The perfect location in Baja to experience your destination beach wedding.
The one you have always dreamed of…
Immerse yourself within a secluded natural sanctuary of more than 10,000 acres and 7 miles of pristine coastline, and be filled with awe as the sun turns the sparkling sea into a masterpiece of color with endless painted skies. The paradise that surrounds Las Cruces is the embodiment of romance and we invite you to set the stage for your magical day anywhere upon our shores.
Our experienced staff will help plan everything you need for the perfect wedding. With accommodations to satisfy groups both large and small, filled with authentic Mexican old world charm and activities to make your stay fun and enjoyable, allow us to manage the details so you can relax in luxury at the natural treasure and marine sanctuary that is Rancho Las Cruces.
Historic Rancho Las Cruces is an exclusive Baja seaside beach resort located on a natural sanctuary of more than 10,000 acres and 7 miles of private pristine coastline. Gaze across the Sea of Cortés to the enchanted Island of Cerralvo, once known to the Spanish conquistadors as the Island of Pearls. Enjoy the majestic Santa Cruz Mountains, stunning desert gardens and oasis of stately palms while enjoying attentive and personalized service.
Hernán Cortés, the Spanish conquistador, was told about a great Island filled with gold and pearls of wonderful size and color. Determined to find the source of such impressive riches and to claim the fabled island of pearls for the Spanish crown Cortés sent various expeditions. On one of these Cortés himself set forth and landed on May 3rd, 1535 on what was thought to be an island. In commemoration of his landing he placed three crosses on the land he baptized as Santa Cruz. Stone replicas of these crosses still remain in the site where Rancho Las Cruces now stands. Part of the land known as Santa Cruz by the early Explorers would later be named Las Cruces. Although he found no gold, Cortés did find pearls of astonishing beauty.
Down the centuries the shores of Las Cruces and the islands of Cerralvoand Espirito Santo were renowned for their fabulous pearls but a decline in the pearl oyster started as early as 1900 and by 1929 the pearl industry of Baja belonged to the past. Standing where Cortés once stood more than 400 years earlier, Abelardo L. Rodriguez Montijo watched the rising sun cast its array of magnificent color on the tranquil sea. He saw the remains of thatched huts, water wells and aqueducts that once irrigated beautiful tropical orchards and native palms. He realized then, that although depleted of pearls, Las Cruces could still provide treasure. He believed that the enchantment of ten thousand acres with more than seven miles of private sea coast would be gratifying to those who must face maddening crowds and churn through congested traffic. In 1948 he and his beautiful bride, Lucille Bremer decided to turn Las Cruces into a small luxury resort.
This was the birth of tourism in the state of Baja California Sur. The success of Las Cruces prompted Abelardo (Rod) to build other world class resorts in Baja. Hotel Palmilla which opened in 1957 is still thought of as the shining star of Los Cabos (now the One and Only Palmilla) as well as Hotel Hacienda in Cabo San Lucas.
Las Cruces, however, was the place Abelardo and his family always called home. Here he built his home as well as others for his dear friends and partners Robert Fisher, Desi Arnaz, Bing Crosby, Charles Jones and Roger Bacon. Casa Fisher is now called Hacienda Santa Cruz. Las Cruces offers discriminating guests the same natural beauty, tranquility and charm that attracts distinguished guests. His resorts gained notoriety and were visited by many celebrities including princes, presidents, dignitaries and stars and simply by people whose wish it was to experience the adventure of a land that until then had been inaccessible to most.
We invite you to enter a place that is beyond your dreams, visit exquisite Rancho Las Cruces and become a participating member for years to come.
Thank you for considering Rancho Las Cruces to celebrate your most special day, and we look forward to assisting you with exploring each of the services and amenities that our resort has to offer. A few important things to know during your planning.
Given the vast abundance of natural resources and locations exclusive only to Rancho Las Cruces, no two weddings are ever alike. For the past 70 years we have approached each with personalized attention to every detail, and have provided our guests with a wealth of experience and guidance to make sure that everything is perfect… as we strive for nothing less.
The maximum capacity for overnight stays at our resort is 80 guests. But if your wedding party is larger, we do have the options to accommodate as many guests as you require in nearby La Paz hotels & resorts, about a 30 minutes drive from Rancho Las Cruces. We offer shuttle bus transportation to and from La Paz during your event, so transportation for your guests can be easily arranged.
SPECIAL EVENT RATES
Based on a reservation minimum of a 2 night stay for 60 or more guests, we can also offer you a special discounted room rate which also includes the finest quality meals, four course dinners (even the rehearsal and reception dinners) plus your choice of the beach and/or chapel for the ceremony. Additionally, there are many activities available at the resort at no extra charge to your guests including:
• Driving range
• Tennis (3 courts available)
• Biking (mountain bikes available)
• Gym (cardiovascular)
• Plus so much more…
We can help you with any aspect of your event planning, plus we can arrange additional services (extra charges apply) via diverse service providers like:
• Live music (Trio, Mariachi or Guitarist)
• Flowers arrangements
DEPOSITS & HOLIDAYS
To confirm a reservation and secure dates we request a 25% deposit. Please note that the resort cannot be booked for events during the holiday season such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year and Easter.
Please let us know if you have specific dates that you are considering, in order to be able to confirm availability, and we are looking forward to being of service to you and your guests on this most special occasion, one that will provide memories for a lifetime.
Create a lifetime of memories in a tropical Baja paradise, like no other place on Earth!
Old World Charm
Celebrate your wedding in an elegant seaside Chapel with beautiful palm filled hills overlooking the tranquil Sea of Cortés.
A unique setting filled with history, romance, spiritual energy and mystic beauty.
Our executive chef offers a seasonal variety of 165 Mexican dishes prepared fresh daily with only the finest of locally sourced organic ingredients. Following are just a sampling of our many savory dishes plucked fresh from our gardens, nearby farms and the bountiful Sea of Cortez. All meals are included in your room rate at no additional charge *.
Rancho Las Cruces offers a wide variety of activities for the entire family making your stay fun and exciting. From excursions to pristine secluded beaches and islands, hiking, fishing, kayaking, snorkeling, horseback riding, diving and so much more. Our concierge will guide you each step along the way.
Contact us today for a customized proposal based on your personal needs and allow our experienced staff to assist you with managing all of the details. You can use the contact form below, or speak with our office directly at USA (858) 764-4122.