One & Only Palmilla Resort – San Jose Del Cabo Mexico

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One & Only Palmilla Resort sits on a private beach in San Jose del Cabo, within easy reach of Palmilla Golf Club, Eldorado Golf Club, and Mayan Palace Golf Los Cabos. Other attractions in the area include Cabo Real Golf Course and Estero de San Jose.


One & Only Palmilla Mexico
One & Only Palmilla Mexico

The resort itself was built in 1956 as a 15-room luxury hideaway by Don Abelardo Rodriguez, son of the President of Mexico. Accessible only by yacht or private plane, its earliest guests included Hollywood celebrities like John Wayne, Bing Crosby, Lucille Ball, the former United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower is also among the past guests; all attracted by the privacy of the resort as well as the region’s deep-sea fishing.

Following the construction of the Transpeninsular Highway in 1970, the resort became increasingly popular and grew to 50 rooms by 1984. In 1991, the Palmilla Golf Club opened, and in 1996, the property was again expanded to 115 rooms. The glamorous flavor and ambiance of the original resort were carefully preserved in One&Only Palmilla, which opened in February 2004 following a $90 million refurbishment.

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Hotel Features.

Sit back and relax on the beach with complimentary cabanas, umbrellas, and sun loungers (chaise longues). Summer fun is a breeze at One&Only Palmilla Resort, where you can play a round of golf at the golf course, cool off in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools, and enjoy a treatment at the full-service spa.

Wireless and wired high-speed Internet access is complimentary in public areas. Additional amenities at this 5-star hotel include a complimentary children’s club, a children’s pool, and outdoor tennis courts. Complimentary valet parking is available on site for guests.

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Guest rooms

Rooms feature furnished balconies or patios with ocean, beach, or partial ocean views. The 173 air-conditioned guestrooms at One&Only Palmilla Resort include iPod docking stations and CD players. Beds have pillow top mattresses, Egyptian cotton sheets, triple sheeting, and down comforters. Complimentary wireless and wired high-speed Internet access is provided. 37-inch LCD televisions are equipped with premium cable channels, free movie channels, and DVD players.

Bathrooms offer showers with rainfall showerheads, double sinks, scales, and bathrobes. All units feature minibars and coffee/tea makers. Additional amenities include laptop-compatible safes and washers/dryers. Turndown service is offered nightly and housekeeping is available daily.

One & Only Palmilla golf Mexico
One & Only Palmilla golf Mexico

Wedding at One & Only Palmilla

One & Only Palmilla offers a spectacular venue on the Baha Peninsula in Los Cabos for the Destination Wedding. Their own beautiful chapel, a white-washed Mexican style building, is on a hill overlooking the resorts tropical grounds and beaches. It can accommodate up to 44 inside, 150 outside and 120 for dinner. A Chapel Ceremony includes floral arrangements for the altar; altar runner; beautifully decorated ceremony candles and candles within each of the chapel’s eight dramatic windows; and a horse-drawn carriage, coachman and footman.

Other optional arrangements include musical entertainment; pressing services; bridal bouquet; wedding cake and special groom’s cake; personalized menus and private dining for the wedding party and guests; photographer hire and a boxed Celebration CD with photos of the ceremony.

You can also choose to be married on the South Beach of the property on a graceful lawn overlooking the calm waters of the Sea of Cortez. The contemporary Agua Pool offers still yet another venue for an amazing celebration. The hotels most private location is the Bahia Fireplace surrounded by typical hacienda like arches reminiscent of Colonial Mexico. The Bahia ballroom offers a reception with dance floor and stage for entertainment. The possibilities are endless. You can choose one or a combination of venues at One & Only Palmilla.


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Hotel amenities and services

100% non-smoking hotel

24 hour concierge

24 hour gym

24 hour room service

Babysitting (on request)


Beauty salon

Bicycle rentals nearby

Business center

Central air conditioning

Free parking

Free wi-fi


Golf nearby



Luggage storage

Multi-lingual staff

Pets allowed (charges apply)


Room service


Spa treatments (on request)

Steam rooms

Turkish bath


Hotel reservation specialists are available to assist with your hotel reservations, itinerary changes, or questions.

12:00am to 7pm (PST) Monday to Friday

7am to 3pm (PST) Saturday and Sunday


One&Only Palmilla
Km 7.5 Carretera Transpeninsular
San Jose Del Cabo
BCS, CP 23400 MexicoTelephone +52 624 146 7000Fax +52 624 146 7001Reservations
+1 866 829 2977 (toll free U.S.)
+1 954 809 2726 (outside U.S.)
01 800 667 5757 (sin costo desde Mexico)
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