After a day spent sailing the crystal clear waters of the Sea of Cortez, what could be better than docking your vessel at a palatial seaside retreat? Costa Palmas East Cape Resort, nestled right next to Cabo, is a 2-mile stretch of pristine beachfront designed with decadence in mind. Yachters looking for an elegant escape to relax and unwind in unparalleled luxury, look no further than East Cape’s enchanting oasis.
From morning to night, there’s no shortage of sights to see and adventures to be had along this secluded, 1,000-acre premier property set amongst extravagant seaside residences, complete with a semi-private port of call.
Check out these East Cape activities that top every yachter’s list of things to do:
1) Embark on a deep-sea fishing expedition
With the addition of Marina Village at Costa Palmas; up to 250 motor yachts, superyachts, sailboats, and fishing vessels can take advantage of the full-service port.
Cast a line into the bountiful blue waters from the comfort of your personal watercraft, or charter a deep-sea fishing boat with an experienced captain at the helm and a local fishing guide at your service.
At the gateway of the Sea of Cortez, you’ll find Gordo Banks, referred to by the locals as “Wahoo Banks.” Known as a hotspot that’s always brimming with a vast array of fish, you’re guaranteed to be busy with bites from sunrise to sunset. From snapper to sea bass, grouper, tuna, mahi mahi, marlin, and more, leave your worries behind and set out to land your very own fresh catch of the day.
2) Charter a colorful sunset cruise
You can cruise the sea in your yacht as the sun sinks below the horizon or hop aboard a Costa Palmas charter to enjoy an intimate, chef-prepared meal, cocktails, and unobstructed views of the color-streaked sky.
Immerse yourself in the natural tranquility of the open sea under a clear night sky without lifting a finger. Sit back and enjoy the sights of sleek, sophisticated vessels gliding effortlessly around you through the water. When you’re finally done stretching your sea legs, the twinkling lights of the village and sounds of live, local music will welcome you each step of the way as you head back to the marina.
3) Shop, Sip, and Dine in Style at Marina Village
Marina Village is much more than an elite port for hosting your yacht, sailboat, or fishing boat. Experience one-of-a-kind shopping, dining, and nightlife just steps from the best-kept secret on the East Cape.
Discover hidden treasures at Casena, the first retail experience available to guests of the Costa Palmas Marina Village. Here, you can sip on fine Italian coffee and soak up traditional Mexican culture all around you. A carefully curated selection of vibrant, handcrafted Mexican wares await, from stylish home decor, designer and artisan apparel to freshly-baked bread and lattes made from the best beans in Mexico. Find that perfect gift for yourself or someone special as you shop and stroll al fresco style.
For foodies, head on over to Mozza Baja, situated conveniently along the Marina Village courtyard. Indoor and outdoor dining options are available, allowing diners to gather around the wood-fired pizza oven, enjoy a glass of wine at the bar or umbrella-covered outdoor lounge, or venture inside the elegant private dining room to sample an array of delicious, signature chef creations sure to delight even the most discerning palates.
4) Try Your Hand at Kitesports
The calm, blue waters of the Sea of Cortez make East Cape one of the best spots in the world for kite sports. Whether you’re interested in giving kitesurfing, sailing, or kiteboarding a go, the “El Norte” swell provides a full day of perfect kite sporting, thanks to wonderfully windy conditions from mid-morning to late afternoon.
Wondering about the best time of year to book your kitesport endeavors? The area’s official “wind sports” season typically takes place from November through March.
5) Amp up your adrenaline with watersports
If it’s a thrill-seeking, up-close-and-personal bond with the water you seek, East Cape is a prime spot for trying out watersports like tubing, wakeboarding, paddleboarding, and much more. Flex your athletic prowess while riding behind your own vessel or hit the waves with a chartered MasterCraft for the ultimate water sport experience.
6) Indulge in the amenities at Costa Palmas Beach & Yacht Club
Own a home on the marina? Take advantage of a prestigious membership with the Costa Palmas Beach & Yacht Club for the whole family. Members have access to an expansive indoor and outdoor facility, encompassing over 50,000 square feet. A state-of-the-art fitness facility, top tier restaurant, inviting bar, opulent pools, and an on-site movie theater are just some of the ample amenities available for all members to maximize their downtime in the lap of luxury.
7) Experience the ocean like never before with scuba diving
Skilled local scuba diving experts await your visit, ready to guide you to some of the best sites for underwater exploration in the world. Cabo Pulmo, regarded as a top diving spot due to its gorgeous, long-living coral reefs, is always a popular place for taking the plunge. Stunning underwater adventures also await at Sand Falls, another picture-perfect locale for thrill-seeking scuba divers.
Brought to fame by world-renowned French oceanographer Jacques Cousteau in the 1970s, Sand Falls is home to “rivers” of sand that flow like a waterfall over underwater rocks more than 90 feet below the surface. This spectacular natural discovery is located inside the Los Cabos Wildlife Protection Area. What are you waiting for? Sail on over to any one of the nearby locations for a scuba diving quest unlike any other.
8) Tour local towns on a day trip
Thanks to the centrally-located convenience of the Marina Village at Costa Palmas, venturing out on a day trip to check out one of the many nearby seaside towns by boat is a breeze. Board your vessel and drop anchor at any of several charming coastal communities. Check out fabulous artwork at the San Jose del Cabo Art Walk, swim with “gentle giant” whale sharks at La Paz, or enjoy more wind sports at La Ventana. Wherever your maritime trek takes you, you’re bound for sun, fun, and culturally-rich adventure at every stop.
You can have access to all of these amazing activities on a daily basis by owning a Marina Residence. Located in East Baja’s newest luxury marina, you can purchase a private residence with two to four bedrooms and up to 4,674 square feet of living space. Interested? Review the layouts available.