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“Intimate, Secluded, A Feeling of being at Home”
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Villa del Faro
Ranked #1 of 1 Los Frailes B&B and Inns
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Reviewed January 30, 2012

My dear friend and I were looking to rest and relax for a few days away from the commotion of big hotels and crowds. We found exactly what we were looking for in the Villa del Faro. A family owned little estate where the rooms are more like guest pavilions, extensions of the main house. There was no one in sight other than the few guests and the friendly pelicans who sort of own the beach front. Miles and miles of beautiful sand for great walks and mind freeing time out. The family who cares for you is friendly and thoughtful taking note of what you want for breakfast or dinner. I wish lunch was offered and perhaps services like massage on a few days a week. We loved it and we might just bring along a group of friends next time around to take over this little paradise for a week.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 23, 2012

Our whole experience at Villa del Faro was like a dream come true - remote, small, low-key, friendly and accommodating hosts and all of this in a visually stunning venue. Plus the food was incredibly good and with generous portions. We plan to go back as often as we can when visiting Baja.

Room Tip: as far as we can tell, there is no bad room here...the setting is small and intimate. All rooms are...
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 23, 2012

Villa Del Faro in Cabo, Mexico was one of the nicest places we have ever stayed. It's an eco hotel run by lovely people who have built the hotel over the last 20 years out of love! The decor is stunning, stylishly mexican and filled with memories from many years of families and friends staying there which gives it a homely feel - you forget it's a hotel. We had a room that faced out onto the sea of Cortez with views to die for for. It had a small adjoining kitchen which was perfect (bring groceries to make your self lunch). The surrounding beaches are beautiful and secluded - only pelicans and whales to keep you company. There is also a pool and beautiful gardens and lemon trees all around you. At night we lit the fire on our room, it was like being inside a romantic novel! The bedroom next door had an outside shower - great for the summer. The bar was open at 6pm and frozen margaritas were served. Fish tacos cooked for us by local staff were delicious, they also have a great wine menu. You can walk 30 minutes down the beach to go to the only restaurant in the area There is internet in the main house but no phone service which was a blessing. You are truly off the grid and it's a little piece of heaven, we were planning when to come back before we had even left. I would highly recommend Villa Del Faro - i would suggest renting a 4 wheel drive (not neccassary but we burst a tyre on the desert roads).

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 22, 2012

Wonderful property, great and stylish casitas, the beach just down a path, very peaceful and quiet.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 21, 2012

A lovely, magical place. We stayed in the Stone Beach cottage, literally just steps from the waves. The cottage is tucked behind protective rocks so you do not feel exposed. We were lucky enough to see breaching humpback whales and flying Manta rays. The resident flock of pelicans were charming and ungainly on land, elegant and graceful on air and sea. Each morning we took the five minute walk up the hill to the main house, where coffee and a hearty/healthy breakfast were served. We would look forward to our morning entertainment from hummingbirds splashing in the fountain. And ahhh, being lulled to sleep by the song of the waves.....

The main grounds were gorgeous - since the villas were originally planned for the family's use their design and quality are outstanding. We were not surprised to hear that one of the family members is an architect.

We had several dinners at Villa del Faro - each a three course meal, each truly scrumptious. A few times local fish were served, and we also loved the authentic mexican dinner. Some of the family are quite interactive, and Ricardo gave us several good tips on local sights. These included a fantastic waterfall and hiking area in the nearby mountains, as well as hot/cold springs. They are also quite knowledgeable about the local flora and fauna, great for us since we are bird lovers.

One suggestion - if you wear contacts and are staying in Stone Beach, BRING YOUR GLASSES. Because when you get up at night to visit the outhouse, without your eyes you will stub your poor toes on the rocks that make up the 20 (or so) rough steps.

One caution - the boundary between family space and public space is indistinct. Not surprisingly, the family members have varying degrees of protectiveness regarding their privacy. In the area for internet access I was welcomed in by some but I felt a bit uncomfortable when others saw me there. No one was ever impolite, but perhaps a discreet posting would be helpful.

Overall, a wonderful stay and we will definitely be back!

Room Tip: Are you adventurous or a good camper? Then you will love Stone Beach cottage. More into luxury? C...
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Reviewed January 9, 2012

Such a lovely setting! I stayed in the sweet stone cottage, right on the beach with miles and miles of beautiful beach in either direction. Rustic yet comfortable, right out of a fairytale. The staff at Villa del Faro will feed you a delicious breakfast each day, help you to plan activities and prepare your fireplace each night. Pretty spectacular place to unwind.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 4, 2012

An incredibly beautiful and tranquil place. We were there in December 2011 and as we arrived we saw a huge humback whale breaching from our balcony. The beaches are safe and go for miles and miles, mostly only inhabited by pelicans doing acrobatic dives into the torquoise water below. Authentically Mexican in its design, feel and cuisine - the friendly and hospitable American owners have embraced the local traditions as well as staff. Highly recommend signing up for their cooked dinners, which are all cooked with local ingerdients by local staff. Some of the best diving in the world is only a 30 min drive away. Highly recommend hiring a 4 wheel drive to get thet from the airport

For a truly unique experience and a memory that will stay with you for a very long time I highly recommend this place.

Room Tip: all rooms are beautiful and have ocean views and balconies; the beach cottage is quaint and you'...
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Villa del Faro

Address: KM65 Camino Costero | Los Cabos East Cape, Los Frailes 23400, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Sur > Los Frailes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Los Frailes
Price Range: $205 - $294 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Villa del Faro 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"Exquisitely off the grid" An elegant eco-hotel, Villa del Faro is a unique oasis nestled on a deserted beach. The Villa was created with the integrity of the surrounding desert in mind. We offer solitude instead of shops, safe swimming beaches, great books, gourmet food, snorkeling, surfing, and just pure beauty! One hour north of the Los Cabos Airport, but a world away in seclusion and serenity. Eight separate Casitas. Breakfast included. ... more   less 
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