One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos Resort

An elite Los Cabos seaside escape

Cradled on sun-kissed Los Cabos, One&Only Palmilla is a legendary retreat where the marvels of Mexico come to life in ultimate style. Here, spacious cliff-side havens with sweeping sea views are enveloped in privacy and Old-World Mexican charm.

One&Only Palmilla sits on 55 acres and offers 174 guest rooms, including its signature four-bedroom Villa Cortez, where celebrities like Jennifer Aniston have overnighted in the more than 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space.

The property’s other highlights include a 20,000-square-foot spa and four show-stopping restaurants. When you venture outdoors, the options become even more impressive. You can explore the rugged landscape on a 4x4, quadbike or horse. The resort also has one of the few swimmable beaches in the region. Get acquainted with the crystal-clear waters with a casual dip, a sunset yacht charter, a scuba adventure or a whale-watching trip. But no matter what you decide to do with your afternoon, unwind after it all with a drink at Agua Bar.

Our Inspector's Highlights
  • Spend the afternoon at the 20,000-square-foot One&Only Spa at Palmilla, which has private treatment villas that come with outdoor beds and soaking tubs, air-conditioned massage pavilions and gardens. Shaman-led ancient healing rituals and the Temazcal steam bath are inspired by indigenous practices of the Mayo tribe.
  • Upon arrival you can expect a few welcomed gifts: a tequila treat and housemade popsicles.
  • At night, the resort transforms into a candlelit oasis with candles lining the walkways between buildings and in-room candles lit by your butler.
  • At the pools, expect attentive attendants who will not only provide towels and cocktails, but also pillows to go underneath your knees, a mini-cooler with ice to keep sunscreen chilled and flags to put out when you want service, not to mention complimentary poolside massages.
  • Shaman-led ancient healing rituals and the temazcal steam bath are inspired by indigenous practices of the Mayo tribe.
  • One&Only Palmilla’s beachfront Villa Cortez is spacious and feels like a mini-resort of its own. The private villa includes four bedrooms, a private gym and spa, a 12-person theater, an infinity-edge pool, outdoor Jacuzzi and more. Another spectacular four-bedroom option, Villa One, offers sweeping views, a dramatic infinity-edge pool and a host of spaces ideal for outdoor relaxation or entertainment.
Things to Know
  • The best seats in the house at dinnertime are the cliff side tables at Agua that over look the Sea of Cortez.
  • Be sure to order the Serrano margarita from the palapa-roofed Agua Bar. It’s the perfect pairing for a spectacular sunset.
  • The resort boasts two infinity-edge pools, one of which is an adults-only retreat.
The Rooms
  • Accommodations encircle the One&Only Palmilla resort’s grounds along the Sea of Cortez boast excellent ocean views.
  • Luxurious touches available in all rooms include 24-hour butler service, choice of a daily snack, in-room tequila amenities, espresso coffee machines, choice of evening turndown aromatherapy scent and binoculars for seasonal whale watching
  • Most patios or balconies offer privacy and unobstructed ocean views, and rooms range in size from 600 square feet to 2,100 square feet.
  • Other room niceties, depending on room type, include deluxe pool terrace with a Jacuzzi, daybed, chairs, and table; marble bathroom with a rain shower and oversized bathtub; handcrafted Mexican woodwork and decorative art; and walk-in closets.
The Restaurants
  • The Los Cabos hotel has five restaurants and bars, including SEARED from chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
  • The steakhouse is known for meats like Kobe and Wagyu A5 (you can see the cuts on display in the glass-walled curing room) along with local spiny lobster and red snapper.
  • Agua, an indoor/outdoor restaurant serving Mexican-Mediterranean cuisine (try the roasted sea bass with chermoula, green olives, and lemon preserve) comes complete with a seasonally driven chefs table.
  • You will also enjoy the alfresco-style Suviche for fresh sushi, ceviches (the tuna tartare is a crowd pleaser), and live entertainment.
24-hour room service
Babysitting services
Fitness classes
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Pet friendly
Getting There
Km 7.5 Carretera Transpeninsular San Jose Del Cabo BCS, CP 23400 Mexico
SJD (24 min)  
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