Situated at the edge of the Baja Peninsula, where golden desert sands meet breathtaking turquoise waters.

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Set amongst the stunning natural geography of the Baja Peninsula alongside the Sea of Cortez, One&Only Palmilla affords extraordinary views of the Los Cabos landscape and beachfront access to one of the few swimmable beaches in the entire region.

  • INEA (National Institute for Adult Education) graduates 

    One&Only Palmilla recently celebrated their INEA (National Institute for Adult Education) graduates that finished elementary and middle school. One&OnlyPalmilla supports the educational success of their Colleagues at all levels and celebrate the graduates for their hard work. One of the Colleagues who began his studies at INEA is Amador Anguiano, Maintenance Technician. This year, he gave the opening speech to the graduates in order to motivate them to continue their studies and make them aware of this big step in their careers. He completed his elementary, middle and high school studies with this programme and currently he is doing university studies online with the goal of completing a Masters Degree. Amador is 64 years old, a great inspiration and motivation to all Colleagues.

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Airport Transfers

Arrive at One&Only Palmilla via chauffeured luxury SUV. The journey to the resort take approximately 20min (17 miles) from the airport.

Daily flights into Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) from most major US gataway cities.

Flights from Los Angeles are 2 hours 20 minutes.

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One&Only Air To Go Lunches

In preparation for the flight home, we offer a selection of “One&Only Air to Go” lunch favourites for in-flight enjoyment. Choices range from slow-roasted pork to marinated grilled arrachera with chipotle aioli and roasted vegetables. All “One&Only Air to Go” meals are presented in a re-usable One&Only Palmilla lunch pack with local fresh seasonal fruits, gourmet cookies and perfectly paired condiments. Menus are placed in the room two days prior to the guest's departure. Delivery will depend on the guest's time of departure and preferences – it can either be delivered at Porte Cochere or anywhere on resort premises if the guest has already checked-out.


A legendary hideaway for Hollywood royalty and the jet-setting elite.

A rich and storied history.

Commanding the choicest locale in all of Baja California, One&Only Palmilla is situated on land that enjoys a rich and storied history dating back millions of years, when volcanic movement and earthquakes split a 1,100-mile-long finger of land off mainland Mexico. Los Cabos (Spanish for ”The Capes”) survived merchants, explorers and pirates to later welcome celebrated authors and biologists intrigued by the rich marine life in the Sea of Cortez.

The resort itself was built in 1956 as a 15-room luxury hideaway by Don Abelardo Rodriguez, son of the President of Mexico. Accessible only by yacht or private plane, its earliest guests included Hollywood celebrities like John Wayne, Lucille Ball, the former United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower is also among the past guests; all attracted by the privacy of the resort as well as the region’s deep-sea fishing.

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 flavour and ambience of the original resort were carefully preserved in One&Only Palmilla, which opened in February 2004 following a $90 million refurbishment.


At One&Only Palmilla guests are looked after with genuine hospitality and discreet service, touched by the freshness of local warmth and charm.

Al Fresco Dining - One&Only Palmilla
Al fresco dining
Spa - One&Only Palmilla
One&Only Spa


Dine on the finest cuisine in Los Cabos as Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten debuts his newest creations at SEARED, a refined steak and seafood restaurant, in addition to the sushi and ceviches served at his already established Suviche venue. Seasonally-driven Mexican farm-to-table cuisine at Agua. Agua Bar is perfect for light fare and speciality drinks.


Mexico's premier destination spa, the exceptional One&Only Spa nestles peacefully within the vibrant bloom of tropical gardens, enhanced with outdoor relaxation areas and a yoga garden. Here guests enjoy supreme levels of privacy and pampered care in individual spa villas. Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio by renowned podiatrist Bastien Gonzalez cares for feet and hands with exacting perfection alongside Barber and Blade, an exclusive grooming studio especially for men.


Explore the Sea of Cortez on amazing scuba diving and snorkelling adventures, or try world-renowned sport fishing with captain and crew. Bask and play along the pristine sands of one of the only swimmable beaches in Los Cabos. Two ocean view infinity pools provide perfectly unique atmospheres, one for adults, and the other especially for families.


Explore the marvelous landscapes of the Baja Peninsula in a chauffeured all-terrain or on horseback, and go whale-watching on private in-season cruises - from January to March - aboard one of the One&Only Palmilla yachts.


Challenge yourself in the cutting-edge Fitness Centre with Technogym® equipment and systems. Play on one of three tennis courts or on the basketball court.  Enjoy the waters with non-motorized water sports.


With stunning views of the Sea of Cortez, and dramatic landscapes dotted with arroyos and canyons, the One&Only Palmilla Golf Club is a 27-hole Jack Nicklaus-designed course.


A historic chapel provides an intimate setting for weddings, renewals of vows and receptions. The Herb Garden, beachfront and Conference Courtyard are also perfect for meetings or celebrations.

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One&Only Resorts Weather


This part of Mexico enjoys sunshine most of the year, and the weather in Los Cabos is very comfortable with most days filled with warm sunshine and low humidity. Average highs range from the mid-70s in the winter months to the mid-90s in the summer months when humidity can also be higher.

One&Only Resorts Visa


All visitors to Mexico must present a passport valid for at least 6 months from date of travel. Visa requirements for entering Mexico vary significantly from country to country. Click here for more information.

One&Only Resorts Currency


The Peso is the official currency of Mexico. As a result of a change in Mexican regulations, One&Only Palmilla does not accept settlement of any bills in US dollars. Instead, all accounts need to be settled by credit card.

One&Only Resorts Timezones

Time Zone

Los Cabos, Mexico is located within the US Mountain Standard Time Zone. It is seven (7) hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT -7).

One&Only Resorts Language


Staff members are fluent in both English and Spanish.

One&Only Resorts Electricity


Electricity is supplied at 120 volts. Adaptors are available.

One&Only Resorts Check In Check Out

Check-in and Check-out

Check-in is at 3.00pm and check-out is at 12.00 noon.

One And Only Resorts Internet


Complimentary high-speed WiFi service is available throughout the resort.

One&Only Resorts Currency

Accepted Credit Cards

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One And Only Resorts Gds

GDS Codes

  • Amadeus OOSJD459
  • Sabre OO39584
  • Galileo OO52642
  • Worldspan OO7883
  • Pegasus OO23856

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