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Grand Heritage Hotels Opens the CostaBaja Resort
& Spa in La Paz, Mexico

A Gary Player Designed Golf Course Sits Next to the 115-room Hotel 

La Paz, Mexico - September 29, 2010 - CostaBaja Resort & Spa is now open and accepting reservations. CostaBaja Resort & Spa is the centerpiece of the 550-acre Costa Baja development and is first 5-star resort in La Paz, Mexico. In addition to the new hotel, Costa Baja will also be opening a new Gary Player Signature-designed golf course on November 7. CostaBaja Resort & Spa is just 10 minutes north from downtown La Paz, the capital of Baja California Sur. The resort is set on the magnificent Sea of Cortez overlooking a 250-slip double-basin marina and white sand beaches. 

“Grand Heritage is pleased to make CostaBaja Resort & Spa our first property in Mexico,” said John W. Cullen, III, President of Maryland-based Grand Heritage Hotels. “We are excited to bring a new level of service and hospitality to the destination of La Paz and we look forward to welcoming guests to the Gateway to the Sea of Cortez.” 

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Grand Heritage Hotels for CostaBaja Resort & Spa,” said Alejandro Yberri, CEO of CostaBaja. “They bring a proven track record of operating some of the greatest resorts in the world with a commitment to quality. Costa Baja Resort & Spa will bring a new level of hospitality to the destination of La Paz.”

The 115-room property brings a 5-star luxury resort experience to La Paz. Rooms offer a selection of ocean, mountain, golf course and marina views. In-room features include 42-inch flat-screen televisions, glass enclosed showers, and dark mahogany wood finishes to contrast the bright surroundings. 24-hour room service is also available.

CostaBaja Resort & Spa will also be home to the first spa in La Paz, two signature restaurants, 2 pools, a beach club, and a stunning 18-hole golf course designed by Gary Player Design. The property will also include a 2477 sq foot ballroom for corporate retreats and other group functions. This facility can also be divided into three different spaces for smaller functions.

Additional Costa Baja amenities and features include: 

  • Gary Player Signature Golf Course – Scheduled to open November 7, the new Gary Player course will offer a challenging golf experience in a dramatic setting, with 14 holes overlooking the Bay of La Paz.
  • New Signature Restaurants – Steinbeck’s Steakhouse will offer world-class fare, including grain fed steaks on a wood-fired grill. The Marina Bar will also offer outdoor seating and light fare/cocktails with sweeping ocean views.
  • Marina CostaBaja – The marina at CostaBaja is one of the finest in the region with more than 250 slips for vessels ranging from 30-220 feet, on-site fuel dock, dive shop, desalination plant and 24-hour security. The lively Marina is also lined with fine restaurants, shops, galleries, and charter services. Signature restaurants include: Azul, La Barcaccia, and new ones soon to come.
  • Easy Access to the Sea of Cortez – Costa Baja offers daily excursions to Espiritu Santo and other attractions on the Sea of Cortez. The area once described by Jacques Cousteau as God’s Aquarium offers boating, snorkeling, fishing, kayaking and other outdoor pursuits.
About CostaBaja:
Situated on 550 acres of environmentally protected coastal lands, Costa Baja is a residential, master-planned resort community of contemporary yet modern homes, featuring panoramic water views and a resort lifestyle with exceptional amenities. Only five minutes from the charming seaside town of La Paz, Costa Baja’s beachfront and hillside homes overlook the Sea of Cortez in Baja California Sur, Mexico.

Opening in 2010 will feature an 18-hole, first-ever Gary Player Signature Golf Course in Mexico and a Grand Heritage Resort & Spa. In addition to world-class golf, the community offers access to exceptional outdoor activities including swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, boating, kayaking and fishing. Additional amenities include the Costa Baja Beach Club, which serves as the community’s social hub, as well as the state-of-the-art, 250-slip marina – considered to be the finest marina in Mexico. The lively Marina Village is also lined with fine restaurants, shops, galleries, and charter services. For more information, visit:



Grand Heritage Hotels

Also See: La Paz, Mexico Experiencing a Flurry of Resort Community and Golf Course Development / October 2005
Grand Heritage Hotels Group Giving the Casa del Mar Beach, Golf & Spa Resort a $2 million-plus Renovation; General Manager of the Cabo San Lucas, Mexico Resort is Oscar Ornelas / June 2006

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