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A Ritz-Carlton and Two Jack Nicklaus Golf Courses Will Anchor Resort Developer
Ernesto Coppel's $1.5 billion Resort Community on the Southern Tip
of the Baja Peninsula - Quivira Los Cabos

LOS CABOS, Mexico, April 17, 2008 - Quivira Los Cabos, (pronounced key-vee-ra) an ambitious $1.5 billion investment development project, is a luxury residential resort community launching in Spring 2008. Located on the southern-most tip of the Baja Peninsula in Los Cabos, Mexico, Quivira spans 1,850-acres of secluded property complete with rolling foothills and three miles of sweeping beaches. Named after one of the seven legendary lost cities of gold sought by explorers in the 16th and 17th century, Quivira once inspired endless expeditions in search of legendary hidden treasures. Today, the name Quivira is synonymous with luxury, privacy, world-class amenities and exclusivity.

Ernesto Coppel, renowned resort developer known for his role in turning Cabo into a world-class resort destination, envisioned Quivira as a close-knit community where guest and residents could mingle in seclusion while indulging in all the benefits of a first-class resort. That commitment to excellence and respect for privacy encouraged other luxury brands to follow suit. The Ritz-Carlton, Jack Nicklaus and Pueblo Bonito will all be a part of the Quivira family. The Ritz-Carlton will bring an ocean-side resort and five-star caliber residences; Jack Nicklaus will design two Signature Design Golf Courses; and Quivira is already home to the Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Holistic Retreat and Spa, a top-rated, multi-award-winning destination spa.

"My dream has always been to create the premier residential resort community in Los Cabos," said Coppel, who also developed the award-winning Pueblo Bonito family of resorts. "It has been my life's work to provide the very finest experiences, services and amenities. Quivira is quite simply the pinnacle of my efforts."

The Ritz-Carlton Los Cabos, Quivira and The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton Los Cabos, Quivira bear the gold standard of hospitality and will serve as the first luxury-branded address in Cabo. The two Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses are expected to rank among the best in North America and will feature more oceanfront holes than any other development on the Baja Peninsula. Quivira already boasts The Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Holistic Retreat and Spa, a top-rated, multi-award-winning destination spa, as recognized by Conde Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure magazines.

Ownership opportunities will include estates and villas, condominiums and home sites featuring interior gardens, tile fountains in quiet courtyards, and spacious terraces adorned with fragrant flowers -- all hallmarks of Mexican-style hacienda living.

"Quivira offers an unmatched location in Los Cabos with unparalleled services and amenities," said Coppel. "The community sets the stage for families and friends to reconnect and make magical memories while enjoying all the comforts Quivira has to offer."

The Quivira development team 

Mr. Ernesto Coppel 
Chairman of the Board and developer of Quivira 

The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton
Full residences and hotel

Nicklaus Design
Golf course design and architecture

Cotur, Los Cabos, Mexico
Development and construction 

Urban Green, San Francisco, California
Environmental design group 

Swaback Partners, Scottsdale, Arizona 
Architecture, interior design and planning

Tapia Architects, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Architecture and planning

Gran Vision Arquitectos, Los Cabos, Mexico
Architecture and planning

Molins Arquitectos, Mazatlan, Mexico
Architecture and planning

Studio V, Scottsdale, Arizona 
Interior design

Arquitectura de Interiores, Los Cabos, Mexico
Interior design

EDSA, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Land planning 

E Group, Phoenix, Arizona 
Land planning 

Quivira Realty, Los Cabos, Mexico
Real Estate Sales 

Ernesto Coppel – Owner, CEO

Ernesto Coppel is the driving force behind the creation of Quivira. Recognized as the leading independent hotelier in Mexico, Coppel has an outstanding record of achievement. Since the opening of his first hotel in 1987 he has become a major force in the leisure resort industry worldwide and his resorts have been recognized as among the favorites throughout the world. 

As president of Pueblo Bonito Resorts & Spas, Coppel has developed seven luxury resorts, each with its own distinctive architecture and décor, embellished with the taste and quality that are his trademark. He has received innumerable awards, both personally and for his resorts. Named successively Mexico’s Entrepreneur of the Year and Businessman of the Year, Coppel is known for his extensive contributions to the communities in which his projects are located and sustains an increasingly high profile in government and civic affairs. The resorts themselves have won many awards, for beauty and preservation of the environment, dining excellence and for overall pleasure and satisfaction of guests.   Coppel brings his guiding principles of excellence, quality and service to the development of Quivira, which he considers his most exciting project to date.

About Quivira Los Cabos

Quivira, pronounced key-vee-ra, is Mexico's premier luxury residential resort community set on 1,850- acres of rolling foothills with three miles of pristine beaches in Los Cabos, Mexico. Ernesto Coppel, renowned resort developer known for his role in turning Los Cabos into a world-class resort destination, founded Quivira on the premise of luxury, privacy and exclusivity, and first-class amenities and service. He envisioned Quivira as a place where family and friends could reconnect and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. The Ritz-Carlton Los Cabos, Quivira and The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton Los Cabos, Quivira will bring the gold standard of luxury to Cabo and will be the area's first luxury branded address. The two Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses were designed to offer the most exciting play in Baja, and will feature more oceanfront holes than any other development in Cabo. The award-winning Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Holistic Retreat and Spa completes the community's hallmarks. The $1.5 billion investment project is set to launch in Spring 2008. For information, call 1-866-578-4847 or visit


Quivira Los Cabos


Also See: Jack Nicklaus to Create Two Signature Courses at Cabo Pacifica a Master-planned Resort Community in Los Cabos, Mexico / October 2006
Pueblo Bonito Hotels and Resorts and JMJ Development Jointly Developing Cabo Pacifica, a 1,200 acre Mega Resort Project in Cabo San Lucas / Aug 2004


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