Even before we arrived, I knew that Hotel San Cristobal was going to be great. This was based on my experience of other hotels from this group, Bunkhouse, in Austin TX (Hotel Saint Cecilia, Hotel San Jose, and Austin Motel), all of which are beautiful and so hip it hurts.
And San Cristobal proved to be even better than I had hoped.
Located in Baja California Sur, the peninsula on the western side of Mexico, and comprising a 32-room hotel, Restaurant Benno, and a pool bar, there’s really no reason to leave the property for the duration of your stay…
There’s no chance of getting bored, even if you’re not the lie-by-the-pool-and-read type – there’s plenty going on: Take a cooking class with Restaurant Benno’s head chef (we made ceviche verde and fish tacos from seabass that was caught off the beach that very morning; $100 pp), or a yoga class on the beachside patio (free). And then there are beach bonfires, a Friday happy hour with live music, walking trails from the hotel, plus an on-site boutique…
There’s even a chapel on the property – plus a derelict abalone canning factory, which makes a surprisingly cool venue! – making this is the ultimate spot for a downright dreamy destination wedding.
At the end of our 72 hour stay (during which we’d left San Cristobal for a grand total of 3 hours!) we were blissfully relaxed, sated with margaritas and guacamole, and vowing to return to this year-round paradise ASAP.
Photos by Nick Simonite