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Small Hotels in Los Cabos

Six great places to stay in the San José del Cabo, Baja California, Mexico area:

El Delphin Blanco

This charming hostelry is in the small village of La Playita, a mile out of San José del Cabo. It offers the convenience of being close to town and a quiet location on the beach.

Continue on the dirt road away from town (southeast) on the way towards La Fortuna, Bahia Los Frailes, and Cabo Pulmo, along the East Cape, less than a quarter mile down the dirt road from the Corona beer store, take a right at the fork just past "Los Ricardos" restaurant. At the first juncture make a left and you come to a small, fenced-in mini-village. There are 3 cabañas with communal bathrooms and 2 casitas with private bathrooms.

The rooms have palapa roofs, are tastefully decorated, and there are hammocks and chairs and a grassy area out front. You can also camp with your own tent. BBQ and outdoor kitchen. The owner, Osa, a Swedish woman, will sit down and help you plan your stay, whether it involves fishing, snorkeling, arroyo exploring, or just lying in the warm sun. This is a favorite place among Europeans. Call for reservations, especially if you plan on staying during high season.

El Delfin Blanco S.A. de C.V.
Host: Osa Franzen de Lopez
Calle Delfines s/n, Pueblo la Playa, P.O. Box 147, San Jose del Cabo,
B.C.S. 23400 MEXICO
Tel 52 (114) 21 Tel (From US) 011-52-114-21212 Fax/tel evenings

La Playita Resort

The hotel is 100 yards from a vast beach great for swimming or bodysurfing (when the surf isn't too big). La Playita caters to fishing fanatics and it is on the town's main fishing beach. (A local boat (panga), which can take 4 people, is available.) To buy fresh fish you can go to the fish cleaning area around noon and see what the catch of the day is. La Playita's restaurant is famous for its seafood platters and indoor/outdoor patio.

There are also two Mariscos resataurants in town, both good, and a small stand on a back street alongside the hotel that serves great fish tacos. The hotel rooms are immaculate, large rooms with queen size beds, tile floors, and big showers. The outer common balcony is an ideal place for sunset viewing. CNN and HBO on the TV. There are fans and air conditioning, and a nice pool.

La Playita Resort, La Playita Beach, San José del Cabo
Joanne Ostrum, owner
USA number: 626-962-2805
MexicoTel./Fax from US: 011-52-624-24166
APDO Postal 437 23400 San José del Cabo BCS Mexico
Toll Free 1-888-242-4166

La Fonda del Mar
Bed & Breakfast

Traveling on the East Cape Road, three miles past La Playita, you come to a new bed and breakfast, La Fonda del Mar. Three palapas, 2 with queen beds and the other with a double and a twin bed. $50 per night includes breakfast for two. Tile floors. Shared shower.

Rooms include small table with chairs next to window that opens up 4-panel shutters with spectacular view of beach and sea. Quite isolated yet self-contained. The Buzzards Bar & Grill has four or five tables under a palapa on the beach and serves food and drink. A great place to stop on the way back from Cabo Pulmo for a beer and the sunset.

La Fonda del Mar Bed & Breakfast
Buzzards Bar & Grill
Denny, Judie, & Katie Jones, proprietors
U.S. Phone: (909) 303-3918
Baja Fax: 011-52-114-21916; Baja Cell Phone: 82415

Maxey’s at Shipwrecks

For those looking for a remote getaway, Maxey’s At Shipwrecks is 12 miles from San José del Cabo on the road to Cabo Pulmo. The road is dirt and slow traveling, with breathtaking views. Watch out for burros! In 40 minutes or so, turn left at the sign that says, “Maxey.” Enter through the driveway gate and park at the top of the hill. Remember to close the gate.

This is a rustic place, with one private room and windows overlooking the ocean and the desert. The room has a tile floor and palm-thatched roof. Queen-sized bed, desk, outside patio. Open-air stone shower has great views and it’s a short walk to the privy.

The kitchen is located at the lower main palapa, where breakfast is served at the ocean view table. Relax with your coffee and watch the many local birds. Other meals available upon request at additional charge. The desert is a hiker’s paradise, and the beach is a 5-minute walk where you can swim, surf, boogie board and beachcomb along the pristine sands. Several old shipwrecks are in the area for great snorkeling. Occasionally, there are late afternoon volleyball games. Return before dusk for margaritas and amazing desert sunsets from the privacy of your room. After dark, star gaze in the open skies and listen to the coyotes.

Airport pickup available, including a stop for supplies. Remember to bring a tennis ball for the dog. Reservations in advance required.

Maxey’s At Shipwrecks
Jeanie Maxey
In Mexico, Fax: 011-52-114-82787

A Petite Hotel

Marisol, petite hotel, opened its doors in June 1998 to provide personalized, polite hotel accomodations at affordable prices. The hotel marks a return to traditional values, quality and service that can only be found in smaller hotels. It has 8 suites all with ocean view, 200 meters from the beach, 2 full beds, AC, TV, small refrigerator.

Marisol is conveniently located along the main hotel zone road in Plaza Garuffi, right next to the beach in the quaint town of San Jose del Cabo, BCS, Mexico.

Marisol, a Petite Hotel
Marisol Garcia, proprietor
Ph. +52 (624) 142 2040
Fax +52 (624) 142 2050

Plaza Garuffi
Zona Hotelera
San José del Cabo, BCS
México 23400

El Nido

Located on a quiet street in downtown Cabo San Lucas, it is three blocks away from the original town square and five blocks away from the Cabo marina.

Four rooms have palapa roofs with one side opening out to a private patio allowing you to enjoy the incomparable climate of Los Cabos -- where the desert meets the sea. These exquisite rooms are equipped with 1 King-sized bed each, ceiling fans, and bathrooms.

Dining rooms & patios galore to immerse yourself in Mexican/Spanish quality and detail, surrounded by a breathtaking scenario.

El Nido
Ph. (213) 596 0238
Los Cabos, (624) 14 3 20 53