Published on January 14th, 2009 | by Ozlem Avcioglu

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One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos, Mecixo

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One&Only Palmilla is a very good reason to travel to Los Cabos. The charming resort  is located on the Baja Peninsula where the ocean merges with the Sea of Cortez; at the southernmost point of Baja California along the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez within the Los Cabos Corridor, a 21-mile stretch between San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas.
Los Cabos Corridor is well known with its 360 days sun..Only 5 days you may get the rain.. This makes this location very unique.

The resort was built in 1956 as a 15-room luxury hideaway by Don Abelardo Rodriguez, son of the President of Mexico.  It was a tropical hideaway hot spot for people like Ernest Hemingway, John Wayne, Bing Crosby, Dwight D. Eisenhower and was accessible only by yacht or private plane.
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 flavor and ambiance of the original resort were carefully preserved in legendary One&Only Palmilla, for the new generation of travelers and  opened in February 2004 by Kerzner group. The new resorts became an attraction point for Hollywood celebrities and people who want to have an unforgettable wedding.

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The resort features expansive ocean-facing, spacious and elegant rooms, each with veranda, balcony, sun beds, and indulgent amenities. All 172 guestrooms allow optimum privacy and 24-hour butler service assures every wish and whim is fulfilled. The service and attention to detail were exceptional. From the moment they pick you up at the airport every moment of your vacation is first class.

Michelin stared chef, Jean-Georges Vongerichten presents a unique dining concept in resort’s restaurant Market, his first outpost South of the Border.  His signature style blended with Mexican overtones using traditional ingredients. Guests will be invited to enjoy ‘couture cuisine’ allowing them to customise their meal through a choice of cooking techniques Market,  designed, by Adam D. Tihany, evokes understated elegance using warm natural colours and a collection of original

One&Only Palmillas spa  is in a village within the resort , consisting of individual charming spa houses. Ancient and modern, Mexican and Asian healing techniques bring body and spirit in harmony with nature..A complete sanctuary we loved so much..

With its historic chapel exuding an aura of romance One&Only Palmilla is a heavenly location for a wedding. Located on a hill overlooking the resort’s tropical grounds and beaches, the chapel is in traditional Mexican style, whitewashed with arched doorways and windows.
The resort also boasts the 27-hole Palmilla Golf Club,  designed by Jack Nicklaus in a very local nature.

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Pictures by Ozlem Avcioglu and courtesy of One&Only


About the Author

Ozlem Avcioglu

Each city has its own light, identity and color ️Traveler photographer writer owner of Haaz design. Based in Istanbul and NY, live around the world.



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