truly deserves it “Pueblo Magico” title – it really is an extraordinarily
artsy, hippy town, an hour’s drive north of Cabo, Todos Santos attracts people
for its old worldly charm. Giving them a real feel of what the “old Baja culture”
used to be.
popular with artists, foodies, surfers, birdwatchers and generally all those
looking for a more traditional Baja experience. It is much more chilled than
its noisy neighbor, Cabo.
surprising array of amazing restaurants, charming little streets and shops, hip
B+B’s and boutique hotels, Todos Santos is definitely the place to head if you
want some peace and tranquility.
wonderful place to stay when you are there is the quirky Hotelito - a beautiful
little boutique hotel. Located on the outskirts of town, with a fabulous view
of the famous Palm Oasis, each room is charmingly constructed as its own little
“casita” - with a private terrace or
Like so many
who visit Baja California Sur, Hotelito owner and designer Jenny Armit fell in
love with the breathtaking natural beauty of the area when she came on vacation
10 years ago, A second trip confirmed that she wanted to make her life in Todos
Santos. And so, the concept of Hotelito was born….
to buy an amazing 5-acre plot of land close to La Cachora beach, with amazing
views over the desert arroya to the old Mission Church, Jenny first built her
new family home, plus a villa to rent.
A couple of
years later came the Hotelito. With a successful career in interior design
Jenny had a clear vision of what she wanted to create -
unique and colorful; a mini homage to my much admired and beloved Mexican architects
Barragan and Legoretto. More than anything I wanted each little casita to have
space and privacy, so I built each one as a stand-alone house. A private tiny
world for each guest to call home.”
is exactly that. Utterly charming and beautifully designed. Each of the four
rooms are named after a color – Azul, Rosa, Verde, and Violeta. With exquisite
beds, luxurious English linen, and “at least one piece of serious design
furniture”. Filled with perfumed plants and shady hammocks the verandahs are a
delight. As is the 48-foot saltwater pool. A recently added kitchen even allows
guests to prepare their freshly caught fish, or experiment with local produce.
charm doesn’t stop there. As a self-confessed animal lover, Jenny made sure she
had sufficient space, far enough away from guests, to keep her beloved horses
and goats. “The animals are mine. And I keep them away from the guests. But
often they fall in love them, and want to feed them, and look after them. They
get very attached to them. I think it’s what this place does to people – it
helps them relax, and enjoy things they wouldn’t ever do in the middle of New
York or LA. The animals have become a part of who we are here at Hotelito. With
a donkey and some sheep too – it’s sort of a petting zoo” laughs Jenny.
So, if you
want serenity and tranquility, and be able to ride horseback along an empty
beach, see a local farmer use a horse and cart on his land, or spend hours in
your hammock watching the whales at play, Hotelito is the place for you.
private, stylish and elegant, mixing rich Mexican colors with modern
architecture, and only 10 minutes from the center of Todos Santos. With a warm, friendly and very attentive staff,
magnificent Mexican breakfasts, and breathtaking natural surroundings Hoteltio
promises a wonderful experience.
And as director/actor Diego Luna’s favorite
“go to place” in Todos Santos – you shouldn’t really need any more persuading. Click
through to Hotelito for more details and
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