My father-in-law won this trip at a fishing contest in Southern California. The prize was 3 night stay and 1 day fishing. My father-in-law paid for an upgraded room as he intended to take his wife, but thankfully for me, she backed out.
The hotel provided a shuttle from Los Cabos airport which was fairly easy to navigate. Once on the road, it's a bout a 45 minute trip to the resort and our driver was very willing to stop at the local market for soda/beer/water.
The resort is waterfront on the east cape. The hotel appeared to be in great shape. The water was safe to drink and the staff was courteous. The room had A/C which worked great. The upgraded room was closer to the pool and main dining hall. If I were to return, I would not pay for the upgrade.
The food was OK, but the real (and only) attraction was the fishing! We fished twice and caught everything we were going after, marlin, tuna, dorado and sailfish.
The staff cleans the keepers and prepared some for dinner upon request. The remainder of your catch is cleaned and frozen until your departure. Bring an ice-chest along to take home your catch. Both US and Mexican Customs had no problem opening a taped cooler, inspecting the fish, and closed it back up for travel.
I went scuba diving with a local operator which was good. Water temp was unseasonable cool at 74 degrees at depth.
The pool was great but felt like it was above 80 degrees. The hotel boasts a swim-up palapa covered bar which was a great place to tell fishing stories with other guests. Drinks were $2-$3 USD and could be charged to your room.
Most guests seemed like repeat visitors. The average age looked like 40+. Not too many families with young children were there as the resort only has a small well kept play area for kids and the pool.
The staff spoke english but appreciated spanish (or my attempt) when ordering food or drinks.
The weather was oppresivley hot during our stay along with very high humidity. I was told the best season to go is spring time.
Overall the resort was good, because of the fishing. One local ex-pat told me Buena Vista is like Cabo San Lucas was 25 years ago, a sleepy fishing town that is going to grow.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Buena Vista hotel is located in Baja California, Mexico overlooking the Sea of Cortez . It offers a variety of activities , peaceful rooms and excellent facilities . Hotel Buena Vista Beach Resort features Mediterranean- style guestrooms with private patios furnished with hammocks. El Navegante restaurant serves traditional Mexican dishes for breakfast , lunch and dinner. Guests can order nachos while soaking up the sun by the pool or take a drink at the poolside bar . After dinner you can go to the bar El Pescador and enjoy a drink . Just minutes from the Buena Vista Beach Hotel offers activities such as fishing, diving and horse riding. You can also explore the 50 km of beach, or play a game of tennis . ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Buena Vista Beach Buenavista
- Resort Buena Vista Beach
- Hotel Buena Vista Beach Resort Mexico/Buenavista