Against the backdrop of Mexico’s Sierra La Laguna mountains and with the beach a mere 20-minute drive away, the Paradero Hotel that occupies a spot in the previously-unused 5.5-acre plot of land in Todos Santos is an idyllic destination for guests looking for a break from reality.
Designed by architects Ruben Valdez and Yashar Yektajo of Yektajo & Valdez Architects, the hotel’s concrete facade is an imposing one, interrupted by rhythmic undulations and pierced with tiny triangle-shaped openings. Behind its walls lie a tranquil resort – open to adults only – where every element is meant to generate an ambiance of restfulness, luxury and peace. Its layout and landscaping encourage guests to commune with nature by constantly reminding them of it, starting from the central low-water garden reminiscent of historic California missions, to the bountiful flora dotting the property, a majority of which were cultivated from the resort’s on-site greenhouse.
Suites are designed as restful sanctuaries, accessed via pathways that wind through the gardens and look out to sprawling views of the surrounding Mexican landscape. The interiors, conceptualised by Guadalajara studio B Huber, feature concrete walls and earthly palettes paired with contemporary furnishings and local artisanal decor. The 35 suites range from rooms with rooftop terraces, to spacious three-level residences.
When guests do manage to peel themselves away from their comfy digs, a host of relaxing communal spaces await them: beautiful hotel grounds, a 130-foot long infinity pool, and an on-site restaurant serving up sumptuous regional fare. Tempted, as you should be? The hotel’s website is here.
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Photography © Paradero Todos Santos