On the Baja Peninsula, where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez and the cobalt sky matches the waters below, a resort-style residential community has risen amidst the seaside bluffs. Copala at Quivira Los Cabos, which is slated to have its first residents move in this month, offers over 200 hacienda-style one-, two-, and three-bedroom condos starting at around $450,000. First-floor units feature terraces and gardens, while penthouse condos are equipped with splash pools, fire pits, and grills—all the ingredients necessary to throw an unforgettable fiesta. Eighty-five freestanding, Spanish Colonial homes are also available from $550,000 and up. Homeowners can choose between six customizable floor plans, which range from 1,800 to 2,400 square feet.
Amid the desert, seaside landscape is a 60,000-square-foot clubhouse, featuring a surfeit of amenities including two infinity-edge pools, a spa, a children’s playroom, and several restaurants. Outside, beautifully landscaped gardens, walking paths, and hiking trails lead to the area’s scenic cliffs, the historic Old Lighthouse at Land’s End (which is the region’s oldest standing structure), and 3 miles of beaches. Homeowners will also have access to the Quivira Golf Club, an 18-hole, par-72 course that was designed by Jack Nicklaus and offers more oceanfront holes than any other course on the Baja Peninsula. (quiviraloscabos.com)