Welk Resorts opened its seventh vacation ownership resort last month— Sirena del Mar, located in Los Cabos. Members of the Welk Resorts Platinum Program will now have access to the 222-unit, luxury project, which is situated on a seven-acre, seaside expanse overlooking the Sea of Cortez.
Sirena del Mar or, “mermaid of the sea,” lies almost 15 miles east of the colonial town of San Jose del Cabo and only four miles east of Cabo San Lucas. The property is designed to invoke "old world Mexico" with a contemporary flavor and crests a cliff 60 feet above the Sea of Cortez. From their villas, guests can enjoy a magnificent view of waves hitting rocky outcroppings below and the famous Cabo Arch.
After swimming, snorkeling or enjoying the resort’s secluded, semi-private cove beach, guests can take a short ride to hundreds of shops and tiendas offering bargain prices for handcrafted goods including jewelry, clothing and home décor items. More adventuresome travelers can go parasailing, jet skiing or take an eco-tour into the heart of nearby Baja.
Vacationers staying at Sirena del Mar can ‘people-watch’ as cruise ships and other vessels come and go into the town’s busy port. Owners can enjoy a swim-up bar in the vanishing edge pool, as well as breakfast and lunch at the main bar, in one of the palapas, or on the pool deck. In addition, there is a fitness room, game room and an owner’s lounge. After a busy day of play, guests can unwind on their private balcony, watching an occasional whale spout during the winter migration and admire a romantic sunset over the ocean’s horizon.
Designed so that all suites enjoy an ocean view, the resort will eventually have five buildings. Ranging from 1,375-square-foot penthouses, two-bedroom/two-bath villas and 1,370-square-foot two-bedroom units to 950-square-foot one-bedroom suites, each accommodation has a kitchen, living room, dining area, Jacuzzi, balcony or patio and a washer/dryer.