The history of


Discovering the

“Quintessential Baja Feel”

From 2005 to 2022, El Encanto de La Laguna has seen remarkable and sustained growth, not only within its gated community, but also in its surroundings. The area just East of downtown San Jose del Cabo has enjoyed expansion and popularity over ten years with even more expansion on the horizon as the Vidanta Group and the Ritz Carlton are beginning new developments.

Building Infrastructure in San Jose del Cabo

In the early 2000’s, when developers Richard Wesselink and Steve Galvanoni stumbled upon this remarkable area called La Laguna, East of San Jose del Cabo, they instantly fell in love. Their vision for El Encanto developed from there, as they knew that this area truly had something special to share with the world. Less than a two-hour flight from San Diego, California and only a short drive along a beautiful scenic road to reach a destination with not only a long stretch of pristine beach but also the beautiful mountainous and dessert terrain that defines Baja California.

After their discovery, they were eager to share it with family and friends.




Building Infrastructure in San Jose del Cabo

At this time in 2005, there was still very little infrastructure east of downtown San Jose del Cabo, but it was clear to see that La Laguna was in the path of future growth because of the new amenities emerging close by with new golf courses underway.

An Oasis on the Sea

Rick and Steve knew this was the golden moment to begin a new development that would be unlike anything Los Cabos had seen before. Their goal was to create a beachfront community that would be an oasis on the sea, equipped with city power, a desalination plant, and paved roads all while maintaining the unique feel of the location. What began as a dream quickly became a reality when they broke ground in 2005.

A Vision Takes Root

The developer’s vision from day one was to create an oceanfront luxury community that would exemplify the best of Los Cabos living. El Encanto de La Laguna is situated on a naturally terraced landscape that allows each home and condo to have spectacular views of the Sea of Cortez while being only steps from a pristine beach and luxury amenities, along with complete on-site service team.

Contemporary Design with Modern Luxuries

There is a tangible charm in each of the contemporary residences. This is an important feature for the developers and it complements the latest construction materials and technologies that create environmentally-friendly residences in this gated community. Each luxury home and condo in El Encanto de La Laguna is low-maintenance with energy efficiencies among other comfortable amenities.

El Encanto de La Laguna Today

Fast forward 15 years later: El Encanto De La Laguna is now an established luxury beachfront community, recognized as a prime real estate location in San Jose del Cabo with exceptional quality and intrinsic value. Along with the sixty-plus current homeowners at El Encanto, Rick and Steve are proud to present you with a limited opportunity to be part of their unique vision and dream. Welcome home to a one-of-a-kind community and destination property in Los Cabos, one of the most spectacular regions on the planet.