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“Great Food, Poor Rooms, Bugs @ Beach, Far from Everything”
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Los Angeles Locos
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Tenacatita
Reviewed February 27, 2012

Great Food, Beautiful Beach, Great Weather, Hotel Service, and Ocean Views.

Poor Rooms, TERRIBLE Beds, Bugs at the Beach! (I had blood and bite marks for weeks after). The hotel location is VERY far from anything. 45 minute bus ride from the airport and no local shops or towns within walking distance. $35 dollar cab ride to the closest town.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 19, 2012

Of all the resorts we have been to in Mexico, this was far the best! We found it to be quaint, very friendly helpful staff, rooms were spotless, the food was awesome, entertainment was excellent and the best part was meeting the nicest people who all commented how impressed they were with this resort and most said they would not hesitate to come back again. We we're also impressed that there we're no vendors or time share folks hasselling us constantly. It was easy to get a great lounge chair with comfy cushions anytime of the day. The pool was clean and not once did we feel bored as there was always something to do. The beach was unbelievable with often sightings of dolphips or whales. Yes, we would go back again someday. This resort could almost be at least a four star!

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 17, 2012

Great tiime. The food was great. So much to choose from
the staff were great. Very helpfull and we are hoping to go back in Sept fingers crossed
best relaxing holiday yet. To all of our Blue Bay friends tahnks for a great holiday.
Karen and Craig Perry

Room Tip: It is very remote so you have to stay there but the resort and the people are brilliant, Enjoy yours...
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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 15, 2012

My wife and I love places that are not over-run with tourism and commercialism and it is getting harder to find places that fit the bill. This resort delivers! We were a bit tentative about some of the negative comments, but having spent a week, we have no idea what all the negative reviews are about; whether there were problems that have been addressed or if those with negative reviews should stay in Cancun we have no idea??? Regardless, this is what it claims to be; a 3 to 3 1/2 star resort. It is smaller than the mega resorts on the Mayan Riviera, but that is also part of the charm. The food has a definite Mexican flair, but we found it to be well prepared and fresh. Viva Mexico night was great, with fresh roasted pork, goat or fish, fresh salsa's and wide range of other dishes. The shows were excellent, especially on Viva Mexico night where they celebrate Mexico's past from the Maya to Viva Zapata....just great. The staff were warm and friendly. Because it is not a big resort and many of the entertainers at night also lead many of the activities during the day, it is not difficult to get familiar with them learn about where they are from etc. Our room faced the ocean on the opposite side from the pool. At night we had the door open and fell asleep to the sound of the surf. Our room was clean and well maintained. Again no complaints. We did hear that people facing the pool also had a great view but at night found it a bit noisy; having to close the patio doors. We went snorkelling at Tenacatita reef and it was great; better than many Caribbean snorkelling trips we have taken. We went fishing, right from the resort, caught tuna which the chefs prepared that night. It was fantastic. While out on the water we saw a whale with her calf and plenty of dolphins (which you also see a lot from the beach) That brings me to the beach! WOW....Being the only resort on the beach (yes that means the place is a bit isolated) the place is incredible. The very first morning we walked the beach just as the sun was rising. By the time we reached the end and turned around to walk back, the sun had burnt off the mist that had enshrouded the mountains and the Sierra Madres came to full view...combined with the gorgeous bay and white sand and ...Double Wow! 'We have friends that may not have enjoyed it as much as we did; but then they love to get dressed up, go to a different restaurant every night, go to a different bar every night, rent Jet ski's and shop. To them seeing a whale and calf in the wild is no big deal. Therefore I would agree with some other reviews that if you are like our friends then maybe this is not the place'for you. For us it was great and we will go back!

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank Joe H
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Reviewed February 15, 2012

This was our second visit. The first was in 2007. We obviously loved it the first time, although there were some issues with food and maintenance during our first visit. The resort now appears to be under new management and there was a noticeable improvement in the food. The cuisine is still predominantly Mexican in nature but was much fresher and far better prepared. The salads were very fresh, the hot food was hot, the cold food was cold, the addition of grills where fish, beef, pork or chicken is freshly grilled is a great addition and the Ceveche' was exceptional! Our room was newly painted and the bathroom was newly re-tiled. The room was clean and nicely decorated.The staff were wonderful. We not only felt that the service was good...it was in fact excellent. Rarely have we been to any resort where we felt the staff to be so welcoming (only the Salintas El Salvador compares). The pool area is very nice and given the modest size of this resort, not over crowded. The evening shows were great. Although predominantly in Spanish, this added to the shows authenticity, which celebrated Mexican-Latino dance, history and culture. Of course the resorts greatest feature is the unbelievably picturesque, 2 km. long white sand beach, located on a blue pacific bay, with a nice rolling surf (great for boogey boarding) nestled against the green-blue back drop of the Sierra Mountains. On numerous occasions we saw dolphins quite close to shore and whales further out. Best of all it is the only resort on the entire 2 km. long stretch of beach. Wow! Fantastic! If you love a smaller, more intimate resort, with a more authentic Mexican flavour, located on a spectacular beach, which a truly welcoming staff, this is as good as it gets (especially for the price). If you prefer a destination with lots of big resorts, plenty of restaurants, night life, shopping, para-sailing, jet skiing etc. etc. etc., or prefer meals that are "Canadian" then you may prefer other destinations such as Cancun or Neuvo Vallarta.

Room Tip: All rooms face the ocean...(again Wow)...but because this is a smaller resort, those facing the pool...
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 2, 2012

Great trip! Enjoyed ourselves and we didnt want to leave. We made so many good friends both staff and other guests at the resort. Entertainment goes above and beyond any other resort I have been to with their friendliness.
Loved that it was a large portion (75/25) Spanish speaking becasue it made us give some effort to learning the language and some of the culture.
Had a lot of extras included right on resort. we did jungle boat tour and took part in releasing baby turtles into the ocean. There was also horse back riding along the ocean and many activities throughout each day like beach volleyball, pool volleyball, water polo, beach soccer, bingo, dance lessons, spanish lessons and variety of evening entertainment (shows and interactive)
We would definately go back!

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 30, 2012

My son and I are disabled travelers and have gone to this resort for 2 weeks at a time for 11 years now, we are treated like family and, in fact a lot of memories here are of meeting other families from around the world and Mexico.
If you are looking for a party resort, this one is low key, more for families and geared to quiet private beach and mountain views.

Room Tip: corner rooms have big balcony and lots of privacy
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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Los Angeles Locos

Address: Km 20 Carretera Federal 200, Tenacatita 48989, Mexico (Formerly Blue Bay Los Angeles Locos)
Location: Mexico > Jalisco > Costalegre > Tenacatita
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Tenacatita
Price Range: $102 - $245 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Los Angeles Locos 3.5*
Number of rooms: 204
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A 4-star all inclusive resort located in the idyllic beaches of Tenacatita Bay, in Mexico's famed Costalegre, only 45 minutes from Manzanillo's Airport. Fulfill your dreams and connect with nature..take a jungle riverboat ride through the magical world of pristine mangroves or go horseback riding along our extensive beach. A haven of fun and relaxation for nature lovers and lovers of all kinds! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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