Puerta Cortés: La Paz’s Newest Residential Destination

In Baja, Live by Suzanne Koch

Puerta Cortés, a residential and resort destination in La Paz, is currently undergoing a $5 million renovation. Previously named Costa Baja, the development was purchased by Ascendancy in February with plans for renovating and rebranding, including upgrading the beach club and golf club. 

“Puerta Cortés is an exclusive hideaway for those seeking unparalleled, coastal living and adventure in one of the most privileged locations in the world,” said Antonio M. Davila, President of Ascendancy. “When I first discovered the area years ago, I was dazzled by its beauty, spectacular scenery and extraordinary amenities. I knew I had to live here myself and further build on the awe-inspiring foundation set forth by the property’s previous owners.”

Buyers can choose between two residential communities when shopping for a home. Las Colinas is comprised of 72 hillside residences with contemporary, rustic architecture and a prime location between the eight and ten holes of the golf course. Enjoy double-height ceilings, a fully-equipped laundry room, natural stone accents, custom cabinetry, marble accents in the bathrooms and more. With views of the desert, marina and green fairways, styles range in size from 2,000 square feet to more than 3,000 square feet. Floor plans range from a two-bedroom plus den and two-bath floor plan up to a three-bedroom plus den with whirlpool, three-bath floor plan with prices starting at $400,000 up to $750,000. 

For even more options, the VistaMar community has 60 oceanfront condominiums with eight different floor plans. Designs range from two bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, up to two-floor penthouses with three bedrooms plus studio and three-and-a-half baths. Design accents include solid wood floors, marble floors, double-height ceilings, a fully-equipped laundry room and more. Designed to optimize views, the condos are located a short golf cart ride from the marina and all feature large terraces. Ranging in size from 2,600 square feet up to more than 5,000 square feet, the VistaMar condos are priced between $500,000 and $1.4 million. 

No matter which community buyers choose, they will have the chance to place their property in the vacation rental program and enjoy 24-hour controlled access security, on-site reception and concierge and access to the property’s amenities. 

Among the amenities is Pueblito Marinero, an inner and outer marina with capacity for up to 250 vessels sized from 30 to 225 feet. The world-class facilities are home to 24-hour security with controlled access, concrete springs, wastewater extraction system, safety boxes, fuel dock, high-speed internet and a water treatment plant. There are also fine restaurants (with plans to add more) and seafaring adventures available through Princess Yachts, Baja, BACo. and Dream Yacht Charter.

Those looking to tee up, can do so at the only Gary Player Signature Golf Course in Mexico. Home to one of the longest par fives in the country, the course offers play for both experienced golfers and beginners, with plenty of views to boot. There is also Blue Cortés, the communities signature beach club, where residents can relax by the infinity-edge pool, Jacuzzi or poolside restaurant or can work up a sweat at the tennis court or in the world-class fitness studio. 

“Part of what makes our resort and residential destination so extraordinary is our authenticity and community feel,” adds Davila. “I have met so many well-traveled visitors and residents who have seen and experienced some of the most incredible locations in the world and have decided Puerta Cortés is where they want to be. It’s an exciting time for La Paz and our property as we continue to serve as area leaders showcasing a sustainable and successful growth model as tourism continues to soar.”  

For more information, visit: puertacortes.com

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