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WHETHER YOU’RE PLANNING your first trip to Los Cabos or are a devoted fan, I’d like to invite you to explore one of the world’s most unique destinations. Cabo’s charms are endlessly varied, including magnificent villas, breathtaking resorts, championship golf, legendary fishing, magical diving, superb dining, glittering nightlife and much more. Surrounded by miles of dramatic desert scenery, the Pacific and the turquoise waters of the Sea of Cortez, there is simply no place like it on Earth.

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Earth, Sea & Sky Vacations has specialized in Los Cabos for over 20 years. As the destination has grown, so have we by expanding our product line and insider knowledge. What hasn’t changed has been our ongoing commitment to providing exceptional customer service, outstanding value, and customized vacation experiences for our guests. When you work with us to plan your getaway, you’ll benefit from friendly professionals who really know the destination.

chat with our agents online, give us a call, send us an email, or connect with us via Facebook or Twitter, we’re available to help you learn more. If you’re planning a romantic getaway, family reunion, weekend with friends, or a destination wedding, we can help you create a vacation that fits your vision and budget. Additionally, Condé Nast Traveler has honored us by recognizing our Director of Sales, Julie Byrd as the Top Villa Rental Specialist for Mexico for five consecutive years.

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PLATINUM ★★★★★★ PREMIER The Platinum 6+ Star rating is set aside The Premier 6 Star rating is reserved only for properties of extraordinary for those properties offering the utopulence. Every significant feature— most in luxury. They are distinguished location, views, furnishings, amenities, by first-rate locations, incomparable condition and service—is one of ocean views, highest-quality furnishparamount beauty, classic workmanings and amenities, pristine condition, unequaled refinement. and unsurpassed service. 2ship and2011 Los Cabos Mexico Vacation Guide

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LUXURY The Luxury 5 Star rating represents very high-quality properties in prime locations with fabulous ocean views. Their superior furnishings and amenities are in excellent condition. These properties offer an extremely high level of guest service.

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DELUXE The Deluxe 4 Star rating indicates a nice and well-kept property in a good location. Furnishings and amenities are of good quality. Their ocean views may be limited. Guests can arrange for services on-site or find them located conveniently nearby.


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VALUE A Value 3 Star rating describes a property that is clean and in good condition. Locations may be farther from town or activities. Ocean views may be limited or obstructed. Furnishings are likely to be older and services may be restricted or minimal.

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t the magnificent Cabo San Lucas Marina, cruise ship visitors disembarking from tender ships blink in the brilliant Baja sunshine as they head out for an afternoon in Los Cabos. For a few hours, these visitors will meet the Cabo San Lucas of popular imagination—the Cabo of souvenir t-shirts, of hip cantinas with catchy slogans, of glass-bottom boat vendors and gargantuan yachts. They’ll catch a peek of the rock arch at Land’s End where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez, admire the brilliant blue-green waters, snap a few photos of Lover’s Beach, and sail to their next port of call in no time. And, it’s a bit of a shame.

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Perhaps, this first date with Cabo is enough to spark the Head out of town toward the east and you’ll find yourself imagination. But, to really get to know Los Cabos would take a on the Tourist Corridor. To the north of the Transpeninsular look beyond the shiny marina toward the granite hills dotted with Highway, the mysterious desert hills with towering cardon cacti sparkling white mansions, into the hidden taco stands downtown, are punctuated by golf course greens and sandy arroyos. Along along the glimmering beaches, through the crystalline waters, the southern side of the highway, shimmering resorts along white the designer resorts of the Corridor and the romantic colonial sand beaches hold the promise of poolside pampering and heavstreets of San José del Cabo. And, just as you feel you’ve begun to enly spas. Migrating whales make their way along this expanse know this captivating Latin beauty, Los Cabos throws something of coast, so it’s not uncommon to see these magnificent creatures spouting just offshore as you sip your margarita. Passing the intriguingly new into the mix. famed Costa Azul beach, keep your eye Located at the sun-drenched out for surfers riding the waves. Newly terminus of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula installed lighting, spanning the length and surrounded by the Pacific, the Sea of the highway from Cabo San Lucas, of Cortez and miles of striking desert has transformed the desert highway terrain, Los Cabos encompasses the into a pleasant nighttime boulevard very distinct cities of Cabo San Lucas leading to San José del Cabo. and San José del Cabo. Connecting The melding of old and new is most the two is the 30-mile stretch of warm visible in San José del Cabo. At various sand and luxury hotels known as the points in history, San José was home to Tourist Corridor. the Pericú tribe and Spanish missionCabo San Lucas (often simply aries, a watering hole for ships on the called “Cabo”), once a sleepy fishing Manila trade route and a haven for village and the exclusive mid-20th Toasting the Cabo Sunshine. Opposite: Pretty beaches pirates. Walk the narrow streets today, century haven of wealthy fishermen and beautiful scenery make Los Cabos an ideal destination. and this vibrant history is alive in the and Hollywood legends, has trans- Above: Vistas of Land’s End and the Sea of Cortez are the perfect vacation backdrop for brunch at Baja Cantina. remarkably preserved architecture and formed into one of the world’s hottest in the charming town square. Lovely courtyard cafés, art galleries vacation destinations. In the Pedregal neighborhood above the and jewelry shops invite you to spend an afternoon exploring city, multi-million dollar villas command sweeping vistas of the city’s many treasures. the Pacific or the bay. Médano Beach is the bustling heart of At the eastern edge of town, a newly constructed bridge spans Cabo, lined with alluring hotels, stylish beach clubs and gourmet the remarkable oasis of the San José estuary, with its natural palm restaurants. At the marina, fishing charters in search of prizegroves and diverse wildlife. Leading to the exclusive residential winning billfish, snorkel cruises and sunset sails head out into what’s been known as “The Marlin Capital of the World” and development and golf course of Puerto los Cabos, this bridge what Jacques Cousteau once lauded as “The World’s Aquarium.” also leads to the traditional fishing village of La Playita, where For all its “newness,” Cabo also boasts a taste of the traditional in panga fishermen head out, as they have for generations, in their its many no-frills side-street taquerias, offering authentic flavors small boats—albeit, from a sparkling new community marina. A little old, a little new, the man-made and the natural— and the freshest local seafood. With tourism at the heart of the disparate elements all somehow come magically together in Los local economy, Cabo San Lucas has recently invested heavily Cabos to create a destination of rare beauty and charisma. When in infrastructure, including revamped streets and an impressive new marina-side cultural center slated for inauguration in 2011 you look beyond the trinket shops, you may just be surprised at what you’ll find. that will house performance spaces and shops.

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The Best of Los Cabos At Your Service Enjoy Our Personalized Concierge Services for a Carefree Vacation As a guest in one of our private villas, you’ll enjoy the individualized attention of a dedicated destination specialist to handle all your vacation needs, from golf tee times to reservations for Cabo’s exciting activities.

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OR OVER TWENTY years, ESSV has delivered truly exceptional service for our guests. From the moment you start planning your villa vacation with us to the completion of your getaway, you’ll enjoy the assistance of an EXPERT TEAM that really knows Cabo. On hand to make your stay enjoyable, carefree and relaxing, our dedicated villa concierge greets you when you arrive, gets you settled in, and assists with any needs during your stay. After all, we’re sure you’d rather be RELAXING POOLSIDE than spending your precious vacation time scheduling tours, ordering villa provisions and tracking down restaurant phone numbers. Your wish is our command. Need a beautiful bouquet of flowers or an order of top-shelf liquors delivered to your villa? How about a SOOTHING MASSAGE or facial right in the comfort of your villa? Our destination experts handle all these requests and much more. Looking for WORLDCLASS GOLF, action-packed water sports, an unforgettable dolphin encounter or an exciting desert safari? Our team can arrange your activities and transportation before and during your stay. And, if you’d like to plan a ROMANTIC DINNER or chef-prepared fiesta in your villa, we can set that up as well! Available around-theclock, our destination experts are a valuable resource for INSIDER EXPERTISE and recommendations for the very best of Los Cabos. Ready to start planning your perfect villa vacation? Call us at 1-800-745-2226 to get started.


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ortunately, exquisite Dufour. The atmosphere is intimate restaurants abound in Los and elegant, with the soft strains of live Cabos. Among the world’s classical guitar accompanying your meal. most prestigious fine dining Signature dishes include the foie gras awards, the AAA Four and Five and duck prosciutto Napoleon, served Diamond designations are interna- with endives and truffle-fig vinaigrette, tionally recognized. Los Cabos happens to and the roasted rack of lamb with thyme, be home to an astounding number of Four caramelized lime juice and turnips. Diamond* restaurants, an award presented For a taste of innovative Pacific Rim to restaurants deemed by AAA to have “a cuisine and amazing Sea of Cortez views, high degree of creativity and complexity, head to PITAHAYAS at the Sheraton Hacienda using imaginative presentations to enhance del Mar. Having received multiple interhigh quality, market-fresh ingredients.” national awards since its opening in 1999, Cabo’s finest restaurants are sure to please Chef Volker Romeike’s restaurant offers any foodie, with lavish menus spanning an intriguing fusion of Asian and Mexican world cuisines, alluring dining rooms and flavors. Try the marinated tuna potstickers the freshest ingredients, including local with goat cheese or the seafood sampler seafood and organic greens sourced from consisting of lobster with vanilla bean area farmers. So when you’re ready to get sauce, broiled shrimp with mango vinaidressed up for an incredible night out, grette and sautéed scallops with Cabo’s keep these tempting Los Cabos grapefruit buerre blanc. finest restaueateries in mind. Authentic Italian cuisine rants are sure to One of the region’s most and a panoramic vista of please any foodie, highly praised chefs, Antonio the Sea of Cortez are the with lavish menus de Livier oversees the restauhighlights at the romantic spanning world rants of Cabo’s celebrated ROSATO restaurant at the Fiesta cuisines Americana Grand Los Cabos. Pueblo Bonito Resorts. At the Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Resort, the Executive Chef Gerardo Rivera and Chef magnificent setting fronting the Pacific Karina Fernandez create lush interpretaOcean is matched in beauty by the prop- tions of traditional classics, accompanied erty’s LA FRIDA RESTAURANT. The dining room by an impressive wine list. Soft candlelight is all hacienda-style charm, accented by and piano music complete the picture. colorful art and décor inspired by the During the winter months, you may catch works of Frida Kahlo. The menu high- a glimpse of migrating whales. lights gourmet Latin American cuisine At Las Ventanas al Paraiso, the and local ingredients. Start off with the exceptional level of luxury extends to the tortilla soup or creamy shellfish chowder dramatic dining room of THE RESTAURANT. This with smoked tomatoes, poblano peppers phenomenal setting, with a huge palapa, and hominy. Then, move on to zesty pork has twinkling lanterns and the magical empanadas or the crispy red snapper music of the surf to set the mood. A with garlic butter served over rustic hash native of France, Executive Chef Fabrice browns with a rich smoked oyster and Guisset manages an innovative menu mushroom ragout. La Frida has served utilizing local seafood and organic produce. as the venue for PacifiCooks, an annual Enjoy the merlot-glazed tuna with onion culinary event attracting Mexico’s most marmalade or the seared red snapper with talented and well-known chefs. vegetable ratatouille. The wonderful tamal Highlighting the timeless traditions of de chocolate served with maracuya sorbet French cuisine, the CANTO DEL MAR restaurant offers a sweet end to an unforgettable at the majestic Marquis Los Cabos resort dining experience. is another acclaimed restaurant headed up With a name like One & Only Palmilla, by one of the world’s top chefs, Thierry you know this resort is something special.

The Art of Good Eating. Opposite: The lovely beachfront setting of Agua restaurant at the One & Only Palmilla offers beautiful vistas of the Sea of Cortez. Above: Visitors enjoy fine wine and delicious dining at one of Cabo’s exquisite restaurants.

The resort’s AGUA restaurant features a creative hybrid of Mediterranean and Mexican cuisines. On Chef Larbi Dahrouch’s menu, you’ll find sautéed foie gras served with blue corn polenta and a red wine reduction, as well as a satisfying tagine of lamb with artichokes, sundried tomatoes and goat cheese. The décor is as exotic as the menu at this beautiful restaurant perched on a bluff overlooking the Sea of Cortez; vibrant red and yellow walls, patterned tiles and Moroccan lanterns are accented by traditional Mexican details. Hungry yet? Our team of Cabo pros can help you plan the perfect culinary getaway. Call us at 1-800-745-2226 to start planning.

Explore Four Diamond Dining La Frida at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach– Fantastic Mexican cuisine in an elegant setting. Predio Paraiso Escondido, Cabo San Lucas

Pitahayas at Sheraton Hacienda del Mar– Pacific Rim cuisine with Mexican accents. Km 10 Transpeninsular Highway, Corridor

Canto del Mar at Marquis Los Cabos– A wonderfully creative French and Mediterranean-influenced menu. Km. 21.5 Transpeninsular Highway, Corridor

The Restaurant at Las Ventanas al Paraiso – A luxurious setting and breathtaking Sea of Cortez vistas. Km. 19.5 Transpeninsular Highway, Corridor

Agua at One & Only Palmilla – An exotic menu blending Mediterranean and Mexican influences with an alluring atmosphere. Km 7.5 Transpeninsular Highway, Corridor *Based on 2010 data at time of publishing

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A WORLD APART — DISCOVER PARADISE ON BAJA’S BACK ROADS

ALTERNATIVE GETAWAYS BECKON IN SOUTHERN BA JA, WHERE ARTIST’S ENCLAVES, SECLUDED BEACHES AND CORAL REEFS PROMISE A SERENE COUNTERPOINT TO EXUBERANT CABO. STORY BY ERCILIA MEDEIROS

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s you head out from the spirited epicenter of Cabo San Lucas, with its chic resorts, charismatic villas and designer nightclubs, the change in pace is as palpable as the warm breezes drifting from unpopulated desert hills and endless seas. If your vacation vision includes more local color than candy-colored cocktails, here are some of Baja Sur’s less-trodden gems.

the oasis and ocean views. Nearby, the HOTEL CALIFORNIA (debunked as the inspiration for the legendary song by The Eagles) houses a great restaurant and gift shop.

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this tranquil region hosted a flourishing pearl trade. By the mid-20th century, the pearls were depleted but a visionary developer, Rod Rodriguez, realized the possibilities of the setting, with its views of turquoise waters The East Cape: Seaside Sanctuary and the island of Cerralvo. With his wife, Drive thirty minutes northeast of San Lucille Bremmer, Rodriguez created what José del Cabo and you’ll enter the famed would become Baja Sur’s first luxury resort. sport fishing region of the East Cape. Here, Built in the 1950’s and home you’ll encounter a bit of the Baja of to the vacation villas of Bing You’ll old, with a relaxed pace and local encounter a bit Crosby and Desi Arnaz, fishermen returning with their of the Baja of old, Rancho las Cruces is like catches in the afternoon. with a relaxed pace taking a step back in time Daniel Kash built a vaca- and local fishermen and offers over 7 miles of tion villa in this tranquil setting coastline and a private returning with (4-bedroom VILLA KASH). He sums up runway. History radiates their catches what makes the East Cape distincthrough the property, from tive: “burros still roam and turtles lay their the stone replicas of Cortés’ crosses, eggs on the beaches. It’s close to town but to the timeless elegance of HACIENDA SANTA Todos Santos: Surf and Art Oasis Located about an hour north of Cabo San just far enough away to get away from CRUZ—a 5-bedroom villa with a romantic Lucas on the Pacific, Todos Santos packs a it all. The secluded surroundings make it pool terrace. Cristina Rodriguez, one of lot of cultural and natural beauty. Nestled special, not to mention the great fishing the villa’s owners, explains that guests return to Rancho las Cruces year after between the Sierra de la Laguna mountain and surfing.” range and pristine beaches, the pretty town Another East Cape retreat, 6-bedroom year for the “warm and friendly staff and is ringed by a natural palm oasis. Established VILLA PANGA overlooks an incredibly lovely the peaceful, secure setting.” in 1723 by Jesuit missionaries, Todos Santos stretch of beach along the Sea of Cortez. has seen centuries of boom and bust as a Guests enjoy relaxing around the expan- Bahia de los Sueños: Sweet Dreams sugar mill town and an agricultural center. sive pool terrace, strolling the warm sands About 35 miles south of Baja Sur’s capital city of La Paz, Bahia de los Sueños (“Bay of Today, the town basks in its designation and admiring the starry night skies. Dreams”) is ideal for kayaking, snorkeling, as a “Pueblo Mágico” (“Magical Town”), The East Cape is home to Cabo Pulmo, fi shing and simply relaxing on the inviting a title granted by Mexico’s Secretariat of one of only three living coral reefs in beach. In the area, scattered villas line the Tourism to towns exemplifying cultural North America and a UNESCO world authenticity. Visitors stroll the streets heritage site. This delicate ecosystem is a sandy shore and an 18-hole golf course to admire the beautiful architecture, art remarkable undersea world and an unfor- designed by Tom Doak invites golfers to spend a day on the greens. An expansive galleries and intimate cafés. Surfers head gettable place to snorkel or dive. beachfront property, RANCHO DE COSTA offers out to the nearby beaches of Los Cerritos two vacation villas, 6-bedroom Villa Marlin and San Pedrito to catch a wave. Rancho las Cruces: Classic Charm and 4-bedroom Villa Langosta, which can While you won’t find the abundance of In 1535, Hernán Cortés landed near the be rented together or separately. Here you’ll accommodations of Cabo, intimate hotels present site of Rancho las Cruces, 25 miles fi nd a private airstrip, a private 3-hole golf offer unique amenities. The new GUAYCURA southeast of modern-day La Paz. While BOUTIQUE HOTEL AND SPA is housed in a historic the conquistador didn’t find gold here, the course and attentive staff. Nearby, Restaurant building with a rooftop deck overlooking Spanish did find pearls and, for centuries, 1535 is a popular spot to enjoy fresh seafood. Another Bay of Dreams retreat, 5-bedroom Stellar Serenity. VILLA MIRASOL offers a breathtaking setting. Opposite: Stars Karern Melby Teerlink, Villa Mirasol’s shine over the dramatic pool terowner, explains the area’s appeal, “There’s race of Villa Panga, a tranquil atmosphere, some days you’ll a wonderful East find that you are the only one on the beach!” Cape getaway. Right: The beautiful Ready to plan your serene vacation white sand beaches away from it all? Call our team of Cabo of Bahía de los professionals at 1-800-745-2226 to find Sueños offer an your perfect getaway. unspoiled paradise.

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A Sophisticated Feast in Your Villa From Romantic Dinners to Gala Celebrations, A Matter of Taste Caters Any Event

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Grilled Beef Filet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $72 pp Asian with a Twist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $75 pp Mexican with a Twist. . . . . . . . . . . . $89 pp

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Ham & Swiss Sandwich ............$11.50 pp Turkey & Jack Sandwich...........$11.50 pp Chicken Breast on Focaccia .$13.50 pp Shrimp Wraps......................................$13.50 pp

Full-Service Lunch: Gourmet lunch selections include a delicious side salad and delightful dessert. Chicken and Brie Sandwich.........$25 pp Shrimp Wraps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25 pp Beef or Lamb Pita. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25 pp Mexican Lunch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30 pp Ginger-chipotle Duck. . . . . . . . . . . $50 pp Asian-style Buffet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $110 pp

Full-Service Dinner: Menus offer an enticing selection of soups, salads, entrées, desserts and coffee for a perfect dinner party. Mexican Dinner ........................................$55 pp Seared Moon Scallops. . . . . . $68.50 pp Boneless Chicken Breast . . . $68.50 pp Seared Tuna. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $70 pp

Sommelier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $40/hr Plan a wine tasting to remember! Price includes sommelier services; food and wine is additional. Up to 25 persons.

Tequila Expert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20/hr Sample tequilas with a knowledgeable expert. Price includes salsa, chips and guacamole. Does not include tequilas or additional food. Up to 25 persons.

Bartender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20/hr Wait Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20/hr Event Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . $25/hr Butler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20/hr NOTE: Additional menus available. Prices are based on all guests selecting the same menu. 4-person min. order. Tax & gratuity not included. 15% delivery charge for drop-off. Additional charges for groups of 25 or more may apply. Special event menus available.

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Breakfast: Start off your day with one of these tantalizing breakfast menus; each includes fresh coffee and fruit juices.

Continental Breakfast. . . . . . . . . . . . $19 pp Pancakes/French Toast . . . . . . . . . . $19 pp Eggs Benedict . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $23 pp Champagne Brunch . . . . . . . . . . . . . $77 pp


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Villa Grocery Pre-Stocking Services Arrive to a Well-Supplied Pantry Full of Gourmet Treats

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OU’LL AVOID THE hassle of shopping for groceries when you take advantage of our convenient villa provisioning packages. Get right down to the business of vacation relaxation when you arrive to find your kitchen already stocked with tasty snacks and beverages. Call us at 1-800-745-2226 to arrange your package.

Sunrise Breakfast Package . . . . . . $90 Bacon (1 lb.), eggs (24), wheat bread (1 loaf ), assorted fruit muffins, milk (½ gal.), assorted whole fruit, orange juice (½ gal.), cinnamon rolls.

Deluxe Welcome Package . . . . . $300 Includes Essential Food, Refreshing Beverage and Sunrise Packages.

Grilling Package . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $140 Hamburger buns (12), hamburger patties (12), hotdog buns (12), hotdogs (12), tomatoes (1 lb.), onion (1 lb.), lettuce (1 head), cheddar cheese (1 lb.), ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard, relish, frozen french fries (5 lb. bag).

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Romantic Package . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $180

These packages are the perfect way to start a great villa vacation.

1 bottle Veuve Clicquot Champagne Brut, champagne bucket, purified ice (1 bag),1 dozen red roses.

Empanadas & Cerveza . . . . . . . . . . . $85

Salsa Package . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30

Spinach and cheese empanadas, chicken-stuffed chiles, vegetarian sopes, beef flautas and 12 beers.

Salsa, guacamole, tortilla chips.

Seafood & Margaritas . . . . . . . . . . . . $90 Tuna-filled Guero chiles, fresh fish ceviche, jumbo shrimp cocktail, gingermarinated seafood salad in cucumber cups, frozen Blue Baja margaritas.

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Fresh fish ceviche, salsa, guacamole and chips, shrimp cocktail, seasonal fruit skewers with chile and lime and watermelon martinis.

Wine & Cheese . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $160 Crudités platter with cilantro dip, assorted bite-size cookies, one bottle Monte Xanic Cabernet Sauvignon, one bottle Monte Xanic Vina Kristel.

NOTE: Welcome packages serve four and include 1-hour butler service.

V I L L A P R E - STO C K I N G Stock up your villa with these convenient gourmet packages. Essential Food Package . . . . . . . . $160 Meat and cheeses (1 lb.), wheat bread (1 loaf ), eggs (12), individual-size cereals (6), fruit salad, coffee (1 lb.), butter, jelly, mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup, milk (½ gal.), sodas (24 cans), bottled water (24), salsa, guacamole, tortilla chips, orange juice, purified ice (1 bag), tortillas, cookies and granola.

Refreshing Beverage Package . . $75 Sodas (24 cans), bottled water (24), orange juice (½ gal.), grapefruit juice (½ gal.), V8 (6 cans), purified ice (1 bag).

Smoked Salmon Package

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Kids’ Breakfast Package. . . . . . . . . . $45 Waffles (12), hot cakes (12), syrup, butter, juice boxes (12), milk (½ gal.), assorted cereal boxes (12).

Kids’ Food Package . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $65 Assorted juice boxes (12), hotdog buns (8), turkey sausage (8), ketchup, mayonnaise, frozen french fries (2 lb.), popcorn (2 packages), crackers (1 box), macaroni and cheese (2 boxes), real fruit roll-ups (1 box).

Beer Package . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $120 A dozen each of Corona, Pacifico, Dos Equis, Tecate and Modelo.

Margarita Package . . . . . . . . . . . . . $180 Cuervo 1800 Reposado (3 bottles), Cuervo margarita mix (3 bottles), limes (12), salsa, guacamole, tortilla chips, purified ice (1 bag), salt.

Top Shelf Liquor Package. . . . . . $325 Corona beer (24), Bacardi White Rum (1 L.), Don Julio Reposado tequila (¾ L.), Absolut Vodka, Jack Daniels (¾ L.), Damiana liquor, margarita mix, piña colada mix, Kahlua (1 L.), Coke (12 cans), cranberry juice (2 L.), tonic water (12 cans), limes, purified ice (2 bags).

NOTE: Customized packages available. Additional $20 per trip delivery fee applicable. Prices include 11% IVA Mexican sales tax. Additional service fee for certain villas. Must be at least 21 to order alcohol. Limit one bottle of hard alcohol (40+%) per person.

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Continental Breakfast. . . . . . . . $15 pp Pancakes, sweet rolls, muffins, eggs with bacon, coffee or tea and juice.

Brunch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $24 pp Pancakes, waffles or French toast, eggs, beans, bacon, sausages, ham, tacos, rolls, potatoes, smoothies, coffee or tea. NOTE: Breakfast 6am–10:30am. Brunch 10am–2pm.

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LU N C H / D I N N E R Enjoy a delightful lunch from Denni’s Catering on the ocean-view pool terrace of your private villa.

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the ideal menu to fit your preferences and budget. Standard Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20 pp Enjoy a delectable poolside brunch with French Deluxe Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $27 pp toast and mimosas for your family and friends, Premium Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30 pp a perfect way to kick off your incredible villa vacation. Picky young eaters? Your little guests Dinner: Includes 2 appetizers, 1 salad or soup, 2 side dishes, 1 main will appreciate the great kids’ menus available. course and 1 dessert. Heading out on those Sea of Cortez waters aboard Standard Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30 pp a fishing charter for the day? Denni’s Catering Deluxe Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $40 pp can provide delicious, convenient box lunches Premium Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50 pp for your outing. Or, why not plan a stylish soirée Additional Sides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5 pp complete with a tequila tasting for a memorable Additional Main Course . . . . $10-20 pp end to your villa vacation? Planning a party? The team of Denni’s Menu Catering can handle all the details, from setup to cleanup. Their enticing variety A P P E T I Z E R S of decorative options and menus will (Standard): make the process a breeze. » Chicken and cheese nachos Nothing beats the pampering of enjoy- » Guacamole, salsa and chips ing gourmet dining in your villa, with » Mushroom or chorizo quesadillas no worries about shopping, preparation » Crispy chicken tacos and setup. Call our team of Cabo experts » Fish ceviche in a cucumber cup » Goat cheese crostini at 1-800-745-2226 to start planning your » Quiche Lorraine Villa Granchef services and personalized in-villa » Chicken wings Vista menu today. » Chicken satay, Thai peanut sauce


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» Traditional Mexican flan » Lemon pie with chocolate décor » Crème brûlée (lemon or mango) » Cheesecake served with strawberry sauce » Apple tart à la mode » Crêpe Suzette » Tiramisu with mascarpone » Chocolate mousse & Irish cream » Chocolate cake with ice cream

Private Chef . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . from $200 8 hour min. for 5 guests. Extra hours $25/hr. Beverages and food additional. Bartender . . . . $13/hour (2 hour min.) Beverages and food additional. NOTE: Many additional menu items available, including vegetarian options. Lunch served 11am–3pm. Dinner available 5pm–10:30pm. 4-person minimum charge applies for all orders. Chef and bartender services do not include 11% tax & 16% service charge. For every group of 6 guests or more, an additional assistant will be required at $13 an hour. Prices are based on all guests selecting the same menu. Additional charge to select items from different menus. Must be 21+ years of age to order alcohol. Additional menu items are available.

Wedding Catering Planning a destination wedding or anniversary party? With an extensive team of chefs, wait staff, event planners, butlers, bartenders and delivery staff, Denni’s Catering is well-versed in coordinating special events for up to 2,000 guests. Denni’s professional staff will help you realize your vision for an exciting celebration, exploring possible decorative themes and menus with you to create the perfect personalized atmosphere for your big day. You’ll be in good hands with the company’s skillful staff to make your party planning stress-free. For added convenience, take advantage of Denni’s comprehensive all-inclusive wedding package, offering a tantalizing variety of appetizers and entrées, a domestic open bar and décor in one per-person price. All-Inclusive Pricing $139 pp INCLUDES

» 3 Appetizers » 1 First Course (Soup or Salad) » Bread and Butter » 1 Main Course » 1 Dessert » Domestic open bar for 4 hours » Coffee and tea service » Setup including round tables, linens, silverware, dishware, glassware, centerpiece for each table, chairs and décor NOTE: Contact us for full wedding menu details and additional packages, including international open bar and premium selections at an extra cost per guest.

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The Beach at Esperanza Resort Pedregal Beach

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AY “I DO” AT BAJA’S LAND’S END— from golden sunsets to idyllic beaches, Cabo casts an undeniable spell of romance. The dramatic natural surroundings and extraordinary venues make Cabo a favorite for weddings and special Rachel Hansen events. ESSV is proud to work with Rachel Hansen, owner of Infinity Weddings, to provide full service wedding and event planning. Rachel explains that Los Cabos offers an incomparable setting for destination weddings, “I love the natural beauty that Cabo offers and the near perfect weather year-round. Cabo has so many beautiful venues, from resorts to gorgeous beaches and amazing private villas.” Specializing in customized events, Rachel explores the possibilities and helps in the selection of the ideal venue, caterer, florist and entertainment. Rachel explains, “I believe it’s important to have a coordinator who clients can trust and understand, as well as someone who will listen to ideas and make the wedding special, fun, and memorable.” Rachel’s intimate knowledge of the finest local vendors and wedding locations make the process effortless. During her time as a professional wedding coordinator, Rachel has planned events ranging from intimate beach weddings to lavish formal galas. One of her most memorable celebrations was a surprise wedding which included the creation of a custom wedding dress in just 24 hours. The ceremony took place on the beach accompanied by a musical trio, followed by a wonderful dinner at a local Mexican restaurant. Another of her most unforgettable events was an elaborate multi-day wedding involving a complex schedule of events, multiple venues and specialized transportation. Rachel says that her work ethic is “very simple: give the level of service you expect to receive and make every experience a positive one.” So, whether you’re dreaming of a classic wedding or a barefoot ceremony on the sand, call us at 1-800-745-2226 to start planning.


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IN-VILLA SPA SERVICES

Spa Tranquility in Your Villa On-Location Spa Services to Soothe and Restore Body Scrubs Oatmeal Buff - Exfoliating ............... $65 Coconut Scrub - Hydrating ............ $95 Lavender Exfoliation - Deep Moisturizing ......................................$110 Milk & Honey Wash & Scrub.......$110

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REAT YOURSELF TO a wonderful retreat for body and soul—without leaving the comfort and privacy of your villa Facials rental. Suzanne Morel’s staff of Pampering Relaxing Facial .............. $95 experienced professionals can Gentleman’s Facial ............................. $95 bring a customized spa envi- Cleansing F acial ................................$100 ronment to you, complete with Seaweed Facial - Sensitive Skin ...$110 Collagen Voile - Hydrating...........$110 relaxing music, softly glowing 4-Layer Resurfacing Facial ............$145 candles and decorative touches. Á LA CARTE SPA SERVICES & PAC K AG E S

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30 minutes FootR eflexology................................ $45 60 minutes Relaxation or Swedish ..................... $75 MediumPr essure............................... $80 Deep-Tissue ........................................ $85 Pregnancy ............................................ $95 Four H ands ........................................$175 Stone ...................................................$110 Signature Couples Massage .........$195 90 minutes Relaxation or Swedish ....................$105 MediumPr essure.............................$115 Deep-Tissue ......................................$125 Bio E nergy ..........................................$135 Stone ...................................................$145 Four H ands ........................................$250 Signature Couples Massage .........$295 Use of Aromatherapy Oil ............... $10 Therapeutic warm water pillow .... $15

Anti-Wrinkle Biological Facial ......$150 New! Rejuvenating Galvanic Treatment ......................................... $110

W E D D I N G & H O N EY M O O N PAC K AG E S Á la Carte Services

All About Romance (Couple) . . $425

Hair Up-do ................................from $90 Blow Dry.....................................from $55 Makeup Application ..............from $75 Eyelash Application ................from $20 Hair Extensions ........................from $25

The soft glow of multiple candles, the sounds of tranquil music and dozens of rose petals set the mood for an invigorating 90 min. bio-energy massage followed by a soothing warm aromatherapy bath.

Here Comes The Bride Package #1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $425 Facial, a 45-min. aromatherapy massage, pedicure, manicure, full up-do or down-do and makeup.

Package #2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $275 Manicure, pedicure, full up-do or down-do and makeup.

Package #3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $195 Full up-do or down-do and makeup.

Groom’s Essentials. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $160 45-min. massage, eyebrow trim, buff manicure, hair trim and blow dry.

Package 1 (Couple) . . . . . . . . . . . . . $300 60-min aromatherapy and rose petal massage followed by an aromatherapy/ rose petal bath surrounded by candles with soothing spa music and champagne toast.

Package 2 (Couple) . . . . . . . . . . . . . $195 A 60-min. aromatherapy side-by-side massage, surrounded by candles and a beautiful rose-petal setup.

NOTE: Ask your SUZANNE MOREL coordinator for a private spa consultation upon arrival at your villa or for more information about spa specials. Custom proposals available for groups. 11% tax and gratuity not included in listed rates.

Nails Spa M anicure ...................................... $40 Deluxe Lavender Spa Manicure.... $50 New! Stimulating Coconut & Peppermint M anicure ...................... $45 Moisturizing Milk & Honey Manicure .............................................. $50 Spa Pedicure ....................................... $60 Deluxe Lavender Spa Pedicure ..... $80 New! Peppermint & Coconut Spa Pedicure ...................................... $70 Moisturizing Milk & Honey Pedicure ............................................... $80 Gentleman’s Manicure & Pedicure ............................................... $85

Spa Packages Roll Out the Red Carpet . . . . . . . . $225 A full body scrub, 60-min. deep tissue massage and pampering facial.

Just for Men Package. . . . . . . . . . . $225 A stimulating body scrub, a facial and a 60-min. massage.

Massage Madness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $180

OUR FEATURED MASSAGE! New! Massage Santé 60 min $95 | 90 min $140 ©2010 RO BERT TRAMA

This restorative treatment combines lymphatic massage techniques with muscle work to relieve the nervous system under your skin and improve circulation—a combination to promote extreme health benefits.

Full-body aromatherapy salt glow scrub and 90-min. deep tissue massage.

Indulge Yourself. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $175 A 60 min. aromatherapy or deep tissue massage with calming seaweed facial.

Mexican Spa Ritual . . . . . . . . . . . . . $250 A cup of herbal tea followed by stretching and an exfoliation using fresh herbs, fruits and aromatherapy oils. Then, enjoy a soothing 60-min. massage.

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CAR RENTAL SERVICES

National Car Rentals Hit the Highway for Getaway Good Times NATIONAL GETS YOU on those beautiful Baja roads fast, comfortably and efficiently, with an extensive fleet of vehicles to meet your needs, great service and a number of convenient pick-up locations throughout Los Cabos. National goes the extra mile to get you there!

Sunset Boulevard. Cabo Style.

Rental Cars Each car day consists of a 24-hour period from the time of pickup. Prepaid car rentals are non-refundable. Additional use beyond the reserved period contracted must be paid by you directly to the rental company.

Daily Rates One-day minimum rental; get the seventh day free, along with unlimited mileage. Rates vary by season. Nissan Platina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $26-$30 Compact, 5 people, Auto with Air Chrysler Attitude . . . . . . . . . . . $32-$40 Intermediate, 5 people, Auto with Air

Nissan Tiida. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $36-$45 Intermediate, 5 people, Auto with Air Nissan Pickup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $41-$50 5 people, Manual with Air

Volkswagen Jetta . . . . . . . . . . . $48-$55 Full-size, 5 people, Auto with Air Premium, 5 people, Auto with Air

Chrysler Town & Country . . $71-$80 Minivan, 9 people, Auto with Air

GM Suburban . . . . . . . . . . . . . $105-$125 Full-size SUV, 8 people, Auto with Air

Toyota Hi Ace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $128-$135 Van, 15 people, Manual with Air

Jeep Wrangler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $48-$55 4 wheel drive, 4 people, Manual no Air

Jeep Patriot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $58-$65 Compact SUV, 5 people, Auto with Air

LAST MINUTE SPECIALS: Save up to 20% off regular rates when booking within 14 days of arrival. NOTE: Similar models may be substituted. National vehicle rentals do not include gas, mandatory liability insurance, 11% tax, 10% airport surcharge, car seats, additional drivers, or extensions beyond reserved period. Minimum age 25 years for rental, 21-24 years at an additional cost.

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Avis Car Rentals Explore the Wonders of Los Cabos DISCOVER THE SIGHTS of Baja on your own schedule. Enjoy personalized attention when you reserve a rental car from Avis, with a variety of models to fit your needs.

Rental Cars Each car day consists of a 24-hour period from the time of pickup. Prepaid car rentals are non-refundable. Any additional use beyond the reserved period contracted must be paid by you directly to the car rental company in Los Cabos.

Daily Rates One-day minimum rental; get the seventh day free, along with unlimited mileage. Rates vary by season. Chevrolet Chevy . . . . . . . . . . . . $19-$40 Subcomp., 5 people, Manual with Air

Dodge Attitude/Manual . . . $21-$42 Compact, 5 people, with Air

Dodge Attitude/Auto . . . . . . $24-$45 Compact, 5 people, with Air

Chevrolet Optra. . . . . . . . . . . . . $32-$58 Intermediate, 5 people, Auto with Air

Ford Focus Europa. . . . . . . . . . $34-$60 Intermediate, 5 people, Auto with Air Dodge Avenger . . . . . . . . . . . . . $38-$64 Standard, 5 people, Auto with Air Ford Fusion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $42-$73 Standard, 5 people, Auto with Air Toyota Camry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $56-$87 Premium, 5 people, Auto with Air COURTE SY OF AVI S RENT A CAR SYSTE M, INC / LOS CABO S TOURISM BOARD

Ford Mustang . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $97-$149 Convertible, 5 people, Auto with Air Chrysler Town & Country . . $60-$92 Mini-Van, 7 people, Auto with Air

Jeep Patriot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $35-$62 Interm. SUV, 5 people, Auto with Air

Dodge Durango . . . . . . . . . . . $70-$102 Full-Size SUV, 7 people, Auto with Air Chevrolet Suburban. . . . . . $105-$157 Premium SUV, 9 people, Auto with Air

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NOTE: Similar models may be substituted. Prices do not include gas, vehicle license fee,11% tax, 15% airport surcharge, car seats, additional drivers, or extension beyond period reserved. Optional insurance coverage available at additional fee. Min. age 25 years for rental, 21-24 years at an additional cost.

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Transcabo Ground Services & Tours Experience Cabo’s Finest Private Transportation & Fascinating Excursions

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Airport Shuttles & Private Transportation Maximum Seating per Vehicle Escalade: ..................................... 5 persons Limousine: ................................. 6 persons Suburban: .................................. 7 persons Toyota Hi Ace: ...................9-13 persons* Available for VIP & private round-trip

Mercedes Sprinter: ..... 14-17 persons* Available for one-way airport transportation & private round-trip *Depending upon amount of luggage

Round-Trip Airport Shuttle (Location-dependent) Resorts only: ............................... $28-$48 Two pieces of regular-size luggage per person. Priced per person. Children with car seat and/or 4-8 years old are 50% off.

Private 1-Way Airport Transfers (Location-dependent)

*Not available for limousine

NOTE: Minimum 48-hour notice is required for transfers from airport to villa/resort or vice-versa. Price includes baggage handling, a bottle of water upon arrival and tax.

Suburban, Toyota Hi Ace, Sprinter, Escalade: $127-$288 NOTE: Client must have airport transportation through Transcabo in order to book transportation to activities. NOTE: 5-day advance booking and full itinerary required.

DayTrips Tours and Activities Here’s a sampling of the wonderful tours and activities we can arrange before your trip. Enjoy a taste of Baja with knowledgeable guides. Explore Todos Santos (5 hrs) Enjoy a scenic drive up the spectacular Pacific Coast to explore the art galleries and picturesque architecture of charming Todos Santos:

$69/adult; $34.50/child Los Cabos City Tour (5 hrs) Explore the sights of Cabo San Lucas and colonial San José del Cabo. Along the way, enjoy beautiful beach views, a tequila tasting and a delicious lunch:

$72/adult; $36/child La Paz Tour (12 hrs)

Toyota Hi Ace:

Head out on an excursion to Baja Sur’s historic capital. On the way, you’ll visit the village of San Bartolo, admire desert and ocean vistas, and see a colonial-era mining town. After visiting La Paz, your journey continues with a stop at the town of Todos Santos:

3hrs: $155-$173; 6hrs: $207-$230

$89/adult; $44.50/child

VIP Custom Transportation Suburban: 3hrs: $160; 6hrs: $212

Escalade: 6hrs: $449; 12hrs: $667

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Villas or Resorts Suburban: ...................................$85-$290 Toyota Hi Ace: ...........................$80-$275 Mercedes Sprinter: ............. $110-$330 Escalade: ................................... $120-$490 Limousine: ............................... $160-$350 1 stop (max 1 hr): .............................. $60*

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Fit to a Tee: Luxurious Links at Land’s End Enjoy a Perfect Day of Golf on the Fabulous Fairways of Los Cabos

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NE OF THE WORLD’S premier golf destinations, Los Cabos offers a variety of courses with challenging designs by legendary masters of the game and breathtaking Sea of Cortez vistas. Year-round sunshine and captivating layouts make Cabo’s courses a must-play.

Cabo San Lucas Cabo San Lucas Country Club This 18-hole design by the Dye

Cabo Real has hosted a number of prestigious tournaments, including

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PGA Senior Slams. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., the par 72, 7,037-yard course has the toughest front nine in Los Cabos. A majestic setting along the Sea of Cortez makes for a scenic game. From $180/daily

Palmilla Golf Club is renowned for its 27 holes and fantastic views. The first Nicklaus design in Latin America, this course has been ranked as one of the top courses by Condé Nast Traveler, the best course in Mexico by Travel +

Corporation has great Land’s End

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Club Campestre

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San José del Cabo Club Campestre is a par 71 Jack

Cabo del Sol Ocean Course With

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Golf Magazine as one of the top courses in the world. No advance booking.

Puerto Los Cabos is one of the

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Cabo del Sol Desert Course This

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tive layouts of each. From $150/daily

the rolling terrain. Varying in length from 4,800 to 7,049 yards, Golf Digest has placed it among the finest in Mexico. No advance booking.

NOTE: Rates vary by the time of day and season. Additional fees may apply for groups. Ask your ESSV representative about seasonal and twilight discounts.

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FISHING & YACHT CHARTERS

Picante Fishing Charters Head Out in Search of Big-Game Marlin & More

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Fishing Charters Available vessels range in size from 24’ to 78’, accommodating 4 to 8 guests. Half-day and full-day fishing charters are available with rates starting at $600 per day for an allinclusive trip. Picante All-Inclusive Fishing and Single-Day Charters include: » » » » »

NOTE: Tax and gratuities are not included. For additional information on charters, visit www.cabovillas.com or call ESSV at 1-800-745-2226.

Fishing Boats Express (32’ Cabo Express) World-class Cabo fishing doesn’t get any better than this Cabo Express, a high performance machine embodying the qualities that anglers demand for deep sea fishing. The veteran crew will put you on the fish in style. Equipment includes a full selection of international two-speed reels matched to custom rods, a complete array of fishing and navigational electronics, custom live bait system, sound system, stateroom, spacious head, full galley and comfortable furnishings. Accommodates 5 passengers.

Dream (35’ Cabo Sportfisher) Consistently a high catch boat, the “Dream” offers an outstanding experience. Equipment includes a full selection of first-class international two-speed reels matched to custom

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Picante 29 (29’ Blackfin) The powerful 29’ Blackfin is popular among tournament anglers for its clean wake and fish raising abilities. The deep V-shaped hull lets it handle all sea conditions with ease. This boat was completely refurbished in early 2010. Equipment includes a full selection of tournament-class Penn and Shimano reels matched to custom rods, a complete array of fishing and navigational electronics, and a custom live bait system including tuna tubes. Passengers will also appreciate the comfortably spacious head and galley. Accommodates 5 passengers.

Picante 45 (45’ Cabo Express) This vessel is among the finest deep-sea fishing vessels in Los Cabos, impressing anglers with its agility and performance. Captain Emiliano and first mate Pedro have crewed this vessel since she arrived in Cabo. Besides being among the premier charter boats in Cabo, this crew makes the best sashimi in the area! Where this Cabo fishing machine really shines is when you’ve hooked your trophy marlin, wahoo, dorado or big tuna. Equipment includes a full selection of Shimano single and 2-speed reels matched to custom rods, a complete array of fishing and navigational electronics, a custom live bait system, Sirius satellite radio, a stateroom with huge salon, spacious head, full galley, air-conditioning and yacht furnishings. Accommodates 8 passengers.

NOTE: Many additional fishing vessels available. Call ESSV’s team of Cabo experts at 1-800-745-2226 for more information on charters.

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Experienced captain and crew Fishing equipment and tackle Live bait (subject to availability) Fishing licenses A selection of beverages with your choice of beer, soft drinks and bottled water Box lunches Filleting and freezing your catch Coffee and pastries Dock fees Fuel

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Pisces Fishing & Yacht Charters Angling for Fun on the Wondrous Waters of Los Cabos

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OU’LL DISCOVER some of the world’s finest fishing in the waters of Los Cabos, with a variety of species and year-round plenitude of marlin. In fact, Cabo has earned the title of “Marlin Capital of the World” for its abundance of prize-winning striped, black and blue marlin. Widely recognized for their conservation efforts in releasing billfish, Pisces Sportfishing offers a great variety of fine fishing vessels and skilled crews for a memorable day fighting marlin, tuna or dorado in the richest local spots. Available boats and yachts range in size from 28' to 110', accommodating 4 to 12 guests. Half-day and full-day charters are available with rates starting at $585 per day for an all-inclusive fishing trip.

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Experienced captain and crew Fishing equipment and tackle Live bait (subject to availability) Fishing licenses A selection of beverages with your choice of beer, soft drinks and bottled water Box lunches Filleting and freezing your catch Coffee and pastries Dock fees Fuel

Yachts Panache (110-ft. Broward) As the name implies, this yacht is a signature of style, with luxurious staterooms, a formal dining salon, full wet bar, a large-screen TV and watersports gear. The beautiful décor will remind you of a fine hotel.

Scorpio (105-ft. Sunseeker) Sleek and sophisticated, this dramatic yacht is ideal for an unforgettable day on the Sea of Cortez, boasting all the creature comforts and high-tech equipment you’d expect.

Mick (80-ft. Ocean Alexander) Like a luxury villa at sea, this yacht features teak-burnished staterooms and granite countertops, offering an elegant way to cruise to the finest fishing spots. You’ll appreciate the superior equipment, including a dive compressor, entertainment system, radar, sonar, GPS and Nav Net.

El Gallo (61-ft. Viking) From the moment you step aboard, there’s no doubt that this is a serious fishing vessel—complete with an extra-wide cockpit, hydraulic-swivel fighting chair, two live bait wells and complete tackle. Powerful 2480 Turbo engines have a top speed of 36 knots.

Andale (60-ft. Mikelson) Inside this vessel, you’ll find lots of space and beautiful design. Fine furnishings create a feeling of luxury while quality gear sets you up for a fantastic trip. The Pompanette fighting chair is ideal for even the biggest fish and the tackle center is fully equipped.

NOTE: Call ESSV’s team of Cabo experts at 1-800-745-2226 for additional information on luxury yacht charters.

NOTE: Bare-boat pricing also available. Tax and gratuities are not included. For additional information on charters, visit www.cabovillas.com or call ESSV at 1-800-745-2226.

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Aliser Import Export Baja Mexico’s Leader

ALISER AD Our goal is 100% complete customer satisfaction and we’ll do our best to surpass your expectations! In addition to servicing the needs of property owners, hotels, restaurants, and golf courses in Baja California, we also have exclusive international importing/exporting permits and capabilities for all of Mexico and the United States. “Whether it be out-of-gauge cargo including 10 miles of pipe, 15 sq ft chandeliers and an enormous pool heater or delicate, hand painted tiles and one-of-a-kind glass work, Aliser has moved it all!” Brian O’Grady, Logistics Manager Kerzner International Development Ltd.

Family-owned and Operated Aliser has been servicing the import and export needs of the Baja California community since 1990. San Diego - USA Karla Partida – Dale CPA, Director

Aliser Import Export Freight Forwarding Agent The Import, Export and Transportation Leader for Baja California. We have a fleet of vehicles traveling daily between the United States and Baja California Sur, with deliveries to Los Cabos everyday.

Aliser Import Export San Diego 2195 Britannia Boulevard unit 105 San Diego, CA 92154 Phone: (619) 671- 9280 Fax (619) 671-9281 kpd@aliser.com.mx www.aliser.com.mx


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SAILING & YACHT CHARTERS

Atlantis Charters de Los Cabos Sophisticated Cruising Adventures on the Sea of Cortez Our Fleet

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Manta Kelistal Catamaran Cutting a fine figure as it sails through the waters, this 57-ft. catamaran accommodates up to 50 passengers and offers incredible comfort and an enjoyable mix of sailing, food, cocktails and fun! Enjoy our personalized menus and open bar. •Private Tours: From $1,750 •Public Tours: 3 Bays Snorkeling & Kayaking Tour (Whale

truly lives up to its name. This elegant

Watching in Season) $75/person;

Buddy Davis accommodates up to

Sunset Tour (Whale Watching in

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Season) $55/person

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Sailboat This elegant sailing vessel

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Satisfaction Spend a unforget-

Cabos. You’ll enjoy the best of classic

table day aboard this 60-ft. Sunseeker

sailing, snorkeling and sightseeing

which comfortably accommodates

aboard this sailboat accommodating

up to 12 passengers. This sleek yacht

up to 16 passengers in stylish comfort.

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This fine ship offers a tastefully

bathrooms, a kitchen, A/C, plasma

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TV, DVD and iPod. Admire great vistas

kitchen. •Private Tours: From $800

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Fanta Sea Catamaran Enjoy a

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whale watching, snorkeling or sunset

Compromise A 48-ft. Sea Ray, the

catamaran accommodating up to 175

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passengers. The experienced crew and

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the sunshine. On board, you’ll find two

Enjoy our open bar and a delicious

staterooms, two baths and a kitchen—

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plus professional fishing equipment.

$5,500 •Public Tours: Snorkeling

Take out one of the kayaks or go for a

& Kayaking Tour (Whale Watching in

snorkel to get up close with the sea life.

Season) $65/person; Mexican Rhythms

Enjoy a delicious breakfast and lunch.

& Flavors Sunset Tour (Whale Watching

Accommodates up to 8 passengers.

in Season) $69/person

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Earth Adventures Delve into the mysterious outback of Baja Sur with an exciting safari past small traditional ranchos and soaring cardon cacti. A dramatic counterpoint to the turquoise waters of the Sea of Cortez, the desert scenery and soaring mountains of Los Cabos are just as enchanting. Tours vary, from thrilling off-road adventures to leisurely horseback rides. ATV Adventure . . . . . . . . . . . .

From $75/person

Horseback Riding . . . . . . . . .

From $70/person

Sierra Buggies . . . . . . . . . . . .

From $180/person

Off-Road Jeeps . . . . . . From $135/1-2 persons Hummer Excursion . . . . . .

From $122/person

Desert Safari. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

From $76/person

Sea Turtle Release . . . . . . . .

From $59/person

Sea Explorations The Sea of Cortez has a reputation for spectacular marine life and no visit would be complete without exploring those pristine waters. Divers, snorkelers and kayakers will find plenty to love. Dolphin encounters, sunset cruises and whale watching trips are fun for the whole family. Dolphin Experience . . . . . .

From $80/person

Sunset Cruise . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

From $30/person

Tall Ship Cruise . . . . . . . . . . . . . America’s Cup Sailing . .

From $45/adult

From $100/person

High Speed Boat Ride . . . .

From $70/person

Snorkel Cruise . . . . . . . . . . . . .

From $45/person

Whale Watching Cruise . .

From $30/person

Kayaking Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . .

From $66/person

Scuba Diving . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

From $55/person

Underwater Sea Trek . . . . .

From $75/person

Surfing Adventure . . . . . . . .

From $85/person

Sky’s the Limit Get a bird’s-eye view of Cabo’s natural treasures with an exhilarating ride above it all. Zip-line “flights” let you swoop over desert canyons and arroyos. For even more breathtaking vistas, a parasailing tour, individually or in tandem with a friend, allows you a rare glimpse above Cabo San Lucas Bay, Land’s End and the city. Zip-line Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

From $85/person

Bungee Jump. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

From $95/person

Canyon Swing . . . . . . . . . . . . .

From $50/person

Parasailing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

From $35/person

NOTE: Many additional tours and excursions available. Let us customize a perfect itinerary for you. Pricing varies by tour operator. Discounted children’s rates may be available. Call your ESSV representative at 1-800-745-2226 to start planning your tours and activities.

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AJESTIC NATURAL beauty abounds on the Sea of Cortez, warm beaches and desert back roads of Los Cabos, making this an ideal destination for sundrenched exploration. With so much to see and do, Cabo offers fun and excitement for any visitor, young and old alike. Whether you’re looking for heartpumping action or a leisurely cruise past the scenic arch at Land’s End to snap some sunset shots, there’s a perfect tour to let you experience the wonder and magic of Baja Sur. We select the area’s finest tour operators who provide a wide variety of activities to make your vacation special.


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Tours Up-Close Whale Watching Adventures (2.5 Hours) Observe and learn about the magnificent humpbacks, grey, blue and sperm whales that visit Los Cabos each year. A trained naturalist will help you discover these gentle and fascinating giants of the deep. Adult: $85; Child: $55

Two Bay Ultimate Snorkel & Beach Break (4 Hours) Board a Zodiac boat for an unforgettable excursion to Santa Maria and Chileno Bays where you’ll experience the tropical marine life of the Sea of Cortez. Includes equipment, tour guide, lunch and 2 domestic drinks. Adult:

$70; Child: $55

Land’s End Kayak, Snorkel & Beach Break (4 Hours) You’ll explore the beauty of the Sea of Cortez on your 2-person clear-bottom kayak. Follow your guide past Lover’s Beach, the famous Arch and the sea lion colony. Finish up with delicious treats. Snorkel equipment, tour guide, lunch and 2 domestic drinks included. Minimum age 8 years. Adult: $70

Sea Trek & Beach Break (3.5 Hours) Put on the specially-designed helmet and follow your guides for a spectacular undersea “walk” as you view the marine life—no snorkel or dive experience necessary! Follow this magical trip with tasty Mexican delicacies. Includes Sea Trek equipment, tour guide, lunch and 2 domestic drinks. Minimum age 8 years. Adult: $75

Snuba & Beach Break (3.5 Hours) Snuba diving provides the ease of snorkeling with the ability to breathe underwater without the usual scuba equipment. Discover beautiful tropical fish. Includes equipment, tour guide, lunch and 2 domestic drinks. Minimum age 8 years. Adult: $75

Parasailing (Flight 10 Min) Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of Cabo with a single or tandem flight over panoramic Cabo San Lucas Bay and Land’s End. Single: $50; Double: $100 Espiritu Santo Island Expedition (All Day) Immerse yourself in an authentic Baja experience. Our expert guides will lead you to this natural sanctuary. You’ll swim with the tropical sea life, have the opportunity to kayak, snuba, dive or swim and enjoy local cuisine. Includes transportation and food. Adult: $190

NOTE: Round-trip transportation included for whale watching; $6.00 extra per person for all additional tours. Prices per person; tax included. Tours include bottled water & soft drinks. Child pricing for ages 5-10 years. Private tours available.

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CABO Wonderful white sands and the brilliantly azure waters of the Sea of Cortez make for sun-drenched fun on the Beautiful Beaches of Baja Sur. By Isabella Pozzi

Sapphire Seas. The picturesque beach at Santa Maria Bay is a favorite destination for families, snorkelers and kayakers, with an abundance of tropical fish and gentle waters.


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HE ARCHETYPAL CABO IMAGE, a variation of which seems to circulate every month in entertainment magazines and across the web, is that of a Hollywood starlet or heartthrob sauntering along a golden expanse of sand with the turquoise Sea of Cortez glowing in the background. Cabo’s beaches are famed far and wide for their beauty, and it’s very easy to see why. From the vibrant bustle of Médano beach to the tranquil coves along the Corridor, there’s a perfect beach for any visitor in Los Cabos. Here are a few of our top picks.

Pacific side, the sandy stretch known as Divorce Beach displays the energetic meeting of the mighty Pacific with powerful crashing surf pounding the shore. Swimming on this side is very dangerous, so admire the views and stay out of the surf.

Beaches Playa las Viudas — Also known as

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Santa Maria Beach For wonderful snorkeling, head out of town on the Tourist Corridor to Santa Maria, a small half-moon shaped bay that’s as pretty as it gets. Tucked between rugged bluffs, this lovely cove offers larger-grained sands with a faint rosy hue that harmonize beautifully with the vivid turquoise waters. Extremely popular for Playa El Médano is the centerpiece of Cabo snorkeling and kayaking this marine sanctuary San Lucas Bay and is protected from predomoffers a wide variety of tropical fish and sea fans. inate northwest waves. Lined with hotels, bars If you’re driving, look for the access sign near Km. and restaurants, this long strand of blonde sand 13 on the highway leading to the dirt parking stretches for nearly two miles from the Hacienda area, then stroll to the cove. Beach Club to well beyond the Riu resorts. The place to see and be seen, El Médano (“The Dune”) hums with activity. In the bay, water taxis zip Chileno Bay Another favorite for snorkeling, along, cruise ships anchor, parasails soar and jet Chileno Bay is accessible from a well-marked skis skip along the waves. With gentle waters, this exit near Km. 14 on the highway. Above the is a fantastic spot to play. Along the beachfront, beach, 7-bedroom Villa Cielito offers mid-20th The Office, Mango Deck and Baja Cantina restau- century style and a remarkable setting for a vacarants are great spots to people watch and enjoy a tion getaway. Surrounded by rustling palms, the cool beverage. Parking is limited, so grab a taxi villa’s beautiful swimming pool overlooks this to eliminate the hassle. On the sand, local fami- gorgeous bay where snorkelers and kayakers lies, tourists and a smattering of beach vendors revel in the gentle waters and abundant sea life. mingle in the sunshine against a backdrop of Popular with local families and tourists alike, the beach offers palapas for shade, basic restrooms dramatic Sea of Cortez and Land’s End views. and a palm grove. Children will enjoy exploring the tide pools. Lover’s Beach Nestled between the soaring rock promontories at Land’s End, photogenic Lover’s Beach is a must-visit. Hop aboard a water taxi from Médano Beach or the marina, bring your supplies for the day and be sure to make arrangements for your return. Once at Lover’s Beach, there are no services but you’ll enjoy an unforgettable experience in one of the world’s most dramatic settings. When conditions are good, snorkeling and diving on the bay side can be delightful, with angelfish, parrotfish, eels, puffers and sea lions inhabiting the waters. On the

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Palmilla Beach Nearing San José del Cabo, Palmilla Beach is another great choice. Depending on conditions, this cove is often wonderful for snorkeling, swimming or kayaking. Located alongside the luxurious One & Only Palmilla Resort and its world-class golf course, this popular beach has long been a favorite. Panga fishing charters are available. In the afternoon, watch the fishermen return to shore accompanied by eager pelicans. Located at Km. 27 on the highway.

Widow’s Beach, this serene beach is an insider favorite. Swim with caution and when the waters are calm. Access via the dirt road located near Km. 12 on the Tourist Corridor.

Costa Azul — Home to the famous Zipper’s break and a beach restaurant, this is one of Cabo’s hottest surfing spots. Access near Km. 28 and park in the arroyo.

San José Hotel Beach — Great for leisurely walks and beachcombing, this beautiful mile-long beach in San José del Cabo is not safe for swimming. Lined with resorts, you can access the beach along Paseo Malecón San José.

Cabo Pulmo — If you’re up for a daytrip, head out to this incredible marine park several hours northeast of San José for some of the world’s most incredible diving and snorkeling in one of North America’s few living coral reefs.

About Beach Safety: Most beaches are unsupervised. Resort beaches use a flag system to indicate the safety of surf conditions, with green meaning it’s safe to swim, yellow indicating caution is needed and red meaning the water is rough and dangerous for entry. Always swim with caution at all area beaches.

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Viva la VILLA Discover the Difference of a Villa Getaway

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Villa de los Sueùos. Guests enjoy attentive service by the team of A Matter of Taste Catering in one of Cabo’s finest vacation villas.


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t used to be that villa vacations were the exclusive fare of the jet set, conjuring images of remote and

privileged luxury. While there are certainly plenty of lavish retreats in Los Cabos, savvy travelers are finding they can live it up in style in a private villa without breaking the bank.

Here are some of our top reasons for choosing a Cabo villa vacation:

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Fantastic Vacation Value — While some vacationers assume they’d never be able to afford a villa getaway, the truth is a vacation rental can be remarkably competitive—especially for groups—with the cost of a comparable resort stay. Our beautiful villas range from charming, cozy homes to palatial haciendas and can accommodate anywhere from 2 to 28 guests. When divided among your party, the nightly cost of our villas is frequently less expensive per person, per night than staying in a hotel room. Plus, you’ll save even more by taking advantage of your villa’s well-equipped kitchen and outdoor barbecue to prepare your own snacks and meals.

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know that every guest is different, so we don’t sell “one-size-fits-all” vacations. We’d rather work with each client to put together their vision of the perfect trip. Whether you’re looking for a beachfront refuge, convenience to downtown, a particular view or specific amenities in your villa, our team will help match you with the right property for your unique needs and budget. Once we’ve narrowed down the ideal villa, we can help you with all the extras, from planning a snorkel or sunset cruise, to arranging special in-villa services to make your stay even more special.

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Exceptional Privacy and Comfort — Nothing can

beat the comfort of lounging around your spacious terrace, floating in your private swimming pool or relaxing in your personal jacuzzi. When you stay in a resort, there’s frequently the inconvenience of having to jockey for the best poolside lounge and the hassle of noisy or unpleasant guests. In your villa, you’ll enjoy a sanctuary of privacy where you can follow your bliss on your own schedule with nobody but your friends and family. And, when you’re ready to head out and see the sights, your villa is a welcoming home base to return to after a day of exploring.

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First-Class Villa Services — Think you can only take advantage of spa services and fine dining at a resort? Think again! Our team can arrange in-villa chef or spa services for an unforgettable experience in the comfort of your rental. Chefs can prepare a casual brunch, a romantic dinner or arrange a perfect cocktail party. Our spa professionals create a customized haven, complete with candles and soothing music, where you’ll enjoy a relaxing massage, facial or body treatment without having to leave your villa. ESSV can also arrange grocery pre-stocking for your villa, professional childcare and much more.

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of room for your entire party to relax, enjoy some personal space or gather and celebrate, villas are ideal for groups. Some of our villas also offer game or theater rooms, special kids’ rooms and even putting greens—in other words, plenty to keep every guest happy and entertained. And, of course, groups appreciate the unbeatable privacy and security of a villa.

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Villa Turquesa 9BR/11BA Sleeps 20 adults, 8 children Oceanfront • 15,000 sq. ft. $5,000 - $6,500 per night P L AT I N U M 6+ STA R



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ning Pacific beach, beautiful Villa Turquesa is a paradise of masterful design.

This graceful villa boasts 15,000 square feet of elegant indoor space and another 10,000 square feet of outdoor living areas. Enjoy an outdoor breakfast and then a little practice on your own putting green. Hold a movie marathon in the theater room. No matter where you are at Villa Turquesa, every guest will find ample room to relax. The terrace area includes a large lap pool with swim-up bar, a shade structure, lounge chairs and outdoor dining space for up to 60 guests. Enjoy gorgeous views and ocean breezes from this extraordinary home, the ultimate choice for a private, luxury vacation in Cabo! NOTE: Villa Turquesa can also be rented as 4BR/5BA from $3,500/night.

“An amazing home-very warm, personal and welcoming.” K.G., Dallas, TX

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Villa Bellissima 8BR/11BA Sleeps 8 couples or 8 singles Oceanfront • 14,500 sq. ft. $3,120 - $3,900 per night P L AT I N U M 6+ STA R



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the best of modern architecture, the warmth of Baja, luxurious amenities and boundless views of the Pacific Ocean, Villa Bellissima is a vacation home of rare distinction. Exceptional style and grace are clearly evident in every aspect of this sophisticated home. The sleek contemporary architecture has been designed to maximize the impressive hillside location. Balconies and terraces invite guests to revel in vast vistas. Inside, a spacious atmosphere of comfortable elegance awaits. Expanses of glass on each level flood interiors with that uniquely warm Baja light. Guests will enjoy the privacy of the 8 roomy suites, each with its own balcony/terrace and inspiring ocean views. You’ll also find a home theater with 112” screen and reclining seating for 12, an oceanview gym and even an elevator to zip you from floor to floor. Outside, two swimming pools look out over sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and beach below. With a professional-quality gourmet kitchen and indoor dining for 16 overlooking the main terraces, Villa Bellissima is a perfect choice for your special event.

“I cannot tell you how awesome everything was at Villa Bellissima. The staff was the best anywhere we’ve been.” Kandice, Houston, TX

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traditional style pervade this remarkable villa overlooking the Pacific.

Set on a dramatic Pedregal perch, Villa de los Sueños del Pedregal boasts over 11,000 sq. ft. of contemporary hacienda elegance, from its graceful archways to its beautiful tile roofing. Designed to be an easily accessible compound, the villa’s three magnificent central suites, three casitas and two apartments afford guests appealing privacy, while the main house offers engaging central meeting areas. The pool, jacuzzi and waterfall invite you to relax on the spacious terrace and enjoy vistas of sunsets and perhaps a migrating whale. This romantic villa offers a great setting for a dream vacation. “Th is was one of the most incredible and beautiful homes I’ve ever experienced.” Alonzo, Miami, FL

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Villa Estero 5BR/5.5BA, Sleeps 10 Beachfront • 5,743 sq. ft. $1,800 - $2,500 per night P L AT I N U M 6+ STA R



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ing colonial Spanish and classical Mediterranean architecture, this elegant beachfront villa features stunning design and a perfect location just steps to the warm sands.

Situated in the exclusive new development of Puerto Los Cabos, Villa Estero exemplifies luxury living at its finest. For those who love to entertain, Villa Estero features a large gourmet kitchen complete with top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, marble countertops and rich cabinetry. Adjacent living and dining rooms include wrap-around sofas, chaise lounges and a massive dining table for 12. Guests will also appreciate the richly-appointed suites with designer touches, plush linens and a vibrant color palette of sunny tones and jewel-like accents. The resort style outdoor amenities at Villa Estero include a palapa shading the large outdoor grilling and dining area and a dramatic infinity-edge jacuzzi that seems to float in the shimmering swimming pool. Relax in a hammock and enjoy the brilliant sunshine as you gaze at the magnificent vistas of the Sea of Cortez and listen to the breezes rustling through the palms. Nothing short of spectacular, Villa Estero is one of the true luxury gems of Los Cabos. “We had an amazing weekend! The house, the staff, the catering—everything was great!” Chase, Winnetka, IL

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6BR/7+BA Sleeps 10 Adults, 2 Children* Oceanfront • 8,600 sq. ft. $3,775 - $4,400 per night P L AT I N U M 6+ STA R



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overlooking Land’s End, Villa Peñasco offers the ultimate in natural beauty, privacy and first-class luxury. Take in the magnificent ocean view from the jacuzzi or infinity pool. The spacious terrace features a palapa shade structure complete with a stylish bar, refrigerator and barbecue perfect for outdoor entertaining. Inside, the villa offers a state-of-the-art gourmet kitchen and a scenic dining room seating 16. Guests can choose from five beautiful bedroom suites, each with a full marble bath, private terrace and fabulous ocean views. To meet your business needs, Villa Peñasco provides a boardroom with a large-screen theater system, computer, high-speed Internet, a movie collection, a library and a fax machine. The villa also offers a fitness room and keycard security-access. Admire breathtaking sunsets from this sophisticated home.

*Children 8 and over are welcome.

“The view was stunning. Our family will certainly return!” John & Anne, Fort Worth, TX

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and sure to please, Villa Piedra offers a stately presence on a Pedregal hillside. From its open vantage point, the splendid Pacific spreads out before you in its majesty.

Inside this lovely villa, there's a lot to appreciate. Beautifully decorated, Villa Piedra boasts appealing stonework, granite countertops, a tasteful color palette in warm tones and elegant furnishings. The villa also offers Internet access, satellite TV, a stereo system and a new gym. After you've admired that plush interior, step outside, where the inviting terrace features a pool and jacuzzi overlooking ocean blues. There are four patios on separate levels, a comfortably shaded dining area, and plenty of lounge chairs for relaxing. A delightful retreat awaits you and your guests at Villa Piedra. “It was everything I hoped for and much more! We loved the villa.” Mark, Estero, FL

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Villa Vista B allena

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5+BR/8BA, Sleeps 12 Beachfront • 12,500 sq. ft. $4,200 - $6,000 per night P L AT I N U M 6+ STA R



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homes in Los Cabos, Villa Vista Ballena is a masterpiece of hacienda-style architecture nestled in a spectacular beachfront location alongside the world-renowned Ocean Course at Cabo del Sol. Laid-back elegance abounds at Villa Vista Ballena. This stunning home boasts wood-beamed ceilings, beautiful furnishings, tile details and plush suites. You’ll appreciate the two dining areas, a grand salon with an impressive fireplace, and a game room with billiard table. Outside, the spacious terrace affords breathtaking views of the coastline. Enjoy these views from the pool with a swim-up palapa bar or from the large jacuzzi. Great for entertaining, the outdoor dining area offers a barbecue and seating for 12.

“The villa was beautiful, the views were gorgeous—it was a class act!” Roger, New York, NY

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Villa G ran Vista 7BR/7.5BA Sleeps 7 couples or 7 singles Oceanfront • 7,500 sq. ft. $2,080 - $2,600 per night P R E M I ER 6 S TA R



AVISHING PACIFIC PANoramas are yours from this elegant 7,500-square-foot home in the upscale Pedregal community.

The villa itself exceeds the majesty of those views, with seven handsome bedrooms with private baths, king beds, satellite TV and terraces. Quality craftsmanship includes Egyptian travertine flooring, granite counters and tasteful furnishings. Outside, warm yourself on the spacious and sunny main terrace, seek refreshment from the large infinity pool’s swim-up bar, or enjoy a bite from the gas barbecue. Perfect for celebrations, Villa Gran Vista offers patio dining for 14. In the evening, gather in the large jacuzzi or around the fire pit as the sun sets and the stars emerge over the mighty Pacific. If indoor entertainment is on the agenda, the villa’s many amenities include a gourmet kitchen, a game room with billiard table, and a theater room perfect for a movie night with friends. However you choose to spend your time at Gran Vista, beauty and relaxation will be in the mix. “Our stay at Villa Gran Vista was simply amazing. The home is spacious and beautifully appointed.” Cindy, Quincy, IL

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views of the majestic Sea of Cortez from nearly every room of this spectacular oceanfront villa and feel your cares drift away.

You can admire those vistas as you lounge or dine alfresco on the expansive terrace, with its pool, soothing waterfall, jacuzzi and inviting hammock. This estate is perfectly situated right off the championship greens of the Cabo del Sol course, compelling golfers to dream of their next round on the Jack Nicklaus signature course just steps away. Within its walls, warm tones accent tasteful artistic décor with Cantera tile floors, granite countertops, soaring ceilings and an inviting hearth. Each bedroom has its own patio and bath, and there’s a separate, one-bedroom casita for added privacy. Located in the exclusive Buena Vista community, this impressive home is a short walk to the beach and a 10-minute drive to downtown Cabo San Lucas. And the links, of course, are right next door. The luxurious ambiance of Villa Cortez will surround you with a welcoming feeling of ease from the moment you step inside. A home of striking presence and beguiling design; the only missing element is you. “Villa Cortez is a beautiful and comfortable home. The view of the golf course and ocean could not be beat.“ Sam, Charlotte, NC

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the sands of one of Cabo’s most unspoiled beaches from this magnificent estate.

Situated on the Pacific side of the gated Pedregal community, Villa Marcella offers more than you can imagine in grandeur and privacy. This is the epitome of a vacation dream home, yet it is only one mile from downtown Cabo San Lucas. Villa Marcella’s elegant architecture encompasses spacious living areas with exceptional amenities, including a marble fireplace, granite counters and Egyptian travertine marble floors. Spacious bedrooms feature king beds, private baths and beach views. The floor plan includes an entertainment/media room complete with billiard table, a wet bar, a private sitting/family room, and a formal living and dining room perfect for entertaining family and friends. Discover beach living at its finest!

This is the epitome of a vacation dream home, yet it is only one mile from downtown Cabo San Lucas

“We had a wonderful time. The views and atmosphere were great.” Matt, San Luis Obispo, CA

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Villa Hayden 4BR/4.5BA, Sleeps 8 Oceanfront • 7,000 sq. ft. $2,240 - $2,800 per night P R E M I ER 6 S TA R

WE-INSPIRING SEA

of Cortez vistas spread out before you from this stunning contemporary home.

Relax in the airy, spacious interior of Villa Hayden, featuring marble floors, a gourmet kitchen, billiard table and a baby grand piano—all perfect for entertaining guests. Or, treat your family and friends to a chef-prepared gourmet meal on the expansive oceanfront terrace, with its gas barbecue, pool, swim-up bar and splendid views of the Sea of Cortez. Listen to the sound of the waves, explore the vibrant tide pools and keep an eye out for iguanas sunning themselves on the dramatic boulders lining the shore. Inside, you’ll find comfortable bedrooms with king beds, private baths and ocean views. For guests seeking a bit more privacy, the villa also offers separate guest quarters. The graceful modern design and thoughtful layout of Villa Hayden create broad, light-filled expanses and an atmosphere that’s both refined and welcoming. Set in the exclusive oceanfront community of Santa Carmela, Villa Hayden offers rich aesthetic charm, privacy and all the comforts for a perfect retreat. Once here, you may find it very difficult to leave. However, the many activities of Los Cabos are just a short drive away. “Great pool, beachfront and amenities. Villa Hayden is an immaculate home.” R.J., Wichita Falls, TX

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Villa Cielito 7BR/7.5BA, Sleeps 16 Beachfront • 8,000 sq. ft. $3,600 per night P R E M I ER 6 S TA R

IMELESS STYLE AND

phenomenal views welcome you at Villa Cielito, a magnificent estate on one of the finest snorkeling bays in Los Cabos. Rest assured; there’s nothing between you and the turquoise waters—except for the beach. Step onto the warm, white sands for a peaceful stroll. Enjoy a day of swimming, snorkeling, diving, kayaking or windsurfing in the sparkling sea. Or simply lounge on the pool terrace surrounded by lush palms. Located on Chileno Bay in the Corridor, Villa Cielito offers an inviting taste of classic style. Step inside and you’ll admire the villa’s tasteful décor and fine amenities, including a gourmet kitchen, marble baths, comfortable contemporary furnishings and flagstone floors. The villa’s bedrooms are plush and just as beautifully decorated, each offering its own private bath. A perfect villa for entertaining and special events, visitors will also appreciate the entertainment system and wireless Internet access.

Just a 15-minute drive from Cabo San Lucas and 20 minutes from historic San José del Cabo, this exceptional home makes a great base for exploring the area’s attractions. Villa Cielito is a perfect piece of Cabo heaven—the only villa rental in this entrancing beachfront setting. “Villa Cielito is absolutely stunning and the staff was amazing.” Dani, Orange, CA

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Villa Esperanza

Pedregal, Cabo San Lucas

7BR/8BA, Sleeps 20 Ocean View • 9,000 sq. ft. $2,000 - $2,800 per night P R E M I ER 6 S TA R

OU’LL NEED TO TAKE

a deep breath before you walk into the expansive great room of Villa Esperanza, as the panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, beach and endless sky will very likely leave you breathless.

Perched in a perfect Pedregal setting, Villa Esperanza blends dramatically into the hillside above the beach. Lose yourself in those magnificent views from the infinity-edge pool or the jacuzzi. Take the path down past the desert gardens and palms onto the warm sands, where you can bask in the sunshine. Inside, travertine tile, marble accents and rich furnishings create an atmosphere of casual elegance. Windows draw the sparkling blues of the ocean inside. Each of the luxurious and comfortable bedrooms has a private bath and balcony—one with its own outdoor jacuzzi. "Upon entering the villa, I was amazed at its ambiance." Jen, San Diego, CA

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Villa Andaluza 6BR/6.5BA Sleeps 6 couples or 6 singles Ocean View • 5,100 sq. ft. $1,760 - $2,200 per night P R E M I ER 6 S TA R

PON FIRST SETTING

sight on Villa Andaluza, you’ll surely be enchanted— and that captivation is experienced anew once you step inside the home.

This majestic villa offers an intriguing blend of traditional warmth and modern luxury. Each of the spacious bedrooms, most opening to ocean views, offer private baths. You’ll also appreciate the gourmet kitchen, a billiard table, 2 gas fireplaces and a robust entertainment system. Step onto the terrace where the villa’s beautiful pool, jacuzzi and outdoor fireplace will compel you to relax and admire the vistas. Villa Andaluza invites you to settle in and savor a taste of the good life. “Everything was just great. We loved the view and spent a lot of time around the jacuzzi, patio and the pool table.” Kevan, Los Angeles, CA

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Villa C lara Vista

Pedregal, Cabo San Lucas

6BR/7BA, Sleeps 14* Ocean View • 5,000 sq. ft. $1,280 - $1,800 per night P R E M I ER 6 S TA R

AKE IN PANORAMIC

views of both the Pacific and the Sea of Cortez while you dine alfresco in this Mediterranean-style villa.

The scenic, open-air domed dining area provides the perfect spot for entertaining your guests. Later, take a dip in the large swimming pool or simply relax and gaze at the stars from your private outdoor jacuzzi. Clara Vista’s multiple domes give the villa a timeless atmosphere of elegance—and the feeling is confirmed when you step inside. You’ll find a host of attractive amenities, including a home theater and a gourmet kitchen. Located in the exclusive Pedregal community, this villa is convenient to downtown Cabo San Lucas and the marina. *Children 8 and over are welcome.

“My second time at Clara Vista was just as amazing as the fi rst!” Sareen, Los Angeles, CA

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Villa del Mar 5BR/7BA, Sleeps 10* Ocean View • 7,500 sq. ft. $1,520 - $1,900 per night P R E M I ER 6 S TA R

GLAMOROUS AND

unforgettable retreat, Villa del Mar offers sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean from its dramatic hillside perch. The impossibly lovely ocean vistas, seen from every room, will delight you from the moment you step inside this spacious home. The bright, contemporary interior offers plenty of room for your party to relax in luxurious comfort. All five of the suites feature spectacular ocean views, balconies and private baths—three of these with jetted tubs. Travertine floors, modern furnishings and stylish accents create a refined ambiance. You'll also appreciate the fitness room with club-level exercise equipment and a handsome sauna to soothe your muscles after a workout. Later, enjoy some entertainment in the theater room featuring a surroundsound system and gaming table. Outside, you’ll find as much to enjoy. A spacious terrace with an infinityedge swimming pool, a large jacuzzi for 8, gas barbecue, palapa-shaded patio and fire pit set the stage for many hours of outdoor enjoyment. Villa del Mar is the epitome of what an exclusive Pedregal villa should be: comfort, class and the promise of a marvelous retreat convenient to all the recreation of Los Cabos.

*Children 8 and over are welcome.

“Th is is easily the nicest place I’ve ever stayed— absolutely wonderful.” Edward, Farmington, UT

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Villa Pacifica

Pedregal, Cabo San Lucas

5BR/4.5BA, Sleeps 10 Beachfront • 5,000 sq. ft. $2,560 - $3,200 per night P R E M I ER 6 S TA R

ITH A STUNNING LOCA-

tion directly on a beautiful stretch of beach, Villa Pacifica sets the stage for a truly unforgettable getaway. Balancing modern and traditional styles, this magnificent villa is a one-of-a-kind retreat. You and your guests will enjoy the plush suites, colorful decorative accents, travertine marble floors and rich furnishings of this lovely home.

While the interior is gorgeous, you’ll likely find yourself spending most of your time on the dramatic beachfront pool terrace commanding million-dollar views of the Pacific Ocean. Relax in your private swimming pool, take a leisurely stroll on the inviting sands or gather around the fire pit as you admire a radiant sunset. A gas barbecue, two wet bars and plenty of comfortable patio seating make this elegant villa ideal for outdoor entertaining. A wonderful oasis in a serene setting, Villa Pacifica is only a mile from downtown Cabo San Lucas. Take the short drive into the city to experience the hot nightlife, wonderful restaurants, shopping and activities of Cabo San Lucas. Escape to a setting of rare beauty, where the swaying palms, warm sands and magical sound of the surf will embrace you. “A beautiful villa! We had a wonderful time. The stay was spectacular!” Alain, Kalamazoo, MI

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Villa Taz 5BR/5.5BA, Sleeps 10 Ocean View • 6,500 sq. ft. $1,600 - $2,000 per night P R E M I ER 6 S TA R



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cares in this majestic home offering sweeping ocean views from the infinity pool, jacuzzi, and elegant terrace areas.

Treat yourself to a nap on the hammock in the shade of the palapa, or take a short walk down the stairs to the pristine private beach below. Inside, high ceilings and bright colors create a cheerful ambiance. In addition to a state-of-the-art home theater and modern kitchen, Villa Taz features four master suites with great views, plus an attached onebedroom apartment for extra privacy. Located near the prestigious Palmilla golf resort, in the exclusive community of Cerro Colorado, Villa Taz offers the perfect place to relax. “Villa Taz had amazing views! We could see whales from our pool.” Gina, Chicago, IL

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Villa Miguel

Cabo del Sol, Corridor

4BR/4.5BA Sleeps 8 adults, 2 children Oceanfront • 3,500 sq. ft. $1,320 - $1,650 P R E M I ER 6 S TA R



ELIGHT IN THE CHARM,

lovely vistas, character and sunlight at hacienda-style Villa Miguel. With its vaulted ceilings, handmade tile, graceful colonnades, and natural desert landscaping, this stunning oceanfront villa offers plenty of aesthetic appeal. Inside the home, elegant furnishings are accented by colorful details. Step onto the scenic terrace to breathe in the fresh ocean air. Relax in the infinity-edge pool or jacuzzi as you admire the views of golf course greens and Sea of Cortez blues. When you're ready to stroll the warm sands, the beach is steps away. The world-class golf of Cabo del Sol is next door and all the wonders of Los Cabos are but a short drive away.

"We had an absolutely wonderful and relaxing vacation. The location could not have been better." Susan, Houston, TX

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Villa la Cima 3BR/3.5BA, Sleeps 6* Ocean View • 5,800 sq. ft. $1,000 per night P R E M I ER 6 S TA R



ISE ABOVE IT ALL AT

this superb luxury villa, dramatically situated right at the summit of the exclusive Pedregal community.

Tastefully decorated with antiques, fine furnishings, Asian rugs, Mexican accents and limestone floors, Villa la Cima offers beauty and refinement. The villa's floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors showcase those spectacular ocean views. Outside, sun yourself on one of the tanning/lounging shelves built into the pool, or relax on one of the many lounge chairs and savor the breezes. In the evening, warm yourself around either of two kiva fireplaces. When the sun goes down, the starry skies and lighted pools of the Pedregal take the spotlight. *Children under 2 years and over 12 welcome.

“We fell in love with this gem; it was perfect for our family.” Nathan, San Francisco, CA

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Villa Land’s End

Pedregal, Cabo San Lucas

7BR/6.5BA, Sleeps 15* Oceanfront • 10,000 sq. ft. $1,480 - $2,075 per night LU XU RY 5.5 STA R



ATCH THE WHALES

in the distance from the terrace of Villa Land’s End.

Situated cliffside, 260 feet above the Pacific Ocean, this elegant four-level home offers a host of superior amenities and breathtaking panoramas. Enjoy a soothing dip in the jacuzzi, or admire the endless views from the infinity-edge pool. With 12 lounge chairs and two wet bars, the terrace is great for entertaining. When you get the urge to hit the warm sands, the beach is just a ¼-mile away. Inside you’ll find a host of great amenities, including large-screen TVs with individual satellite access, a state-of-the-art entertainment system and a gourmet kitchen. Located in one of Cabo’s premier communities, Villa Land’s End feels serenely remote yet is convenient to all the action of downtown. *Children 8 and over are welcome.

“The house was immaculate, the staff friendly, and the views from every room world-class.” Mike, Los Angeles, CA

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Villa Descanso 9BR/11BA Sleeps 12 singles or 10 couples Ocean View • 8,700 sq. ft. $1,584 - $1,980 per night LU XU RY 5.5 STA R



S STYLISH AS ITS

Pedregal address, this newer villa is a welcoming private sanctuary with whitewater views of the Pacific Ocean and a wealth of top-of-theline amenities. Harmonizing gracefully with the hillside setting, Villa Descanso’s attractive architecture blends the best of traditional Mexican and contemporary styles. Once you step inside, you’ll admire the attention to detail evident throughout this beautiful home including travertine marble flooring, granite and marble countertops, wood accents and a color palette inspired by desert hues. Perfect for groups, the villa's nine suites—some featuring ocean views and private balconies—offer plenty of space for everyone to relax in comfort. Inside, you’ll also enjoy the lavish gourmet kitchen, an Internet study with multiple computer stations and a spacious steam shower/bath. Outside, you’ll find everything you need to enjoy the Baja sunshine. The spacious terrace offers an infinity pool with swim-up bar, 12 lounge chairs and a jacuzzi for 8. Fire up the gas barbecue, turn on the outdoor fire pit and settle in for a fabulous evening under the stars.

When it's time to explore, you’re just minutes to downtown. “The pictures don't do justice to how amazing this house really is!” R.D., Chicago, IL

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Villa de la Playa 6BR/6.5BA, Sleeps 12 Beachfront • 7,500 sq. ft. $2,300 - $2,500 per night LU XU RY 5.5 STA R



N UNFORGETTABLE beachfront setting awaits you at this luxury villa in the gated community of Costa Brava, conveniently situated between Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo.

Villa de la Playa’s expansive views, large patio area and immediate beach access make it ideal for special events and family trips. The terrace includes large entertainment areas, shade structures, a commercial, stainless gas barbecue and a marble table for outdoor dining. The pool overlooks breathtaking beach vistas. Inside, you'll appreciate the warm décor, spacious living areas, gourmet kitchen and elegant dining area. Enjoy seaside living at its best! “The beautiful landscaping and charming interior design made our stay cozy and comfortable.” Ted, Boulder, CO

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Villa Grande

Pedregal, Cabo San Lucas

6BR/7.5BA Sleeps 7 couples or 12 singles* Oceanfront • 12,000 sq. ft. $1,480 - $2,050 per night LU XU RY 5.5 STA R



N EXTRAORDINARY,

European-designed estate, Villa Grande epitomizes old-world glamour.

Villa Grande is one of those rare homes where unexpected features delight at every turn and where art and design blend impeccably. The villa boasts high ceilings, arched windows, marble flooring and elegant furnishings. Three of the villa's suites are detached for added privacy. View spectacular sunsets from the large terrace area, or kick back and enjoy the stellar vistas from the refreshing swimming pool and jacuzzi. With 20,000 sq. ft. of outdoor space, Villa Grande is great for entertaining. Located in the exclusive Pedregal community, Villa Grande is convenient to the activities of downtown. *Children 6 and older are welcome.

"It was the trip of a lifetime! I would highly recommend it.� Cristal, Vail, CO

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Villa Leonetti 4BR/5BA, Sleeps 10* Ocean View • 8,000 sq. ft. $1,200 per night LU XU RY 5.5 STA R



PEDREGAL ESTATE

of distinction and style, Villa Leonetti's views are matched by the lovely décor. With sweeping vistas of Cabo San Lucas Bay and the Sea of Cortez, a spacious interior, four comfortable suites, an infinity pool and jacuzzi, Villa Leonetti has it all. You'll find yourself admiring the tasteful accents and quality craftsmanship throughout this elegant home. Outside, grab a bite from the gas barbecue or simply lounge about as you admire spectacular views of Land's End and the marina. When you're ready to get out and explore, Villa Leonetti offers convenient access to all the excitement of downtown Cabo.

*Children 12 and over are welcome.

“We spent almost the entire trip hanging around the pool and taking in the awesome views.” Pamela, Playa del Rey, CA

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Villa las Piedras

Puerto los Cabos, San José del Cabo

5BR/7BA, Sleeps 15 Ocean View • 5,000 sq. ft. $1,000 - $1,250 per night LU XU RY 5.5 STA R



ISCOVER A WORLD

of refinement and magnificent vistas at this stunning new villa in the Puerto los Cabos community, minutes from historic San José del Cabo.

An intriguing blend of traditional Mexican architecture and modern styles come together at Villa las Piedras. Luxurious details include granite floors and unique artwork. The attractive interior offers comfortable living spaces, a gourmet kitchen, a robust entertainment system and five inviting bedroom suites. The glorious terrace boasts a sparkling pool with a a jacuzzi, gas barbecue and patio dining area. For even more fun, head over to the delightful Fundadores Beach Club, just a short walk away. Or, enjoy a round of golf on the courses of Puerto Los Cabos. Experience vacation bliss and luxurious amenities at Villa las Piedras. Newly Available Fall 2010

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Villa Vista del Mar 4BR/5.5BA, Sleeps 8 Ocean View • 5,150 sq. ft. $795 per night LU XU RY 5.5 STA R



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dens, exquisite hacienda-style architecture and dramatic Sea of Cortez views welcome you to lovely Villa Vista del Mar. A glorious estate located in the exclusive community of Querencia and just a short stroll to one of Los Cabos’ best surfing beaches, Villa Vista del Mar boasts old-world craftsmanship and designer touches. Inside, you’ll find a spacious gourmet kitchen, dining area for 8 and an inviting living area. Each of the beautifully appointed suites opens to the stunning terrace area. This home was designed to take full advantage of the magnificent Los Cabos weather, with a host of outdoor amenities to make your vacation a sun-drenched delight. Enjoy the views from the pool’s swim-up bar or while you relax in the jacuzzi. A gas barbecue, fire pit, patio dining area and outdoor stereo are great for alfresco entertaining.

“Th is villa was even more beautiful than we could have dreamed.” Zoe, Santa Monica, CA

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Villa la Favorita

Pedregal, Cabo San Lucas

3BR/3.5BA, Sleeps 10 Oceanfront • 5,000 sq. ft. $960 - $1,500 per night LU XU RY 5.5 STA R



TRETCHING TO THE

horizon, the Pacific views from Villa la Favorita are sure to enchant.

The villa’s classical Mexican design has earned it a featured position in many architectural books on Los Cabos. Hacienda-style charm abounds in this bright, spacious villa including a lovely courtyard with a fountain, stone columns, and colorful tile counters and floors. The covered arcade surrounding the pool terrace frames a dramatic sunset view, while the master bedroom patio provides a magical view of the moon over the ocean. You’ll experience a tranquility and perfection only possible in Baja. “It felt like we were soaring above the sea; the villa was very impressive.” Terry, Scotts Valley, CA

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Hacienda Santa Cruz 5BR/5BA, Sleeps 12 Beachfront • 6,600 sq. ft. $1,300 - $2,450 per night LU XU RY 5 STA R



VOKING THE ROMANCE

of the past, Hacienda Santa Cruz brings to mind the Baja of old, when the jet set of Hollywood's golden age escaped to this tranquil spot 25 miles southeast of La Paz. Hacienda Santa Cruz is situated in the private Rancho Las Cruces community, which boasts over 7 miles of pristine coastline. The villa's brick patio, with its sparkling fountain, invites you to relax. Off in the distance lies the island of Cerralvo, known as the "Island of Pearls." A pretty pool overlooks the beach, just steps away.

The hacienda offers tasteful furnishings and artwork, spacious bedrooms (two in private casitas) with private baths and attractive dining areas. A delightfully relaxed pace awaits you. “The beach was calm and beautiful. A perfect place to unplug.” Christina, San Francisco, CA

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Villa Helena

Pedregal, Cabo San Lucas

5BR/5.5BA, Sleeps 12 Ocean View • 4,400 sq. ft. $960 - $1,200 per night LU XU RY 5 STA R



IP YOUR MARGARITA

and keep an eye out for migrating whales as you relax on the patio.

From the moment you step inside Villa Helena, you'll encounter a warm ambiance. Every spacious room has an appealing designer’s touch, carried through into the kitchen with modern appliances and granite counters. You'll also appreciate the satellite TV and entertainment system. Outside, lounge around the splendid pool or under the palapa. The yard is lushly landscaped and makes an ideal setting for dining, perhaps with something tasty from the gas barbecue. Don’t forget the nearby jacuzzi for drifting off into sweet relaxation. With an ideal location in the exclusive Pedregal neighborhood of Cabo San Lucas, this alluring villa invites you to enjoy a remarkable retreat. “The view from the villa was amazing; we loved to watch the sunset.” Irma, Lubbock, TX

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Villa Joya del Mar 4BR/4.5BA, Sleeps 10 Oceanfront • 3,500 sq. ft. $1,280 - $1,800 per night LU XU RY 5 STA R



WAKEN YOUR SENSES

at Villa Joya del Mar, a spectacular home offering dramatic positioning above the Pacific Ocean.

The villa clings to the curves of its hillside setting, treating guests to broad vistas from various vantage points. Tasteful architecture features elegant stone columns and tile roofs. Rock outcroppings embrace the contours of the pool and spa—and the villa’s spacious terrace provides ample room to enjoy the warm Baja sun. You'll feel like you're on top of the world as you admire endless panoramas of sea and sky while you relax in a poolside lounge chair or enjoy a snack from the barbecue. Keep an eye out for migrating whales and cruise ships passing by on the Pacific. Indoors, beautiful slate and marble floors accentuate the plush amenities. Joya del Mar’s bedrooms are roomy and inviting, all the more so because of their stunning views. The gourmet kitchen is awash in granite, as are the four bathrooms, three of which are private to their suites. Furnishings are comfortably elegant, accented by colorful, unique artwork and designer touches. Surrender to the beauty and luxury of Joya del Mar, a refined retreat in the exclusive Pedregal community. “We have rented eight villas in the Pedregal area of Cabo, and this is definitely one of the best.” K., Reno, NV

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Villa Marlin

Bay of Dreams, La Paz

6BR/8BA, Sleeps 12 Beachfront • 6,000 sq. ft. $1,200 - $1,500 per night LU XU RY 5 STA R

ESTLED ON A PRIS-

tine beach along the Bay of Dreams near La Paz, Villa Marlin is located in Rancho de Costa, a private oasis offering tennis and basketball courts, a golf course and an airstrip. Outside, a palapa shades a spacious outdoor lounge with a dining area, stereo, barbecue/bar and comfortable deck furniture. Surrounded by lush palms, the pool overlooks the tranquil beach. Step down to the warm sands for an evening stroll before returning to gather in the jacuzzi or around the outdoor fireplace. If you’re ever ready to come inside, you’ll find a charming and welcoming home with tile flooring, granite and marble countertops, two full kitchens, a full gym and so much more. Each suite features ocean views and a private entrance. NOTE: Villa Marlin may be rented together with neighboring Villa Langosta at a special discounted rate for a total of 10BR/13BA and 9,500 sq. ft.

“We're already looking forward to our next family vacation here.” Ted, Honolulu, HI

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Villa Langosta 4BR/5BA, Sleeps 10 Beachfront • 3,500 sq. ft. $400 - $500 per night LU XU RY 5 STA R



ETTLE INTO THE

jacuzzi on the terrace of Villa Langosta and revel in the views of the Sea of Cortez and desert hills stretching magically around you. With a beautiful and unspoiled location on the Bay of Dreams near La Paz, this gracious villa boasts the kinds of panoramic vistas that inspire poetry.

Villa Langosta offers a comfortable interior with tiled floors and countertops and a warm, colorful décor. Each suite offers private entrances and two of them boast ocean views. The living room features cozy furniture and sliding doors to the oceanfront terrace. Step outside and you’ll discover that Villa Langosta offers you plenty of reasons to relax a long while on that tempting outdoor terrace, where you and your friends can enjoy the patio dining area for 10, a gas barbecue, and a shade structure ideal for alfresco entertaining. The villa is located on the pristine Rancho de Costa, a spectacular property offering a private airport, a practice golf course, hiking trails, tennis and basketball courts. NOTE: Villa Langosta may be rented together with neighboring Villa Marlin at a special discounted rate for a total of 10BR/13BA and 9,500 sq. ft.

“A week was not enough—we could have spent at least another month in this amazing place!” Leonie, Flagstaff, AZ

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Villa Patrizia

Costa Azul, Corridor

4BR/3+BA, Sleeps 10 adults or 8 adults and 4 children Ocean View • 5,000 sq. ft. $977 - $1,075 per night LU XU RY 5 STA R



MBRACE THE AIRY

ambiance and elegant design of this wonderful Mediterranean-style home.

Gaze out at gorgeous views of the Sea of Cortez and Palmilla Bay as you enjoy Villa Patrizia’s many unique amenities, inside and out. You'll discover plenty of ways to unwind at this magnificent estate, complete with a grand staircase, soaring ceilings, and lush greenery. Luxuriate in the seashell-shaped jacuzzi in the master bathroom, or relax in the shade of the palapa-covered swimup bar adjacent to the infinity pool. From its extraordinary vistas to the grace of its high, open-beam ceilings, the many pleasures of this stunning luxury villa await your discovery. NOTE: Villa Patrizia can also be rented as 3BR/3+BA from $877/night.

“Would highly recommend it to anyone looking to get away and relax.” Marci, Deerfield, IL

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Villa Sombrero 4BR/4.5BA, Sleeps 10 Partial Ocean View • 4,000 sq. ft. $720 - $1,000 per night LU XU RY 5 STA R



TYLISH DÉCOR, LUSH

landscaping and a sunny pool terrace are just a few of this lovely home’s many appealing highlights.

It’s just a short walk to a pretty beach and minutes to world-class golf from Villa Sombrero’s excellent location within the exclusive oceanfront gated community of Santa Carmela. Enjoy the comforts of luxury living in the spacious and tastefully decorated interior with travertine marble floors, a gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, satellite TV and a host of other fine amenities. Outside, the large swimming pool, jacuzzi and dining area make this inviting retreat a great spot for entertaining or just relaxing with a good book and a margarita. The large patio area features appealing foliage and flowing design—you'll find yourself spending countless hours daydreaming and enjoying the sea breezes in your lounge chair. Settle in and ease on down. Whether you choose to bask in the pool, soak in the hot tub, sip a cool drink under the palapa while admiring the views, or kick back in the wonderful rooms, Villa Sombrero is the spot to take your hat off and unwind. When you're ready to explore Los Cabos, all the activities of this world-class destination are located conveniently nearby. “I loved Villa Sombrero! It was very clean and offered a great setup for couples or families!” Teri, Dallas, TX

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Villa Stela Maris

Palmilla, Corridor

4BR/4.5BA, Sleeps 12 Ocean View • 6,000 sq. ft. $800 - $1,100 per night LU XU RY 5 STA R



HE SHINING SEA OF

Cortez spreads out before you like a sparkling jewel at beautiful Villa Stela Maris. Those beaming blues harmonize perfectly with the villa's handsome landscaping. Inside, the high, open-beamed ceilings, handcrafted Mexican décor, and gorgeous kitchen create an atmosphere of relaxed—and welcoming—luxury.

This charming, hacienda-style villa offers four nicely appointed bedrooms, all with warm splashes of color and artistic accents. Comfortable furnishings, tile floors, unique artwork and perfectly framed views add to the allure of this lovely home. Outside, you'll find yourself whiling away the hours as you enjoy sea breezes rustling through the palms, taking refreshing dips in the sparkling pool and relaxing in the jacuzzi. Prepare a snack on the barbecue and enjoy the best of the villa lifestyle. Convenient to the world-famous golf courses of the Corridor, you won't have to travel far to hit the greens. You're also just steps to delightful beaches and a short drive to the activities of Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo. A taste of the good life awaits lucky guests at Villa Stela Maris. “It is all we expected and more. From the minute we arrived until the minute we left, the experience was great.” Jay, Lincoln, NE

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Villa Pelícano 3BR/4BA, Sleeps 10 Oceanfront • 5,100 sq. ft. $1,150 - $1,250 per night LU XU RY 5 STA R

ORGEOUS

GOLF

course greens embrace this wonderfully welcoming hacienda-style villa. Set right on the 7th hole of the world-famous Cabo del Sol Ocean Course, Villa Pelícano is a golfer’s dream. But you don’t have to golf to enjoy the many amenities offered by this lovely home, which include panoramic views of the Sea of Cortez from virtually every room.

You’ll find plenty of ways and places to relax in this charming home, from the private jacuzzi off the master bedroom to the zero-horizon swimming pool and 10-person jacuzzi on the tranquil terrace. When you're ready to stroll those warm sands, the beach is just steps away. You’ll also appreciate the meticulous attention to detail and quality in the interior, with its plush décor, marble floors and spacious gourmet kitchen. Your guests will enjoy the luxuriously appointed suites, each with its own private balcony/terrace. Villa Pelícano’s exclusive location offers guests a full range of recreational activities, including two Jack Nicklaus golf courses. The villa is also walking distance to the fine dining of the Sheraton and Fiesta Americana resorts. “The villa was beautiful and we enjoyed it very much. We had a great time and would go back.” Sally, Detroit, MI

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Villa Alegria

Pedregal, Cabo San Lucas

7BR/7.5BA, Sleeps 14 Ocean View • 9,000 sq. ft. $720 - $900 per night D ELUX E 4.5 STA R



HE BALMY BAJA SUN

and pretty Pacific Ocean views welcome you to beautiful Villa Alegria. Each of the lovely bedrooms is complemented by a private bath and an inviting balcony/terrace. The spacious interior includes a library and striking details in marble and granite.

Villa Alegria won’t short you on outdoor amenities either. You can host a large party with ease; why not set up an evening of patio dining after a day enjoying the scenic pool and jacuzzi? Vast ocean panoramas round out the villa's bountiful offerings. With the beach and downtown just minutes away, Villa Alegria is ideally situated for a great Cabo vacation. “The villa was perfect with a huge, open area to socialize. It was hard to leave.” Chris, Santa Clara, CA

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Villa Golden Dome 6BR/8BA, Sleeps 19 Ocean View • 9,000 sq. ft. $1,000 - $1,725 per night D ELUX E 4.5 STA R



LOCAL LANDMARK,

Villa Golden Dome offers a magnificent setting for your getaway—just look for the striking gold dome rising up from the Pedregal mountainside.

Enjoy the vistas from the spacious living area. Choose from four master suites in the main house—each with private balconies and baths—or from two casitas with kitchens and separate entrances. Take in the views from the large pool. A jacuzzi—with a unique window looking into the pool—is situated on a lower level. Spacious and comfortable, Villa Golden Dome is a charming retreat in a great Cabo location. “Best view in the world. A top-notch experience in every way.” Tara, New York, NY

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Villa de la Luz

Pedregal, Cabo San Lucas

5BR/6.5BA Sleeps 6 couples or 8 singles Mountain view • 6,100 sq. ft. $640 - $800 per night D ELUX E 4.5 STA R



OAK IN THE SUNLIGHT

from this beautiful newer villa, nicely situated in the luxurious gated Pedregal community of Cabo San Lucas.

You’ll appreciate the contemporary architectural design of this home surrounded by tropical landscaping. Just as lovely on the inside, Villa de la Luz (House of Light) features marble and tile floors throughout, custom wall finishes, a gourmet kitchen with granite counters and a nice game room with a pool table. Everywhere you look, there’s a unique accent to delight you. A cheerful color palette and charming artwork make this home feel warm and pleasant. The living room opens out onto the patio, bringing in those tropical breezes. During the day, lounge by the designer pool with waterfall and jacuzzi. Enjoy a bite to eat from the gas barbecue. Or, take the kids to the playground next door. Located just a ½-mile from town and a ¼-mile from the beach, you can always get in the thick of the action quickly from Villa de la Luz. Villa de la Luz offers an extraordinary and comfortable getaway for guests of all ages—the young and they oung-at-heart. “The property was great! We made great use of the barbecue and pool table at Villa de la Luz.” Hung, Oakland, CA

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Villa del Sol 5BR/5.5BA, Sleeps 14 Ocean View • 3,500 sq. ft. $640 - $1,200 per night D ELUX E 4.5 STA R

ET THE GENTLE OCEAN

breezes caress you while you enjoy the gorgeous views of the Pacific from this lovely hillside villa. Or take in the view from the floor-to-ceiling windows inside.

With its built-in bar, entertainment center, and living area that opens onto a large patio with pool, you’ll appreciate the quality and style of this ideal Pedregal home. Most of the villa’s spacious bedrooms have beguiling ocean views, and all have private bathrooms. There are also spectacular views from many vantage points on the property, but if you really can’t get enough of those sparkling ocean blues, you merely have to take a short stroll on a private road that leads directly down to the scenic beach. Hanging around outside the villa has its perks too, with its infinity pool and the alfresco dining for 8 under the cozy palapa. The villa’s grounds are appealingly landscaped—in fact, “appealing” is a word that suits this villa perfectly from its striking hillside setting to its travertine floors. Villa del Sol is an attractive home that will fulfill all your getaway needs. "The home was nice, with plenty of space. It was a short walk to the beach and a short cab ride into town." K.L., Charlottesville, VA

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Villa Bougainvillea

Pedregal, Cabo San Lucas

4BR/4.5BA, Sleeps 8 Ocean View • 4,200 sq. ft. $560 - $700 per night D ELUX E 4.5 STA R

MPRESSIVE VIEWS

inside and out—lovely Villa Bougainvillea has them in abundance. Savor the sunset from its spacious, beautifully landscaped main terrace, which features a pool, jacuzzi and nicely designed barbecue area. You'll also enjoy that spectacular Pacific Ocean panorama from the living room, gourmet kitchen, and many other rooms throughout this wonderful villa. Inside, this tastefully decorated home features soaring brick dome ceilings, a dramatic spiral staircase, and Saltillo tile floors. Gourmet chefs will love the kitchen, with its custom tile counters and stainlesssteel appliances. Each of the comfortably furnished bedrooms offers a private bath. After you've spent a memorable day or two enjoying the endless sunshine on your terrace, it's time to get out and explore the sights. Everyone will appreciate the convenient and secure location in the gated Pedregal neighborhood, just 1.5 miles to all the fun nightlife, shopping and dining of downtown Cabo San Lucas and the marina. Style, substance and a host of attractive amenities make this home a prime getaway choice.

“I can honestly say that the vacation exceeded my expectations. The house is incredibly beautiful.” Scott, Benton, LA

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Villa de la Luna 4BR/4.5BA, Sleeps 8 Beachfront • 4,000 sq. ft. $2,300 - $2,500 per night D ELUX E 4.5 STA R



TROLL DOWN TO THE

warm sands from this spectacular single-level beachfront villa with an unobstructed panoramic view of the sparkling Sea of Cortez.

Outside, you’ll find a welcoming and nicely landscaped terrace from which to enjoy the amazing vistas. The comfortable outdoor furnishings, sparkling pool and jacuzzi will compel you to lounge, but you can also walk for miles along the sandy shore, starting right outside your doorstep. The clean, modern interior, with its open design and smart furnishings, is bright and spacious, offering ample room for you and your guests to relax in comfort. You'll also appreciate the gourmet kitchen, satellite TV, tile floors and tasteful accents. The private Costa Brava development is located at Kilometer 17.5 on the Corridor, allowing you to enjoy the charming colonial sights of San José del Cabo, the jumping good times of downtown Cabo San Lucas, world-class golf courses and excellent fishing with ease. In one of the loveliest settings in Los Cabos, this villa is perfect for families and groups who appreciate luxury and privacy—pamper yourself at this fine estate. “The pool and patio are wonderful. We didn’t want to leave!” Rachel, San Jose, CA

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Villa Fiesta

Pedregal, Cabo San Lucas

4BR/4.5BA, Sleeps 10 Ocean View • 4,000 sq. ft. $675 - $750 per night D ELUX E 4.5 STA R

ROM ITS TASTEFUL

sense of décor to its 50-foot infinity pool, Villa Fiesta is a perfect retreat. Enjoy Pacific Ocean whitewater views and magical sights of migrating whales from every room in this lovely villa situated just 150 feet above the beach. Soak up the sun on the patio, enjoy a beverage at the swim-up bar, or relax in the jacuzzi. When you're ready to hit the sand, the beach is but a short walk away. Inside, tile floors and colorful accents will instantly make you feel at home. The bedrooms are comfortably furnished, all with private baths and terraces. With 4,000 square feet indoors, there’s plenty of room to lounge. A game room with pingpong and foosball tables offers extra fun. To top it off, downtown Cabo San Lucas is just a mile away.

“The villa is great for couples and families, with plenty of room for everyone. It was an ideal location.” A.M., Westwood, NJ

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Villa Perla 4BR/3.5BA Sleeps 8 adults, 3 children Ocean View • 4,000 sq. ft. $480 - $600 per night D ELUX E 4.5 STA R



IMELESS CHARM AND

style abound at Villa Perla. Hand-carved doors, inlaidstone cupolas and beautiful hand-painted tile are just a few of the villa's special touches. Enjoy panoramic Pacific views and stunning sunsets from all the rooms on the main floor of this lovingly decorated home, or from the large private terrace with its infinity-edge swimming pool and jacuzzi. Great for families, Villa Perla offers four bedrooms, including a master suite with sliding doors that open up to the terrace and a special den for kids. This luxury villa also offers a modern kitchen, a home theater and a large outdoor dining area; all great for entertaining.

“We hung out every day, just listening to music and relaxing.” Joanna, New York, NY

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Villa Costa Brava

Costa Brava, Corridor

3BR/2BA Sleeps 7 adults, 2 children Ocean View • 3,000 sq. ft. $550 per night D ELU X E 4.5 STA R

DMIRE SWEEPING VIS-

tas of the Sea of Cortez from every room of this charming ranch-style villa in a great Corridor location.

Watch the sunrise from your bedroom, then enjoy breakfast on the terrace as you listen to the waves. Perhaps you’ll spend the morning whale watching as you lounge by the pool or walking along the beach just steps away. A separate children’s pool will delight your little guests. Later, enjoy a round of golf at a nearby course, unwind with an in-villa spa massage or nap in the hammock. In the evening, entertain guests on the spacious patio with the services of a private chef, as your surround-sound entertainment system sets the mood. “It was the ideal villa for my family—it really felt homey and comfortable." Rick, Gilberts, IL

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Villa del Cabo 8BR/4.5BA, Sleeps 16 Ocean View • 7,000 sq. ft. $800 - $1,640 per night D ELU X E 4 STA R



AZZLING VIEWS OF

Land's End, the Sea of Cortez and Cabo San Lucas are just the beginning of Villa del Cabo's many graces.

Throw in a large swimming pool and jacuzzi (complete with water slide), a spacious terrace, and a fantastic location just minutes from the action of downtown and you’ve found a perfect vacation getaway for the entire family. Wonderful for entertaining guests, this inviting villa offers a spacious open living area, a dramatic brickdomed ceiling, attractive décor and beautiful vistas of Land's End shimmering in the distance. When it comes to excellent value and beauty, Villa del Cabo fits the bill for an unforgettable escape. “It had a beautiful backyard with full views of the ocean. I would definitely stay there again.” Raj, Los Angeles, CA

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Villa Deanna

Pedregal, Cabo San Lucas

4BR/4.5BA, Sleeps 8 * Partial Ocean View • 3,000 sq. ft. $350 - $400 per night D ELU X E 4 STA R

NVITING AND WARM,

this wonderful home is within walking distance of Cabo San Lucas shops, restaurants and nightlife.

You'll find yourself settling right in at this perfectly charming home offering up a bright and airy interior, intriguing designer touches and cheerful splashes of color. The traditional architecture boasts red tile roofs, a patio shade structure and expanses of windows. Villa Deanna's comfortable bedrooms are accented by enchanting artwork. A nicely-equipped kitchen overlooks the sunny patio surrounded by lush landscaping. Great for entertaining, the attractive living area opens to the villa's wonderful pool terrace. Grab a cool drink and some hors d'oeuvres and step out onto the patio to enjoy the Baja sunshine and breezes. Enticing glimpses of the city and the Sea of Cortez spread out before you. Outside, you'll appreciate the swimming pool, barbecue, and a soothing jacuzzi. You'll discover everything you need for a great Los Cabos getaway. *Children 8 and over are welcome.

"It comfortably fit all of us. The location was perfect—walking distance to the beach and restaurants." Anne, Los Angeles, CA

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Villa Isla 4BR/4.5BA, Sleeps 12 Ocean View • 3,500 sq. ft. $532 - $797 per night D ELU X E 4 STA R



PRIVATE, TROPICAL

retreat complete with panoramic views of the Pacific, Villa Isla's lovely vistas will make you feel like you’re on top of the world. Great beach and ocean views, lush landscaping, and a peaceful hillside setting greet you at this wonderful Spanish-style villa. Keep an eye out for migrating whales and take in spectacular sunsets from the spacious pool terrace with its cascading travertine steps. Relax on a garden bench, or savor a bite from the gas grill before a soak in the jacuzzi. Inside, you can enjoy the views from the comfortable bedrooms, all with private baths. The pleasant décor and tile floors create a cheerful and welcoming ambiance. Located in the Pedregal community, this villa is less than a mile from town and a short walk to the beach.

“We had an unobstructed view of the Pacific. It was a great week!” Gary, Discovery Bay, CA

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Villa Carolina

Pedregal, Cabo San Lucas

3BR/3.5BA Sleeps 3 couples or 4 singles Ocean View • 2,000 sq. ft. $400 - $500 per night D ELU X E 4 STA R



ELAX AND GAZE OUT

at vistas of Cabo San Lucas Bay from Villa Carolina perched in the Pedregal hills above the city. Poolside, you and your guests will enjoy those pretty views, as well as the tasteful landscaping. And, while you’re soaking up the Baja sunshine, why not fire up the patio’s barbecue for a snack? Inside, the villa is warm and welcoming. Attractive Mexican-style furnishings, artwork and colorful accents set the mood in this thoughtfully decorated home. The detached third bedroom provides an added bit of privacy. An ample kitchen overlooks the living area, the perfect place to congregate and celebrate.

You and your guests are sure to spend most of your time around that perfectly lovely 16’x 32’ pool as you savor the warm weather. When you’re ready to explore, it’s only 3 blocks to town and a mile to the beach. “We rented Villa Carolina to celebrate my birthday and it was one of the best vacations ever!” Cheryl, San Diego, CA

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Villa Cristina 3BR/2.5BA, Sleeps 6 Partial Ocean View • 2,750 sq. ft. $280 - $350 per night D ELU X E 4 STA R



LEAN, CONTEMPO-

rary lines and understated taste make for comfortable living at Villa Cristina, a newer villa in the pleasant Cabo Bello neighborhood conveniently located a few miles outside Cabo San Lucas. Nestled along a hillside greenbelt, the villa offers tantalizing glimpses of the Sea of Cortez.

The modern interior offers an airy floor plan. The stylish modern furnishings, travertine flooring, granite countertops and comfortable suites welcome you to settle right in for an unforgettable holiday. Step outside and your private terrace is the perfect place to revel in the sunshine and the warm sea breezes drifting up from the Sea of Cortez. Take a dip in your private swimming pool or relax in one of the lounge chairs with a snack from your gourmet kitchen – either way, Villa Cristina will quickly become your own luxurious piece of paradise. When you’re ready to explore, a delightful beach is just Âź mile away and you’re just 4 miles to all the hot nightlife, exquisite dining and exciting activities of Cabo San Lucas. “Wanted to let you know what a great time our group had at Villa Cristina!â€? Mary & Dallas, Big Bear Lake, CA

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Villa Paloma Blanca

Costa Azul, Corridor

3BR/3BA Sleeps 6 adults, 2 children* Ocean View • 2,500 sq. ft. $320 - $650 per night D ELU X E 4 STA R

OU MAY FIND YOUR-

self falling in love with the spectacular views from this elegant and stylish villa.

Set in the Costa Azul region, Villa Paloma Blanca offers panoramic vistas of the Sea of Cortez from Palmilla to Punta Gorda, along with a host of fine amenities. A lovely pool, large jacuzzi, a tranquil terrace and garden, spacious living areas with expansive windows—they all make great vantage points for the amazing vistas you’ll enjoy. Inside, you’ll find a bevy of special touches, from skylights in several rooms to original Mexican artwork throughout. You and your guests will also appreciate the entertainment system and well-equipped kitchen— both perfect for entertaining. With a great location, just minutes from fantastic beaches and charming San José del Cabo, you’ve got an ideal vacation spot. *Children 12 and older welcome.

“What an awe-inspiring view to wake up to every morning. We hope to enjoy the villa again!” Michael, West Roxbury, MA

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Villa Mira Flores 2BR/2BA, Sleeps 4 Ocean View • 1,600 sq. ft. $280 - $350 per night D ELU X E 4 STA R

USH LANDSCAPING

frames this villa’s excellent view of Cabo San Lucas Bay. You’ll enjoy watching the cruise ships, sailboats and sights of downtown.

At Villa Mira Flores, you’ll find plenty of aesthetic appeal, along with all the amenities for an enjoyable stay. Savor a chef-prepared dinner on the scenic upper terrace with its shady palapa, or take a refreshing swim in the pool. A lovely fountain, lounge chairs and a barbecue round out the villa’s outdoor offerings. Either way, the views keep you company in this beautiful setting. In the evening, you’ll appreciate the artistic lighting that enhances the landscaping. Sip a cool cocktail as you gaze at the shimmering downtown lights of Cabo from your private patio. Inside, tasteful splashes of color and artistic lighting accents create a welcoming, cheerful ambiance that invites you to settle right in and make yourself at home. You and your guests will also appreciate the roomy, bright bedrooms and the well-equipped kitchen. Situated in the upscale Pedregal community, Villa Mira Flores is within walking distance of the shopping, dining and nightlife of downtown Cabo San Lucas! “The villa was lovely and very well kept. The grounds were beautiful and the staff was exceptional.” R.H., White Rock, Canada

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Villa Serrana

Pedregal, Cabo San Lucas

2BR/2BA, Sleeps 4 Ocean View • 1,800 sq. ft. $280 - $350 per night D ELU X E 4 STA R

AZE OUT AT CABO SAN

Lucas Bay sparkling in the distance as you relax in the pool at Villa Serrana.

Inside, you’ll find a welcoming interior with comfortable furnishings and a well-appointed kitchen. Each suite has a private balcony to enjoy those delightful views. Outside, you’ll encounter even more of Villa Serrana’s charm. Grill up a snack on the gas barbecue or bask in the sunshine as you splash in the pool, complete with swim-up bar. Later, relax in the jacuzzi as the lights of downtown begin to twinkle. When you’re ready to head out and explore, all of the fun of Cabo is just a short stroll away. “The villa was immaculate, comfortable and exactly as described.” Jessica, New York, NY

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Villa de Tres Hermanas 4BR/3.5BA, Sleeps 8 Mountain View • 2,200 sq. ft. $340 - $425 per night VA LU E 3.5 STA R

UST A SHORT WALK

to downtown Cabo, the marina and the beach, Villa de Tres Hermanas is ideally situated for fun.

When not exploring nearby shopping, restaurants, and nightlife, take a dip in your own private pool or unwind in the jacuzzi. The unique architecture mirrors the contemporary furnishings and traditional Mexican décor inside. You’ll appreciate its modern amenities, including satellite TV, an entertainment system, a computer with high-speed Internet access and the fully-equipped kitchen featuring a pass-through window to the pool area. All the rooms are attractive and comfortable, with tile flooring and appealing lighting. Villa de Tres Hermanas welcomes you to enjoy a sweet getaway. “The villa was gorgeous and in such a great location. We will definitely be giving you a call next year.” Lucy, San Luis Obispo, CA

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Villa los Geckos

Pedregal, Cabo San Lucas

4BR/4BA, Sleeps 10 adults or 8 adults and 2 children Ocean View • 3,400 sq. ft. $392 - $590 per night VA LU E 3.5 STA R

ECENTLY REMOD-

eled by an award-winning design team, Villa Los Geckos is a stylish sanctuary in the Pedregal community of Cabo San Lucas.

Admire lovely views of downtown Cabo, desert hillsides and the bay from your private terrace. Take a refreshing dip in the swimming pool or enjoy a meal on the patio dining area. Surrounded by lush greenery and boasting multiple terraces, Villa los Geckos is a great place to revel in the sunshine. Inside, you’ll appreciate the tasteful décor and designer accents. Gather for an evening cocktail at the builtin bar before settling in for dinner in the dining area overlooking the patio. The warm color palette of desert-inspired earth tones is accentuated by beautiful stone and wood details. You and your guests will also appreciate the fully equipped kitchen, Internet access, satellite TVs and stereo system. Ready to get out and see the sights? Villa los Geckos is only a short walk to the downtown action of Cabo San Lucas and its famous nightlife, fine dining, marina and activities. A charming sanctuary with a chic flavor, enjoy Los Cabos at its finest. “The villa was fantastic—even more beautiful than the pictures on the Internet! We enjoyed our private pool.” Bryant, Ballwin, MO

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Giggling Marlin Penthouse 3BR/3BA, Sleeps 8 City View • 3,600 sq. ft. $360 - $600 per night VA LU E 3.5 STA R

IGHT IN THE CENTER of downtown Cabo San Lucas, the Giggling Marlin Penthouse is just steps to fine dining, the famous sands of Médano Beach, nightlife and the world-class fishing charters and shopping of the marina.

This stylish penthouse hosts 3,600 square feet of tastefully decorated space, with tile floors, a full kitchen and three sharp suites, each equipped with a private bath. Shared living areas are warm and attractive, with their comfortable furnishings, contemporary feel and sunny colors. Guests will also appreciate the satellite TV, a computer with high-speed Internet, laundry area with a washer and dryer, and an inviting dining area for 8. Before you head out for the evening, take to the roomy terrace and relax in the shade with a bite off the gas barbecue accompanied by a cool cocktail. Elegant patio furniture entices you to kick back and watch the bustling activity of downtown. For an added touch of luxury, why not enjoy the services of a private chef or a soothing spa massage right in the comfort of your penthouse? With a fantastic location, the Giggling Marlin Penthouse is a great home base for your Cabo vacation. “It couldn’t be better located for those who enjoy the downtown area. I would definitely stay here again.” Darci, Anchorage, AK

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Villa Sun Guadalupe

Costa Azul, Corridor

3BR/2BA, Sleeps 8 Ocean View • 3,000 sq. ft. $350 per night VA LU E 3.5 STA R

ET IN THE CORRIDOR’S

Costa Azul region, this inviting home offers an alluring blend of comfort and dazzling Sea of Cortez views.

Step outside and the sounds of rustling palms, vistas of ocean blues and sunny sitting areas welcome you to kick back and savor the good life. Perhaps you’ll take a dip in the jacuzzi, float in the large pool or sample some goodies from your barbecue. Whatever your vacation agenda, you’re sure to find the patio an ideal setting for hours of fun. Inside, there’s just as much to love at charming Villa Sun Guadalupe. You’ll appreciate the spacious interior, marble floors and cozy furnishings. You’ll also enjoy the convenience of Internet access and satellite TV. Villa Sun Guadalupe is just a short drive to historic San José del Cabo and minutes from the famous surf break of Zipper’s at Cabo Azul. “Without a doubt, it was one of the best vacations our family has had!” Elizabeth, Rockport, TX

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Whether you’re looking for family fun or sun-drenched romance, you’re sure to find a perfect getaway in Los Cabos. A bit of Baja paradise awaits every visitor, with sophisticated resorts spanning the spectrum of amenities, beachfront locations and alluring architectural styles. Story by Ercilia Medeiros

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Love at Land’s End. Overlooking the Sea of Cortez and Cabo’s dramatic rock formations, Villa la Estancia’s penthouses offer an unforgettable setting for a romantic escape.


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inding the “right” hotel can be pretty hard work, between the guest reviews, photo galleries and a dizzying array of options.

After all, you don’t want to end up at Cabo’s hottest poolside party when you were hoping for peace and quiet—or vice-versa. Thankfully, spectacular Sea of Cortez vistas, gorgeous pools and plush accommodations are a few key qualities that most Cabo resorts share. Take a closer look at Los Cabos resorts and you’ll discover that their amenities and distinctive personalities are just as unique as you are. We can help take the guesswork out of choosing the perfect escape. Here are four ways to experience Cabo’s great resort getaways. If you’re looking to impress that special someone, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more romantic setting than Los Cabos. Where Cabo’s dramatic sunsets and sultry beaches leave off, its resorts take over in setting the mood. At boutique-style Sirena del Mar, incredible Land’s End views, the soothing sound of the surf and a laid-back vibe are perfect for couples in search of a low-key getaway. Another haven for romance-seekers, adults-only Pueblo Bonito Pacifica is just minutes from downtown Cabo and offers a photogenic beachfront setting, contemporary architecture, a spa menu of exotic treatments, and an understated luxury that will make you feel like a star. For a taste of haciendastyle charm, Zöetry Casa del Mar boasts colonial-inspired architecture, a stunning beachfront pool and Endless Privileges® ROMANCE

including a welcome bottle of tequila and gourmet dining. On Cabo’s popular Médano Beach, Villa la Estancia provides a variety of breathtaking suites and the option of a romantic beach dinner customized just for you. And, if you and your honey are looking for a sexy resort with a stylish atmosphere, the ME Cabo offers the hip Nikki Beach Club with poolside sunbeds and DJs spinning the hottest house music.

commands an indisputable place among the world’s finest. Elegant without being stuffy, whimsical artwork accents the resort’s graceful Mediterranean-inspired architecture. An impressive commitment to guest privacy, a 3,500-bottle wine room and an unforgettable spa experience including sound therapy (by way of Tibetan singing bowls) are just a few of the resort’s extraordinary offerings. A newer resort, Capella Pedregal is one You’ll of Cabo’s rising stars. Here, you’ll discover that FAMILY Need a getaway that will appreciate dramatic suites with keep the entire family happy? their amenities personal dipping pools, handMany resorts offer special and distinctive per- crafted Mexican accents and the marvelous 12,000-squareprograms for kids, with crafts, sonalities are just foot Auriga spa. The resort’s El supervised pool time and more. as unique as Farallon restaurant is perched Among them, Villa del Palmar you are between the granite hillside and the stands out as a favorite. Located right crashing Pacific surf. On the Corridor, on Cabo’s swimmable Médano Beach, this newly updated resort offers a whale-shaped the Marquis los Cabos is another exceptional water slide and a Kids in Paradise program retreat, with one of the area’s most beautiful for children ages 4-12. Sneak off to enjoy the beachfront pools and award-winning dining. Desert Spa next door while the kids have a fun-filled afternoon. The whole family will A L L - I N C L U S I V E For visitors in search of enjoy the resort’s theme nights, including a no-worry vacations, all-inclusive resorts Mexican fiesta. Another option for families, eliminate the hassle of paying separately for all-inclusive Barceló los Cabos has a mini meals and beverages. At the Riu hotels, in-room water park and the Barcy Kids’ Club (ages liquor dispensers and minibars, entertainment, 3-14). With specialized programs for their dining and 24-hour snacks are included in littlest guests, numerous other Cabo resorts the nightly rate. The stunning Dreams los strike the balance between grown-up glamour Cabos ups the ante with an alluring variety of international restaurants and chic bars. As and kid-friendly offerings. all-inclusive vacationing gains in popularity, traditional resorts are adding optional dining TOP-SHELF Cabo’s long been a high-end celebrity retreat. Home to some of the world’s most packages for a convenient alternative. distinctive resorts, the bar for jaw-dropping Whatever your style, our team of Cabo amenities only seems to rise even higher each experts can help you select the ideal resort. year. The legendary Las Ventanas al Paraiso Call us at 1-800-745-2226 to start planning.

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Marquis Los Cabos Beach Resort & Spa 209 Suites, 28 Casitas Beachfront • Ocean View Rates from $400 per night P R E M I ER 6 S TA R ROOM TYPES: Jr., Marquis & Presidential Suites,

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and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul at the Marquis Los Cabos Beach Resort. Nestled between two of Los Cabos’ most renowned golf courses, this beachfront paradise faces the Sea of Cortez and is just a short drive to the activities of downtown Cabo and the historic heart of San José del Cabo. Surrounded by lush landscaping, the Marquis’ pools overlook the sands and crashing surf. The breathtaking open-air lobby features a dramatic 36-foot waterfall cascading past the pool bar into the main pool. Luxurious suites and casitas boast expansive views, elegant furniture and marble bathrooms. Each morning, guests awaken to a Marquis breakfast placed in a small alcove adjacent to the guestroom. Several suites offer private plunge pools.

“The Marquis Los Cabos was a great hotel with excellent service!” Bill & Joanne, Medina, MN

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109 Residences Beachfront • Ocean View Rates from $550 per night P R E M I ER 6 S TA R ROOM TYPES:

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& Residences boast a spectacular setting on Medano Beach steps from the famous marina in Cabo San Lucas.

This intimate resort offers amenities including beachfront pools, exquisite ocean-view dining at Hacienda Cocina y Cantina and a spa offering a selection of soothing body treatments and a fully equipped fitness pavilion. Spacious accommodations are perfect for family getaways. Vacation homes offer large outdoor living areas and breathtaking views of the Sea of Cortez, Land’s End or the marina. Private butler, chefs and in-residence spa treatments are also available. “The location is unbeatable and the accommodations were stunning.” Michael, Morgan Hill, CA

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“My wife and I came to Pacifica on our honeymoon and we’re already planning to make it a yearly anniversary trip.” Pete, Los Gatos, CA

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Offering “Luxury without Limitations,” this all-inclusive adults-only resort offers a serene beach setting. Relax with a soothing treatment at the Armonia Spa, enjoy gourmet organic cuisine or swim in the lovely pools— a uniquely romantic escape.

Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Resort & Spa 326 Rooms and Suites Beachfront • Ocean View Rates from $204 per night LU X U RY 5. 5 S TA R ROOM TYPES: Ocean View Jr. & Master Suites

Fifty acres of oceanfront property provide a tranquil setting for Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach, rated among the Top 10 Mexico Resorts by Condé Nast Traveler. This beautiful resort features a dramatic mountaintop Sky Pool, a classy cigar bar, world-class sommelier and award-winning dining.

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“The room was incredible. Best of all it had a great view of the beach and ocean. The staff at the hotel were great.” Molly, Maddison, WI


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“Excellent service at the resort. It was a great location. The food at the restaurants was terrific.” Joanne, Roseland, NJ

P R E M I ER 6 S TA R ROOM TYPES: Garden & Ocean View Rooms, 1BR, 2BR, 3BR & Oceanfront Suites & Penthouses

Paradise awaits at Villa La Estancia Beach Resort, a luxurious retreat on Médano Beach just minutes to downtown Cabo. You’ll experience the height of hospitality, elegant accommodations, exquisite gourmet dining and breathtaking Land’s End vistas.

The Desert Spa at Villa del Arco

BAJA CALIFORNIA’S LARGEST SPA Situated on the tip of the Baja Peninsula, The Desert Spa basks under a bright blue sky surrounded by the Sea of Cortez and the mountains. This remarkable setting creates the ideal environment for a memorable Spa experience. Call your ESSV representative at 1-831-724-5800 or 1-800-745-2226 to arrange your treatment 1-800-745-2226

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Playa Grande Resort & Grand Spa 260 Suites Beachfront • Ocean View Rates from $129 per night

Solmar Beach, Cabo San Lucas

“Playa Grande had a very warm feeling. It was nice to be in a central location with easy access to restaurants and activities.” Sharon, Houston, TX

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On the warm sands of Solmar Beach, Playa Grande’s hacienda-style architecture harmonizes with the stunning landscape. Elegant accommodations offer great Pacific Ocean vistas, deluxe amenities, and an inviting ambiance.

The Ridge at Playa Grande 98 Suites Ocean View • Marina View Rates from $167 per night LU X U RY 5. 5 S TA R ROOM TYPES:

1BR Master, 2BR Presidential Suite & Penthouse

Sweeping vistas are yours from the Ridge at Playa Grande, a luxurious resort offering superior amenities and exceptional service—all just a 5-minute stroll to the fun of downtown Cabo. Relax with a soothing treatment from the resort’s Thalasso Spa.

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Overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez, The Ridge offers a breathtaking setting for an extraordinary getaway. Newly Available Fall 2010


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style hotel, Zoëtry Casa del Mar Los Cabos is situated along the warm sands of the Sea of Cortez. Step into an atmosphere of timeless beauty and luxury at this intimate resort.

At the heart of the Zoëtry experience are the Endless Privileges® available, providing guests with limitless access to almost all the amenities at Zoëtry Casa del Mar Los Cabos. Enjoy in-suite dining, a mini bar refreshed daily and meals at the gourmet restaurants. You’ll also appreciate a bottle of champagne and fruit basket daily, worldwide calls, 24-hour laundry service, a welcome bottle of tequila, a 20-minute massage per guest and so much more. “If you are looking for place to unwind for a few days, highly recommended.” Willem, Chilliwack, Canada

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Casa del Mar Condominiums 42 Condominiums Beachfront • Ocean View Rates from $124 per night LU X U RY 5 S TA R ROOM TYPES:

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and a tranquil, romantic atmosphere await you at Casa del Mar Condominiums resort. The resort’s lovely architecture and a warm color palette create a welcoming ambiance. Condos are comfortably and tastefully furnished and a variety of floor plans feature magnificent vistas. One of the world’s finest golf resorts, Casa del Mar is surrounded by the Corridor’s championship courses. Enjoy a round of golf, take a dip in the swimming pool, or stroll along the pristine sandy beach. With all the wonders of Los Cabos just steps away, the possibilities for fun and relaxation are endless.

“We loved the peaceful and tranquil setting of our condo.” Helen & Chuck, Toledo, OH

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Villa del Arco Beach Resort & Spa

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217 Suites Beachfront • Ocean View Rates from $209 per night LU X U RY 5 S TA R ROOM TYPES: Garden & Ocean View Rooms,

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at Land’s End situated along the warm white sands of Cabo’s wonderfully swimmable Médano Beach, Villa del Arco Beach Resort & Spa radiates the warmth of Baja, the exuberance of Cabo and the legendary hospitality of the prestigious Villa Group family of fine resorts.

From the moment you arrive, you’ll appreciate the elegantly casual atmosphere of Villa del Arco, where every attention has been taken to creating a uniquely welcoming and sophisticated vacation retreat. A refined setting ideal for families and couples, Villa del Arco boasts world-class amenities, superior service, beautiful swimming pools (one with its own pirate ship bar), optional all-inclusive packages and plush accommodations that captivate repeat guests. Relax around one of the pools as you admire vistas of the Sea of Cortez. Enjoy the spacious comfort of your suite, where tasteful décor, jetted tubs, marble floors and breezy terraces create a tranquil ambiance. While there’s so much to do on-site, from fine dining to luxurious spa treatments at the Desert Spa, Villa del Arco is just minutes to the nightlife, dining and activities of downtown Cabo San Lucas. “Villa del Arco is beautiful and our room looked directly out at the ocean. The service at the hotel was incredible.” Matthew, Muscatine, IA

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Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa 308 Suites, Unlimited-Luxury® Beachfront • Ocean View Rates from $235 per night LU X U RY 5 S TA R ROOM TYPES:

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at the door and enter a haven of Mexican-style hospitality at Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa. Treat yourself to a hassle-free vacation at this Unlimited-Luxury® resort, especially suited for couples, friends, and families.

Indulge in the many available activities or do nothing at all. Pamper yourself at the Dreams Spa by Pevonia, take a dip in the majestic, free-form pool, or choose from the array of land and water sports offered. Golf enthusiasts will love that there are eight championship golf courses nearby designed by world famous golfers including Jack Nicklaus, Roy Dye, Tom Weiskopf and Robert Trent Jones Jr. Guests can also enjoy one complimentary round at Cabo Real when booking the golf room category. Choose from six enticing gourmet restaurants at the resort, relax at 5 chic bars/lounges or have your meal and beverages delivered by the 24-hour room service. Spacious, airy suites combine the colorful décor of Mexico with panoramic views of the sea. Guests can enjoy such activities as the manager’s cocktail party, pingpong, tennis, aqua gym, cooking lessons, beach volleyball, Explorer’s Club for kids (ages 3-12), movies on the beach, Pilates, yoga, and more. “We had a wonderful stay at Dreams Los Cabos. It was really fabulous!” Sheila, Los Alamos, NM

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Cabo del Sol, Corridor

249 Rooms & Suites Beachfront • Ocean View Rates from $166 per night LU X U RY 5 S TA R

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the breeze and romantic traditional Mexican architecture surrounds you at the Fiesta Americana Grand Los Cabos Golf & Spa Resort— an ideal getaway for couples and families, with activities and amenities for all. Located in the exclusive Cabo del Sol golf community, two championship courses are just steps away, including the world-famous Jack Nicklaus Ocean Course. Elegant accommodations provide private furnished balconies or ground-floor terraces with views of the Sea of Cortez, the pools and the beach. The luxurious 2-bedroom Imperial Suites offer a spacious floor plan, a terrace with a private pool, a jacuzzi, a sun deck and a fire pit. Guests in the Grand Club area also enjoy personalized concierge service. Fine dining at the Fiesta Americana includes Viña del Mar’s daily champagne brunch and the trattoria-style Rosato Restaurant. With an outdoor fire pit and exceptional cuisine , the Peninsula Restaurant offers intriguing Pacific-Rim cuisine.

The newest concept in spas, the resort’s SOMMA WineSPA is the ultimate relaxation and beauty experience combining classical techniques with ingredients highlighting the unique properties of grapes. “My husband and I really enjoyed this beautiful resort. Our suite was very nice and the pool was great!” Peg, Houston, TX

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Cabo Villas Beach Resort & Spa 142 Suites & Penthouses Beachfront • Ocean View Rates from $157 per night LU X U RY 5 S TA R ROOM TYPES: Luxury Studios, 1BR Executive

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of the action when you stay at the stylish Cabo Villas Beach Resort & Spa ideally situated on swimmable Médano Beach. Enjoy a margarita while relaxing poolside. Later, why not drop into the SpaRitual, the new, 6,000-square-foot spa, for a relaxing body treatment? Don’t forget your access to the Beach Club, offering a full bar, a weekly fiesta and great sushi. You’ll also want to check out the great Baja Cantina on the beach and the Baja Brewing Co., offering local beers and great pub fare on the resort’s rooftop terrace.

The resort has beautiful new suites in its Bayview Suites tower, nicely outfitted with marble, granite, plush furnishings and soft hues. “The location was the best and we loved the beach. We had a blast!” Tracy, Baton Rouge, LA

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Casa Dorada Los Cabos, Resort & Spa

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150 Suites Beachfront • Ocean View Rates from $279 per night LU X U RY 5 S TA R ROOM TYPES:

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tas are just the beginning at Casa Dorada Los Cabos, Resort & Spa, a warm and luxurious property on Cabo San Lucas’ swimmable Médano Beach. Throughout the resort, you’ll find a variety of fine amenities to rival those views. Gourmet restaurants, a beach club, fitness center, boutiques and beautiful swimming pools are just a few of its charms. The Saltwater Spa, a serene sanctuary by the sea, offers soothing massages and treatments.

Accommodations will captivate you with their warm décor, marble bathrooms and designer furnishings. Enjoy a drink from the swim-up bar, savor a meal at the heart of Médano Beach, or lounge in the lagoon-style pool set amongst the majestic palms. “We stayed at the Casa Dorada, and it was wonderful—staff and services were excellent, as well as the location.” Renee, St. Louis, MO

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Hacienda Encantada Resort & Spa 150 Suites Oceanfront • Ocean View Rates from $136 per night LU X U RY 5 S TA R ROOM TYPES:

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hill overlooking the majestic Sea of Cortez, this resort offers panoramic vistas from Land’s End to the San José coastline. With its romantic Mexican design and range of amenities, Hacienda Encantada is certain to please. Spacious accommodations radiate a traditional elegance, with handcrafted wood furnishings, colorful Mexican artwork and rich accents.

The splendid pool area is a delightful setting for relaxation. You may even catch a glimpse of migrating whales. Later, enjoy a soothing massage followed by some gourmet dining at one of the resort’s restaurants. The warmth of Baja abounds at Hacienda Encantada Resort. “The resort had fabulous views and was much nicer than we expected.” Monica, Tallahassee, FL

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151 Rooms and Suites Beachfront • Ocean View Rates from $231 per night D ELU X E 4. 5 S TA R ROOM TYPES:

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ME Cabo by Meliá is situated on Cabo’s Médano Beach. Here, you’ll find a hip party scene, unique amenities and exquisite suites with breathtaking views.

Guests enjoy the ME’s many amenities, including a two-level lagoon pool and gourmet cuisine. The Nikki Beach Club offers luxurious beach beds, while the Passion Club keeps the party going with a poolside DJ and a swim-up bar. The hotel also features a premium adults-only “Level Floor” with a host of VIP amenities. Guests also enjoy individualized service, with “Aura Managers” ensuring a great experience. The ME has received the World Travel Awards designation as a leading resort in Mexico and Central America. “My room was absolutely beautiful, within 5 steps of the pool.” Debbie, Las Vegas, NV

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Barceló Los Cabos 626 Suites, All-Inclusive Beachfront • Ocean View Rates from $300 per night D ELU X E 4. 5 S TA R ROOM TYPES: Jr. Suite Garden View & Ocean

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inclusive resort situated along the warm sands of San José del Cabo, Barceló Los Cabos Palace Deluxe offers a tropical retreat. Captivating architecture, breathtaking vistas, luxurious amenities and outstanding service greet you at Barceló. Each of the suites is spacious and comfortably furnished with decorator touches. Some suites even offer swim-up access from the pool.

You’ll find plenty of ways to relax. After lounging around the oceanfront pool, why not enjoy a pampering massage? Children and parents will appreciate the mini water park and Barcy Kids’ Club. Later, enjoy fine dining from one of the resort’s international restaurants or buffets. “The trip was wonderful, the Barceló is beautiful, and the spa was amazing!” Amie, Madison, IL

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Pueblo Bonito Rosé Resort & Spa 260 Suites Beachfront • Ocean View Rates from $180 per night

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“We loved our romantic moonlight dinner at Fellini’s and our suite was sensational. We definitely recommend it!” Jennifer, Thompson, CA

LU X U RY 5 S TA R ROOM TYPES: Jr. & Luxury Suites

Offering relaxed elegance, Pueblo Bonito Rosé is situated on Cabo’s most popular swimmable beach. Beautiful architecture and majestic palms create a refined ambiance. Relax as you pamper yourself at the Spa Rosé or enjoy the acclaimed cuisine of Fellini’s. An all-inclusive option is available.

Pueblo Bonito Los Cabos 147 Suites Beachfront • Ocean View Rates from $193 per night

Médano Beach, Cabo San Lucas

“The Pueblo Bonito Los Cabos is absolutely beautiful! You were right—this is a very romantic place.” Dorine, Acworth, GA

D ELU X E 4. 5 S TA R ROOM TYPES: Jr. & Luxury Suites

Located on wonderfully swimmable Médano Beach overlooking Land’s End, Pueblo Bonito Los Cabos radiates classic charm. Mediterraneanstyle architecture is accented by the magnificent pool area. This enchanting resort is ideal for a romantic getaway or family vacation.

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Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa 463 Suites Beachfront • Ocean View Rates from $130 per night D ELU X E 4. 5 S TA R ROOM TYPES: Garden & Ocean View Jr., 1BR,

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tastic Cabo resort that will keep the entire family happy? Long a favorite for family getaways at Land’s End, Villa del Palmar Beach Resort has undergone a stylish new makeover that’s made this classic Cabo San Lucas retreat better than ever. Set right on a pristine beach just five minutes from downtown Cabo San Lucas, Villa del Palmar offers the perfect blend of location, intimacy, relaxation, and recreational activities.

Start your morning with room service delivered to your plush oceanview suite and relax on your terrace as you watch sailboats in the bay. The resort’s comfortable accommodations offer tasteful décor, marble accents and furnished balconies. With so much to do, the entire family will find plenty of fun. Lounge around the pool as you sip a cool cocktail. Or, head down to Médano Beach for a stroll. Both children and parents will appreciate the resort’s “Kids in Paradise” program, offering activities, arts and crafts and supervised pool time for guests ages 4-12. An optional all-inclusive program adds extra convenience. For a bit more pampering, treat yourself to a soothing massage, facial or pedicure at the state-of-the-art Desert Spa. “I just wanted to let you know that we had a fantastic time and loved our room—what a view! Susan, Keller, TX

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“Th is resort was amazing and I cannot wait to go back! The customer service was out of this world!” Dana, Denver, CO

D ELU X E 4. 5 S TA R ROOM TYPES: Garden View, Ocean View & Oceanfront Jr. Suite, Ocean View & Jacuzzi Suite

Bask in paradise on Médano Beach. The Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas offers 24-hour room service, free wi-fi in the lobby, a kids’ program and exchange privileges with the Riu Santa Fe just next door. Enjoy great dining, including the Krystal restaurant’s fusion cuisine.

Riu Santa Fe 902 Rooms & Suites, All-Inclusive Beachfront • Ocean View Rates from $181 per night

Médano Beach, Cabo San Lucas

“The hospitality was unsurpassed and the views were spectacular. The Riu is well positioned for all types of day activities.” Bob & Donna, St. Charles, MO

D ELU X E 4 S TA R ROOM TYPES: Garden, Partial & Ocean View

Rooms, Ocean View & Jacuzzi Suites

With a great beachfront setting, the 24-hour all-inclusive Riu Santa Fe features three swim-up bars, a fun sports bar, a disco, a kids’ program and free wi-fi in the lobby area. Enjoy a variety of great specialty restaurants, nightly entertainment and a spa.

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Marina Fiesta Resort & Spa 155 Suites Marina-front • Marina View Rates from $114 per night D ELU X E 4 S TA R ROOM TYPES: Jr., Luxury,

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Golden Zone, the elegant Marina Fiesta Resort & Spa boasts spacious accommodations with nautical décor and a premier waterfront location.

Blending gracious hospitality and casual luxury, this resort features tastefully furnished suites with attractive décor and private balconies. You’ll find plenty of ways to enjoy yourself right on the premises, which includes a variety of international dining establishments, boutiques and a tequila museum. Guests will also enjoy the spa’s therapeutic treatments. All this, and the activities and nightlife that have made Cabo famous are within easy reach. “The highlights were the awesome pool and swim-up bar. I couldn’t fi nd a better location for a hotel.” Ashley, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

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Meliá Cabo Real 305 Rooms Beachfront • Ocean View

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Rates from $127 per night D ELU X E 4 S TA R ROOM TYPES: Deluxe Garden View, Golf View, Ocean View, Oceanfront, M Experience, Jr. Suites & 2BR Family Suites

ELIÁ CABO REAL IS

a unique hotel in a great location on the best swimmable beach in the area, offering luxury facilities with a contemporary Mexican design, tasteful details and décor, and spacious rooms including new family suites for up to six guests.

The hotel offers top-level service and outstanding amenities. The all-inclusive option provides a worry-free vacation and lets guests enjoy à la carte dining, buffets, snacks, drinks, daily activities, entertainment programs for all ages and much more! Its proximity to the Cabo Real golf course, designed by Robert Trent Jones, is perfect for fans of the game. The Meliá Cabo Real is also a fantastic choice for weddings, honeymoons and special celebrations. “The resort and people were fabulous. It exceeded my expectations.” Tammy, Surrey, Canada

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Solmar Resort 146 Suites & Rooms, All-Inclusive Beachfront • Ocean View Rates from $103 per night D ELU X E 4 S TA R

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“We are convinced that the view is the best around. Our week here has been one of our greatest experiences.” Jerry & Linda, Atlanta, GA

ROOM TYPES: Garden View & Oceanfront

Jr. Suites, Ocean View Studios, 1BR Suites

One of the most romantic settings in Los Cabos, this resort is located on spectacular Solmar Beach—its beautiful grounds harmonizing with the natural splendor around. You’ll enjoy the wonderful feeling of seclusion, yet you’re only minutes to downtown Cabo.

Grand Solmar Land’s End 119 Suites Beachfront • Ocean View Rates from $180 per night LU X U RY 5. 5 S TA R ROOM TYPES: Jr. Suites, 1BR Master Suite,

2BR Presidential, 3BR & 4BR Penthouses

This luxurious new resort combines modern style and traditional craftsmanship in a setting of dramatic beauty with convenient proximity to the action of downtown. Guests will appreciate warm hospitality, gourmet cuisine and inviting accommodations.

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387 Rooms, All-Inclusive Beachfront • Ocean View Rates from $150 per night D ELU X E 4 S TA R ROOM TYPES: Deluxe Partial & Deluxe Ocean

View Rooms, Ocean View Jr. Suites

ET ON A LOVELY BEACH,

along the Sea of Cortez, the Royal Solaris Los Cabos All Inclusive Resort & Spa is a great setting for your getaway. Hacienda-style architecture, lush landscaping and beautiful swimming pools invite you to settle in and enjoy the sunshine. Spacious rooms feature modern accents and colorful details, creating a warm, inviting ambiance. Fun is on the agenda at the Royal Solaris Los Cabos, with fantastic theme nights offering music and dining. And, with all of your meals, beverages and gratuities included, you’ll enjoy sampling the resort’s delightful gourmet offerings.

“A beautiful place. Tranquil is certainly an appropriate description.” George & Pat, Chicago, IL

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Bahia Hotel & Beach Club 81 Rooms Downtown • City View Rates from $122 per night VA LU E 3 S TA R ROOM TYPES: Concept & Classic Rooms

AHIA HOTEL & BEACH

Club is a boutique hotel offering affordable luxury and style with seamless service.

Bahia Hotel & Beach Club was the first hotel located in the Médano Beach area and served as the anchor for the many first-class hotels that now surround this exciting neighborhood. This hotel is located one short block from the most swimmable beach in town. It’s also just a 5-minute walk to the Cabo San Lucas Marina with its many boutiques, cantinas and fishing charters. You’ll appreciate the comfortable studios and suites with convenient kitchenettes. Classic units offer a casual, retro style while the Concept rooms feature contemporary Mexican décor and modern furnishings. When you’re ready to catch some rays, enjoy a perfectly blended cocktail from the Pool Lounge or just relax on one of the hallway hammocks. The Bahia offers an intimate and cozy atmosphere accented by custom-designed furnishings. Bahia Hotel & Beach Club offers a pleasant home base for your getaway. “Th is was our second time at the Bahia and we will stay there again.” Paul, Salinas, CA

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Terms and Conditions Earth, Sea & Sky Vacations, Inc. (ESSV), at 567 Auto Center Drive, Watsonville, CA 95076, arranges the vacations advertised in this vacation guide. ESSV is registered by the State of California as a Seller of Travel, Registration Number 2060094-40. (Registration as a Seller of Travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.)

RESERVATIONS AND DEPOSITS Reservations are accepted with a valid credit card as a guarantee. A reservation deposit is required (and automatically charged) within 1 to 7 days of making a reservation, depending on arrival date. Final payment is due 45 days prior to arrival date. For holiday periods, final payment is due 90 days prior to arrival date. A refundable security deposit and accidental rental damage insurance policy is required for privately owned villa and condominium reservations.

RATES Price ranges advertised in the ESSV Vacation Guide are based on season, room type and number of guests. Rates are per night and do not include taxes or hotel service charges if applicable. Each reservation is for a specified number of guests and/or rooms. ESSV reserves the right to charge for additional guests and/or rooms. Do not exceed the maximum sleeping capacity of your reserved property.

CONFIRMATION DOCUMENTS

CANCELLATION AND CHANGE WAIVER For a fee of $49 per adult (18 years or older), you may obtain a Waiver for changes or cancellation of any part of your reservation (Excluding Golf) up to the day of arrival. This prevents you from having to pay normally assessed change and cancellation fees. There is no fee for accompanying children under 18. The Waiver must be purchased when the reservation is made. It does not include privately owned villas or condominiums and is not available for holiday reservations from 12/15 - 1/5. It includes hotel and resort property accommodations, tours, activities, special services and ground transportation purchased from ESSV prior to departure. A written cancellation notice must be received by ESSV 24 hours or more prior to the scheduled vacation departure date. Changes in occupancy for shared accommodations are not covered, nor are no-shows. This Waiver is non-refundable and is not considered insurance.

NOT INCLUDED IN PRICES Prices do not cover expenses or services not mentioned, including but not limited to air transportation, gratuities, meals, beverages, parking fees, insurance, resort fees, HOA fees, telephone fees, internet fees, laundry service, cleaning and other items of personal nature.

BAGGAGE Neither ESSV nor selling agent shall be responsible for the loss, damage or delay of customer baggage.

Confirmation documents are normally shipped 21 days prior to trip arrival date. These documents will not be released until final deposit and the required signed forms are received. Confirmation documents may be delayed and sent by e-mail due to late payment and/or non-receipt of required signed forms.

PHYSICAL DISABILITIES

RATES AND ACCOMMODATION SUBSTITUTION

PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP AND PASSPORT

All prices, services and amenities are subject to change without notice. ESSV reserves the right to substitute similar services, accommodations or amenities if they become unavailable due to circumstances beyond our control or if a price, service or amenity was shown or quoted incorrectly. All prices are in U.S. Dollars ($USD).

To enter Mexico, you must have a valid passport. It is the passenger’s responsibility to provide these documents. No refunds will be made to passengers affected by their failure to possess proper documents. All U.S. citizens must also carry a Mexican Tourist Card, which is supplied by the carrier. Children under 18 years of age must travel with the consent of both parents. If a minor is traveling with only one parent, that parent must hold a notarized letter of consent from the absent legal parent, or a copy of the death certificate is necessary. Failure to comply will result in denied boarding. Non-U.S. Citizens should contact the Mexican Consulate for specific entry and visa requirements.

AGE REQUIREMENTS Most hotels have a minimum age requirement of 21; requirements vary from hotel to hotel. You must be a minimum age of 25 to rent a privately owned villa or condominium through ESSV. You must be a minimum age of 21 to rent a car and have a major credit card. Surcharges may apply for drivers ages 21-24.

PRIVATELY OWNED VILLAS AND CONDOMINIUMS Cancellations: Payments are non-refundable and non-transferable, unless ESSV is able to re-rent the same property for the same rate and period of time, subject to a $100 cancellation fee. Rescheduling: You may reschedule 45 days or more prior to your arrival date, with the same property and number of nights, for travel within one year of the original check-out date, subject to a $50 rescheduling fee. Rescheduled reservations are subject to availability and price increases, and the nightly rate is based on the new reservation dates. Note: Holiday and Limited Offer reservations may not be rescheduled.

HOTELS AND RESORTS Changes: Once reservation is under deposit, a $25 per person fee applies to name changes and changes in travel arrangements. 30-15 days prior to arrival, the fee is $50 per person, and 14 days or less prior to arrival, the fee is $100 per person. Cancellations: Once reservation is under deposit, a fee of $100 per person applies. 30-15 days prior to arrival, the fee is $200 per person. Reservations are non-refundable when cancelled 14 days or less prior to arrival date. Holidays: Holiday reservations are subject to surcharges and increased cancellation penalties. During the holiday period of 12/15 to 1/5, cancellation fees are as follows: Once reservation is under deposit, the fee is $200/person. 60-30 days prior to arrival, the fee is $300/person. Cancellations made 30 days or less prior to arrival are non-refundable. Note: Additional change and cancellation fees may be charged by hotels and resorts within 90 days of arrival date or during holiday periods. These fees are assessed in addition to ESSV penalties.

SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES

Mexico does not conform to U.S. American Disabilities Act standards, therefore accommodations and facilities for disabled persons are extremely limited in Mexico.

RESPONSIBILITY The property owners and suppliers which provide in-destination services such as concierge, hosting, meet and greet, accommodations, activities, tours and transportation for ESSV are independent contractors and are not agents or employees of ESSV. Each guest acknowledges that accommodations, activities, tours, services, roads, traffic laws, transportation, sanitation (water and food), building standards, insurance practices, and medical care are not as highly regulated as those in the United States. Guests may encounter the following risks: slippery floors and stairs, especially when wet, precipitous drop-offs at or around some of the residences, unfenced pools, poorly designed or faulty electrical, plumbing and gas systems, dangerous driving conditions, poorly maintained or equipped vehicles, and dangerous stairs or pathways. Some activities that guests engage in are especially dangerous, and include motorized off-road vehicles such as Jeeps, Hummers, buggies and other four-wheel ATV’s, motorcycle, scooter, horseback riding, hiking, climbing, rappelling, jet skiing, kayaking, parasailing, zip lines, bungee jumping, sky diving, SCUBA diving, snorkeling, ultra-lite flying, sailing, ocean cruises, fishing, golfing, pool and ocean swimming, and surfing. The above lists are not all-inclusive, but simply point out some of the hazards of vacationing in Mexico. Therefore, each guest agrees that he/she is voluntarily participating in any and all activities, risks, and use of the accommodations, and hereby assumes all risk of injury, illness, damage or loss to person and property that might result, including, without limitation, any loss or theft of personal property.

DISCLAIMER ESSV does not assume responsibility or warrant the accuracy of the information contained herein. It is the sole responsibility of all parties engaging in business with ESSV to perform any necessary due diligence to ensure that all representations made are true and factual to said parties’ satisfaction.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

Any unused portion of accommodation, service or activity is non-refundable. All refund requests must be submitted in writing within 30 days of cancellation or no-show. Reservations made for travel during the holiday period (12/15 - 1/5) are subject to surcharges, and cancellation penalties may be up to 100% of payments.

ESSV reserves the right to refuse business to any person(s) for any reason. By booking one of these vacations, you acknowledge that, in all events, ESSV shall not be liable for any consequential damages, and that the sole extent of ESSV liability shall never exceed the amount actually paid by you to ESSV. Each guest agrees on behalf of himself/herself (and your personal representatives, heirs, executors, administrators, agents and assigns) to release and discharge ESSV, its employees, agents, officers, directors and shareholders, from any and all claims or causes of action (known or unknown) arising out of the negligence of ESSV. This includes, without limitation, injuries or damages arising from ESSV’s negligence which may occur in or around the accommodations, any activity engaged in by the guest, including but not limited to all activities listed above, and any negligent inspection, supervision, instruction, and/or maintenance by ESSV, defect in vehicles, breakdown in equipment, loss of utilities (including but not limited to water, electricity, propane, phone and internet service), accident, sickness, acts of God, strikes, terrorism, war, theft, delays, inconvenience, construction, cancellations, or changes in itineraries or schedules.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

VENUE IN CASE OF DISPUTE

We recommend all travelers purchase travel insurance in the event of unforeseen circumstances. ESSV offers travel insurance provided by Travel Guard International. Travel insurance can be added up to 30 days prior to the arrival date, or up to the date of final payment, whichever comes first. Accidental Rental Damage Insurance (ARDI) is required for all private villa and condo reservations. The fee for ARDI insurance is $49 per reservation and covers up to $3,000 of accidental damages. Any claims for damages must be reported to our office no later than the check-out date.

By booking a Mexico vacation with ESSV, you acknowledge and agree that the proper venue for any dispute or claim that you make regarding your vacation arrangements by ESSV shall be made in Mexico.

Changes: Once reservation is under deposit, a $25 per reservation fee applies to changes in travel arrangements. 14 days or less prior to arrival, the fee is $50 per reservation. Cancellations: Once reservation is under deposit, a fee of $50 per reservation applies. 30-15 days prior to arrival, the fee is $100 per reservation. Reservations are non-refundable if cancellation is made 14 days or less prior to arrival. Note: Additional change and cancellation fees may be charged by service and activity vendors within 30 days of arrival date or during holiday periods. These fees are assessed in addition to ESSV penalties.

REFUNDS

STATEMENT OF COPYRIGHT © Copyright 2010-2011, Earth, Sea and Sky Vacations, Inc. (ESSV) All Rights Reserved. No portion of this publication may be copied or reproduced without the express written consent of ESSV. By using or continuing to use the services of Earth, Sea & Sky Vacations, Inc., you agree to the terms and conditions shown herein.

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CABO’S MOST AUTHENTIC CULINARY EXPERIENCE AT FOUR DIFFERENT LOCATIONS

Baja Cantina Marina Fresh Local Seafood, Burgers, Salads, Pizzas & More All Major Sports Events Live Dinner Music All Day Happy Hour L-M Dock Marina Cabo San Lucas Baja California Sur, Mexico Tel: (624) 143-1591

Maria Corona Traditional Mexican Cuisine Live Mexican Music Sports Events 16 de Septiembre between Morelos & Leona Vicario One Block from Puerto Paraíso Baja California Sur, Mexico Tel: (624) 143-0123

Baja Cantina Beach Restaurant Sushi & Casual Food Live Dinner Music Sports Events

International Cuisine, Sushibar Wine List & Celebrated Bar Wednesday Nt. Mexican Fiesta Friday Caribbean Night Show Saturday Ladies Night

L-M Dock Cabo San Lucas Marina Baja California Sur, Mexico Tel: (624) 144-4973

Médano Beach, Cabo San Lucas At Cabo Villas Beach Resort Baja California Sur, Mexico Tel: (624) 143-9773

Tiki Bar

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