The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.
- Jacques Yves Cousteau
The Sea of Cortez in Baja California Sur is full of life. It abounds in the earth, in the air and in the sea, so much, that it has intrigued explorers and adventurers from Francisco de Ulloa to John Steinbeck and Jacques Cousteau. Only in its waters, there are more than six thousand species of animals cataloged and as many others yet not identified. On the beaches of Puerta Cortes, a luxury development in La Paz, Baja California, a gateway to the Sea of Cortez, the low tides allow you to enjoy a warm and welcoming sea. When Spanish explorers navigated the Sea of Cortez centuries ago, they first thought that Baja California was an island and that the sea, dyed by the sun and framed by reddish earth, was red,the populated by beautiful organ cacti or cardon. Thus, Cardon restaurant in La Paz, Baja California, honors with its name what these adventurers saw. What do you feel when, with your feet buried in the sand, you observe the turquoise calm waters, while the breeze caresses your skin? Feel life that unifies everything, from the smallest, to the universe itself. Life that manifests itself in this privileged place.
Let your eyes be lost in the endless blue of the Sea of Cortez, from a infinity pool or a beach bunk; feel the soft and fresh sand under your feet, captivate the senses with an outdoor massage, a cocktail or a good meal. The beach at Blue Cortes Beach Club extends towards the sea, tens of meters of shallow calm waters, without waves, on white sands reminiscent of the Caribbean. The hours pass without alteration, practicing paddle board, kayak or snorkel; accompanying the little ones to marvel at the spectacular nature of this unique ecosystem. The cuisine at Blue Cortes is designed to brighten the soul and please the palate. Ingredients and local recipes are complemented by an international menu and healthy options ideal to enjoy on the beach or in the restaurant under the impressive palapa.
The Cortes Golf Club has the only Gary Player Signature course in Mexico. Immerse yourself in the dramatic landscape that contrasts the green of the grass with the desert, the vegetation and the sea. It is a fantastic and challenging course. This golf course on the Sea of Cortez is par 72, along its 7,082 yards, it has 18 holes and panoramic views of the Sea of Cortez in 17 of them. It has a shooting range, practice green, short game and a Scenic Halfway House between holes 6 and 14. This golf course in La Paz and its surroundings has efficient irrigation and fertilization systems that use recycled water and have an impact minimum in the environment. The grass regenerates in situ, and endemic plants are integrated into landscaping.
Impeccable attention for every detail and amenities that provide endless possibilities to enjoy the days at Puerta Cortés. The Club House of El Cortés Golf Club is a refined space, discreet and pleasant. Discover your library, the private lounge for women and men; tennis courts, SPA and comfortable bathrooms. Terrace for yoga and mindfulness. Restaurant farm to table. Hole 19 overlooking all Puerta Cortés and the Sea of Cortez beyond. Gym with panoramic view and pro shop.
Costa Baja Marina at Puerta Cortes has a double basin, and frequently receives vessels of up to 225 feet. It is a full service facility, with 24 hour security; laundry, safety deposit boxes, two and three phase electricity input; desalinated water connection in each slip, comprehensive boat service, full fuel service at the entrance of our marina and crew lounge.
In the Hospitality of Puerta Cortes, an expert concierge in the region will help you manage, reserve and perform the hundreds of adventures that can be lived when Puerta Cortés is your entry point to the Sea of Cortez and the magical land of Baja California Sur.
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