In February we took a short trip to San Jose del Cabo from San Diego. And by short, I mean that we were there and back again in 24 hours! It was so relaxing though, a perfect pre-Valentine’s getaway and much needed before our stressful cross-country move.
We made an unconventional choice when it came to our hotel, foregoing the quintessential Cabo infinity pool over the ocean kinda resort for a tranquil treehouse amongst gorgeous palm trees. Acre Baja is tucked into the hills near San Jose del Cabo, which is a cute little town a bit like the antithesis of Cabo San Lucas. If you head to Cabo and are too old to want to party – San Jose del Cabo is your spot!
Mexican food is one of my favorites, so the first thing we had to do was eat! In San Jose del Cabo, head to Las Guacamayas – highly recommend their guacamole, chicken fajitas and tacos al pastor, or La Lupita which was unfortunately closed the one day we were there.
After making our stomachs really happy, we set off to Acre, our journey completed after navigating the taxi through a dirt road up a hill. I was already charmed, and our warm welcome at Acre won me over even before I saw our treehouse!
Acre Baja is a 25 acre property, and their tree houses aren’t even the main attraction. They told us that their mission is to be completely self sustainable in a few years, so they have gorgeous mango groves, agave plants that are used to make their own Mezcal, an amazing restaurant, a lovely pool, and even a donkey and peacocks.
The restaurant at Acre is excellent – amazing food and good service. We had dinner and breakfast there, and I highly recommend both! The breakfast was one of the prettiest and most delicious I’ve ever had!
I’ve been fascinated by tree houses since I was a kid (ok, who isn’t?!), so staying in a such a lovely one was like a dream! My absolute favorite part about our treehouse though was the outdoor shower. There’s just something about showering under palm trees that elevates a good shower to a perfect one.
What else is there to do at Acre? The idea is just to completely relax and let go of your hectic normal life. They have a yoga class in the morning to start you off, and the gorgeous pool, the mango groves, the treehouse balcony among the palms – all help in fulfilling your relaxation mission.
If you are into it, you could do a Mezcal tasting at their private tasting room. Andrew and I found out very quickly that we were NOT into it, but I did love looking at the agave plants on the property!
Once you have relaxed at Acre to your heart’s content, I suggest heading to San Jose del Cabo to explore their budding art scene. Even if you aren’t into art, the town center is so pretty – with colorful shops and buildings, and lovely flowers. The colors reminded me of India – and I felt completely at home!
I cannot wait to get more than this tiny taste of Mexico – I feel like we would really like each other once we get to know each other better! Brb, looking for tickets to Mexico City.
Travel Tips for a Perfect Stay at Acre Baja
- Fly into SJD Los Cabos International Airport. There is an ATM at the airport to withdraw pesos, but carry USD cash just in case. At Acre, you can use your credit card (hopefully you have one with no foreign transaction fees like this one).
- Request the hotel to book you a taxi. We regretted not doing this, and spent more than we should have.
- Don’t forget to spray the mosquito repellant that they kindly leave in your bathroom.
- Bring ear plugs because the animals and birds wake up much earlier than you might want to.
- Remember that Cabo is filled with American tourists, so take that as part of the experience. You can see a bit of Mexican culture in San Jose del Cabo, but this vacation is mainly just that, an amazing, relaxing, much needed vacation!
If you want to plan a trip to Acre and San Jose del Cabo, pin one of these images so you save this guide (seriously, don’t depend on your memory alone) !