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Cabanas Cuatro Cuatros : Ensenada, Mexico
Cortnie Fausner
REPORT
No. 4701
VENUE:
Cabanas Cuatro Cuatros
LOCATION:
Ensenada, Mexico
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Camping / Glamping
Eco Glamping
Vineyards, Ocean, Desert
REPORTER: Cortnie Fausner

The Report

This venue is VRV (Venue Report Verified); Venue Report Correspondent Harmony Loves has personally visited this venue.

As we drove up the winding dirt road spotted with exotic desert vegetation, we were in awe of the vast variety of scenic beauty leading up to this spectacular hotel that perfectly fuzes luxury with landscape. If you are planning a getaway or event but cannot decide between a vineyard, ocean, orchard or desert setting, fear not. You can have it all here. Whether you are in search of a lazy, breezy vibe or something more adventurous, you will love Cabanas Cuatro Cuatros. The cabanas are both comfy and luxe for relaxation, but you can also partake in wine tasting, skydiving, off-roading, scuba-diving, fishing, golfing, shopping and more.

Cabanas Cuatro Cuatros is a settlement of 12 luxury tents  nestled within vineyards and mountains overlooking the sea. This spectacular location has majestic scenery including desert landscape, sprawling ocean, olive orchards, flora, fauna and wildlife. Although the atmosphere is rural, it is chock full of cosmopolitan features; a spa, swimming pool, restaurant, air conditioning, mini bar, fireplaces, and luxury beds.

HOW WILL MY GUESTS GET HERE?: The closest airport its at Tijuana B.C; from here you can get a bus to Ensenada, or the hotel can pick you up at the airport. Cuatrocuatros is located in the city of Ensenada, Baja California, in front of the el Tigre area, just 13 km away from Ensenada port in the Pacific Ocean. About 2 hours drive from San Diego, and less than that from Tijuana and only 30km from Valle de Guadalupe.

CELEBRATION CAPACITY: 300
ACCOMMODATIONS: 12 Luxury Tents
HIGH SEASON: June - Sept
FOOD SERVICE: Outsourced
BAR SERVICE: Outsourced
VIEWS: Ocean + Vineyard
ESTABLISHED IN: 2012
VENUE SPACES: 4
DECOR: Desert Modern

THE SCOOP

We chatted with Danielle about hosting events at the property and she excitedly sent us the following information. Cabanas Cuatro Cuatros has a multitude of venue options you can choose from:

The Ocean View Point: a platform on the mountains, with an panoramic spectacular ocean view. You can have a party for up to 150 guests here or host a wedding ceremony in this location.

The Boats Area: A garden in the middle of vineyards, with 2 large old fishing boats that create a stunning and unique backdrop for any event. The boats are washed in lighting at night for a 'wow' factor. Capacity: 300 guests.

The Winery Platform: Upon opening the doors of the winery you will see rows and rows of wine barrels in the midst of a vineyard setting. Capacity: 300 guests.

Equestrian Center: This venue space provides you with a view and vantage point of the entire stunning property.

Event Ideas. Danielle told us that they typically do weddings and ceremonies at the Ocean View Point venue space. The Boat venue is ideal for cocktails, or the dining area for a celebration.  The Winery venue space is recommended as a location for wedding receptions, dinner parties, or dancing. Danielle also recommends using Laja Cocina to cater your event.

All Photos by Harmony Loves for The Venue Report // Row 11: Courtesy of venue

Perfect for:

  • charity event
  • corporate event
  • wedding ceremony
  • wedding reception

BONUS

One of the main attractions of Cabanas Cuatro Cuatros  is the vineyards. The venue is also ideal for an array of celebratory occasions. You can host the wedding of your dreams, relax at the spa before and after your event. You and your friends/family can take over all 12 tents for birthday parties, reunions, gatherings and more. Enjoy long walks around the vineyards, take some horses to scope out the place, and drink delicious wine at the ocean view point.

Pillow Talk. Sleeping in the luxury cabin tents will feel like you are camping on the ocean. Cabanas Cuatro Cuatros was designed by architect, Mauricio Rocha utilizing a fusion of wood, cotton and steel. The twelve luxury tents were installed with all the facilities you could ask for: air conditioning, mini bar, fireplace, luxury queen or king sized beds, 100% natural bathing lotions and a beautiful terrace with prime views of the vineyards. In order to enjoy mother nature to the fullest, all cabanas have been elevated so you can truly enjoy the view from your private terrace.

STYLE FOR YOUR SETTING

Cabanas Cuatro Cuatros is stunning in it's architectural simplicity and setting. Throwing an event here would be all about embracing the local Ensenada Culture and handicrafts.

1. Exotic Desert Vegetation: The setting of the venue calls for invitations that are both timeless and set the tone for the desert soiree. We love these invitations with a color palette of blues, greens, yellows and a pop of orange via Oh So Beautiful Paper.            2. Kumiai Weaving: Incorporate Kumiai weaving and pottery into your tables. Kumiai are one of Baja California’s indigenous peoples known for fine craftwork, particularly Kumiai weaving. (photo via carem.org)    3. Neutral Palette with pops of blue: The desert sands should be your base for a neutral palette. Throw local Mexican blankets over chairs for a pop of color and incorporate iron candles that can be found in many local shops. (Photo Jose Villa; Design by Mindy Rice + Lisa Vorce)

INSIDE SCOOP

There is a lot to do on the property. The restaurant bar offers delicious local cuisine, wine and cheese tastings, vineyard and viewpoints access. Additionally, all guests are welcome to use the private vehicles, boats, and golf buggies. For a truly unique experience, take the Cuatrocuatros sailboat for a night. The 50ft boat comfortably fits six people in three rooms with two complete bathrooms. You will be taken to the gorgeous Salsipuedes bay, 1.9km off the Ensenada coast.  Another fun tip? The wine harvest festival in August is a huge attraction for wine lovers, foodies and those interested in art, culture and fun.

HIGHLIGHT REEL

  • The location feels like you are on a faraway vacay, but you are close to San Diego and it's easy to get to!
  • You and your guests can take over all 12 luxury tents for an extremely intimate getaway or celebration.
  • You get a multitude of settings for the price of one. Vineyard, desert, panoramic ocean, and olive orchards.
  • You will be "camping" with modern amenities and luxuries.
  • The old fishing boats create one of the most spectacular event backdrops we have ever seen.
  • You are right next to an artsy town full of shopping, local handicrafts, adventure, wineries, and fantastic dining options.

AROUND TOWN

Drink Surrounded by History:

Opened in 1892 you must go to Hussongs Cantina, the oldest bar in town where the Margarita was invented! Phil Harris once sold an autograph for a nickel here, Steve McQueen, John Wayne and Bing Crosby have all enjoyed cold drinks at the bar and,Marilyn Monroe once tasted a Margarita!

Thar She Blows!:

You can visit the second largest marine geyser in the world. La Bufador is a blowhole that has been know to spout water over 60 feet high. La Bufadora is easy to drive to and a little less than 20 minutes from Ensenada. (photo via bajabound.com

Eat at Le Pinches Frances:

If you want to mix it up from the delicious Mexican fare, stop by this fun food truck with outside seating for breakfast. Budget-friendly and homemade French cuisine including; omelettes, crepes, onion soup, desserts, French press coffee, and more.

VENUE: Cabanas Cuatro Cuatros // All Photos by Harmony Loves for The Venue Report // Row 11: Courtesy of venue

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