One&Only Palmilla Est. 1970

One&Only Palmilla, Centro, San José del Cabo, Mexico

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$2,020 - $3,740 avg. room rate
Presenting extraordinary views of the Los Cabos landscape, this stunning beach resort is practically a pampering palace.
With breathtaking ocean views from the luxury suites, the finest dining in all of Los Cabos, Mexico, one of the most celebrated spa and wellness centers, and variety of activities including, whale watching, golfing, surfing, paddle boarding, and snorkeling, you’ll all return home feeling renewed and refreshed!
The Lowdown
Type
Beach / Lake / Waterfront Location
Hotel / Resort / Spa
Views
Coastline
Ocean
Style
Coastal
Cultural
Elegant
Romantic
Spanish
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Bachelor / Bachelorette Party
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Group Getaway
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception
Workshops: Creative, Photo, Etc.

Venue Setting

Situated at the edge of the Baja Peninsula, where golden desert sands meet breathtaking turquoise waters.

Set amongst the stunning natural geography of the Baja Peninsula alongside the Sea of Cortez, One&Only Palmilla affords extraordinary views of the Los Cabos landscape and beachfront access to one of the few swimmable beaches in the entire region.

One&Only Palmilla lies where the ocean greets the desert and Pacific waters merge with the Sea of Cortez. Where warm waters break gently onto soft sandy beaches. Where gray whales can be seen rising majestically offshore. Where exhilaration and serenity thrive in blissful harmony. It is a place of rediscovery… of the joy of life, the magic of moonlight, the pure pleasure of sun and surf, music and laughter. It is a place that rekindles the spirit and sense of wellbeing.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

Yes

Estimated Price Per Head

from $150 to $500

Insurance

N/A

Capacity

Seated
150
Buffet
N/A
Standing
300
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
1970
Curfew
11 PM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Accommodations
Accommodations are presented in single-story and three-story buildings, or “casas,” encircling the resort grounds along the peninsula’s edge. Perched above the beach, all 173 casually elegant rooms, suites, and villa offer 24-hour butler service and a patio or balcony facing out towards the sea, allowing optimum privacy and unobstructed scenic views. One&Only Palmilla offers twelve categories of luxury accommodations to cater to the individual preferences and needs of guests.
Venue Features
The Scene:
Weddings
Perched on a hillside overlooking the resort’s tropical grounds, the Chapel is a charming place for nuptial celebrations. A horse-drawn carriage transporting the bride and groom enhances the romance. The spa has a VIP salon which can be reserved for bridal parties.

Conference Facilities
The Conference Centre reflects a gracious style in the richly hued carpeting and indigenous artistry with modern amenities. The 3,000 square-foot ballroom accommodates 180 guests or can break into four meeting rooms for smaller groups. The separate boardroom features a 52” flat plasma screen monitor for DVD, VHS, Cable TV and PowerPoint presentation display, as well as 8 high-speed Internet access points with wireless capability. A sheltered patio foyer serves as an ideal location for pre-event gatherings and the resort features spectacular outdoor venues on the beach and by the infinity-edge pools.
Design:
A rich and storied history.

Commanding the choicest locale in all of Baja California, One&Only Palmilla is situated on land that enjoys a rich and storied history dating back millions of years, when volcanic movement and earthquakes split a 1,100-mile-long finger of land off mainland Mexico. Los Cabos (Spanish for ”the capes”) survived merchants, explorers and pirates to later welcome celebrated authors and biologists intrigued by the rich marine life in the Sea of Cortez.

The resort itself was built in 1956 as a 15-room luxury hideaway by Don Abelardo Rodriguez, son of the President of Mexico. Accessible only by yacht or private plane, its earliest guests included Hollywood celebrities like John Wayne, Lucille Ball, the former United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower is also among the past guests; all attracted by the privacy of the resort as well as the region’s deep-sea fishing.

Following the construction of the Transpeninsular Highway in 1970, the resort became increasingly popular and grew to 50 rooms by 1984. In 1991, the Palmilla Golf Club opened, and in 1996, the property was again expanded to 115 rooms. The glamorous flavour and ambience of the original resort were carefully preserved in One&Only Palmilla, which opened in February 2004 following a $90 million refurbishment.

Standout Venue Features:
At One&Only Palmilla guests are looked after with genuine hospitality and discreet service, touched by the freshness of local warmth and charm.

Palmilla Golf Club
Designed by Jack Nicklaus, Palmilla Golf Club is renowned as Mexico’s premier golfing destination. From towering cacti and deep arroyos to breathtaking views of the ocean, this 27-hole course offers challenges and delights. Complimentary transportation and special rates are available for resort guests.
Extra Perks:
Spa
The warmth and hospitality of Mexico is embraced in a sanctuary that is truly a One&Only experience. Therapies are performed in the tranquility of private treatment villas designed with an air-conditioned massage pavilion opening to a tropical garden. Double villas additionally feature a windsurfing, sunset cocktail cruises, whalewatching and deep-sea fishing expeditions. KidsOnly is a fully supervised program of activities for children ages four to eleven years, including games, golf or tennis clinics and cooking classes.
Awards & Notables 2015 AWARDS
  • Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Choice Awards: #6 in Best Resorts in Mexico (Pacific Coast)
    Travel+Leisure (US): One&Only Palmilla #1 World’s Best in Mexico
    Travel+Leisure (US): One&Only Palmilla #17 in Top 100 Hotels
    Jetsetter.com (US): One&Only Palmilla named Best for Romance
    Condé Nast Traveler (US): One&Only Palmilla named in the Gold List 2015
    Travel+Leisure: One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos, ranked #3 in the ‘World’s Most Romantic Hotels' category
    U.S. News & World Report Best Hotels of 2015: One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos ranked #2 in the Best Hotels in Baja category
    U.S. News & World Report Best Hotels of 2015: One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos ranked #8 in the Best Mexico Hotels category
    U.S. News & World Report Best Hotels of 2015: One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos earned the Gold Badge Winner as Best Hotels in Mexico award
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
Restaurants and Bars
Agua
Overlooking the infinity-edge pool, Agua is an indoor/outdoor restaurant serving exquisite “Mexiterranean” cuisine. The fountain courtyard, festive tile decoration and windows opening to the tropical breeze provide an inviting ambiance for casual dining. In the evening, the moon reflecting on the water and the serenading musicians set the mood for a festive meal. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The palapa-roofed Agua Bar is an entertaining spot for light snacks and specialty drinks served in the afternoon and evening.

Breeze
The perfect setting for lunch or light afternoon snacks, this alfresco venue overlooks Vista Pool and the Pacific Ocean beyond. The menu offers a continental blend of favourites and tropical libations.

Market by Jean-Georges Vongerichten
Michelin-starred chef, Jean-Georges Vongerichten presents a unique dining concept in Market, his first outpost South of the Border. Market brings to life Jean-Georges French roots with Asian influence to reflect his travels in the region and the freshness and variety of Mexico’s rich culinary tradition and ingredients. Open daily for breakfast and dinner.

Suviche Restaurant & Lounge
Suviche offers an impressive selection of fresh Sushi and Ceviches in a unique combination of traditional preparation with Jean-Georges’ signature blend of flavors and ingredients. The al fresco casual and fun ambiance is complimented with the scenic views of the Sea of Cortez and live entertainment.
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