Elevate your San Antonio experience at La Cantera Resort & Spa. Nestled high up in the Hill Country, La Cantera offers a fresh perspective on a destination resort through five sparkling new pools, luxurious cabanas, an adults-only floor, two world-class golf courses, a destination spa, and more. But the resort is also just a stone's throw from the best things to do in San Antonio – only 20 minutes from the San Antonio International Airport and with a complimentary shuttle to the city's finest shopping and theme parks.
VIRTUAL SCAVENGER HUNT
When: Every Day - 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Where: Visit Pool Shop to Register
Price: $10 per team
Category: Kid's Events
When: Every Sat, Sun - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Fri, Sat - 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Visit Pool Shop to Register
Category: Kid's Events
Come join us in our Kids Club were we offer a collection of fun activities that inspire kids to explore their imagination, creativity and the great outdoors. With our creative themes and activities each session offers a different experience.
9AM-12PM ($79/child) or Hourly ($25/hour)
(Ages 4-12; reservations required 24 hours in advance - see Pool Shop or call 2247 to reserve)
MEMORIES IN THE MAKING
When: Fridays, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Visit Pool Shop to Register
Category: Kid's Events
Get your craft on with us and explore you creativity with us while you take something home with you that will remind you of your time here at La Cantera Resort & Spa. Prices vary; visit the pool shop to register.
When: Every Day - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Visit Pool Shop to Register
Category: Kid's Events
Get toasty by the fire! Roast marshmallows to perfection for gooey all-you-can-eat s’mores.15 min time slots available. Sign up at pool shop for time slots.
When:Varies, Visit the Pool Shop for more information
Where: Primero Terrace
Category: Kid's Events
Join us for a chance to meet our animal friends through our partnership with Zoomagination. Zoomagination is a nonprofit organization that provides us with animals from furry friends to slithering snakes. The animals that you meet in the show have been rescued from various places. Know all the facts of our slimy, bumpy, furry friends by the end of the presentation.
When: Thursday - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Where: Tennis Courts
Category: Kid's Events
Join us outside the tennis courts for a safe and interactive archery lesson which will leave everyone with smiles on their faces!
All Ages | $20/child
FAMILY MOVIE AT DUSK
When: Every Saturday - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Esparza Lawn
Category: La Cantera Resort
Join us at Esparza Lawn for a free movie! Consessions will be available for sale.
Discover La Cantera
Amidst rolling hills and lush trees you'll find La Cantera. Though it's a destination resort in its own right, La Cantera is so much more than that. It's a Hill Country oasis, a romantic retreat, and a one stop vacation hidden just outside of San Antonio.
San Antonio perfectly embodies the spirit of the Lone Star State: a cosmopolitan city that seamlessly blends the diversity of cultures and traditions that came together to form it. Here, the sounds and flavors of Native America, Old Mexico, Germany, the Wild West and the Deep South merge as one. La Cantera Resort & Spa is representative of this rich history. The resort’s name also reflects its location in the scenic Texas Hill Country. Long described as the playground of Texas, the Hill Country provides the perfect location to enjoy the best that Texas has to offer.
Enjoy the majesty of our hill-top vista from the comfort of our resort's heated, infinity-style pools. Discover distinct experiences at each of the five pools throughout our resort:
Pool Etiquette & Rules:
Discover a premiere dining experience at any of La Cantera's nine bars and restaurants. Take your taste buds on vacation from poolside bars to dining destinations.
Enjoy the peacefulness of the Texas Hill Country without feeling disconnected. La Cantera operates a shuttle at times throughout the day to bring you to nearby attractions.
Daily Complimentary Shuttle Service Provided - Visit our Concierge desk or front desk for more details
The Shops at La Cantera (Drop off & Pick-up at Perry's Steakhouse and P.F.Chang's)
The Rim (Drop off & Pick-up at Target and the Palladium)
Six Flags (Drop off & Pick-up at Guest Entrance)
The Shuttle will run from 6:30AM - 11:00PM.
Any other locations within a 5 mile radius will incur a $20 fee per party, per way, at the discretion of the front desk and concierge. Payment will be processed through a room charge, and cash payment will be accepted as gratuity for the shuttle drivers.
*Transportation for golf and Signature are available by request.
Discover a secluded, poolside experience. 16 poolside cabana rentals are available across three of the resort's five pools. Rent a luxury cabana at the Adults-Only Pool, Vista Pool, or the Kids' Pool. Each cabana comfortably fits eight guests and offers a VIP poolside experience. Cabanas feature TV's, a safe, and full-stocked refrigerator. Cabañas are available for full day rentals and reservations are strongly encouraged. To reserve a cabaña, please call 210-558-6500.
Hit the green on our championship 18-hole course. Designed by course architect Jay Morrish and PGA Tour professional Tom Wieskopf, our course was a PGA Tour stop for 15 years.
Looking to break a sweat in the sunshine? Don't be afraid to hit the court, with your personal favorite racket or one of our rentals. Our tennis court is available to resort guests from 9:00am to 9:00pm daily. Hourly use is complimentary, and rental fees apply for half-day and full-day private access. Private sessions with a tennis pro are also available and should be reserved in advance (fees apply).
In addition to tennis, our court is mapped out for Pickle Ball. Gear can be aquired at the Pool Shop.
How To Play Pickleball
Pickle-ball® is played on a badminton-sized court: 20’ x 44.’ The ball is served diagonally (starting with the right-hand service-square), and points can only be scored by the side that serves.
Players on each side must let the ball bounce once before volleys are allowed, and there is a seven-foot no-volley zone on each side of the net, to prevent “spiking.” The server continues to serve, alternating service courts, until he or she faults. The first side scoring eleven points and leading by at least two points wins. Pickle-ball® can be played with singles or doubles.
The Pickleball Serve
Serves are to be made diagonally, starting with the right-hand service-square and alternating each serve. The serve must clear the seven-foot non-volley-zone in front of the net and land in the diagonal service court.
Serves should always be done underhand with the paddle below the waist, and the server must keep both feet behind the back line when serving. The ball should be hit into the air without being bounced. The serving side will continue to serve until the there is a fault on the service, at which point the service will be given to the opposing side. (However, if the ball touches the net but still lands within the appropriate service court, the serve may be taken over.)
The Server must keep both feet behind the back line when serving. The service is made underhand with the paddle contacting the ball below the waist. The Server must hit the ball in the air on the serve. The Server is NOT allowed to bounce the ball and hit it off the bounce. The service is made diagonally cross court and must clear the non-volley zone, including the line (A serve that hits the non-volley zone line is out) Only one serve attempt is allowed, except if the ball touches the net on the serve and lands in the proper service court,in this case the serve may be taken over. At the start of each new game, the 1st serving team is allowed only one fault before giving up the ball to the opponents. Thereafter both members of each team will serve and fault before the ball is turned over to the opposing team. When the receiving team wins the serve, the player in the right hand court will always start play.
To volley means to hit a ball in the air without first letting it bounce. In Pickle-ball®, this can only be done when the player’s feet are behind the non-volley zone line (seven feet behind the net). Note: Is is a fault if the player steps over the line on his volley follow-through
Also called the Two Bounce Rule, each team must play their first shot off of the bounce. That is, the receiving team must let the serve bounce and the serving team must let the return of the serve bounce before playing it. Once these two bounces have occurred, the ball can either be volleyed or played off the bounce.
A fault is committed when the ball:
Touches any part of the non-volley zone on the serve (including the line).
Is hit out of bounds
Does not clear the net
Is volleyed from the non-volley zone
Is volleyed before a bounce has occurred on each side
A team shall score a point only when serving. A player who is serving shall continue to do so until a fault is made by his/her team. If playing doubles, each player on a team shall keep serving until their team makes a fault, then the serve moves to the opposing team - this is called a Side Out. The game is played to 11 points, however a team must win by 2 points.
La Cantera's paths take you on a scenic tour along the La Cantera Parkway, whether you're training for a marathon or simply want to get your heart rate up. Choose from a three- or five-mile run through the resort and along the Parkway. Finish with a cold-pressed juice at Quenche Juicery.
Situated on one of the highest points in San Antonio, Loma de Vida Spa invokes the spirit of the Hill Country. Indulge in traditional spa offerings (massages, facials), signature experiences, and results orientated services that integrate technology and nature to create a true sense of well-being.
Seek peace in your mind and body at La Cantera's fitness classes. Leave each class replenished, whether you participate in grounding yoga or a shoulder release class. Wellness classes are $20/person (on a first come basis). Call 210-558-2252 for more information or to schedule a session.
Escape to the Texas you never knew about. The Texas of rolling hills and wineries, state parks and wildflowers. This is Texas Hill Country.
Though Texas may seem like it’s all country music and cowboy boots, this impression leaves out the true heart of Texas. Nestled in the hills outside of San Antonio lies Hill Country, a unique corner of the world that bridges the gap between the American Southwest and Southeast.
Here, Texas wine is at its finest, wildflowers are their brightest, and getaways are at their most serene. Experience one of the most underrated destinations in the Texas state, whether you’re traveling with family or a significant other. Discover Texas Hill Country by way of its best attractions.
Texas Hill Country spans 25 counties. Imagine all there is to discover throughout a land like that. From wine tours to spa days, Hill Country has it all. Fall in love with the destination you never knew you needed. Come back to it time and time again, because no matter where life takes you, Texas Hill Country will always welcome you back.
Drive just 18 miles north of San Antonio and you’ll have entered Texas’s rolling Hill Country. Though there are many romantic things to do in San Antonio, few are as breathtaking--or romantic--as looking out over the hills and fields that make up this part of Texas so beautiful. If you haven’t planned a couples getaway to Hill Country, you’ll want to add that to your vacation bucket list.
Beyond the many Texas Hill Country attractions, the best vacation starts with the two of you. Make the best even better with activities curated for couples like you. Whether you’re looking to ramp up the romance or simply spend uninterrupted time together, you’ll find that this guide to romance in the Hill Country is a great place to start.
Breakfast in Bed
Let the morning linger with breakfast in bed brought directly to your room. La Cantera’s in-room dining option serves up fresh fruit plates, farm fresh eggs, and buttermilk pancakes. For a little extra intimacy, choose a room on SEVEN, our exclusive, adults-only floor.
Massage at Loma De Vida Spa & Wellness
Relax together at Loma De Vida Spa. Situated at one of the highest points in San Antonio, Loma De Vida’s views are rivaled only by their indulgent spa services. Feel relaxed, reconnected, and ready to take on Texas together. Reserve individual treatments or set up a couples massage in one of the spa’s Duo rooms.
Soak Up the Sun at Topaz Adults-Only Pool
An infinity-style pool gives way to breathtaking vistas of Texas Hill Country at La Cantera’s adults-only pool. Take a dip or rent a luxurious cabana for ultimate privacy and relaxation. As you lay out, treat yourselves to a refreshing poolside cocktail, the perfect way to cheers a getaway together.
The San Antonio River Walk and Marriage Island
There’s nothing in downtown San Antonio as charming as a stroll down the River Walk. Meander hand-in-hand along the San Antonio River and pass by some of the city’s most popular sites. Peruse La Villita or Market Square. Turn up the romance on one of the many bridges. Or save your most intimate moments for Marriage Island, a sought after marriage and engagement spot.
Hill Country Winery Tour
Texas Hill Country is known as much for its rolling hills as it is for the wineries that abound there. Some of Texas’s most beloved wines are produced in the many small towns that make up the Hill Country. From Messina Hof Winery in Fredericksburg to Sister Creek Vineyards in Boerne, you’ll enjoy not only the wines but the Hill Country views and time spent together.
Hike or Picnic at Enchanted Rock
Situated just north of Fredricksburg, Enchanted Rock offers some of Hill Country’s most picturesque viewpoints. Enchanted Rock gets its name from the pink granite dome in the heart of the park. At the park, you can hike, picnic, geocache, and even stargaze (if you stay after dark). Be sure to make a reservation to visit!
Dinner at Signature Restaurant
Round out your day the romantic way with an intimate meal at Signature Restaurant. Enjoy a contemporary interpretation of classic dishes, exposing you to fresh flavors imbued with Texas spirit.
Treat yourselves to a cozy night out at San Antonio’s oldest theater. The Majestic Theater lives up to its name through its inspiring Spanish Mediterranean style and old world detailing. Built in 1929, the Majestic Theater is also a National Historic Landmark. Broadway shows and a wide variety of concerts and performing arts events take the stage at this theater.
Cave Without a Name
Situated northeast of Boerne, Cave Without a Name is widely recognized as one of the most beautiful caves in Texas. Though you can witness the otherworldy rock formations during the day, the cave also hosts various musical events. Attend a concert in the Cave Throne Room and you might ruin yourselves for any other live music venue.
If you’re searching for the heart of Texas, you’ll find it in Hill Country. The Texas Hill Country is the nexus for all things that make Texan culture so unique. Mouthwatering bbq, charming wineries, and small towns abound throughout the rolling hills that give the Hill Country its name.
Though Texas Hill Country is beloved by most Texans, few outside of the state of Texas are familiar with this breathtaking region. Yet they should be. If you love long, scenic drives punctuated by wine tastings and water adventures, Texas Hill Country is the destination for you. Discover five more things to know before embarking on a Texas Hill Country vacation.
Texas Hill Country refers to the region of Central and South Texas. Because of its varied climate and terrain, many consider it to be the boundary between the southeast and the southwest. Exposed rocks and boulders punctuate the rolling hills, the most notable of which is Enchanted Rock, the second-largest granite dome in the United States.
Hill Country also touches major metropolitan areas. This region is bound by northern San Antonio, the western reaches of Austin, and Balcones Escarpment geographic wonder to the east. Drive through the region to discover the many things to do there, as well as the native yucca, prickly pear cactus, desert spoon, Texas live oak, and vibrant wildflowers.
Meander through the Texas Hill Country long enough and you’ll discover winery after winery. Over 50 unique wineries got their start scattered throughout the region’s scenic countryside. Here, you can sip everything from Italian varietals to Rhone-style wines.
As you experience the wineries, you’ll also discover quaint towns, the winding Pedernales River, and rustic family wineries that put Napa to shame.
The Texas Hill Country is one of the few places where the journey is as enticing as the destination. Whether you’re en route to a winery or a state park, the Hill Country will mesmerize you along the way. Drive beside fields of Texas bluebonnets, pastures filled with livestock, and scenic viewpoints. Try Farm Road 1323 in the spring for some of the state’s best wildflowers, or Farm Road 337 to witness the region’s most otherworldly hills.
Day spas in the Hill Country draw inspiration from the rolling hills they sit beside. Situated on one of the highest points in San Antonio, Loma de Vida Spa & Wellness invokes the spirit of the Hill Country through their luxurious spa offerings. Relax amid facials, massages, couples treatments, and more that make use of native botanicals. Treat yourself to one of their signature rituals.
The Southwest may not scream water sports, but there are actually endless opportunities to cool off in the Texas Hill Country. Take a dip in the Blue Hole in Wimberly, or swim in the more rustic Hamilton Pool, a crater outside Bee Cave. Don’t miss Krause Springs, a privately owned, 115-acre park with 32 springs that surface into a man-made pool.
Forget Napa. Meet the Texas Hill Country. The Texas Hill Country is home to over 50 unique wineries scattered throughout the scenic countryside that gives Hill Country its name. Though you’ll encounter everything from Italian varietals to Rhone-style wines, Texas Hill Country wine tours are about more than wine.
As you sip on the best wines in the region, you’ll also stumble upon rolling hills, small towns, the peaceful Pedernales River, and rustic wineries unlike any you’ve visited before. Whether you embark on a wine tasting tour or self-guide your way down Highway 290, Texas Wine Country will become your go-to wine tasting destination.
Discover eight of our favorite vineyards and wineries around the Lone Star State, then take home varietals from La Cantera's Exclusive Winery Partners and local Fredericksburg boutiques.
Texas Hill Country is the wine country you didn't know you'd been missing. Here, warm Texas hospitality meets world-class wine for diverse yet comforting wine tasting experiences. Wineries in Texas Hill Country win awards around the world, see their wines poured in the White House, and produce bottles that you can take home with you. Immerse yourself in the legacy that is Texas Wine Country.
Ab Astris is a family-owned, boutique winery in the lush Hill Country setting of Stonewall. This 12-acre estate primarily grows Tannat, Souzao, Clairette Blanche and Montepulciano.
Rock & Vine Featured Wine: Ab Astris 2016 Montepulciano
Notes: Chocolate and cola on the nose. Black pepper, cherry, and chocolate on the palette.
Recommended Pairing: Anything tomato based, like pizza or pasta.
Special Offer: Free shipping on orders over six bottles, 10% off purchase, 2-for-1 wine tastings.
Adega Vinho is one of our newest Texas Hill Country wineries located in picturesque Stonewall. The Bigler family is dedicated to their craft of sustainably producing great Texas wines.
Rock & Vine Featured Wine: Adega Vinho’s 2019 Tempranillo Rosé.
Notes: Medium-bodied wine with tastes of watermelon, strawberries and tangerines.
Recommended Pairing: Spanish tapas, grilled salmon, and paella.
Special Offer: 10% off all wine for La Cantera website viewers. Private tastings for $100/couple.
This Fredericksburg tasting room specializes in artisanal, small-batch wines crafted in Italy. This family-owned wine distribution team loves finding special gems from the Italian Hill Country and sharing them with our Texas Hill Country.
Rock & Vine Featured Wine: CMV Rosé
Notes: Light-bodied with white roses, red cherry, and raspberry.
Recommended Pairing: Fresh fruits, vegetables, seafood, frittatas, and omelets.
Special Offer: 20% off four bottles of wine. Complementary tasting for 4 with purchase.
Saint Tryphon Farm & Vineyards is tucked into the winding hills of Boerne. This boutique and family-owned winery is renowned for protecting wine-growers, gardeners, and birds, as well as using 100% Texas grapes in their varietals.
Rock & Vine Featured Wine: St. Tryphon Muscat Petnat
Style: Dry sparkling wine that is bottle-fermented.
Notes: Wild with lavender, citrus-peel and a generous mouthfeel.
Special Offer: 20% off bottles of Muscat Petnat through August.
Slate Mill Wine Collective is located in Fredericksburg. Opened in January 2020, Slate Mill currently has over 35 acres planted and support their “collective village” of winemakers with their custom crush facility. They emphasize local Texas brands.
Rock & Vine Featured Wine: 2018 Viognier
Notes: Candied Meyer lemon zest, white peach, and pineapple.
Recommended Pairing: Poultry, grilled seafood, or mildly spicy Thai food.
Special Offer: 20% off using the code "La Cantera," available this season only.
Kalasi Cellars is one of Hill Country's newest boutique wineries. This unique winery sits right outside of Fredericksburg on a pecan and oak tree-lined country road. At Kalasi, count on relaxing in the country alongside winemakers Greg and Nikhila Davis who are always on-hand to share their wine.
Rock & Vine Featured Wine: 2017 Malbec (Heritage Collection)
Notes: Aromas of violet and clove along with flavors of cherry and cola.
Recommended Pairing: Delicious samosas or with just about any of your favorite tastes.
Two generational Texans, Billy and Susan Johnson, dreamed up Texas Heritage Vineyard as a way to share their family legacy with the Fredericksburg community. This vineyard began with a small planting in 2015 and now features a Texas music-themed tasting room and a covered patio overlooking the countryside.
Rock & Vine Featured Wine: 2017 Tempranillo
Details: Winemaker’s favorite, Gold medal winner 2020 San Antonio Stock Show
Recommended Pairing: Anything Tex-Mex, BBQ, or on its own