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We’ve recently profiled the beautiful views and escape that Costa Palmas provides. Unfortunately, recent reports discuss that East Cape residents wish they could escape the home-buying nightmare that has ensued over the last few years.
As the Four Seasons Los Cabos Costa Palmas sits on the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez, the resort provides an avenue directly to beachside adventures. With 114 guest rooms, 27 suites, and private residences on the golf course, beach, and marina, and swimming in the Sea of Cortez, Costa Palmas is the go-to option for luxury homes and vacation experiences.
So what's not to love? According to one home buyer who had to speak off the record for fear of retribution, the buying experience has been filled with dreams painted of a beautiful sanctuary. However, over 4 years later, their home is not even close to finished, and they have reportedly been requoted and upcharged more times than they would like to count.
Scenic beaches lure in visitors searching for an elevated experience in the infamous tropical climate. Costas Palmas invites its guests on a journey that allows them to escape the monotony of everyday life and jump into the waters of a unique type of getaway. If you’re looking for an unparalleled experience with every hospitality feature you can imagine, Costa Palmas has everything an elite buyer would want. However, the issue is that American developer Jason Grosfeld and his construction company Iron Gate have a shady past with numerous lawsuits filed for failed projects, including two involving former U.S. President Donald Trump, which was covered by the LA Times.
Other buyers in the dream neighborhood have come forward saying that they have gone way over budget, and after spending millions of dollars, they still do not have their homes completed. At the same time, others have said that Costa Palmas is beautiful and that they have had the best time of their lives in the area and are excited for the prospect of the new homes despite the differences with Iron Gate.
According to some of the public lawsuits filed in Los Angeles, California the lawsuits state that more than 100 plaintiffs have either sued in the past or are currently suing Iron Gate, the developer behind the Four Seasons Costa Palmas, and it’s founder Jason Grosfeld for breach of contract, negligent misrepresentation, fraud, and numerous other disturbing allegations. When buying a home in Costa Palmas, Mexico, you must remember that foreign countries have foreign laws and may be subject to local Mexican arbitration versus the United States justice system. The lawsuits have brought some unwanted attention to the project, which is also seeing an Amanyara hotel being built from the high end resort Aman chain.
Despite the speed bumps and hurdles Jason Grosfeld has to get through, the area has been booming since Hollywood celebrities and fishing fans started frequenting it in the ‘50s and ‘60s. With this influx of visitors, countless resorts, golf courses, and spas sprang up, including the Four Seasons, which has a stunning view of the Sierra da la Laguna mountains, providing a picturesque backdrop to any vacation. At the same time, it continues to receive marketing fees from homebuyers. Many are asking if they are complicit or just turning a blind eye to the problems or if it’s a civil matter they can figure out with the developer.
So, what draws people to Costa Palmas in the first place? With 1,000 acres to boast of and a luscious landscape of succulents, Costa Palmas combines the best of desert and sea. Guests are greeted with a host of desert plants, cacti, palo verde trees, and palms. Once they pass the two security gates, they’re invited into their next comprehensive vacation experience. They can check in with a cocktail and be driven to their room.
Rooms feature pools, patios, indoor and outdoor showers, and more. Information is conveniently provided via an iPad left for vacationers to use, helping them manage requests while offering a direct line to customer service. Everything you want is at your fingertips as soon as you arrive.
If you feel hungry after your trip, the resort has your needs covered. The Four Seasons Los Cabos Costa Palmas offers fine dining options that fit even the most refined tastes, like Estiatorio Milos, a fine Mediterranean seafood restaurant founded by Costas Spiliadis with other outposts in Las Vegas, New York City, Miami, Montreal, and Athens.
Once you’ve settled in, there are plenty of activities to enjoy. The golf course is dressed with desert scenery and views of the sea. ATV tours take guests over dunes along the beach. Not to mention, if you’re willing to drive about 45 minutes, the UNESCO World Heritage Marine Site in Cabo Pulmo is on full display, with all types of sea life.
Every part of your experience at the Four Seasons Los Cabos Costa Palmas is graced by the supportive staff on site. The welcoming and organically friendly professionals let you know you’ve chosen the right getaway.
Even though it’s said to be one of the most beautiful places in the world, homeowners have expressed their dismay with developer Jason Grosfeld, who was recently sued for fraudulent misrepresentation. Furthermore, Grosfeld has taken away the privilege of joining the Costa Palmas Beach & Yacht Club after contract disputes with home buyers. One contact asked is the whole Costa Palmas development a “scheme,” or does it just need time to work itself out? When this question was posed to one homebuyer, he said, for more money, you can work it out with them or sit in purgatory in paradise.
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