Located on the edge of the sparkling blue Sea of Cortez, 35 miles North of Los Cabos International airport and 70 miles Southeast of La Paz, Hotel Buena Vista Beach Resort is in the East Cape Area, one of the pioneer region in travel in Baja.





You will need a valid driver’s license and a passport or certified copy of your birth certificate to fly to Mexico. The airlines will provide you with the form for a Tourist Card, which you will fill out on the airplane and show when you go through customs at your entry point in Mexico. This Tourist Card is good for six months. Minors under the age of 18—who are not traveling with both parents—will need a notarized affidavit from the missing parent(s) giving permission for them to travel to Mexico. The airlines can help you with this.


As of October 2006 visitors traveling from the United States will require a passport to enter Mexico.




The easiest way to get to Hotel Buena Vista is by air. It’s only a short two-hour flight from San Diego, Los Angeles or Phoenix to Los Cabos, and the Los Cabos International Airport is only 35 miles away from us. Because it’s a major resort destination, Los Cabos airport (SJD) offers the largest number of international flights. We also offer pick up from La Paz airport even though it is an hour extra drive, but it sometimes a better option, especially during Los Cabos high season. La Paz International Airport is 70 miles northwest of Buena Vista.


Following airlines provide daily service to Los Cabos / La Paz:

To Los Cabos:
  To La Paz:
Alaska Airlines

America West Airlines



Continental Airlines

Aero California


American Airlines



Continental Airlines. Now operates13 non-stop flights weekly from Houston. Also they continue to fly from Newark, NJ .

Frontier Airlines. Now operate 3 non-stops per week to Cabo on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from Denver. They will increase to daily flights from November 7th, 2004 to January 8, 2005 and possibly beyond.

Aeromexico. Now operates 4 times a week from Ontario, CA on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. They also fly from Sand Diego non-stop daily to Los Cabos.

Delta. Daily non-stop services from Atlanta will be reinstated on Saturday, It will start on December 4th, 2004

United Airlines. Commencing daily service from San Francisco on December 16th, 2004 and 3 times a week from Denver on December 18, 2004.

American Airlines. Operates daily non-stop from Chicago (November 1st to April 15th). Also operates 3 daily non-stiops from Dallas through May 30 with 15 non-stops a week in June through January, 2005 with 2 flights on Saturday and of course the daily non-stop from Los Angeles.

America West. Operates 3 daily non-stop from Phoenix. But the good news is that they are commencing a new service from San Diego on November 1st, 2004 with four flights a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday) And that is not all, they are starting also a direct flight from Oakland, CA December 18th, 2004 this will fly only once a week for now.

Alaska Airlines. 3 daily flights from Los Angeles, 1 from San Diego, 1 from San Francisco and San Jose, CA.

Mexicana. Offers a daily non-stop flight from Los Angeles

AeroCalifornia. Offers a daily non-stop flight from Los Angeles

Northwest. Offers a daily non-stop flight from Minneapolis once a week from December 3rd to April 4th.

Apple Charters. A weekly charter flight fro Chicago and starting in February 2005 from Detroit.


Once you arrive at either airport, the driver of one of our three Tres Hermanos vans will personally meet you. Look for the man with the Hotel Buena Vista sign. Your name will be on it. He’ll help you with your luggage and you’ll be on your way. Make sure you let us know whether you’ll be flying into Los Cabos or La Paz and what your flight number and arrival time is. 

In case you’re thirsty after your flight, let your driver know and he’ll stop at a store near the airport where you can buy water, soda, beer and snacks. Forty-five minutes later (or an hour and half if you fly into La Paz), you’ll be checking into the hotel!




You can arrange to rent a car at the Los Cabos or La Paz International Airports. All major US car rental companies have outlets at these airports, but their prices are generally better when you make advance reservations. You can also rent a car for a day or two at Hotel Buena Vista, delivery charge will apply.

Driving directions from Los Cabos Airport

Head toward Highway 1, and follow the bridge over the road and take the turn to the north, which says, “La Paz.” You will drive about 45 to 50 minutes, most of it inland. When you see the Sea of Cortez on your right, you are almost here! Note the kilometer markers. Hotel Buena Vista is at Km 105, right before the tall, thin concrete monument on top of the largest hill around. You will see the sign on the right and follow it through our welcome arch to the hotel lobby.


Driving directions from La Paz Airport

When  you are driving down from La Paz, you also take Highway 1. Just as you leave the airport, about 5 miles, you will go right (left will take you away from town and toward Tijuana). You need to follow the sign that say Cabo San Lucas or San Jose del Cabo. You must not leave highway way. About 25 miles South there will be a sign to Cabo San Lucas and Todos Santos, do not turn there, that is the Pacific side highway, you must stay on the same road you are going. You will go El Triunfo, San Antonio and latter San Bartolo, after this last town you will drive about 20 more minutes and you will arrive to Los Barriles. Another five minutes and you will see the big flag poll, continue on a miles and be ready to turn left toward the ocean. Kilometer 105 is where we are. Follow the dirt road and you will see the welcome arch to our resort.





Identification and Other Legal Entry Requirements
Since you will be traveling almost the entire 1000-mile length of Mexico’s Highway 1, which stretches from Tijuana to Cabo San Lucas, you will need to purchase a Tourist Card. This card costs approximately $22 and is good for six months. In addition to a Tourist Card, if you are traveling south by car, RV, bus, cruise ship, or airplane, U.S. citizens are required to have a photo ID and a certified copy of your birth certificate or a passport.


When you drive, you are responsible for getting your own Tourist Card. Any consulate of Mexico, the Mexican tourism offices, some travel agencies and Discover Baja Travel Club in San Diego can issue this card. You can reach Discover Baja at 1-800-727-BAJA or www.discoverbaja.com.


If you don’t have time to pick one up before you cross the border, you can stop in just south of the border in Tijuana to get a Tourist Card. In Ensenada, pick up a Tourist Card at the Migración—Immigration Office at the port. It’s right on your way into town on the left-hand side of the road, across from the shipyard. Afterward, you will have to go to a local bank and pay your fee.


As of September 14, 2001, citizens of certain specified Middle Eastern countries must apply for permission to enter Mexico at least six to eight weeks ahead of time. These people should contact the Mexican Consulate nearest them for more information.


Mexican Car Insurance
Buy inexpensive Mexican car insurance at one of the drive-through agencies in San Ysidro before you cross the border at Tijuana. All you need is a copy of your current vehicle registration and valid driver’s license. Some U.S. car rental companies allow you to drive their cars into Mexico, provided you purchase insurance beforehand. If you’re planning to spend more than 10 days in Mexico, it’s cheaper to buy a year’s policy. An online search will yield many companies that provide insurance. Also … make sure your policy includes legal coverage, in the event of an accident. Please, don’t cross the border without Mexican car insurance.


Driving Tips
It is nearly 1000 miles from Tijuana to Buena Vista. If you are driving straight through, allow yourself at least two days. It’s not advisable to drive at night, as the road is narrow and without a shoulder in many places.

Get a cell phone that works in Mexico before you start out. Keep on the lookout for the green vans you’ll see from time to time. They’re called the Green Angels and they offer free roadside assistance to stranded motorists.



Los Barriles & Buena Vista Services
The towns of Buena Vista and Los Barriles are side-by-side and only five minutes apart. You can take a taxi or rent a car to into Los Barriles, where you can buy food, beverages and visit a doctor or pharmacy if necessary. There are also several good restaurants nearby. Stop in at the reception desk and we’ll show you where to go to get what you need!

Los Cabos Area Services
Since Los Cabos (the area comprised of the towns of San Jose del Cabo to the north and Cabo San Lucas to the south—with the corridor known as the Los Cabos Corridor in between) is a large resort, anything that can’t be found locally is less than an hour away. In addition to hotels, golf courses, shopping, restaurants, nightclubs and an array of tourist attractions, Los Cabos has modern medical facilities. Please visit the reception desk to find out more information about what’s available in Los Cabos when you are here.

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