmar Foundation features a bevy of charity opportunities to help others. The Universidad del Golfo de California nodded to foundation work this year by awarding it “Honoris Causa” as the Best Foundation in the Baja State.
Solmar Foundation’s mission is to dignify the most needy and help them achieve a better life through community programs and foundation activities. A focus on women and children living in poverty encompasses education and development of marketable skills, as well and mental and medical health assistance.
The foundation services 33 charitable organizations in Baja California Sur via health assistance, education and other critical social services to families living in poverty, orphans and seniors.
While it’s always an excellent time for Solmar guests to volunteer, visit and sponsor the Solmar Foundation, the holidays are an especially perfect time.
“Year after year, Los Cabos welcomes visitors celebrating the holiday season with their families and friends,” says Ricardo Orozco, vice president of operations for Solmar Hotels & Resorts.
“The growth and wellness of our local community is part of our company philosophy. And this time of the year sets the perfect tone for fostering the spirit of giving. By choosing Solmar as their preferred accommodation, guests not only have the opportunity to experience the best that Los Cabos has to offer, but also to help a community that is fueled by tourism prosper.”
Solmar hotels & Resorts guests can participate in a series of contribution opportunities via the foundation’s Donations in Action program.
•Helping Hands Tour: This heartwarming excursion provides a look inside four of the organizations created by the Solmar Foundation – San Miguel Nursing Home, Cabo San Lucas Orphanage, San Juan Diego Shelter and Niños del Capitan. Complimentary weekly tours are offered each Wednesday and Thursday from 9am-11am.
•Celebration of Life Food Drives: From collecting and bagging to delivering, this bonding experience allows families and other guests to participate in the entire food drive process as they would stateside.
•HelpFreely.Org: For visitors unable to help hands during their Los Cabos visit, the Solmar Foundation is linked to HelpFreely.org. Generating donations through online shopping, this service allows guests to contribute while making everyday purchases regardless of where they are.
•“Bring a Thing” Drive: Whether guests bring items with them from home or shop for these after they arrive, the foundation welcomes donations of toys, coloring books, school supplies and gently worm clothing. It’s a great way to display a generous holiday spirit since these items are distributed to orphanages, schools and other charity organizations.
•Optional Donations: Why not give back to a community that thrives on tourism? Solmar guests are offered the option to donate $10 donation when they receive their final bill prior to checking out. If interested in providing more, they can arrange a more generous donation through the front desk.
Participation in group activities organized by the Solmar Foundation is available free of charge. Administrative costs are paid by the developer, which allows for 100 percent of the donated funds and labor to go directly to those in need. Participants are encouraged to make small monetary contributions.
Located on an exclusive beach at the tip of the Baja, Solmar Hotels & Resorts couples privacy with easy access to the excitement of downtown Cabo San Lucas. The collection of five all-suite resorts includes Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort & Spa, Playa Grande Resort & Grand Spa, The Ridge Luxury Villas, Quintas del Sol Hotel and Solmar Resort.
While individual Solmar properties consistently haul in prestigious industry award, Playa Grande Resort & Spa as well as Solmar Resort were most recently awarded the RCI Gold Crown Resort Award.
For more information about Solmar Hotels & Resorts and the Solmar Foundation, visit Solmar.com and SolmarFoundation.com.