Palmilla Back Then
Palmilla is the grand dame of Los Cabos, overlooking the most beautiful bay in the area, located just four miles away from San Jose Del Cabo. The original land that Palmilla sits on dates back millions of years, when volcanic movement and earthquake split a 1,100 mile long finger of land off the mainland of Mexico. It was one of the full scale master planned developments in Los Cabos and is now the ultimate resort community.
In 1953 Abelardo L. Rodriguez Montijo purchased 400 acres for $15,000 and built the first resort in Los Cabos, The Palmilla Hotel. Its earliest guests included Hollywood celebrities like John Wayne, Lucille Ball and former U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower. When the hotel first opened guests would have to arrive by private jet or yacht, now Palmilla is not just a world class hotel but also features over ten different smaller communities.