Many travelers return from their first trip to the Baja wondering what took them so long to go.
This slender finger of wilderness splits the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez and abruptly ends where their waters meet, nearly 800 miles south of its northern border with California. Along the way, visitors will find secluded beaches and hidden coves, and unlimited opportunities for kayaking, swimming, hiking, horseback riding, and much more. The town of Todos Santos on the Pacific coast has become a flourishing artist colony and a vibrant social hub; a must-see cultural microcosm of all things Baja.
In various destinations around the world, we have highlighted examples of exceptional accommodations that set new standards for aesthetics and responsible tourism. These properties reflect our own company values by emphasizing community involvement and the preservation of cultural heritage, protection of natural resources, and sustainability, both in practice and design. They also combine outstanding comfort and service, natural beauty, and functionality. Where you stay along the way can greatly enhance any journey. Options abound, but these are some of our favorites.
Near Todos Santos on the coast of Baja, a deceptively simple modern style yields sophisticated luxury. Rancho Pescadero’s relaxed vibe is perfectly played against a stunning display of nature’s exuberance. The sunset hued, intimately scaled resort is lodged on 15 acres beneath the soaring peaks of the Sierra Laguna mountain range on a pristine secluded beach. A quick drive from Cabo San Lucas transports you to a different place and time.
Los Colibris Casitas was made for nature lovers seeking beauty and tranquility. The property features two houses, casas, and four small houses, casitas, each with magnificent views overlooking the Pacific Ocean. With kitchen appliances, dining area, balconies, and porches this is the ideal spot for large groups who desire exclusivity in the hills of Baja.
Just 10 minutes from downtown La Paz, the capital of Baja California Sur, Costa Baja Resort is set on a peninsula overlooking the Sea of Cortez and surrounding mountains. The resort features a mellow, calming atmosphere and the straightforward rooms nod to the surroundings with stained wood and deep blue headboards. Located just south of the Isla Espiritu Santo, one of the greatest marine reserves in the world, CostaBaja is the perfect launching-point from any Baja adventure.
From the enchanting town of Todos Santos, that offers an oasis from the surrounding desert landscapes, to the magic of Isla Espiritu Santo, that forms part of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Baja will not disappoint. Enjoy the magic of what nature has to offer in the most appealing of locales.
As an important ecotourism destination, Isla Espiritu Santo is full of surprises. From cliffs and deserts, to hidden coves, and pristine beaches, what more could you ask for? Maybe coral reefs and the abundant wildlife sightings will be a welcome change. Enjoy the luxury of glamping, with daily explorations and interactions with your surroundings.
Between the most famous Mayan archaeological sites, to the only one that overlooks the sea, how will you ever choose which one to visit? Well, you won’t have to! From Chichen Itza to the Tulum Ruins, you will be in awe of the world that the Mayans created. On top of that, get a taste of Yucatan’s capital, Merida, that was built on the grounds of an ancient Maya city. Sounds good to me.