Acre is not like any other luxury hotel, of which there are many in Los Cabos. What makes it so unique? Its beautifully arranged vegetation, vast space, and immaculate design are curated even through the simplest things. Luxury here is different; it’s in the details and in the experience.
THE OASIS IN THE DESERT
Acre Restaurant and Treehouse Hotel
After the sandy drive through a desert access, a tropical jungle appears before our eyes with palm trees that softly scratch the sunset clouds. It’s an oasis in the middle of the Baja desert and an unexpected surprise.
Acre is not like any other luxury hotel, of which there are many in Los Cabos. What makes it so unique? Its beautifully arranged vegetation, vast space, and immaculate design are curated even through the simplest things. Luxury here is different; it’s in the details and in the experience. Upon arrival, you must first enter a thoughtfully designed jungle that contrasts strikingly with the arid climate. An impressive variety of plants surrounds the zigzagging path. There are also animals. In front of us, a beautiful peacock crosses gracefully and walks through the area.
The Boutique Hotel
Design and nature become a single experience
A concrete staircase welcomes us to the restaurant. The semi-open space grants continuous contact with nature. The design and architecture create a seamless atmosphere, producing a bond with the land and the environment. The materials blend in as if the texture of the walls and the cacti spoke the same language. Hanging delicately, the woven lamps mingle with the green palms and natural tones—different aromas from the orchard complement the feeling of peace that this enchanting place produces.
But perhaps best of all are the rooms in this distinctive boutique hotel. Among the vegetation and about four meters high, you can find the treehouses. They’re the perfect complement to an experience in the middle of nature. At that height and above everything, the small room provides an intimate space amongst the palm trees.
The room is charming. It has a small balcony from where you can enjoy the landscape and an outdoor shower, making this experience something unique. It feels like being completely isolated, surrounded by beautiful scenery, and in connection with nature.
From Farm to Table
The homemade tortellini had the exact balance of flavors, the pear salad felt fresh, and the fish had a delicate taste. Acre’s select menu is inspired by its own cultivation. More and more restaurants are adopting the concept of farm-to-table. The ingredients for their dishes are obtained from local gardens and farms instead of relying on distribution companies. In consequence, they’re fresher and are obtained sustainably. In Acre Baja’s 25 acres of land, much of it is dedicated to the orchard. Lemons of various kinds, tomatoes, basil, oregano, lavender, sage, dill, mint, and much more, are grown. Perhaps the mangoes are the most beautiful, their aromatic and leafy trees growing throughout the area.
Farm-to-table goes far beyond just the proximity of the garden but the dedication and attention given to it. Care is essential when harvesting, “You have to select and cut them carefully. Talk to them softly; they’re alive. If it’s still growing, let it grow a bit more, don’t cut it,” Aslan, an expert mixologist from Acre, explained to me. During our orchard tour, he describes how they pay particular attention to the ingredients they’ll later use to prepare the cocktails. They know the virtues of their garden, “we play with the season.” Both the dishes and cocktails are designed according to the harvest of the month. To find a pleasant surprise, be sure to visit and enjoy a special dinner in Acre Baja.
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Animas Bajas, San José del Cabo, México
A version of this article appears in print, in Issue 0 of Álula Magazine with the headline: “The Oasis in the Desert, Acre Restaurant and Treehouse Hotel” and “From Farm to Table.”