You’ll never go hungry at Hotel Buena Vista. Our food is world-class and plentiful. While the majority of guests choose the American Plan—which includes three meals a day—we also offer a pay-as-you-go meal plan (European Plan). If you choose the popular American Plan, you will be able to order off the menu at breakfast, lunch and dinner. You will also have the option of ordering a picnic lunch at no extra cost for your fishing trips and other tours.

Meals are served either in the lovely El Navegante Dining Room or outdoors, on our oceanfront terrace. Snacks, such as our famous Nachos, can be ordered poolside. These are not included on the American Plan, however.

To see your options, click here to see the breakfast and lunch menu and here to see the dinner menu.
Breakfast is served from 6:15 to 11 a.m. If you are going out in an early tour such as fishing and diving, it is very likely that you will have a buffet style breakfast, but if you are sleeping in, do not worry as you will choose from our extensive menu of our famous breakfasts. 
Lunch is served from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. You have two option if you went out in a tour, you can come in early and have a nice warm lunch in our terrace when you come back; your other option would be to take a box lunch for your tour. 

Dinner is served from 7 to 9 p.m. We normally serve "a la carte", but if you are during the full throttle of our season, it is very likely that we will have a buffet style dinner, with a different menu every night. Weekend is typical to have our famous "Taco Night", "Mexican Buffet Night" among other.

Many of El Navegante recipes are a tradition, as they were part of the many recipes of "Doa Rafaela Valdez", mother of "Chuy".
If you went out fishing, our best recommendation is to send your fresh catch to our kitchen, we assure you that you will be delighted on the different style we will bring your fish to the table. Try our famous ceviche or sashimi to get things started, then to have your fish cook in three different and delicious ways.
Don’t be surprised if hotel owner, Jesus “Chuy” Valdez or his sons, Esaul, Axel or Felipe hotel’s managers stop by your table for a visit at dinner some night. Their hands-on approach and interest in every guest will remind you once again that this is not an ordinary hotel!

Before or after dinner, meet old and new friends in the El Pescador Bar, adjacent to the restaurant. Keep up with the outside world by watching our big-screen TV. Check your email on one of our computers. Play a game or two of ping pong, or just hang out and sip your drink as the moon comes up over the Sea of Cortez.

The social hub of Buena Vista Beach Resort is the swim-up bar under the giant palapa at the pool. The beautiful fresh-water pool is the perfect place to unwind after a hard day of fishing or touring. It’s also a great place to spend an afternoon under an umbrella reading a book. Beach towels are available daily.


Hungry? Order up a plate of Nachos or a hamburger. When the boats come back from fishing and all sorts of people descend on the pool, you can be sure that someone will start up a wild game of water volleyball. Join in. What more could you ask?

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