As it is well known, Baja California is a state that not only has a variety of ecosystems, but also places that make you live a unique experience to appreciate its nature without missing a good drink and a tasty dish; being one of these places the Valle de Guadalupe.
The famous Wine Route is one of the most visited by tourists in the region, however, due to the pandemic, this gastronomic sector was also affected by the restrictions on border crossings between Mexico and the United States, as was the case of Maglen Resort.
This hotel complex closed for three months due to the current health crisis, without having any income and paying all its collaborators; but according to Berenice Hernadez, in charge of Public Relations of this place, thanks to the changes in the epidemiological traffic light by COVID-19, they are back.
"We started with a 30% capacity, now with the traffic light we increase it to 50%. It has been an important challenge but it has had its advantages because more and more people from Baja visit us, more than the number of foreigners," she said.
Before the pandemic, 80 percent of the visitors in Maglen were from Europe and the United States, with a large number from Chicago and New York, but now local tourism has allowed them to continue, having "a very respectable 70 to 80 percent occupation of Mexicans," said Berenice Hernandez.
Maglen Resort was created six years ago by a family from Baja California and today it is recognized for bringing together the best parts of the region with its own winery, craft brewery, restaurant (for the time being), cafeteria and four sections for accommodation. Yes, all that in the same place.
As if that wasn't enough, besides having an excellent wifi network, it manages to make you feel at ease in each of its spaces thanks to the natural context that surrounds it and the colors that are part of the art embedded in its facilities.
And if you're one of those who are looking for places that care about providing a friendly service to the environment, Maglen Resort also meets this, because not only was built respecting the nature of the place, reforested, reuse water and has its own garden to make their cuisine more authentic, and which is self-designated as Mediterranean, Asian and French.
This resort not only makes you experience an experience, but also makes you feel proud of what Baja California has and offers to each of its residents and tourists, since most of its members are originally from this state as well as its providers. It makes you feel at home, you can wake up and have a cup of specialty coffee made on the spot. While in the afternoon you can choose between a Blonde, IPA, Amber, or a Porter beer.
Lizbeth Rasgado, Food and Beverage Manager at Maglen Resort's Route 90.8 Brewery/ Photo by Laura Rivera
Or, take a glass of wine from the same Maglen vineyards that you can only find there, since they are not yet on sale in other places.
It is worth mentioning that another of the most important reasons why Baja Californians visit Maglen in the pandemic, is because it has also joined the businesses with hygiene protocols in each of its services in order to avoid infections from the current COVID-19.
Now you know, if you want to know Baja California, maybe you should start here.