Daphne came to Baja Sur via Mexico City and Oaxaca, with stops at private chef gigs in places like Aspen and France and cooking for yoga retreats in Tulum and Peru, and a brief stint as the owner of a ceviche dealing, wildly popular food truck that flamed out in a spectacular fashion. Peter is a filmmaker and photographer from Oregon with National Geographic, NY Times and Time Magazine and others in his client roster. El Chapil is a child of multicultural creatives with sharp design eyes and good palates. We recognize that we are not for everyone; we are part of a community here, and we invite you to join us.
About the area
El Chapil is located in Pescadero just up from the 3-mile white sand beach Playa San Pedrito, one of the best surf breaks in Baja California. It has an excellent location only 10 minutes to the magical town of Todos Santos. Here in Pescadero the climate is heavily influenced by the Pacific Ocean, which moderates the temperatures year round. We are bordered by Todos Santos to the north, the Sierra de la Laguna mountains to the East, the beautiful Pacific ocean to the west, and playa Los Cerritos to the south. We live in the huerta area of Pescadero (the farm land area), with mango tree-lined roads, basil fields, and low-density private residences scattered throughout.
We are 6-miles south of the Village of Todos Santos which was initially founded as a Mission in 1733. Later, it became a major sugar-cane producer. Todos Santos has long-been special. The Church, Theater, Cultural Center & Museum and so many historic buildings are often open to the public, especially during the Historic Homes Tour. Organizations hold seminars and workshops here. The next Music Festival is going to be HUGE. A popular Art Festival is held annually. There is a wide array of quiet Guest Rentals to choose from and longer-term Vacation Homes for rent. There are many Homes and Lots on which to find your special place. Todos is a destination for visiting Whales which can be seen from the beach. There are many popular restaurants serving Creative Cuisine with organic produce. Local fishermen provide us fresh seafood daily. The ecology of this oasis, and the magnificent Sierra Laguna mountains, are the subject of many paintings, photographs, and memories.
There are many things to do and see in our area, and here at Chapil we would be happy to coordinate adventures for you, recommend places to eat, and help in any way we can.