The Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas makes sense now and forever.
By Kofi Nartey
I recently took a “work trip” to the Four Seasons Los Cabos at Costa Palmas. It is hard to call a luxurious stay, fine dining, and touring luxury properties “work.” I also made the wise choice to turn this into a “bring your wife to work” trip. A choice that should keep me married for years to come. (And, yes the word “work” will have to be in quotes whenever referenced regarding a stay at this resort). Full disclosure, I have been working as a brand ambassador for the Costa Palmas real estate development for almost a year, but it wasn’t until I took this trip to the resort that I truly appreciated how amazing the offering is. Bias aside, let me break down our stay into its key components.
The idea of traveling during Covid-19 can create anxiety and fear. We were definitely nervous and cautious about navigating the airport, airplane and the resort itself. We were pleasantly surprised with the overall process. The airport was not nearly as crowded as usual, and had several safety measures in place. Masks and social distancing were in full effect, and we opted to fly first class, where the seats are already more spread out. Don’t get me wrong, we still implemented our own supplementary measures. We constantly used hand sanitizer, and my wife did the whole “Naomi Campbell wipe down” of the airplane seats.
The hotel also had its own safety protocols, designed in part through their partnership with Johns Hopkins Hospital and accurately titled “Lead With Care.” Everyone wore masks, all dining experiences were socially distanced, and the overall resort was running at a limited capacity.
Upon arrival at the resort we were warmly greeted by my colleagues and the hotel staff. Check in was smooth and easy, and a golf cart took us to our room. In case you didn’t know, The Four Seasons has something called “The Four Seasons University,” where people are trained on the nuances of high-level customer service…and it shows.
Our suite was an Ocean-View Room with Plunge Pool and it was perfect for the two of us. There was a king size bed with pillows from heaven, a seating area with a couch and dining table, a modern open concept shower and separate soaking tub, and dressing area with full length mirrors and perfect vanity lighting. All of this opened up to our private patio with a plunge pool and views to the ocean.
The resort was extremely walkable, with the beach always within reach. We enjoyed everything from the numerous swimming pools, to the well-appointed gym, an afternoon on the beach with food and beverage service, and even the golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones II. My golf game is sub-par (figuratively, not literally), but I enjoyed the beauty and forgiving fairways of the course.
During one of my meetings, I arranged for my wife to have a spa day that included a massage she would later describe as one of the best she’d ever had.
The food was exquisite. For ease, we pre-planned our dinners and made reservations for each night. We left the morning and midday meals open for flexibility and variety. The summer heat draws you to the pools and ocean during the day, but make outdoor evening dining the perfect option. Our first night, we experienced the wood fire-grilled flavors of Limón. The flavors were smoky, authentic and fresh.
Day two, we experienced delicious street tacos, handmade guacamole, and margaritas at a hidden, locally-vibed restaurant called “Jimmy’s Big Shot”, built into the back-nine of the golf course. Those margaritas helped wash away the pains of my bogey filled afternoon. For dinner that night, we had a special experience (see “DINING - NEXT LEVEL” below).
On our third night, we experienced Milos, the Greek inspired seafood affair overlooking the beach. The seafood is so fresh that some of it is still moving on the ice you select it from. We doubled back to Milos for breakfast on our last day to try their legendary French toast. It lived up to every bite.
These were just a few of the onsite dining options and we look forward to trying others upon our return. Don’t forget to try Costa Palmas’ own tequila, CP73 (in moderation of course).
DINING – NEXT LEVEL
If you are looking for an exceptional, unforgettable, magical, and beyond impressive dining/lifestyle experience, they also offer a “Romantic Dinner on the Beach.” I planned this in advance to be a surprise for my wife. The experience over-delivered! I may have even set the bar too high for future experiences (guess that means we just have to go back there again). At least I will always be able to say, “Remember that romantic dinner on the beach?”
I won’t spoil it for future connoisseurs, but the food, service, sunset, and starry night were more than I could have asked for. It was worth every penny and more, but don’t ask me how much extra I had to pay for the shooting star that flew over during dessert.
You can “repeat” the experience with frequent visits to the hotel, or you can own it with the numerous Costa Palmas real estate options. In addition to the amazing Four Seasons hotel and resort, the opportunities for home ownership are exclusive, yet abundant. I will be writing a separate piece on the real estate (as it deserves its own spotlight), but will give you a quick overview to set the stage.
The options include everything from condominiums, with roof decks, to custom beach front estates, with several choices in between. You can opt for a move-in ready property, or buy a lot and work with the architects to customize your ultimate home.
All owners enjoy the amenities of the owner’s only private beach club, unlimited golf, and all of the services of the Four Seasons hotel (housekeeping, room service, etc.). This is in addition to living on or steps from the sandy beaches of the Sea of Cortez.
In the near future, the marina will be expanded to include private docking for personal yachts and water crafts. Several of the estates will include private boat slips. Lastly, an Amanvari hotel will be added to the property, along with a small selection of private luxury residences around it. All of this makes it the perfect time to get in early on this spectacular development.