By Juan Diaz Rivera
A silent and proud mountain stands behind Land’s End. A beacon of luxury and tradition. An inspiration for leadership and vision. A legacy for families to come, and a place to call home. Welcome to Pedregal de Cabo San Lucas.
Forty years ago, this seaside mountain captured the attention of Mexican born architect Don Manuel Diaz Rivera, and with the support of his loving family, began planning and developing a residential community that overlooked the picturesque village of Cabo San Lucas and was bathed by the setting sun over the Pacific Ocean.
Slowly but steadily began the carving of the winding roads throughout the mountain. 370 acres of noble land where giving way to roads, lots and gardens and it was easy to picture yourself living life here, waking up to the sunrise coming in through your bedroom window, cooking for family and friends, going to bed listening to the soft crashing waves. This was Don Manuel’s dream and his utmost desire was to share it with everyone else. And he succeeded.
Pedregal de Cabo San Lucas is the finest and most established residential community in Cabo San Lucas. Its location is quite simply, the best in Los Cabos with a perfect mix of exclusivity, Pacific beach frontage, easy access to the bay beach and neighboring Cabo’s energetic city and lifestyle. The cobblestone lanes and streets are all laid out by hand, each one reflecting old world Mexican charm, encouraging a grounded experience as you walk your way along the mountainous roads, absorbing the view and enjoying the peace within. Its regional stones, unlike pavement, are cooler as they reflect the heat from the sun rather than absorb it. It is a handcrafted artistic touch by local artisans and represents a humble way of giving back to Mother Nature.
From the moment you drive in greeted by the security guards you can take in the peacefulness of the area, hear the chipping birds and feel the ocean breezes caressing the palm trees. When you have the ability to walk up and down the streets with the beautiful sun, moon or stars guiding your way and spend the evening reading a book by the beach, you know this is where you belong and where you want your future memories to take place.
Architectural guidelines allow for a diverse and picturesque selection of construction styles to co-exist, inviting home-site buyers and investors to freely express their preferences and designs within a wide range of styles and color palates; always protecting present and future property and investment values. Re-sales, land appreciation and home value within Pedregal continue to set the record year after year with an annualized average appreciation of 16% every year since its first sale in 1978. Undeveloped land is growing scarce as living here is a coveted opportunity.
Among the value and amenities within Pedregal, residents can find preferred access to a secluded beach; a Tennis Club; a desalination plant to continually and generously provide water to the community as a whole; beautifully kept common areas, gardens, children’s park and basketball court; The SPA at Pedregal, a favorite with lap pool, dedicated spa treatments and gym. At the foot of the hill is Colegio El Camino the only International Baccalaureate (IB) World School in the Baja. The school recently achieved the lofty status of accreditation in the U.S. through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS Advanced) and is currently in the process of becoming the American School of Los Cabos. Across from the school you can also find the Los Cabos Organic Market, a local farmer’s market open twice a week with a fresh selection of organic vegetables and regional artisan products.
But what really sets Pedregal apart is the sense of community, pride and comradely among its residents. Be it a casual beach neighborhood gathering or to help those in need and recover from a hurricane, each resident greatly values their property by honoring those around them.
Pedregal is a deep-rooted and long-standing development in Cabo San Lucas. It is, and will always be, a pioneer of Cabo’s Luxury Communities.