Tips & Secrets of the One and Only Palmilla Beach

Tips & Secrets of the One and Only Palmilla Beach

A beach vacation at the One and Only Palmilla screams summer. This destination is practically what every traveler’s dreams are made of. What could be better than soft beach sand, shaded palms, a nice drink, and warm surf?

While beach holidays are often associated with families, they are also ideal for romantic getaways, travels with friends, or even solitary journeys. One & Only Palmilla is the ideal beach spot for those who like to relax with their toes in the sand or try snorkeling and surfing.

The One&Only Palmilla is one of a few luxury resorts in Baja California Sur’s Los Cabos region to select from.

The famous ultra-luxury resort has earned a well-deserved spot among the best holiday destinations in the world. The stunning traditional architecture is tucked away in a stunning coastal location surrounded by swaying palms and has red-tiled roofs, whitewashed walls, and peaceful fountains. This great holiday destination recently had a thorough refurbishment, making it better than ever with newly designed suites and guest rooms, additional amenities, and gourmet dining options.

You get the impression that you’re in a colonial pueblo—almost like you’ve walked onto a Hollywood film set—thanks to the ancient church and hacienda-style buildings. You get the impression that you are at the edge of the world because of the way the beach seems to overflow into the sea. Also, there always seems to be a faint ocean mist in the air, giving the impression that you are walking in a dream.

Short History

The hotel was built in 1956 through the initiative of Abelardo Rodriguez, son of the president of Mexico at the time. When it was opened to visitors, the resort could only be reached by boat or aircraft, giving it an upscale feel that attracted Mexican and American celebrities wishing to escape the spotlight. Bing Crosby, Lucille Ball, and John Wayne were among the notable visitors of the time. Celebrities such as Oprah and Jennifer Aniston were recent guests at the hotel. In 2004, One & Only bought the property.

The resort started to grow in popularity and number of visitors when the Transpeninsular Highway was built in 1970. One & Only Palmilla Golf Club, one of the top courses in Los Cabos, was created by renowned golf course designer Jack Nicklaus.

Fun Under the Sun

Pelican Beach, one of Los Cabos’ swimmable beaches, is a feature of the One& Only Palmilla that is important for visitors traveling with families. And even a simple stroll down the beach at the One & Only Palmilla transforms into a wonderful and singular experience thanks to the powdery beach sand.

More adventure awaits. At the beaches close by, you may go parasailing, kayak the Baja coast, practice parasailing, or go swimming with sharks, manta rays, or whales. Don’t pass up the chance to discover the Cortes Sea while fishing for striped marlin or tuna and then enjoying a lunch prepared fresh from the sea to the table while taking in the breathtaking scenery.

Also, the Pelican Beach Grill, a restaurant on the coast where you can have a light lunch and an ice-cold beer or a delicious margarita, is a wonderful option offered by the One & Only Palmilla if you prefer to eat lunch close to the beach. Enjoy swimming on the beach or strolling along its edge while eating your lunch without having to leave the water.

The hotel is located in San Jose del Cabo. There has been a significant increase in the number of hotels in Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, but what makes One & Only doesn’t try to make the scene. It has its own sense of place. It exudes refinement which makes you think you’re in a Cabo of an earlier time.

The One & Only Palmilla resort is an ideal spot to unwind. Here, relaxing is made easy by the number of secret sanctuaries, the incredibly attentive service, and the attention to every last detail. Of course, there are still lots of activities available, such as trekking through canyons and waterfalls, scuba diving, and fishing. Take to a tennis court or play a round of golf. Alternatively, unwind and take in the Sea of Cortez views at one of the best resorts on earth.

With so much to do, the One & Only Palmilla offers a variety of opportunities to unwind and indulge. Enjoy the amazing fine dining at SEARED, a restaurant with a Michelin star, or Agua. The One & Only Spa and Fitness Center offers relaxing massages and other body treatments.

Arrange your transportation to the One & Only Palmilla from Los Cabos International Airport. That’s a great way to start taking in all of its stunning scenery.

Cabo Luxury Villas

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