Four Seasons Los Cabo Resort at Costa Palmas

Cabo San Lucas and white sand swimming beaches? Follow me soon to the glamorous new Four Seasons Los Cabo Resort at Costa Palmas, which has pristine white sandy beaches stretching for miles and safe swimming in the turquoise Sea of Cortez.

Cabo San Lucas is a quick flight down the coast to sunny Baja, many of our clients love to visit, I survived Hurricane Newton here with the help of my dear friend and Esperanza GM Marc Rodriguez – his care package of snacks and Tequila carried us through the wicked storm!

Very few of the many five-star resorts have a truly swimmable, safe beach, thus the promise of a pristine beach and safe swimming is extremely appealing. So many exceptional properties already dot this paradise, something for everyone. Golf, luxurious spa, private Villas, game fishing, and of course tequila tasting! The Four Seasons is situated on miles of tranquil shoreline with unobstructed views of the Sierra de la Laguna mountain range, aren’t you feeling the urge to escape?

Follow me to Baja to stay and explore the newest Four Seasons Beach Resort at Costa Palmas.
The numbers: Resort features 141 guest rooms including 23 suites; five dining options including world-renowned Estiatorio Milos on the beach; multiple retail experiences; a sports complex and fitness centre; four expansive pools; Oasis Spa and Wellness Centre.

I’m looking forward to a week of dining on the daily catch. A long list of essential spa treatments includes this very appealing massage: Dead Sea Mud Therapy. This detoxifying treatment extracts impurities from the skin, while moisturizing the body and relieving muscle tension. The warm mud treatment starts with a gentle exfoliating scrub, as well as a face and scalp massage. After a shower, the treatment concludes with a signature Oasis Massage. Sign me up!

Ocean-View Room, which is 680 square feet
” Prime Ocean-View Room, which is 680 square feet and has premium views
” Ocean-View Room with Plunge Pool, which is 680 square feet with plunge pool
” Oceanfront Room, which is 680 square feet, premium views of the ocean
” Sunrise Room, which is 635 square feet and has the best sunrise views over the Sea of Cortez
Then here are the suites, starting with the entry level suite, all the way to the presidential villa:
” Ocean-View Executive Suite, which is 850 square feet
” Oceanfront Executive Suite, which is 850 square feet and has premium views
” Oceanfront One Bedroom Suite, which is 1,020 square feet and has premium views
” Sunrise One-Bedroom Suite, which is 1,615 square feet and has premium views
” Three-Bedroom Beachfront Presidential Villa, which is 3,475 square feet Oh, I know a few clients who will be clamoring for this option!
Four Seasons is calling this their first “marina resort,” noting that it’s located on two miles of beachfront on the Sea of Cortez.

Nearby Sea of Cortez., home of gentle whale sharks and winter whale watching. The Sea of Cortez has long been declared (by none other than Jacques Cousteau) as one of the most biodiverse places on the Planet.

Look for photos soon and an adventure journal of swimming with whale sharks! Leisurely beach strolls, swimming and snorkeling – and the legendary impeccable Four Seasons service.

Adios!

Resort at Pedregal – Cabo Chronicles

One vast advantage of working with your son who loves Mexico, he will head south of the border at any invitation! As much as I love the culture and cuisine, I’m no longer a sun worshiper, and I had just returned from two weeks in Europe.

Resort at Pedregal, Cabo San Lucas

A recent Hidden Doorways fam trip took Benjamin to The Resort at Pedregal in Cabo, he’s stayed at most of the five-star properties, so this was a new adventure.  I always love his excitement in seeing new properties and quick WhatsApp messages from the moment he arrives – plus he is a techie, and notices if one can stream music & videos from a smart phone via the tv or sound system. Me, not so much! He is also an amazing cook; thus, he appreciates meeting chefs, discussing ingredients and taking cooking classes to expand his culinary skills.

Hidden Doorways sent a questionnaire following his visit: What are your overall impressions and experience of the accommodations? Loved my room, it was well-organized and very comfortable, it made me feel at home. The plunge pool on the veranda was fantastic. The view of the ocean and desert landscape were in perfect juxtaposition. I appreciated the subtle colonial Mexican touches, an authentic sense of place.

Resort at Pedregal, Cabo San Lucas

What was your best and/or worst experience at either of the restaurants, bars and eateries onsite? Arrival dinner in the private dining room with multi-course meal and wine pairings was fantastic. And Pedregal has one of the best breakfast buffets I have experienced. I also loved the champagne bar. (Well, he is my child, after all!).

What was your best and/or worst experience of the activities (not Spa related) onsite? Whale shark swim was a bucket list item for me although not onsite. I would have enjoyed taking a cooking class or the surf fishing lessons.

Resort at Pedregal, Cabo San Lucas Swim with Whale Sharks

I visited Pedregal a few years ago and the arrival truly sets the stage for the visit – an amazing tunnel blasted from a mountain of solid rock leads to the open air front entrance. Six hundred feet of tunnel lit by torches dramatically leads you to an untouched beach. Although uniquely secluded, it’s just a 10-minute walk into the lively village of Cabo San Lucas.

The WOW factor continues with the accommodations, restaurants and spa. Even entry level rooms are ocean front with a heated infinity plunge pool dangling off a balcony. Small by many resort standards, 105 rooms, intimacy is continued with three guest pools, four restaurants and a fabulous spa.

Resort at Pedregal, Cabo San Lucas Suite

Luna Y Mar Spa is one of the most decadent spas I’ve ever visited, the ten treatment rooms encircle an outdoor spa pool. Luna y Mar, created by Sylvia Sepelli, an illustrious spa designer, are the Spanish words for moon and sea. Under the direction of Alan Navarrete, Luna y Mar offers a distinctive approach to wellness and beauty, with inspiration coming from three central themes: the moon, the sea, and Mexican folk healing. Yoga is offered as well. Fitness center, tennis, complimentary classes every day.

Resort at Pedregal, Cabo San Lucas

My favorite restaurant is the cliffside El Farallon – the dramatic setting is sustained in its surroundings – tucked into a mammoth craggy cliff on the edge of the crashing sea, it’s a vivid sunset location enhanced by a fresh fish market restaurant. Inspired dining reflecting the diverse country using the freshest ingredients. Under palapa roofs, choose your fish from a crushed ice bar and chef prepares, refined ocean to table!

Enjoy an elevated tasting experience before dinner at the Champagne Terrace. Carved into the cliffs, the terrace overlooks the beach and ocean, the perfect setting for enjoying more than 15 different champagnes ranging from Blanc de Blancs to Rosé and vintage bubblies.

Resort at Pedregal, Cabo San Lucas

Do look at their extensive collection of off property activities – these are rare offerings by a resort: 4 x4 jeep trips to lost jungle villages, panga boats for surfing, swimming with the whale sharks, stand up paddle lessons, snorkelers can navigate through dazzling schools of Horse Mackerel, silvery Sardines and effervescent Sea Lions. Give back tourism: nestled in a desert oasis lies the Nano-community of La Candelaria with a population of 76. During a rare peek into this town, volunteers spend the morning aiding in the upkeep of the Agustin Melgar Primary School with activities like painting, followed by lunch with the school children.

Forbes Five Star status is earned and The Resort at Pedregal deserves the hard to achieve award! We highly recommend!

Resort at Pedregal, Cabo San Lucas. Guac o’Clock Afternoon snacks!