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Loosely translating to “stop on the road,” Paradero is a new hotel in Todos Santos in the Baja California Sur peninsula of Mexico that embodies this sentiment; it’s a celebration of surroundings first and a hotel second. The property focuses on sustainability, community development, and conservation through architecture and outdoor experiences.
Mexico-born Ruben Valdez and Yashar Yektajo of Yektajo Valdez Architects are the minds behind blurring the lines of indoor and outdoor living in Paradero’s structure. They crafter the airy interiors to seamlessly expand into outdoor seating areas among five acres of cactus-peppered desert and untouched land. Designed in a trapezoid shape, the structure was created incorporating triangle patterns, which is a sacred symbol of the Mayan culture. And because of this design, each of the 35 suite offers views of the raw terrain.
Even more, the public spaces offer opportunity for multi-purpose gatherings and activities. Along the perimeter of the property is a 130-foot-long infinity pool, hot tub, and half-moon lounge deck, and on the roof, a yoga deck. Specifically designed to encourage guests to interact with the environment, the property boasts a 100,000-square-foot botanical garden at its center, with more than 20,000 plants (including those preceding it) including 80 endemic species—from red sand verbena and Mojave yucca to Shaw’s agave—overall.
To further encourage guests’ engagement with nature, Paradero offers outdoor experiences included with a stay. Its team of local experts guide guests through the most authentic local experiences—from our favorite food trucks downtown and the legendary surf break of Playa Los Cerritos to the quaint village of El Pescadero next door.
Inclusive of experiences, rates start at $550 per night.