CostaBaja Showcases Eco-Adventures and Wellness Programs
PHOTO: A view of the beach from La Paz's promenade. (Photo courtesy of Thinkstock)
In a setting that springboards your clients into eco-nirvana, CostaBaja Resort & Spa approaches the summer travel season with a focus on Sea of Cortez marine adventures and grounded wellness endeavors.
Overlooking a white sandy beach and 250-slip double-basin marina, the 115-room Grand Heritage boutique property delivers an upscale, yet approachable experience 10 minutes from Baja California Sur’s capital city of La Paz. Home to only 220,000 inhabitants, the mellow port has managed to maintain a nostalgic atmosphere that makes you imagine little has changed for decades.
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“CostaBaja is the only resort in La Paz offering a five-star luxury experience,” said Eduardo Herrera, general manager. “The prime location on the Sea of Cortez, and direct access to one of the finest marinas in all of Mexico, make it the perfect jumping off point to explore all of the incredible marine life the area is known for.”
Tagged as the “Aquarium of the World” by the late conservationist and explorer Jacques Cousteau, the Sea of Cortez is home to one of the world’s largest marine ecosystems — making it a magnet for those into exploring aquatic wonders in year-round calm, warm waters.
All of the islands within the Sea of Cortez are under UNESCO protection as World Heritage Bio-Reserves. Bordering the southeastern portion of the Bay of La Paz just north of the resort, Espiritu Santo Island is considered the crown jewel for its pristine beaches, sea lions and countless tropical fish.
Resort guests are privy to a bevy of ocean activities, including diving, snorkeling, kayaking and fishing. Whale sharks elevate the summer scene, allowing divers to gawk at these massive sea creatures in their natural habitat.
For more grounded options, golfers have access to Mexico’s premier Gary Player Signature Golf Course. The par-72, 7,082-yard layout merges a stunning sea and desert
landscape while preserving the surrounding ecosystem. Other golf-centric amenities include a grass driving range, practice putting greens, short game area, full-service pro shop, and La Pintada Grill and Bar.
A Focus on Wellness
Herrera notes that CostaBaja has elevated its wellness focus by partnering with Retreats Unlimited for fitness-focused programs to be hosted periodically at the La Paz property. “The retreats are perfect for clients who are into wellness and fitness, but also want to enjoy five-star amenities and relax during their downtime,” Herrera said.
“The next retreat is July 25-29, and will be a yoga experience meant to help you unwind from everyday stresses and find your bliss.” Guests will have the opportunity to take it beyond a more typical experience by exploring blindfolded yoga, SUP yoga and beach yoga.
Also on the wellness front, Espiritu Spa appeals with its philosophy of promoting health and wellness with a sensorial experience. The full menu of services includes massages, facial therapies and nail treatments. Prior to treatment, therapists utilizes a “bio-tensor” that helps with tailoring one of eight signature blends made of essentials oils and bach flowers.
Priced from $602USD, CostaBaja’s two-night spa and golf package covers a welcome cocktail, one green fee on the resort’s Gary Player-designed 18-hole course, one 50-minute Swedish massage at Espiritu Spa, $20USD spa credit and complimentary shuttle service to Downtown La Paz.
For pairs totally into hitting the links, the golf and stay plan covers two green fees, $20USD spa credit and complimentary shuttle service to Downtown La Paz from $587USD. With both packages, spa credit is per person, per stay, and cannot be used in the boutique or for facials. Additional nightly room-only rates nights are $178USD each.
For reservations, visit costabajaresort.com or call 1-877-392-5525.
The Agent’s Edge
Herrera points out that travel professional can tap into a broad spectrum of clients that are a fine fit for the resort. “CostaBaja Resort & Spa offers a variety of experiences for many types of travelers,” he said. “From couples looking for romance, to outdoor adventure enthusiasts wanting to explore the Sea of Cortez, to those that just want to relax by a beautiful pool and enjoy the spa, we can cater to many types of clients.” He added that the property is also an ideal location for destination weddings, as well as bachelor and bachelorette weekends.
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The resort also features a 2,477-square-foot ballroom for group functions and corporate retreats, as well as two swimming pools and three signature restaurants. Ocean, mountain, golf course and marina view rooms feature 42-inch flat screen TVs, glass enclosed showers, and dark mahogany wood finishes contrasting the resort’s bright setting.
Be sure to check the website for specials that include free nights, room-only rates (without breakfast) and advance purchase discounts.
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