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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

wonderful
DanaeF905

my first trip to the area and was completely thrilled with Hotel San Cristobal. it’s a really special place - restful, perfect friendly and professional service, and a unique restful and organic place to land. Karen at the front desk was stellar on the phone and in person.

The food seems mostly locally sourced and is as thoughtful as everything else.

Spend the extra money and don’t miss this exceptional and unique place.

Magical
Deedeedebartlo

Hotel San Cristóbal is very special. A stylish, slightly off the beaten path oasis on the beach surrounded by mountains. The setting is beautiful, especially at night when you can see the stars in the sky and hear the surf. The food at Benno’s was delicious - incredibly fresh, inventive, and thoughtfully prepared. The staff is attentive and friendly. Wonderful ambiance. Extremely relaxing. Smells heavenly.

Loved It!
CAishome

We stayed for just one night before renting a house in Todos Santos, but are so glad we did. What a relaxing, comfortable and beautiful hotel. The setting is awesome- amazing sunsets- but all the great details of the design and decor of hotel are also wonderful. Ocean front room worth the $! Cocktails and lunch at pool bar restaurant were great, and dinner at Benno very good.