With a jaw-dropping view of the Los Cabos landscape and a beautiful beachfront, the One&Only Palmilla welcomes you to the Mexican sunshine. Wake up to the sound of waves gently caressing the shore of the golden beach, wander through the sculpted jungle of the resort and start your day with a poolside brunch. As the temperatures go up, take part in one of the several water activities or relax in the shadow of your private cabana. After an exquisite dinner at one of the resort’s restaurants, it is time to cling your margarita glasses as the sky turns into a composition of bright red, pink and hues of orange.

Location

What makes the One&Only Palmilla unique compared to other resorts in Los Cabos?

Play in crystal waters, that the famous author and researcher Jacques Cousteau once called the ‘world’s aquarium’, and get enchanted by the warmth of Mexican hospitality. Located at the edge of the Baja California Peninsula, which parts the Gulf of California from the Pacific Ocean, the resorts rewards its guests with a picturesque view of golden beaches, breathtaking cliffs, and an azure ocean. Situated among stunning geography, the resort and the surrounding land has a rich history. First built in 1959, as a secluded hideaway and deep-sea fishing base, the One&Only Palmilla attracted Hollywood legends like John Wayne, Lucille Ball, and even the former United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Key Facts

  • resort is situated on a 250 acres property
  • daily flights into Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) from most major US airports
  • transfer from SJD airport to the resort is only 20 minutes
  • flights from Los Angeles (LAX) are only 2 hours and 20 minutes

What is special?

  • with its close proximity to one of the best fishing spots in the Sea of Cortez, the One&Only Palmilla is the perfect spot for any deep-sea fishing expedition
  • the resort makes you feel like entering an oasis of pure bliss as the 360 panoramic views of turquoise waters, palm trees, and the mountainous desert will mesmerize you
  • getting out of bed early is worth it as you will be rewarded by a beautiful sunset at Pelican Beach, the pristine white beach strip below the resort

What do the guests say?

  • guest loved the prime location so much that they have already booked their second and third trip to the One&Only Palmilla
  • the setting between hundreds of palm trees and tropical foliage is rare for the area and was highly appreciated by all vacationers
  • travelers were impressed by the beautiful attached swimmable beach, as not many hotels in Los Cabos offer this to their guests

Accommodation

What can I expect from my room? How will my stay turn into an unforgettable vacation?

Inspired by the “Haciendas”, the traditional estates of the Spanish Empire, all rooms and villas will make you feel like royalty. Designed with the highest comfort in mind, each room features floor to ceiling windows, luxurious details and elegant finishings throughout the private space.

Situated high enough to have a panoramic view of the shoreline, the elevated rooms of the One&Only Palmilla allow the guests to get swept away by the dazzling Los Cabos sunrise over the Sea of Cortez and to fully surrender to pure bliss.

Key Facts

  • 172 rooms, suites and exclusive beachfront villas
  • villas have a sunken fire pit with built-in seating
  • every suite and villa features a refreshment area with a popcorn maker
  • bathrooms were built with a sculpted bathtub and rain shower
  • each villa features a private infinity horizon pool with relaxing sundeck

What is special?

  • don’t worry about unpacking and go straight to enjoying your stay in Mexico as your butler will take care of your luggage and will set up everything in your room for you
  • for ultimate privacy and breathtaking pool views opt for a suite that features a spacious sun terrace and private plunge pool
  • connect with the spirit of the Baja area as you lay down on your sunbed to marvel in the panoramic view of golden sand and high cliffs blending into the calm Sea of Cortez from your private terrace

What do the guests say?

  • travelers were so in love with the obliging and very friendly butler that they wanted to take him home
  • the oceanfront room impressed with its unique layout between palm trees and its spectacular views
  • guests appreciated all the little touches around their suite, such as burning incense in their bathroom, which made them relax instantly and felt like being in a luxurious spa

Pools & Spa

How can I unwind after an adventurous day at the beach? Where can I get a glimpse into ancient Mayan healing?

Every little detail at the One&Only Palmilla was designed with deep relaxation in mind to make your stay a truly serene experience. As you wander through the peaceful resort garden, take in the calming nature, refresh in the infinity pool and pass by the designated yoga garden, where relaxing yoga sessions will help you recenter. The smiling faces of their knowledgeable therapists will greet you as you arrive at the renowned One&Only Spa, one of Mexico’s best spa addresses, and treat yourself to one (or several) exceptional treatments.

Key Facts

  • spacious infinity pool overlooking the Sea of Cortez
  • the well-known podiatrist Bastien Gonzalez will take care of your hand and feet
  • Barber and Blade, the resort’s grooming studio, offers exclusive treatments for male guests
  • all spa treatments are based on traditional Mayan recipes using natural products such as indigenous herbs, medicines, and holistic approaches

What is special?

  • the Mindful Ritual combines a deep massage combined with visualization and guided breathing techniques to soothe mind, body, and soul  
  • ease your sore muscles after a full day of surfing or golfing and treat yourself to the Surfers & Golfers Relief Treatment, featuring pleasant stretching techniques and the innovative G-5 machine which helps to relieve pain
  • a consultation with the resident healer and shaman Raúl Retana will balance your energy center while the following ancient Mayan medicine secrets will heal you inside and out

What do the guests say?

  • visitors called the One&Only Palmilla Spa “a true sanctuary” after their treatment
  • guest loved the attentive pool staff, which provides guests with comfortable lounge chair pillows and alerts them as soon as whales are spotted in the ocean
  • families appreciated the “kids only” play area with the fun pool for young vacationers

Culinary

What is the must-try dish at the One&Only Palmilla? Will I be able to taste authentic Mexican recipes?

During your stay, you will certainly not be short of options, as the One&Only Palmilla offers you numerous elegant and also laid-back venues with a variety of cuisines. Jean-Georges Vongerichten, the Michelin-starred chef, welcomes you at SEARED and presents his excellent signature steak and seafood creations. If you are more in the mood for Sushi or ceviche, pay a visit to Suviche, the restaurant with exotic ambiance and picturesque views. Alternatively, choose from the decadent Mexiterranean menu at Agua by Labri and dine outside to enjoy the warmth of the evening sun. The freshly shaken margaritas from Head Mixologist Philippe Zaigue, made with exclusive local tequila, are the only appropriate way to end your night.

Key Facts

  • 7 restaurant venues to choose from
  • Breeze offers the perfect laid-back setting for light meals, lunches or breakfast
  • at Pelican Beach Grill you can taste seafood and casual cocktails right on the beach

What is special?

  • try one of the signature cocktails or the best international spirits at the Agua Bar while the hot rhythm of live music will invite you to dance the night away
  • replenish your body with a delicious lunch at the Vista Bar and dine al fresco right by the pool
  • taste the flavors of Mexico at Agua by Larbi where the culinary genius Larbi Dahrouch serves one of a kind Mexican farm-to-table dishes

What do the guests say?

  • guests loved the food choices at the One&Only Palmilla and appreciated the excellent breakfast buffet by the pool
  • the menus at the resort were called “the best food in Cabo” by travelers and Mexico fans
  • foodies recommend trying the signature seafood dishes such as the seafood paella and the grilled snapper
  • all vacationers were mesmerized by the view and atmosphere at the Agua Bar

Activities

How can I enjoy the Mexican way of life? What kind of activities and excursions does the resort offer?

With a breathtaking beach right in front of the resort, the One&Only Palmilla presents its guests many entertainment options on the water. Whether you enjoy water sports such as kayaking and stand up paddle boarding along the pristine Baja coastline or rather observe the marine wildlife – the turquoise ocean offers activities for anyone. Don’t forget to go outside of the resort to explore the astonishing landscape and take the zip-line to glide through the greenery with a rush of adrenaline. Horseback excursions or mountain bike rides allow you to go off the beaten path to fully immerse yourself in the charm of Los Cabos.

Key Facts

  • watersports include surfing, parasailing, paddle boarding and kayaking
  • fitness center with Technogym® equipment and personal training option
  • hotel sports include a 27-hole golf course, tennis and basketball courts
  • water excursions include sports fishing with captain and crew, diving trips, whale watching expeditions, and private yacht or sailing cruises
  • the resort offers experiences such as Mexican cooking classes and tequila tastings with a mixologist

What is special?

  • experience the majestic whales in their natural habitat during a whale watching expedition as the giant mammals move through the turquoise water of the Baja peninsula during their migration
  • go on a Jeep adventure with a knowledgeable guide and enjoy a ride through the UNESCO biosphere reserve Sierra de la Laguna while getting mesmerized by the lush flora, jaw-dropping scenery and deep canyons
  • awaken your inner art critic and go on the famous “Art Walk” through San Jose del Cabo, where you discover the colorful street art, visit different art galleries and have the opportunity to meet the artists

What do the guests say?

  • even experienced golfers were impressed by the fabulous 27-hole golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus and the knowledgeable golf instructors
  • special activities to honor the seasons and holidays were loved by all vacationers, especially the Easter activities with a carrot shaped piñata and the Easter games were enjoyed by little travelers
  • couples appreciated the on-site chapel for an intimate wedding ceremony or renewing their vows in front of a stunning backdrop