Cabo has become a go-to vacation destination. The sun-drenched locale on the southern tip of Baja, welcomed three million tourists to the area in 2017, according to statistics released by the Los Cabos Tourism Board, and travel experts expect the number to increase in the future.
In the last few years, development in Cabo has exploded. With improved infrastructure and the area’s commitment to tourism, the once quiet coastline is now speckled with luxury resorts, high-end homes, and renowned amenities. The vast number of properties, while impressive, makes it difficult to plan the perfect vacation.
To help you arrange the best Cabo vacation, search for East Cape resorts Cabo. The East Cape offers unparalleled accommodations for VIP visitors, particularly those available at Costa Palmas. Named as 2018’s “Destination on the Rise” by Sunset, Costa Palmas is an elite experience unlike any other.
Here are six things you should know when visiting Costa Palmas:
Peace trumps parties at Costa Palmas
Before you plan any kind of trip, you should know a little about Cabo. You’ve probably heard of Cabo San Lucas; it’s the vacation mecca of the area. It’s popular, crowded, and home to a lot of great resorts.
The East Cape is different. Tucked away from the hustle-and bustle of party-ready Cabo San Lucas, this spot is a return to Old Baja; a more authentic, ruggedly beautiful area.
The eastern side of the peninsula is largely untouched with the exception of a 1,000 acre property known as Costa Palmas. Here, there’s no roar of a party – just the soothing sounds of the sea. With dramatic mountains jutting from the sapphire Sea of Cortez, the peaceful view is your host.
Here’s what you should know about vacationing at Costa Palmas:
You’ll enjoy modern, luxurious accommodations
East Cape resorts Cabo are known for exclusivity, but the Costa Palmas resort is in a class all its own. The resort is the site of the soon-to-open Four Seasons Resort and Residences and an outpost of ultra-luxurious Aman Resorts.
Stay in one of the Four Seasons 145 rooms or pick a private villa that sits right on the resort’s two-mile stretch of sugary beach. The accommodations have a modern, elemental design that blends in with the area’s natural beauty. The architect, Scott Glass, says he didn’t want a “loud” design, but rather something that complements the environment. With clean lines, natural colors, driftwood features, and inviting plants –inside and outside spaces blend together.
Everything you need is on the property. From dining options to outdoor entertainment, once you arrive, there’s no need to leave.
VIP activities provide unsurpassed entertainment
Cabo is known for its outdoor activities. From rugged ATV tours to kiteboarding, there’s something for everyone. East Cape resorts Cabo have every activity you can think of, but it comes with its challenges. You have to pick vendors, book tours, and battle crowds just to get a run-of-the-mill Cabo experience.
At Costa Palmas, enjoying the outdoors is an entirely different experience. The property has its own Adventure Center, where you can enjoy or plan outdoor activities on the spot. Grab a paddleboard or snorkel and explore the water within seconds – no lines, no booking headaches.
Want to take an ATV tour? Cruise around the sand dunes and smell the fresh salty air on an expertly curated ride planned by the Aventura team on site. This Instagram picture is all the convincing you’ll need to get behind the wheel for an adrenaline-pumping activity.
The property offers a private beach club where you can walk along the exclusive two-mile stretch of beach – without the crowds. Since the resort is situated in an alcove, the beach has calms waters that are perfect for swimming, something you won’t find in many other locations in Cabo. Let the kids splash around while you relax in the sun, or grab a snorkel and some flippers and explore the underwater world with them.
Costa Palmas also has a members-only golf course created by golf legend Robert Trent Jones Jr. The 18-hole course encompasses the natural beauty of the area while catering to every skill level. A practice facility, caddy service, club house, and pro shop are also available.
Travel is painless
East Cape resorts Cabo have enjoyed increased popularity partly because of infrastructure improvements. The Los Cabos International Airport added a new international terminal specifically for private jets, and a smaller airport in Cabo San Lucas has a longer runway and improved air travel equipment.
Arrival to Costa Palmas via the international airport takes about 40 minutes. Plus, the city has taken steps to expedite the deplaning process, which now takes less than ten minutes.
There’s also talk of a new airport being built just ten minutes away, says The Hollywood Reporter. To cater to VIP guests who want an even easier arrival to the East Cape area, this new airport could provide almost instant access to the property.
Want to arrive by boat? Cabo’s East Cape resorts have a number of marinas, but Costa Palmas boasts a VIP marina with 250 slips and the ability to house yachts up to 250-feet long.
Guests are buzzing about the property
The property has welcomed a host of celebrities that rave about the property, its amenities, and privacy.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk, Michael Ovitz, Milla Jovovich, Colin Hanks, and producers Eric Tannenbaum and Andrew Lazar have all enjoyed stays at Costa Palmas.
Paltrow has been several times. In April she enjoyed an uber-chic bachelorette party there and then a week-long stay with her now-husband Brad Falchuk. Paltrow took to Instagram to share a photo of herself enjoying the private, pristine beach.
Other VIP guests, like Beverly Hills plastic surgeon to the stars Dr. Gabriel Chiu, have used the property to host elite events. The surgeon recently invited six friends to the resort for his 50th birthday celebration that included a live band, tequila tasting, and dinner on the beach.
Receive superior service
Cabo’s East Cape resorts all boast about customer service, but for the truly elite traveler, actions speak louder. Everything about Costa Palmas is meant to cater to a guest’s every need, and that includes a superior level of customer service.
Lorenzo Mietitore, The Beach Club general manager on the property, says the staff provides personalized service that creates a warm, inviting atmosphere.
“We know where you want to sit, how you want us to treat you throughout your stay, what you like, what you don’t. You’re a name, not a number at the Beach Club,” Mietitore told The Hollywood Reporter of the resort.
Mietitore predicts the staff will cultivate relationships with guests and residents who return again and again.
Cabo’s East Cape resorts have a lot of great properties to visit. You’ll even find a growing number of resorts that focus on elite clientele, but few rise to the level of Costa Palmas. Whether you want to visit for a week or are searching for a new home, this East Cape resort will exceed your expectations. To learn more about the resort and what it has to offer, visit CostaPalmas.com.