May 16th to May 22, 2nd time we stayed at El Cardonal Hideway. Baja Mexico 1.30 hours north of Cabo San Lucas Airport. There is only two roads there one coastal and unpaved a 15 mile from Los Barriles will take 1 hour and is chalenging in a non 4 weel drive .
And another paved but you must pay special attention to the road and its huge side pot holes . Put it this way we would not drive at night . And certainly eyes peeled on the road during day. alternatively Mel can pick you up at the airport for a small fee
None the Less El Cardonal has 5/6 studios on the beach fully kitted with kitchen fridge freezer cooker , your barbeque in front of your studio a nice porch with table and chairs,
Wifi in the restaurant and Eddie the owner ,Marge and Mel are fantastic hosts very helpfull.
We stocked up for food and beer at Lost barilles supermaket, However in El Cardonal sleepy pueblo there is a couple small shops to get you by with your basics, and Chaito Tortillaria was a regular must for corn tortillas .
There is a couple of local Fisherman Vicente and Jose. You can always go to Jose house and buy some catch of the day fish to barbequeue by your studion on the beach or even Lobster tails from lobster caught Locally we got 3 Kilos Tuns of lobsters for approx 100 USD we had Lobstair for 3 days between 4 people You can see Jose and Vicente who are close by depart to sea or arrive from fishsing and come back, just walk up to the boat and buy your fish there.
Or you too can fish your own right infront of your studio, Mel thanks for the Fishing Rod, i was happy to catch my first fish.
You can also negotiate with them a day of Fishing or even a trip . We went and we not only were on a deserted beautifull beach with fantastic snorkling half the morning whilst Vicente fished but on return we managed to see and hang around over 1 hour with a pod of approx 60 dolphins . That was a unexpected treat. ade it very special .
El Cardonal hideway Beach when the sky is clear has a beautiful colours of jade , there are small pocket areas of rocks but also Sandy areas next to it or beyond rocks and with the offer of El Cardonal Free Kayak , you are very close to a spot Ideal also for snorkling.
Anyway pictures are on Flikr . I would totaly recomend this place if you like remote and quiete , if its just two of you can be too quiete, but with a group of friends you will have the place pratically to your selves and enjoy having fun toghether . There is no Timeshare reps , you can Just do what you want and relax .
In Addition Marge can also cook you Food or Snaks, at El cardonal restaurant and bring it to your Studion Porcje. try her Natchos.
Approximatly 6 or 7 miles away from El Cardonal theer are some Indian Rock paintings but you woudl never find it unless a local took you. Put it this way teh local people were great
The 4 of us had a wonderfull time and will be keen to return again, Hoping that Elcardonal does not change too much, On our last day prior to deparure we decided to drive to cabo San Lucas , we all looked at each other and said Now i know what i ma not missing. El Cardonal is a sleepy peace of heaven .
PS : when you land please don't talk to anyone ts all Time shares, go straight to Your Car rental or your holiday Rep. and another TIP National have the best Cars. for Car rental.
Eddie Mel and Marge thank you for a lovelly time.
- Also Known As:
- El Cardonal`s Hideaway Hotel
- El Cardonal`s Hideaway Hotel Baja California