Most Americans think of Mexico as being geographically “below” the U.S., but from another perspective, both countries are in fact “under” the sky nation founded by secessionist astronauts. Defy arbitrary map orientation choices and head up old Mexico way with today’s Groupon: for $139, you get a one-night stay in a deluxe room (a $280 value) at Guaycura Boutique Hotel & Spa in Todos Santos, Mexico.
Set among elegant architecture with a storied history reaching back to the 19th century, Guaycura immerses guests in splendor with attractive suites, lavish services, and a postcard-ready view. Deluxe room residents can sprawl out on king- or twin-size beds, then freshen up with complimentary L’Occitane Verbena bath and body products in spacious bathrooms that boast vintage copper sinks. A plasma TV and DVD player, an iPod dock, and free Internet access occupy eyes and ears while noses take a breather. Mediterranean-style patios overlook the oasis town’s leafy palm and mango tree landscape.
Situated between the rocky Sierra de la Laguna and the Pacific Ocean, Todos Santos is a vibrant village with a thriving artistic community. The hotel’s free breakfast refuels guests before they head out to explore the town’s treasures, exulting in beach excursions or strolls to the nearby cafés and art galleries. Round-the-clock concierge service helps visitors plan activities such as bird-watching in the desert, snorkeling in La Paz, or snorkeler-watching in the desert.
First-time bookers are entitled to 20% off Guaycura’s body-coddling spa services. Massages, facials, and skincare rituals help renew exteriors and convince muscles to forgive their owners for sleeping on the driveway.
Seven TripAdvisors give Guaycura Boutique Hotel & Spa an average of 4.5 owl eyes: