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“An Oasis of Peace” 4 of 5 stars
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San Jose del Cabo, Baja California Sur, 23400 | Pueblo la Playa, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #6 of 37 Hotels in San Jose del Cabo
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“An Oasis of Peace”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2010

As a previous poster has said, the initial reaction to the approach and appearance was a little off-putting but once inside things improved greatly. The staff are friendly and helpful and Osa, the owner, was constantly around with helpful advice and making sure we were comfortable. The room was well-appointed and the grounds well-kept, the hammocks a joy.
The beach is a short walk away and there are a small number of eating places within a short walking distance. Both were quiet with limited numbers of people around which was exactly what we wanted.
Off-topic. We came to the Delfin Blanco straight from the airport where we had been very disturbed by the timeshare touts. Generally, we are good at avoiding these guys but these were particularly good. Usual advice, don’t talk to anyone but go straight out of either exit. Outside there are collectivos/minivans. Again don’t take any notice when they say “the next one isn’t leaving for 20-30 minutes so would you like a taxi?” Insist on being put in one which is already filling up as that will leave within a few minutes. We paid 100 pesos each for the journey into town where we picked up a taxi for 70 pesos (for both of us). No meters in the taxis; we paid 50-70 pesos for most journeys. We don’t like unmetered taxis. Most places including Mexico City where we live they have meters.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2010

Most relaxing vacation in a long time. Osa's hospitality is warm and gracious. She even arranged to have some newly hatched turtles released and brought us to see them. We did lots of snorkeling and sunning. I would suggest investing in your own equipment if you don't already have some. We did and it was well worth it. Very safe town, though the dining options were limited. We rented a jeep and made almost daily trips to the lovely town of San Jose del Cabo for food and fun. Jeep was the only way to get to snorkeling beaches easily. A highly recommended vacation spot if you like peace, quiet and roosters crowing at dawn!

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2010

We only stayed one night, but the room was very nice (especially for the price). We were in cabana #2. Very cosy and the grounds are meticulously maintained. Kind of an oasis when you come in off the street. Most impressive was Osa (the owner) and how helpful she was. Although we were only there for one night, she arranged a rental car for us, gave us great advice and made our trip a whole lot less stressful (not that it was). Anyhow, I would highly recommend El Delfin Blanco if you are considering it.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Detroit, MI
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2010

We own a timeshare in Cabo at the Playa Grande and sometimes look for short overnight trips to get away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Cabo...We were pleasantly suprised to find this place from the reviews on tripadvisor...After a two night stay in Cabo we took off for 1 night at the El Delphin Blanco...I must admit, upon pulling up, I was a bit skeptical...But from the time we walked onto the grounds, we were welcomed like family...

We checked into the casita #4 with a king Sized bed and private bathroom...Everything was very clean and well kept...My wife is pretty picky too, so she is usually my barometer...She agreed, it wasn't the Playa Grande, but that is what made our 36 hours so special...It has the character of old Mexico, the way it used to be...

About Osa...What an interesting personality she has...First of all, if you stay here, you WILL meet her...She takes a lot of pride in keeping this place the way it is...She was very quick to respond to my emails before arriving and made sure that once we got there, she was there to meet us within minutes, as she lives right down the street from the casita's...She met us, and my wife and I jumped into here jeep and she gave us the grand tour of the small village of La Playita...She gave us advice on where to eat and even booked us a fishing charter the next morning...Food at Tommy's Barefoot cantina was pretty good, but a bit over priced IMHO...By the way Osa, if you are reading this, we caught 12 Sierra Mackeral, 2 Huge Dorado, 2 Trigger fish, and the captain even took us out to see the whales for and hour...All this in a 5 hour Panga trip for $140...Incredible...After our tour of La Playita Osa was kind enough to introduce us to her 2 beautiful dogs...My wife loves dogs...We were going to the beach anyways so she allowed us to take one of her dogs for a walk on the beach...That dog walked with us for miles before we got him home around dusk...Actually he led us home...

I have come to Mexico a bout a dozen or so times and have rarely felt this level of trust and safe athmosphere as I did on this short trip...I realize that when the road to La Playita is complete, this place, with the new marina, will be a shell of what it is now...But I sure hope Osa and the locals can find a way to keep the small town Mexico feel...

Don't get me wrong, we love our room at the Playa Grande, but to get away from the noise made our whole vacation!

Thanks Again Osa!

Robert Weingartz

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, GA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2010

It's difficult to rate El Delfin because it is so different from any other experience we've had. If you are prepared for the accomodations, it's a very nice vacation. Osa and her staff are genuinely wonderful and so helpful. It's probably not a good idea to book the casita if you are a party of more than two. (We had four).

The casita is tiny. Two beds and no room for anything else. Our luggage rested outside. Nice breeze thru the windows. A mini-fridge is helpful. Of course, the restroom and shower are in a separate room behind the casita, which was not a problem at all. The cabanas are slightly larger and have bathrooms and coffee makers. Very clean.

Very easy access to a most private beach. Five minute walk down to the marina. Osa will help you get from the airport to the El Delfin, arrange for taxis, fishing trips, whatever. Very helpful.

We had a very pleasant week. I can't wait to get back to La Playita again.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2010

My boyfriend and I stayed at the El Delfin Blanco for 5 nights over New Years. This place is a hidden gem. There are only 5 casitas and no luxuries. Our room was very clean, had a comfortable bed, a small refrigerator, and a coffee pot. The outdoor cooking area is fully equipped, although we didn't cook at all because there are too many excellent restaurants in the area to skip. However, the cooking area would be perfect for families or large groups.

The grounds are beautiful and all natural. There are plenty of tables and chairs, and even a chimneya. We enjoyed a number of camp fires with other guests in the evenings.

Osa is a fantastic host. She has a great deal of knowledge about the area and is always happy to help with dinner or day trip suggestions.

The property is 100 or so yards from the beach. This is the best beach we found in the Los Cabos area. The water is nice for swimming, it is never crowded, and perfect for lazy beach days.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2010

Spent 4 days here with 4 friends and had a wonderful experience! Osa is a very friendly and very interesting person to meet, always happy to recommend a place to eat or place to see. She also is very well connected throughout town, the taxi service she uses is friendly and punctual. Being so close to the beach was a huge plus, a short 5 minute walk and your enjoying the waves and sun in no time! We also made use of the outdoor kitchen located on the premises, which has everything you need to cook a great meal. Would definately return to this min-resort, a very wonderful experience!

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: San Jose del Cabo, Baja California Sur, 23400 | Pueblo la Playa, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Sur > Los Cabos > San Jose del Cabo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#6 Romantic Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#10 Family Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
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Number of rooms: 5
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