The East Cape of Baja California has long been off the beaten track, away from the busy corridor of resorts and restaurants that stretch from Cabo San Lucas to San Jose del Cabo along the Pacific coast of Mexico. But attention is now turning a half hour to the northeast, where the swimmable turquoise waters of the Sea of Cortez edge a desert landscape backed by the Sierra de la Laguna mountains.
Here on the East Cape, welcoming seafarers and beachgoers to a new 1,500-acre resort community is the Costa Palmas Marina Village, developed by Irongate. This is the home of the first luxury marina in Baja. Whether you arrive by water taxi or aboard your own yacht, Marina Village will be ready to serve you a cocktail, a snack or a meal and provide some fun retail therapy.
“Over the last six years, we’ve watched members and guests discover—and fall in love with—the East Cape’s spectacular natural beauty and unparalleled opportunities for adventure,” says Jason Grosfeld, Irongate’s founder and CEO. “As we enter a new phase at Costa Palmas, the new Marina Village will elevate the East Cape experience.”
Phase One is already open, featuring Mozza Baja—a epicurean creation by famed Los Angeles chef Nancy Silverton—with a vibe that blends Italian flavors with Baja’s casual chic. Patrons can savor pizza from the wood-fired oven, enjoy a signature libation with friends in the lounge or private dining room, or linger over a meal with a waterfront view.
Also open is Casena, where you can sip a cup of coffee and find everything from kitchen necessities to curated local artisanal goods.
For those who wish to really linger on the East Cape, there’s Casa Blake, the initial offering of residences in the Marina Village. These elegant studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom properties are priced under $700,000. Turnkey residences, which owners may choose to put into a rental program, are designed with the indoor-outdoor Baja lifestyle in mind, making the most of the seaside location and panoramas. Just steps away from the restaurants and boutiques of the Marina Village, the contemporary-style buildings—designed by JSa Architects—will feature an open-air lobby and include two restaurants, a spa and fitness center, and a pool with a bar. Managed with attentive personalized service by SALT Hotels, the residences offer a carefree way to maintain a home away from home.
“SALT Hotels was created as a platform to allow each individual property to speak for itself. We set out to create a unique experience that is focused on bringing people together in an inspired and stimulated setting with all the right touches,” says SALT CEO David Bowd.
A luxe resort that stretches along more two miles of beach, Costa Palmas also features a challenging 18-hole Robert Trent Jones Jr. golf course, 18 acres of orchards and farms, a yacht club, a beach club and two resorts—the Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos and Amanvari.
Adds Grosfeld, “Casa Blake is a dream come true for me, as we create a lifestyle offering that is entirely our own, set on the spectacular East Cape.”
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