We met the lady (Patti M) who owns the hotel on a guided trip out of La Paz about 1 year ago. Got to know her on the trip and found out about the hotel---she invited us to come stay the next year when we came to Baja Sur. We (4 of us) booked 2 rooms for 3 nights beginning on 10/31/2012 via email and had several email exchanges with Patti prior to arrival--one of which gave us directions on how to find her place in Los Barriles.
We made the mistake of getting to Los Barriles well after dark and missed a couple signs that caused us to be late getting to Los Pescadores but we finally made it and got a "welcome home" type reception with hugs all around. The bartender, Guillermo, helped us with the many bags (2 couples worth) we had and got situated in our very well kept rooms. The rooms are very comfortable, bed and pillows very nice and the bath and shower are reminiscent of typical Mexican hotels.
After getting settled in and having an adult beverage (margarita of course) we met Jill, the chef. Us 2 couples were the only ones staying at the hotel for the first night and Jill had made up a special dinner menu for us....thinking we'd be arriving earlier...but we'd stopped and eaten close to San Jose del Cabo and weren't very hungry. However, we agreed to split two entrees and share some cevice. All were excellent and I'm not much on cevice but her's was very tasty!
Patti went out of her way to make sure we had everything we needed during our stay including; providing directions to a very nice snorkeling area on the Sea of Cortez a few miles from the hotel, access to her computer to make some reservations at a timeshare in Cabo san Lucas, restaurant suggestions, rounding up kayaks for us at no charge, best bank to get pesos, a small but nice and refreshing pool and a bar that is a drawing card for locals--but they don't stay late. Friday night there was live music until about 10 or so but didn't impact our sleep.
As one other reviewer put it 'you enter as a guest and leave as family'. Hit the nail on the head perfectly. We'll go back and the price is right!
One other little tidbit---while we were there we found out that a specie of Ridley sea turtle had been nesting on the beach not 5 minute walk from the hotel. We went to see what was going on and found that a small group of locals had established a nursery for the eggs that was protected from predators and every day these young people would find the nests where the turtles and laid their eggs, dig them up and bring to the nursery and rebury them to the same depth as they were found. Each nest was given an ID showing lay date, number of eggs and approximate hatch date. In the early evening, just before dark, those nests who had a hatch date for that day were opened and the babies were removed. Unhatched eggs and immature babies were reburied in a little shallower hole to finish their incubation. The really neat thing is we were able to help release ~350 baby turtles that evening...just after dark. What an experience! And what a great thing this small group of locals is doing for the turtles to give them the best chance to survive. We were told that in about 20 yrs these babies (now mature) will return to the same beach to nest. WOW!!
If you want to get away from Cabo, La Paz, San Jose del Cabo for a day or several give Patti and Los Pescadores a try---you will not regret it. Los Pescadores means 'the fishermen' and Patti has a lot of fishermen who stay at her hotel and fish with her....so if you like to fish.....she'll take care of that too.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A little Hotel with a big heart. Our rates are affordable and our service is excellent.Located north of Los Barriles, East Cape, Baja California Sur. Our desire is to create an atmosphere where our guests enter as clients and leave as friends. ... more less
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