New Wellness Resort in Cabo

Pueblo Bonito property tentatively named Pacifica

By: Lisa Jennings

Pueblo Bonito Hotels & Resorts is building another new property in Cabo San Lucas an upscale boutique hotel with a “wellness” theme.

Tentatively named Pacifica, the concept of the new resort is still being developed. The 152-room property is on the same stretch of beach as Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach. But unlike Sunset Beach and the other two Pueblo Bonito resorts in the Cabo area, Pacifica will not include timeshare units.

Pueblo Bonito Hotels & Resorts operates five properties in Mexico, two in Mazatlan and three in Cabo San Lucas and the company is developing large vacation complexes in both regions, which will include golf courses, hotels and residential homes. Another new resort in the Punta Mita area of Puerto Vallarta is scheduled to open in 2006.

As its potential name suggests, Pacifica is on the Pacific side of the Baja California peninsula. The hotel will emphasize its spa and physical activities to promote healthful living and relaxation.

And nature will play a starring role. The resort is being built on land that is home to more than 35,000 cactus plants, with more than 400 varieties represented.

Neighboring Sunset Beach hotel, high on a hillside overlooking the Pacific, is also being upgraded. In May, a new “grand lobby” opened, with sweeping views of the ocean from an outdoor terrace. An elegant lobby bar opening this summer will offer indoor and outdoor seating, and feature live music.

In October, Sunset Beach will add a 16,000-square-foot spa with 14 treatment rooms, and a VIP treatment room for two with private saunas and Jacuzzis.

The spa will also include a gym overlooking the ocean with state-of-the-art exercise equipment, and fitness classes such as yoga, spinning, stretching and aerobics. Adjacent will be a full-service beauty salon, and an outdoor juice bar.

The hotel is also scheduled to open a new wedding chapel this summer, as well as a new gourmet Mexican restaurant and a cigar bar.

Pueblo Bonito hotels are offering extra nights free through the end of the year on designated room categories. Book three nights and get a fourth night free, or book five nights and get two more nights free. The offer includes complementary spa admission for two each day, and the seven-night stay also includes two 30-minute massages.