If you are looking for a slick Cabo party resort and golf course, you can stop reading now. If, on the other hand, you are more interested in experiencing Mexico than in pretending you're still in LA, welcome!
El Delfín Blanco isn't meant to be a place to hang out at -no pool or alcohol-pushing waiters. But it's a great place to stay for travelers looking to chill out, save money and enjoy the warmest hospitality.
El Delfín Blanco is a handful of cabins, 3 of which have no A/C, but wonderfully refreshing ceiling fans and palm roofs so the heat naturally escapes. The 3 cabins share a clean bathroom with a good albeit rustic shower (I had it all to myself in June since I had no neighbours). Two other rooms have A/C and private bathrooms. The difference in price is minimal so it's more a question of choice for the average North American traveler.
Each room has a mini-fridge. I bought food at the supermarket in nearby San José and kept it here. Great for keeping a stock of cool water too! There is an outdoor bbq kitchen with plates and utensils for all guests.
The best thing about El Delfín Blanco is its owner, la señora Äsa, a Swedish ex-pat who considers herself Mexican at heart. She's a smart sweetheart: just the kind of lady a lone-traveling girl like me wants to know is taking care of her. She also runs El Señor Mañana (the original) in San José, which can come in handy. The place is also run by some feisty cats and occasionally, Mrs. Äsa's gentle dogs.
Location-wise, the cabins are a short walk to Las Playitas beach. I wouldn't recommend it for swimming but it's wonderful for looong walks and I saw locals fishing there. El Delfín is in a small (really small) town a few clicks from San José. It's not a tourist town (yet; a resort and marina are being built right now) so you'll see chickens, mango trees, and hardly any commerce. There is at least one good restaurant, a small pharmacy and a small local market. You're best to rent a car (they're cheap!) and use this as home-base.
In summary: I loved it. It was a fabulous value and a real heartwarming experience. Get to know the "rest" of los Cabos.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- El Delfin Blanco has Free High-Speed Internet. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- El Delfin Blanco Hotel San Jose Del Cabo
- El Delfin Blanco Los Cabos, Mexico - San Jose Del Cabo