Destination Wedding in Todos Santos – Rachel & Destin

A destination wedding in Todos Santos, Baja Sur at Villa Santa Cruz was the perfect antidote for Rachel & Destin after a long winter in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. With 85 guests, they said their “I do’s” as close to the Pacific Ocean as they could be, with the waves crashing behind them. Their photos, taken by the talented Dino Gomez, wonderfully captured the gorgeous golden light that swept across the property, highlighting the bride’s elegant, flowy dress and long blonde curls. Throughout the entire wedding,…

Wedding in Todos Santos at Villa Santa Cruz – Brenda & Nando

As avid surfers who live here in Baja Sur (down in Cabo San Lucas), Brenda & Nando wanted their dream wedding in our little surf town of Todos Santos. Villa Santa Cruz was the perfect destination for their big day, especially because it is close to one of their favorite surf breaks, La Pastora, just a 10 minute walk down the beach.  With 120 guests in attendance in December 2017, many flying all the way from the groom’s native Spain, they were ready to celebrate…

Romance

Whether you are dreaming of a relaxing honeymoon, memorable anniversary or simply a romantic escape, Villa Santa Cruz is the perfect setting for couples to reconnect, share a private getaway, and fall in love all over again. Private Beach Experience Spend the day on the expansive beach just in front of Villa Santa Cruz. The Villa’s secluded location promises empty white sand beaches, warm sun and crashing surf. Sit for hours without seeing another soul and enjoy each other without distraction. Sunset from Hammocks in…

Weathering the Storm (2003 – 2005)

Here is the third installment in the crazy history of Villa Santa Cruz.  If you have not read the first two entries, make sure to check them out first – History Post #1:  The Journey Begins! Buying the Property (2001 – 2002) and History Post #2:  The Lettuce Debacle and Breaking Ground on the Villa (2002 – 2003).  Enjoy! Weathering the Storm (2003 – 2005) As the summer of 2003 approached, Matt and John’s only choice was to lay low and recover from the frustration and…

The Lettuce Debacle and Breaking Ground on the Villa (2002 – 2003)

We are proud to post the next installment in the adventure of Villa Santa Cruz.  If you have not yet read the first entry about how Matt & John found the land, check it out here –  Blog Post #1:  The Journey Begins! Buying the Property (2001 – 2002). Happy Reading! The Lettuce Debacle and Breaking Ground on the Villa (2002 – 2003) Matt and John were deep in it. It was September 2002 and they were now the proud owners of a very raw 45 acre…

Villa Santa Cruz Featured in National Geographic Traveler – December 2012/January 2013 Issue

Villa Santa Cruz is featured in the December 2012/January 2013 issue of National Geographic Traveler as one of four Mexican eco-lodges along the Pacific Coast. The article highlights the “growing number of eco-lodges intent on . . . being friendly to Earth,” an idea that we strive to achieve every day at Villa Santa Cruz.  With our solar power systems for both the Villa and pool, reclaimed architectural pieces and home-style meals prepared with local ingredients, we keep our carbon footprint small and let the beauty of…

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…

Downward Dog, Anyone?

Villa Santa Cruz, Boutique Hotel on the Beach, was the ideal setting for 20 yogis from San Diego to take a deep breath and find their inner calm. From July 16 – 20, the Villa was the main headquarters for a Yoga Retreat organized by Asana in Paradise. The Retreat’s yoga instructor, Roxanne DePalma, led morning and night classes on the Villa’s Roof Terrace and at the Pool. Combined with a week of warm weather and delicious meals prepared by Todos Santos local Dominique Sawyer,…

Cooking Lessons

The head chef of the Hotel California, Dany Lamote, will teach you to prepare terrific Mexican dishes with fresh local and seasonal ingredients. He blends traditional Mexican cooking techniques with French, Asian and Italian styles and introduces his students to obscure Baja foods – nopales (cactus paddle), izote (yucca flowers) and damiana (a desert shrub). The class lasts approximately 3 hours – cooking for the first half, and dining during the second half. Each class begins with a welcome margarita and ends with a tasting…