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Give Back With the Family

by Felicity Long

Jan 27, 2018

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Looking for a way to give back this season? Here are five voluntourism efforts you and your family can participate in via Solmar Hotels & Resorts’ charitable Donations in Actions Foundation, which sponsors more than 30 charitable organizations in Baja California Sur.


Year-round activities include:


  • Food drives and hands-on activities: Participating in a family food drive can be a recipe for family bonding that will generate lasting memories. Guests can participate in all phases of the drive, from packing to serving food. In addition, volunteers can join in such hands-on service activities as painting, carpentry and repairing houses.
  • Bring a Thing drive: For parents looking to teach their children the satisfaction of giving back, the Solmar Foundation accepts the donation of school supplies, toys and clothing for babies, children and women for distribution to schools, orphanages and other charity organizations.
  • Helping Hands tour: Visitors who want to get a behind-the-scenes look at the daily operations of the Foundation can join the Helping Hands tour, which includes visits to four organizations: San Juan Diego Shelter, San Miguel Nursing Home, Cabo San Lucas Orphanage and Ninos del Capitan. Complimentary weekly tours take place every Wednesday and Thursday 9–11 a.m.
  • Facebook donations: Families who want to continue their charitable contributions to the foundations can keep up with Solmar Foundation via its Facebook page, stay abreast of news and events and make donations directly online through the Facebook of the Foundation’s website.
  • Optional donations: Another easy way to give back is to take advantage of an optional $10 donation to the Foundation at checkout, which you can simply add to your final bill. Donations of higher amounts are also accepted through arrangements with the front desk.
Grand Solmar Resort in Mexico

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Solmar Hotels & Resorts comprises five all-suite resorts — Playa Grande Resort and Spa, the Solmar Resort and Beach Club, Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort, Grand Solmar the Residences at Rancho San Lucas, Playa Grande Resort & Grand Spa — and the master-planned private resort community of Rancho San Lucas. The foundation was created in honor of the late Solmar group founder and Los Cabos tourism pioneer Don Luis Bulnes.


Located at the tip of the Baja Peninsula, the resorts also offer a range of such recreational activities as fishing, surfing, sailing, jet skiing and Scuba diving or simply enjoying the beach. Families can also take advantage of golfing, horseback riding and hiking in nearby desert terrain, while downtown Cabo offers one-of-a-kind shops, cultural events, dining and nightlife.


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