Ahmad & I were in need of a vacation, and I know every time we travel it seems like vacation but most times its work! I had seen Paradero Hotel on the gram last year and wanted to go because it had similar vibes as Amangiri but more affordable. As soon as our kids told us they wanted to go to Dallas for Spring Break, I booked #dearahmad & I a flight out and booked the Hotel. We have been back now a little over a week, and I wanted to share our honest opinion about the resort as many of you have asked, and even called out the negative reviews that you all have read online about the property. If I leave anything out please leave a comment and I will make sure to answer your questions. Now lets dive right on in to the review…
Travel / How to get to Paradero Hotel : We flew into SJB (Los Cabos International Airport). I contacted the resort and they booked a car service for us to and from the airport which was convenient. They will add the charges for the car service to your room, and we tipped the driver in US dollars. The car ride is approximately 1.5 hours, and a smooth ride.
Paradero Hotel: The hotel looks like you are in the middle of the desert 🌵 . The lobby, restaurant, spa, activities, and pool (obviously) are all outdoors. There are about 40 rooms, and we stayed in the Garden Suite Soak Tub Suite which was spacious, and has an outdoor area for you to relax and enjoy. I realized that I didn’t record a room tour on my phone, but we will share it on our YouTube channel so that you can see the room layout. You walk in through a hallway and enter your outdoor oasis. To your right is the bathroom and to the left is sliding glass door that leads to your bedroom. The entire area is private and yours, a different but neat room concept. You can also book the sky suites which are similar layouts but they have a net where you can lay and look at the cactus farm or garden.
What to EAT: Their motto is From soil to your SOUL, and lets just say every bite truly makes that statement true. I know many reviews state that the food was okay, but I had a different dining experience. Everything for the most part is fresh and farm to table. Every juice is freshly squeezed and it takes them about 10 minutes to make. The berries come from the garden on property. You can see them making handmade tortillas, and each dish is signature. I highly recommend the short rib for dinner (definitely share / enough for 2 people), the french toast for breakfast (Ahmad ate it every morning) or the breakfast burritos were also good. If you like avocado, the avocado and toast was also delicious. If you are sitting by the pool ask for the chicken tacos (or fish tacos). Since there is only one restaurant on property I do recommend going to town to try local cuisine since Paradero lunch and dinner menu is the same. You can set up a ride to town with the concierge, and it was about a 15-20 min ride.
Activities: The resort offers complementary activities (fitness class, yoga, art walk, farming, gardening, bike ride (sunset option available), and sunset hike. They also offer other activities (listed in the photo above) that are additional costs. We participated in the morning yoga session which was a great stretch and relaxing. I love the sound bowls they use, and have been looking to order me one for our home. We also did the sunset beach set up which you can catch a glimpse of HERE. It was super romantic and came with wine and a setup with pillows and blankets. You can also request food for the setup, but have to let them know ahead of time so they can prepare. Lastly, we did the gardening tour and it was my absolute favorite. Ahmad loves to garden so he was all smiles, and to see him in his element brought me joy. They walk you around the garden and show you all the things they are growing, and let you taste fresh fruits. Tons of the fruits and veggies are used at the restaurant which is super cool to see. We also got to plant basil (have patience because you have to extract the seeds to plant them) and they let you put your name on the seeds you planted which was dope. If we would have had more time we would have did the sunset bike ride and taco tour!
The Pool: The perfect place to relax all day long! We spent majority of our time in the hot tub and trying everything on the menu. The pool area is definitely a vibe aesthetically as well.
The Spa: The spa is located outside in a little tropical oasis. We got the 90 min. Hot Stone couples massage which was super relaxing. Ahmad said the stones were to hot for him, but I personally loved the temp on mine. After your massage they take you across the rocks to a little relaxation spot where they treat you with cookies and tea.
The Town of Todos Santos: We spent 3 hours in town, and I would say that was more than enough time to grab lunch, site see, and shop at the local shops. Majority of the shops sell the same items, but definitely check out the local restaurants. The hotel reserved our car service into town, and a way back as well. Town was safe, and since we were there during “winter” it wasn’t crowded or busy.
Would I go back? Absolutely! The only thing I worry about is that it becomes popular and that will take away the serenity piece which is what I enjoyed the most about the property. They send emails out weekly about how they are expanding which I would love to go back and see.
To see more visuals and photos of our trip, check out my highlight on instagram HERE.
Let me know if you have any questions, or if you go I would love to know your thoughts!!! Make sure to check back soon as I will be sharing my Tulum & Riveria Maya trip recap.
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