Besides white-sand beaches and warm weather, creative geeks have a new reason to head to Los Cabos. Hotel El Ganzo is a newly opened modern design escape set on a quiet marina in Puerto Los Cabos, the less-developed neighbor to party hardy Cabo San Lucas. Conceived by Pablo Sanchez-Navarro, this 72-room retreat mixes a mod 60s vibe; rustic elements like exposed stone, wood, and concrete; and an ultra white palette. The result is an inspired getaway for art and music lovers: edgy, open-walled suites, a chic rooftop infinity pool, rotating art exhibitions, live musical performances, and even a recording studio. And to get those creative juices flowing—stunning Sea of Cortez views from every room.
The hotel’s name "El Ganzo" translates to "The Goose," reflecting the property’s long, white exterior—which the lap-worthy infinity pool and glass-walled Jacuzzi sit atop. Your bird’s-eye view: Puerto Los Cabos Marina, Sea of Cortez, and La Playita Beach.
The rooftop bar is the perfect spot to sip an umbrella drink and watch live shows. But it’s the raw materials and furniture like the recycled pinewood stage and log-style cocktail tables (all locally made) that snag the spotlight.
The suites feature distressed-wood headboards, barn-style sliding wood doors, concrete floors, and glass-walled rainfall showers for a chic-meets-casual vibe.
Bright white walls in the suites–and throughout the resort–serve as a blank canvas for the hotel’s Artists in Residence, a unique program that invites visual artists to create artwork anywhere on the property in exchange for a stay (pretty cool, right?). Acclaimed Spanish painter Manel Pujol made this room’s one-of-a-kind mural.
Opened-wall rooms and edgy patio furniture like the metal and rope Acapulco chairs play up the modernist aesthetic.
Inspired by old-world Mexican ceramics, artist José Noe Suro in collaboration with Mary Alice Palmer and Natalie Smith designed the bathrooms’ black and white geometric mosaics.
In the hotel's restaurant, a communal pinewood table built by local craftsman is designed to spur creative collaboration, with turquoise chairs adding a fun and beachy pop of color. Latilla-covered ceilings, concrete and wood columns, and an electric fireplace carved into a wall of stone epitomize the rustic luxe approach.
A playful “trap door” in the lobby bar leads guests to an underground recording studio.
The state-of-the-art recording studio channels a 60s vibe and is primed for guests ready to jam.