Fathom Favorites : Baja + Cabo

1. Montage Los Cabos

Montage Los Cabos

Located in a quiet cove in a previously undeveloped bay on one of only swimmable beach in the area, Montage has skillfully preserved that peaceful, secluded feeling that should have been its responsibility in developing such a private cove. Not only did they do an excellent job integrating the hotel into the natural landscape of the Bay, but they enhanced the public access and facilities to the water, encouraging community and reinforcing the understanding that in Mexico, everyone owns the beach. Well done, Montage.

Bahia Santa Maria
Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico

2. Hotel el Ganzo

Hotel el Ganzo

In addition to a glorious rooftop infinity pool with a glass-sided hot tub and ocean views, the hip boutique hotel hosts international artist sessions and performances in its on-site recording studio. Added bonus: The hotel has its own private beach club that’s accessible by boat. Just wait at the dock outside to catch a short ride to sun, surf, and cervezas.

Blvd. Tiburón, La Playita
San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico

3. Las Ventanas al Paraíso

Las Ventanas al Paraíso

Opened in the ‘90s, it's still a leader in service and luxury. Case in point: They have an entire department devoted to creating romantic experiences for guests. You’ll be sold the minute a margarita, mini massage session, and in-room tequila tasting flight greet you upon arrival. The view’s pretty sweet, too. 

Carr. Transpeninsular, Tourist Corridor
San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico

4. Drift San Jose

Drift San Jose

Located in the town center of San Jose, it's the perfect accommodation for independent travelers seeking peace, quiet, and comfort in a tranquil and private setting. The contemporary, industrial-style rooms are comfortable and beautifully furnished with minimalist décor, and surround a courtyard with a small pool in the center. Make time for the hotel's food cart and mezcal (open to the public on Thursday and Saturday evenings) with live music.

Miguel Hidalgo Centro
San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico

5. Acre


A beautiful bar, restaurant, pool deck, and event space unfold in tiers throughout the property. The focal point of the decor is extensive use of colorful concrete tiles as a substitute for flagstone, grass, and dirt. Meals at Acre are beautifully prepared and bend toward refined, contemporary Mexican fare. The fish is fresh, the ingredients are vibrant, and the blend of flavors makes each dish memorable.

Calle Sin Nombre, Animas Bajas
San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico

6. Heartsease


Swing by the organic farmer's market open Saturdays 9 a.m.– 3 p.m. and load up on organic lotions, potions, and soaps made from locally sourced ingredients.

Apartado 68
San Jose del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico

7. ​Étnica


A tiny boutique in downtown Todos Santos with a wonderful selection of embroidered Mexican caftans and blouses.

Avenida Topete
Todos Santos, B.C.S., Mexico

8. Baja Brewing Company

Baja Brewing Company

The first brewery and brewpub in the state of Baja California Sur creates and serves delicious craft brews for locals and visitors. Located in the historic art district of San José del Cabo, it has a statue of Saint Lucas, the patron saint of brewers (who knew?), a wood-fired oven for pizzas, and a beautiful backyard beer garden.

1227 Centro 
San José del Cabo
B.C.S., Mexico

9. Shima Shima​

Shima Shima​

Beach cover-ups, brightly colored handbags, and pom-pom necklaces inspired by simple living, the salty air, and vibrant sun of Mexico.

Jose Maria Morelos, Gallery District, Centro
San José del Cabo
B.C.S., Mexico

10. Playa Balandra

Playa Balandra

In La Paz, on the Sea of Cortez, this incredibly stunning cove is shallow, calm, and perfect for paddle boarding, swimming, and snorkeling.

La Paz
B.C.S., Mexico

11. Playa Las Palmas

Playa Las Palmas

A small, crescent-shaped beach protected by rocks and lined with palm trees between Pescadero and Punta Lobos.

Los Cabos, B.C.S., Mexico

12. El Faro Beach Club

El Faro Beach Club

A lovely spot on the beach with a large pool, cabanas, and a bar. 

Camino al Faro 
Todos Santos, B.C.S., Mexico

13. Shipwrecks Beach

Shipwrecks Beach

If the beach in San Jose isn't quiet enough, head north to bask in the sun and sand dunes or comb the shoreline for shells. 

Playa Barco Varado
Los Cabos, B.C.S., Mexico

14. La Panadería

La Panadería

The sweet little bakery in the back of a strip mall serves one of the best al fresco breakfasts in San Jose. Minimal design. Beautiful pastries. Amazing breakfast. Think avocado toast, eggs with chorizo, fresh-squeezed juice, and French press coffee.

Mijares 32, Local 3
San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico

15. La Lupita

La Lupita

The tiny kitchen turns out incredible tacos made of handmade tortillas filled with fresh, local ingredients. Pick and choose, and keep them coming. (They're small, after all.) And don't shy away from the deep list of mezcal to wash them down.

Calle José María Morelos
San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico 

16. La Casita

La Casita

Delicious fresh sushi and seafood abound at this local spot with an expansive back patio. Order coconut shrimp and gazpacho salad.

5 de Mayo S/N, Centro
Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico

17. Playa Cerritos Beach

Playa Cerritos Beach

There is excellent surfing in Todos Santos. Playa Cerritos is an especially great spot to hit the waves, swim and snorkel. Rent a board or arrange a lesson from Mario Surf School.

Playa Cerritos Beach
Todos Santos, Mexico

18. Punta Lobos Beach

Punta Lobos Beach

For solitude, sunning, strolling, and shell collecting, pitch an umbrella into the sand at Pescadero or Punta Lobos, but don't plan on swimming at these beaches, as the undertow is strong.

Punta Lobos Beach
Todos Santos, Mexico

19. La Revolución Comedor

La Revolución Comedor

The new restaurant in a beautifully restored and striking building in the heart of San Jose serves some of the best food in town. The menu focuses on meats roasted in the brick oven, reminiscent of a steakhouse, with oysters, ceviche, salads, and rice to accompany the richness of the locally raised beef and chicken. The signature cocktails are an inventive mix of local ingredients and amazing mezcal and tequila.

Alvaro Obregón #1732
San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico

20. Café Santa Fe

Café Santa Fe

A Todos Santos institution established in 1990, with a reputation for some of the best Italian food outside Italy. A meal here is a must.

Calle Centenario #4
Todos Santos, B.C.S. Mexico

21. Restaurant Bar Bahía

Restaurant Bar Bahía

A super casual corner spot in Todos Santos with awesome fish tacos and ceviche. Don't think too hard about it. Cash only.

Calle Heroico Colegio Militar
Todos Santos
B.C.S., Mexico

22. Jazamango


Renowned Mexican chef Javier Plascencia's hotspot just outside Todos Santos. Having won accolades for his restaurants in San Diego, Plascencia is returning to his Mexican roots and introducing a new kind of high-end dining experience uniting the land and ocean that surround Todos Santos.

Calle Naranjos S/N Las Huertas
Todos Santos - La Paz
B.C.S., Mexico

23. Nido


A must-try dining experience for its inspired ceviche, creative cocktails, and live music inside the coolest hive ever. 

Viceroy Los Cabos
San José del Cabo
B.C.S, México

24. Flora Farms

Flora Farms

A farming community (farm stand, restaurant, culinary cottages, spa) in the foothills of the Sierra de Laguna Mountains just outside of San Jose is pure magic. Arriving at the farm, visitors encounter a series of concrete buildings shaded by palm trees include a small art gallery and boutiques selling everything from Mexican crafts and locally made soaps to James Perse T-shirts. Visitors can sign up for cooking classes, plein air painting class, massages, and meals of the organic-humane-hormone-free variety.

Carretera Transpeninsular 30
Las Ánimas Bajas, San José del Cabo
B.C.S., Mexico

25. Arbol


At splurge-y Las Ventanas, Indian tandoor and Asian dishes are served in private booths surrounded by reflective pools and lanterns. It makes for a very romantic dinner. 

Carr. Transpeninsular, km. 19.5
San José del Cabo
B.C.S., Mexico

26. Viceroy Los Cabos

Viceroy Los Cabos

This hypermodern hotel is an ode to the elements, an architectural work that incorporates water, sand, and sea breeze into its very foundations and evokes a sense of total serenity. Perfect for sophisticated romantics, families in need of a posh getaway, and jetsetters looking for a better way to spend spring break.

Paseo Malecon, San Jose Lote 8
San José del Cabo
B.C.S., Mexico

27. Finca la Divina

Finca la Divina

A creative, culinary four-bedroom inn run by beloved local chef Javier Plascencia near his restaurant, Finca Altozano. Complete with outdoor common areas: barbecue grill, pool and jacuzzi, yoga/meditation deck with views of the Valle de Guadalupe wine country. 

Carretera No. 3
Ensenada-Tecate, Baja California, Mexico

28. El Cielo Winery & Resort

El Cielo Winery & Resort

An innovative boutique hotel in the heart of Mexico's wine trail. Surrounded by mountains, lakes, vineyards and olive oil trees, you will feel in total harmony with nature (and the wine you're drinking.) 

Carretera Guadalupe-El Tigre
El Porvenir, Baja California, Mexico

29. Encuentro Guadaloupe

Encuentro Guadaloupe

Located in central Valle de Guadaloupe wine country: a luxurious, modern boutique hotel with stunning views and individual, modern cabins hanging off cliffs surrounded by vineyards.

Carretera Tecate-Ensenada
Valle de Guadalupe
Baja California, Mexico

30. CostaBaja Resort and Spa

CostaBaja Resort and Spa

A complete oasis where the desert meets the sea. The first and only luxury 5-star hotel & spa in the city of La Paz surrounded by a private marina. Take a day trip to Espitiru Santo Island, where you can snorkel or scuba dive with the sea lions of Los Islotes.

Lomas de Palmira
La Paz, B.C.S., Mexico

31. Rancho Pescadero

Rancho Pescadero

A relaxed, friendly, and intimate, adults-only boutique hotel with a California-meets-Mexico vibe and the very best hospitality in town. Expect fresh coffee and pastries brought to your door in the morning after a night of stargazing in the hot tub.

Camino a la Playa 
B.C.S., Mexico

32. Hierbabuena


Set within a lush vegetable garden down a dirt road in Pescadero, Hierbabuena is a lovely spot for a delicious farm-to-table dinner. The menu features excellent salads based on garden's daily bounty, wood-fired pizzas and meats, and a delicious eggplant parmesan.

B.C.S., Mexico

33. Baja Beans

Baja Beans

The best coffee and community in town. Hang with locals, check your email (if you must), and enjoy live music on Sundays, when they host a farmer’s market with produce and arts and crafts.

Carretera La Paz
Pescadero, Mexico

34. Hotel San Cristóbal Baja

Hotel San Cristóbal Baja

A 32-room beachside boutique hotel by Texas hotelier Liz Lambert of Bunkhouse Group, and the perfect place to relax by the pool, sip mezcal in colorful-chic kimonos, and simply sleep in.

Playa Punta Lobos
Carretera Federal N19
Todos Santos, Mexico

35. La Bohemia Baja Hotel Pequeño

La Bohemia Baja Hotel Pequeño

Among lush trees and gardens lives a little hidden gem: an eight-room B&B with 100-year-old white adobe-brick buildings, an open-air palapa for yoga and mezcal tastings, and an authentic Mexican vibe. The hotel is less than a mile from the bustling artist mecca Todos Santos, which has shops, galleries, and fantastic restaurants to explore.

Calle Rangel 108
Todos Santos, Mexico

36. Camp Cecil

Camp Cecil

Sleep under the stars at this luxury glamping site overlooking the Sea of Cortez on Espiritu Santo Island with beautifully-decorated safari tents, outdoor showers, and an on-site chef making delicious meals of fresh, local ingredients. Plus a daily happy hour on the beach. 

23300 Isla Espiritu Santo
B.C.S., Mexico