Acre

Calle Sin Nombre, Animas Bajas, 23407 San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico

Why we love it: An adults-only desert oasis where the food is way better than it needs to be

The Highlights:
- An award-winning restaurant and bar with killer cocktails
- Treehouse guestrooms nestled on a canopy of palm trees
- A rescue dog sanctuary where guests can adopt a pet

The Review:
The food alone makes the out-of-the-way Acre worth the trip. In fact, the adults-only property began as an organic farm and restaurant, with guest rooms added only recently. Well-heeled travelers who venture down the rough dirt road leading to the 25-acre oasis in San Jose del Cabo are rewarded with inventive cocktails made with house-grown ingredients and dishes that blend local flavors with global influences (think herb-smoked Negronis and chicken chicharron–studded scallop ceviche).

And then there are the 12 stylish thatch-and-wood tree houses, which make staying the night a no brainer. As in the restaurant, the linens, lighting, and furniture are crafted by local artisans. Also included are outdoor showers, perfectly situated hammocks, and king-size beds, where the sound of the Baja breeze lulls guests to sleep. While the property doesn’t offer beach access, the infinity pool is a solid alternative, lined with crisp white chaises and surrounded by endless palm-fringed vistas. Guests also have access to a private beach club just five minutes away at El Ganzo Hotel, plus amenities like morning yoga classes, badminton and bocce, and an animal sanctuary with rescue dogs, peacocks, roosters, Nigerian dwarf goats, and a donkey named Burrito.

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Two Vancouverites moved to Mexico to buy a 25-acre plot of farmland, which in addition to producing crops serves as the foundation for an open-air restaurant specializing in—what else?—garden-fresh dishes. You can order à la carte, but the seven-course tasting menu will let you try a range of Baja flavors. While options vary based on what’s in season and available, expect main choices to include octopus, lamb and chicken.

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