“Colourful boutique hotel and gourmet restaurant in the charming Spanish colonial town of San José del Cabo”
Casa Natalia's rooms and suites are set around the courtyard, overlooking the pool and tropical gardens.
The layout, size and amenities of the 6 Deluxe Rooms and 8 Deluxe Superior Rooms doesn't vary but their personalities do (Deluxe Superior Rooms have the added benefit of breakfast served on your private terrace included in the rates). Each is named rather than numbered, and brightly illustrated with original Mexican folk art, handicrafts and furnishings selected by the owners during their extensive travels throughout Mexico.
Otomi (meaning 'Embroidery') has a fabulous wall hanging of vibrant threadwork and matching scatter cushions. Sandia features whimsical splashes of red and green and wooden slices of watermelon; handpainted bedside lamps continue the theme. Romantica features angels and Conchas seashells. All have been decorated with imagination and flair.
Stretched out in the hammock on your bamboo-shaded terrace, you’re hidden from view by lush bougainvillea. The travertine marble bathrooms have stone vanity units, built-in storage and large walk-in showers, but no tub.
Baja’s contrasting desert and sea themes are played out in its 2 Spa Suites, Del Mar and Cactus. The layout is similar to the rooms, with the added feature of a large roof terrace with sunbeds and a Jacuzzi - perfect for stargazing.
Mark your breakfast choices before turning in, then wake in the morning to enjoy a tasty spread served on your private terrace (if you're staying in a Deluxe Superior Room or a Suite), or in the restaurant, Mi Cocina. We lingered over juice, fresh fruit, huevos rancheros, toast with jam and a pot of coffee, with no room for the oatmeal (instant).
Poolside, you can enjoy light snacks ranging from homemade salsa and chips to sandwiches. Or you can request a picnic before you head out. Cool drinks and cocktails are available all day from the breezy, palapa-covered bar.
Dinner at Mi Cocina is steps from your room. Candlelight, jazz tones tripping across murmuring water, palms throwing dramatic shadows across the courtyard walls - the space oozes romance. The innovative menu of Euro-Mexican seasonal specialties always includes the freshest market ingredients - maybe grilled lobster with cilantro pesto or fresh clams steamed with scallops and white wine - and the international wine list has some fine Mexican wines. We couldn’t resist the pork tenderloin glazed with Jerez and accompanied by Dauphinois potatoes. Make sure you save room for the dense, decadent chocolate cake on offer afterwards.
San José is quickly establishing itself as a mecca for diners staying in corridor hotels and if you fancy eating out you'll find half a dozen other sophisticated restaurants within easy walking distance.