Del Mar Development takes pride in being an active member of the larger Los Cabos community, remaining deeply involved in local events and philanthropic activities. In 2014 and 2013, Del Mar Development was a proud supporter of the Ironman Los Cabos, which was the first major sporting event of its kind in the area. Del Mar in partnership with the Palmilla Master Association opened its communities and beachfront for the swim and bike portion of the race. Del Mar also sponsored one of its Club Espiritu fitness trainers in the competition who competed in the Women’s 50-55 category.
Del Mar Development was among the first corporate sponsors of the Los Cabos Children’s Foundation (LCCF), having raised millions of dollars for the charity, which provides medical, educational and humanitarian aid to Los Cabos’ children and families in need. Fundraisers for the LCCF have included the 2009 Del Mar Development Champions Cup Tennis Tournament, attended by some of the biggest names in tennis including Pete Sampras, Patrick Rafter and Jim Courier. Bringing the community together, thousands of local fans got to see the world champions battle it out during the five-day event which also featured two separate free kids clinics.
Del Mar Development also goes to great lengths to protect its natural surroundings making environmental stewardship a priority. Del Mar Development is an active member of the Los Cabos Turtle Protection Network and takes many measures to protect the three species of sea turtles known to nest on its shores. Six Del Mar Development staff members are certified turtle care experts who comb the beaches during nesting season to register and fence off nests which are not visible and buried 18 inches below the surface. The nests can then safely incubate until hatching time, which takes place at night with hatchlings climbing up to the surface together and heading to sea. Amazingly, female turtles that survive will return to their original birthplace eight to 30 years later to lay their own eggs.
Beyond our efforts for the greater Los Cabos community, Del Mar Development established the Del Mar Family Relief Fund, a public charity founded to immediately assist Del Mar Development’s employees and their families affected by Hurricane Odile in September, 2014. Thanks to the overwhelming support of Villas Del Mar and Espiritu homeowners, donations are being used for the continued support and longterm needs of employees.