The Legacy Continues – LCM 51 Spring 2019

The Legacy Continues

Palmilla Dunes is the latest development

from a legendary Los Cabos family

By Sandra A. Berry

Photos by Francisco Estrada

The Legacy Continues - LCM 51


The name Palmilla is legendary in Los Cabos. Its reputation speaks volumes: luxury accommodations, sophistication, first-class resort, gourmet restaurants, and more. While you may be familiar with the Palmilla brand as a tourist, you can now experience it as a resident. Discover the brand-new Palmilla Dunes luxury residential complex, featuring resort-style living just a golf cart ride from the Sea of Cortés. Palmilla Dunes offers affordable luxury in a family-oriented and recreational haven with many of the amenities of its namesake.

A winding road leading through a lush tropical garden says you’ve arrived at your destination. Developer Mario Fernandez had a vision of a tropical paradise that features all the amenities of a first-class resort at affordable prices. He’s seen to every detail, including the landscape design. This is what he does when not officiating the day-to-day business as CEO of the Cufac Group, which was founded by Fernandez’s grandfather in 1949. His passion is beauty in all its forms, from landscaping to architecture to the final interior design. His attention to detail is clear throughout the beautiful Palmilla neighborhood.

The architecture of the 29-acre master-planned development is reminiscent of Europe, with modern touches. There are three-and four-bedroom garden residences, penthouses, and lofts. Penthouses are multilevel with views of the Sea of Cortés, and lofts have double-ceiling heights. The Palm Garden has two terraced gardens; there is one residence called The Nest and a studio-style one-bedroom is under way. An open concept design creates a spacious atmosphere, while offering a sense of coziness, a retreat. Affordable, luxury lifestyle residences start at $569,000 U.S.


The Club at Palmilla Dunes


The Legacy Continues - LCM 51Here you’ll find a family-oriented social and recreational private clubhouse with all the expected amenities. This centrally located facility within the Palmilla Dunes complex is the gathering place for every activity imaginable. Tree-lined and shaded, the open-air pool bar and lounge provide a relaxing area to meet and greet friends for libation and snacks. Beautifully designed with a wall of water cascading down behind the three-sided bar with surround seating, it offers a delightful reprieve from everyday activities.

The clubhouse overlooks two swimming pools, one a semi-Olympic lap pool with swimming lanes and the other a lounge pool complete with lounge chairs and cabañas dotting the pool center offering protection from the sun and privacy. There is also an outdoor hot tub surrounded by landscaping for privacy. Because of the intense attention to landscaping, there is an abundance of shade areas throughout the clubhouse area by strategically placed stately palm trees. Beyond the walkway can be found not only two lighted tennis courts with Plexi-cushioned flooring, but also two glass-walled paddle courts plus four pickle ball courts.

The second level of The Club features a 4,500-square-foot fitness center boasting state-of-the art Precor Life Fitness equipment.


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The Palmilla Dunes homes feature several layout, spectacular views, and private tennis courts.

There are two types of memberships: Family and Vacation Rental. Benefits include full use of The Club including the fitness center, tennis and ball courts, private movie theater, and more. All memberships are individual, with spouse and dependent children 25 and younger. Special rates for golf play are offered at the One&Only Palmilla Golf Club for residents of Palmilla Dunes. This 27-hole famous signature-designed Jack Nicklaus course offers spectacular vistas and challenging play.

The clubhouse at Palmilla Dunes with its artful sweep of stone and glass, is quickly becoming one of the most exciting venues for celebrations and events in Los Cabos. A popular wedding venue, Palmilla Dunes is also capable of hosting an array of parties and events. This is the perfect location for birthday parties, rehearsal soirees, retirement celebrations, private cocktail parties, team-building activities, sports events such as a private tennis tournament, product launch events, fashion shows, concerts and all other special occasions. Palmilla Dunes works with wedding consultants and catering companies to coordinate clients’ events and allow those experts to handle the myriad details of food, beverages, rentals, and decorations. The outdoor area can accommodate groups upward to 1,000 people. Palmilla Dunes offers a safe location with easy parking and outstanding scenery. The experienced staff at Palmilla Dunes can bring visions of a once-in-a-lifetime event to reality. They know how to turn an honored occasion into forever memories.

In the near future, there will be a sushi-sashimi pool bar at the clubhouse and long-range plans call for an upscale restaurant overlooking the clubhouse that also will be available for events.

Pop-Up Market

To create a place to meet up with friends and neighbors, Palmilla Dunes called upon many long-time growers of produce in the surrounding farm areas to create a happening market. Every Friday, you’ll find vendors with free-range chicken and eggs, lamb, ribs, cheese, artisan breads, pastries, flowers, and handmade goods, as well as food items to eat on the premises or packaged to go at the Pop-Up Market.  In addition, there are vendors, both local retailers as well as artists from the mainland offering arts, crafts, jewelry, rugs, handmade clothing, T-shirts, and knitted items. On any given Friday, there might be live cooking classes or yoga demos, trunk fashion shows, live music, art exhibitions, and many other events to help bring the community together. Palmilla Dunes is a socially responsible company and is helping small entrepreneurs by providing them with a space to showcase their products and services. Here is a place to meet your neighbors, chat, enjoy an outdoor walk while getting needed groceries.  Here you’ll find fresher food, seasonal foods and healthier foods, plus a better variety of foods.

Palmilla Dunes is a world-class community. The amenities are geared for those who appreciate a modern statement of beauty, quality and utility designed with the family in mind. For more information, email or visit