Cremin's Casas is a great place to hide away and experience rural Mexico. Cabo Pulmo is a tiny town, and from Cremin's hill house you can see everything, including a great view of the ocean to the east and a desert mountain range to the west. You have direct access to 20 miles of hiking/biking trails in the mountains, just walk out of the house and up the dirt road to the right. You can also access the beach and pass several snorkeling and diving outfitters on your way. The best beach/snorkeling sites are at La Sirenita and Los Frailes (go all the way to the rocks to avoid being whipped by painful blowing sand). If you want to get to the reef that is further out from shore, you should hire a boat to take you (roughly $45-$55 for 2.5 hours).
After a long day of exploring the outdoors, Cremin's hill house is a great place to come back to for a hot shower, dinner, and a relaxing evening under the stars. Make sure to pick up groceries in a bigger city before you drive into Cabo Pulmo, and once you're at Cremin's you will be able to cook anything you like in his outfitted kitchen. One day he went to town (La Ribera) and brought us back fresh pompano caught only hours before. We took advantage of the grill on the patio and it ended up being one of the best meals of the trip. That's just one example of Cremin's hospitality. He lives right next door with his adorable dog and is like your favorite neighbor: always available to answer questions and trade stories, but never intrusive. He even left us a nice bottle of wine on our first day there (New Year's Eve).
The house itself is small and beautiful. The bed is ridiculously comfortable with a memory foam mattress and it is one of the best places to watch the sun rise and set. There is a really nice sound system, so bring your iPod. There is also great birdwatching from the patio. And, as you come down the stairs from the house, keep your eye on the tree branches to the left: there is a hummingbird that likes to hang out there.
Ultimately, if you are hoping to explore the outdoors by day and relax in a cozy, peaceful home at night, then you should stay at Cremin's.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cremin's Casas are a collection of beautiful solar powered thatched roof bungalow rentals in the East Cape village of Cabo Pulmo inside the Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort, there is also one more house located on the hill side with a fabulous view. Cabo Pulmo is one of the most beautiful areas along the Baja peninsula and is home to the only living coral reef in Western North America. ... more less