>After reading all the recommendations here and calling Suntrips, I got a
>cheap flight to Cabo and plan to spend a week in Los Barrilles. Does
>anyone have any suggestions about which place to stay? I now have
>reservations at Mr. Bill's and Vela (Las Palmas Hotel). I like the idea
>of a smaller cheaper place (Mr. Bill's) and dislike the idea of all food
>included (at Vela), unless it is exceptional. But I'm a little wary that
>a small place will have a shortage of equipment.
>Anyone have experience with either?
I haven't been to either for several years, and the situation changes
every year (mostly it gets more developed), so take any advice with a
grain of salt.
Vela is more of a "downtown" scene. Hotel to the south, rv park to the
north, houses going up all around, first class gear and plenty of it. I
like the food just fine, and love the convenience of eating right where I
stay. I don't have any excess energy left after a windy day.
Mr. Bills is at a more isolated location. some folks like that, others
don't. The restaurant there is gorgeous, in a rustic meican/californian
way, much stone and wood and stuffed fish. Very good food the time I was
there - it was run by Gringos. Getting to some other place to eat would
involve either having a car or bumming a ride. I can't comment on Bill's
gear, because I haven't seen any of it, but his beach has many rocks and
onshore wind. Again, some folks will like the "wave sailing" while others
will be beat up and frustrated. I think I read something about Mr Bill
driving guests and gear to other spots in the area - who knows if that
will happen...could be fun though.
Either spot will produce a memorable trip. I'd suggest you try one this
year, the other one next year (like in JANUARY!)