by: Ashley Wick
We had a week to kill in between two weddings in Mexico and it seemed
like our kind of place.
Me and my man.
Comfortable bed, check. Ipod dock/speaker, check. Fan, check. Lanterns and candles, bonus point.
Clever in-room ‘necessities.’
At dusk, the hotel glows in the foreground of a dramatic, mountainous landscape.
The brick colored adobe suites with thatched roofs have a residential feel and are spacious and quiet. Think Spanish Colonial meets Santa Fe.
Lounge chairs in the pool - genius.
Balinese-style beach beds with individual fire pits – pretty much where you want to be day or night, especially when the sun sets.
The hotel has mastered the art of indoor/outdoor living. Here: the deck off our room where we had breakfast delivered in the morning.
Sweeping views of the palm grove and the Pacific from our deck.
A more secluded pool next to a grand palapa, which doubles as a bar and event space.
The open-air restaurant helmed by Chef Bueno (I kid you not) serves healthy food from organic produce harvested in their own garden and some tasty fish tacos.
The fire pit is a great addition and the perfect spot to curl up with a cocktail after dinner.
A secret-garden-worthy entrance that led down a snaking path to our room.
The beach is wide, stretches for an eternity and is almost always vacant. You can walk for miles!
Highs + Lows
The hotel is artfully landscaped and promotes privacy. There are plenty of places you can retreat to for a dip, to lounge in the sun, or star gaze…
Attention to detail; the hotel has anticipated your every need at the pool – from complimentary sunblock, straw hats and cucumber infused water on tap.
It is muy romantic. Don't bring your brother.
The rip tides are particularly strong near the hotel and it is not always safe to swim in the ocean.
The hotel offers a myriad of activities, but I wish there was more than one yoga class per day.
- Life Changing
- Environmental Consciousness
- Overall Value
- Night's Sleep
- Stealable Stuff
- Refer a Friend
Baja Boho Chic.
Off the beaten (dusty) path by the beach. A short 15 minute drive from the historic town of Todo Santos.
The music by the main pool is streamed Sirius radio. At times, it left something to be desired, but otherwise the hotel is quiet and serene.
- Year Opened
- Designed By
The owner, Lisa Harper.
Two pools, a jacuzzi, a rustic beachside cabana dedicated to spa treatments, fire pit, and a separate yoga studio are the hotel’s main amenities.
Yes. There is one menu whether you dine by the restaurant or the pool.
Yes. Try their oak-cask aged Tequila.
Sorry kids, you have to be 18 or older.
Pricey for Mexico but worth every peso.
In the Area
Cerritos Beach, La Paz, Mexico
At Cerritos beach
A field trip to Flora Farms
Carretera Transpeninsular San José del Cabo Km. 30, Col. Las Ánimas Bajas, 23407 San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico
A farm to table restaurant near Jose los Cabos. Don't leave without trying the pizza or the house’s “healthy” cocktail - a carrot juice margarita
Visit the town of Todo Santos
Todos Santos, Mexico
Wander the cobble stone streets, grab a margarita at The Hotel California and stop by Etnica, a little white-washed shop in the historic district of town that sells embroidered blouses, dresses, artisanal leather goods and espadrilles
Camino a la Playa, Todos los Santos, Mexico
Neighborhood: Todos Santos
Hotel Location: Camino a la Playa, Todos los Santos, Mexico