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“BEST PLACE TO STAY IN PUERTO PENASCO” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Las Gaviotas

Las Gaviotas
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Las Gaviotas
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36 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“BEST PLACE TO STAY IN PUERTO PENASCO”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

ANYTHING YOU WANT, &" I MEAN ANYTHING & EVERYTHING " is within walking distance of
the Las Gaviotas.......It's quiet & security guards walk the property 24 hrs. 7 days a week....
You're issued bracelets to wear so security can recognize you as a guest on the property...
I highly recommend the Las Gaviotas for your next stay in Puerto Penasco.........

Room Tip: some condos are better than others, the condos are privately owned & some owners keep their con...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Scottsdale, Arizona
1 review
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2010

Las Gaviotas is a very nice, calm condo. Much smaller than some of the main buildings on the beach which was very enjoyable. Staying in a smaller area was much more personable and less crowded. Our room was very close to the water so the beach was still a short walk from the condo. I went with 3 other friends as a weekend getaway that turned out great. Our main attraction was fishing on the Sea of Cortez. It was one of the most memorable trips I've ever been on. If you're looking to take a vacation or ready to relax I'd recommend giving Sea Side Reservations a call for some info. They were very helpful in knowing what all was out there. Overall great stay in a great place. Hope to go back soon.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank mttptrsn07
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Rocky Point
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23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2010

We stayed at Las Gaviotas and this time of the year it is very quiet but the weather was great. We love the Gaviotas because it is right on Sandy Beach and you can walk to town. CastawaysRockyPoint provided us the rental and has the best staff and took great care of us like we were family.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank kurtmg1
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Sonoma, Calfornia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2009

Just finished our fifth journey over 10 years to Puerto Penasco at Las Gaviotas and the renovations really made us feel like we were at a five star resort. Our family stayed at Mayan Palace ... and whle very, very clean it was almost sterile. We expect a few bugs in Mexico, but who cares ... the Sunsets, the warm sun and cool breezes insure everyone is in a great mood! We love being 'where the people are' ... the sounds and smells mixed with the sea air make the margaritas taste all that much better. Larry & Erica from Sonoma California

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Phoenix
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2006

It was our first time in Rocky Point and We're definitly going back!
We had the best time at las Gaviotas it is one of the best resorts i've ever stayed in! Making a reservation is real easy trough Sea Side Mexico, And the front desk staff is really helpful. We Personally recomend Unit 432 it has a great view and it also has dish network.

Stayed July 2006
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Baldwin Park, CA
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2006

This was the perfect spot for me and my family to spend our yearly vacations. It is close to town, it is a gated community, great views, great accomodations, great service. the front desk staff was friendly and they even recomended places to go out for dinner and for water activies. We will definetly recommend Las Goviotas for vacations.

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Los Angeles, CA
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28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2006

We stayed with our family for the 3rd year in a row at Las Gaviotas through Sea Side Rentals in Puerto Penasco. We were sadly disappointed this year and won't be returning. The first condo we had was outright dirty. There were dead/dying cockroaches and crickets everywhere. Many of the "amenities" did not work - cable, regular TV, DVD player, stove burners, washer/dryer, fridge, etc. In some cases this might not be a huge problem but if you take your food (like we did) and expect to be able to cook, it's a problem. So if you don't take food, you have to drive to go into town and eat overpriced food. The pool was GREEN and algae-ridden. We couldn't use it.
So we asked for repairs to be done and they said they would get right on it. We returned to the condo at the end of the day and nothing had been done. So we asked to be moved to another condo. They showed us two. The first one REEKED of smoke & we saw more dead bugs. Enough said. The second one had a faint smell of smoke but was a little bit better. We moved but it wasn't MUCH better. The second bedroom was FREEZING at all times. The doors did not close, much less lock. It was still fairly dirty. We washed dishes before using them.
On the positive side the beach was beautiful - warm water and overall clean. Being outside was certainly a joy. There are vendors on the beach if you want to buy food, bathing suits, hammocks, etc. Lots of shells to collect but be careful of broken glass and other trash that people carelessly leave. Bring water socks to wear on the beach. We spent most of our days at the Mayan Palace resort and enjoyed ourselves immensely.
Overall we had fun because we were together and had a good time. We made the best of it. But we prefer to be in a place that provides all they advertise. We expected better customer service. We will be staying at the Mayan Palace in the future.

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Additional Information about Las Gaviotas

Property: Las Gaviotas
Address: Rocky Point, Puerto Penasco, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Northern Mexico > Sonora > Puerto Penasco
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 16 Speciality Lodging in Puerto Penasco
Number of rooms: 43
Also Known As:
Las Gaviotas Hotel Puerto Penasco
Las Gaviotas Puerto Penasco, Mexico - Sonora

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