Guaycura boutique hotel is located in the historic coastal town of Todos Santos in Southern Baja California. It is a relaxing base for exploring this artists' retreat, venturing into the Sierra de la Laguna or for whale watching in season.
An authentic Mexican town within a mile of unspoilt Pacific beaches
Ideal for guests wanting to experience a quieter, more authentic side of Baja California
An ideal base for whale watching, surfing, snorkelling trips, fishing and hiking
A family-owned hotel with a home-from-home feel with a great beach club and hill-side restaurant
Just an hour from the glitzy developments of Los Cabos in southern Baja is the artists' colony of Todos Santos. This oasis, bordered by unspoiled beaches on one side and the peaks of the Sierra de la Laguna on the other, is the location of the colonial boutique hotel Guaycura.
Hotel Guaycura offers 14 charming rooms and sweeping views of the mountains and the Pacific Ocean from its roof terrace and pool. It is housed in a mid-19th-century building that has, at various times, been the town’s school, post office, police station and a ladies’ art academy. Today the town attracts travellers looking to experience authentic Baja California.
A family owned and run hotel, Guaycura has an atmosphere that is homely but refined, with terracotta floors, dark wood furniture, ceiling frescoes and oversized arched windows. The hotel boasts a wonderful restaurant, El Jardin, where you can enjoy a delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is also a shaded courtyard and bar on the lower floor which feels like a relaxing oasis.
The hotel is located just one mile from the nearest beach and the ocean can be seen from the hotel's roof top. Guaycura's beach club, El Faro, is just 3 miles from the hotel, where you'll find everything you need for a lazy day with an ocean breeze and the hotel provides a shuttle service to and from the club for their guests. El Mirador, their hillside restaurant is also located just up the hill from the beach club, and grey whales can be seen in the waters during the right season.
When to visit
Spend at least one lazy day at El Faro beach club located just 3 miles from the hotel. Relax by the pool with Pacific views and treat yourself to a signature "sea-side massage" in one of the spa palapas for a perfect lazy day!
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The hotel is located in Todos Santos which is a picturesque village about an hour away from Los Cabos. The village is positioned between the mountainous Sierra de la Laguna and the Pacific Ocean.
Day 6 - Historical Todos Santos - Whales of Baja Expedition
From La Paz, journey an hour south to experience the 'magical town' of Todos Santos like a local. Your guide will introduce you to the history of this celebrated town, rich in art and music. A foodie town, there's no shortage of wonderful places to dine.
Day 7 - Todos Santos - Whales of Baja Expedition
Today your guide will take you on a historical tour of Todos Santos, an authentic enclave rich in Mexican history and culture.
Espiritu Santo Expedition
Few marine areas in the world compare with the biological richness found in the Sea of Cortez. Isla Espiritu Santo is a UNESCO heritage site, where you can swim with sea lions, spot blue footed boobie birds and snorkel or dive with giant whale sharks.
Hiking the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains
Get-off-the-beaten-path to navigate spectacular canyons of Sierra de la Laguna. Your guide will introduce you to the landscapes and history of Baja; after your hike meet local ranchers for a hands-on cooking class or simply enjoy lunch cooked for you.
Humpback Whale Watching Cabo San Lucas
Cabo is "the place" for humpback whale watching as the whales travel into the Sea of Cortez from December to April. Experience an action-packed Zodiac whale-watching tour, in addition to Humpbacks you might spot grey whales, dolphins and even orcas!
Jeep Adventure to Mountain Villages
Get off the beaten track with this adventure into the mountains of Baja for a truly unique experience, off-roading along dusty desert tracks to reach local villages where you have the opportunity to visit schools and interact with the locals.
Private Whale Shark Researcher Experience
Join some of the top researchers in Mexico to learn about the giant yet gentle whale sharks that frequent the waters of the Sea of Cortez from December to April.
The Todos Santos Experience
Experience the 'magical town' of Todos Santos like a local. Our guide will introduce you to the history of this celebrated town, rich in art, music and delicious Baja cuisine including local specialities from fresh fish tacos to aged tequilas!