Hotel san Cristóbal
The lowdown A hipster haven with a gloriously retro vibe. Best for Instagrammers who want gorgeous holiday snaps. Located on the southwestern edge of the sun-soaked Baja California peninsula, Hotel San Cristóbal is the creation of architects Lake Flato and designer Liz Lambert. Built to reflect the atmosphere of Seventies Baja, the result is a set of whitewashed buildings with concrete floors and patterned porcelain tiles. The 32 rooms range from poolside doubles to suites with full-length windows overlooking the Pacific or Sierra de la Laguna mountain range. The menu at the hotel’s Benno restaurant focuses on local produce – you can even accompany the chef to pick the daily catch from fishermen. For lighter dining, munch on tacos at the pool bar. There are plenty of communal areas for lounging, plus a library and yoga deck with views – you might spot humpback or grey whales here. For those who crave more than lazing, nearby Todos Santos has plenty of eateries and galleries, while the energetic can try surfing, fishing or hiking. Book it Rooms start from around £220 per night (sancristobalbaja.com).
Clockwise From above Many rooms overlook the sierra de la laguna mountain range; retreat to an outdoor lounge after a day of surfing; the beach-front bar is pure bliss; and the hotel’s exterior is insta-worthy