Just finished a 6 day stay in Cabo Pulmo on the upper floor of the "New House". A delightful accommodation with comfortable beds, stunning mountain and sea views, well equipped kitchen and gas BBQ. Every morning we greeted a stunning sunrise, local birds including a Gila woodpecker who visited us daily, doves, quail, and a medium sized lizard from our shady and pleasant deck. For sun lovers, plenty of places to sit and bask are found on the upper decks. This worked well for Judy and I as she loves to bask, and I need a bit of shady cover.
If staying for more than a few days bring most food items you want with you as Cabo Pulmo has limited grocery supplies and the nearest resupply point is a 30 minute drive away over a partially dirt road. Around noon on Fridays, a local farmer brings in wonderful organic veggies. He sets up shop just outside the Baja bungalows entrance, so take advantage of this inexpensive and delightful service if there over a weekend.
We purchased fresh yellow beans and tomatoes, he also had wonderful greens, leeks, peppers and a wide variety of other veggies.
Kent was away on holiday, something he communicated to us in advance, so we got to meet the delightful Veronica, who manages the property in his absence. The well equipped equipment room has wetsuits, snorkel gear, beach chairs, coolers and boogie boards (life jackets as well).
If you do not want to cook, Cabo Pulmo has some wonderful eateries. They are detailed in the binder found in the room along with a bird identification book.
The solar system works well, and with judicious electrical management, we had no electrical issues. I use a CPAP at night, so reliable power was a must. The clever use of white LED christmas style light strings provided wonderful evening ambience and plenty of light for getting about. For more serious tasks (cooking etc), plenty of overhead and under counter task lighting is provided.
The only thing to spoil the excellent, off the grid experience of Cabo Pulmo, is the loud generator located at the two story dive shop in the "resort". While it was not really noticeable when inside, it dominates the entire village when outside at night. Once it shut off (round midnight), the sound of wind, surf and an occasional rooster (we were there for a full moon) was all one heard each night. This is not a fault of Baja Bungalows, and would be a noise shared by most of the rental homes near town.
In Cabo Pulmo, people are friendly, doors unlocked, and chickens plentiful!
- Also Known As:
- Baja Bungalows Hotel Cabo Pulmo
- Baja Hotel Cabo Pulmo