One&Only Palmilla, a paradise on the Mexican coast

At the tip of the Baja California peninsula, where the Pacific Ocean merges with the Sea of Cortez, One&Only Palmilla is a green oasis on this paradisiacal coastline of warm, azure waters where the grey whales swim, white sands and old-style Mexican architecture.

Originally accessible only by yacht or private plane, the resort dates from the Fifties when it was a tropical hideaway that welcomed such guests as John Wayne, Lucille Ball and Bing Crosby. Its popularity grew as the Transpeninsular Highway opened it up to road access, and today it is the epitome of elegance, a paradise on the beach.

With white-washed walls and terracotta-tiled roofs, the resort reflects the old colonial style in an idyllic setting of tall palm trees and lush tropical vegetation. The sumptuous rooms and suites feature private balconies and terraces overlooking the blue sea, and blend tasteful local objets d'art and furnishings with all modern amenities. Among them, though, the Villa Cortes, with accommodation for up to eight adults and two children, offers the absolute pinnacle of luxury in the style of a traditional Mexican hacienda.

With butler service 24 hours a day, a large spa area, private villas with a relaxing atmosphere, a 27-hole golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus and considered the best in Mexico... the resort boasts a host of features for lovers of luxury. There's more, though, as the culinary experience offers unforgettable dining with dishes ranging from simple traditional empanadas accompanied by a freshly squeezed juice, to the most creative fusion cuisine that can be enjoyed in the comfort of a private terrace.

For the more active visitors, there's nothing to equal getting on board the yacht available exclusively for guests and heading off to a unique adventure experience, whether it's discovering the azure waters of the Sea of Cortez equipped with snorkelling gear, or setting off on a romantic sunset cruise. 

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