This is the time of year we must haga juegos
malabares – or as you say “juggle” our time with
all our guests, reservations flooding in,
redecorating, the start of the 2006 fishing
season and everything else that goes with
running a First Class Resort. Luckily, the we
wouldn’t have it any other way.
year, you might find more fishermen in bowler
hats instead of the usual beisbol caps.
There was a very good story about Hotel Buena
Vista Beach Resort in the London Times Travel
Magazine and we almost immediately began
getting inquiry and reservations calls from
Great Britain and other European countries. I
imagine we’ll have to do a little converting
from room temperature beer to ice cold cerveza,
but I think we can handle that.
room decorations – new
drapes, bedspreads and other accessories – that
we described last month are nearly completed and
should be a done deal by the time you read
this. March 1 was our target date and it
appears we’re right on schedule.
hotel is 100% full this week with a corporate
group that has kept everyone hopping. This
reminds us to remind you to keep us in mind for
a football team reunion, business meeting or
mini-convention. Despite a few blustery days
with grumpy waters, fishing has been
unseasonably good during what has been described
as a mellow winter and we look forward to spring
A Word to the
Wise: A number of weekends in May,
June and July are already 95% to
100% sold out, so if you’re thinking of
arranging a summertime appointment with one of
our tuna, marlin, sailfish, dorado or other
fish, you need to get serious about making
reservations. There are still some openings for
the Western Outdoor News Fishing Fiesta in April
hosted by the one and only Kit McNear,
read more in this month’s in the news section.
Guests, both old and new have been
enjoying fishing, snorkeling, touring or just
relaxing under the late winter sun. Among them
was newcomer Patricia Calwell from Buena
Vista’s Sister City of Victorville, Calif. (We
bet you didn’t know Buena Vista had a Sister
City, did you?) Other guests included Mike
Carpenter from Sacramento and Christopher
Brown from Santa Barbara. Mike Johnson
from Santa Cruz was here with a group of five;
they fished three days and had a great time
touring around and snorkeling. Nina Robinson
from Venezuela hosted a small retreat of 10
guests from the Dzogchen Community and
taught a class.
The Valdez Family
In the News
A very nice supplement about our area came out
in our Southern California Fishing weekly Bible,
Western Outdoor News, regarding the up-coming
Fiesta de Pesca, we invite you to read more
click here to
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tidbits of Hotel Buena Vista's History
Did you know?
LAST MONTH’S QUESTION OF THE
MONTH: Of all our
captains, who is our oldest in years of
service? An extra Margarita if you can tell us
the number of years?
Nobody got the
answer, which is Felipe Ruiz, who
captains the Yanet with long time teammate,
been part of Team Buena Vista Beach Resort for
25 years – a quarter century! He started on our
boat the Jindo (pronounced Hindo) and has been a
true and loyal friend to our family ever
since. Today, he is an “independent captain,”
the only independent skipper in our fleet. He
married our Chief Cook, Amanda Maklis, who
worked with us until she retired about eight
Felipe is a community leader and we are
proud to have him with us as a captain. A
highlight of Felipe’s fishing career in the Sea
of Cortez was the broadbill swordfish estimated
at 800-pounds that he fought for 28 hours and
lost at the boat! And some people think a two
hour fight with a blue marlin is tough.
We were somewhat
surprised that none of Felipe’s loyal clients
knew the answer. We did expect to have anwsers
from long time Felipe's friends such as Dick
Daily, Charlie Lewis and Frnak, Ron
and Kathy Viodes, Mr.and Mrs. Rayner
and the Diaz'. Many incorrectly answered
Jesus Araiza, who is oldest skipper, but
not in terms of working with us.
Contest of the
THIS MONTH’S QUESTION OF THE
Name the captain who won the prestigious award
for the most striped marlin released in the
world. And what year did he won it:
will win a certificate for a day of fishing with
There will be a free fishing trip for the first
Fish Stories &
For Those Little Bastards
It is a
lovely story, but you just have to read it to
Click Here to read this story
Guests enjoying a winter day in our Resort,
Well, what can we say, it's still our winter!!
Here for January 2006 Fish Total
Hotel Buena Vista's Ceviche de Pescado!
This for those who didn't get it
You're home, and you've got plenty of dorado (or
whatever) in the freezer. Craving a Buena Vista
moment? Want to transport yourself back to the
Swim-up-Bar for a late afternoon snack and a
cerveza? Then thaw the fish, make some ceviche,
grab a beer, open a bag of chips and party on!
2 lb fillet of fish (dorado or other white
3 to 4 tbsp finely diced serrano chile
1/2 cup diced white onion
1/2 cup diced tomato
1 cup lime juice
cilantro, salt and pepper to taste
saltine crackers or tortilla chips
Marinate the chopped fish in lime juice
until fish is white-about 2 hours. Mix in bowl
with all other ingredients and serve with
saltine crackers or tortilla chips.
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