LA BUENA VIDA EN BUENA
"The good life in Buena
Saludos from the
April rocked around the resort. The first annual
East Cape Fiesta de Pesca was held from April 4 to
the 30th. Most local resorts and many
local anglers participated. See Fish Story for
Also visiting us this month was Geronimo Castro
from San Jose del Cabo who caught a 120-pound
striper aboard the Liliana with Marcos. James
Roots from Jackson Hole, Wyoming had a great time
with Juan on the Mosca. He caught five nice pargo
and four cabrilla. Glenn Davis of San Diego, a
frequent guest, also scored with Felipe and Reggie
on the Yanet. He reeled in nine pargo and a
cabrilla. Señor Togo Hazard, also a frequent
visitor from San Diego, caught three stripers one
day on his Dusty B III. Robert Cartrell caught one
striped marlin and a sailfish while out with
Victor Sr. on the Vamanos, but it was the next day
when he was with Victor Jr. on the Mosca I that he
caught several pargo and sierra and won second
place for the week in the Fiesta de Pesca.
Finally, Millie Meyer of McCall, Idaho caught her
first marlin while fishing with local amigo Terry
Hauswirth on the Tres Hermanos.
Early this month, a group of Buddhists returned to
the resort. Led by famed teacher Chogyal Namkhai
Norbu, they are building a temple and camp up in
the mountains near Los Naranjos Road. They stayed
with us for an average stay of five days, coming
from as far away as Venezuela, Peru, Mexico City,
New York and other places around the United States
and Mexico. As before, they all remarked about how
comfortable they felt here and what good energy
this area has. Spring Break (or Semana Santa as we
call it in Mexico) was a lot of fun, but not too
crazy. We had lots of families enjoying the hotel
and a lot of action around the pool.
Overall for the month, our guests caught over 120
striped marlin, 66 pargo, 26 tuna, 5 dorado, 12
roosterfish, 40 ladyfish, 25 skipjack, 12
sailfish, 30 cabrilla … and some little dudes too.
May is already proving to be a record-setting
month with perfect weather and fishing conditions
… but we can’t tell you about that yet. You just
need to come and see for yourselves!
We want to
remind you again that TV host Ronnie Kovach will
be at the resort from June 27th to July
1st. They’ll be shooting footage for
the show, Ronnie will be around for a casual talk
on fishing tips in the bar, so you can get some
insider information and enjoy a Margarita at the
same time! He will also have lots of cool stuff to
give away, so you might want to mark this on your
A news flash
(to see if you’re really paying attention): We
just discovered that Esaul’s wife Lety is pregnant
with their third child. Expect the stork in late
January! Congratulations Lety and Esaul! Also the
youngest of the Valdez family has returned back to
join the hotel staff. After majoring as a
Industrial Engineer from Monterrey Technological
worked as a technical consultant for General
Electric Plastics for over a year. He will come
back to help Esaul in the day
to day operation in the hotel.
This photo is of Mr. Klinger and Mr. Anglesio,
who have been fishing buddies down here for many
years. Mr. Klinger and another longtime guest, Mr.
Stock have both been unable to visit us this year
due to health problems. Our prayers are with them
both for a speedy recovery.
fish will be here when you come back, hurry then
and get healthy. The fish will be awaiting
for you down here!
As always, we greet you with open arms and wide
smiles and look forward to your next visit to the
Jewel of the East Cape. And of course, 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!
JUNE 16 – 20TH
… BIG TUNA BILL GHISELIN’S ROD & REEL RADIO
Join radio host
Big Tuna Bill Ghiselin on his annual fishing trip.
Where you will enjoy great fun, prices and be part
of his live radio broadcast from the resort!
Fishing Expedition School from June 27
through July 1st
TV Host and
professional angler Ronnie Kovach will be down to
film his show live in Buena Vista at the hotel.
Join us for great fun, prices and be part of the
JULY … ALL MONTH
Too good to pass up! All month kids under 12 stay
free in the same room with parent (s). American
(meals included) Plan only.
Visit here all our 2005
schedule of special events and promotions.
Or click here to book your reservation on line
Did You Know?
tidbits of Hotel Buena Vista's History
Did you know
Back in 1976, when Chuy first opened the hotel,
Suzanna Colyer flew into Cabo (back then the
airport was just a lonely palapa and a bumpy
runway) with her husband John and four boys. They
had planned to stay at Rancho Buena Vista,
figuring it was the only game in town, but when
they got there it was full. The desk clerk told
them of a new place just down the way that was
barely open. It was past midnight, the kids were
tired and cranky and Cabo was a very long way
away. So, they decided to check out the new place.
They turned east at Km 105 and wound down the dark
dirt road. They found the “hotel,” but there were
no lights on and not a single soul was around. Not
to be daunted, Suzanna poked around and found the
kitchen. The boys were thirsty, but she was afraid
to give them any water, so she rooted around in
the refrigerator and found some orange juice.
Searching further, she found a couple tiny rooms
upstairs and a barracks-style room downstairs with
about eight beds. All six of them bedded down for
the night. Early the next morning, they got up and
watched the sunrise, realizing they had found a
very special piece of paradise. Chuy showed up and
with a wide smile, greeted them with a “¡Bienvenidos!”
… and the rest is history.
Contest of the
Last month’s question was: What year was the first
row of bungalows built? The answer is 1988 and the
winner is Andy Marcum who will get a night with
an hour of open tab at the bar on his next trip
This month’s question is: What year did the hotel
get its own phone line and how did one make a
phone call to or from the hotel before that?
Get this one right
and you will win one double quad for two people
and an exciting adventure tour in the mountains
with Steve Chism. Email your answers to:
VACATION & FISHING CLUB
After a few changes and improvements, we are
soon to announce the re-introduction of our
Buena Vista Vacation and Fishing Club. This time
Felipe Valdez will be in charge of the project.
For more information email or call him to find out
more about this great special.
Contact us today for all the details!
Fish Stories &
FIRST ANNUAL FIESTA DE PESCA
held April 4 to 30, 2005:
marked the first annual Fiesta de Pesca in the
East Cape. Most of the area’s resorts
participated, including Hotel Buena Vista Beach
Resort, Rancho Leonero, Hotel Palmas de Cortez,
Punta Colorada, Playa del Sol, Martin Verdugo’s
and Los Barriles Hotel. All the resorts pulled
together with help from Western Outdoor News and
the Mexican government to make this event an
unforgettable one. Each hotel was the official
weight station for a week and all the winning fish
went to that weight station, enabling the
participants to experience la vida at each
resort. The weather was perfect and the fish
cooperated with us as well.
for the first week was 14-year-old Hilary Eskelson
from Pocatello, Idaho with a 25-pound dorado. She
fished with Chuy on the Hakuna Matata. Second
place that week went to longtime friend Buzz
Fedorka of Telluride, Colorado. He caught a
9.5-pound pargo aboard the Vamanos with Victor. He
and his wife Mary stayed with us for three weeks
and also fished on the Dusty B III. Mary won two
out of the last three trivia contests for this
lots of other winners from other resorts. For
complete information, please log onto our April
album. Next year promises to be even better
with more prizes, more fun and more anglers!
Click Here for
2005 Total Fishing Count
In the News
This month's article will continue to talk about
the Fiesta de Pesca, this a recap of the first
week, but every week was about the same. To
go to the story
It’s coming on tuna season now in Buena Vista.
There’s nothing more popular this time of year at
cocktail time than a plate of sashimi—fresh right
off the boat. According to Chef Oscar, the key to
perfect sashimi is the proper cleaning and cutting
of the fresh yellow fin tuna. If you catch it on a
fishing boat down here, your deckhand will do this
for you, so if you freeze it and bring it back to
the States, it will be ready whenever you are. If
you catch your own, it needs to be killed quickly
and then bled out and placed in a mixture of ice
and saltwater. When it’s cleaned, it should be cut
with a very sharp knife, dipped in ice water after
each slice is made. First, the bones, bloodlines
and skin are removed and the tuna cut into large
chunks. If you buy your tuna at a grocery store,
make sure it is red or dark pink. Otherwise, it is
not “sashimi” grade. This recipe will serve 10 to
3 large blocks of fresh yellow fin tuna, about 2
1 cup soy sauce
½ to 1 cup Wasabe
Take a large chunk of tuna and cut it into a thin
strip, about 1/3 inch thick. Slice at a right
angle slightly across the grain using a very sharp
knife, so that your slices are no more than 2
inches long. Rinse the knife in ice water after
each slice. Arrange sliced fish on a platter with
a bowl of Wasabe and another of soy sauce. Serve
with toothpicks for easy dunking.
This recipe will be featured in Ann Hazard’s new
COOKING WITH BAJA MAGIC DOS.
Look for it in the fall. It will contain 80 new recipes, eight
years’ worth of new Baja adventures and all new
art! Visit Ann online at
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