Sometimes, the best escape is a sweet boutique hotel in a pretty town—far from the huge resorts and crowds. That’s exactly what you get in the artist town of Todos Santos in Baja California Sur, Mexico, when you check in to Guaycura.
The historic building dates to the mid-19th century, and its 14 rooms keep everything romantic and cozy for guests. Choose between a classic room, deluxe room, or the Oasis Suite. All rooms have air-conditioning, plasma TVs, DVD players, iPod speakers, free Internet, copper sinks and L’Occitane bath products. Rates start at $195 and vary, depending on type of room and season.
Enjoy your meals at the on-site Guaycura Restaurant, which features cuisine with a mix of Mediterranean and Mexican styles. Much of the fruit, vegetables and herbs are organic and grown locally. Be sure to grab a cool beverage at Bar Don Guillermo (also in the hotel) and relax on the outdoor patio under the stars.
If you’re hanging onto stress from life back home, get it worked out at the Guaycura Aena Spa—offering a variety of massages and organic treatments, a marble steam room, and Jacuzzi. To top off your Todos Santos experience, watch the sun set over the oasis from the Sky Lounge on the top of the hotel, complete with swimming pool and bar. There’s no need to rush home, is there?
Legaspi Esq. Topete, Todos Santos, BCS, Mexico
Photos courtesy of Jill K. Robinson
I was a guest of the Mexico Tourism Bureau during my time in Baja California Sur.
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