Todos Santos is one of the “magical towns” of Mexico and the new Hotel San Cristóbal in Baja California gives a good excuse to go to discover this fascinating place where the local culture is celebrated.
Taking the patron saint of travelers and sailors as inspiration to design a boutique hotel is definitely original. San Cristóbal was the starting point of the eponymous hotel that opened its doors just a few months south of Baja California (one hour north of Cabo San Lucas). Liz Lambert of Bunkhouse chose Mexico to design the first international property of the hotel group.
The Lake Flato office-based in Texas-conceived the architecture. The objective was to merge the structure with the surrounding landscape and take advantage of the views towards the beach and the ocean. Thanks to a bicycle path of less than 5 kilometers that connects the hotel with the charming village of Todos Santos, guests have the possibility to go to several cafes and shops easily. For those who prefer tranquility, Hotel San Cristóbal provides everything you need.
The 32 rooms and suites – ranging in size from 42 to 72 square meters – are organized around the central pool and a lounge. Thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows, you can enjoy views towards the ocean or the mountains. The interior spaces pay homage to Latin American talent, as they were decorated with Guatemalan fabrics, lamps and ceramics from Mexico, as well as pieces of furniture made to measure by designers from Guadalajara. Ultra comfortable and high quality, Coco-mat mattresses were made with coconut fibers, cactus and seaweed. Several bath rooms have a shower or an outdoor tub and all have Waterworks elements, traditional Mexican hand-painted porcelain accessories and Malin + Goetz products.
The common areas -including the restaurant, the library and several lounges- invite you to appreciate the beach essence of the hotel that recalls the relaxed atmosphere of Baja California in the 70s. They occupy the heart of the property and were designed to reflect a sense of community and take advantage of the panorama towards the natural environment.
At the Benno restaurant, Mexican chef Edgar Palau and Austin-based chef Lou Lambert use local ingredients to create dishes inspired by the flavors of the region with Mediterranean and Asian touches. In the hotel shop, local products and useful for the beach are sold. Several spaces allow for parties and weddings, particularly in La Capilla.
Through this authentic project, we want to promote activities related to nature and the community. Volunteer work opportunities, fishing trips, surf lessons given by local people, yoga sessions in front of the ocean, traditional medicine courses and hikes to explore the area are some examples of what the Hotel San Cristóbal proposes to experience.