Sun, surf, sand, and a freshly chilled margarita in an unrivaled setting…Rancho Pescadero is affordable, oceanfront, boutique luxury at its finest.  The perfect beach getaway.  It is a beautifully maintained actual oasis, located on a two-mile stretch of empty, unspoiled beach, where every detail has been thoughtfully considered.

The 15 acre property consists of two separate pool and hot tub areas with only 27 guest suites, tastefully decorated in a Mexican minimalist style highlighting the natural surroundings. Free yoga classes are held every morning, and surf boards are available to take to San Pedrito point, a world class surf break 10 minutes down the beach, or to Cerritos.

The food at Rancho Pescadero is exquisite and gives fresh new meaning – the fruits and vegetables are grown in their own organic garden and the seafood comes straight out of the ocean.  To start the day off right, a basket with fresh fruit, pastries and coffee from Baja Beans arrives at your door every morning. For lunch, we were obsessed with their fish tacos and had them poolside both days we were there.  Although every meal at Rancho Pescadero was fantastic, the dining standout of trip was the private candlelit dinner they set up for us on the beach. We kicked it off with champagne as the sun went down and then watched the moon rise over the Pacific in front of our very own bonfire.  What an incredible experience and backdrop to Chef Rodrigo’s culinary creations – he is one of the most respected chefs in the area, and for good reason.

Rancho Pescadero is its own little slice of heaven- truly unique, peaceful and relaxing. The staff is amazingly friendly, the food and cocktails delicious, and the setting beyond inspiring.  What makes it even more rare is its accessibility – room rates start at $200/night and everything else (food, drink, activities) is reasonable and a fraction of the cost of what you will find an hour and a half away in Cabo. You’re also never hassled to sign a check while there and they discourage tipping until the end of your stay where at check out you can add gratuities at your discretion. As the service we had was friendly and professional, we added about 20% to food and beverage and services.

Cheers to a delightful discovery!

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