Baja Club is a boutique hotel on the Malecon in downtown La Paz, Baja, Mexico. This gorgeous hotel has been on my list for a few years now, and it did not disappoint. The modern Mexican hacienda aesthetic carries through in the dark green and deep red tile work, the bold striped fabrics and the intentional weathered brass fixtures.
The bar serves a delicious mezcal negroni – I admit I had several – in a fresh, cozy space that is sophisticated, yet old-school in the absolute best way. The few inside tables carry over outside into a pergola-covered dining room in the courtyard. The restaurant serves Mediterranean dishes in the afternoons and evenings. Breakfast serves up Mexican classics like chilaquiles, eggs and granola.
Rooms and Amenities
Rooms are simple and design-forward with wood, tile and bright white bedding. Our room had a private patio and others feature more spacious balconies.
The amenities are hidden around quiet corners and modestly unassuming. The Instagram-worthy pool is at the top of the list. We visited in winter so it was not warm enough to swim, so the pool area was extremely tranquil and still. The cute striped loungers are more photogenic than comfortable, but it’s a perfect area to relax and recharge nonetheless.
There is a spa with a sauna and an indoor hot-tub that is free to guests. (You can book a massage as well.) The rooftop (only open for food/drinks during certain days/times when we visited) looks out across the Sea of Cortez, with views down the Malecon. The sunset from this part of La Paz, is out of this world.
Downtown La Paz is very walkable, with many shops and restaurants that range from tourist-friendly to pure local hotspots. The hotel is located on the Malecon, a 5.5km boardwalk that runs next to the water. It and allows for stunning views across the marina, with the Sea of Cortez peeking out in the distance. It does not feel touristy, and weekend evenings bring out local families to enjoy the warm air, food and music.
La Paz is the capital of Baja California Sur, and is on the Eastern side of the peninsula. There is an airport, although it’s a short 2-hour drive from Los Cabos International Airport as well. It is the meeting spot for numerous boating, whale watching and water adventures in on the Baja peninsula. (Be sure to check out Viator to schedule the best tours or adventures.) Baja Club’s location puts you in the perfect spot to take advantage of these opportunities.
Images by Leslie Hodgin.
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