The Pacific Coast is home to a number of top vacation destinations that are known for their good time beachy vibes and bustling resort atmospheres, and perennial faves like Cabo San Lucas are just the tip of the iceberg. However, those looking for a true escape may want to skip the more traditional (and touristy) Baja destinations and opt for a more secluded retreat—and the hidden gem of Pescadero definitely fits the bill.

A coastal farming village just an hour from Cabo San Lucas, Pescadero is off the beaten track when it comes to Baja tourist destinations. However, in recent years, its location near the historical and magical town of Todos Santos has brought attention to the small, yet burgeoning, Pacific Coast town. Known primarily as a farming community, Pescadero’s laidback vibes and relaxed location make for an idyllic getaway that seems far, far away from the hubbub of the more popular Baja spots; the perfect place for a resort whose intention is to help visitors “get lost”: the stylishly magical (yet playful), boutique resort of El Perdido.

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About El Perdido

“Are you lost yet?” is one of El Perdido’s signature tag lines, and it's hidden in plain sight location down a dusty dirt road in the small village of Pescadero certainly lends it the aura of a refreshingly remote retreat far away from it all. And once one travels beyond its walls, it’s easy to see why this luxe hideaway has gotten a reputation for providing its guests with an experience that’s refreshingly luxe and lavishly lighthearted—all at the same time.

Consisting of seven private villas that simply ooze comfort with their sumptuous decor nestled amid desert plants and oasis-like greenery, the resort is a perfectly curated paradise that’s designed to have visitors leave their troubles at the door. And here, the devil is definitely in the details, from the top of the thatched-roof accommodations (aka jacales) to the crystal clear pool lined with comfy sunbeds that beckon visitors with its aura of relaxation.

El Perdido: The Details

  • Address: Calle El Pescadero 111, 23300 El Pescadero Baja California Sur, Mexico
  • Rates: Rates start at $650/night plus taxes; there is a three-night minimum stay
  • Amenities: All villas have outdoor soaking tubs and indoor-outdoor settings equipped with comfy, stylish furniture. Onsite there is a pool area with sunbeds; an observation tower dubbed “The Way To Mars” with outstanding views above and a relaxing jacuzzi below, and access to a private Polaris to explore even the area’s most rugged spots. There is also an onsite restaurant, Coyote, which serves “seasonal sea cuisine” that’s fresh and locally sourced (some ingredients even come from the resort’s own garden!)
  • Cool Features: In-room details like record players and personal telescopes add to the property’s “have fun” carefree vibes; while the garden labyrinth gives the impression of being lost in your own private desert oasis. The property was also designed with community in mind—guests who want to socialize will love the lobby-cum-game room, the volleyball court, and the outdoor fire pit

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Things To Do In Pescadero

While travelers could easily spend their entire vacation getting lost amid the relaxing confines of El Perdido, there are a number of fun things to do in Pescadero that are worth exploring, too.

  • Hit the beach at the popular Playa Los Cerritos—guests can even ask the resort for one of their surfboards to test the beach’s famous waves
  • Get lost off the property with a relaxing visit to the quieter (yet just as beautiful) beach Playa San Pedrito—stay until sunset and you may even spot a nearby whale, as they are known to breach along the coastline
  • While there’s no shortage of fantastic margarita drinking opportunities at El Perdido, it’s still fun to venture out and try someplace local—and the Barracuda Cantina is the place to do it
  • Take a drive to Todos Santos, a vibrant artistic and cultural community just 15 minutes from Pescadero—while you’re there, be sure to check out the downtown area filled with a plethora of galleries, shops, and restaurants
  • Summer visitors to Pescadero will love exploring the Pescadero Grown Farmer’s Market open Thursdays through October

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The remote resort haven El Perdido’s off-the-beaten-track location is an invitation to get lost: to leave your troubles at the door and indulge in the luxe surroundings. With impeccable attention to detail that provides visitors with the best of both worlds—private villas perfect for relaxing moments away from it all and community-oriented spots ideal for socializing, El Perdido is a hidden gem in Baja perfect for an idyllic getaway. A true escape, a remote setting, a luxe hideaway, and a faraway oasis set on the beautiful Pacific Coast, El Perdido asks, “Are you lost yet?” a question which after one visit vacationers will undoubtedly answer with a relaxed (yet adamant) “Yes.”

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