Why it’s worth traveling for?
Oceanfront luxury with a laid back surf town vibe
Check in with…
– Liz Lambert, boutique hotelier and designer
Hotel Highlights: Nestled between the beach and the mountains, Hotel San Cristóbal evokes authentic rustic Mexican style (concrete walls, brightly colored mosaic tiles) while feeling very now. Just outside the Spanish colonial town of Todos Santos, this local surf town is a great way to experience the Baja scene without being too scene-y. If you’re not into surfing, hang at the cabana on the beach, chill by the stunning resort-style pool area, or hike the trails of the surrounding Sierra de Laguna mountain range. Rooms come with ocean, mountain, garden, or pool view, and all are accented with artisanal Mexican custom-designed furnishings and touches, right down to the handwoven bedspreads. @hotelsancristobal
Eat + Drink: San Cristóbal’s beachfront restaurant Benno brings the fresh fish and flavors of Mexico and the Mediterranean (both found in abundance in Baja) to life. Wash it down with an organic or sustainably produced local wine, first-rate Mezcal cocktail, or a cold Mexican beer. If looking for a more casual experience (for the vibe is pretty casual here) make a reservation at the pool bar overlooking Punta Lobos Beach and order the ceviche made from the catch of the day.
Beauty + Wellness: It’s all about engaging with the local community here so book a deep-sea fishing excursion, take a surfing class with a local instructor, get zen with yoga on the beach or try your luck at a traditional medicinal/wild-harvesting class. There’s also a super cute tienda (gift store) on-site where you can pick up Mexican-made knick-knacks, fashion, accessories, beachwear, and beauty, and wellness products.
Curated Experience: Get Your Guide offers day trips to La Paz, where you travel by luxe catamaran to swim with whale sharks.