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Todos Santos Inn
Todos Santos, Mexico
WHAT IT'S LIKE: From the outside, it doesn't look like much: a weathered brick-and-adobe hacienda hidden down a dusty unpaved side street in Todos Santos, a little beach town 90 minutes north of Los Cabos. But past the heavy iron gates of the eight-room Todos Santos Inn, you'll find a fairy-tale setting in a 19th-century sugar baron's former estate, with frescoes, adobe walls, and beamed ceilings. Netting hangs romantically over antique canopy beds in all the rooms, several of which open onto a fountain-bedecked terrace. Palm trees shade a small pool in the courtyard. Artists from the 16 neighboring galleries gather at night around the inn's candlelit wine bar, which sources bottles from around the globe.
WHAT TO DO: A few minutes' drive outside town are miles of empty Pacific Coast beaches. Pick your own stretch of white sand: apart from three spots that are popular with the surf set, you're pretty much guaranteed
to be alone. —Laura Begley