Paradero Todos Santos - The Beauty Of BrutalismParadero  
Todos Santos

Paradero's brutalist-style nature villa is situated on the west coast of Baja California, where the ocean meets the mountain town of Todos Santos.

Brutalist architecture emerged from the post-war era in the 1950s in the United Kingdom. Brutalism was a way to express a departure from the 1940s architecture with bare building materials covering entire buildings.

The minimalist approach of brutalist architecture uses exposed and unpainted concrete or brick. However, with the predominantly monochrome colors and thick structures within certain geographic locations with less favorable weather conditions and urbanism, people can find it demoralizing - especially in places like the former Soviet Union.

But the elemental beauty of these muscular structures comes to life in the right environment. Replace gloomy weather with blue skies and depressing asphalt jungle with lush greenery, and the brutalist building becomes an integral part of its surroundings, just like a monolith.


Photos by: Yoshikoitani

And that's how the beast turns into a beauty. So it's all about matching the right environment with the right architecture.

As a result, Paradero Todos Santos' building blends perfectly into the desert and the land of the farming community of Pescadero.

Paradero Todos Santos' Brutalist Architecture

The property is built on a 5.5-acre (2.2 hectares) of private land belonging to a farming community. The secluded oasis is a fresh breeze of air compared to the densely built hotel zones of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo.

Paradero Todos Santos Hotel Garden

Architects Ruben Valdez and Yashar Yektajo are behind the spectacular project. The building's first goal was to blend in with its environment, which was the starting point of working on the hotel's details. Not the other way around.

Paradero Todos Santos Open-Air Lounge

Paradero Todos Santos is an all-suite boutique hotel dedicated to active holidaymakers who appreciate fine dining and unique design.

Paradero Todos Santos Bar

Paradero Todos Santos is surrounded by endemic flora, like the abronia maritima, a pretty flower that grows in the sand and survives on saline water.

Plus, native plants such as the Mojave yucca and Agave shawii make the landscape unmistakably unique.

Paradero Todos Santos Master Casita

Despite the size of the property, there are only 35 suites. The minimalist concrete interiors open to the desert land dotted with palms and cactuses. Interiors and exteriors are designed into one unit, blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor spaces.

Paradero Todos Santos Master Room
Paradero Todos Santos Bedroom

The rooftop suites have outdoor decks with panoramic views of the surroundings.

Paradero Todos Santos Rooftop Suite

Sunsets are a celebration of natural and architectural beauty, with the concrete surfaces of the building reflecting the sun's vibrant colors.

Paradero Todos Santos Rooftop Sunset

The rooftop pool's surface reflects the building's concrete walls and the surrounding rocky hills.

Paradero Todos Santos Rooftop Pool

The luxury hotel focuses on experiences and adventures around its property.

Paradero Todos Santos Outdoor Terrace With A Hammock

They hired experts from the community who will introduce you to the culture and landscape of Baja California and take you to surf, hike and mountain bike or teach you to cook with locally sourced ingredients. Or how about a private cruise on a catamaran?

Paradero Todos Santos Private Catamaran Cruise
La Mesa KM 59 +3100, Degollado, 23300 Todos Santos, B.C.S., Mexico