With snow still piling up and spring nowhere in sight I pointed my trusty Chevy Silverado south and headed to Baja California for an emergency dose of sunshine. I knew I'd find great lodgings at the southern-most tip of the peninsula at the celebrated likes of Las Ventanas, the all-inclusive One & Only Palmilla, and Casa Natalia in Cabo (look for my article about Casa Natalia on this site soon). But on the drive down I was thrilled to discover a group of outstanding hotels serving other areas of the 1,000 mile long Baja peninsula.
The Posada De Las Flores group has eponymously-named boutique hotels in Loreto ($150-$250 featuring the most dramatic roof-top, glass-bottom pool I've ever seen), La Paz ($150-$250””suite #470 is the star) and Punta Chivato ($300-$800 including all meals on a cove in the Sea of Cortez). Each is a stunning mix of Mexican design elements (heavy wood furniture, rich and earthy colors, elegant tiles) and luxurious touches that please no matter where on earth you find them (Frette sheets and robes, L'Occitane bath products, central locations, attentive service, gourmet breakfasts).
Sure you could fly straight to Cabo, but now that you can add Posada De Las Flores to your list of places to elegantly rest your head why not make a pre-spring road trip out of it instead?