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“Loved La Playita - Would definitely stay again”
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La Marina Inn
Ranked #31 of 41 Hotels in San Jose del Cabo
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“Loved La Playita - Would definitely stay again”
Reviewed June 15, 2004

I absolutely loved this little Spanish style inn! Highly recommended if you are interested in fishing, relaxing and being away from tourists. Clean tiled floors, spacious air conditioned rooms and friendly staff makes for a comfortable setting. A small pool is centered in the courtyard and nearby a pair of iguanas inhabits the wall that overlooks the other side. Don't worry, they're too busy sunbathing to bother anyone.

It's off the beaten path, but if you're looking for something different from the tourist filled resorts, this is it. 200 yards and a dirt road separates you from a beach filled with pangas and locals awaiting your arrival to go fishing. You won't find any bikini clad bodies, but what you'll find are local children playing in the sand and swimming in the ocean. It's a bit secluded from restaurants and shops, but its a 5-10 minute drive into town. Having a car may be ideal. There is a mini mart footsteps away where you can fill up on beverages and snacks.

After a full day of fishing and if you catch any fish, you can take it to the Rusty Putter Restaurant/Sports Bar and they'll prepare it anyway you like it. They staff is friendly and the menu items are delicious.

I came down Cabo to go fishing. And not only did I catch fish, I found a place to come back to.

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Reviewed July 13, 2003

We wanted a place a little off the beaten path and a little out of the major tourist destinations, so La Playita sounded great. The hotel itself is lovely. Nice Mexican-Spanish style courtyard with a small pool. Nicely decorated clean rooms. Staff is nice and nearby resteraunt is good (though only open til 6pm). But, it's not right on the beach, but rather 100-200 yards away with several dirt roads in between (and cars driving by kicking up dust and parked in front of the hotel....quite an eye sore). There's some fenced off land in front of the hotel (also dirt) and the beach is full of pangas (small boats) and local fishermen hanging around (not ideal for relaxing sun bathing/swiming). Besides a small resteraunt and a food shop, there's nothing else around and it's a $5 taxi ride into San Jose. I would recommend this place if you are into fishing or as a stop over on your way out to the East Cape. But, there are better options if you're just looking for a nice, quite place near the beach.

PS -- Buzzards is not assocaited with La Plaita, but is a small resteraunt/B&B a few miles up the East Cape road.

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Reviewed February 16, 2003

Judi and Denny have created a comfortable oasis on the east cape. The rooms are delicious! Cool tile floors, ceiling fans and shuttered screen windows. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. The food at Buzzards is affordable and outrageously delicious. Their shrimp with garlic and tequila is perhaps the finest shrimp meal I've ever had. Breakfasts are substanial and range from fabulous pancakes to a breakfast burrito that will keep you fueld all day. Delicious margaritas and friendly conversation all while dining on the sand under a gorgeous palapa. Did I mention it's all sparkling clean? And friendly? Friendly! Off the beaten track with a spectacular beach and miles of open sky, water and beach...feels remote while being just 8 miles from San Jose. Wonderful! We had a great time. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed October 27, 2002

Title says it all. Clean, comfortable, close to the beach and fishing boats. Great staff good food. Very relaxing. I will go back

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Property: La Marina Inn
Address: Calle Los Pescadores S/N, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico (Formerly La Playita Resort )
Location: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Sur > Los Cabos > San Jose del Cabo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#14 Top resorts Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#24 Spa Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — La Marina Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 26
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La Playita Hotel San Jose Del Cabo
La Marina Inn Los Cabos/San Jose Del Cabo

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