This historic villa fronting the Malecon offers travelers to La Paz the opportunity to discover an incognito oasis hidden behind the unassuming street entrance, leading to a fabulous chic hotel which was once the home of an affluent family connected to the area’s once-thriving pearl farming culture.
If you’re looking for arts, culture, and waterside adventure in Mexico, the Baja Club Hotel in La Paz delivers on all fronts. Behind the unassuming street facade lies a stately entryway providing an oasis for travelers who wish to have their accommodations serve as the ultimate retreat.
Stepping through the carved wooden doors reveals the interior of the original 1910 villa, which belonged to an affluent family steeped in the area’s once-thriving pearl farming culture. Although the heyday of La Paz’s pearling industry has long passed, the cream-colored facade pays homage to a bygone era.
Aside from the house, another original, preserved feature is the outer walls that form a boundary around the property. The exposed brick gives privacy while serving as a backdrop, creating a haven in the middle of a bustling city.
A central patio acts as a focal point for a four-story extension housing 32 guest accommodations consisting of suites and rooms that open up to a private balcony, gardens, or the courtyard.
The hotel is situated directly across from the Malecon, which is the walking area lining the Bay of La Paz that affords views of the sea and features sculptures depicting the history and culture of the region.
Outdoor lovers can swim with docile whale sharks, relax on Balandra Beach, or snorkel in the reefs along Espiritu Santo Island, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site.
Those that enjoy art can stroll through downtown La Paz on a walking mural tour or spend time perusing Mexican art at the Museo de Arte de Baja California Sur, which is within walking distance of the hotel. If you enjoy music and are looking for a late-night cocktail, try at 612 Rooftop or sample mezcal at La Miserable Mezcaleria.
For all of the activities that La Paz provides, Baja Club Hotel makes the perfect respite to recharge and have as a home away from home. When folks aren’t out exploring, they can get a massage at the spa, read in the library, or relax by the brick wall-lined pool.
Minimalistic rooms feature locally sourced wooden accents, custom furnishings, and comfortable bedding. The coveted Top Suite encompasses almost 1,100 square feet and has a king-size bed and private terrace lounge.
Perhaps the ideal time to enjoy the property is to head to the rooftop bar at sunset for a glass of wine.
And when you get hungry, the Baja Club Hotel also has an on-site restaurant, Comer y Beber, that uses locally-sourced, fresh ingredients to create their Greek-inspired menu. Guests may also enjoy their meals and cocktails at various different locations on the property, such as under the pergola, inside the original villa, on the roof or in their suite via room service.
From carefully appointed rooms to a sense of stepping back in time, this historic property is the perfect way to relax for a few days and to use as a home base for exploring the city of La Paz.
Room rates currently start at $290, and suites are available starting at $430.
To learn more about Baja Club Hotel or book your stay, head over to their website.