VIDASOUL | East Cape Luxury Hotel

by Charmaine Griffin

The East Cape coastline hotel, Vidasoul, is an eco-friendly escape located near San Jose Del Cabo. This modern beachfront getaway provides guest with a private beach with all rooms boasting prestigious ocean views. Charming and relaxing, the hotel offers a tranquil alternative to the traditional all-inclusive Cabo resorts. Each room incorporates chic furnishings with artwork by Northwest Mexico native Alan Hermosillo.

Vidasoul’s founder, Joan Hafenecker, shared with us that she originally bought the property for residency but the project took a different direction. They are now celebrating their 5th year as a hotel.

“The project started in June of 1999 when my son and business partner and I bought that property to subdivide and design resident homes. Tobias Hafenecker-Dodge is my son and the land developer/architect on this project. I was the inspiration behind buying the property and starting the project but Tobias took it to a complete other level. This is our 15th year with the restaurant and 5th year with the hotel that opened April 2013.”

Director, model, and Flaunt collaborator Aleksandra Rastovic created self portraits on site during a recent surf trip, While some visitors may go for relaxation, the boutique hotel does not stray from offering a wide variety of entertainment options. The hotel boasts live music, fine dining, full beach bar service, sports rentals, and access to local attractions.

“We offer a wonderful space for private events, conferences, weddings, retreats and photo shoots of which there have been many. We appeal to the people who hate the all-inclusive and the crowds, noise and activities that go along with those big hotels. We are the gateway to all the East Cape adventures with the surf breaks right next to us and Cabo Pulmo and Los Arbolitios and the Dunes to the North of us. People hike, ride bikes and ATV’s to get to us. They also just rent a car and head out across the desert."


VIDASOUL is the Eastern Cape answer to your dream vacation and a perfect holiday getaway destination.


Photography by Aleksandra Rastovic

Swimwear by Dos Gardenias