Rising to the top of the public consciousness has been Querencia – the region's only truly private gated community. Thanks to an immersive, invite-only preview experience for select persons and parties, potential residents can explore the Querencia lifestyle before committing to a purchase. Prospective members have full access to the property, which is highlighted by several best-in-class amenities.
Widely regarded as the best private course in Mexico, Tom Fazio's 18-hole masterpiece at Querencia is equally enthralling for its aesthetics and strategic components. Stretching 300 acres to the Sea of Cortez and back, the perfectly manicured greens and relaxed atmosphere allow guests to fully submerge themselves in the experience. As golfers play through, they will uncover everything from raised dessert bluffs, to cascading green fairways and views of the ocean.
The elegance continues back at the clubhouse, where the region's best practice facility offers members a beautiful 12 acre space with multiple targets, and a short game area for perfecting pitches and putts. It's the ideal space to refine your game before taking on the Fazio's exhilarating challenge.
While Querencia is home to opulent homes and lavish villas, the best option for those looking for a second home or vacation residence might be the Las Verandas community of luxury condominiums. Situated about 200 yards from the hub of activities at The Club, Las Verandas is a collection of two-, three- and four-bedroom units with multiple floorplans and ample space to customize. Each includes a spacious gourmet kitchen, breezy open-air terraces from every room and exceptionally-appointed master suites with five-piece bathrooms. Here you may also find the best views in Cabo, as the location of Las Verandas overlooks the flora, fauna and sea from Querencia's highest vantage point.
Having successfully sold the first building, Querencia will break ground in early 2017 on second Las Verandas building, as well as a new amenity center with a private Olympic dimension lap pool, large outdoor grilling space and poolside seating. Given the location and expansion, Las Verandas is the ideal blend of “Q Living” activities.
The epicenter of Querencia is the assortment of comforts available at The Club. The 58,000-square foot indoor/outdoor space includes multiple restaurants, an elegant wine cellar, fitness facilities and a wealth of other luxuries. For example, residents can begin or end their day of activities with a rejuvenating massage or body treatment at the Q Spa. Outside, there is ample space to soak in the Baja sun or take a dip into one of three pools for recreation or relaxation. As the sun sets, a meal at one of the fine dining options or a private wine tasting in the cellar is a worthy nightcap.
Culinary options at Querencia run the gamut from light and modern fare to finely-prepared international cuisine. For an on-the-go option at breakfast, most grab a smoothie or fresh coffee from Q Café, conveniently located at The Club. On the golf course, The Bunker serves up authentic Mexican tacos and drinks as players warm up on the driving range. Elsewhere on the property, Horacio's is a perfect meeting point in between activities to enjoy lunch in an al fresco dining space. Larger groups and special occasions can make their way toward Q Restaurant, where traditional Latin flavors blend with modern techniques to dazzle patrons. It's also a great vantage point to gaze out over the San Jose Valley.
The Ocean Club
Next year Querencia will break ground on the opulent Ocean Club to tie together its main property and unspoiled Acapulquito beach. With a resort-quality terrace, open-air dining and access to water sports and activities, it is sure to cement itself as one the community's crown jewels. Without having to make the jaunt back to The Club, guests have more time to enjoy the world-class surfing, standup paddle boarding, snorkeling or boating in the Sea of Cortez.
For updates on the Ocean Club, or to explore more of Querencia, visit http://www.loscabosquerencia.com/.