Just 90 minutes south of San Diego across the border in Mexico resides a beautiful boutique hotel that is spearheading a movement called the “antiresort”. This term may not be new to some of you but it was for me and as a lover of boutique hotels for their charming, smaller and more intimate flavor, it was music to my ears.
Encuentro Guadalupe is absolutely stunning. Set on a secluded hill in Baja California’s Valle de Guadalupe it’s located just east of the port city of Ensendada. Nestled perfectly into the hillside are 20 free standing, modern eco-lofts and a clubhouse that are intentionally meant to weather and age over time in the same color pallet of valley; slowly blurring the line between dwelling and nature. The design of the antiresort is modern and minimalist with clean lines and simple decor allowing for guests to relax unwind and recharge.
Situated in a Mediterranean microclimate (one of 5 in the world) the weather is much different than the rest of Mexico, as we know it, and is home to Mexico’s wine country. I know! News to me as well, Mexico has a wine country. Therefore, the hotel features it’s own tasting room as is surrounded by vineyards. The antiresort also features numerous on-site organic gardens that grow the restaurant’s vegetables. Add a pool, bar, jacuzzi and complimentary wifi to that and I’m sold. #antiresort from here on out!
The hotel was conceived by Baja entrepreneurs Juan Yi an Alfredo Acosta with the help of Mexico architectural firm Gracia Studios.
To lean more or book hop over to their site here.