Fourth of July has come and gone, and that OOO email has long since expired. But our brains are definitely still in vacation mode. In fact, this midsummer mood just means our craving for a vacation is at an all-time high. Raise your restless hand if you, too, are sitting at your desk fantasizing about being whisked off to an exciting, sunny locale surrounded by natural beauty with design inspiration on tap.
Nestled in the heart of Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico, Mexico’s wine country, Hotel Burbuja is a dream destination for winos, foodies, and design enthusiasts alike. With 10 climate controlled spherical shelters looking out at stunning vineyard views and private bathrooms stocked with local luxury amenities, Hotel Burbuja gives glamping a whole new meaning. And it’s only a two hour drive from San Diego.
Design wise, the bubbles make a low visual impact that doesn’t interrupt the beauty of the surrounding landscape. “The landscape played a fundamental role in its conception,” the owners and architect Iñaki Lopez De Maturana tell us, and it was built around the idea of being able to sleep under five million stars in style.
Since they’re partially transparent, they blend in seamlessly with the scenery, but the bed’s are canopied to enhance privacy and block out morning light. The bubbles are also pre-fab structures so they can be easily installed and dismantled without drastically impacting the environment, and they’re made from 100 percent recyclable plastics. As a compound with a super attentive staff, communal space, and other travelers but much more relaxed, it’s run like a cross between a hotel and an Airbnnb.
The best part? It’s super affordable and easy to book through Airbnb, with prices starting at $145 a night. And, maybe actually this is the best part, if you really hate leaving, you can buy one of the bubble huts on Amazon.
Take a Tour of Campera Hotel Burbuja
While you’re Valle de Guadalupe, make sure to go wine-tasting—it’s home to 80 renowned wineries. The region is also known for its bustling foodie scene. Some stand out restaurants food and atmosphere-wise include Corazon de Tierra, La Cocina de Doña Esthela, Finca, and Agua de Vid, most of which are just down the road. Now all that’s left to do is book your stay and pack your bags.