Stayed here for 2 nights in early February 2017. The place was clean and well-maintained. As others have mentioned, it's a bit awkward to have only a small partial enclosure around the toilet. If you're not staying there alone, the only way to get any real privacy is to boot your partner out of the place. That said...it's not a big deal. A couple of previous guests mentioned insect problems, so we arrived with an insect net for the bed. We had no problems at all. Two comments: 1. Make sure you get good , detailed instructions as to location of this place. It's not especially easy to find. 2. The beach is a short walk from the yurts. It's not "on the doorstep". Probably more like 300 yards away. All in all , a nice place to stay if you don't need fancy accommodations.
We spent two nights over new year and were lucky enough to meet the owner John. He was personable and close by but gave all the guests plenty of privacy. The yurts were simply appointed and tidy. Having spent a different new year on the Sea of Cortez camping, this was pretty deluxe. We could cook on the two-burner stove out of the wind and even check our email with fast wifi. We could bathe and use the facilities behind a thick wall behind our bed.
What made our stay especially wonderful were the hot tubs for each yurt. While we had to make sure we drew the tub by 6ish in the evening, it was no problem. It was nice to be able to wash off the salt water, look at the stars, and have a beer before making or going to dinner.
If you are expecting the Ritz and if using bins for your toilet paper (many places in Baja have fragile septic systems) grosses you out, this is not the place for you. If hearing your travelmate shower or use the loo grosses you out, this is not the place for you. If interesting local construction and having access to a lovely beach and sea in a quiet part of the world appeals, you've come to the right place.
Though modest the Yourts provided us with a place to call home for 2 nights.
Enjoyed feeling like a kid again at 63
Our Host , John , though absent gave us all the right directions to get there without ever searching for the place.
The people we met on site and all around were so friendly I felt I had been there for 2 weeks after just a few hours. The entire area is clean , people extremely friendly everywhere , food in restaurants is good and not so expensive. Fresh seafood is everywhere available,
Sights around Buena Vista abound, walks on the beach easy and confortable,
I would definitely recommend it to every Los Cabos Visitor to spend a few nights in the area.
For people looking for a little more than the Yourts - Palma del Cortez is a very good alternative at USD 160.00 per night .
Come on people , go and have fun
While in Buena Vista Community we went to San Antonio to La Cascada , an Oasis with a 43 ft waterfall down the San Augusto Canyon, don't miss this - part of Sierra La Laguna cost 90 pesos each - remember your entrance fees protect nature and keeps the place pristine.
We spent the majority of our 9 day vacation at the Ramadas in the sleepy town of Spa Buena Vista. We stayed in Yurt #2, with amazing views of the Sea of Cortez. A bit windy (note the owner's description of the winter climate, don't expect to go snorkeling), although it is a kiteboarder's dream! The hotel next door has a bar and restaurant which we took advantage of quite a bit. You can rent ATVs to get around on the beach or back and forth to town. Would suggest renting a car, would definitely do that next time.
Margarita, the woman who manages the property, was SO unbelievably sweet and generous. She even gave us a ride to town and helped interpret our conversation with the woman at the bus depot.
Part of their charm is also their downfall- you really are exposed to the elements (at least in Yurt #2). The last couple nights we were attacked by mosquitos so I'm thinking a net is in order, or bring some strong mosquito repellant.
We were able to cook every night in the kitchenette, and we used the outdoor tub quite a bit which was fed (during the day, not sure if you can use it at night) by the warm mineral springs underground. Not hot, but warm and natural water. Actually used that in lieu of the showers indoors which weren't warm most of the time. Think "glamping".
You can walk barefoot down to the beach which is only a block away. All the streets here are just SAND. It's lovely. Oh, and don't be surprised if on one of these walks you turn a corner and see cows and horses just chilling out on the corner. So great.
It is a very special place, and would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a way to visit Baja on a budget.
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Basic, quiet a great place if you are looking to relax, close to beach about 40min walk north on beach to Los Barillas