Dive into serenity on Mexico’s secluded East Cape
Baja California’s East Cape, along the Sea of Cortez, is rural and rugged yet boasts some of the area’s most luxurious accommodations. Just outside the town of La Ribera lies the 141-room Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas, which offers exquisite units dotting a desert landscape that slopes down to two miles of open beach—and the occasional breaching whale.
Robert Trent Jones II designed the Costa Palmas Golf Club, and he describes the course—which offers views of the Sierra de la Laguna mountains and the sea—as a “golf symphony.” The greens and fairways on the course seem to grow organically from the desertscape, emulating the undulations of the East Cape.
Relax and Recharge
The resort’s beautifully minimalist spa has plunge pools, an herb garden that provides ingredients for aromatherapy, and 10 freestanding treatment rooms. Be sure to get the signature Oasis massage, which utilizes an indigenous technique that employs “energetic stones” to instill a sense of inner tranquility.
Taste the Sea
Four Seasons checks off the big-name chef box with an outpost of Greek- American culinary star Costas Spiliadis’s Estiatorio Milos, which serves Mediterranean standouts such as fish baked in salt. As attractive an option as Milos’s elegant dining room may be, it’s hard to beat the breezy outdoor
dining at Limón, which sits in a lemon grove and uses an impressively grand wood-fired grill to sear up thick fillets of local grouper and snapper.
Explore Natural Beauty
The resort organizes outings for hiking to nearby bluffs, where you can watch the sun set over the Sierra de la Lagunas. Don’t miss a trip to Cabo Pulmo, a nearby national marine park where you can spot whales, scuba or snorkel amid healthy coral reefs full of resplendent fish, and swim with curious, graceful sea lions.
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