Posted on Apr 19, 2013

It may be just south of the border, but we felt world’s away from our daily routine… and completely spoiled!  The One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico gave us just what we needed- beautiful beaches, delicious dining, and time to get away and relax together. That was by far the most important part, but the sand and sunshine were welcome too!

STAY: One&Only, Palmilla, Los Cabos is absolutely stunning and refreshing! The luxurious resort at the tip of the Baja Peninsula is a beautiful oasis nestled away between the ocean and mountainous desert in an idyllic paradise. With exquisite dining, a relaxing spa, and a manicured golf course, we couldn’t help but fall in love.

DINE: Agua Mexiterranean Restaurant boasts a unique blend of Mediterranean and Mexican dining, situated perfectly atop a bluff overlooking the Sea of Cortez. Take a seat next to the elegant fountains in the courtyard, or dine beside the fireplace indoors as musicians gently serenade the night away.

Agua Bar

Market Fine Dining Restaurant by Jean-Georges Vongerichten: The restaurant touts, “Legendary restaurateur and Michelin-starred Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten presents a unique dining concept in Market, his first outpost South of the Border. In understated elegance, Market features Euro-Asian cuisine with Mexican inspirations along with the country’s most complete wine list.”

THE UNEXPECTED: Completely service oriented, The Palmilla spirit is unmatched. It did not take us long to notice that everyone who worked at the resort would bow slightly, put their fist over their heart, and express a Spanish greeting like “hola” or “buenos dias” as we walked by. Without fail, every associate who caught our eye made this gesture, even if they were in the middle of gardening or a conversation.

After only a few days, we found ourselves bowing and giving the same gesture to others.  This gesture came from the custom of a small Mexican Indian tribe who developed this symbol to show that their welcome was truly “from the heart.” The general manager of the resort learned of this unique symbol of hospitality and made it a standard practice for all employees. He proudly stated that no other resort, hotel, or business in the world uses this greeting.

There was so much beauty here, we will let our photos do the talking…

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