If you are partial to desert landscapes, bluer-than-blue lagoons and ultra-fresh seafood, you will love Baja California Sur. The Mexican peninsula is in prime position for coastal jaunts – whether you choose to surf, whale-watch or simply luxuriate – and is home to a host of esteemed seafood joints. The Style Report explores the finest spots on the peninsula.
Stay at Marquis Los Cabos (marquisloscabos.com) and you may not want to leave. This luxe, all-inclusive hotel is nestled where the desert mountains meet the Sea of Cortez, near the southern tip of the Baja peninsula. Furnished with Latin American art, marble floors and touches of bamboo, the luxuriously spacious suites feature everything from private, rooftop plunge pools to wet bars and you can even opt for a private butler for the ultimate stress-free getaway. The hotel boasts not one but three beachfront infinity pools, and myriad activities to keep guests occupied, from wine tastings to Spanish lessons.
For a more bijou setting, try Hacienda Cerritos (haciendacerritos.com). This pretty hacienda, located on a private bluff, features 12 charming rooms, many of which have an additional outdoor shower overlooking the ocean. Enjoy a massage in the cliff-side palapa, explore the artist colony in the nearby historic town of Todos Santos, or drink margaritas at the Cerritos Beach Club, just moments away from the boutique hotel. There’s a place for modernists too, at Drift (driftsanjose.com). With a sleek, rustic design concept inspired by Baja ranches and industrial architecture, it is Baja California Sur’s ultimate stylish alternative to all-inclusive resorts. Think floating concrete-based beds, polished concrete floors and minimal steel furnishings.