Todos Santos, Mexico
Hotel San Cristobal Baja
What it is
An intimate 32-room hideaway on the sea, featuring a locavore Baja-meets-Mediterranean restaurant, waterfront mirador (turret), and well-stocked library.
What it isn't
For kids. Guests must be 12 years old or over.
What we think
If you could dream up your perfect natural Baja escape, it would probably look like this: a regionally-inspired wonderland with all the trappings of earthy hotel luxury, including handmade Coco-Mat mattresses, custom kimono robes, Sferra linens, toiletries from Malin + Goetz, and so much more. We particularly love the Ocean King with Soaking Tub for its panoramic views of the water, locally woven textiles in the separate living space, and indoor/outdoor shower and al fresco soaking tub. The Ocean Suite is another stunner, complete with an outdoor bar and lounge with sun swept daybeds and a protective canopy. And before you ask: yes, each room has A.C. and a ceiling fan. (Comfort is paramount.) Be sure to ask about events during your stay; staffers often offer ceviche-cooking classes with Punta Lobos fishermen, mezcal tastings, and spiritual sessions, more.
You're here because
They didn’t scrape the history from the grounds. When you’re exploring, you’ll find ruins of an abalone cannery on the eastern edge.
Usually, you venture beyond the hotel grounds for at least one meal when you’re in Mexico…but not here. Benno is everything you could wish from a seafront Baja joint. Tonight’s dishes? A grilled catch of the day with green mole and purslane and churros with house made dulce de leche.
Restaurants & Bars
Benno - Offers a union of classic Mexican and Mediterranean cuisine, built on the diverse culinary abundance of Baja. The restaurant is open to the public for dinner every day from 5 until 10 pm and for breakfast from 7 until 11 am daily.
Pool Bar - Dine on casual fare and sip cocktails while you take in the sunset post-swim.
Betwixt the Pacific Ocean and Sierra de la Laguna mountains on a prime stretch of Baja beachfront, about an hour’s drive from Los Cabos International Airport.
Carretera Federal N 19
Todos Santos, 23300 BCS