Evoking the romance of the past, Hacienda Santa Cruz brings to mind the Baja of old, when the jet set of Hollywood’s golden age escaped to this tranquil spot 25 miles southeast of La Paz. Hacienda Santa Cruz is situated in the private Rancho Las Cruces community, which boasts over 7 miles of pristine coastline. The villa’s brick patio, with its sparkling fountain, invites you to relax. Off in the distance lies the island of Cerralvo, known by the Spanish conquistadors as the “Island of Pearls.” A pretty swimming pool overlooks the beach, just steps away. Interior views are compelling as well: the hacienda offers tasteful furnishings and artwork, spacious bedrooms (two in private casitas) with private baths and attractive dining areas. All of the bedrooms have private baths and balcony terraces. There’s a lovely formal dining room and an appealing wood-burning fireplace as well. There’s fine dining outside too, with its roomy 4,200 square feet of outdoor space graced by beautiful iron furniture, and an equally beautiful pool. Stroll down the private walkway to the serene beach. Old-world charm and a delightfully relaxed pace awaits you. NOTE: Hacienda Santa Cruz and Las Cruces are closed yearly between July 15th and October 15th. Property is easily accessed via the La Paz Airport (45 minute drive).