Summer Rain and Sunsets in Todos Santos

With barely any rain over the last three years, the Baja desert was dry, dusty and thirsty. The aquifers were low, the landscapes were brown and the sand was hot to the touch. But, the month of August changed all that by bringing glorious rainstorms to Todos Santos and Villa Santa Cruz, Boutique Hotel on the Beach. Raindrops in the Pool.The rain fell in sheets for several days, washing dust off the agave at Villa Santa Cruz, greening up the desert brush and cooling down…

Gourmet Cooking Lessons with Chef Dany Lamote at Villa Santa Cruz

One of the very best things about visiting Baja and Todos Santos is the amazing food. From the abundance of fresh produce and seafood to the chefs who magically whip these ingredients into gastronomical delights, visitors to our area are in for a treat. And, if you are looking for a way to take your culinary experience to the next level, we have just the thing – gourmet cooking lessons at Villa Santa Cruz with Chef Dany Lamote, head chef at the legendary Hotel California.…

Beachy Boho Wedding Bliss!

Villa Santa Cruz, Boutique Hotel on the Beach, in Todos Santos, Baja Sur, is an amazing wedding venue for a bride and groom with beachy boho style! Just take a look at Kea & Lorrin’s fun and festive wedding from Saturday night. The couple’s funky and creative details brought the wedding to life – we love the seating chart mounted on a custom surfboard, their colorful sparkle sombreros and tasty margarita cupcakes made with tequila! With a simple wood trellis decorated with strands of beach…

Villa Santa Cruz Featured as Ideal Venue for an Authentic Mexican Beach Wedding

Considering a destination wedding in Mexico? Look no further than Villa Santa Cruz, Boutique Hotel on the Beach, in Todos Santos, Baja Sur. Recently featured on The Destination Wedding Site, Villa Santa Cruz is highlighted as an ideal venue for an authentic Mexican beach wedding. Their post vividly describes the experience at Villa Santa Cruz, noting that it is “probably what most people picture when they close their eyes and try to imagine the perfect beach wedding.” We certainly agree! Click the image below to…

Small, Intimate Wedding on Spectacular Supermoon Eve at Villa Santa Cruz

Congratulations to Sara & Tim who tied the knot on a gorgeous Cinco de Mayo night at Villa Santa Cruz, Boutique Hotel on the Beach, in Todos Santos, Baja Sur, Mexico. With an intimate guest list of just immediate family and close friends, their wedding ceremony and celebration was personal yet understated with elegant details. They stood beneath a rustic palo de arco wedding trellis draped in gauzy white curtains to exchange vows while the surf gently rolled in behind them. After their officiant/best man,…

Villa Santa Cruz Showcased as Top 10 Desert Getaway by Outside Online

Villa Santa Cruz, Boutique Hotel on the Beach, is featured on OutsideOnline.com as one of the Top Ten Desert Getaways in the world. Coming in at #4, we are thrilled to represent Todos Santos, Baja Sur on a list that includes locations in the United States, Chile, Bolivia & Namibia. The write-up in Outside Online highlights the eco-friendly nature of the Villa (solar electricity, organic vegetable garden) and wonderfully describes the guest experience at Villa Santa Cruz. Here are a few of our favs: It…

Neil Patrick Harris Officiates Wedding at Villa Santa Cruz in Todos Santos

Villa Santa Cruz, Boutique Hotel on the Beach in Todos Santos, Baja Sur, Mexico was proud to have hosted the beautiful wedding of Emma Bates & Joshua Zar on Saturday, April 28, 2012, with celebrity officiant Neil Patrick Harris. NPH shared his love of Villa Santa Cruz by sending out this tweet to his 3.2 million Twitter followers. Check out the lovely write-up and photos on the infamous, Pink is the New Blog, in which blogger Trent Vanegas describes the Villa as “one of the…

US State Department Recognizes Safety of Baja Sur – Finally!

The US State Department has finally recognized what we have known for a long time – that Todos Santos is one of the safest regions in North America. When you visit Villa Santa Cruz, Todos Santos Hotel on the Beach, you will relish the privacy and seclusion of the Villa, enjoy the natural beauty of the ocean and leave your cares the moment you walk through our grand front entryway. Although the State Department may be late with its recognition of the safety of the…

Todos Santos Artist Studio Tour

Our pueblo of Todos Santos, a bohemian artist community, was in true form on Sunday, February 12 when over 30 local artists opened their studio doors and welcomed in the public for the 3rd Annual Artists’ Open Studio Tour. From Villa Santa Cruz, Todos Santos Hotel, we headed into town and started the tour at the neighborhood café, Cafelix, to receive our self-guided tour map and official red wristband. We also browsed Cafelix’s Visions Gallery which had on display one work from each artist on…

Yacht Charter in La Paz with Baja.com – Beauty in our Backyard

Thanks to our friends at Baja.com – a comprehensive online source of first-hand travel advice on Baja California, Mexico – we spent the day aboard a spectacular yacht in the Sea of Cortez, explored the beautiful Balandra Beach and swam with whale sharks. While our guests at Villa Santa Cruz, Boutique Hotel on the Beach, are usually quite content enjoying the Villa and Todos Santos, this day trip to La Paz is a “must do” for any guest of Villa Santa Cruz and any traveler…