Villa del Faro’s Layout

The hotel entrance

There are just over a dozen buildings on property, and most of them are for rent by guests wanting to get away from bustling cities or hectic work environments and come down to Baja for some relaxation and the sound of wind and waves.

Villa del Faro’s website references the architecture and interior design as a blend of Mexican hacienda and Italianate villa, which I think perfectly reflects the feel of the structures and decorations experienced as one wanders through the gardens and arches.

The former, rather than crowding open spaces with fronds and flowers, actually form visual barriers that create an illusion of further distances between buildings and a greater sense of privacy throughout the property, while the latter (that is, the arches) invite you to continue down different paths and explore the varied landscape of cacti and bushes.

The entire operation is run on solar power generated by two main arrays of photovoltaic panels, with a backup diesel generator that automatically turns on if necessary. Since the property is so far away from town–– it’s an hour from San José del Cabo––there are no power lines or telephone wires marring the view, but that also means guests and employees have to be conscientious about their use of water and electricity.

three shades of blue at Villa del Faro

All the houses have some degree of view to the ocean, given that Villa del Faro is on a hill facing east into the mouth of the Gulf of California. One of the buildings is actually a little stone cottage on the beach itself, and a couple other rooms are on second floors, providing expansive panoramas of water and hills, with mountains in the distance.

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