Cabo is the place you hear about on TV that married execs take their squeezes for the weekend; Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo are at the tip of a spur of Mexico that sticks out below Los Angeles, and entices untold thousands of west coast Americans to travel south of the border each year for a holiday. Beach life, watersports and fishing are all popular pastimes down here – in fact it’s got all the good parts of California but it’s a bit closer to the equator and it’s cheaper, so it’s no wonder new hotels are springing up all the time.
DRIFT in San José del Cabo’s arts district is one of them. It’s pitched at the modest end of the budgetary scale with the emphasis on independent, come-and-go-as-you-please traveller who is over listening to the lullaby of snoring strangers in hostel dorms, but hasn’t yet got the kind of life that comes with a PA you can whisk away for a dirty weekend. DRIFT enjoys a super-chilled atmosphere with the potential for fireside revellery; it’s an intimate spot with eight guest rooms that all open out onto a central courtyard, and groups can book the whole place for $700 a night. The look is spare and clean with big chunks of reclaimed wood warming up the whitewash and brick.