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“Nice Quiet Get-away”
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Baja Bungalows
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Cabo Pulmo
Certificate of Excellence
Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nice Quiet Get-away”
Reviewed 11 February 2014

My husband and I spent two nights in the "Palapa Suite". We had originally booked "Juan's Casita", but the manager Veronica graciously offered to move us to the Palapa Suite upon arrival as she noted the neighbors were building near Juan's Casita and felt the other accommodations would be more peaceful. Veronica was very kind in orienting us to the Bungalow but we didn't see her again after our initial check-in which felt a bit strange in such a tiny little town. The bungalow was clean and neat with a very rustic feel. The bed was moderately comfortable, nothing to write home about, but the bathroom was spacious and very clean. The outdoor kitchen was relatively well equipped with older cooking utensils like you might find in many hostel kitchens, etc. Because Cabo Pulmo is "off the grid", they emphasized conserving power and water, just something to be aware of! Overall we had a nice experience. We'd recommend bringing some games (playing cards, board games, etc), or other forms of entertainment, because once the sun goes down, there wasn't a ton to do.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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VBAJA, Director General at Baja Bungalows, responded to this review, 1 February 2016
Gracias !!!! you can visit again and stay at Juan´s Casita.. no more constructions around ! saludos!
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Reviewed 27 January 2014

Just finished a 6 day stay in Cabo Pulmo on the upper floor of the "New House". A delightful accommodation with comfortable beds, stunning mountain and sea views, well equipped kitchen and gas BBQ. Every morning we greeted a stunning sunrise, local birds including a Gila woodpecker who visited us daily, doves, quail, and a medium sized lizard from our shady and pleasant deck. For sun lovers, plenty of places to sit and bask are found on the upper decks. This worked well for Judy and I as she loves to bask, and I need a bit of shady cover.

If staying for more than a few days bring most food items you want with you as Cabo Pulmo has limited grocery supplies and the nearest resupply point is a 30 minute drive away over a partially dirt road. Around noon on Fridays, a local farmer brings in wonderful organic veggies. He sets up shop just outside the Baja bungalows entrance, so take advantage of this inexpensive and delightful service if there over a weekend.

We purchased fresh yellow beans and tomatoes, he also had wonderful greens, leeks, peppers and a wide variety of other veggies.

Kent was away on holiday, something he communicated to us in advance, so we got to meet the delightful Veronica, who manages the property in his absence. The well equipped equipment room has wetsuits, snorkel gear, beach chairs, coolers and boogie boards (life jackets as well).

If you do not want to cook, Cabo Pulmo has some wonderful eateries. They are detailed in the binder found in the room along with a bird identification book.

The solar system works well, and with judicious electrical management, we had no electrical issues. I use a CPAP at night, so reliable power was a must. The clever use of white LED christmas style light strings provided wonderful evening ambience and plenty of light for getting about. For more serious tasks (cooking etc), plenty of overhead and under counter task lighting is provided.

The only thing to spoil the excellent, off the grid experience of Cabo Pulmo, is the loud generator located at the two story dive shop in the "resort". While it was not really noticeable when inside, it dominates the entire village when outside at night. Once it shut off (round midnight), the sound of wind, surf and an occasional rooster (we were there for a full moon) was all one heard each night. This is not a fault of Baja Bungalows, and would be a noise shared by most of the rental homes near town.

In Cabo Pulmo, people are friendly, doors unlocked, and chickens plentiful!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Evergreen, Colorado
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Reviewed 18 January 2014

I absolutely LOVE this place!
Baja Bungalows have obviously been designed and built by someone who absolutely loves what he (Kent) does. Kent, his manager Veronica and Friday are incredibly welcoming to this beautiful CLEAN and peaceful piece of heaven.

The bungalows are located on the Sea of Cortez about an hour and 15 minutes of safe driving from the San Jose Del Cabo Airport. They are walking distance to all of the restaurants and dive shops and just off the water so they don't get the beach winds.

I have stayed in the casitas and the main house. If you are okay with stairs, I recommend the top floor of the main "house." Your view is AMAZING and the big open room is beautiful with PLENTY OF ROOM for several people. All the accommodations are equipped with either an indoor or outdoor kitchen. Cabo Pulmo is off-the-grid, but there is solar powered electricity in each unit and HOT WATER for the shower.

The Palapa restaurant on the waterfront has consistently good food and a beautiful location to watch the whales swim by.

Los Arbolitos Beach is about 2 miles south of Cabo Pulmo and a GREAT snorkeling beach.
Kent was quick to offer us beach towels, chairs, snorkeling gear and a cooler to bring with.
It is a SAFE beach and 30 pesos each to enter. There is a person there who keeps an eye on your car while you are enjoying the beach.

You can sign up on-line for Diving Certification classes at one of the many dive shops. I have never done any of the programs, but have heard nothing but good things. The snorkeling is perfect for me.

Stop in San Jose Del Cabo (Mega is great) for your food & beverages. There is a small grocery you will pass by in La Ribera.

There's a reason this place is getting perfect reviews. I strongly recommend it for everyone.

Room Tip: I LOVE the top floor of the main house. If you can't get that, every room is GORGEOUS!!
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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VBAJA, Director General at Baja Bungalows, responded to this review, 1 February 2016
Gracias.. visit soon!
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Yakima, Washington
2 reviews
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

We stayed a week with Kent, and a week split between two other properties in Pulmo. Wish we would have been able to stay both weeks at Baja Bungalows. No resorts in Pulmo, more a small very friendly somewhat rustic village, but you might not notice so much because of the way Kent has set things up, what a nice getaway to just kick back and relax. Kent goes the extra mile to take care of his guests, could not find a nicer, more caring host. Baja Bungalows is where we will head to next time we go to Baja. Thanks Kent !

Room Tip: The big houses are more traditional. Juan's Casita is a little more rustic but has it's own...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

We stayed in Juan's Casita for 6 nights and absolutely loved it. We were slightly unsure from the website description if we had exclusive use of all the components (kitchen, bathroom, courtyard, hot tub) and were very pleased to find that we did! Kent has done a great job of finding the balance between creating a rustic, low-key feel while also incorporating little perks such as an iPod/iPhone docking station, wifi, an in-room safe, a hot shower, and the use of snorkeling equipment, kayaks, beach chairs etc. Kent made sure that we were well looked after (e.g., it got cool at night and I needed extra blankets) and that we were aware of special events (e.g., buffet dinner at a nearby restaurant) and the best days for snorkeling etc. The private courtyard of Juan's Casita is great for soaking up the sun, watching birds and butterflies, and enjoying views of the surrounding desert hills nearby. We also used the hot tub almost every night. The village does run a generator all day, which was slightly disappointing, but it often became background noise you would likely be able to hear it from anywhere, and we were actually thankful that we were not right on the beach close to where it is located (another plus of Baja Bungalows). We will definitely return to Cabo Pulmo and stay at Baja Bungalows again.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Portland, Oregon
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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Reviewed 26 December 2013

I stayed at Cabo Pulmo for one day with my family in the upper level of the main house. Ken was a superb host. He was always available to answer questions and provide helpful recommendations about the area. The hotel website is great too, with good driving directions. The room was very tastefully done with fantastic views of the Cabo Pulmo Bay. There was enough snorkel gear for all four of us, including wetsuits. Highly recommend Baja Bungalows for a restful vacation in Cabo Pulmo.

Room Tip: Definitely go for upper level rooms- they have a 360 views of the surrounding area.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 23 December 2013

Baja Bungalows is a wonderful get-away from the hustle of everyday life. Our place was huge with a large balcony overlooking the ocean and desert. It was very clean and well maintained with the basics...no microwave, TV, or toaster due to limited electrical access down there. We did use the ipod speaker setup to listen to music, and there is wifi. The owner Kent, even had Xmas lights up!
Baja Bungalows is walking distance to everything, but you definitely need a car or truck to get there...the dirt road in is rough and takes 20 minutes. We met some other really wonderful people who were staying there. Kent, the owner invited me and my boyfriend to join him and his friends for dinner at Titos our last night. What a lovely place in the middle of nowhere!

Room Tip: We were on the second level of the the house in the back, which had a spectacular view. I saw a bea...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Baja Bungalows
Address: Cabo Pulmo, Cabo Pulmo, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Sur > Los Cabos > Cabo Pulmo
Amenities:
Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Cabo Pulmo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Baja Bungalows Hotel Cabo Pulmo
Baja Hotel Cabo Pulmo

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