In 1976, Jesus "Chuy" Valdez, a young entrepreneur, his wife and his mother, opened a fishing lodge, Hotel Club Spa Buenavista. With the support of his family, and other important people in the fishing and travel industry, they embarked on this challenging but fulfilling adventure with the goal of exceeding their guests’ expectations. Now, with the second generation in charge, Esaul, Axel and Felipe, Hotel Buena Vista Beach Resort still embraces the same philosophy that continues to set them apart and above the other resorts in the area; this is, “You come as a guest, you are treated as a friend and you leave as a part of our family.”….Welcome! The Valdez Family
More like the Mexico of the mid-1960s, the East Cape area is far from the frenetic energy of Cabo San Lucas, and much more relaxed than the bustling capital of the state Baja California Sur, La Paz. The area is anchored by the villages of Los Barriles and Buenavista on the East Coast of Baja Sur. The 100 miles of intermittent rock and secluded white sandy beaches extends from San José near Baja's tip to Las Arenas below La Paz. The backyard is the Sierra de La Laguna mountain range, dedicated as a Global Biosphere Reserve in June, 1994; it makes for a beautiful backdrop.
Baja’s East Cape is easily reached by commercial or private airplane, boat or car; and our resort makes it even easier by providing ground transportation from both Los Cabos and La Paz Airports.
The jumping marlin fountain at the resort’s entrance celebrates its sportfishing heritage – a prelude and introduction to the terraced hillside facing the beach. There are softly gurgling fountains, carefully manicured lawns with stately coco palms, tropical fruits and plants accentuated with fragrant flowers. The landscaping provides an oasis-like setting for Mediterranean-style cabanas, pools, restaurant and bars.
An underground river of natural hot springs flows into the Sea of Cortez and provides the resort with a unique feature that reflects on the beautiful hotel’s landscape, which is famous among the Los Cabos residents for its collection of hibiscus and other tropical plants in the middle of the Baja desert. The comfortable rooms are spacious and cozy, beautifully decorated in a traditional Mexican style. Staying true to the resort’s concept that you are here to enjoy our natural outdoor beauty, there are no televisions in the rooms.
The kitchens and cantinas of Mexico are a vital part of our lifestyle; and nowhere is that more evident than Hotel Buenavista Beach Resort’s El Navegante Restaurant, El Pescador Bar and La Palapa Swim-up Bar. El Navegante and El Pescador overlook our spacious terrace with views of the beach and glittering Sea of Cortez. La Palapa Bar is part of our pool complex and is perfect for a relaxing afternoon with a cold drink. A passion for fine cuisine and fresh ingredients has distinguished Hotel Buenavista Beach Resort since its beginning when Doña Rafaela would personally choose the ingredients each day. Our chef will amaze you with his traditional homemade Mexican dishes as well as the variety of recipes he has for your day's catch.
Southern Baja and East Cape – near the end of the nearly 1,000 mile long Baja Peninsula – was virtually undiscovered in November, 1976, when Jesus “Chuy” Valdez, and his wife Imelda, leased the vacation retreat of Mexican General Agustín Olachea, two-time governor of Baja California Sur. They were sure it would be an idyllic location for a fishing resort with its rugged natural beauty, world-class sport fishing, secluded white sand beaches and pure underground hot springs. They named it Club Spa Buenavista and opened with 13 rooms. Valdez purchased the property in 1981. They completed the expansion to 60 rooms and suites in 1992 and changed the name to Hotel Buenavista Beach Resort to reflect its all-encompassing status as more than just a spa.