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What We Love

  • A brand-new boutique hotel on the beachfront in a 'pueblo magico' in Baja California SurThe surfer-approved waves of Todos Santos, one of Mexico’s 83 pueblos magicos
  • The location between Punta Lobos and the Sierra de la Laguna foothills
  • Savoring exquisite cuisine at the hotel's Baja-Mediterranean restaurant
  • Enjoying an after-dinner mezcal in front of the fire pit at the poolside bar

What To Know

  • Guestrooms are stocked with Malin + Goetz bath products, kimono robes, and Tivoli radios
  • The property is dog-friendly
  • Free WiFi works well
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Overview

A stylish stay at a freshly minted hotel along the Pacific in a quiet surfing town an hour north of Cabo

The Lowdown

Get beachy in Baja at Hotel San Cristóbal Baja. Set at the point where local fishermen launch their panga boats into the ocean, this charming new stay offers you gorgeous sunrises and sunsets and beautiful Pacific tides. To help you appreciate them even better, there’s also a shore-facing Mexican and Mediterranean restaurant, plus a mirador (seaside lookout) with a pool and bar. If you need a new outfit to go with your new surroundings, pick up beachwear – among other carefully curated items – at the shop.
If you step off the grounds for a bit, you’ll discover that things are as beautiful off the beach. Todos Santos is a quiet town with an ancient history, a charming atmosphere that helped make it one of just 83 Pueblos Magicos in Mexico and a rich agricultural tradition; as you drive around, you’ll encounter fresh basil, papayas, chili and avocados. You might hike or bike in the Sierra de la Laguna foothills, take a class in traditional Mexican medicine or go for a fish-taco crawl. That said, if you do head beachward again, the above tides lead to fantastic waves – hence the town’s popularity as a surfing resort, for more than 50 years.

Rooms

All 32 rooms are peaceful, airy, light-filled abodes, channeling the town’s peaceful atmosphere. Coco-Mat mattresses are handmade from natural fibers and dressed in Sferra linens, and soothing bath amenities are by Malin + Goetz.Mountain King rooms, on the second floor, overlook the Sierra de la Laguna mountains and offer indoor and outdoor lounge seating. Poolside King with view rooms look out over the pool and the Pacific beyond; they boast a private patio with a sliding screen. For a spot right on the beach, stay in the Ocean King room. These oceanfront abodes also include a private patio.
Amenities- Limited room service (fees apply)?- Air conditioning and ceiling fan- Unlimited complimentary filtered drinking water- Tivoli radio- Custom kimono bathrobes- Writing desk- Seating area

Dining

Fill up on Mexican-Mediterranean fare at Benno restaurant and bar. This spot opens daily for breakfast and dinner, facing Punta Lobos and near local fields, so you can see basil, green beans and strawberries being hauled in, while you dine on dishes of other fresh and local ingredients. Cocktails emphasize small-batch tequilas and mezcals, or you can order a Mexican beer or biodynamic wine. A second bar sits on the mirador that holds the pool, serving pan dulce and coffee for breakfast and cocktails in the later hours.

Location

Todos Santos is one of just 83 designated Pueblos Magicos in Mexico, and you’ll have no problem seeing why: This town is charming and so very peaceful, as well as set directly on the beach. Watch the Punta Lobos fishermen head out on their panga boats, surf the Pacific waves, hike and mountain bike in the Sierra de la Laguna foothills, see the seasonal gray- and humpback-whale migration, and watch for some of the 150 local bird species. At the hotel, have a dip in the pool, pick up an artisanal ware at the wonderfully curated shop, or find a new book at the library.

How to Get There

Hotel San Cristóbal Baja
Carretera Federal N19
Todos Santos, 23300 Mexico

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 89 Reviews
Stay for the gram and margaritas!
Reviewed 1 day ago

This hotel was absolutely stunning, adorable, great food and service, beautiful beach view. Really colorful and cute and super relaxing. It is nearby the town of Todos Santos which is a small, culture filled town. The hotel is not that close to the airport but if you are looking for a relaxing, semi-isolated getaway, definitely recommend.

Stunning, Stylish and Relaxing
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dropped in last minute and decided to stay. The staff was really nice/professional and the entire property well appointed with lots of attention to detail. The little spaces like the library were a nice touch.

The pool area was the highlight for us. Amazed at how attentive the staff was in taking care of us, right down to rearranging our towels when we went to the pool.

Be back again soon!

Highly Instagrammable but with the Quirks of Mexico
Reviewed 1 month ago

You probably want to stay here because you've seen it on Instagram, right? Me too. It's a pretty swell place that is beautifully designed with exquisite details. But for the price of the room, it still came with the quirks of Mexico. Starting with the check in, I was surprised there wasn't a valet service and someone to help with bags. In that way it feels like a motel. They were lovely at check-in but never told us about any of the amenities they promote like massage or yoga. We went into the chapel but there was a corporate meeting taking place. The beds are really hard. We asked if that could be fixed and they said they could add a comforter underneath the bottom sheet. But they didn't do that so we had to ask again after two nights. It didn't help at all. We stayed in an ocean front king but the sliding glass doors aren't thick enough to drown out the sound of the strong waves so you most likely have to sleep with earplugs. We also once asked room service for some warm tortillas but were told they didn't have any. Ironically we had just had fish tacos at the pool so they most definitely have them. We also ordered mushroom tacos and they came smothered with raisins even though they weren't in the description. And then we ordered avocado toast, and guess what? It was on raisin bread. We asked for bread without raisins and they said they didn't have any. We were also disappointed that they highly promote a fish taco place in town. It's listed on a sheet of recommended things to do and they dedicate a full page to it in a little booklet they have in the room. But guess what? That taco place no longer exists! When we asked the front desk, they said "oh right we need to change that." But upon further investigation we found out that it had changed locations six months prior but the hotel didn't have an updated address. We wasted so much time on that. The pool is quite lovely with friendly English speaking staff. The chips are delicious. But the hotel allows day pool passes and I think they offer too many. You can tell it's people who aren't staying there including children (which they say they don't allow) and many were quite loud. When it's not over sold with non-guests, it's a very quiet, comfortable and relaxing pool vibe. You most definitely need a car and you can't really swim in the ocean as the waves are too dangerous. And as widely promoted, it's an hour north of Cabo but more like 90 minutes from the airport where picking up your rental car wasn't smooth and efficient. And if you're used to traveling in Mexico and Baja, don't expect those prices for the rooms or food. It's expensive. Overall, I'd recommend it but it's extremely overpriced at $745 a night. It feels like a $350 room and hotel.

Beautiful secluded beach, very private Cbristmas week.
Reviewed 2 months ago

Class A service and food.
Lovely interactive guests and staff is most attentive
Mile of beach to get lost on.
Chapel on site for weddings and functions
Local fishing coop nearby to watch boats ly catch.

Worth the stop over for lunch.
Reviewed 2 months ago

The atmosphere of this place is enough to keep you there forever. It's nicely secluded and setup for an intimate beach day, where (depending on the season) you can see mobulas (flying stingrays) pop in and out of the water. The beach is clean and quiet as the hotel itself provides a backdrop for a delightful meal (for those who are just stopping by for a meal). The quaint shop and library are unique and a lovely alternative to souvenir shopping (most of the items are made in various parts of Mexico). For anyone looking to see the refined, closer-to-authentic-Mexico, this hotel is located near the town where you can enjoy the cobblestoned roads and perhaps (also depending on the season) help save endangered sea turtles with their hatchling release programs.