Experience the magic of Mexico in our beachside escape
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.
A rich and storied history
A rich and vibrant culture steeped in tradition and truly wild, natural beauty.Download Brochure
Arrive at One&Only Palmilla via chauffeured luxury SUV. The 17-mile journey to the resort from the airport takes approximately 20 minutes.
There are daily flights into Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) from most major US gateway cities. Flights from Los Angeles are 2 hours 20 minutes.
History and Culture
Commanding the choicest locale in all of Baja California.
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.
Mexico's 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 and Barber & Blade, an exclusive gentlemen's grooming studio.
Dine on the finest cuisine in Los Cabos as Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten debuts his newest creations at Seared by One&Only, 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.
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.
Whether you're searching for your signature style, or have your heart set on a theme, our weddings & events team are here to advice and assist. 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.
Everything you need to know before you travel to One&Only Palmilla.
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.
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.
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.
Los Cabos, Mexico is located within the US Mountain Standard Time Zone. It is seven (7) hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT -7).
Kilometro 7.5 Carretera Transpeninsular, 23400 San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico
Complimentary high-speed WiFi service is available throughout the resort.
Staff members are fluent in both English and Spanish.
Electricity is supplied at 120 volts. Adaptors are available.
Check-in is at 3.00pm and check-out is at 12.00pm.