Why Mexico’s Paradero Todos Santos resort is an eco-tourism triumph

It’s Baja fresh!

The February-opened Paradero Todos Santos offers more than just a chic stay for travelers in the south of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula.

Set on 5 acres in the middle of multiple ecosystems, it also shows off a variety of natural treasures that visitors can see and taste — along with the luxe trappings of a spa, a swank pool area for lounging and spacious suites.

But there are other reasons why it stands out — all of which are easily illustrated by some standout numbers alone. 


An external shot of Paradero Todos Santos.
The lush grounds of Paradero Todos Santos.
Rafael Gamo

Size, in square feet, of the property’s botanical garden. Outfitted by Mexico City-based landscape architecture firm Polen, the spread has 80 native species of plants, including red sand verbena and Mojave yucca. There are more than 20,000 plants total, which include some that existed on the land before Paradero was built. In sum, the property is 80% landscape and 20% development.


A shot of the chef at Paradero Todos Santos.
Chef Eduardo Rios at work.
Paradero Todos Santos

The number of peppers grown in the Paradero’s separate chili garden that chef Eduardo Rios — who previously worked at Mexico City’s Pujol, ranked one of the world’s best restaurants in 2020 — uses to heat up dishes, all of which include a maximum of five ingredients. Chef Rios is now one of five Mexican chefs collaborating on the inaugural “Taco Series,” serving Paradero guests their own spins on regional classics — such as Baja fish tacos and ceviche tostadas — on select weekends in October, November and December.


An aerial shot of the grounds.
Paradero is a bastion of cacti and palm trees.
Paradero Todos Santos

The number of ecosystems in the Paradero’s immediate vicinity, located near the Tropic of Cancer — spanning from a desert with 200-year-old cacti, an oasis with 5,000 palm trees and Pacific coast beaches. The town of Todos Santos itself gets 355 days of sunshine per year.


The pool at Paradero Todos Santos.
Hit the infinity pool for as many delights of mountains and desert.
Paradero Todos Santos

Length, in feet, of the property’s infinity pool that looks out to 180-degree views of desert and mountains. The splashy retreat is located alongside a hot tub and a lounge deck with plush seating.


An interior shot of a room at Paradero Todos Santos.
One of the resort’s cozy suites.
Aleph Alighieri

The number of suites at the property, ranging from 780 to 2,674 square feet. Sixteen are Garden Suites with outdoor living areas, while 18 aptly named Rooftop Suites show off wide roof-level vistas — from the mountains to the ocean. A Master Casita stands three stories and comes with a kitchenette and a plunge pool.

From $550/night; ParaderoHotels.com