The hotel was built by Blanca Pedrin in 1998 who was born and raised in San Jose del Cabo, 5th generation. The El Encanto Inn & Suites where the Standard and Junior suites are located was the home of Blanca, where she spent many years of her happy childhood. In the late 70s the Pedrin family moved next door. Blanca’s old home, then owned by Don Carlos Gonzales became the Lions Club. At the time San Jose del Cabo’s population was no more than four thousand people. This club became the center of social gatherings and events for the entire community.
In the mid 90s Blanca Pedrin decided to purchase the building where she grew up as a child, the old Lions Club, and turned it into a boutique hotel opening it doors in December of 1998.
El Encanto Inn & Suites
The EL ENCANTO INN, RECEIVED ITS FIRST CLIENT ONC DECEMBER 18TH OF 1998, LOCATED on MORELOS 133, across from Baja Brewing, a great spot to enjoy artisan beer.
Our Main Building, where reception, pool, spa, and restaurants are located, was built in 2001 opening its doors October of 2002, adding additional suites, a restaurant, spa, beautiful gardens, pool, chapel, organic deli, courtyard.
Blanca Pedrin has worked in the hotel industry and tourist destinations for over 25 years. She was the part of the team at Fonatur, mexico’s tourism development organization, where during that time the first five hotels in the San Jose del Cabo area were built, as well as the international airport of Los Cabos and the first golf course. In the mid 80s she worked for one of the pioneers of the area, Mr. William Parr (Bud Parr) who was a partner in building hotel Palmilla. Then he moved on his own to build two of the finest hotels, hotel Cabo San Lucas at Chileno Bay, and hotel Twin Dolphin. Blanca spent 20 years working for Bud Parr in the sales office located in Los Angeles, California promoting the hotels and the destination of Los Cabos. Here she discovered her passion for the hospitality industry and most of all her passion for sharing the beauty of the land and people of Los Cabos that she loves.