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

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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, Nick, announced that they were husband and wife, a lively troop of mariachis serenaded the…

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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 is an ideal spot for surfers with walk-off access to nearby breaks - right "out…

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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 most beautiful estates I've ever had the pleasure of experiencing." Don't forget to visit his…

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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 area, we are so glad it is finally sending the right message about Baja Sur!…

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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 the Studio Tour. As novice art enthusiasts (notice the emphasis!), we set out on the…

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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 to Baja Sur. Arriving bright and early to the La Paz marina after an hour…

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Day Trip to La Paz Beaches

Balandra Beach, just north of La Paz, is one of the most breath taking stretches in all of Baja Sur. With crystal clear water, powder white sand and gently lapping waves, an afternoon here is one spent in paradise. Just over an hour from Todos Santos (on a new four lane highway), this is a "must do" activity for our Villa Santa Cruz guests. A unique way to explore Balandra Beach and the Sea of Cortez is to charter The One Baja's Samurai Luxury Yacht or contact the Cortez Club to snorkel and swim with whale sharks.    

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Food & Wine Pairing Event Wildly Successful - Benefited Todos Santos Orphanage

Villa Santa Cruz, Boutique Hotel on the Beach, hosted a lovely Food & Wine Pairing Event to benefit the Hogar del Nino, the orphanage in Todos Santos. From the sales of dinner tickets, silent auction items, raffle tickets and individual donations, the evening raised an astounding $7,000 USD that will be put to great use at the Hogar. We are grateful for the efforts of dedicated event coordinators, Nancy Naigle, Nancy Serfas, and Lisa Welsch, who put together such an elegant and successful evening. Seventy guests arrived at 5:30pm and were welcomed with fresh sangria and bruschetta, lovingly donated by…

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Fun Beach Wedding Inspiration Photo Shoot by Chris Plus Lynn Photographers

Villa Santa Cruz, Boutique Hotel on the Beach, is the perfect backdrop for a hacienda-style wedding. Todos Santos based photographers, Chris+Lynn, captured the true essence of the Villa with a beachy, cowboy inspired wedding shoot. Read the excerpt below from their blog and then click the link to see all the fun. We love shooting in Mexico, and we love exploring new venues. So we were super-excited to discover what must be one of the most romantic boutique hotels in Baja, just a few minutes down the road from us! Our neighbors, and good friends Jessica & Mateo, designed, decorated,…

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Greening Up the Garden

The Villa Santa Cruz garden has a new look this year. In the spirit of being “green,” we scoured the property and found all sorts of discarded building materials that we repurposed to create raised planting beds. You can see that old concrete blocks hold our zucchini plants, a spare tire contains our cabbage plants, and extra roof tiles surround the spinach and sunflower seedlings. When you walk through the garden, you can brush up on your Spanish vocabulary – all the signs that name the vegetables and flowers are in English and Español. One day soon, we’ll be picking…

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