The rugged beauty of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula culminates at its southern tip with glistening sands and turquoise waters that attract not only resort-goers but also second-home owners who prize the landscape, lifestyle and luxurious amenities of the area. The private gated golf and beach community of Querencia offers all these things and more, along with vertical membership that embraces the entire family.
Located close to the artistic and culturally rich town of San Jose del Cabo, Querencia (pronounced Keh-ren-SEE-ah) lives up to the meaning of its name—a place where one feels at home, where you are your most authentic self.
The 2,000-acre property includes exclusive real estate options that showcase breathtaking vistas of ocean, arroyos, mountains and the renowned 18-hole golf course. A stylish single-family home, a spacious condominium, a resort-style casita or an expansive custom homesite suitable for a gracious estate—there are countless possibilities in both new and established neighborhoods that offer seclusion, privacy and convenience to the members-only amenities of the community.
The golf course is a jewel, named among the world’s best by Golfweek and Golf Digest, and designed by Tom Fazio, who is known not only for incorporating spectacular terrain into his layouts but also for courses that challenge and delight players of all levels. Added enhancements to the 300-acre, par-72 course include new holes and hazards and three comfort stations—with grab-and-go refreshments and dine-in options—where players can take a break while enjoying a round.
Also coming soon to the community is an on-site Beach Club, a center for family members of all ages, with a spa, a fitness center, two swimming pools and an array of dining options both casual and chic. The beach itself, just steps away, is a quiet cove called Playa Acapulquito. Here water enthusiasts can swim, surf, enjoy the standup paddleboards or set out for snorkel and scuba adventures on the Sea of Cortez.
For an active day at sea, Querencia has plenty of water toys, but the star of the show may be the recently acquired 50-foot Fountaine Pajot motorized catamaran, which members can charter for fun, family outings, romantic sunset cruises and coastal jaunts.
On land, there are more than 15 miles of hiking and biking trails that wind through the property and beckon guests to explore Baja’s unique and exhilarating landscape.
The heart of the community is the Clubhouse, where members can savor dining options any hour of the day—from pastries and light fare at the Q Restaurant to cocktails at the Grotto or Mexican and international cuisine at La Parilla. Activities cater to all ages: There’s a kids’ club with arts and crafts, yoga and more, while teens can hang out at the Qube, enjoy the new amenities center or take part in the fitness classes for their age group. On the horizon are a new skate park and a pump track. Adults will enjoy the curated lectures, discussions and workshops that aim to stimulate the mind, body and spirit.
In a busy world, Querencia offers a chance to unwind with loved ones and new acquaintances in an extraordinary environment. “This is not a resort,” says CEO and partner Jorge Carrera, “it’s a way of life. It’s a true community where family and friends gather together to experience the best life has to offer.”