This is a historical hotel built in the 60s as a fly-in retreat for the rich and famous to go fishing. The building reminded of me old national park lodges. It was built using rock from the local mountains that is very tastefully combined with dark wood. The place is beautiful, placed on a bluff overlooking Sea of Cortez and mountains in the distance, surrounded by miles and miles of beaches covered in shells. We stayed in an economy room that was very nice, with its own little patio, comfortable bed, nicely decorated. They also had junior suites right on the water that were quite a bit more expensive. The place is lovingly being cared for. Immaculately clean, and the gardens are well maintained, with pieces of art mixed in. There is an outside seating right above the water, and a classy dining room with a bar. We happened to be the only guests there, without a reservation, so food selection was limited, but quite good. Good Margaritas, and nice cold beer. Nice fruit plate as part of a breakfast, and good coffee. If you have special diet requirements, call ahead, and maybe bring some emergency food with you. We used couple of sit on top kayaks to paddle around, which was a great fun. It was nice and warm one day, and little cooler and foggy the next day, but I was swimming in the sea anyway. There is a beach with easy access next to a shaded cabana right in front of the hotel. Pelicans and herons like to sit on the rocks right outside the restaurant. We LOVED our stay and want to come back.
Also the staff couldn't have been more helpful, friendly and professional.
A good Internet connection is available in the public areas.
The pool is beautiful and was tempting, but I prefer swimming in the waves. Both would probably too cold for some people in February.
Getting to Punto Chivato was not an issue for us, but we are hardy travellers in a 4WD truck that gets dirty and driven wherever. That being said, the dirt oad was totally acceptable for a 2WD car driving slowly. Wach for a settlement Palo Verde if driving on Hwy1 from north. The turn is at the end of the settlement and marked only with a faded sign, we missed it and had make a U-turn. It would be quite possible to do a day trip to San Ignacio to see the whales, and to Mulege ,but once you get to Punta Chivato, you may just never want to leave...Ever....
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Surrounded by the pristine waters of Santa Ines Bay, the legendary Hotel Punta Chivato reopened on August 1st 2000 under a new name: Posada de las Flores Punta Chivato. The property covers an extension of 7.5 acres in front of the Sea. Decoration blends the desert landscapes and deep blue sea with the Mexican - Colonial architecture of this resort. Punta Chivato is 56 km South Santa Rosalia, 42 km North Mulege and 182 km from Loreto's International Airport. ... more less
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