Over the next three years 1,500 new hotel keys will come online on the Pacific side of Baja, an area largely undeveloped until recently. To better understand what makes this hidden gem the latest and greatest in luxury travel, Chief Development Officer for Pueblo Bonito Jose Luis Mogollon explains how the Pacific coast came to be on many five-star resorts’ radars—and why it should be on yours too.
What draws visitors to the Pacific side of Baja?
Quivira—the pioneer in Pacific side development—sits at the actual tip of Baja, where the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean meet and it was largely undiscovered due to the rugged terrain surrounding the oceanfront land, which makes it extremely private. The Pacific side offers a mountain-desert-ocean realm unique to itself and although secluded, it’s still within close proximity to downtown Cabo San Lucas. Quivira, for example, is a mere mile away from all the restaurants, shopping, fishing, nightlife and numerous recreational activities that make Cabo a world-class entertainment destination. Also, the Pacific side of Baja has a much milder climate that the rest of the peninsula and can be a welcome relief to travelers in the hot summer months.
How does the Pacific coast differ from the Golden Corridor?
The Pacific coast is phenomenal. For extraordinary ocean views at true Land’s End, no other resort or community in Cabo has what Quivira has. Major highways are far away from our coastal haven and as a result, the communities offer a peace and quiet that can’t be found anywhere else in Cabo.
The destination also recently built a toll road that provides easier access than ever from San Jose International Airport, more so than most hotels in the corridor. The lure of unique culture, serenity and pristine beaches in the nearby towns of Todos Santos and the adjacent hamlets of Pescadero and Cerritos has also played a part in the development of the region. The towns can be found about 45 minutes north of Cabo San Lucas and the area has long been a haven for travelers, surfers, artists, and bohemians seeking tranquility away from the hustle of Cabo.
Destinations to Watch:
- Quivira Los Cabos
- St. Regis Los Cabos – Slated to open in early 2021, the resort will feature a 120-room luxury beachfront hotel and 60 residences set within Quivira.
- Diamante Los Cabos
- Nobu Hotel Los Cabos – The 200-room Nobu Los Cabos made its grand debut in April 2019.
- Hard Rock – The Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos is now accepting bookings for travel starting May 2019.
- Rancho San Lucas
- Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal – Formally known as The Resort at Pedregal, the property will rebrand under the Waldorf Astoria brand in late 2019.