By Justine Schock, REmexico Real Estate, email@example.com
Established in the year 2000, Punta Ballena is a 174-acre planned community located on the Cabo Corridor, only 10 minutes from downtown Cabo San Lucas. Known for being an exclusive high-end development with a variety of luxury amenities, Punta Ballena is also home to Esperanza, an Auberge Resort, which offers both full and fractional ownership options.
“Punta Ballena” (translating to Whale Point) is depicted in the whimsical whale water fountain at the entrance to this sought-after community. The quiet multi-gated development consists of two residential neighborhoods, Las Villas and Las Residencias, with Esperanza Resort located between the two. On the west side you will find Las Villas, a collection of 28 villas featuring spacious 3-bedroom residences with detached casitas. To the east is Las Residencias, a private enclave of 54 estate-sized lots with sweeping views of the Sea of Cortez.
While many of the lots in Las Residencias have already been developed with carefully designed custom homes, there are still a few large lots available for buyers who prefer to design their own custom home. For example, a 1,147 M2 building lot approximately 5 blocks from the ocean is currently listed for $300,000 USD. If you prefer a larger property just steps from the beach, Punta Ballena Lot 213 is an excellent choice! Situated between two well maintained cul-de-sacs, with 1,434 M2 of ready to build on land and dramatic ocean views, Lot 213 is currently listed for $799,999 USD.
Other active listings currently range from $1 million dollars for a 4-bedroom 4-bathroom villa, to $3.3 million dollars for a 6-bedroom, 8-1/2 bath estate home. Community amenities include more than two miles of tranquil walking paths, private tennis courts and an exclusive resident’s only beach club, as well as some amenities at Esperanza Resort including a world-renowned spa and restaurants. The Punta Ballena Beach Club boasts a restaurant, gym, pools, jacuzzi, bar and lounge area, tennis courts and an entertaining space available for private events.
For owners who dream of the luxury lifestyle without the million-dollar price tag, Esperanza also offers a wide array of fractional ownership options. Fractional ownership is not the same as timeshare. With fractional ownership, you own a piece of deeded real estate that you share with other owners (typically 2-8 weeks per year). At Esperanza, a 1/24th ownership 3 BR/3 BA fully equipped villa with ocean views starts around $95,000 USD and gives the owner 2 weeks of usage every year. Esperanza was awarded the #1 Hotel in Mexico this year by U.S. News Best Hotel rankings and has been on the Forbes 5-star list for the past 3 years.
Restaurants located inside the Punta Ballena & Esperanza community include:
Toro Latin Kitchen & Bar – Translating to bull in Spanish, Toro is the concept of critically acclaimed chef Richard Sandoval. Located at the entrance of Punta Ballena, Toro serves up a blend of Latin, South American, Japanese, and Chinese inspired dishes including a ceviche bar, succulent steaks, grilled fish and meats, signature cocktails, Latin wines and more.
Las Estrellas – A casual beachy restaurant located in Auberge Villas at Esperanza, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Featuring Trio Tequila Music on Wednesday and Sunday, Mala Rumba Latin Night on Thursday, and Jazz Under the Stars on Friday. The family-friendly menu offers Italian style dishes including pizzas, pastas, wood fired dishes and a selection of desserts.
Cocina del Mar – Cocina del Mar is situated on the top of a cliff overlooking Esperanza’s two private beaches. The restaurant is highlighted by romantic lighting, breathtaking ocean views, hand-crafted cocktails and a great selection of fresh-caught seafood and coastal Baja inspired cuisine. A great place for a date night!
Interested in learning more about Punta Ballena or Esperanza? Contact a local real estate professional and start the search for your own piece of paradise today!