I'll break this down into the normal subheadings Resort/Staff, Pool/Beach, Accommodations, and Food but first just an overview. I want to do this place absolute justice so bear with me.
Baja Beach Oasis is situated about an hour north of Cabo and about 20minutes south of Todos Santos (you’ll definitely want to rent a car). It’s ideal for travelers who prefer less resort and more of an authentic and relaxing experience in the area. Todos Santos is a fantastic quaint town and is an artist haven with plenty of live music and art galleries. We were fortunate to arrive on the weekend of the annual music festival hosted by REM guitarist (and local resident) Peter Buck which featured an awesome array of artist who rocked out from about 8pm to 3am.
As for the property it sits about 20minutes from the nearest town and about 5minutes from swimmable beaches so you’ll want to rent a car (which is best to do online prior to your arrival at the Cabo airport). While Bobbi makes fantastic meals to get a more local flavor you will want a car. Also Cabo and La Paz (home to Balandra beach which has been called one of the most beautiful in North America) are all easy day trips to make. Highway 19 is the only major road in the area so driving is very accessible and easy.
Baja Beach Oasis is not a hotel but more of a Mexican style B&B. Visitors stay in one of the three unique casitas (small houses). We arrived about seven hours later than scheduled thanks to a multitude of flight delays. Arriving after 10pm at this tiny B&B we were anxious to get settled and were met by Bobbi the cheery owner of the property. Despite being so late we were welcomed warmly and treated to a pitcher of Margaritas which she delivered to out casita, it was our first taste of the fantastic week that was to come.
Again this place is not a resort but aside from lack of air conditioning it does feature most of the amenities of a resort. The staff consists of Bobbi the wonderful owner of the property and her son Sam who is the defacto visitor's guide/ go to man/Sherpa to guests. They are both phenomenally awesome people who went above and beyond to make our stay incredible. Additionally Bobbi has two dogs Grace and Ita. They are both harmless, extremely friendly, and do not bother guests who do not wish to be bothered (my fiancé is not a fan of dogs but fell in love with these two).
The property grounds are manicured to near perfection with palm trees, cactus, shrubs, flowers, etc. Most of the peninsula is a desert but the resort is situated on the edge of an oasis and you feel like you are in a small desert forest. The entire facility is run on solar energy which is an added bonus for the eco-conscious traveler.
There is a pool on the property about 30feet from any one of the casitas. It is a relatively small but beautiful and certainly suitable for the property. As there are at maximum 6 visitors on the property, there is more than enough room for everyone to enjoy the pool or lounge on one of the many chaise lounges. There is also an incredible caste iron hot tub sitting on the west side of the pool (see pictures)
The Baja Peninsula and in particular this area is known worldwide for its beaches. There is a beach within a 2minute walk of the resort. It is not very suitable for swimming in most parts but you can certainly wade/take a shallow dip in spots, enjoy picturesque sunsests or do some great whale watching.
I mentioned renting a car and because the area is not a resort town this is where the car comes in handy. Within 15minutes are some fo the most beautiful and secluded beaches I have found. My favorite was Las Palmas which was a beach off the main high way behind a horse farm (don’t be surprised if on your walk to the beach through the small oasis you are suddenly surrounded by horses on their way to the oasis for a drink). It is a large beach between two large rock formations with few visitors providing a quiet, private, beautiful setting.
The area also has numerous other beaches including Cerritos Beach which is well known for its surfing. We only ventured to three of the many beaches and each one was unique and special in its own way (there are probably about 8 beaches within 20minutes of the resort).
My fiancé and I love different and unique. This place boasts both. Bobbi has put her artistic and personal touch to everything on the property. Each casita (painted and decorated differently) features a queen size bed, kitchenette (stove, faucet/sink, plenty of cabinet space), and bathroom. There are two showers on the property. The outdoor shower has a stone enclosure and is situated next to the pool and hot tub. There is also a bathroom and shower in the main house that is for guests only. Since the weather was great (and usually is) we only used the outdoor shower. One of the most memorable moments of the trip occurred each night when I’d shower under the moon and stars surrounded by complete silence aside from the distant sound of waves crashing on the beach (true serenity). Each casita has its own hammock and small sitting area and there is a larger sitting area near the pool.
Bobbi offers a menu of about three entrees she can prepare (typically a meat option, vegetarian option and a fish option). She also offers several snack/appetizers and drink options she offers. We got several pitchers of the homemade Margaritas (best I’ve ever had), the nachos appetizer one day and then on the second to last day had the fish dinner which came with potatoes, salad, another cooked vegetable and was absolutely incredible. The fish having been caught only several days before we ate it was probably one of the best I ever had. Aside from the options on the property we brought some simple things for breakfast (coffee, bacon, eggs, fruit) as there are multiple grocery stores on your way from the airport through Cabo and up the coast. We also ate at various restaurants and taco stands in town and around the area. I’d definitely recommend getting at least one of Bobbi’s meals as it was the best I had the entire week.
…There are a million things I could say about this vacation. It was easily one of the most memorable vacations I’ve ever taken. I’ve only been to two other places (Florence and Thailand) where I thought to myself, “I wish I could drop everything and just stay here forever”. The people are very friendly, the landscape is like something out of a movie, and the pace of life is just about perfect for a person looking for a truly relaxing vacation. If you consider Cabo as a destination but wonder if it is too developed, hectic, or “trendy” definitely consider the Baja Beach Oasis which is only about an hour up the coast.
Thanks for reading. Happy Travels!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mexico at its finest. Come enjoy the peace and tranquility of this Mexican beach oasis in Baja California Sur. At Baja Beach Oasis we provide a real Mexican experience within the confines of a private, safe and tropical environment. Conveniently located on the Pacific side, half way between the busy Cabo San Lucas corridor and the low key "Pueblo Magico" & artist colony of Todos Santos, you’ll find 7 miles of unspoiled beaches. And at Baja Beach Oasis, you’ll find that your desires will be effortlessly realized! Adventure, relaxation, romance, or a bit of everything, awaits you...Services and Activities available on site and within the area: Massage and Spa Treatments, Yoga, Dharma Talks, Naturopathic & Homeopathic Medicine, Health and Well-Being, Cooking Classes, Spanish Classes, Cultural Tours, Whale Watching & Turtle Excursions, Surfing & Surf Lessons, Tennis & Tennis Lessons, Horseback Riding, Hiking & Biking, Diving, Snorkeling, Kayaking (and virtually every water sport imaginable) ATV’s and Off-Road Racing Vehicles, Jeep Excursions, Private Beach Picnics, and, a great deal more. ... more less