One&Only Palmilla

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One&Only Palmilla, One of the original hotspots for the rich and famous. Even as a small 1950's hideaway, One&Only Palmilla attracted Hollywood stars and world leaders to its doors.

A visually rich resort wonderful for family and couples (one wing has an adults-only pool, and is quieter)
Once the playground of Hollywood movie stars such as Clark Gable, John Wayne and Desi Arnaz, One&Only Palmilla originally opened as a sophisticated 15-room resort for the international elite.

Built in the 1950s by ambitious aviator and playboy Abelardo Luis Rodriguez, son of the president of Mexico, the resort community of One&Only Palmilla has blossomed into one of the highest rated getaways south of the U.S. border.

At One&Only Palmilla, you can either sit back and unwind as the movie stars did before you, or jump feet first into aquatic adventures. Los Cabos is renowned for its deep-sea game fishing, and the resort is happy to accommodate both novice and tournament fishers. Nearby coral reefs allow for great scuba diving and snorkeling, with visibility more than 100 feet down.

For golfers, don't miss the resort's 27-hole golf course, personally designed by Jack Nicklaus that offers stunning views of the Sea of Cortez.

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  • Banquet & Catering Facilities
  • Boutique Shopping
  • Business Centre
  • Cinema/Movie nights
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Exhibit Space
  • Fitness Centre
  • Gardens
  • Gift Shop
  • Indoor Sauna / Spa
  • Jacuzzi / Hot Tub
  • Kids Club-Daily Activities
  • Library
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Medical/Diet services
  • Meeting / Conference Rooms
  • Meeting / Private Room
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Pool bar
  • Private Chapel
  • Private/Suite Pools
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Salon
  • Shuttle service to city centre/attractions
  • Smoke-free hotel
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool - Outdoor
  • Tennis Courts
  • Airport Shuttle Service
  • Beach Towels
  • Bottled Water in Room
  • Butler Service
  • Butler Service (24-Hour)
  • Coffee/Tea in room
  • Concierge (24-Hour)
  • DVD Player
  • Express Check In / Check Out
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Front Desk (24-Hour)
  • Gift Shop
  • High Speed Internet
  • High Speed Internet (Wireless)
  • In-Room Massage
  • In-room safe
  • Internet
  • iPod dock in rooms
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Laundry Service
  • Massage
  • Minibar
  • Nanny/Babysitting Service
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outdoor Dining & Lounging Area
  • Outdoor terrace/patio
  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed (Restrictions may Apply)
  • Room Service
  • Room Service (24-Hour)
  • Turndown Service
  • Welcome Amenity
  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • Desert Tours
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Gastronomy
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Honeymoon
  • Horseback Riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Romance
  • Sightseeing
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wedding
  • Whale Watching

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Rodriguez picked the site for his luxury Mexican playground carefully - Palmilla is an exclusive jewel capping the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula inside the Los Cabos Corridor. Its location marks where the Pacific Ocean merges with warm waters of the Sea of Cortez. After flying into San Jose del Cabo, the resort is easy to get to by taking the Transpeninsular Highway south.


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Monday to Friday 6am – 12am
Saturday and Sunday 7am - 3pm
Hours of operation are in Pacific Standard Time.
  • One&Only Palmilla
  • Km 7.5 Carretera Transpeninsular
  • San José del Cabo 23400
  • Mexico

Recognition & Affiliates

One&Only Palmilla is part of One&Only Resorts and Kerzner International Resorts

Condé Nast Traveler - Gold List - 2007-2014
AAA - Four Diamond Award - 2005-2014
Condé Nast Traveler - No.29, Top 100 Hotels & Resorts in the World- 2012
Travel + Leisure - 500 World's Best Hotels - 2009 & 2011
Condé Nast Traveler - Readers' Choice Awards - No. 1 Resort in Mexico - 2008
Forbes Traveler 400 - The World's Very Best Hotel and Resorts - 2008
Travel + Leisure - No. 13, Top 25 Hotels in Mexico and Central/South America - 2008
Travel + Leisure - No.4 Family Resort in Mexico + Caribbean - 2008
Travel + Leisure - Readers' Survey - No.2, World's Best Service in Mexico and Central and South America - 2008
World Travel Awards - Mexico's Leading Spa Resort - 2008