Our Favorite Cool Baja Hotels That Aren’t in Cabo

Baja is so much more than Cabo, with its boundless desert, spellbinding beaches, piercing peaks, mazes of vineyards, and unhurried tiny towns serving the world’s best fish tacos. Shed your Cabo routine this year and opt for a BAJA VACATION at these not-in-Cabo hotels. 

Desierto Azul (Todos Santos)

Desierto Azul (Todos Santos)

5 Stars | Website | Los Cabos International Airport

4 | Outdoor swimming pool, Eco-friendly, Cooking studio | 1

Tortugeros Las Playitas, Plaza Mijares, Arch of Cabo San Lucas

Todos Santos is a cute, laid-back surf town 1.5 hours north of Cabo. Five minutes from the beach, this four-casita escape is a minimalist wonderland with a sustainable essence, from its solar-heated saltwater pool to buildings sporting natural textures. ⁠

Hotel San Cristobal (Todos Santos)

Hotel San Cristóbal (Todos Santos)

4 Stars | Website | Los Cabos International Airport

32 | Outdoor swimming pool, Spa, Outdoor fireplace | 2

San Pedrito Mountain, Palm Beach, San Pedrito Beach

In Baja, dirt roads lead you to the most unassuming places: Hotel San Cristobal is the archetype of this. Miles down a raggedy dirt trail and fringing Punta Lobos’ beachscape is Hotel San Cristobal. The boutique outpost pays homage to 1970s Baja throughout its 32 guestrooms, common areas, and restaurant: open-plan accommodations proffer unobstructed views of the pool and ocean, while flooring, passageways, and furniture burst with personality through their funky chromatic patterns.

Paradero Todos Santos

Paradero Todos Santos

4 Stars | Website | Los Cabos International Airport

35 | Outdoor swimming pool, Spa, Pets allowed | 2

San Pedrito Mountain, Palm Beach, San Pedrito Beachng District

This brutalist fortress’ neutral-toned blocky accommodations blend into the surrounding desert. The thrums of nature accompany every space here: the vanishing-edge pool, inside-outside restaurant, private hammocks hanging in rooms’ patios, and during their ancient-Mayan-healing-ritual Temazcal treatments.

Baja Club (La Paz)

Baja Club (La Paz)

4 Stars | Website | Manuel Márquez de León International Airport

32 | Outdoor swimming pool, Fitness center, Spa | 🍸🍴 1

MGolfo de Mexico, La Paz Malecon Beach, Paraiso Del Mar Beach

La Paz is a small town on the calmer-than-the-Pacific Sea of Cortez. About 20 minutes from the cute downtown are desolate beaches, where light blue water and endless desert meet. Mexican hospitality firm Grupo Habita’s somewhat-new boutique hotel Baja Club is the place to stay. It’s an old colonial-style hacienda-style building with a contemporary structure added to it. You’ll love the rooftop bar, Greek restaurant, and pool.

Hotel Posada de Las Flores (La Paz)

Hotel Posada de Las Flores (Loreto)

4 Stars | Website | Loreto International Airport

15 | Outdoor pool, Rooftop terrace, Air conditioning | 0

Heart of Loreto, Loreto Bay National Marine Park, Puerto Escondido Harbor

This authentic Baja hotel is in the off-the-beaten-path seaside desert village of Loreto. Accessible via direct flight from LAX, the untouched Sea of Cortez haven is known for its abundant marine life, from migrating whales to dolphins.

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