From the moment you drive through the iron security gates that mark the entrance to the Casa del Mar development and home of Zoetry Casa del Mar Los Cabos, you have the feeling you are passing through time to the old Mexico as depicted in the movie Zorro.
The winding cobblestone streets are lined by swaying palms and surrounded by immaculately terraced gardens giving off a rainbow of reds, yellows, purples, and blues. Each bougainvillea, hibiscus, fern and tropical plant is groomed to perfection. The islands of manicured grass, surrounded by beach sand and indigenous cactus, provide an amazing contrast.
The picture only gets better when you arrive at the formal entrance of the Zoetry property. Your car is immediately transformed into a horse and carriage as you circle the fountain and gaze upon the embellished arched entrance and massive wooden doors that leads you into your private Mexican Hacienda. The open atrium, center courtyard fountain, amazing massive Mexican pottery and original Mexican furnishings set this unique boutique resort apart from any other hotel concept in Los Cabos.
This 63-room luxury all-inclusive resort is located on arguably the most inviting stretch of beach in all of Los Cabos. The layout of the property focuses the eye toward the Sea of Cortes and gently guides you in stages to the water’s edge.
From the main lobby and access point to all the guest rooms, visitors walk through the next set of arches bordered by cascading waterfalls to the main two-level pool area. This area is the center of activity and dining. From the pool’s patios, guests pass through the gardens and down to the “Quiet Area”, which is reserved for solitary reflection, reading or just time to listen to the sounds of sea birds, the breezes blowing through the palms or the ever present pounding of the waves.
Venturing closer to the water’s edge, guests can enjoy the ultimate in Los Cabos vacation living at the adults only Mezquite Beach Club, which is exclusively for hotel guests. The beach club has its own pool, hot tub, and restaurant with an open grill. Whether it is a quiet breakfast as the sun rises over the Sea of Cortes or a romantic dinner on the beach as the sun sets over the Pacific, there is no better place to enjoy the true Baja experience.
In keeping with the hacienda ambiance, the guest suites wrap around the open courtyard below and open to the magnificent vistas beyond. Nothing is over stated, yet the two-level floor plans offer a degree of dimension that is both uniquely functional and quiet.
There is a wide array of suite options at Zoetry Casa Del Mar – from the 2,850 sq. ft. two-story, two-bedroom, ocean front Presidential Suite to their Jr. Ocean View Suites – each providing the same soft comfort and Mexican hacienda-style elegance as the rest of the resort. Peaceful describes both the accommodations and the overall personality of the hotel.
The culinary experience is diverse and centered on healthy yet appealing options. The Tapanco restaurant located off the courtyard is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For breakfast and lunch you will find both classic menu items as well as Mexican specialties. For dinner, Tapanco holds true to its Mexican heritage with dishes and flavors from around Mexico with an emphasis on fresh seafood items from Baja’s local waters.
As mentioned above, the Mezquite Beach Club Grill located literally on the beach, is a great choice for meat and seafood lovers. With tables in the sand, a fire pit in the center and waves crashing just a few feet away, it is easy to forget about a few calories. The pool bar and poolside eating area are only open during the midday period and offer a wide array of typical comfort food items as well as entree size specialties.
It is important to note that the menus for each restaurant are available throughout the resort so a guest can order from the grill menu and be seated in the Tapanco restaurant. There are plenty of wonderful quiet places to share a sunset cocktail or a morning coffee conversation. A favorite hideaway is Maguey, the cozy lobby bar offering both indoor and outdoor seating, which adds a finishing touch to your “hacienda away from home”.
Both the Sueños del Mar Spa and the wellness center are in keeping with the size of the property. Once again, they offer the level of service and quality that is present throughout the property. All of Los Cabos is at your fingertips by asking the helpful and professional concierge to assist with arrangements for golf, fishing, whale watching, or a private yacht charter.