Few North American destinations match the beauty and convenience of Los Cabos, and we continue to see growing interest in this unique corner of the world. Located on the southernmost tip of the Baja California Peninsula, the town once known for its spring break atmosphere has now matured into a certified luxury getaway. For discerning real estate buyers, Querencia provides a truly private development in the region – a sportsman’s paradise that also happens to take service to another level completely. The gated community is home to arguably one of the best golf courses in Mexico and owns a stretch of unspoiled coastline on the Sea of Cortez. Here, we take a look at a few reasons why Querencia is one of the hottest properties in Cabo.
Tom Fazio’s 18-hole design is universally applauded as one of the top golf courses in Mexico, and truly embodies the spirit of Los Cabos. Traversing over 300 acres of deep arroyos, high dessert plateaus and jaw-dropping Sea of Cortez vantage points, it is an experience worthy of the setting. The perfectly manicured greens and hushed surroundings will allow your game to flourish, which is a good thing as you will need to focus for a number challenging shots like the one over a shallow canyon on the par-3 eighth. The back nine climbs from the coast, back toward the clubhouse and offers more variety at every hole. Keep your eyes off the palm trees for long enough and you will start to recognize the finer design elements that make the course a worthy challenge for players of all skill levels.
Querencia’s newest residential community is Las Laderas. This intimate collection of homes overlooks the Sea of Cortez to the east, and the golf course to the west, giving residents optimal ocean and sunset views. Each family home offers contemporary design and ample opportunities to customize to make it your own. Modern luxuries that come standard include: a fully equipped kitchen, spacious indoor/outdoor living spaces, a private pool with Jacuzzi and solar energy capabilities. Querencia also shines with their property management services – a critical aspect for residents using their villa on a seasonal basis. With one phone call, pantries can be stocked and additional preparations made with ease.
The epicenter of the Querencia community is the collection of amenities available at The Club. The 58,000-square foot hub of activity includes multiple restaurants, an elegant wine cellar, fitness facilities and a large outdoor space. Here you can find something for everyone, whether it is the buzzing Kid’s Club or cozy bar and lounge for the evening hours. After a long day of outdoor excursions, residents may also retreat to the rejuvenating Q Spa for a luxurious treatment (or two). Outside, a trio of pools provides an oasis for recreation, relaxation or play. There is also a well-appointed special event space and trails that lead to the myriad of additional entertainment options across the property. For those entertaining family or business clients, The Club is a priceless amenity.
Dining options at Querencia range from light, contemporary options to artfully-prepared fine cuisine. Kickstart your day with a fresh coffee or smoothie from Q Café, located just outside the spa facilities. Horacio’s, conveniently stationed at The Club, makes for the perfect pit stop in between activities for lunch in an al fresco dining space. If you are out on the links, The Bunker serves up authentic tacos at the turn for an experience that is undeniably Cabo. End your evening at Q Restaurant, where traditional Mexican flavors are fused with modern techniques for an unforgettable meal. Enjoy a post-dinner cocktail on the patio as you watch the sun descend into the San Jose Valley, or glide over to the Q Bar to end your night on a high note.
As special as Querencia is now, it is only going to get better when the anxiously-awaited Ocean Club opens in late 2017. The 1.5 acre plot of beach space will connect directly to the rest of the property and house a wide spectrum of new luxuries. The Break will offer unparalleled ocean views and space for sun worshipping as you dine on small plates inspired by this beautiful coastline. Merging the restaurant and the beach will be a wide sundeck leading to a pool and spa area. Best of all, you will have easy access to surfing, stand up paddle boarding, snorkeling and other water activities in the Sea of Cortez.