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Hotel Palmas de Cortez is the gem of Baja’s East Cape, spanning the beachfront of the town of Los Barriles. Situated along a beautiful white sand beach, this first-class resort offers full amenities for anglers and families alike. The magnificent infinity edge pool and resort-style swim-up bar overlook the magnificent Sea of Cortez. The hotel wholly operates its own boat fleet and all charters can be pre-arranged as part of your vacation package. The Jacuzzi pool is a favorite spot to relax, and the inside bar features a full selection of fine wines and liquors, plus ice cold local beers.

Inspired by the lush natural setting of Palmas de Cortez, Spa De Cortez offers a tropical spa experience with a range of therapeutic and beauty-enhancing treatments. Licensed, experienced professionals furnish an inviting and relaxing atmosphere. Facials, manicures and pedicures, waxing, body scrubs and wraps, acupuncture treatments, and massage therapy deliver physical rejuvenation. Pilates, yoga, and samba classes are available. Visit Spa De Cortez for more information on spa services.

The recently completed 9-hole executive golf course and driving range are a nice alternative for those taking the day off from fishing. Other land lover activities include ATV rentals, horseback riding, eco-tours, and shopping excursions to Cabo San Lucas and the capital city of La Paz.

For world-class sport fishing and a resort experience in a lush tropical setting offering all the creature comforts, Hotel Palmas de Cortez is the first choice. Our fishing/resort packages are surprisingly affordable and can be 100% customized to meet your exact needs and group size–from 2 to 200 people.

The Fishing

The Sea of Cortez, one of the world’s most rich and diverse marine environments, is one of the few locales that yield marlin year-round. Besides being a prime spring spawning area for striped marlin up to 200 pounds, Baja’s East Cape is a favored location to achieve bill fishing’s Grand Slam, adding blue and black marlin (200-1000 pounds) and Pacific sailfish (80-150 pounds) to the mix.

Catch-and-release is strongly encouraged for all billfish. These apex predators comprise the pinnacle of a fragile marine eco-system. Conversely, plentiful species like tuna and dorado (mahi-mahi) reproduce in the millions and make excellent table fare. These pelagic (open ocean) species roam the 1500-7500-foot depths close to shore here. Numerous inshore species add to the incredible variety of marine life in the Sea of Cortez.

We’ll provide everything you require to enjoy this sport fishing mecca, including tackle-rigged 28-32 foot cruisers and 23-25 foot super pangas with savvy English-speaking local guides. Most vacation packages at Hotel Palmas de Cortez include your hotel room, charter boat rental and three meals daily in our casual dining facility. Packages can be tailored to any size group from 1-100 people.

The resort provides fillet and freezer services, and a smokehouse is available. Your fishing manager will coordinate your charter, arrange lunches and beverages, assist you at dockside, and process your catch.

Our fleet, the East Cape’s largest and newest, comes fully equipped with all rods, reels, tackle, and our professional captains enjoy teaching beginner and novice saltwater anglers. Angling presentations include live bait (available daily from bait skiffs), trolled lures, and fly-casting.

Accomodations & Food

Hotel Palmas de Cortez offers air conditioned oceanfront rooms, oceanfront/poolside rooms, palapa roofed cabañas, garden rooms, and two bedroom/2 bathroom luxurious condominiums. Newly renovated, our hotel rooms are modern, clean, and very comfortable. Rooms can sleep from one to four people per room and come equipped with telephones, mini-fridge, and some rooms come with satellite TV. Condos feature a spacious living room and large bedrooms, verandas, satellite TV, and complete kitchen facilities including full-size refrigerators, all dishes, glassware and utensils, microwave oven, stove, double sinks, and coffeemakers. Condos can sleep five to six people comfortably with one king bed, two queen beds, and a fold out couch. The tap water is drawn from mountain springs and certified for purity — 100% safe to drink. Most vacation packages at Palmas de Cortez include your hotel room, charter boat rental and three meals daily in our luxurious but casual dining facility.

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Trip Rates

Example Rates – subject to change by operator

All Rates are Per Person

2 persons* 3 persons* 4 persons**
3 nights/2 days fishing $790.00 $587.00 $578.00
4 nights/3 days fishing $1,123.00 $830.00 $806.00
5 nights/4 days fishing $1,457.00 $1,072.00 $1,034.00
Extra night/day fishing $334.00 $243.00 $228.00

Included: double occupancy accomodations in an oceanview room, three meals daily, fishing aboard a 28-ft. standard cruiser, hotel & boat tax, hotel gratuity charges.

Not included: international flights, gratuities, or equipment rentals.

Note: transfers between airport and lodge can be arranged at extra cost. Other day/night and boat combinations can be customized for your particular needs.

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