Where to Stay in the East Cape Region of Los Cabos, Baja, Mexico

Fishing resort on the Sea of Cortez in the East Cape region of Baja, Mexico
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THE EAST CAPE OF BAJA'S BEST HOTELS AND RESORTS

Located about an hour and a half's drive north of Cabo San Lucas, the East Cape is much different than either San Jose del Cabo or Cabo San Lucas... it could probably be called the anti-Cabo to those that prefer a much quieter, shady spot under a palm tree getaway. It's pretty sleepy here, but it sure feels good. Fishing is the primary reason folks come here so it makes perfect sense the largest fleet of sport fishing boats in all of Mexico calls this area home. The East Cape, including the towns of Los Barriles, Pescadero and La Ribera, is so famous for their affordable fishing vacations that some would think that's all there is to do. But that's not the case. Sure, you can take part in the usual resort activities like kayaking (and kayak fishing), snorkeling, jet ski's, ATV rides... but here you're also close to some remarkable finds in the interior of Baja Sur.

Any of the hotels and resorts in this slow paced community can hook you up with tours to hot springs and waterfalls, ranches, even cave painting sites, just be prepared for a grueling desert hike to get to the really special places. The Sierra Laguna Biosphere, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a short drive away and hikes into the hot springs and waterfalls is fairly easy save for some loose ground on a precarious slope just short of your destination. La Trinidad is just right for the bone collector in the family as it's fairly common to find fossilized conch shells, shark's teeth and others dating back nearly 10 million years. Local wildlife experts also lead ATV bird watching tours, and from December into early April, whale watching tours to Magdalena Bay. Needless to say, although the East Cape doesn't offer all the glitz of Cabo, it still has lots to offer the non-fishermen in any family. But don't hold your breath... this area is going to change pretty quickly with the a new mega-development called Cabo Riviera with marina, hotels, condos and private villas with docks.

WHERE TO STAY IN THE EAST CAPE REGION OF BAJA

Fishing resort in Baja's East Cape, Hotel Buena Vista Beach Resort
HOTEL BUENA VISTA BEACH RESORT
Owned and operated by the Valdez family, the Buena Vista Beach Resort is a mid-priced resort that's best known amongst the fishing crowd. Several fishing tournaments take place here each year, including the Bisbee's East Cape every July. Like some of the other hotels in the East Cape, they have their own fishing fleet and offer packages that include your fishing, room and meals. The resort offers both European (no meals included) or their American plan with meals included. Watch a complete tour of the resort below.


Resort features include: 
• Swimming pool with swim up bar
• Massage and salon services
• Oceanfront restaurant
• Kayaks, jetskis, ATV's
• Sport fishing fleet
PHONE: 1-800-752-3555 (from the US)
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VIDA SOUL
Located beachfront in Vinorama, East Cape this is a brand new boutique style hotel that's pretty darned hip. Modern, minimalist design houses the hotel and the Crossroads Country Club restaurant and live music venue.
Resort features include: 
• Live music performances weekly
• Oceanfront rooms with unrestricted views
• Onsite restaurant and bar
PHONE: 011-52-1-624-157-9569 Intl.
624-157-9569 Mexico
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Map showing the East Cape region of Baja Sur, Mexico
Look at the right hand side of the map above and work your way north from Cabo San Lucas to find the East Cape region of Baja Sur which includes Los Barilles and Cabo Pulmo. Map courtesy of the Cabo travel specialists from CaboVillas.com.

Agave Hotel and Cantina in Baja's East Cape
AGAVE HOTEL AND CANTINA

A former private residence turned hotel, the Agave has a total of 6 standard rooms, a two-bedroom, 3 bath suite with full kitchen and a seperate Casita at the pool level. You can also rent the entire property that spans 8,000 square feet of living space for a groups of up to 18 people.
Hotel features include:
• Pool
• Beach front location with direct beach access
PHONE: 1-760-275-0339 (US number)
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RANCHO LEONERO
This is a fisherman's destination with 34 air-conditioned rooms or bungalows. They operate on an American plan with 3 meals included, daily. Room rates start around $125 a night.
PHONE: 1-800-646-2252 (US number)
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