The Baja Peninsula of Mexico has become a hotbed for golf in the past ten years, particualrly after Jack Nicklaus and other big-time designers laid out memorable courses in Los Cabos, at the southermost tip of Baja, that combine target golf with sweeping views of the Sea of Cortez. But great Baja golf is no longer confined to Los Cabos; about 100 miles north lies the next exciting devlopment: CostaBaja. A growing development near the charming seaside town of La Paz, this upscale resort and community boasts an 18-hole Gary Player golf course that will open this coming November, incorporating a unique blend of panoramic water views with desert-style golf.
Located on 550 acres of pristine coastal land, CostaBaja features fabulous homes priced from $650,000, in addition to a hotel (re-opening in July after a full renovation) and another boutique hotel in the works. CostaBaja also offers restaurants, boutiques, spas, and a 250-slip marina that is among the prettiest in all of Mexico. La Paz is a much less-traveled location, so it offers a more authentic Mexican experience than the popular tourist destinations. As the gateway to the Sea of Cortez (which Jacques Cousteau aptly called “The Aquarium of the World”) La Paz offers an abundance of water sports and some of the best beaches and adventure tourism in Mexico: boating, sport fishing, snorkeling, and diving. The center of La Paz offers a variety of international fare, from casual to fine dining. And after dinner, you can choose from many different clubs, cafés, bars and night clubs that cater to a wide range of musical tastes from Latin Rock to Jazz.
La Paz is a magical place with a colorful history, where missionaries and pirates once passed through, and which now lures the adventurous and slower-paced folks alike. With an “old Baja” feel, La Paz takes pride in being an authentic Mexican small town while, at the same time, is the capital of Baja California Sur and vibrant with many cultural advantages.
The CostaBaja project is the jewel in this crown on the southern Baja Peninsula. Best of all, visitors and homeowners can fly into Cabo from 18 U.S. cities and take a shuttle, or fly non-stop to La Paz from LAX. More more info, visit www.costabaja.com