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LA BUENA VIDA NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2004
LA BUENA VIDA EN BUENA VISTA

"The good life in Buena Vista........."

ON BEHALF OF THE VALDEZ FAMILY AND THE HOTEL BUENAVISTA BEACH RESORT STAFF OUR BEST WISHES FOR A

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

October 2004 

 

As we told you last month, fall is the most beautiful time of year here as the East Cape is transformed into a tropical thorn forest. We had three storms in October, mild ones, but everything is amazingly green right now. The water is cooling down, with current temperatures in the high 70s and low 80s. Daytime temperatures are consistently in the mid-80s and evenings are perfect. If you visit us later this month, bring a light jacket for the evenings. 

 

October was a great fishing month. From the 8th to the 11th we hosted the 8th Annual Chuy’s Catch and Release Tournament. This is always a laid-back and fun event, with lots of our neighbors in Buena Vista and Los Barriles participating as well as hotel guests. Read all about this year’s winners in our Fish Stories.

 

Along with the tournament contestants, a lot of other loyal guests visited us this month, proving that October is indeed a special month here. David Dial and his wife came; Julie Miller and the girls from Oregon came; Mary and Buzz Fedorka from Colorado spent three weeks with us. Andy Tersteeg and his buddies from Chicago came to fish their brains out. Daniel Cooper’s group came from Colorado. A big group of anglers from Monterrey, Mexico came under the leadership of Gregorio Lecea. Our long-time amigo, Peter Webber came with a group from Huntington Beach, CA. Fiesta Sportfishing sponsored a tour led by David Palmer. Jim Peeples came with his family and Dan Hernandez and Tim Madden also brought a group down. We hosted yet another wedding this month as well. Local Americans Rory and Jill Everts tied the knot with us. Congratulations!

 

Esaul wants to remind you that from the 12th to 19th of January he will be hosting a first-ever combination Hunting/Fishing Tour. Sign up and you’ll fish for 3 days and then head over to Los Mochis on the mainland for another 3 days of duck hunting.  Click here for further information and call us to book your trip.

 

The new 2005 schedule of events has been published on our website follow the link below to program your next vacation. 

 

As always, we thank all of you for your continued patronage over the years, and we hope to see you very soon!

 

The Valdez Family


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

BUY YOUR FAMILY A PASSPORT TO PARADISE BY JOINING OUR NEW BUENA VISTA VACATION & FISHING CLUB

Purchase 70 days’ stay at the resort now, with 20 days fishing included and save 50%. Stay a minimum of 2 days several times a year, or come for a week every year for ten years. The program is flexible and it will make family vacations a lot more affordable. Other hotel services, such as food and beverages, additional boat rentals, transportation, tours and rental cars will be offered at a 20% discount to club members. Massage treatments will be 15% off. This program is based on double occupancy, either standard or deluxe rooms. Contact us today for all the details!

 

DECEMBER IS ANOTHER MONTH FOR BIG SAVINGS!

 

STAY WITH US FOR 3 NIGHTS, GET THE 4TH FREE!

-or-

STAY WITH US FOR 5 NIGHTS, GET THE 5TH AND 6TH FREE!! 

This offer is too good to pass up, and it’s good all November AND December this year. Based on double occupancy, American plan (meals included) rates. There are no blackout dates during the holidays, so bring your family down for a Baja-style Thanksgiving or Holiday Season. 

 

SIGN UP TODAY FOR THE FIRST ANNUAL FISHING AND HUNTING TOUR JANUARY 12 TO 19, 2005

Join us for the ultimate sportsman’s vacation—three exciting days of sport fishing, followed by three days of duck and dove hunting on the most prolific hunting grounds you’ll ever see, on Mexico’s mainland. Click here for all the details!  

You can now see this specials and more new 2005 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?

 

Last month’s contest did not have a winner. Again! Some people got part of it right, but not all of it. So here is our little known tidbit of information for the month. General Augustín Olachea who was the governor of Baja Sur back when it was a territory (not even a state) built the original structure that became Hotel Spa Buena Vista. He was actually governor twice, once in the ‘50s and once in the ‘60s. Yes, it was used as a vacation home, but the real reason for it being here was that he had rheumatoid arthritis and the natural hot springs on the property helped ease his pain considerably. So, the exact location was chosen for those hot springs. He built the stairway that goes down to the well, which is where he would go for his treatments.

 

General Olachea was an interesting guy. He was a great promoter of education. Back then, villages and ranchos were very isolated and the only way he could educate the children was to build boarding schools for them. Of those he built, only the school in La Ribera is still operational. The others were replaced by traditional elementary schools as the area grew. General Olachea was also chief of the armed forces in Mexico, and built El Monumento on the hill behind the resort. Every time he was in Buena Vista, he would present the honors and raise the Mexican flag over his home.

 

 


Contest of the Month!

This is a 2-part question. What were the two first fishing tournaments ever held at Buena Vista Beach Resort? Who were the promoters of these events?

 

Get this one right and you will win a day of fishing on a super panga! Email us at info@hotelbuenavista.com

We have a date left this month that you may want to keep in mind to start getting things ready for next year. Tune into the Outdoor Channel for great shows about our resort.

 "A Shining Jewel" will rerun on Monday evening, November 29, 2004. same time.

 


Fish Stories & Adventure Stories

Chuy’s 8th Annual Catch & Release Tournament was held this year October 8 – 11th. Nineteen teams participated, both loyal guests and neighbors from Buena Vista and Los Barriles. Once again, a lady took the honors! Carol Brown, a neighbor here in Baja won first place with one blue and one striped marlin. She was fishing on the Oso Negro with Captain Carlos Castro, who won $200 for being the top captain in the tournament.

 

Second place went to Daniel Haulot of Novato, California who released a blue marlin and a sailfish. He fished on the Vanessa with Captain Santiago Cota, the second place captain.

 

Third place went to Ken Goddsell of Nasha, New Hampshire who won with two striped marlin, one dorado and two tunas. He also won the Tuna Jackpot. He fished with Captain Alex Castro on the Dusty B II. Third place captain went to Vicente Cosio on the Dusty B III. Anglers Togo Hazard, Bodo Meschkat and Bob Angello would have won third place if they’d fished separately, but they chose to fish as a team and thus missed out.

 

Twenty-four billfish were released in this tournament. Michelle Weirzbanowski who fished with Captain Carlos Algundez aboard the Carleste won the Dorado Jackpot. As you can see from the photos, a great time was had by all!

Click Here for October 2004 Fish Count


In the News

This month story comes from Western Outdoor Magazine, a magazine that has been and continues to be one of the biggest supporters of our beautiful peninsula. This article was published last year, but there is another great one in this month's issue. 

Click here to read: Jewel of Baja's East Cape And the Valdez family's Dream Come True by our friend Ann Hazard


La Cocina

HUEVOS RANCHEROS

 

Huevos Rancheros are a traditional Mexican breakfast, and they’re the perfect way to start a big day on the water. Our recipe originated with Chuy’s mother, Rafaela. They’re terrific with frijoles, buttered tortillas and fresh fruit and perhaps a round of Bloody Marys if you're so inclined. Serves four.

 

8 eggs

4 tbsp butter or margarine

salt and pepper to taste

8 corn tortillas

1/2 cup corn or canola oil

4 cups Salsa Ranchera (you can buy this canned in the Mexican section of any grocery store)

2 cups Jack cheese, grated

 

Fry eggs in butter in skillet while heating salsa in a saucepan. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Fry tortillas flat in corn oil in small skillet. Drain on paper towels. Place one fried egg on each tortilla. Top with salsa and grated cheese. Place under broiler for one minute or until cheese is melted. Serve immediately.

 

For more great Baja recipes and party ideas, and to check out Ann Hazard’s books, visit http://bajamagic.com.

 

 

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