CABO SAN LUCAS -- Hacienda del Mar is the latest upscale property
to open in the Baja California corridor known as Los Cabos.
Situated on the 18-mile stretch that links the towns of Cabo San
Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, Hacienda del Mar is the first of four
hotels slated for the 1,800-acre residential resort community of
Cabo del Sol.
Golf will be the centerpiece of the project, with three 18-hole
courses. Other facilities will include tennis courts and 3,400
Hacienda del Mar recently debuted 124 suites in its resort
project, which ultimately will feature 640 units, 320 of which will
be used for the hotel operation and 220 of which will be earmarked
for time share, according to Luis Sanchez Tena, director of sales
and marketing for Hacienda del Mar.
The low-rise resort is designed to resemble a Mexican village,
Sanchez Tena said, which sets the project apart from other resort
developments in the booming Los Cabos market.
"The property is like a little town within Cabo del Sol," he
said, adding that elements include traditional Mexican architecture
and interior design, shops and cafes.
Cobblestone walkways in a garden setting with fountains lead
guests to courtyards, villa units and other facilities as well as
to the beach.
The biggest selling points of Hacienda del Mar are "its feeling
of privacy and an ambience of tranquillity," Sanchez Tena said.
Along with the 124 suites, Hacienda del Mar opened three pools,
a restaurant and a beachfront bar and restaurant. It is being
developed in phases and additions call for 180 more guest units by
Also included will be more dining facilities, pools, a health
spa, a children's camp and a lobby lounge offering 80 types of
tequila, Sanchez Tena said.
In 1999, the property plans to add 140 more guest units, more
pools and a convention center with capacity for 500.
By the end of this year, Tena said, Hacienda del Mar will open a
temporary convention venue with capacity for 190. The property is
being targeted toward incentive groups and the upscale leisure
traveler interested in golf and sportfishing as well as the
honeymoon market, according to Sanchez Tena.
Hacienda del Mar
Phone: (888) 672-7137