My husband and I had a fabulous time on our recent trip to Baja. The Hacienda del Sol is a nice, peaceful place to stay and a good value at just over $50 a night for a studio apartment. We appreciated Eberhard and Renate's hospitality, and Eberhard is very knowledgeable about where to go for the best snorkeling, beaches, restaurants, sightseeing and more. We called him when we were pulled over by police and he convinced the policeman not to give us a ticket! Now that's good service! However, some of the things he shared with us included negative comments about women, Jews, Americans etc. - hopefully all in jest. If you don't mind hearing opinionated remarks and appreciate guidance from a local, you'll have a great time. Also, be ready to drive at least an hour or more each day. It's about a half hour each way to the Malecon (boardwalk along the beachfront in LaPaz) and about an hour each way to the nicer places for snorkeling or beaches. Don't miss a trip to the island Espiritu Santo - great snorkeling, sea lions, frigate brids, blue footed boobies and more. Enjoy your trip and give Eberhard and Renate a hug for us!
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It is always a pleasure to have such wonderful guests. Then we go out of our way to show them the most beautiful places in Baja, send them on trips not mentioned in any guide book, wonderful beaches, fantastic coast line drives and our "secret places" to hike, swim and snorkel.
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Of course there are not in "walking distance", but we thought it would be appreciated if we give away our "secrets".
There are many wonderful places very close to here and looking at Google Earth, we also have a nice sandy beach with shady Palapas to walk to.
It is also great sitting down with a "happy hour drink", talking with the guests, making some jokes about everything, but if you ask us for our opinion about President Bush, don't! We really don't have a very high opinion about him.
Just to set something straight, it is exactly 11 miles to the Malecon on a 4 lane and even if you obey the speed signs, which nobody does, you shouldn't use 30 minutes for this short distance. You might get a ticket for obstructing the traffic.
We are looking forward to welcome this guests again.
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