Fodor's Expert Review Las Ventanas al Paraíso

Hwy. 1, Km 19.5, The Corridor, Baja California Sur, 23400, Mexico Fodor's Choice

From the moment your private butler greets you with a foamy margarita and escorts you to the spa for a welcome massage, you know you're in for some serious pampering and a special experience. Despite the high room rates at this ultraprivate, ultraluxe spot, it can be hard to get a reservation. Guests here can unwind in suites that have hot tubs, fireplaces, and telescopes for viewing whales or stars. Newer hotels have attempted to copy Las Ventanas' touches, such as handcrafted lamps and doors, inlaid stone floors, and tequila welcome amenities, but this impeccable original remains the best. Service is sublime, with remarkable attention to detail. Don't be surprised if your butler leaves a monogrammed cleaning cloth on your sunglasses, or creates a customized sewing kit based on the colors of your wardrobe. The four restaurants (including a casual tequila and sushi bar) are outstanding; its signature "El Restaurante" showcases an all-Mexican menu that executes the classics with aplomb. The spa reflects the latest trends and stresses indigenous ingredients and holistic therapies. The 12 oceanfront villas each have a private swimming pool, full kitchen, media room, and glass pocket doors that open onto patios with garden showers, fire pits, and Jacuzzis.


  • exceptional service
  • stellar dining and wine/tequila selection
  • experiences include whale safaris, magic show dinners, and more


  • there can be a four- to eight-night minimum depending on the season and holiday
  • 35% tax and gratuity added to every bill
  • dangerous riptides


Pet Friendly


Phones: 624-144–2800 | 833-224–1926-in U.S.


83 rooms
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted, No Meals