"The good life in Buena Vista........."
Saludos from the Valdez Family!

On behalf of our family and the hotel's staff, Happy mother days!!!

April was a fabulous month—for fishermen, conventions, families, couples seeking romance and partying spring breakers. The weather was perfect, the fishing excellent and the sea warm, clear and inviting. Semana Santa (Easter week) was jammed. Not only was the hotel full, but there were campers up and down the beach in Buena Vista and Los Barriles. Everything was peaceful and friendly and a great time was had by all. The hotel hosted a Buddhist convention early in the month and a Taekwondo competition with boys from all over Baja California Sur just after Easter. To round things out, we were visited by a group of Catholic nuns at the same time!

Air temperatures stayed in the mid 80s the entire month and the water was consistently in the mid 70s. The flags have been flying big time every afternoon. Here is a sample of what the fishing was like during a typical week this month. Caught: 12 striped marlin, 2 sailfish, 43 dorado, 52 tuna, 1 wahoo, 8 roosterfish, 12 Jack Crevalle, 10 bonita … and more! It promises to be a banner year.

We have some great news. We have new patio furniture at the pool! The roofs have all been repaired too, so things are looking spiffy. Bookings are way up and rooms are filling up fast for the entire season, so if you’re toying with the idea of coming down and visit us, please make your reservation soon! Here is a hint on airline reservations. If you fly on Wednesday or Thursday it is a lot less expensive than during the peak days. We look forward to seeing you again. 

Special Deals and Events You Won't Want to Miss!

Up coming Special's Events

Join us for our Los Chinos Catch and Release Tournament, July 2nd-5th

Or Our 8th Annual Big Game Blowout Catch and Release tournament, July 23rd-26th

Summer Special's

August's Special: Stay 3 Nights and get the 4th free! Or Stay 5 Nights and get the 6th and 7th nights free. Book Now and Save Big!

September's Special: 2x1two stay for the price of one. Book Now and Save

You can see this specials and more in our 2004 calendar of events and promotions click here to visit

Or click here to book your reservation on line


Did You Know?

Little known tidbits of Hotel Buena Vista's History

Did you know … that the hotel’s restaurant and bar have not always been beachfront? Originally, the bar was at the top of the hacienda, all the way upstairs. It was a hoot. There were three old drunk guitar players who would entertain us for a beer and a few pesos. There was a parrot whose favorite phrase was “Hello *#$%!@.”  The restaurant was originally located right below it, in the old hacienda, next to what’s now the pastry kitchen. A few years later Chuy added a big patio for dining where the convention center is now. The view was all sand with only a few palms down the hill to the sea. As time went on, the row of rooms were built down south edge, along with the old pool It became a very happening place, especially in the early to mid-80s after a circular palapa bar was added. Our favorite bartenders, Ricardo and Ramiro (yes they were there) had to run upstairs to get food and supplies!

Contest of the Month!

Answer this one: The largest waterfall in Baja California Sur is located less than an hour from the hotel. What is its name and where is it?

If you know the answer to this two-part question, email it to us right away at and you will win a two-night stay for two people (meals not included) here at Hotel Buena Vista Beach Resort.

Last Month Winner: Mrs. Nancy Rayner and she wins a Deluxe dinner at the resort.

Fish Stories & Adventure Stories

HEY! These aren’t fish … they’re mammals! Every year 24,000 California Gray Whales migrate from the Arctic Ocean to the protected Pacific lagoons of Baja California Sur. The first ones roll in around late December and the last stragglers head out in April. It’s here that they give birth to their young and nurse them until they’re strong enough to make the long trek back up north.

Visiting one of Baja’s lagoons to hang out with the gray whales is an experience not to be missed. Nowhere else in the world are the whales so friendly and playful. Nowhere else will a mama whale nudge her baby right up to your panga so you can pet it. And, since it takes four hours to get from Buena Vista to Magdalena Bay, the southernmost whale-petting lagoon, it makes for an easy and inspiring day trip from the resort.

Arrangements for a car and an English-speaking wildlife expert/driver can be made through Angel Ortiz at the fishing desk in the Pescadero Bar. This past month Angel escorted three Spanish journalists to Mag Bay for an unforgettable encounter with the baby and mama whales. Put this on your “to do” list for next year, amigos!



Click Here for 2003 Total Fish Fish Counts and Total by Month

Click Here for January, February, March and April 2004 Fish Counts

In the News

Click here to read Ann Hazard Outback East Cape Adventure Touring in Baja

La Cocina


Easy, delicious and always a favorite!

Carmel Sauce:

2 cups sugar

¼ cup white vinegar. 

In a medium saucepan, mix sugar and vinegar. Heat on low to medium heat until the sugar has caramelized and is a nut brown color. Pour mixture into a flan mold. If you don’t have one, a nine-inch round, two-inch deep cake pan works well. Let the syrup set up in refrigerator while making the flan.


1 cup whole milk

1 can sweetened, condensed milk

5 eggs

1 tbsp vanilla 

Put all the ingredients in the blender and blend. Pour mixture into the mold or cake pan. Set this mold inside a larger mold (a ten-inch round cake pan works) filled a quarter of the way up with water. Bake for one hour at 325 degrees, Remove from oven and refrigerate for four hours. To serve, loosen edges with a knife and invert onto a platter. Cut flan into eight wedges.

For more great Baja recipes and stories, visit Ann Hazard’s Baja Magic at: 

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