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THE BEST OF THE BEST
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WELCOME THE BEST OF THE BEST OF LOS CABOS 2020
Los Cabos is simply the best choice for a luxurious vacation, unforgettable wedding, perfect meeting/incentive trip, family getaway, or a second home. Graced with some of the world’s most luxurious resorts, globally recognized sport fishing, championship golf, world-class spas, mega-yacht marinas, fine dining, natural beauty, and perfect weather, Los Cabos represents the “Best of the Best” in Mexico beach resort enjoyment.
06 Hall of Fame Luxury Resorts – Meeting by the Sea Los Cabos adds to it already impressive list of world-class resorts and enchanting boutique hotels. From Costa Palmas to the Rancho San Lucas, the many faces of Los Cabos await. 10 Live by the Sea – Preserve a Piece of Paradise Owning your own piece of paradise is easy. Choosing from the array of amazing, private homes, seaside villas, or fractional ownership options is sure to present a welcome challenge. 30 Golfer’s Heaven – Oceans, Deserts, Mountains, Canyons, Dunes, and Amazing Vistas Nowhere on the entire west coast of North America are there more ocean-side signature golf courses than on the shores of Los Cabos. It seems that there is always a new track to discover in Los Cabos. 36 Sportfishing Legancy The history of sport fishing in Los Cabos is legendary. From the East Cape to the vast Pacific, your open water adventure awaits. Pursue giant tuna, acrobatic Dorado and marlin of every stripe. 38 Beauty Beneath the Surface One of the best and most memorable ways to experience Los Cabos’ water wonderland, is by exploring under the sea. Los Cabos provides a temperate climate that makes snorkeling and scuba diving possible all year. 40 A Boater’s Mecca Los Cabos’ two luxury marinas in Puerto Los Cabos and Cabo San Lucas are home to some of the world’s most impressive sailboats, mega yachts and sports cruisers. No matter your thirst for adventure, you can fill your bucket-list in Los Cabos. Fly over its amazing beaches in an ultra light aircraft or go “Glamping” on the shores of the Sea of Cortes. 44 Spas that Rejuvenate and Invigorate the Senses The array of spas and unique treatments offered is magnified by the diversity and style of each facility. Relax in a garden oasis, punctuated by magnificent water treatments, or be serenaded by the sound of the surf as it pounds the rocks below. 46 Fine Dining or Hamburgers in Paradise With so many Four and Five Diamond resorts in the area, each with their own signature restaurants, it is no wonder that Los Cabos is setting the standard for culinary excellence in Mexico. 50 Wedding Bells on the Sand – The Perfect Venue Los Cabos is home to some of the world’s most top-rated resorts with incredible wedding venues, all of which have expert an expert team ready to help plan your special day down to the last detail. 54 Sport-Shopping Cabo Style If your idea of adventure doesn’t include taking to the earth, sea or sky, then stay on solid ground and experience some of the best shopping in all of Mexico. 42 Outdoor Adventures – Unique Family Experiences
Its natural diversity makes Los Cabos elite among the world’s most celebrated fun and sun destinations. Visitors can experience more in the small area that embodies Los Cabos than most anywhere in the world. Travelers can experience the thrill of open sea adventures or unique desert excursions within minutes of their hotel or private residence. They can indulge themselves in luxurious spas with specialized regional treatments by day and dine at the tables of world-renowned chefs in the evening. Or, play golf on courses designed by icons like Nicklaus, Norman, Woods, and Jones, fish and dive in the same waters as adventures like Ernest Hemmingway and Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Visitors can ride camels on the beach, zip-line across canyons or watch their children swimwith the dolphins. These are just a few of the amazing natural experiences that await travelers in Los Cabos. Los Cabos is also constantly reintroducing itself, with the addition of new luxury resorts, fabulous restaurants and amazing golf courses.
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Old Lighthouse Club: Homesites from $1.5 million
For centuries, they’ve called this a hidden paradise. Now, you can call it home.
At the southernmost tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula is Quivira Los Cabos, a master-planned residential resort community. Since 2007, Quivira has quietly been overlooking endless seas, 3 miles of pristine beach and one of Golf Digest´s “World´s 100 Greatest Golf Courses”. And now, you can live here in one of our private, gated communities. • World-class Jack Nicklaus Golf • Minutes from downtown Cabo • Golf, ocean, and sunset views • Private, owners-only amenities • Access to all resort amenities • Access to over 20 restaurants and bars
Coronado Villas from $1.7 million
Copala Villas and Condos from $550,000
THESE MATERIALS ARE NOT AN OFFER TO SELL OR SOLICITATION TO PURCHASE PROPERTY TO ANY RESIDENT OF A STATE OR COUNTRY, WHERE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED PRIOR TO SUCH OFFER OR SOLICITATION, AND IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. THIS DOCUMENT REFLECTS THE INTENTION OF THE DEVELOPER, HOWEVER, GRAN S DEL CABO, SA DE CV RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE ANY CHANGES WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE AND TO MODIFY REN- DERINGS, FLOOR PLANS,AMENITIES AND SERVICES AVAILABLE TO THE RESIDENCE WITHOUT CONSENT FROM ANYTHIRD PARTY. 10/2019
Hall of Fame Luxury Resorts – Meeting by the Sea
Los Cabos is comprised of two main towns, San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas. They are connected by the now famous “tourism corridor” that stretches for approximately twenty miles along the shore of the Sea of Cortes until it reaches “Land’s End” and merges with the vast Pacific. However, the personality of Los Cabos is becoming even more dynamic with the emergence of Puerto Los Cabos near San Jose del Cabo along the Sea of Cortes and further development to the west of Cabo San Lucas along the Pacific Ocean. This visual is very important in selecting the perfect destination-within-the-destination for your lifestyle, special interests and expectations.
Cabo San Lucas, home to Los Cabos nightlife, marina, fishing fleets, and port-of-call for the major cruise ship arrivals. Near San Jose del Cabo and adding to the allure of the north end, is the master planned community of Puerto Los Cabos, complete with a world-class marina, full-service luxury hotels, exclusive residences and championship-caliber 27-hole golf course. The tourism corridor begins at Palmilla, home to the One&Only Palmilla resort, amazing golf courses, upscale shopping and spectacular residential developments. The corridor, which extends along miles of pristine coastline, embraces some of Los Cabos’ most ultra-luxury resorts and gated golf communities. Now further to the west, on the “Pacific Side,” visitors can experience planned resort communities such as Copala at Quivera, Diamante Los Cabos, and Norman Estates at Rancho San Lucas.
There is the quaint charm of San Jose Del Cabo with centuries of history, a natural estuary and expansive beaches contrasted to her more vibrant sister,
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Los Cabos continues to add to its collection of marque hotel and resort properties. From 2019 thru 2023, the destination is on track to add nearly 5,000 luxury rooms as well as the new golf courses, spas and gourmet restaurants that emerge organically with each new member of the Los Cabos luxury collection. The key to Los Cabos’ success is a very detailed and proactive sustainable tourism action plan. Los Cabos has set the standard for beach destinations worldwide.
list of luxury hotels and resorts. In the last year, Los Cabos has added the Four Seasons Costa Palmas, the Nobu Hotel Los Cabos, Hard Rock Los Cabos, and Zadun - Ritz-Carlton Reserve, with several more coming between 2020 and 2023. These new arrivals only complement the prestigious list of resorts that currently reside on this amazing stretch of Los Cabos landscape. The newly renovated Los Cabos Convention Center boasts 72,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting and exposition space accommodating up to 5,000. Los Cabos also provides additional large event space at virtually all the major resort hotels. For example, the Hyatt Ziva in San Jose Del Cabo offers 35,000 square feet of meeting space, which also includes a Grand Theatre for over 1,000; Hard Rock Los Cabos’ main ballroom can seat 1,200; and the Sheraton Grand Hacienda del Mar, with exceptional congress and meeting facilities, are just a few examples of the dozens of options available to meeting and incentive planners. If your business needs are on a smaller scale, most of the luxury resorts and boutique hotels in Los Cabos are equipped with excellent meeting and banquet rooms.
Cabo is home to more world-famous luxurious hotels, elegant boutique hideaways, full service all-inclusive resorts, and one-of-a-kind private villas than anywhere on the west coast of North America. Global luxury brands like One&Only, Rosewood, Ritz-Carlton, Four Seasons, Secrets, Velas Resorts, Montage, Auberge, Thompson, and JW Marriott, are impeccably blended with regional icons such as Grand Solmar, Casa Dorada, El Ganzo, Casa Natalia, Cabo Azul, Marquis Los Cabos, Hacienda Encantada and Cabo Surf. Each of these unique properties has its own interpretation of Mexican style, making it easy to find a traditional, modern, chic or romantic accommodation with the exact amenities you desire. Take in the breathtaking view from your balcony, relax in your private plunge pool, or enjoy the sounds of the surf from an ocean front casita. The blending of man-made architectural masterpieces with the natural beauty of the Baja Peninsula is just one more reason Los Cabos distinguishes itself from all other resort destinations. In 2018 alone, Los Cabos welcomed Viceroy Los Cabos, Le Blanc Los Cabos, Solaz Los Cabos, Twin Dolphin - Montage Los Cabos, Chileno Bay Resort, Mar del Cabo and Garza Blanca to its already impressive
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Live by the Sea – Preserve a Piece of Paradise
If you’re looking for a more private accommodation for a special family vacation, destination wedding, executive retreat or a totally unique vacation experience away from the action, Los Cabos’ private villas are the perfect accommodation choice. Los Cabos has several companies that specialize in villa vacations and can provide every service necessary to ensure that guests are pampered from beginning to end. Villa services include airport limo transfers, customized special interest tours, private chefs, or wedding planning services; no request is beyond reach in Los Cabos. For those visitors who want more comforts of home while in Cabo, many outstanding developments offer full and fractional ownership options. Casa Del Mar, Solaz, Velamar, Chileno Bay, Montage-Twin Dolphin, Hacienda Encantada and Esperanza communities all offer owners the chance to control their Cabo accommodation while still being a part of the amazing services and amenities the individual resorts offer, including access to spas, restaurants, pools, beach clubs, golf courses and more.
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THE CAPE, A THOMPSON HOTEL CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO The Cape, a Thompson Hotel, is located in Cabo San Lucas in the state of Baja California Sur, Mexico, situated along one of the most desirable stretches of white sand in Los Cabos: the world- renowned surfers’ paradise known as Monuments Beach. It is this secluded shoreline and its picturesque environs that inspired the resort’s name. The Cape is the English translation of el cabo , and a reference to the property’s unmatched location on one of Los Cabos’ (meaning “the capes”) eponymous seaside points. The luxury hotel features 161 guest rooms, all with unobstructed views of the Sea of Cortez and the destination’s famed icon, El Arco. While taking in beautiful views, guests can enjoy two pools; a rooftop lounge and garden with unmatched views of the city and the sea; and a diverse array of chef-driven food and beverage destinations. CONTACT Eduardo Segura, managing director, email@example.com, +1 844 778 4322, thompsonhotels.com/the-cape At The Cape, all guest rooms on the property feature private terraces, most with hanging daybeds, while the Panoramic Suite and two- story, three-bedroom Penthouse Villas offer private plunge pools. Each Penthouse Villa boasts a spacious private balcony with plush outdoor furnishings, a full outdoor kitchen and barbecue, fire pit and craft cocktail bar. Another crowning feature found in many of the guest rooms is the freestanding, copper-leafed bathtubs, positioned precisely so that you may enjoy a direct line of sight to the exterior balcony and view beyond, while also maintaining privacy. Guests may especially enjoy the custom 750ml hand-etched crystal bottle of Realeza Mexicana 100 percent blue-agave tequila, produced and bottled exclusively for The Cape. Each room additionally comes complete with cotton kimono robes and binoculars for whale watching. DINE Hailed as a culinary innovator with a deft hand for forward-thinking Mexican cuisine, executive chef Enrique Olvera helms Manta, the 114-seat signature restaurant serving a menu of sophisticated Mexican flavors executed with a technique that celebrates Pacific Rim traditions. Olvera also supported the development of select dishes for the resort’s additional dining STAY Panoramic Suite Size 818 sq ft Nightly rate from $699
The beachfront resort at sunset
DESIGN Celebrated architects Javier Sánchez and Benedikt Fahlbusch, alongside distinguished Mexican interior designer Marisabel Gómez Vázquez, are the creative force behind The Cape, effortlessly blending the upscale urban sensibility synonymous with Thompson Hotels and a vibrant, 1960s Baja-meets-Southern California vibe. The resort’s unique geographical positioning and precise architectural build allow for unparalleled views of both the ocean and El Arco from virtually any vantage point in the hotel. This connection to the sea and sand is woven throughout the property’s design, as seen in highlights like custom furniture handmade in Mexico and original ceramic pieces from Guadalajara artist José Noé Suro.
destinations, including the alfresco rooftop lounge and sunken lobby bar. Seamlessly in line with the overall concept of The Cape, the chef’s approach maintains a distinct and tastefully casual Baja sensibility, avoiding pretension in favor of a straightforward yet refined approach. Design highlights at Manta include large hand- carved wooden doors that open into a seductively lit corridor and wine wall; a mix of natural elements throughout such as wood, leather and dark stone; and an exhibition-style kitchen with teppanyaki and robata grills that offer guests an immersive culinary experience. RELAX On the westernmost point of The Cape sits Currents, an intimate, seven treatment room spa. It serves as a stunning example of the vision of architect Javier Sanchez and interior designer Marisabel Gómez Vázquez. Softly lit with dark charcoal-gray walls and minimal art, the space removes extraneous stimuli, allowing the sights, sounds and natural decor of the nearby desert- meets-the-sea landscape to set the ambience. Currents offers a steam room, sauna, hot and cold plunge pools, a couples treatment room with rain showers and a private pool, and two ocean-view cabanas for alfresco treatments. The Cape’s fitness center houses state-of-the-art equipment and offers fitness classes, yoga and private workout sessions with expert trainers. A panoramic, floor-to-ceiling window stretches across the facility, providing unobstructed views of the Sea of Cortez. Signature treatment The Currents Massage treatment combines an aromatherapy touch for the soul, hot-stone reflexology for the feet and a deep-tissue massage from legs to shoulders using stretching techniques to loosen muscle tension, making it a perfect treatment to let everything go.
Manta by Enrique Olvera
RANCHO SAN LUCAS This master planned golf resort community, surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the Baja landscape, offers the charm of
-acre property being developed by Ohana Real Estate Investors. The development — named Twin Dolphin in homage to the iconic resort hotel that once graced the property — combines the highest level of luxury service and amenities with an ecological ethos that honors the integrity of the natural desert landscape and pristine Santa Maria Bay. One of two featured communities on the Twin Dolphin property is Montage Los Cabos, a 39-acre seaside resort featuring 122 expansive guestrooms/ suites and 52 private residences with sweeping views of Santa Maria Bay. CHILENO BAY Chileno Bay is a private gated golf community that promises authentical- ly inspired residences and leisure pursuits along Cabo’s most celebrated coast. Renowned for its rich history and swimming beach on Los Cabos’ only coral reef, Chileno Bay will be your sanctuary. Chileno Bay features unparalleled amenities, and outdoor pursuits. Chileno Bay Resort offers you the exclusive opportunity to tee it up on the Chileno Bay Club’s private Tom Fazio-designed 18-hole, par 72 championship golf course. With nearly 7,300 yards of play backed by the surrounding desert, CABO DEL SOL Situated along the stunning southern coast of the Mexican Baja, Cabo del Sol is the ultimate destination for world-class living and golf, with stunning natural beauty. Home to two distinct courses—the Ocean Course and the Desert Course—this golfing oasis is set against the rousing backdrop of the Sea of Cortés. Cabo del Sol elevated Los Cabos from a “sleepy little fishing village” to a premier golf destination by blending exceptional course design with the vibrancy of the Baja Peninsula—creat- ing an exceptional experience unlike any other.
CABO REAL Showpiece of a 2,800-acre resort and residential project with 3.2 miles of beachfront, Cabo Real is home to the Cabo Real Golf Club, which features a multi-themed, target-style course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. The recent reversals of the club’s nines have greatly enhanced the layout’s flow and drama. With individual custom home-sites, luxury condomini- ums and world-class resort hotels. EL DORADO El Dorado is an exclusive golf and beach club community with over one mile of stunning coastline along Mexico’s Baja Peninsula. Located along the “Golden Corridor” that connects San Jose del Cabo to Cabo San Lucas, the area boasts beautiful desert landscapes and breathtaking beaches along the Sea of Cortez. PALMILLA Set amongst the stunning natural geography of the Baja Peninsula alongside the Sea of Cortez, Palmilla is the grande dame of Los Cabos real estate. A secure gated community that affords extraordinary luxury with oceanfront homes, ocean view homes and golf course homes, all with spectacular landscaping is situated alongside the most swimmable beach in Los Cabos. There are several individual branded enclaves within the Palmilla gates, such as Villas Del Mar, Espiritu, Oasis Palmilla. QUERENCIA There is a land of luxury real estate glittering in the Baja sun. From expansive luxury properties, to ocean view homes, custom homes, condos, golf villas and more, Querencia offers a vast selection of exquisite properties in one of theworld’smost premier locations. TheQuerenciaGolf Club offers themost spectacular views in the region. CAMPESTRE Gracefully laid out over the rolling hills of the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains,
with sweeping vistas of the azure Sea of Cortes and its own 18-hole Nicklaus Design golf course, Campestre San José is ‘The Place to Live.’ Centrally located on over 550 acres of coveted Los Cabos real estate, with an amenities package that is second to none, Campestre San José offers an exceptional lifestyle in a community you can be proud to call home. The right time, the right place, the right price. coastline along the Sea of Cortez, just east of the San Jose del Cabo estuary, Puerto Los Cabos is a 2,000 acre, master-planned, mixed-use resort community. The community encom- passes gated residential neighbor- hoods, hotels, golf courses, a world-class marina with upcoming Marina Village, botanical and sculptural gardens, and the Puerto Los Cabos Club. The Club provides full service access for all homeowners with a complete suite of anticipatory service and unparalleled amenities. COSTA PALMAS EAST CAPE Set at the edge of the Sea of Cortéz, Costa Palmas is a dramatic landscape, a private marina, a village to stroll, a golf course to master...and a home. Four Seasons Resort and Residences Los Cabos at Costa Palmas is now open, adding a new dimension of luxury to a 2-mile stretch of pristine beachfront within our 1,000-acre private community of Costa Palmas. When you call Costa Palmas home, you’ll enjoy organic orchards and farms, a 250-slip marina and Robert Trent Jones II golf. And you could become part of a Beach & yacht club that offers the joy of belonging and the promise of adventure in the untamed nature of the East Cape. Discover Four Seasons’ sensational collection of Private Residences and Private Villas today, and join us on the sea of dreams. PUERTO LOS CABOS Located on a pristine stretch of
contemporary Mexican style and the convenience of world-class infrastruc- ture. Whatever your lifestyle needs; Rancho San Lucas offers the perfect home to fit your lifestyle. The Ranch proudly offers a beachfront course by world-renowned professional golfer, Greg Norman. The 7,210-yard layout is specifically tailored to Cabo’s terrain and locale, creating a sustainable golf experience that flows naturally with the dune and desert landscape. DIAMANTE LUXURY RESORT Nestled on 1.5 miles of stunning coast- line and magnificent dunes, Diamante is a paradise of beauty, privacy, luxury and world-class service. Diamante boasts a unique and diverse set of amenities which currently include two world-class golf courses designed by Davis Love III and Tiger Woods plus a TGR Design par three Oasis Short Course, 10-acre Crystal Lagoon pool, state-of-the-art spa, fitness and sports center, several bars and restaurants, six miles of walking and hiking trails, and much more. QUIVIRA Anchoring Mexico’s beautiful Pacific coast, Quivira Los Cabos is an exceptional master-planned residen- tial resort community featuring full and fractional ownership opportuni- ties. Highlights of this world-class enclave include the Jack Nicklaus-de- signed Quivira Golf Club and homeowner access to the restaurants and resort facilities of Cabo’s Pueblo Bonito resorts. MARAVILLA – TWIN DOLPHIN Located on the “Golden Corridor” between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo on the southernmost tip of the Baja Peninsula in Mexico, the Maravilla private residential golf community is part of a larger 1,400
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At sunrise, the waters of Santa Maria Bay shimmer with an inviting glow. And for guests at Montage Los Cabos, they hold the promise of another day of tranquil swimming, unparalleled snorkeling and activities that embrace the true spirit of Mexico. With creatively authentic cuisine, an indigenously inspired spa, immersive cultural experiences, a suite of beachfront amenities and the Twin Dolphin Club, Montage Los Cabos promises memories as beautiful and timeless as its bayside setting.
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CABO TWOWAYS WITH AUBERGE RESORTS CHILENO BAY RESORT & RESIDENCES & ESPERANZA RESORT
Chileno Bay Resort & Residences, Your Year-Round Outdoor Playground Nestled along a protected cove on one of Cabo’s only swimmable beaches, Chileno Bay has a distinctly modern free spirit. Situated around a three-tiered infinity pool that blends into the ocean, there is playful vibe, fueled by swimming bartenders, daily pool poker, and an H2O cave for watersports. The guest rooms feature an airy, open aesthetic that blurs the line between indoors and out with expansive garden-, pool-, and ocean-view terraces, as well as private outdoor showers. For groups and families, the variety of two-, three-, and four-bedroom villas feature full kitchens, and most have a private pool or jacuzzi. Esperanza Resort, Barefoot luxury and seaside sophistication. The crashing waves send a salty spray into air warmed by brilliant sunshine. This centuries-old rhythm helped shape Cabo’s Punta Ballena coastline, named for its resemblance to a whale’s tail. You’ll feel at harmony with the elements—and with the Esperanza family. With six pools, five restaurants, an award-winning spa and complimentary fitness classes, no day is ever the same— equally fulfilling, but ever-changing. A couple’s paradise, many casitas feature an infinity edge hot tub on the terrace, perfect for a moonlit dip. For added romance, couple’s can connect with under the starswith romantic dinner on the beach or an outdoor evening spa treatment, culminating the a sky of glowing fireworks. But, when the vacation calls for a girls getaways, couples retreats or family adventure, Esperanza’s multi-bedroom villa rentals are the answer. Choose from stunning two-, three- or four-bedroom options featuring amenities such as full kitchens with personal chefs, private swimming pools and expansive indoor/outdoor living spaces. French explorer Jacques Cousteau famously called the warm waters off Cabo “the world’s aquarium.” The serenity of the Sea of Cortez meets the energy of the Pacific Ocean and creates an inspiring setting to enjoy endless water sports or just savor the timeless art of relaxing in gentle sea breezes—or both. Eitherway, the twoAubergeResorts in thiscoastal desert destination reflect the juxtaposing character of the majestic waves along the shoreline.
Chileno Bay Infinity Edge Pool
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Everlasting Love Imagine a sunset wedding ceremony on this crescent-shaped private beach, cocktails by a shimmering pool, and dinner on the stone terrace high atop the cliffs. Cabo’s Auberge Resorts offer the ideal backdrop for your celebrations and events. Our specialists are romantics at heart who delight in collaborating with each couple to create a wedding that reflects their vision and the details that matter most.
Restorative Reboot For a complete reboot, the holistic spa harnesses a range of healing elements, noticeable in the Spa Journey, which begins in a refreshing mist alcove before winding through a salt inhalation room and soak in the serene reflexology pool. The fitness program, too, emphasizes the transformative power of nature, with floor-to-ceiling windows for take in inspiring views during a core-strengthening routine, to heart-pumping classes right on the beach.
The newly re-imagined Cocina del Mar
Your Table is Waiting There’s a cliff at Esperanza where Cocina del Mar Executive Chef Guillermo Gomez goes to collect live sea urchins that cling to the sides of the warm granite, sunbathing and seeking refuge from the crashing waves of the Sea of Cortez. “I always say that this is not a restaurant, it’s an extension of the sea. . . Here in Baja California Sur, we are so lucky to have all of the elements together - the perfect weather, the freshness found on the Sea of the Cortez and the local organic farms,” Chef Gomez. Set atop a rocky promontory surrounded by the crashing waves, the salty sea air complements the exquisite variety of just-caught seafood prepared to let the vibrant natural flavors shine through. Enter through a buzzing lantern-lit bar and lounge that invites you to linger over hand-crafted cocktails before sauntering down to dinner above a cascade of oceanfront terraces. For an equally impressive experience and to find Cabo’s most innovative takes on regional flavors and traditions, visit COMAL , named after the cast-iron cooking pan in use for centuries in Mexico, and often passed down through generations. Rooted in authentic traditions, but injected with a modern perspective, you will discover Chef Yvan Mucharraz’s inventive spirit, who started his lifelong passion with cooking in his mother’s Mexican kitchen at the age of 15 before going on to work for three years under lauded chef Thomas Keller. Chef Mucharraz now finds joy in guests gathered around his contemporary creations using the freshest local catch, sitting seaside, telling their own stories, and creating taste memories that linger long after they’ve left Chileno Bay.
Aerial view of Hacienda Encantada
CONTACT Carlos Castillo, reservations manager, email@example.com, +1 877 319 5080 STAY Designed in a contemporary Mexican hacienda style, choose from a studio or one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom suites, ranging in size from 800 to 2,900 sq ft. All suites feature a sitting and dining area, balcony, kitchen and full bathroom with whirlpool tub. Each boasts an open and airy feel with handcrafted furnishings from Mexican artisan colonies. Luxurious fabrics combine with rich colored accents — such as embroidered pillows, vibrant artwork and woven throw rugs — for an inviting and warm atmosphere, with all the comforts of home. “Hacienda Encantada represents our best resorts in providing our guests with a true home-away-from-home experience,” says Gabriel Ibarra, sales and marketing director of Mexico Grand Hotels. “We want to offer our guests the highest quality of service and unforgettable experiences with the convenience of a thoughtfully appointed homelike ambience in a luxurious beachfront setting.”
HACIENDA ENCANTADA RESORT & RESIDENCES CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO The newest family member and crown jewel of Mexico Grand Hotels is Hacienda Encantada Resort & Spa. This beachfront, cliff-top hacienda-style resort located along Millionaire’s Row in beautiful Los Cabos overlooks the Sea of Cortez and the famous Land’s End arch. The words ‘luxury’ and ‘traditional’ are often used to describe this one-of-a-kind hideaway. Embracing the beauty of Mexico, Hacienda Encantada showcases stunning Mexican art and architecture within the natural beauty of Los Cabos.
Poolside at Hacienda Encantada
Suite bedroom at Hacienda Encantada
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Swimming Pool at The Residences, Hacienda Encantada
The Residences The Residences are the ultimate accommodations at Hacienda Encantada, just a short distance away from some of the area’s most luxurious hotels, world-class golf courses, shopping, restaurants and nightlife. Members of The Residences will be able to experience a unique getaway connecting with a little part of Baja history. Each one of the 36 high-end homes is named for a mission along El Camino Real, and no expense has been spared in bringing both Mexican tradition and modern luxury together in these high-concept multilevel suites. The three-bedroom villa features a master bedroom with a king-size bed, sitting area and full bathroom with whirlpool tub, as well as access to the main terrace. A second level, reached by spiral staircase, includes two more bedrooms and living space that overlooks a private recreational area with a pool with swim-up bar, fire pit, patio/lounge area and lawn. This isn’t a typical luxury suite in Cabo; this is more like the summer home you’ve always dreamed of. DINE Hacienda Encantada is home to some of the best restaurants in Cabo, including four hacienda-inspired gourmet restaurants — La Trajinera, Los Riscos, Las Marias and Barolo — as well as three casual restaurants and swim-up pool bars. Outstanding room service is available 24 hours a day, and catering can be ordered for any celebration, social gathering, private party or family reunion. Hacienda’s central location also makes it ideal for exploring the culinary delights at the Marina Los Cabos in the Golden Zone, where some of the world’s most renowned chefs have established restaurants. No other Los Cabos luxury-resort spa o ers the vast array of quality treatments found at Milagro Spa. The private Petite Spa Suites set the bar for outstanding service in the Los Cabos area. An unforgettable experience caters completely to guests’ well-being. New amenities include cardio equipment, workout facility, steam room and Jacuzzi. RELAX Milagro Spa
Garden at The Residences, Hacienda Encantada
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THE ART & SOUL OF BAJA
A RESORT THAT DEFINES THE DESTINATION
Overlooking sunlit vistas of the majestic Sea of Cortez, Solaz Resort offers an evocative journey to Los Cabos in the Baja. Admire the iconic architecture, the curated works of art and the native landscaping surrounded by first class service that altogether provide an unequaled experience.
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Grand Velas Los Cabos
STAY Imperial Suite Size 6,481 sq ft Nightly rate from $13,500
make superfood energy bites, among other seasonal offerings. Signature treatments Discover the true flavor and aroma of Mexico by enjoying an invigorating massage. The Four-Hand Tequila & Nopal massage blends ancestral stretching techniques with traditional Mexican rebozos (which provide physical well-being and helps relax muscle tension), and a tequila massage with soothing properties. The ritual ends with a moisturizing nopal mask on your hands and feet. Choose from three different types of herbal compresses with the Healing Samunprai treatment and enjoy the benefits of Thai herbal wisdom. This treatment uses heat to release the properties of the herbs that are inside the compresses. This technique reduces fatigue and anxiety, and improves blood and lymphatic flow. DINE Grand Velas Los Cabos offers a creative and exceptional dining experience. Made with fresh ingredients, each dish is a celebration of great food by a master of their craft. The resort offers seven restaurants, including two all-day restaurants and five fine-dining à la carte restaurants, plus a coffee shop and a tequila and mezcal tasting room. Enjoy casual daytime dining at Azul, with oceanfront views and an expansive buffet; fresh seafood and poolside cuisine at Cabrilla cevichería; the oceanfront grill with seafood
GRAND VELAS LOS CABOS
Surround yourself with beauty and luxury in this ultra-luxe two-bedroom suite. Take in endless ocean views and delight in the region’s most exciting accommodation with a living area with bar, dining area and large sliding-glass doors leading to the terrace.
BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR, MEXICO
With tiered architecture and breathtaking ocean vistas, this spectacular AAA Five-Diamond Baja resort wows guests at every turn. Each suite spans more than 1,000 sq ft and features every imaginable amenity, with original artwork and special details such as binoculars for observing marine life. The luxury experience is completed with the region’s largest wine collection, seven dining venues, the lavish SE Spa and an art gallery. Experience the unique relaxation that can only be felt where the desert meets the sea.
RELAX SE Spa
You’ll feel renewed the moment you enter the SE Spa — awarded as the Top Luxury Spa Resort in Baja California Sur by LUXlife magazine —which incorporates the desert landscape and local healing elements found in nature. Experience restorative rituals that combine natural ingredients with tradition. Lose yourself in the seven-step Water Journey, which includes time in the ice room, steam room and sensation pool. Grand Velas Los Cabos’ Spa Atelier instills the concepts of wellness and a healthy lifestyle fromwithin. In this tranquil space within the spa facilities, guests can take part in relaxing workshops ranging from aromatherapy to natural skin care and making fresh flower mandalas petal by petal. The Atelier also encourages nutrition in its cooking lessons: Guests can
CONTACT Andreas Schmidt, managing director, firstname.lastname@example.org Tania Humana, sales director, email@example.com, +1 866 654 8070, loscabos.grandvelas.com, velasresorts.com
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specialties and fine cuts, Velas 10; Frida, with gourmet Mexican cuisine; Lucca with Italian and Mediterranean fare; the romantic Piaf with contemporary French cuisine; and Cocina de Autor with acclaimed chef Sidney Schutte, who has worked at two-Michelin-starred restaurants, which serves multicourse tasting menus. Throughout the year, Grand Velas organizes and hosts a range of gourmet events featuring celebrity chefs and culinary activities. EXPLORE With a Kids’ Club set right above the splash pool and play area, the resort seeks to create the best vacation experience for all ages. A separate Teens’ Club offers all the latest video games, plus lounge areas, pool tables, air hockey and dance floor. Throughout the year, the resort staff plans creative activities programs for allx ages. Adults can enjoy activities such as oceanfront yoga; tequila, mezcal and artisanal beer tastings; cooking lessons; or activities at the spa.
AWARDS AND AFFILIATIONS AAA Five Diamond Virtuoso Ensemble Travel Group Signature Hotels & Resorts Forbes Travel Guide Preferred Hotels & Resorts
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2019 No 1 Resort in Los Cabos on TripAdvisor One of the Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the World in the Travellers’ Choice Awards
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enjoy a private plunge-pool terrace with ocean views in front of the room, or a rooftop terrace with sun loungers and a private pool.
guests to delight in the resort’s unique design and contemporaryMexican decor. No timeshare. CONTACT firstname.lastname@example.org, +52 624 144 2000, marquisloscabos.com
MARQUIS LOS CABOS
SAN JOSÉ DEL CABO, MEXICO
RELAX Spa Marquis
Marquis Los Cabos All Inclusive Resort & Spa prides itself on being a home away fromhome rather than just a hotel. A Leading Hotels of theWorld property and AAA Four Diamond award winner, it brings unparalleled, adults-only luxury toMexico’s Baja California Peninsula. Situated between the desert and the Pacific Ocean, this seaside haven lies serenely along the coastline, offering views of the pristine beach and the Sea of Cortez. Featuring 235 spacious suites, Marquis Los Cabos allows
The spa includes a fitness center, beauty salon, 10 treatment rooms (four for couples, four individual and two with Jacuzzis), six private open-air Jacuzzis, an open-air cold pool, steam room, bridal suite, Natura Bissé products and signature treatments. Signature treatment Diamond Experience Rose Ritual Contact Fernanda Pérez, email@example.com, +52 624 144 2000 DINE Our all-inclusive resort offers five restaurants, each presided over by executive chef Thierry Dufour. Each boasts its own distinct personality, from French fine dining to exceptional Asian-style cuisine, traditional Mexican specialties, Italian-Mediterranean creations and a casual alfresco cevichería . Choose the restaurant that best suits your mood and immerse yourself in a remarkable experience. As for the drinks, delight yourself at Bar Suspiros and Marlin bars as you savor one of our signature cocktails. The resort also features a deli cafe to start your morning with Mexican pastries paired with a premium cup of coffee.
STAY Casita Suite Size 1,670 sq ft Nightly rate from $1,740
The Casita Suite has marble floors, granite bathrooms and a private bar. Decorated in a contemporary Mexican style, they feature original paintings by Latin American artists. Guests can
The Lobby at Marquis Los Cabos
AWARDS #15 Best Resort in Western Mexico by Condé Nast
Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2019 Member of Leading Hotels of the World AAA Four Diamond
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Panoramic ocean vistas over the Sea of Cortez
STAY Grand Suite Size 1,425 sq ft
ONE&ONLY PALMI LLA SAN JOSÉ DEL CABO, MEXICO
This spectacular one-bedroom retreat offers the ultimate in luxury and privacy with separate living and dining areas that open onto a private patio or terrace to reveal endless ocean views with space to lounge or entertain. The attentive services of a dedicated butler allow you to revel in the moment while your every wish is being carefully fulfilled. DINE Unrivalled culinary experiences are offered within four spectacular settings, each with a distinct ambiance and cuisine to please every palate. SEARED Steakhouse in collaboration with Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Suviche with an impressive selection of fresh sushi and ceviche’s. Agua offering a unique blend of Mediterranean cuisine with a Mexican twist and Breeze for all-day dining, light bites and elevated Mexican classics. RELAX Private treatment villas provide secluded serenity within a tranquil garden setting. Inspired by ancient traditions, modern healing techniques and the most progressive results-driven therapies; a curated collection of rituals and treatments enhances each individual journey of rejuvenation and renewal. EXPERIENCE Designed for those seeking a cultural healing experience, The One&Only Spa offers one-of-a-kind Ancient Healing Rituals that draw inspiration from the indigenous Mayan tribe of Sonora. Combining the traditions of medicinal herbs and holistic therapies to create a journey of transformation and total renewal. ______
Cradled on the cusp of the sun-kissed Baja Peninsula, with coveted panoramas over the Sea of Cortez, One&Only Palmilla is a legendary retreat where the marvels of Mexico come to life in ultimate style. Spacious cliff- side havens with sweeping sea views, enveloped in privacy and old-world Mexican charm. With round-the-clock care from a passionate team who offer personalised service, hand over heart. A recreational paradise on both land and sea, the resort provides ample opportunity for adventure and discovery. This enchanting retreat sits along a stunning coastline with one of the few swimmable beaches in the area, allowing guests to enjoy stand-up paddle-boarding, snorkeling, kayaking and other non-motorized water sports right from the resort. Retreat to the alluring spa, where one-of-a-kind holistic healing ignites a sense of renewal and utter indulgence among the flora. Feel captivated by the energy throughout the resort, dabbling in tennis, learning to surf or cooking up local recipes. Perfect your swing with RoboGolfPro® before teeing off at the scenic Jack Nicklaus-designed course. Kids and teens can dive into a fun-packed programme of activities, including sports, creative workshops, and exclusive social events.
Let every care fall away as you surrender to total happiness.
One&Only Palmilla San José del Cabo Mexico oneandonlypalmilla.com +52 624 146 7000
Ancient healing rituals are lead by an authentic Shaman
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Unparalleled coastal beauty. Unforgettable Mexican spirit.
WELLNESS The Spa at Viceroy Los Cabos
Taste forgotten spirits at Otro, our relaxing cocktail bar. Casero, in an indoor-outdoor environment, serves traditional hearty yet healthy Mexican cuisine. Catch some sun at the beachfront bar Nidito, a destination for cocktails and casual fare. AWARDS AND AFFILIATIONS Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Award #1 Hotel in Western Mexico 2018 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Award #2 Resort in the World 2018 Time Magazine ‘Worlds Greatest Places’ 2018 Luxury Travel Advisor ‘Worlds Most Instagrammable Hotel’ in The Americas 2019 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Award #5 Hotel in Western Mexico 2019
VICEROY LOS CABOS SAN JOSÉ DEL CABO, MEXICO Located on the outer rim of Baja California Sur, San José del Cabo’s allure is boundless and is felt everywhere from its majestic coral reefs to its historic colonial streets. In the middle of it all emerges the stunning Viceroy Los Cabos. More than a beachfront resort, it’s a canvas of architectural achievement, designed by Miguel Angel Aragonés, that celebrates water as the most precious natural resource. Wraparound water leads from the sea into the heart of the resort, and the artfully designed buildings resemble boxes floating on water.
The Spa at Viceroy Los Cabos is committed to wellness, and to get guests in that zen state of mind, The Spa takes you on a trip through Baja California. Skilled massage therapists and aestheticians craft bespoke experiences in addition to the vast menu of services. The 11,000-sq-ft spa has a holistic focus offering vitality pools, a serene grotto, thermal chambers, ice fountain, experience showers and hydro- massage. All of its treatments call upon local techniques and ingredients, such as marine plankton, palo azul herbal tea, marine mud and algae. Signature treatment Tranquil Damiana combines the relaxing elements of massage with results-driven wellness techniques to improve sleep and enhance focus. Tranquil Damiana is a sensorial delight. The massage focuses on aromas derived from the damiana flower, otherwise known as a Mexican love potion. During your massage, you will receive autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) sleep techniques to help promote sleep and reduce stress through music. The music has sustained rhythms, harmonic intervals and beats that sync with your brain waves to increase relaxation. DINE Four innovative culinary destinations feature local and international fare carefully prepared by our culinary team under the supervision of our executive chef Cesar Pita, plus inspired beverage programs. A focus on organic ingredients prevails. Enjoy destination dining at Nido, the nest-like restaurant at the center of the resort. Gaze at the stars overhead at CieloMar, the striking rooftop restaurant and lounge known for locally caught seafood and craft cocktails.
CONTACT Peter Bowling, Manager Director +52 624 104 9999, viceroyhotelsandresorts.com
STAY Ocean View Premier Suite Size 1,300 sq ft Nightly rate from $1,400
Each space is designed as an artful balance of nature and modernity, with rays of sunlight spilling through: The look is minimal and stylish. Design accents, furniture and interiors harmonize with the architectural simplicity. Suites feature interior living spaces that open onto outdoor terraces shaded by overhanging ceilings and adjustable awnings. Luxurious linens and sweeping azure views are in all of the 192 hotel rooms and 50 residences.
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ZADÚN, A RITZ-CARLTON RESERVE SAN JOSÉ DEL CABO, MEXICO
Inspired by nature, to inspire your true nature --where pristine desert meets the stunning blue of the Sea of Cortez -- Zadún, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, is situated on the coastal sanctuary of Puerto Los Cabos, Mexico. With panoramic Sea of Cortez views, the resort’s design celebrates the desert and sea with 87 guest rooms and 28 suites along the slopes of the land among 42 villas. Only the fourth Ritz-Carlton Reserve worldwide, this exclusive resort brings together the local tradition of warmth, the region’s vibrant history, and the natural splendor of Baja. Your home at the ends of the earth. Our Tosoani, which means “DreamWatcher” in nahuatl plays the role of mission controller throughout a guest’s stay. Always available but never intrusive, the Tosoani coordinates logistics of every guest experience. Our Tosoanis are storytellers who look for organic opportunities to share local knowledge, traditions and insider tips RELAX The spa, Alkemia, will renew guests in a wellness playground featuring customized, locally inspired treatments. This one-of-a-kind retreat offers guests a 30,000 -square-foot sanctuary. Enjoy a healing sound therapy in the Savasana Sound Room, the second of its kind in the world. GASTRONOMY Zadún offers distinct and authentic culinary experiences, including a Latin American grill, a Mexican street-fare experience during the day and more modern interpretation of Mexican cuisine at night, a remarkable outlet offering fresh ceviche with a Peruvian touch and catch-of-the day fare, and an agave bar serving handcrafted cocktails
EXPERIENCE At Zadún, nature is ever present. Unique in Cabo, our Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment program, offering activities for children, families, and adults. Guests will enjoy the area’s diversity of life and captivating natural wonders with Cousteau-trained naturalists as their personal guides.
CONTACT For reservations, contact us toll free from USA and Canada 1-833-923-8672 or +52-624-173-9000 Visit www.zadunreserve.com Puerto Los Cabos San José del Cabo, 23403 México
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DISCOVER MEXICO’S BEST-KEPT SECRET ON THE EAST CAPE OF BAJA
Miles of swimmable beach, world-class dining, and contemporary design await. Learn more at fourseasons.com/loscabos
When it comes to golf, Los Cabos has few rivals on the entire west coast of North America. On one 30-mile stretch of magnificent coastline, golf aficionados can play courses designed by the sport’s greatest names – Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Davis Love III, Tiger Woods, TomWeiskopf, Fred Couples, Robert Trent Jones Jr, Tom Fazio and the list keeps growing. For example, Quivira Golf Club, the stunning new Jack Nicklaus Signature design golf course, was named the Best New International Courses of 2014 by Golf Magazine. El Cardonal, designed by Tiger Woods, which opened the same year, is also receiving rave reviews. What makes Los Cabos so special for the destination golfer is not just the variety and the sheer beauty of the seaside vistas, it is also the climate. Visitors are virtually guaranteed sunny weather and cooling sea breezes. Golfer’s Heaven – Oceans, Deserts, Mountains, Canyons, Dunes, and Amazing Vistas.
For the golfer looking for a bigger stake in this links paradise, Los Cabos offers an array of master planned golf and resort developments branded by some of the world’s most well-known course designers. Communities such as Puerto Los Cabos, Palmilla, El Dorado, Cabo Real, Querencia, Chileno Bay, Quivira, Rancho San Lucas, and Cabo Del Sol, are just a few of the private communities with elegant landscaping, beautiful homes, and of course, world-class golf courses. And this is just the beginning. Several new courses have been added, including the Fred Couples design at the luxurious Twin Dolphin community in 2018. More recently, Costa Palmas Golf Club, designed by Robert Trent Jones II, debuted on the East Cape, while Rancho San Lucas Golf Club, a links-style design by Greg Norman fronting the Pacific, will soon be opened. All add to the allure of the Los Cabos golf experience.
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