Todos Santos has long had a quiet draw for both artists and surfers who have appreciated the town’s understated, laid-back vibe. So it’s no surprise that finger-on-the-pulse hotelier Liz Lambert (of Austin’s Hotel San José and Hotel St. Cecilia) would head South of the border before everyone else caught on. About 50 miles north of Cabo San Lucas, this 32-room beachfront property is a thoughtful reflection of its surroundings: stamped concrete tiles, locally-made furnishings, and colorful Guatemalan fabrics anchor much of the inside-meets-out design. (A tip: the ocean king has a beautifully tiled, generously sized soaking tub that looks out onto the ocean.) The infinity swimming pool has unobstructed view Playa Punta Lobos, and there are plenty of indoor-outdoor spaces and hammocks meant for whiling away the afternoon, plus, fire pits for gathering when the sun goes down. Benno, the restaurant on the property, expertly melds Mediterranean and Mexican flavors, while relying heavily on the freshly caught fish of the day that comes in by the truckload. Also a standout: The cocktail list which centers around small-batch Mezcal and tequila, and a wine list, with some surprisingly good Mexican wines.

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