Bunkhouse’s first venture outside the US is an Instagrammer’s delight with bespoke furnishings from Guadalajara, colorful indigenous textiles, and sunken outdoor tubs overlooking the Pacific.
A project by famed Austin-based hotelier Liz Lambert (from Bunkhouse Group) in collaboration with Texan architecture firm Lake Flato, Hotel San Cristóbal sets the scene for a bohemian-chic beachy getaway, full of surf, sunshine, and indigenous charm.
The boutique property sits idyllically between Punta Lobos and Sierra de la Laguna foothills, on the Pacific coast of Mexico’s Baja California, and is deeply rooted in the local culture and design. A giant gong rings when the sun sets, and the wonderfully curated shop onsite sells handsome artisanal wares and unique souvenirs.
Huddled around an uber-stylish turquoise pool, rooms are overflowing with trendy amenities, yet feel wonderfully authentic, with their unique Mexican ceramics, pretty bamboo shutters, and vibrant tiled floors.
A cluster of low-lying pale-colored buildings, the hotel is framed by cacti and exotic flora, and opens onto a pristine white-sand beach just outside Todos Santos, a designated Pueblo Magico famed for its waves.
Reminiscent of Baja in the ‘70s, the hotel’s interiors have a laidback retro vibe, highlighted by a selection of subtle crafty details. Rustic woven chairs and beautiful ethnic textiles pop against polished concrete walls, yet the decor feels light, fresh, and minimalist.
Clever windows frame inspiring ocean or mountain vistas, furnished private terraces invite outdoor relaxation, whereas Malin + Goetz bath products, custom kimono robes, and Tivoli radios in all abodes prove the emphasis is as much on comfort as it is on design.
Benno, the sea-view restaurant, serves a delectable mix of Mexican and Mediterranean fare, and the poolside bar is the perfect place to end the evening, sipping mezcal and tequila cocktails by the fire pit.
Photos by Nick Simonite