As summer cools down, Mexico is gearing up for high season, and one of our favorite resort projects is ready to welcome guests to enjoy the crystal clear waters and white sandy beach, rolling green golf course, fine dining, luxurious spa, world-class marina, and of course prime real estate offerings in Baja California.
Located a short drive from La Paz, steps from the shores of the Sea of Cortez, Puerta Cortés is home to the only Gary Player Signature Golf Course in Mexico—one the Gary Player team recently lauded as their “course of the month.” The famed resort and residential destination, previously known as Costa Baja, was acquired by Mexico-based real estate development firm Ascendancy earlier this year and is currently undergoing an ambitious, multi-million dollar renovation.
Renowned for its calm, swimmable waters, incredible snorkeling, and authentic shopping and dining on the Malecón, La Paz, the capital of Baja Sur, is emerging as one of the most desirable resort locales in Mexico. Located just north of Los Cabos with its own airport offering domestic and international flights daily, its easy accessibility makes it ideal for those seeking a second home in Mexico, vacation rental property, or breathtaking, year-round retreat.
The project features a boutique collection of oceanfront and hillside residences, as well as a host of luxury amenities, including a world-class marina and the renowned Gary Player course, El Cortés, lauded as one of the best in Baja, which reopened in June and has quickly earned the affection of golf lovers the world over. “The tee shot on the par-5 14th – a cliffside tee, a long forced carry, a stunning view of the Sea of Cortez in the distance – remains the single most memorable shot I’ve experienced in my visits to Mexico,” writes Golfweek.
“Puerta Cortés is an exclusive hideaway for those seeking unparalleled, coastal living and adventure in one of the most privileged locations in the world,” says Antonio Davila, President of Ascendancy. “When I first discovered the area years ago, I was dazzled by its beauty, spectacular scenery and extraordinary amenities. I knew I had to live here myself and further build on the awe-inspiring foundation set forth by the property’s previous owners.”
Residential community Las Colinas features 72 distinctive hillside residences that blend thoughtful, contemporary architecture with rustic charm. Located between holes eight and ten of the Gary Player-designed golf course, the homes feature sweeping views of the Sea of Cortez, desert, marina and green fairways. Four residence styles are available, ranging from 2,000 to more than 3,300 square feet, including two-bedroom plus den and three-bedroom plus den residences. Meanwhile, VistaMar comprises a collection of 60 oceanfront condominiums that capture panoramic views of the Sea of Cortez. Eight floor plans range from two and three bedrooms to voluminous penthouses with expansive terraces for enjoying Baja’s cool sea breezes.
Embracing the spirit and authenticity of Mexico with a sophisticated, contemporary flair, residents of Puerta Cortés enjoy an array of amenities for relaxation and adventure, including the community’s Pueblito Marinero, a world-class inner and outer marina that can accommodate 250 vessels from 30 to 225 feet. The exclusive Gary Player Signature Golf Course offers sweeping ocean views from 17 of the 18 holes. Blue Cortés is the property’s signature beach club, where residents and guests can enjoy an infinity pool, jacuzzi, tennis courts, world-class fitness studio and poolside restaurant.
“Part of what makes our resort and residential destination so extraordinary is our authenticity and community feel,” adds Davila. “I have met so many well-traveled visitors and residents who have seen and experienced some of the most incredible locations in the world and have decided Puerta Cortés is where they want to be. It’s an exciting time for La Paz and our property as we continue to serve as area leaders showcasing a sustainable and successful growth model as tourism continues to soar.”
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