First Financial Security, Inc. Director of Marketing and Communications, Laura Manzer, just announced to a packed house at the company’s Jump Start 2017 (JS17) event that Dream Destination Conference 2018 (DDC18) would be taking 100 field couples to Los Cabos, Mexico. The Minneapolis Convention Center, where JS17 was wrapping up a two-day event, erupted in cheers and applause when the location was revealed.
While the organization has taken its field representatives to Mexico’s Pacific coast before, this marks the first time the company will travel to the Los Cabos area for its annual reward trip.
The luxurious, all-inclusive Hyatt Ziva resort will host 100 qualifying FFS couples from Apr. 15-19, 2018. Situated at the tip of the Baja California Peninsula, the hotel is surrounded by natural beauty, from desert dunes to majestic ocean rock formations. The Hyatt Ziva’s pristine beachfront offers a magnificent view of the Sea of Cortez.
Whether its from the relaxing confines of a beach chair or perched atop a personal watercraft in the water, this sun-kissed, sea-sprayed coast beckons travelers to have fun. Hyatt Ziva’s guests can participate in a variety of outdoor activities on land and sea:
- Four pools, including one for the kids, as well as two hot tubs
- Deep-sea fishing
- Scuba diving
- A state-of-the-art fitness club
- Tennis, basketball and beach volleyball courts
- Several championship golf courses, including the nearby, Jack Nicklaus-designed San Jose Country Club
The onsite luxury beauty spa, Zen, provides a variety of relaxing treatments that can be enjoyed in the spa or outdoors, overlooking the azure sea.
Located throughout the property are 12 individual restaurants, bars and lounges. Of particular note are Zaffiro, an Italian restaurant located on the beach, and the Mexican Plaza with its authentic taqueria. After dinner, catch live music or a Cirque-du-Soleil-style show in Hyatt Ziva’s Grand Theater.
Following a day of fun-in-the-sun or sightseeing, DDC18 qualifiers will want to relax in the the comfort of their spacious room. The Hyatt Ziva’s elegantly appointed, 591 rooms offer oceanfront and ocean views. There are one- and two-bedroom suites, including 34 Swim Up, Club Level Ocean View and Presidential suites. Many of the rooms feature spa-like bathrooms with rainfall showers, chic décor, private balconies and leading-edge electronics.
Although DDC18 qualifiers will attend meetings while on the trip, there will still be time to do some sight-seeing and shopping in nearby San Jose del Cabo. This charming town is only minutes from the hotel and boasts fine examples of 18th-century Spanish Colonial architecture.
Centering San Jose del Cabo is Plaza Mijares. Gentle breezes from the nearby ocean waft through the town square that’s shaded by old jacaranda trees. Along its narrow boulevards are adobe houses that have been converted into stylish restaurants, smart boutiques, art galleries that feature the work of local artists, and jewelry stores.
Anchoring the square are a town hall and Iglesia San Jose, a lovely, colonial-style church. It was built on the site of the 1730 Mission San Jose del Cabo.
Take a break from sightseeing and try some bird watching instead. Located east of the town is the Estero San Jose Wildlife Reserve. This peaceful, palm-lined estuary is a great place to spot many bird species, including hummingbirds, ibis, white herons, frigate birds, sparrow hawks and red-tailed hawks.
Beginning in February, FFS representatives will begin competing to earn a spot on this trip of a lifetime. Contest dates and guidelines can be found in the Agent Back Office (ABO) intranet site.