Hotel Buena Vista
Beach Resort damage update after hurricane John
I hope everyone is doing well.
We had a very strong
hurricane, thankfully we had all prepared and there was no
personal injuries, but the community was devastated with
infrastructure damage to homes, roads and services. We are
getting back to normal and we definitely need your support,
please avoid cancellations to our area, every reservation is
important for the whole area. We are back in full service
and today we sent the first boats out.
Below is the press released we
sent out on Sunday and here are two picture of the hotel.
Everything is clean now and yesterday we received the first
groups of guests, who are fishing today. Also the federal
government did an excellent job as they sent a crew of 600
men from the electrical federal company. They are in the
area restoring electricity and it should be back on starting
We have started working with
our employees to see their damages and to find the best way
to help them get their homes and families back to normal.
JOHN SLAMS CAPE;
EAST CAPE, Baja
California, Mex., Sept. 3 – Hurricane John slammed into East
Cape resorts at about 9 p.m. on Fri., downing trees,
breaking windows, damaging homes and power lines, but Hotel
Buena Vista Beach Resort escaped major damage, according to
marketing director Axel Valdez.
Axel, in San
Diego, was in communication with his father, Chuy Valdez,
via the Internet.
The large plate
glass window in the hotel’s Pescador Bar was broken, as were
about a half dozen other windows. Six of the resort’s
landmark palm trees were snapped in half, according to Chuy.
“But all our boats
were saved and except for the windows, trees and some
isolated tiles we remain intact and fully operational.
We’ll have boats out fishing in a day or two,” said Axel.
appeared to be headed in a westward direction past Cabo San
Lucas into the Pacific, but around 9 p.m. it suddenly veered
north toward the East Cape resorts.
essentially in the eye of the storm for 50 minutes with
hurricane-force winds. That’s when the trees snapped and
the windows smashed,” according to Axel. Ten guests rode
out the storm at the hotel; others had departed earlier on
Friday (9/1) when the path of the storm was uncertain.
“Thank God nobody was injured,” said Axel.
Prior to the eye
of the storm hitting the area, guests were in a “party
mood,” during what was thought to be just a rainy day.
Vicente Fox was scheduled to visit the area on Sun. (9/3)
Federal Electrical Co. is using Hotel Buena Vista Beach
Resort as its headquarters as they repair lines up and down
the coast, with about 100 workers living at the hotel. “We
expect to have full phone and electric service restored by
tomorrow (9/4),” according to Axel.
Airline service to
Los Cabos, which was curtailed for about 12 hours late Fri.
and Sat., has been restored as have the roads. “There were
wash-outs and flooded arroyos, of course, but everything is
now passable,” he said.
Chuy was saddened
by the nearby private homes that suffered damage. “These
are our friends and neighbors . . . our hearts go out to
them as they pick up the pieces and re-build their dream
vacation homes. We will offer them every assistance we
can,” he said.
Hotel Buena Vista
Beach Resort will be back at full operation and service –
including fishing boats – by Tues. (9/6.)
Hotel Buena Vista Beach
2220 Otay Lakes Rd.
Chula Vista, CA 91915
Tel. 619-429-8079 Ext. 5