Questions and Comments for Coral Baja

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Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 04/13/04 09:03 PM

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Posted by: nyteowler

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/03/11 08:56 PM

Was there in October and there were quite a few kids....
Posted by: Camano

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/04/11 09:22 AM

For those interested CB has internet (ResortNet) in the rooms and as they say wireless available by the pool for a fee (ResortNet I would guess).

Posted by: denverco

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/04/11 02:18 PM

We are Worldmark owners and are considering coming to this resort. We have stayed previously at Cabo San Lucas around the marina area. How far away is this resort from that area and is the bus the best way to get there? thanks.
Posted by: Pstreet1

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/04/11 02:35 PM

It's quite a way. Coral Baja is really closer to San Jose; it's not a bad walk from the resort.

In my opinion, nothing beats having a car; it doesn't cost a lot more than arranging for transportation to/from the airport, and you have it whenever you want it. Driving in Cabo is easy. If you do decide to rent a car, IF YOU CHOOSE TO USE IT, the insurance your credit card provides becomes primary in Mexico and covers the vehicle (check with your Visa/Mastercard provider to verify). You'll need to purchase Mexican 3rd party liability, which covers damage you do someone else's car/person; 3rd party liability costs about $10.00 a day.

Avis includes the cost of 3rd party liability in their quote; other car rental companies do not so you'll need to add an extra $10.00 a day to the quote.

Depending on when you'll be there, if you rent on-line before going down, if you let your credit card insurance cover the vehicle, you can get a compact car for a week for about $150.00, and that includes 3rd party liability.
Posted by: sdrealtorgirl

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/04/11 10:14 PM

Just wondering if there is a gym at the resort? If so, is it decent?
Posted by: ronkat

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/04/11 10:48 PM

There is one and it is very nice. Lots of machines.
Posted by: mbailey

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/05/11 07:26 AM

I will be there Jan 25th to Feb 2. I am also taking my 11 year old daught (Tiffany). She would love to meet kids her age!
Posted by: wake

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/05/11 08:53 PM

Hi, We are heading to Cabo in Nov, 2011. I don't see how you book a one bedroom with a hot tub. Anyone know how you do this? We have booked three one bedroom units but none say anything about hot tubs. Thanks for your help.
Posted by: SeaSchell

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/05/11 08:58 PM

As far as I know the only units with hot tubs are the 2 & 3 bedroom penthouses and the 2 bedroom back building units.
Posted by: wake

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/05/11 09:08 PM

Hi, We have reservations for November of 2011 and know nothing about resurfacing? I did call Worldmark directly when I originally made the booking as I had read a note then to do with pool repairs and they said they knew nothing about it. So interesting that you are hearing about it when you were down there. Have you had any response from anyone yet with regards to this. You can also e-mail a reply to myself at debiaras@hotmail.com as the e-mail attached to this is my husbands.Thanks Debi
Posted by: nyteowler

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/07/11 08:49 PM

No Debi, I have not heard back from anyone in regards to the question I posed about the pool resurfacing.... I am probably going to call Worldmark this weekend and have someone check on it since nobody seems to know what's going on.
Posted by: Moderator 2

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/08/11 11:40 AM

All,

Unless unforseen circumstances arise, there will be no pool resurfacing in October of 2011.
Posted by: Jennifer Croan

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/08/11 04:36 PM

I'm not sure if this is how I'm to post or not, but the short story is I'm looking for a packet. My husband and I are travelling to Cabo early March. Thank you
Posted by: jcharles

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/09/11 05:59 PM

I'm not sure what packet you're talking about, but I received a packet from another owner a couple of years ago. I believe his login was Denbo, but you could find it in past postings. I received my packet through email.
Posted by: mukanddave

activity schedule - 01/10/11 01:19 PM

What night is Fiesta night at Coral Baja? We will be there Jan. 25th thru Feb. 4th. Could the resort post an up to date activity schedule for the week?
Posted by: NOHOWE

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/10/11 11:09 PM

Awesome Zoe will look forward to meeting her!
Posted by: LLambeth

Rental Cars in San Jose del Cabo - 01/11/11 01:25 PM

We will be going to Cabo for the first time in February and were wondering about renting a car to travel around. There will be 4 of us going so thought it would be less expensive to rent a car than using a cab every time.

Can anyone tell us the best place and price for getting a rental car?

Thank You so much for your help.
Posted by: Pstreet1

Re: Rental Cars in San Jose del Cabo - 01/11/11 04:42 PM

Check http://www.tripadvisor.com
Go to the forum section, then Baja. You'll find tons of information from people who live in Cabo and from people who make multiple trips every year--more information than you can imagine. (Do a search once you get to the Baja forum for "car rental.")
Posted by: Pstreet1

Re: Rental Cars in San Jose del Cabo - 01/11/11 07:43 PM

As a quick summary of the rental car situation, I can say
1. shop for and rent the car on line from the U.S., not after you get there; you'll save a lot.
2. There are two kinds of insurance:
a. insurance on the vehicle itself (which can be
covered by the insurance from your credit card--
call customer service to be certain--at no cost
to you, or it can be covered by cuying the insurance
from the car rental company for about $20.00 a day.)
b. Mexican 3rd party liability insurance--which you
must buy from the car rental company. It's $7.00-
$12.00 a day, depending on the company you rent
from. It covers damage you cause to others or
their property. It's the only insurance Mexican
police care about, AND YOU MUST HAVE IT.
3. Avis includes the cost of 3rd party liability insurance
in the price they quote you. I know of no others that
do (with the possible exception of Alamo--check), so
when comparing the Avis quote with others, add $7.00-
$12.00 a day to the other company's quotes to make
them comparable (and this MAY apply to Alamo also--
don't know).
4. You'll find an economy car quite inexpensive--but it may not hold everyone and their luggage.
Posted by: dschool

Re: Rental Cars in San Jose del Cabo - 01/12/11 09:58 AM

There is a car rental place on the property...can't remember who it is, but the front desk will be more than happy to help.
Posted by: DLight

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/12/11 10:39 AM

I'm heading to Coral Baja next month and I hear the pool is not heated. What is the temp of the pool in Feb, does anyone know? Will it be warm enough to swim in if it's only high 70's outside? Thanks!
Posted by: BretaB

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/12/11 07:06 PM

Hey Cabo Bill:
We met at two years ago annual meeting in Bellevue with CarolAnn. It has been 11 years since we visited Coral Baja, but Hubby and I are bringing 5 guests from March 1 to 15 , 2011.

A couple of questions from the expert:
a) - best way to get from airport to Coral Baja?
b) do you know if "ENCORE" is still a viable snorkle trip?

John will turn 63 on this trip, we have both retired now,
please answer?

Thanks
Posted by: Camano

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/15/11 03:03 PM

The pool is heated, should be no problem in Feb.
Posted by: stalberger

whereincabos.com - 01/15/11 05:31 PM

Has anyone gotten their groceries delivered by this company. Sounds like a great deal to have them deliver your groceries for you. Just wanted to make sure other people have not had problems.
Thanks!!!
Posted by: Pstreet1

Re: Rental Cars in San Jose del Cabo - 01/15/11 08:19 PM

Originally Posted By: dschool
There is a car rental place on the property...can't remember who it is, but the front desk will be more than happy to help.


The problem with renting on-property is you probably will not have arranged the rental beforehand, in the U.S., and you'll pay considerably more for it. Renting a day or two this way may cost nearly as much as a week arranged before hand. We've always gotten our economy cars for around $135.00 a week by doing it ahead of time and letting our credit card insurance cover the insurance on the vehicle.

In addition, renting at the airport takes care of transportation to/from the resort, which also contributes to the savings on the rental.
Posted by: mbailey

Re: Rental Cars in San Jose del Cabo - 01/19/11 02:22 PM

How far is the airport from Worldmark?
Posted by: Pstreet1

Re: Rental Cars in San Jose del Cabo - 01/19/11 03:19 PM

About 9 miles. It's about 30 miles from the airport to Cabo San Lucas.
Posted by: stevet

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/20/11 03:13 PM

Can anyone tell me the closest place to buy liquor, beer, & wine when first arriving? When we were there 10 years ago there was a small liquor store right up by the highway. Is it still there or will we have to make a trip to MEGA? Thanks.
Posted by: Camano

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/21/11 07:50 AM

Does anyone know if non-alcoholic wine and beer is available at Mega or anywhere close?
Posted by: Tamara

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/21/11 08:32 AM

The pool at Coral Baja is always heated.
Posted by: KatzChatz

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/23/11 08:34 PM

We have a two-bedroom penthouse booked for the end of July and are concerned about the safety in Mexico. What are your thoughts? Thanks!
Posted by: ronkat

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/23/11 10:06 PM

We were there in Nov and had no problem what so ever. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The people are friendly.
Posted by: Pstreet1

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/24/11 09:15 AM

Go to http://www.tripadvisor.com. Click on forums. Click on Mexico. Click on Baja Califoria.

It's people reporting back on visits, asking questions, getting in touch with specific people who answer questions all the time. Those who answer questions either live there or for years have been visiting several times a year.

Of course, lots of people ask questions about safety. Do a search for safety and you'll find many threads and the replies. The answers come down to "Yes, Cabo is safe."

You'll get lists of restaurants/things to do/places to go/etc. from people who have been there many, many times.
Posted by: mytime32

Re: Questions and Comments car rental, Coral Baja - 01/31/11 01:46 PM

We are going to Los Cabos shortly, if we rented a car should we do it before we leave or when we get there???
Posted by: stalberger

Re: Money Exchange - 02/04/11 02:13 PM

Does the resort still offer money exchange. When we were there in 2009 they did. Thanks
Posted by: Pstreet1

Re: Money Exchange - 02/04/11 02:22 PM

I don't know whether they do or not, and no doubt, someone who is there will tell you. However, I do know that Mexican law has changed regarding the amount of money that can be exchanged (in an attempt to stop some of the money laundering done by dealers in drugs/guns/people). Some establishments are taking the law very seriously; some...not so much. Do not be surprised if you cannot exchange $100.00 bills; those are much more difficult for the Mexican company turning in their money to a Mexican bank. Generally speaking, American companies, such as Costco, are continuing to take American money. In Rosarito, some small restaurants are accepting only pesos; others are still accepting dollars just as they were before the new law. To be safe, I would avoid large denomination American bills, and don't be surprised if you find some differences from 2009.
Posted by: ronkat

Re: Money Exchange - 02/04/11 06:50 PM

They do offer money exchange. When we exchanged, we did smaller bills but when we needed $100, we gave them $20 bills.
Posted by: Pstreet1

Re: Questions and Comments car rental, Coral Baja - 02/04/11 08:20 PM

RENTING A CAR: definitely rent the car before going; it will be significantly less expensive when done from the U.S.
Insurance issues to be aware of:
1. you need Mexican 3rd party liability insurance--and will
be required to buy it. It covers damage you do to
others or their property; it does not cover the
vehicle. Mexican police do not care if the vehicle is
insured or not; they do care about 3rd party liability.
3rd party liability insurance will cost you $7.00-$10.00
a day, depending on the company you rent from (AVIS
includes the cost of 3rd party liability in their quote;
others do not).
2. Insurance on the vehicle costs about $20.00 a day from
the rental company. The insurance on your credit card
costs nothing and becomes primary in Mexico (CALL
CUSTOMER SERVICE FOR YOUR CARD TO BE CERTAIN YOUR CARD
INCLUDES THE INSURANCE).
a. some people like the no-cost feature and like
having Visa/Mastercard behind them if there is a
problem.
b. some people prefer knowing it will be handled
locally with no questions asked.
This is a personal decision--depends on what feels
right to you.

No matter what you do about insurance, you'll save money on the basic rate if you rent from the U.S.; shop on line.

If you really want to save money, you can endure a time-share presentation and probably get the rental for nothing.
Posted by: chizelo

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/13/11 10:37 AM

Hi we will be traveling to cabo at the end of April 2011. All the information here is great. We are currently in the process of getting our passports which are pretty expensive. My question is, Are passports required to travel from the US to Mexico?
Posted by: SeaSchell

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/13/11 02:21 PM

Absolutely required!
Posted by: Pstreet1

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/13/11 03:37 PM

Not only are they required to enter Mexico, you need them to re-enter the U.S. from Mexico:

http://www.dhs.gov/files/crossingborders/travelers.shtm

http://www.usembassy-mexico.gov/eng/eacs_public_announcement_entry.html

http://gomexico.about.com/od/entryrequirements/f/need_passport.htm
Posted by: rgm824

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/14/11 08:07 AM

It is a battle throught the airport as you fight off timeshare offers. Now you have to do it at the resort. With the same verocity as those at the airport, the concieres desk attacks, pushes, and won't take no for an answer. The conciere could be such a help, but beware. Their motives are slimly vailed timeshare sales approaches.
Posted by: debbipurvis

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/14/11 03:09 PM

Anyone scuba diving from Apr 27 to May 4?
Posted by: chizelo

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/15/11 01:05 PM

Thank you so much. Just wanted to make sure!
Posted by: chizelo

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/15/11 01:05 PM

Thank you
Posted by: Jazzy

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/15/11 04:23 PM

I plan on heading to Cabo in July is it safe?
Posted by: ronkat

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/15/11 11:07 PM

It is very safe.
Posted by: Pstreet1

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/18/11 01:32 PM

Link to interesting article about Baja safety:
http://www.bajainsider.com/baja-california-travel/mexico-travel-warning.htm
Posted by: mgofor

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/23/11 10:12 AM

Iam planning our first Cabo trip for next year. The choices I have left for rooms are as follows: 1 BR Deluxe, 2 BR King Bed and 2 BR Front Bldg. Unfortunately, there are no more 2 BR Penthouses available. Which has the best view that will accomodate 2 adults and 2 teenage kids? Thanks.
Posted by: Camano

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/23/11 07:27 PM

I would get the 2 br. The one bedroom would be cramped.
Most front buildings have veiws unless you get behind Mama Mia bld, anyway the kids could have their own bedroom. They also have murphy beds in the front room if needed.
Posted by: renwai

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/26/11 10:43 AM

I am taking my two granddaughters for a return trip to Cabo. Last June, the activities director, Victor, made the stay really remarkable and fun for everyone but especially for kids. Does anyone know if he is still there?
Posted by: ronkat

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/26/11 01:14 PM

Yes. He is still there and we totally enjoyed him too.
Posted by: SherriDan

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/26/11 08:10 PM

You could always put in a Waitlist...
Posted by: cjeffers15

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/08/11 11:53 AM

Are there any all exclusive packages that are available for purchase?
Posted by: fijianbeauty7274

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/15/11 11:52 PM

is it safe in mexico? i hav to be there on thursday at rosarita beach . plse advice. i am scared
Posted by: Pstreet1

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/19/11 11:54 PM

Sorry I didn't answer sooner, but we've been cruising on the east coast and I didn'yt see your post. Hopefully, you noticed the Rosarito forum and read some of the posts there. Rosarito is safe; we live in Rosarito and love it. The news reports you see report things that have happened and they are true--but Mexico is a big country. There's no way you'd stay away from visiting the Grand Canyon in Arizona because of border incidents in El Paso--and that's what you're looking at. Juarez is across the border from El Paso--that's a long way from Rosarito. By the same token, the murder rate is New Orleans is higher than the murder rate in Tijuana--but American tourists continue to rush to New Orleans even though the city itself is really not very safe. Take the news reports for what they are: really playing up the violence in Mexico; if they did that for the U.S., none of us would ever go anywhere!
Posted by: Pstreet1

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/20/11 09:20 AM

I think this article gives you a good perspective on traveling to Mexico: http://masterbaiters.com.mx/?p=321
Posted by: chuck napier

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/20/11 03:31 PM

Just got back from the Coral Baja yesterday. We used Grayline for transportion. $28 round trip per person. The resort can set up transportation also. $24 I used my Visa card for 95% of everything. You get the best exchange rate. I also used my ATM card for cash. Again the best exchange rate. We didn't rent a car. Walk to teh store and take a cab back for 50 pasos. The bus to Cabo is 27 pasos one way. You will enjoy teh resort. We were there 10 years ago and a lot of things have changed. We plan on making this a year trip. One of te top 5 resorts in World Mark
Posted by: TillysMom

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/20/11 09:04 PM

Coral Baja building locations. We are interested in visiting Coral Baja in November and note unit description states Phase 3. Not having been to CB before we are wondering in Phase 3 units have an ocean view.
Posted by: BretaB

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/21/11 06:45 PM

Hi There:
We just returned from 14 glorious days at Coral Baja. Like Chuck ( a couple of posts back), it had been 11 years since we were there, WOW, what alot of changes, but all for the good. The staff was the greatest and the resort just beautiful. We also did not have a car, never needed it, San Jose Del Cabo is our favorite, only went to Cabo one day. Can't wait to go back, it sure won't be 11 years this time. March of 2013 is our next trip and this time for 3 weeks, it's sure better than all this rain and grey sky's in the PNW>
Posted by: sillymom75

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/21/11 08:27 PM

I'm interested in selling our points. What is the best way to sell them quickly?
Posted by: Linda/Fred

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/22/11 07:30 PM

Does anyone know if there is internet to the condo yet,
like the Hi-speed internet access (fee applicable) at the
condo's up in the states? Last time we made the trip down,
they had 1 (maybe)2 computers for everyone to use. Thanks


Second trip to cabo 5/13/2011 can,t wait!!
Posted by: BretaB

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/23/11 01:36 PM

Linda:
Cabo has "RESORTNET" available in all units for a fee of $4.95 per day or $15.95 for 10 days, which is what I did taking my netbook with me for the two weeks we were there. Also, in the lobby area there is a computer room that have 5 computers and 1 printer available for owners and guests.
It was great having my computer everyday and easy to hook up to.
Posted by: rahcco

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/24/11 08:44 PM

Is the tv at Coral Baja our regular ABC, NBC, CBS, etc broadcasts? Is it in english or spanish? Thanks.
Posted by: SeaSchell

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/25/11 10:41 PM

The tv is not like US. There are no ABC, CBS or NBC. It is a combination of Spanish & English sometimes even on the same channel different times of the day. There is one channel, I think it is called the American channel, that has some current programming from various networks about a week or two late. About the only channels like US are CNN & FOX news.
HTH
Posted by: Linda/Fred

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/26/11 07:51 PM

Breta,

Thanks for the info, hubby is happy to be able to use his own computer. We always use the resortnet in the states so it's nice to
know they have it now.

Linda
Posted by: nyteowler

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 04/03/11 01:03 PM

Can anyone tell me where I can find a link to a list of must have items to pack for a week in Cabo? I thought I saw one somewhere a couple of months back, but now I cannot find it. I way over-packed when I came down in October and don't want to make the same mistake twice. Loved Coral Baha, can't wait to come back.... ten days and counting!
Posted by: Nispiros

Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 04/05/11 12:57 PM

Hello
We will be visiting this resort between May8th-May17th with our 22 months old twin babies.. I have couple of questions.. if anyone have an answer, I really appreciate it..

We booked a 1 bedroom deluxe, we are hoping the room will have an ocean view..did anyone stayed in this type of room?

We wont have a car.. Is there a close grocery shopping? any walking distance restaurants? Also if we need diaper and wipes is there any store close by? or we should rent a car to go shopping and restaurants?

Also we were planing to purchase transfers from airport to resort.. is anyone know good, safe company that we can arrange transportation ?

Any tips that can be useful with toddlers will be appreciated.. Thank you so much in advance..
Posted by: 1kodiak

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 04/05/11 04:22 PM

Hi for your ride to and form C B you can go through Worldmark travel.their is a large store about a 5 min. walk then take a cab back for $5 bucks. ITs called Mega. your room will have a nice veiw of the pool and the water.
Posted by: Nispiros

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 04/05/11 05:51 PM

Thank you kodiak1
Posted by: paulson69

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 04/05/11 08:58 PM

If anyone is interested, i will be dropping my vacation week to CB tomorrow at about noon mountain time. We booked the 3 bedroom penthouse from November 4-13. Hopefully a Worldmark member can get it before the Timeshare companies. Thanks.

KC
Posted by: gmetz

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 04/11/11 01:44 PM

Hi
I am looking for current information on the best way to get from the airport to the resort. About 4 years ago I booked through WM and we had to wait about 2 hours while they waited for more passengers to arrive. How much is a cab ride usually? If anyone has good current advice, I would really appreciate it.

Also, if I can't afford to be off the grid am I best off with my netbook (ethernet for resortnet) or ipad (wireless only)? Thanks!
Posted by: ZeusNike

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 04/13/11 02:55 PM

Hi,

We usually book with Trans Cabo but our friends used Cabo Life this time by accident and it was quick and convenient. We too stopped using the WM one after twice being left to wait for more passengers for a very long time. We just grabbed a cab back to the airport, didn't prebook and they charged us $20 for 8 people. From what others said it was MUCH more to get from airport to CB. I think our friends paid $12 each.

I would say bring your netbook. The wireless is great in the lobby but patchy in the units and/or on the balconies. We had 5 units a few weeks ago, spread around the two front buildings, and those with wireless only devices found it frustrating trying to hang onto a wireless signal even when logged into Resortnet. Now the ethernet wasn't perfect either but much more reliable. An important Skype phone conversation using the wireless ended being terribly frustrating for one of our party - they had to run to the lobby to conclude it.

Enjoy!
Posted by: dvillegold

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 04/13/11 06:33 PM

We just got back on 4/7/11.Had a 2 bedroom in the front building.We were able to access the wireless connection from Mamma Mia's restauarant most of the time.Had some down time but not much.hope this helps
Posted by: janet827

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 04/19/11 03:03 PM

Hi. This is my first time posting and going to Mexico. I will be going next week and am excited! So, I am in the process of booking with trans Cabo. They ask for my cc number to be faxed or emailed. I was wondering if the people who have gone this route found this to be safe. Also, I was told that the drivers will only wait 20 min after our flight lands. Is this sufficient time for me to get out if the airport from the time I land? I'm wondering if I should just book through the resort or take a cab. Thank you in advance!
Posted by: janet827

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 04/20/11 08:54 AM

I am interested in scuba diving. Im a beginner and only went once in Hawaii. There is a dive shop I am looking into that is in Cabo San Lucas. They have good reviews and maybe even the best rates. Ill be there from Apr 27 to May 3 and want to dive at least once.
Posted by: janet827

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 04/20/11 08:56 AM

Btw, took care of the transportation issue
Posted by: marissa8082

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 04/21/11 11:10 PM

How can you tell if a penthouse will have the rooftop deck or not?
Posted by: RobTeresa

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 04/24/11 01:19 PM

How many points do you have and how much are you hoping to get for them?
Posted by: KatzChatz

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 04/25/11 12:38 PM

We have a two-bedroom penthouse unit booked for July 24-31, 2011. We will be going through a remodel and are considering selling since it is a "use it or lose it" situation for us. How would I go about this? Thanks!
Posted by: cobutterfly

Questions for Coral Baja - 04/25/11 08:23 PM

Hi all, we are planning a trip to this resort early 2012, however, I am very confused about "what type" of room to book. There is the 2 BR Back, 2BR Front, 2BR Penthouse, 3BR Penhouse - what is the difference between them all? I tried emailing the resort directly but have heard nothing. If any of you that have already been there could let me know which is the "most desired" location for view of the ocean, I would greatly appreciate it! Of course, any other inforamtion would be helpful too. Thanks!
Posted by: sdbudke

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 04/25/11 08:57 PM

How much is the exchange rate in Mexico? We have never been to Cabo but have a week reserved for the last week in May and am curious how much to take for spending, food etc.

After reading posts by others, it doesn't look like we will need a rental car. However, what if we want to see some "history". Is there much to learn about the area? If so, is there tours available?

Does public transit go to Costco and/or other larger shopping areas? Thanks so much.
Posted by: jcharles

Re: Questions for Coral Baja - 04/25/11 09:38 PM

The "front" units or the penthouse units all face the Sea of Cortez. You don't want the "back" units - they do not have any view. The penthouses are the very top floors. We were on the 3rd or 4th floor in a regular unit and had a beautiful view! It is a really nice resort!
Posted by: JohnsPat33

Re: Questions for Coral Baja - 04/30/11 09:37 AM

Though not having an ocean view, the back units do have a private hot tub on each unit deck. In front units, all first floor units have open deck to grass common area which leads to the large pool area, restaurant and swimbar, no stairs or elevator required.
Posted by: cobutterfly

Re: Questions for Coral Baja - 05/02/11 07:04 PM

Thank you for your information!!
Posted by: cobutterfly

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 05/02/11 07:30 PM

Can anyone tell me about the "special needs" rooms at Cabo? I noticed that several are available for the timeframe we have in mind and didn't know if any of them look out over the ocean?

Thanks
Posted by: janetandjohn

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 05/08/11 08:45 PM

Is the Honda dealer across from Coral Baja?
Posted by: Cortne

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 05/09/11 03:23 PM

Hello - What's the going rate now for a taxi from Coral Baja into Cabo San Lucas? There are 7 of us so it would be great if we can fit into a taxi mini van.
Posted by: Cortne

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 05/09/11 03:26 PM

sdbudke.... you can walk a few blocks to the MEGA store which is a huge grocery store and then either take a cab back or walk back with your groceries.

you can also take the public bus which is very cheap and easy.
Posted by: Koster

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 05/13/11 03:17 PM

First trip to Coral Baja...has anyone tried the jet ski'ing? Any other 'must' do suggestions?
Posted by: 1kodiak

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 06/05/11 10:41 AM

Last Nov. there was a book started to be pasted around at the pool for you to right about your stay is it still going around .Or did it get droped in the pool like I herad?
Posted by: luvthesun

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 06/09/11 03:34 PM

I just booked a 2 bedroom in the front building. My confirmation says it is in the phase 3 building. Does anyone know which building is phase 3? this will be our 3rd trip, the last 2 times we stayed in a 1 bedroom deluxe. I'm hoping the 2 bedrooms have as nice a view as the 1 br.
Posted by: brandya

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 06/10/11 03:39 AM

Heading to Coral Baja for the first time at the end of this month. Can someone please send me the infamous "list" of things to pack, do, and see? Thank you in advance!
Posted by: lr724

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 06/10/11 11:41 AM

I would also like the infamous list! The last one I have is from December 2007 through July 2008. Visiting the week of 16 June. We have never been. I am taking my daughter who is graduating from high school tonight and 5 of her best friends. Yes, I am crazy but we can't wait! Any recommendations for a group of 17 & 18 year old girls would be greatly appreciated.
Posted by: hbartold

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 06/11/11 01:58 PM

Going to CB for 10 days starting the 16th of June. Looking for the must do / should do things as well as any suggestions for transportation to and from the airport. Thanks in advance.
Harold
Posted by: 1kodiak

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 06/12/11 10:55 AM

Can any one tell me the name of the resort right next door to the right of our Coral Baja.Iam trying to book a room for more faimly, ours is full when i need it.Thanks.
Posted by: 1kodiak

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 06/16/11 04:08 PM

So has anyone been fishing with the owner of the store up on the road? We are looking to go out in Nov. when we are down!
Posted by: Ndiolle

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 06/16/11 06:51 PM

Hello everyone,

For those of you who have visited Cabo before, what is the best time of year to go? What type of room would you recommend? Thanks for any information you provide
Posted by: Pstreet1

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 06/18/11 09:31 AM

For information about the Worldmark units and complex, this forum is a great source. For information about Cabo itself and the surrounding area, you'll get the most information by going to http://www.tripadvisor.com
Click on FORUMS, then MEXICO, then BAJA CALIFORNIA. The regulars who answer questions either live there or go 3 or 4 times a year, and there are, of course, lots of people who post who've been there once and report back. Either way, it's a fantastic source of information for any place you're planning on traveling.
Posted by: Trevors2

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 06/19/11 11:54 AM

Thanks for the information. I was just asking on an update of Coral Baja. We are coming in Sept. Haven't been back since 2006.
Posted by: Ndiolle

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 06/19/11 05:57 PM

Thanks for the information
Posted by: paisley57

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 06/28/11 10:38 AM

We are staying at the Coral Baja for our first trip to Mexico in October. Does anyone have any recommendations for travel immunizations? I was thinking Hep A would be a good idea. Any others?
Posted by: Pstreet1

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 06/28/11 03:47 PM

You really don't need to be thinking about immunizations. You'll find Cabo clean and safe.
Posted by: 1kodiak

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 06/28/11 05:03 PM

Are any of you having trouble sighing into the home page? For about two weeks now I have to put both my # and my password even if I check the box. worldmark says they can't help!
Posted by: Trevors2

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 06/29/11 02:01 PM

Yes, I have had trouble also. Will not keep the #'s anymore.
Posted by: ZeusNike

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 07/02/11 09:13 AM

Having a Hep vaccine is a very good idea. I had already had B for work so only got A but rest of my family got A/B combo. My doctor also said to make sure Tetanus is up to date. Cabo is very clean, particularly for Mexico!
Posted by: ZeusNike

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 07/02/11 09:21 AM

Same issue here. Will keep the owner number but not the password.
Posted by: Scorp2Scorp

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 07/03/11 11:56 AM

I have the same question...I have not been to Coral Baja since 2004 and will be going back this Nov. Drove by every year since and saw some changes on the outside but have anything changed/upgrades in the rooms or anything?
Posted by: Trevors2

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 07/04/11 09:16 AM

Thanks for your question also. Hopefully someone will answer us. I did see on the TripAdvisor forum that a group of four just came back and stayed at Coral Baja and had a great time. I did receive an email back from Coral regarding money exchange and US$. Most are still taking US, but if you exchange they want a copy of your Photo ID, Passport. Be careful we had this problem last yr in PV.
Posted by: larrynkati

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 07/05/11 12:31 PM

We are headed back to Coral Baja next month and was curious as to what shuttle everyone is using to get to and from the airport? We used one last time (I can't remember the name of the company) and it was approx. $40/$50 for two people.

Is there anything a bit cheaper out there?

Thanks!
Posted by: ronkat

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 07/05/11 06:12 PM

We used Trans Cabo and were very happy with them. You need to make arrangements before you arrive. I don't have the wesite but you can google it.
Posted by: Trevors2

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 07/07/11 11:40 AM

We are going to Coral Baja end of Sept. Cielto Lindo gave us a quote of $136 RT for three adults. Go on
TripAdvisor and the Baja website forum. It has all kind of great info.
Posted by: larrynkati

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 07/08/11 07:56 PM

We ended up using Cabo-shuttle.com instead of TransCabo. I figured out that's who we used last time and they seem to be the cheapest I could find. $48 + 2.5% fee for using a Visa to pay for two people round trip. They were extremely reliable last year.
Posted by: Hender17

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 07/11/11 01:23 PM

We were at Coral Baja in May. We booked a one way trip from the airport to CB with Translife Cabo. We just used their link on the Coral Baja resort gallery page. $12/per person one way. Great service and NO WAITING at the airport. We took a cab from the resort back to the airport for $25 total for up to 4 people. Definitely the way to go!
Posted by: vthatcher

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja-RE babies & rooms - 07/21/11 08:12 AM

Hi-you've probably answered this somewhere already, but I'm gonna ask anyways! ;-)
My husband and I are coming down with our 1 year old son at the end of September for our 10 yr anniversary, and I'm wondering what kind of baby amenities you guys have. Do you provide cribs/pack n plays? Are there beach toys we can check out for the day? Do you guys have beach umbrella/chairs we can check out?

Also, we've booked 2 rooms-one for our friend who's babysitting for us...how do we request to have the rooms near each other?

Thank you so much!
Posted by: Trevors2

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja-RE babies & rooms - 07/21/11 08:34 AM

You can write the resort and give them your confirmation #'s and tell them that you need two units close. Sometimes calling the worldmark office they can reley messages. I understand that one of the pools and one spa is under construction during those last weeks as we are coming down also. That might be info to check on also.
cbresort@nautilius.org.mx is email address of resort
Posted by: superbmelvin

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 07/27/11 03:37 PM

I would like a copy of DENBO's vacation packet (gootaz@cs.com). Also noticed that the link for Translife Cabo—Airport Shuttle and Tour Guide does not work. Is this still a valid company to use? What are the other current options.
Posted by: Trevors2

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja-RE babies & rooms - 07/28/11 01:46 PM

The resort wrote me back and I gave them the confirmation numbers of our two units. They wrote back and said they would do there best to place as close as possible. It may take a few days but they do repond to your questions. One spa will be down the first week of Oct according to Worldmark info. Hope to see you there.
Posted by: williamwake

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 08/09/11 07:17 PM

Thanks we got your time and we are Worldmark owners. Have you heard of a grocery delivery service that some people seem to use at the resort? Thanks Debi
Posted by: williamwake

Re: whereincabos.com - 08/09/11 07:30 PM

We are going to the San Jose del Cabo in November of 2011 and are interested in the grocery delivery servie. Did you use it when you were there? How was it? Thanks Debi
Posted by: cobutterfly

Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 08/15/11 04:16 PM

We are planning to stay at Coral Baja the end of January and have booked a 2BR - I am hoping to either extend the stay a few days or book another room. This is our description. • Two Bedroom: King in master, twins in second bedroom, queen murphy bed in living area. 3/4 bathrooms only. Located in Phase 3. Can anyone tell me which building this is in for adding another reservation? Thanks in advance!
Posted by: Noah

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 08/16/11 10:13 AM

My wife aand I are going the end of September and wondering the cheapest way to eat. We pretty much just want to stay at the resort so what are our options? Any ideas on what it will cost to eat for a week?
Posted by: Pstreet1

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 08/16/11 05:18 PM

Cabo is known for good food--and definitely, your best meals (both in taste and price) will be off-resort.
Posted by: Hender17

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 08/17/11 10:13 AM

I appreciate CHEAP. Some ideas: We have always done well by buying groceries at Mega - walking there and taking a cab back with our groceries for $5.00. Buy your drinks there also. Price and quality is really very good. Cook in room and on the grills. We hit Happy Hour several times a week at the pool but that's it. Take the Worldmark presentation that they push pretty hard and hold out for $75 resort credit. Put that towards a credit on your account and eat at Mama Mia's several times. Several restaurants downtown are authentic, great and very reasonable. El Guacamaya and Taco Rossy's come to mind. For a really nice meal without breaking the bank, walk down to Zipper's. Enjoy your stay.
Posted by: danstravel

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 08/17/11 12:01 PM

I'm planning a trip to Cabo in Nov.
Can anyone tell me the difference between a 2 br twin and a 2 bd king other than the bed in the second br, something about washer & dryer on private service porch. which would you choose. also between phase1 & phase3
Posted by: oldcoach

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 08/17/11 06:55 PM

Noah-- There's plenty of info in the "restaurants" thread about the Cabo/ San Jose area. Very generally speaking, the more recent the suggestion/review, the more accurate. Of course, there are many long-running restaurants/bars all over the place---- in Cabo, San Jose, AND in between----. There's LOTS of good (and cheap!) places among them! We most always eat maybe half of our meals in the room. Large and really good stores (Costco, Mega, Walmart (?), etc) have great meats, fish, produce, refreshments, and the rest. But DO treat yourself to at least a few trips to the local restaurants!!!!!! The setting, service, freshness, quality, (and even the prices!-- at some), are fantastic and unforgettable. We prefer some of the places around San Jose over Cabo proper. I'll quickly reccommend dinner at Cynthia's (look for the carrot!), Zipper's (walking distance from the resort), and/or ANY small taco stand that looks "busy", the place right out front of the resort, (name escapes me), and of course, maybe a beer or three on the top deck at Shooters. Have a BLAST! We have to wait till May '12. PS----- CaboBill, are you out there/ How ya doin??????........... the Coach.
Posted by: LavenderRose

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 09/04/11 04:55 PM

Planning to go to Cabo in 2012. This will be the second WM resort I have visited, so I am still very much a newbie. I've read posts indicating that there is a public bus that runs from WMCB to Cabo San Lucas. Can anyone share the amount of travel time it takes to get there by bus and the hours the bus is in service (24hrs?, 8am-1am? etc. Thanks.
Posted by: Loretta1952

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 09/15/11 10:05 AM

would like to book Coral Baja, but have a few questions:

What is the difference between a 1 bedroom and one bedroom deluxe?

Is the deluxe worth the extra points?

A friend said stay in the rooms by the pool, not in the back on the street, but how do you pick that?

she also mentioned phase 1 phase 2 and phase 3 - she said phase 3 is on the street in the back and worldmark said this is the one by the pool ????

Help - please
Posted by: jbcoug

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 09/15/11 01:42 PM

Loretta,

Phase 2 is the back building by the highway. All units you book are facing the pool and ocean UNLESS you specifically book a two bedroom back building unit.

One bedroom delux is not much larger but has entrances to the bathroom from the bedroom and the hallway. If someone is sleeping on the Murphy bed in the living room it gives everyone more privacy, if not, it doesn't really matter.

John
Posted by: RK&MK

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 09/15/11 09:54 PM

There are several local buses that run all day to about 9 pm.. Green ones, blue ones and red ones. They are the smaller buses not the fancy Greyhound looking ones.It's 20 miles from CB to Cabo and the buses stop a lot. Maybe 30 mins each way......We think it's fun to ride them. Cheap transportaion. When you get to Cabo they let you off on a side street across from the Mall. When you return, you have to walk up the main road, north(coming out of the mall it's to your right) about 800 feet and you will see people waiting for the bus. When you are coming back, look for La Jolla and CB will be just past it , yell out Coral Baja and the driver will stop....Try to have the correct pesos for each way, it's much easier than trying to figure it out on thethe bus.>>>>>>>Have fun!
Posted by: Ndiolle

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 09/20/11 06:38 PM

Hi Everyone, Planning a trip to Coral Baja next year. What transportation to/from airport do you recommend? What airlines, etc. Thanks
Posted by: wes92479

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 09/21/11 02:55 PM

We were in Cabo two years ago. We signed up for the time share presentation so we got our ride to and from the airport for free. But from the list of prices, taxi seems to be cheaper if you go with a big group or you can pay for shuttle. The taxi ride back from the resort to the airport was much cheaper.

P.S. If you are not planning to rent a car then be prepare to spend money on taxi rides from the resort to downtown cabo. The resort is about 30 minutes from downtown cabo and it was $70 round trip for us back then. Nothing much to do in downtown san jose del cabo.
Posted by: Pstreet1

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 09/21/11 06:45 PM

We love the convenience of having a car. The road (and there is only one except for those actually in the towns) is a 4 lane divided highway--driving isn't a problem.

We've rented for $150.00 a week (many times less). By the time you figure going to and from the airport and a couple of times into town plus a day trip or two, you've more than paid for the car, and the convenience is wonderful. You can shop for groceries easily, go to out of the way restaurants and not be limited to those on "the tourist drag," leave when you want to and come home when you want to.

There are public buses which are cheap, but obviously, you travel on their schedule. There are no buses for day trips.

Anyway, for us, having a car is a no-brainer.
Posted by: 1kodiak

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 10/09/11 02:36 PM

Can anyone tell me what is in the kitchens of the studios?
Posted by: J.Harvey

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 10/12/11 02:16 PM

Hey, we're heading to CB in 3 weeks (Nov 1st to 10th) and I was wondering if there is a Fitness Center or workout facility there. I can't see any info on the Resort Guide about one. Would one of the CB veterans mind letting me know if I should pack my running shoes for the trip? thanks
Posted by: 1kodiak

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 10/12/11 04:04 PM

yes there is a nice center in the main building.we will be there in 21 days our selfs. look for big mike. (kodiak)
Posted by: Coco6276

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 10/18/11 08:41 PM

Can we use our Debit card at the Mega to buy our groceries or do we need to get cash first? We have been to Cabo and stayed at Coral Baja many times but it has been severals years since our last visit and I don't remember if we could use our card there.
Posted by: shelbe10

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 10/19/11 12:07 PM

Hi Kodiak,

The studios have a 2 burner stove and counter seating, there is no oven or dining table. I hope that helps. Shell
Posted by: shelbe10

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 10/19/11 12:10 PM

Loretta,

Phase 1 and Phase 3 are beside the pool and beach. Phase 2 is the back building by the road. Hope that helps.


Originally Posted By: Loretta1952
would like to book Coral Baja, but have a few questions:

What is the difference between a 1 bedroom and one bedroom deluxe?

Is the deluxe worth the extra points?

A friend said stay in the rooms by the pool, not in the back on the street, but how do you pick that?

she also mentioned phase 1 phase 2 and phase 3 - she said phase 3 is on the street in the back and worldmark said this is the one by the pool ????

Help - please
Posted by: shelbe10

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 10/19/11 12:18 PM

My husband and three buddies went out fishing with Dave March 2010. They said he was very friendly but between 4 guys they only got 4 fish and when they got to their rooms only 2 were in the bag. Not sure what happened to the other 2?? He was a bit pricey in our humble opinion.

Originally Posted By: 1kodiak
So has anyone been fishing with the owner of the store up on the road? We are looking to go out in Nov. when we are down!
Posted by: shelbe10

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 10/19/11 12:19 PM

I believe it is Playa Del Sol.
Originally Posted By: 1kodiak
Can any one tell me the name of the resort right next door to the right of our Coral Baja.Iam trying to book a room for more faimly, ours is full when i need it.Thanks.
Posted by: Hender17

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 10/20/11 05:07 PM

Yes, you can use a debit or credit card at Mega. By the way, the meat and bakery depts have gotten way better in the past couple of years.
Posted by: LakeSawyer

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 11/21/11 08:25 PM

I am traveling to the resort on 12/03/2011;

What is the most efficient way to get there from the airport? This is our first time to Cabo, but when we went to Puerto Vallarta we used local bus system and it was amazingly efficient.

Posted by: barbij

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 12/18/11 09:37 AM

I would like to plan another trip to Coral Baja - but this time, we want to bring another couple with us. During our last visit, we toured a few of the penthouses and they were amazing. I was wondering if anyone had photos of the units we might show our friends? Also, we would gladly take any advice about which unit we should rent - the 2 or 3 bedroom. Although we don't need the thrid bedroom, if the unit itself was nicer, we would certainly "spend" the points.
Posted by: no1coug

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 12/21/11 07:31 AM

Here are some videos we found online as we were looking for pictures of a 2 bedroom penthouse. We'll be in one in April and are looking forward to it! Hold on...they are VERY jerky!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plPc2CyS-40&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mb0o2TcW8zE&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6XDG-8S0-s
Posted by: SallyMoe

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 12/22/11 02:31 PM

We just returned from there - I posted a photo on Worldmark The Club facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/groups/worldmarktheclub/

loved the room that the 3 BR had - but the spa is outside of one of the bedrooms.... I think some units have the spas on the rooftops....? Had a great time there!!
Posted by: Pstreet1

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 12/23/11 07:32 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBwf5Z4FfQo
Posted by: cbboss

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 12/26/11 09:44 AM

Hi everybody. Will be in Cabo in 3 weeks and are wondering what the best whale watching charter is. Would like to go on the raft type. Also anything else you would suggest? Should we book through the resort or not?
Posted by: brendab

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 12/29/11 01:08 PM

I am considering booking at coral baja, and wondering if anyone has stayed in phase three....is it facing the beach or is it in the back facing the road? Also, the special needs rooms in the phase three...does anyone know about those? Have stayed in the back building before and do not want to go all the way to Mexico to do that again. I have to book soon, any help would be greatly appreciated
Posted by: brendab

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 12/29/11 01:09 PM

we went out on a big boat, and it was comfortable, but the smaller raft like boats were beating us to the whales and could speed right up to them, and turn around easier. That would be my choice next time.
Posted by: barbij

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/02/12 03:10 PM

We spent 10 days at Coral Baja for our 20th anniversary during Christmas 2010 and we booked a dinner cruise (not something we would normally do) that was highly recommended and it did not disappoint! The boat is called the Cabo Rey and it leaves out of the Cabo marina (be prepared for a looooong walk to get out to the end where you pick it up). We went on the dinner cruise and it was wonderful - free cocktails while you wait for everyone to board, live music, photo opps at the arches during sunset, then amazing food and entertainment while you eat. It didn't hurt that it was also a full moon, but it would have been magical either way - worth every penny!
Posted by: kylesmuin

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/08/12 10:51 AM

Hey any of you frequent Coral Baja goers i have 15,000 annual points i will make a killer deal on i have been to Coral Baja and west yellow stone both was very nice places i just dont use my timshares enough too warrent keeping them please pass the word on and keep me in mind if you are looking for a GREAT DEAL on 15,000 points thank you Kyle
Posted by: BretaB

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/09/12 07:12 PM

Kyle:
Please email me with your best offer
BretaB@comcast.net
Thanks
Posted by: Australia14

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/12/12 04:45 PM

Hello everyone,
I’m getting married this coming December and me and my hubby to be are thinking of visiting this resort. I am wondering if someone can give me an honest review on this resort in terms of is
A) Mexico a good place to go in general and
B) is this resort in a good location in Mexico??
We are all the way in Australia so we’re not really sure what to expect. The type of honeymoon we are looking for is one where our room is comfortable to lounge around and chill in but also where there are things nearby that we can get to with ease (e.g. water sports, restaurants etc).

Thanks!!!
Posted by: BretaB

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/13/12 04:44 PM

Hi There:
Before I answered your post, I checked on availabiltiy at CABO for Dec. 2012. If you decide on this location, I wouldn't wait to long to book the resort, normally for Mexico 13 months to the day you want to arrive is the best time to book.
Now for you other questions, We are older (63), have been to Coral Baja 3 times, love it. The location is 20 some miles north of Cabo San Lucas, (the nightlife of the area). It is safe as long as you think ahead and return to the property before nightfall, unless you take a CAB back to the resort after dark (this year the fee was $35.00 one way from Cabo to Coral Baja. THe resort itself is beautiful, relaxing and fun.
Not sure if I helped or not, but you are welcome to contact me directly with additional questions, (BretaB@comcast.net)

By the way, if CABO BILL is still on this website, hope all is ok and you are much better resource than any of the rest of us.
Posted by: kylesmuin

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/16/12 06:18 AM

Hey as Bretab has stated Coral Baja is a beautiful Place . Definatly a must see Very friendly staff and a nice big cross shaped pool with a swim up Bar at the pool ! ! ! over looking the Sea of Cortez amazing view ! ! ! You can also email me with any Questions i will do my best to answer them, kylesmuin@yahoo.com Good luck and best wishes on your trip
Posted by: cathyyyyy

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/20/12 09:53 AM

Can anyone tell me whether the building that is closest to Mama Mia's is phase 1, 2 or 3?

Thanks!
Posted by: kavna4

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/20/12 08:35 PM

just came back from a 1 week trip to coral baja. there were 4 of us, all 60+. We chose to rent a car. check trip advisor.com about dominic. We chose him and what a wonderful experience. We were met at the airport, taken to the car, no sales pitches, no time share offers (quite the opposite, he gave us advice in advance on how to avoid them). 10 minutes after walking out the front door of the airport we were on the way to San Jose, Mega and the resort for a Margarita (or 2!)

The resort was excellent, everybody at the desk did everything possible to see we were welcome and help us in any way possible. The week was wonderful with lots of great experiences. If you get the opportunity, go to the Saturday Farmers Market. Lots of wonderful home grown produce, goat cheese, fresh shrimp, and an overall great experience.

For info on Dominic and his service you may e-mail me at kavna4@gmail.com

I would recommend this resort to anyone.
Posted by: 1kodiak

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/22/12 03:09 PM

what is the name of the shuttle service that W W uses to Coral Baja.
Posted by: Wildflower

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/25/12 11:37 PM

Does anyone know when and why Coral Baja credits were raised? I was there last year and am going this year same time, same unit and it is 3550 credits more than not even 1 year ago. What's going on? I was assured when buying credits would not go up. Our dues go up enough, but now credits?
Any one have information about this?
Thanks.
Posted by: Moderator 2

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/27/12 02:25 PM

Wildflower,

These are questions that should traditionally be answered by Owner Care. Though before calling, I would encourage you to look at the season that was assigned to the date you are traveling. This may answer your question. While the cost of credits cannot change, nor can the number of nights in each season, it is true that the dates for which each season is assigned can fluctuate from year to year.
Posted by: DennisG

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/01/12 04:38 PM

Hello everyone,

It's been a year since I've actively participated on this forum, I couldn't remember my password or the email account I used so I just created a new ID. My old ID was Denbo.

I have been to the WM Cabo resort every year (just like Bill) for years and love it! Over the years I've created a travel document that I update each year. The document has everything from maps, airport and transportation tips and reviews of restaurants and activities. If you want a copy send me an email here and I'll send it to you.

Looking forward to reading through the posts since and adding a few during our trip the week of Feb 10th - 19th.

Dennis (Denbo)
Posted by: DennisG

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/01/12 04:45 PM

Originally Posted By: 1kodiak
what is the name of the shuttle service that W W uses to Coral Baja.


If you browse back in this forum, or search on the Left, you'll see that the best way is to book through Transcabo. We use them every time we go and have never had an issue. Note: all of the travel sites in Cabo state there is a law stating you must book a round trip or you can't use them to get back.. we never do and if we can't find someone to share a cab from the hotel have called them without issue.

I would also point out to read the notice on the rez you received from Worldmark about the airport poachers; you really need to focus on being alert and walking straight out of the airport once you get the green light.

Dennis
Posted by: seattlecurler

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/07/12 05:25 PM

I'm hoping to go fishing on a Panga while at the resort next week (Feb 13-18th, 2012) and I was wondering if there is anyone who will be there at that time who would be interested in sharing a boat with me? It would be an all-day trip (or close to).

-jim sullivan
Posted by: Twokins

Penthouse unit - 02/08/12 12:54 PM

Hello all,
We have been to Coral Baja once before and are really looking forward to going again next year. However since next year is a "special birthday" for one member of our group, we would really love to get one of the two bedroom penthouse units and while I understand that there are only a few, how the heck do you get a reservation for one of them???? I would really like to make this happen, even if it's not close to the Feb birthday. I've heard something about making a "running reservation" but have NO idea how it works.
Please, any help will be greatly appreciated.
Posted by: RK&MK

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/09/12 10:50 AM

Fishing this time of year from CB is usually a Kmart special. The fish you get can be caught with less of a boat ride if you go out of Pamillia.They have 28 foot sedan cruisers or pangas there. The location eliminates a long worthless boat ride to the same location all the charters head for. If you want to get a chance at better fish you need to fish out off East Cape. The Barilles area offers better fishing but you would have to drive there about 50 miles north. You can go out of the San Jose' boat harbor and try to request they fish north along East Cape area. Have done that before with a lot more action and fish variety than the shoreline along the road to Cabo, which as I said,is where 95% of the pangas head for......Good fishing..
Posted by: Hondacrzy

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/09/12 05:51 PM

Hello, I will be at CB in June. We will be traveling with 2 teenagers. I do not see anyone that has rented a car lately and is it worth it? we plan on doing a few activities and if it is going to cost a lot for taxis and shuttles is it worth getting the car. I Just can not find anyone that has rented a car lately. How much was the total car rental with the required INS? Is the bus system a viable option?
Posted by: jcbetts5

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/12/12 11:55 AM

Heading to Coral Baja in Dec. Would love to get a copy of your "Travel Document" if your still comfortable sending it. Thank you.
Posted by: ZeusNike

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/12/12 08:31 PM

Hi, We have rented a car for the whole visit on a few of our Coral Baja trips but usually we prefer not to. Cabs can be expensive to Cabo but are not to San Jose. We usually walk to San Jose and back, take the bus to Cabo and sometimes take a cab back. Most booked activities will pick you up and drop you off. We sometimes like heading to Todos Santos for a day as well when we are down there and it is not very expensive to book a van and driver - we might want to have a margarita at Tequila Sunrise and surely do not want to drive if we do!

We will, though, rent a car everytime we go down, just for the first day. We pick it up at the airport then, usually, the rental company will pick the car up at the Coral Baja the next day or you can drop it off at a resort nearby (check to see that they have a location in one of the resorts). That way we can head to Costco and get supplies.
Posted by: goldbuyer57

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/12/12 09:50 PM

I make myself crazy everytime we get ready to head to Coral Baja, trying to figure out to rent or not to rent a car? insure or not insure?
Peeling through the quagmire of information, I got a car for less than $100 for 10 days. Then I called American Express and they sold me a premium car rental program for $24.95 that covers all of what the CDW policy does if I charge the rental on Amex. That is not LIABILITY!!
The rental company offered a minimum coverage policy included for the rental fee, but there is a very low $ coverage. I opted for the SLI (liability) coverage for an additional $150.
For what we plan to do it just makes more sense to rent than cab. We have back & forth from the airport, one trip to costco & a couple to Mega (I have a broken foot) a couple of trips to Rosies, Dantes & Hangman as well as the dentist and the artwalk in San Jose one evening, so I think that it will still be less costly than cabs. Also that feeling of freedom we Americans enjoy and we are so spoiled!
Anybody have any input on the car, rental, insurance thing? not the spoiled part! LOL
Posted by: Pstreet1

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/13/12 05:22 PM

Generally, the Mexican 3rd party liability (to cover damage you do to others or their property with the car--not the vehicle itself) is about $10.00 a day from the car rental company. The $150.00 for liability seems high.

In the past, we've had trouble, from time to time--not each time--using an American Express card. You might want to be certain your car rental company will accept American Express. I looked into the American Express policy and, ultimately, decided it wasn't that different from the free insurance provided by Visa and Mastercard. Has that changed? We'll be renting a car this summer, so I'm interested in your research.

We, like you, prefer to be in charge of our own transportation (though we do use city buses in various cities), and I think that when you factor in the cost of the transportation from the airport to the resort and back to the airport, the car doesn't wind up costing much at all.
Posted by: oldcoach

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/14/12 06:04 PM

Hey CaboBill! How are you doin'-- hope all is OK. Anyway, we're heading back to CB in May, and I have a question for you. If anyone may know the answer-- it's probably you. We have a 2-BR penthouse and wonder if these ALL have the rooftop hot-tub, or do just SOME of these have tubs? Anyway, thanks in advance---- and I really just hope to HEAR from you, period! Yer old Forum pal-- the Old Coach. PS-- To ANYONE with the answer---- also thanks in advance!
Posted by: DennisG

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/19/12 04:11 AM

Yes, the travel document is yours for the asking. send me an email here with your email address.

I've been updating it since we have been down here for almost two weeks.

Dennis
Posted by: oldcoach

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/19/12 08:35 AM

Dennis-- If you have the time- we would also love to receive the info you have! We're heading to CB in May (4th trip), and can't wait--- growing a bit tired of the constant cold/wet of SW Wash State. Your knowledge will help us a ton. Please send to mkjohnsons@hotmail.com. Thanks in advance---- MJ
Posted by: BretaB

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/22/12 02:45 PM

Dennis:
We leave next Tues, the 28th for 16 days in CABO, if you have tme, please send me your info to
BretaB@comcast.net
Thanks so much
Posted by: Pstreet1

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/22/12 04:20 PM

In addition to Dennis' list, you might check the Cabo forum on www.tripadvisor.com Trapper John has a truly excellent list of restaurants and other information which would be a supplement.
Posted by: Neeksman

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/26/12 01:06 PM

Heading down to CB next month and would love to get your travel document. Please send to jeff@bendbroadband.com
Posted by: galej1

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/02/12 01:04 PM

We were there last year, and the Time Share gave us the name of transportation to the hotel from the airport. It's called Translife Cabo. I believe you can go thru Condo, E-mail them at www.cabo-shuttle.com Good luck!
Posted by: galej1

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/02/12 01:08 PM

We were there last year and if you want a fun experience take the bus. We went to Walmart on bus, and we also went to downtown Cabo and that was an exciting speed race, something you have to experience. I would do it again, and I'm 74! And it's super cheap. We did rent a car from the time share for 1 day and it was super expensive. We did not take the insurance. I rent cars 4-5 times per year and never take their coverage! Have fun!
Posted by: galej1

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/02/12 01:09 PM

Translife Cabo at www.cabo-shuttle.com. Have fun!!
Posted by: galej1

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/02/12 01:12 PM

We were there in Cabo last year, and going to Palm Springs in April and the credits haven't gone up! You might want to call WorldMark and see what's going on! I've been an owner since '95 and they've stayed the same. HOWEVER, new places are charging higher amount of credits! I know, I didn't think they would do that, but they have! Good luckj!
Posted by: galej1

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/02/12 01:18 PM

There is a shuttle connected to the Time Share -
www.cabo-shuttle.com - or try cbresort@nautillus.org.mx.

Good luck, have fun!
Posted by: galej1

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/02/12 01:24 PM

To 1 Kodiak: That's why we use the service recommended by Time Share - www.cabo-shuttle.com. It's fine and dependable and on time. Because of the concern they send you a picture of your driver so there won't be a problem. And, they tell you exactly what to do to avoid the shysters inside airport! I'm looking at my reservation form and it was $48 RT. Don't rent a car. There's an exciting bus ride into downtown Cabo you really need to experience! Have fun!

galej1
Posted by: galej1

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/02/12 01:28 PM

Dennis G

Use Translife Cabo, www.cabo-shuttle.com. Last year it was $48 RT, and they send you a picture of what your driver looks like so you won't get taken by the crooks in the airport!

galej1
Posted by: RobTeresa

Re: Penthouse unit - 03/04/12 03:19 PM

Just make a reglar reservation for a two bedroom unit, then call vacation planning and have your name put on a "wait list" for the Penthouse. We did that last year and it all worked out. The view is awesome from the "top"
Posted by: white93

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/05/12 08:36 PM

Hello, could I please get a copy of your travel document?
thewhites1993@gmail.com
Thank you very much.
Posted by: jcwilsongdf

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/08/12 06:48 PM

Do you need an adaptor for the electrical outlets at the resort. I have a medical device that I need to use at night.
Posted by: Pstreet1

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/09/12 10:36 AM

Mexico's electricity is the same as the U.S.--current and plugs are identical.
Posted by: oldcoach

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/11/12 08:13 PM

Gale-- Don't chuckle if my question sounds dumb. You mentioned $48 RT between the airport and Coral Baja. Is that per person? I think I remember it being maybe a 15-20 min. trip. There'll be four of us. If it's PP, that's $96 each way for our 15-20 min. ride. That seems kinda steep. Am I missing something? Thanks-- the Ol' Coach
Posted by: oldcoach

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/12/12 08:48 AM

Dennis- Hope all is well with you. Would you please send your recommendations and info to mkjohnsons@hotmail.com ? Thanks in advance--- the Coach
Posted by: oldcoach

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/12/12 09:01 AM

CaboBill-- How ya been? Haven't heard from you lately...... yer ol' Forum pal- the Coach.
Posted by: rozettaw57

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/12/12 12:11 PM

I keep trying to get the travel documents, but I keep doing it wrong. Maybe this time. Please send me a copy of the travel documents to rozettaw57@aol.com. Thanks so much. I hope it works this time.
Posted by: bthorman

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/14/12 01:30 PM

I also would like a copy of your travel document. My email is elizabeth.thorman@gmail.com
Posted by: boomthd

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/14/12 11:09 PM

IS it a bad idea to rent a car? Are we going to have issues with police and other problems being tourists in a rental car? Would we be wiser to rely on taxi and bus service to get to and from cabo?
Posted by: WakeAtTheLake

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/15/12 01:33 PM

Dennis can you send your list to DSWakes@gmail.com
Posted by: Joklein535

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/15/12 06:14 PM

We had a great time using the bus when going into cabo. We also book a couple of events, like jet ski and the like, they will pick you up and take you back. I just make the appointment late so we can spend the afternoon in CABo.
Posted by: Pstreet1

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/16/12 05:36 PM

Originally Posted By: boomthd
IS it a bad idea to rent a car? Are we going to have issues with police and other problems being tourists in a rental car? Would we be wiser to rely on taxi and bus service to get to and from cabo?


We always rent a car: we like the flexibility of setting our own schedule. By the time you figure the cost of getting from the airport to the resort and back, it doesn't cost that much more for the ability to do as you wish when you wish.
.
You will not have issues with the police, and driving in Cabo is easy. Just remember that the speed limit is in kilometers, not miles, and remember that in Mexico, left turns are definitely not what they are in the U.S. On the highway, their intent is that you will exit the highway onto a "feeder" which is right beside the highway. Then, you will go to the spot where you would have made a left, but you will use the feeder. You will then cross the highway and turn left. Mexican drivers are not expecting to find you in a lane turning left. Other than that, no real differences.

Rent while you are still in the U.S.; the rates are substantially less. You can probably rent for a week if you rent while you are in the U.S. for the price of renting a few days while you are in Mexico.
Posted by: no1coug

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/17/12 08:20 AM

Dennis,
We would like your travel document, too. Going to Coral Baja on the 29th.
Thanks,
mrova@gocougs.wsu.edu
Posted by: trico5

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/17/12 12:31 PM

Hola...
New to this forum, but not new to WM and Coral Baja. Been a WM member since '93 and have been to CB 3x, -in '97, 2000 and 2003, with an upcoming return visit this week - 23March for 10days.
We Love this property. - and see that some changes/upgrades have taken place since our last visit.
-The past 2 trips we pre-arranged transportation to/from the airport, via WBWtravel@wyn.com, using Translife Cabo for about $58CAD (close to that in USD), for this upcoming trip. Thats round trip for 2, non-stop to/from airport. -
On previous visits, we only rented a car once, for a trip up to Todos Santos and area..-Rented from CB..for a day or 2.
We usually use the bus system..into Cabo itself...or walk locally. Hey its Mexico..soo whats the rush....!!-
One time we took a bus 'tour' up to LaPaz..Not so much a tour per se, but the local bus route up to LaPaz with a stop or 2 along the way. Kinda fun..mingling with the locals.
Was there before Mega was built and did our shopping at the food store off the Hwy..but since there last, we walked to Mega..and back, with our groceries.. Very good selections @ Mega.
Been to Zipper's, Dante's - great food, Momma Mia's, on site with good food and of course BBQ'ing on site and dining in our suite, on our balcony overlooking the view...
A bus trip or 2 into San Jose and enjoyed the marguaritas with Damiani..and some fine eatiers there as well.
A traditional horseback ride along the beach ...Ah yes...!
Really look forward to our holiday...to lay back and enjoy it all...
Can't wait....
.
on a side note...
Dennis,
What is your 'travel document'..?
I'd be curious to see it as well.
Thanks,
Posted by: boomthd

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/22/12 12:21 PM

Dennis- I would like your travel docs too. boomthd@yahoo.com. Thanks a ton
Posted by: travelergirl50

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/27/12 10:36 AM

I would like to know about the 2 bedroom King.
Are they all in the Phase 1 building? I believe they are. If you stayed in one ,what floor were you on? Found one listing that there is one on the fifth floor. Are there any on the top floor? I know there is a 1 bedroom deluxe on top.
We have been there lots of times, but have not stayed in one, and fear that if we don't get 2 Bed Pent , that we might try for that.Could only be two, don't know for sure.
Also if I could get the travel doc. everyone is asking about to see if i missed anything. felker50@hotmail.com
Thanks Alot
Posted by: heffy

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/29/12 10:19 AM

Heading down to CB on saturday morning....can't wait! we got round trip shuttle through WM at $24 each....the same price as two years ago. Is the pool open? I heard they started painting it early? Any new timeshares to tour? We $1,700 plus lot;s of tequila three years ago touring 5 timeshares...pretty fun!
Posted by: skipper

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 04/02/12 11:01 AM

Would love a copy of your travel document as well....what a great tool for us newbies! Please send to jriepel@comcast.net. Thanks again! Looking forward to visiting for the first time this June.
Posted by: ruddm

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 04/03/12 01:40 PM

Hi Dennis,

We leave for Coral Baja on the 19th for our first trip and would love a copy of your tips. Please send them to molly.rudd@weyerhaeuser.com

Thanks so much!!
Molly
Posted by: bthorman

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 04/05/12 06:57 PM

Has anyone actually gotten his travel document? I've been looking and haven't seen it.
Posted by: Pstreet1

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 04/06/12 10:30 AM

You can get truly amazing information on TripAdvisor.com.

In the search box put forums, and then choose Baja. The Cabo forum is really, really active, and the people are very friendly. A person called Trapper has an incredible restaurant list and things to do; (check the stickys at the top of the page also); there is information on the Cabo Passport, which gives discounts; there is information on renting cars; information on excursions; information on how to use the bus.......and the list goes on and on. The local experts who post either live in Cabo or go there several times a year and have been Cabo regulars for years.

You will know enough with just a little reading to make you feel like a returning regular, not a newbie.
Posted by: bthorman

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 04/07/12 08:10 AM

Thank you. I sometimes get lost on that site, but searching for for forums first helped.
Posted by: oldcoach

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 04/30/12 12:27 PM

Quick question...... Can anyone can pass along any "very" recent info on the pool deck resurfacing going on at Coral Baja? I heard they are just doing small sections of it at a time, that the pool is open, and that it's not expected to be a big deal. Also that they'd be finished by May 15th. Can anyone pass along an update?? Thanks a million--- the Ol' Coach.
Posted by: oldcoach

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 04/30/12 12:42 PM

Hef- Hope you had a great time! Question....Who-- "through WM" did you contact about the shuttle transport? We're heading down May 17th and figure I'd better start getting these things ironed out...... Thanks for any help!-- the Ol' Coach.
Posted by: ruddm

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 05/02/12 08:51 AM

We were there from 4/19 - 4/26 and they had not started the pool resurfacing yet. I don't think they had a date at that point for when it was going to start.

the other Molly
Posted by: oldcoach

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 05/04/12 08:11 AM

Molly-- Thank you. I imagine it'll be going on while we're there at CB. It is truly a beautiful resort, and I know it does not get or stay that way without work, so who can complain, (not me)..... I did read somewhere that they'll be doing small sections at a time, here and there, sort of staggering them around the pool area as they go. And that the pool itself, spa tub(s), and bar area will not be affected. Q-- how did you get from, and back to, the airport and how much was it? Thanks--- the Ol' Coach.
Posted by: BretaB

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 05/05/12 09:02 PM

Hey Old Coach, we haven't been on the forum together for lots of years. We were in Cabo for 2 weeks in March, it is of course wonderful. To answer your question about transportation, I went to the WM web site and the CABO resort page, book our round trip with TRANSLIFE Shuttle, the one recommended on WM web site. THey are so professional and a really safe and great way to get from the airport to the resort and back to the airport. The fare a couple of months ago was $28.00 per peron round trip so for hubby and I it was $56.00, well worth the price with no worries and a very professional group of drivers and brand new white vans. Just my humble opinion. We are booked again next year, same time and will be using the same transportation for 2013. Have wonderful time, the refurbished units are wonderful, you will be pleasantly surprised.
Breta
Posted by: bass2

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 05/14/12 09:40 AM

We are heading to CB June 24th.....saw in last newsletter they are starting work on the pool area...my question, is will the pool be open so our family can enjoy that area while we are there?
Posted by: Lovelyhair

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 05/14/12 09:22 PM

I heard that you can get groceries delivered to your room at Coral Baja? How does this work?
Posted by: bthorman

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 05/15/12 08:00 AM

The pool and bar will be open. Work is being done in sections for that reason.
Posted by: karen#1

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 05/15/12 07:54 PM

does anyone know where I go to place an ad to buy some credits (a one time purchase) for cabo coral baja? I for got how it don,, I sold a onetime use of my crdits, but forgot, can some one help me plz?? thnks,, karen
Posted by: 1kodiak

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 05/16/12 04:16 PM

log in then go to the bottom of the page
Posted by: avg

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 05/17/12 08:14 PM

what is the difference between the 1 bedroom and the 1 bedroom deluxe
Posted by: Ladyshay

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 05/18/12 10:56 AM

I'm new to Cabo and traveling alone. Is there anything that I need to be concerned about or any good advice out there? Should I rent a car or use the bus? Will I feel out of place being alone?
Posted by: Ladyshay

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 05/18/12 10:59 AM

I'm new to Cabo and traveling alone. Is there any good advice out there for a single person and do I need to be concerned about anything? Should I rent a car or use the bus? Will I feel out of place being single?
Posted by: K.mitcham

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 05/19/12 06:42 PM

I have been there once before and I will be going again the first week of July, alone. The first time I went, we pre-arranged a taxi /SUV to drive us to the resort. Now that I am comfortable, I will rent a car and I know that there will be plenty to do by myself. I certainly wouldn't walk around the streets at night alone, but the boardwalk is fine.
KT
Posted by: rozettaw57

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 05/24/12 11:54 AM

No and I've asked several times
Posted by: luvthesun

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 05/25/12 07:49 AM

The one bedroom deluxe is larger and has two entrances to the bathroom. The only way to enter the bathroom in one bedroom is through the bedroom itself.
Posted by: boomthd

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 06/30/12 08:06 AM

We just got home from 7 days at Coral Baja. Great resort and no complaints. The resort was always clean and the grounds well kept.

We rented a car and traveled back and forth to Cabo San Lucas several times. We never had any problems traveling. There doesn't seem to be any traffic laws in Mexico or least no one enforced the traffic laws. Police presence was very high in Cabo. Everywhere you looked there was a police car, police motorcycle, or one standing on the corner. We were never bothered by one and occasionally they would stop traffic to help you cross the street. It seems as if the locals around Cabo realize how important tourism is to the community and how much money it brings in that they all leave you alone and don't bother you. After the first shock of how poor the country was and how scary it may appear I was very comfortable walking through town at night. The only "harassment" you get is by people trying to sell you stuff. Time share people are all over the place offering you free excursions or cash.

We booked several excursions before we left home. It seems you can book cheaper down there as everyone is offering discounts and buy one get one free. We zip lined with Wild Canyon Adventures. Fantastic! We booked a snorkel trip out of Cabo and payed a high price only to find out we drive past the 2 snorkel beaches to get to the boat to bring us back. Both beaches are right off the highway and Worldmark rents snorkel gear for a substantially lower price.

Shopping the flee markets is an experience in its own. If you find something you like but you can't get the price where you want it don't worry there is always someone else that will have it and will sell it to you for what you want to pay. Don't try to shop when the cruise ship is there. Prices are quite a bit higher.

All in all Cabo is a great place to visit and I'm sure we will go back. Don't let the thought of unsafe Mexico deter you. Cabo is safe and there are plenty of tourists.
Posted by: barbd63

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 07/06/12 12:05 PM

I have heard that there is horseback riding very close to the resort. Is this true? Can you tell me the cost and if we can book through the resort? Thank you!
Posted by: Aundoj

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 07/08/12 09:53 AM

Dennis

Would you please send me your travel document. We are planning on going to WM Cabo in October. Thanks

Email address is jcarver@avr2.org. Thanks
Posted by: bthorman

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 07/08/12 05:18 PM

Can you post whether or not you get the document? I requested it over a month ago and have never seen it.
Posted by: Jandm292

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 07/09/12 09:40 PM

Hi there. Just curious how long it took to travel to Cabo San Lucas from the resort? We are trying to figure out if it is better to get the car rental or not? Is there not enough to do near the hotel? Are car rental prices the same as in America or are they cheaper? Is it convenient to do it daily when needed or would you do the whole week? Thanks for your help:)
Posted by: sbasar

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 07/09/12 10:44 PM

This resort is very nice. You can't swim there, you need to go to Cabo. Cabo is about a 20-25 minute bus ride and does not cost much. Rental cars are more there than in the U.S. If I had a choice to do it again, I would try to exchange with Interval and get a resort in Cabo. Also, in Cabo San Lucas you really do not need to exchange your money because they take US dollars and you get more for your buck from vendors trying to sell you stuff by just using US dollars. However, the Worldmark resort is nice and you can walk about 20 minutes to grocery store and taxi back with groceries. If you plan on doing activities, I would recommend not preplanning much. We listened to one sales pitch, the vendor to contact is at the big grocery store near the resort. The pitch was easy and they didn't get offended with us not buying and in return my wife and I did the swim with dolphins, zip-line, and 1 hr. spa just for listening to this one.
So all in all, I would recommend trying to exchange in Cabo. However, if you can't it is still fine at our resort. Don't book activities till you get down there and try to work all your activities by negotiating them by listening to a sales pitch. Otherwise, you can bargain deals much better down there than over the phone. Everything is negotiable down there. Hope this helps. Shannon
Posted by: boomthd

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 07/10/12 08:58 AM

It too 20 minutes to drive to Cabo and was super easy to get there and back. Straight shot from the the resort to Cabo. Free parking once you down there. Car rentals are cheap until you have to buy the mandatory liability insurance. We rented a 4 door car for 7 days and paid $200. A trip by taxi will cost you $25 each way. It was nice to have the freedom to go where you wanted when you wanted. There were days the car just sat in the parking lot because the tour or activity we planned picked us up from the hotel. I don't know what a daily rate would run to rent a car. Taxis are everywhere and you won't have an issue finding one if you want to go that route. There were always 4-5 sitting outside the resort waiting to give you a ride and they are all over in Cabo.
Posted by: Pstreet1

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 07/10/12 04:58 PM

You will always save money if you rent using on-line sources while you are still in the U.S. The mandatory 3rd party liability insurance should be about $10.00 a day; you should question anything more than that. Avis includes the mandatory 3rd party liability insurance in the rate they quote you. Avis will also accept Mastercard/Visa credit card insurance on the vehicle itself. They will, however, place a hold on your credit card for $1500 or $2000. The hold goes away within about a week after you get home. We book with a rate that will be o.k. with us; then we check every few days until we go. Car rental rates change at least 4 times a day, so continued checking may well get you a better rate that you can book and cancel the first one.

We use the insurance you can get added to your American Express card. You call them and add it. It covers the vehicle, medical insurance for an accident, theft of personal articles, etc. for $17.00 to $25.00 (the actual amount depends on the state you live in) for the entire length of the rental up to, I think, 75 days. And.....drum roll.....it's primary insurance, so your own insurance company will not be billed/notified. (The insurance that is included free with an American Express card has lower limits and is not primary.)

If you want the car rental to be free or very close to it, you can submit to a timeshare tour and specify before saying that you'll go that you want the car rental covered in full--if you go first thing in the morning, you'll get a free breakfast, too. (If you decide to do that, don't let the timeshare resort be in charge of your transportation; they have been known to refuse to call a cab for people trying to leave.)
Posted by: jcharles

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 07/10/12 09:08 PM

[b][/b]Actually there is a great swimming beach within walking distance of the resort. There is a public bus stop right across the road from the resort. We rode the bus into Cabo. To be truthful we enjoyed San Jose better than Cabo, so we loved the location of our resort. Personally, I would not want to do much driving - although many have written that it isn't any problem - I'd rather leave the driving to the locals. All tours come right to the resort to pick you up, Taxi's for the close trips, and the bus for the long trips - stress free and cheaper. Have a great trip!
Posted by: ZeusNike

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 07/16/12 04:16 PM

It total agreement with above. There is a very nice swimming beach a few minutes walk south of the resort - usually almost no people on the beach there either which is nice. We are not huge fans of Cabo San Lucas, busier, hotter, and more touristy than San Jose in our opinion. We will go in at least once or twice per trip for nighlife or an activity but would prefer to head to San Jose del Cabo. The town is charming and has some fabulous restaurants (and Shooters Bar - $1 beers and they show Canucks hockey games!). San Jose is not a bad walk from the Coral Baja if you are into walking - maybe half an hour or so depending on how quickly you walk. You can also walk along the beach to Presidente then head up and walk along the estuary to town - a very nice walk. Cabs are cheap from the CB to San Jose as well, was around $7 as I recall in March - not positive as we always use Pesos so depends on the exchange rate. We do occasionally rent a car but would prefer not. Might want a margarita or a beer or something! Love the Coral Baja - it is our home away from home!
Posted by: roesle5

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 07/23/12 08:43 AM

Coral Baja is a well kept and comfortable resort. Join in the water exercises and meet new people. It's a very fun workout! The grounds are pretty and the units (we've always had 2-BR when we were there)nicely decorated. Walk to Zippers for good food and beer. Mama Mia's is a bit iffy. Brunch was awful; Karaoke nite was fun, but the food was not recommendable.
Posted by: FrednRox

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 07/23/12 08:59 AM

We books a 1 Bedroom Deluxe for Aug 4 - 11. Can you tell me if these rooms have a view of the pool. We've stayed there before and I believe we had a 1 BR Deluxe with a view of the pool. But I'm confused with which building these are in.
Posted by: jcharles

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 07/24/12 08:04 PM

[b][/b]We had a one bedroom deluxe and had a great view of pool and Sea of Cortez. The only rooms that don't have a view are specified "Back Building" - I think.
Posted by: brokentrail

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 07/29/12 11:29 AM

We just completed our third stay at Coral Baja, July 20-27, 2012. We hadn't been there in 8 years though, so were anxious to see if we would still be comfortable there. With teens in tow we arrived in our rental car (rented from Dominic, a local, I highly recommend, http://dominicloscabos.com/) to find Coral Baja exactly as we left it; well kept, friendly staff, and perfect for the low-maintenance travelers we are. The activities desk gave us the help we needed through the week, the pool was always clean and welcoming, and the on-site restaurant was not nearly as scary and poor as many of the reviews made it out to be. Our boys (14 and 17) loved the food there and we had a few rounds of guacamole and quesadillas by the pool ourselves. We enjoyed the entertainment there at dinner too. A cover band on Saturday night and the drum/dance group on Monday. So fun! We did venture out to Flora's Field Kitchen on Tuesday night which we HIGHLY recommend--it's ten miles out of San Jose Del Cabo and serves up organic (don't let that scare you, we had free-range fried chicken!) fare and wonderful views. Go!! Oh, I just realized, this review is supposed to be about Coral Baja. Ok, back to that. Having been there before we knew it would be a challenge to make the one bedroom work, but we did it. We were in the deluxe version which afforded us with the all-important extra door to the bathroom so the boys could go in and out without coming through our bedroom. I will say the murphy bed was a bid short. Our 5 foot 10 and 6 foot 1 boys hung off the edges, but they didn't complain. There was a "couch" too and they actually traded off each night on those. Our king bed in the master was surprisingly comfortable and the pillows were average. For as little as we were in the room, it was really perfect. We put the kitchen to full use cooking eggs each morning with tortillas and avocados we picked up at the Mega store on the way in. Of course, the view was fantastic, as most of them are at Coral Baja. We spent lots of time on the deck; and yes, we turned the A/C off when we went out so we didn't have the hot air blowing on us. Stopping at the Mega grocery store on the way into town was the best thing we did, although we did make many trips to the American-owned Mini Super at the top of the hill at the resort. It was there we found real butter...there was none to be found at the Mexican stores (oh it LOOKS like butter, but it's not.) We turned our phones off while we were there (and turned the roaming off too)` but did take a lap top. I never did get the wired internet to work in our room (user error, I'm sure) but I did take the laptop down and easily used the resort Wireless network many times. Their computer room was also great with five desk top computers that were rarely all in use at the same time. Our boys used it a LOT. Overall we were very, very pleased with our stay at Coral Baja. We are easy-going travelers and I will say I lowered my expectations with everything I read before we our trip--unnecessarily so. There is always something going on there (we LOVED Victor who led bingo out by the pool, water aerobics in the morning, pool volleyball in the afternoons and many other activities) but you can also ignore all that and just BE. I kept saying Coral Baja is the perfect place to stay for a week and not go ANYwhere because everything you need is right there--a little grocery store, two restaurants (we loved Sardina's at the top of the hill too), Emerald City Smoothie, Subway, and Domino's...all right there. Don't hesitate to contact me if you have specific questions. Angie from Olympia capricia906@comcast.net
Posted by: brokentrail

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 07/29/12 11:33 AM

FrednRox, we didn't get our actual room assigned until we got there last week. They let us choose it. Since it was low-season, the front two buildings weren't even full (the ones with the views) so i'm betting you'll be in one of those for sure.
Posted by: CCN

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 08/05/12 09:13 AM

Just returned and it was great. Resort could use some warm water for showers. Cold in the heat is ok but it is still nice to have a little warm water for morning showers. If you are looking for private transportation I recommend "Incredible Locatsion". www.caboincrediblelocations.com. Ask for Pedro. He take cash when you get there. Armondo the driver was great and prices were the best. He offered us transportation for $40 a trip. Big SUV and very comfortable.
Posted by: ZeusNike

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 08/06/12 09:50 AM

Looks like you are there by now so know this already but in case anyone else is curious, there are only 2 bedroom units in the back building and you only get one of those if you specifically book a 2 bedroom back building unit. Any other unit puts you in one of the front two buildings facing the beach.

Enjoy!
Posted by: DennisG

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 09/06/12 07:17 PM

Originally Posted By: bthorman
Has anyone actually gotten his travel document? I've been looking and haven't seen it.


Hello everyone, sorry it's been a few days since my post. Yes I will send the document, don't worry. I am updating it now and you will have it.

This is such a great resort and there are so many things do to and share...

Dennis
Posted by: DennisG

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 09/09/12 02:28 PM

Alright everyone. I just sent the updated document from our visit in February this year. Heading back the first week of October for 11 nights. If you didn't get the document (I think I had over 20 folks ask for it) let me know.

Dennis
Posted by: Nita

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 09/12/12 10:52 PM

Hi Dennis,
First time on this site. Would like to know what your document is about that everyone is asking for.

Thank you, Nita
Posted by: bthorman

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 09/14/12 01:35 PM

Have you ever been down there when the Festival de San Jose is going on? If so, how were the crowds? We'll be there for part of it in March 2013.
Posted by: DennisG

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 09/15/12 06:56 AM

Originally Posted By: Nita
Hi Dennis,
First time on this site. Would like to know what your document is about that everyone is asking for.

Thank you, Nita


Hello Nita, the document is nothing special, just some tips and notes about our visits over the past 10 years to San Jose. Shoot me an email at grantdennis@gmail.com and I'll forward it to you.

Cheers,

Dennis
Posted by: DennisG

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 09/19/12 12:26 PM

I received an automated call yesterday about the pool deck being resurfaced during my stay in October. Does anyone have any additional information on this? They said it was currently being worked on, the pool is open, but sections are closed.
Posted by: geneski2

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 09/20/12 10:07 AM

Dennis, We saw your offer of the notes on Coral Baja resort area and would appreciate a copy. We will visit Oct 4-7, so we also hope the pool renovation is not an issue.
Posted by: DennisG

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 09/22/12 08:25 AM

Looking forward to connecting with you at the pool bar Gene and MJ. BTW, after chatting with you via email I looked on the WM site and decided to upgrade our room to the PH for a few days during our stay...
Posted by: RK&MK

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 09/27/12 12:08 PM

The festival is usually mid March with the date varying a few days each year. The Main stage is in the center of town and now they have moved the food booths and rides to a wider road just east of the center of town. (all easy to walk to) Very crowded but a lot of fun to experience. Take a cab, don't drive there. There are loads of cabs waiting to take you back to CB. About $7 US for a van cab. The Main stage is a nightly show, usually with adequate seating, if you get there early in the evening. The volume of the PA will break your ear drums! Bring ear plugs or you will regret it. Otherwise the entertaiment is very Mexican but fun to experience. Been going to it for several years and still enjoy it. One thing to remember is to bring a warm jacket for the evening stage show. It gets very chilly by 10 pm on when you are just sitting there.
Posted by: bthorman

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 09/27/12 02:57 PM

Thank you. I've been reading that it starts March 8th and runs for 11 days. We'll be arriving on the 5th for 7 nights, so we'll have a couple days without the festival going on to get our bearings. We're so looking forward to this trip. Last time we were on a Mexican Riveria cruise we hired a van and went down to CDSJ for a day. We've fallen in love with the area.
Posted by: Trevors2

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 10/05/12 09:53 AM

Just returned from 10 days at Coral Baja. Slow most of the first week. Had a 6.2 Earthquake last Tues but no damage. Just nerves for most.

The pool decking is almost finished and beautiful. The installed two handicapped lifts one in the pool and one in the spa which were really great. Staff really attentive.

After going there for over 10 yrs a few new rules. One, unless you have phone access they will only let you do two local calls at the desk. Also be careful of the dryers of delicate clothing (Light weight nylon type)it burned streaks in our clothes. Use non hot cycle.

Weather warm and beautiful. Already booked for next year.
Posted by: Zechenia

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 10/22/12 09:29 AM

I have been reading a few pages on this thread but haven't seen a direct answer to this question (though I am sure somewhere in all the pages it's probably been answered).

I am researching for a good location for my honeymoon in August of 2014. It's going to be the first tropical vacation for my fiance, so we're trying to get a worldmark location that is right on the beach. However, it's important to us that the beach is also swimmable.

I have read a lot of mixed reviews of beaches in the Cabo area in general for swimability. Is the beach at this condo safe for swimming? How is the water temperature? We really want someplace that we don't need to leave the property during our vacation unless we really want to.

Thanks!
Posted by: bthorman

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 10/22/12 09:57 AM

If you read the description on the Resort Guide page you'll see this -

Note: There is no swimming at the resort beach due to a dangerous undertow. The nearest swimming beach is five miles away and can be reached by bus, taxi or rental car.
Posted by: Zechenia

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 10/22/12 10:26 AM

Originally Posted By: bthorman
If you read the description on the Resort Guide page you'll see this -

Note: There is no swimming at the resort beach due to a dangerous undertow. The nearest swimming beach is five miles away and can be reached by bus, taxi or rental car.



Must have just skipped over that. Ahhh looking at too many resorts at once and must have just skimmed over it!
Posted by: 1kodiak

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 10/22/12 05:06 PM

August is very Hot also. You might rethink that mounth! NO SWIMMING!!!
Posted by: R&S.Martin

Spa Services nearby @ reasonable rates? - 11/08/12 01:14 PM

Are there are Spas for massage purposes only nearby that are reputable, and not outrageously expensive? We are looking forward to having a lot of fun, and thought it would be a great idea to have a massage the day before our flight home just to pamper ourselves prior to returning to "real life". We arrive on the 12th, and looking for something on or around the resort.
Posted by: 1kodiak

Coral Baja In Nov. - 11/09/12 04:05 PM

We leave in the morning for Coral Baja.We hope to see you Larry and Vicky, Tom and Stef. There this year.
Posted by: ZeusNike

Re: Spa Services nearby @ reasonable rates? - 11/09/12 05:15 PM

Last time we were there I went to the spa above the store on the property....Arriba or something like that I think it was called. Clean and professional!
Posted by: Tricia

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/03/13 02:16 PM

I've just booked Coral Baja for my family of 5 (teenage and up) over July 4th week and they told me we have a 2 bedroom in the back building, no ocean view. Question is, how do they know what room we're getting already? I thought they allocated your room when you arrived. And is there anything I can do to change it for an ocean view?
Thanks!
Posted by: Camano

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/05/13 09:09 PM

One of the selections when booking is the back building, my guess is you selected that option. You might check if anything else is available. If there is nothing try getting on the wait list by calling reservations.
Posted by: jedmustang

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/08/13 05:49 PM

My reservation is a Studio, Phase 3. Does that mean Building 3 as shown on the resort site map? Do all the units face to the front side of the building?
Posted by: OFDwife

Restaurant and transportation - 01/09/13 01:27 PM

I read the restaurant at Coral Baja is closed?
Need suggestions for transportation from airport to Coral Baja. Has anyone used Translife which is the one listed on World Mark and what is the price each way?
Posted by: grantw7

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/11/13 02:29 PM

Over 80% of the 2 bedrooms are in the back building as it is 2 bedroom only so if you booked a 2 bedroom expect to be back there.
Posted by: grantw7

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/11/13 02:30 PM

YES they do. Your entry door is at the back.
Posted by: grantw7

Re: Restaurant and transportation - 01/11/13 02:33 PM

I am arriving in a week and booked with TRANSCABO. The price was better than most and the registration online was efficient. They have my flight # so know when to expect me and they will arrange departure pick up when they drop me off.
Posted by: jbcoug

Re: Restaurant and transportation - 01/12/13 02:06 PM


"Over 80% of the 2 bedrooms are in the back building as it is 2 bedroom only so if you booked a 2 bedroom expect to be back there."

This is not accurate. You will only be in the back building IF you reserve a 2 bedroom, back building. This is a separate reservation category.

John
Posted by: shelbe10

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/17/13 06:30 PM

Heading back to Coral Baja on March 3 until April 9. Anyone want to grab some drinks and chat by the pool?
Posted by: bthorman

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/18/13 05:11 AM

We'll be there from March 5 - 12. Have you ever been there during the festival? Are there a lot of things to do and see?
Posted by: BretaB

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/18/13 06:33 PM

Hey Shelly, we won't be there in 2013, hope your group has a great time
Posted by: BretaB

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/18/13 06:35 PM

Beth: There will be a huge group of Coral Baja crazies during your time there, just watch out for HAVOC
Posted by: bthorman

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/19/13 07:55 AM

HAVOC the musician?
Posted by: corryjamez

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/21/13 08:30 PM

im trying to send my niece and sooontobe nephew in_law for their honeymoon in july whats the diffrence between a one bedrooom and a one bedroom deluxe...does anyone know?? and how small is the studio?
ive only been to two of the resorts in vegas..one i like and one not so much
Posted by: corryjamez

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/21/13 08:51 PM

just in case u havent gotten a responce
to to hawaii
best beaches and tourist to do stuff
any island
Posted by: jbcoug

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/22/13 04:49 PM

Corryjamez,

In the one bedroom, you must access the bathroom from the bedroom. The one bedroom deluxe is a shade larger and has an entry to the bath from the bedroom and the hall. This allows for entry into the bath without going through the bedroom if the master and the murphy bed are used. We used one of the deluxe units for our honeymoon ten years ago. Some nights we slept on the murphy bed in the living room, with the slider open, just to hear the waves. For one couple, either unit would be fine. I would prefer either to a studio though for a honeymoon.

John
Posted by: grantw7

Re: Restaurant and transportation - 01/23/13 11:36 AM

Yes, I was wrong & John is right. Sorry
Posted by: grantw7

Re: Restaurant and transportation - 01/23/13 11:46 AM

Currently at Coral Baja and just a few things to mention after my first few days here.
I prebooked a shuttle from the airport with Transbaja/Transcobo (2 people, both ways). I could not have been happier. While most outside the airport were in white, their staff were in bright orange and there were several of them. After checking in with their leader I was given a voucher for the return trip (with the time they would pick me up). We drove in a fairly new van with 2 other couples. No issues with the company. Just remember to IGNORE the large amount of people in the room just after clearing customs and take the door to your right IMMEDIATELY. They will ask to help you - ignore them!

The front desk was offering an exchange rate of 11.5 for US/CDN. I found a bank a block away (Actinver – Mall with Applebees and just past Nextel) that exchanged my CDN for 12.25 (US would have been 12.90). I saved much $ for my $300 cash. The teller gave me a # to make it easier next time as she now had all my passport details. The bank next to Applebees will not deal with non-members.

Just had lunch at Sardina Cantina to the left of the entrance to the resort. Highly recommend it.
Posted by: DennisG

Re: Restaurant and transportation - 01/29/13 06:10 PM

Hello everyone!

Denbo here. I have posted a number of threads on this forum and am happy to share with you a travel document that my wife Tami and I have put together over the past years from our trips to Cabo. We are heading back to WM CB next Sunday for a week and we are so looking forward to it. We go once or twice a year. As we often do we augment our stay with an all inclusive stay and this year we are doing it before we come to WM; a few nights in Cabo and I will let you know how it goes.

Looking forward to the trip.

Dennis
Posted by: galej1

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/30/13 03:24 PM

Just use the bus. It's right there at the street! I'm 74 yrs. old and used bus to go grocery shopping at Wal Mart and to downtown to look around. It was fun and quite an experience. Don't bother with expense of car. Sitting around relaxing, playing Bingo in the pool during Happy Hour, etc was just so fun and relaxing! Have a terrific time!
Posted by: galej1

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/30/13 03:27 PM

Unfortunately you cannot swim in the ocean at resort. Dangerous riptide signs posted, so no one goes in water! Book thru RCI and go to a unit where Ocean swimming is safe.
Posted by: DennisG

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/02/13 07:42 AM

Originally Posted By: galej1
Unfortunately you cannot swim in the ocean at resort. Dangerous riptide signs posted, so no one goes in water! Book thru RCI and go to a unit where Ocean swimming is safe.


I agree and will add that the septic system drain field is located under the volleyball court; think about what is going into the sea in front of most of the resorts.... stick to the pool.
Posted by: DennisG

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/02/13 07:44 AM

Does anyone know if the resort has egg crate toppers for the beds? I have been going to WMCB for over 10 years and if there is one thing we have a hard time dealing with is the beds are so hard.
Posted by: Pstreet1

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/07/13 03:49 PM

You might want to rethink the car. We've always rented for less than $150.00 for a week (smallest car). When you consider the price of getting to and from the resort plus a trip or two into town or to the glass blowing factory, etc., the car is pretty cheap--provided, of course, that you let the insurance provided by your credit card company cover the vehicle itself. The only other insurance you need is 3rd party liability, which you must get from the rental company, and it's about $10.00 a day (Avis includes the 3rd party liability in the rate they quote and I think Hertz does also; for others, add $10.00 a day to the quoted rate.)

There is a lot to see/do in the area and having your own car makes it much more likely you'll get "out and about."

ATM machines are very easy to find. Visa/Mastercard are widely accepted, but a lot of people complain about their credit card numbers being "borrowed" after a trip to Cabo. We like the security of using an ATM (they give out either dollars or pesos) and just using cash when we're out. It's been our experience that Travelers' Checks are no longer much of an alternative; anyplace other than a bank or the resort will either not take them or look at them oddly and hesitate.

March is a good time to be there. The whales seem to be late this year, so you may find them still "in residence." In any case, you're going to have a great time!
Posted by: Rguitar

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/08/13 04:08 PM

I have an 8 night stay at the Coral Baja resort for a 2 bedroom Penthouse June 24 through July 2nd and I will not be able to go & I am looking for somebody that would be interested in working out a deal with me and taking over the 8 night stay. This room & resort looks amazing. I'm bummed that I won't be able to make the trip, but hoping I can work out a deal with a fellow Worldmark owner. I had to book this room 13 months in advance. It has 2 king size beds & a private hot tub on the deck overlooking the ocean.
Please contact me at rguitar@charter.net to discuss further details.
I hope I am posting this in the appropiate section. If I am not, I would sure appreciate any advice.
I do not really want to sell it on e-bay or Craigslist.
I need to find somebody in the next few weeks to take over this Coral Baja vacation or I will need to cancel it and re-book a different vacation that I will be able to use.
Posted by: shelbe10

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/10/13 05:58 AM

Originally Posted By: bthorman
We'll be there from March 5 - 12. Have you ever been there during the festival? Are there a lot of things to do and see?

Beth,

I have been to Cabo At least 5 times during the Festival. Last year it was much smaller and was relocated,to the road in behind the Tropicana restaurant. It used to be set up on the Main Street in downtown San Jose del Cabo. There is food stands, art work, trinkets, etc to look through. Carnival rides are set up and there is the rodeo to take in. There are different Mexican entertainers on the main stage every night during the festival. It is fun to do at least once, just a warning though it is VERY LOUD, lol. Bring some ear protection! If driving, go early, last year the traffic jam was crazy during show times.

A couple of my personal favorite things to check out aside from the festival is the Organico Market on the weekend. (It is a great place to get some inexpensive food for lunch or to take home for dinner. They have local fresh produce, fresh fish, art, crafts, jewellry and entertainment. I go every week. love it!) and check out the Artwalk on Thursday nights downtown.

if interested we can meet up around the pool and chat more.

Shelley
Posted by: bthorman

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/10/13 12:05 PM

That would be great. When will you be down there? The only thing we have planned right now is a cooking class at one of the local farms (Huerta Los Tamarindos) on Saturday.
Posted by: Pstreet1

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/12/13 08:09 AM

You might want to rethink the car. We've always rented a small car for less than $150.00 for the week (letting the credit card company cover the insurance on the vehicle itself). By the time you factor in the cost of the shuttle/taxi to and from the resort, the car doesn't cost much at all. Driving is easy--4 lanes, divided highway--and you have the convenience of being able to go where you want whenever you want. If you want to go to Todos Santos (which I recommend), you can. If you want to go to the glass factory, you can. If you want to go to a quiet private beach, you can.

ATM/VISA There are ATM's everywhere; it's easy to get money, and the machines dispense pesos or dollars. Some people have reported having their credit cards compromised after using them in Cabo, so that's something to consider. Traveler's Checks have become sort of out of date. the resort and banks will take them; most other places will look at them funny, and may not accept them.

Cabo is fun; you're going to enjoy yourselves. You should look on the TripAdvisor forums for tons of information from people who either live in Cabo full time or go there 3 or 4 times a year. They have the absolute best restaurant lists, etc. http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowForum-g150773-i83-Los_Cabos_Baja_California.html
Posted by: Pstreet1

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/12/13 08:10 AM

Just checking----my replies aren't posting.
Posted by: readytogo

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/17/13 04:01 PM

Shelly and Beth, we will be down there Mar 6-15. Mind if we join you?
Posted by: bthorman

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/17/13 06:17 PM

That would be great. I haven't heard back from Shelly. If you want to email me, I can give you my cell so you can text or call me.

elizabeth.thorman@gmail.com
Posted by: bthorman

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/20/13 03:40 PM

Is the market on Saturday and Sunday?
Posted by: Chari

Wyndhams Ocean Ridge on Edisto Island, South Carolina - 02/24/13 02:22 PM

Has anyone stayed within the last year at the Ocean Ridge resort on Edisto,Island,S.Carolina? We will be going there soon, and would just like to have an idea of what the resort is like. Generally stay at a WorldMark Resort,so would apprecite hearing from those of you, who have stayed at a Wyndham resort. I will post an opionion of this resort when we return. Thank so much, Chari
Posted by: jcharles

Re: Wyndhams Ocean Ridge on Edisto Island, South Carolina - 02/25/13 07:07 PM

[b][/b]I have not stayed at the Wyndham Ocean Ridge, but I have stayed at several Wyndham resorts. Of course each resort can be different, but we've found the Wyndham resorts are on par or slightly nicer than WorldMark resorts.
Posted by: dcooper

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/26/13 03:32 PM

Do the 2 bedroom units here have a TV in the 2nd bedroom?
Posted by: Mexicodiver27

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/27/13 07:54 AM

Hey Dennis, Anything new to add to your travel doc? We are heading down on Feb 17th for our second time at CB and 4th to Cabo. I enjoy reading your posts and your document. Scott
Posted by: Mexicodiver27

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/27/13 07:57 AM

Oops i meant 3/17/13 not 2/17
Posted by: no1coug

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/01/13 08:57 PM

The market is only on Saturday.
Posted by: bthorman

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/01/13 09:03 PM

Thank you. We have a cooking class at a local farm on Saturday, so we'll have to see if we can make it.

I'm leaving my room # at the front desk for Nora so we can connect when they arrive. When will you be down there? Maybe we could get together at the pool and talk?
Posted by: no1coug

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/02/13 07:55 AM

Could you post specific information about how you rented a car for $150.00. Who did you rent through? What credit card covered the insurance? We have not been able to get it that cheap, and they always make us pay the insurance before we can take the car. How did you do it? Also, where it the glass factory?
Posted by: no1coug

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/02/13 07:58 AM

Beth,
We won't be there until March 29th. The cooking class sounds fun.
Posted by: bthorman

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/02/13 10:12 AM

Shelley - When will you be in SJDC? Maybe we could meet at the pool?
Posted by: Mexicodiver27

Re: Wireless in rooms - 03/03/13 06:53 AM

Is there wireless signal in the rooms? I realize there is Ethernet cable connection but with an i-pad that wont work. Has anyone used an i-pad and where did they pick up wireless signal? Thanks!
Posted by: traveler2be

Re: Wireless in rooms - 03/03/13 07:33 AM

Wireless laptops work, so wouldn't your iPad?
Posted by: Mexicodiver27

Re: Wireless in rooms - 03/03/13 07:58 AM

It would then, i suppose... Phase three is a long way from the lobby signal to reach. Perhaps they have installed wireless modems in the buildings now?

Thanks for the update.
Posted by: ZeusNike

Re: Wireless in rooms - 03/03/13 09:20 PM

Sardinia Cantina had a pretty strong wifi signal we could access from Phase 3 last year if that helps.
Posted by: Kirps

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/12/13 12:01 PM

Hello. My first post. Have thoroughly enjoyed other posts for years.

We are returning to Coral Baja on April 30th, 2013 for 9 nights. This time however, we will be accompanied by our 2o year old son and also perhaps with our 18 year old son. They have invited friends to accompany them, however their schedules are not as yet known.

So, what we are wondering is if any of you will have young adults present there as well at the same time?

Thank you, the Dhaliwal Family
Posted by: shelbe10

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/19/13 07:01 AM

Hi Beth,
The Organic Market is on Saturday. It has been great this year, lots of artsy things, great produce and seafood available. You should for sure check it out. We are at the resort until April 9/13
Posted by: bthorman

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/19/13 07:34 PM

Oh well, we've been there and are back home. Now looking forward to our next trip down there smile Met Nora and her husband while there. We did go to the Art Walk, but our cooking class at the farm on Saturday started at 11 am and we didn't get back to the resort until between 6 and 7 pm so missed the market. Had a great time!
Posted by: Mexicodiver27

Re: Wireless in rooms - 03/25/13 09:46 AM

Just got back to Colorado yesterday.

So wifi is poor at best through out the resort as they have been having problems. You can access it for free in the lobby in front of the activity desk. We would see several people sitting on the little sofa daily.

with smart phones and ipads you cannot hook up in the rooms unless you have an Ethernet connection plug on your device or and adapter (i-pad. All that is supplied is the cable. it was stored in the closet and the router is behind the sofa.


Sardinia's didn't reach to phase 3 but worked great in their restaurant. Mama Mia's didn't know their code so no connection by the pool.

Anyway no big deal. I didn't miss it much.
Posted by: lblonsky

Re: Water quality question - 03/26/13 07:07 AM

First time visiting. What is the water quality like at the resort and in the area in general?
Posted by: jbcoug

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 04/01/13 05:09 PM

Currently at Coral Baja, through Sunday. Anyone want to share a panga for fishing out of La Playita in San Jose? Share cost of boat.

John

in A101
Posted by: Bob3435

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 04/01/13 07:10 PM

Just returned from a 3 week stay and feeling quite relaxed now. Everything was well but I do think that Sardina Cantina slipped a little in service and food. Also, I don't want to complain too much but I feel the new activities director lacks in the ability to get things going. Over the years we have had Stephano (still great on the nights he is there), Elena, and Victor, who all got everyone going, and were very personable. The current gal is a not quite as outgoing and somewhat boring. Other than that, the place was still a great time!
Posted by: RK&MK

Re: Purchasing gas at any PEMEX - 05/03/13 04:55 PM

I have been to C.B. several times and purchased gas for my vehicle. This year I have noticed that scamming at the pumps is becoming the norm. I was scammed for 300 pesos twice and a friend was also scammed. A word to the wise. If you gas up...#1 know the cost per ltr for gas #2 step out of your vehicle and stand at the pump at all times to observe that they started at zero. #3 DO NOT allow them to clear the meter until after you have paid them and get a receipt. Their trick is to distract you and clear the meter before getting you a cc receipt or cash receipt. It is wise to ask for a specific amt of petro and have that amt ready in cash. The chances of paying for more gas than you tank can hold will quickly vanish. These guys are really slick! And they work as a group to distract and confuse you.
Posted by: RK&MK

Re: Activities Director - 05/03/13 05:32 PM

I spent quite a bit of time at CB this year and to comment that the activities person is boring would be too kind. Victor and Elana did what they were hired to do at 100 percent plus. This new person did absolutely nothing for the entire day except for a lame bingo game and water aerobics at their minimum. Supervised water polo, water volleyball and beach volleyball were completely omitted. Activities for children never happened. I realize that CB is unique for it's level of activities on site. This person needs to be replaced with someone who is a qualified activities director. I polled several other WM guests while at CB about this issue and the responses were in line with my comments. Nepotism doesn't qualify as experience.
Posted by: Cheek

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 06/07/13 12:09 PM

We have a 1br deluxe. Are there washer and dryers in the unit or are there any washers and dryers at the resort. Hopefully someone can give me an update.
thank you
Posted by: Cheek

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 06/07/13 12:12 PM

We have a 1br deluxe and I dont see washer and dryer on the description. Can you tell me if the units have washer and dryers or if there is a laundry room at the resort?

thank you
Posted by: 1kodiak

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 06/07/13 04:13 PM

Yes there is w/d's in your unit. but I'm only answering once.
Posted by: Cheek

Coral Baja question - 06/09/13 10:41 AM

Can someone tell me if the ATV / Zip line combo tour is worh $150 per person? My wife and I do not know if we should purchase online or wait until we get there. thank you
Posted by: Cheek

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 06/09/13 10:41 AM

We will be in a 1br deluxe. Can anyone tell us if there is wifi available?
thank you
Posted by: fozzyberry

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 06/13/13 10:46 AM

It seems that you must choose front building or back building. Does it matter? Do you have a recommendation before I make my reservation? Are there any fun things to do in June? A group of 5 ladies are going down next June (2014)!! Thanks for the replies!

R laugh
Posted by: bthorman

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 06/13/13 10:58 AM

The back building does not have an ocean view and is near the road. The front building overlooks the ocean.
Posted by: GinaInAustin

Re: Questions for Coral Baja - 07/02/13 07:03 PM

Howdy from Texas....heading to Coral Baja on Saturday. Searching for some fishing and nightlife recommendations. Thx!

Ginainaustin
Posted by: jcharles

Re: Questions for Coral Baja - 07/03/13 06:44 PM

Gordo Banks Panga Fishing. You'll stay on the Sea of Cortez side - the boats aren't really built for big ocean waves. But the fishing is amazing!!!! Good luck!
Posted by: Mexicodiver27

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 07/19/13 04:21 AM

wifi is only available in the lobby.
Posted by: LizNickels

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - Car Rental - 07/28/13 01:47 PM

Hello...

Planning a trip there in a few weeks. I'm wondering is there any advantage to renting a car at the resort vs the airport?

Thanks,

Liz
Posted by: Pstreet1

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - Car Rental - 07/28/13 05:57 PM

There is a huge price advantage to renting a car in the U.S. before you get there. The prices are not even remotely comparable. The people on Tripadvisor.com recommend Dominic or Cactus car rental. Cactus is the cheaper of the two. We've always gotten a small car, manual, for about $150.00 (and we let our credit card insurance cover everything but the required Mexican liability, which is about $10.00 a day). And of course, the price of getting to Coral Baja with a shuttle/taxi can be counted against the cost of renting a car, which brings the cost down more.

We prefer to have a car for trips here and there--more private beaches, the glassblowing factory, etc.
Posted by: Pstreet1

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - Car Rental - 07/28/13 05:59 PM

http://forums.trendwest.com/ubb-threads/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=3971

That's about all I know about renting a car in Mexico.
Posted by: ffmedic

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - Car Rental - 07/29/13 08:29 AM

Originally Posted By: LizNickels
Hello...

Planning a trip there in a few weeks. I'm wondering is there any advantage to renting a car at the resort vs the airport?

Thanks,

Liz


I don't really see the need to waste money on a vehicle when you can catch the bus to San Lucas for 27 pesos or 2.50 usd 5 bucks round trip per person. The bus drops you off in the heart of San Lucas. If you plan on going to San Jose del Cabo you can catch a taxi for 70 pesos or 6.00 usd 12 bucks round trip. If you are paying for activities they always provide shuttle service. If you are going to the mega or Walmart it's 10 pesos by bus 20 round trip and 70 pesos by taxi one way. Save your money for others things, the people here are nice and very helpful. If you do rent a car make sure you keep 100-200 pesos to pay the policia off if you get pulled over. It's pretty standard operation there. My 2 cents. Enjoy!
Posted by: Pstreet1

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 08/01/13 09:10 AM

I just found a great site on the safety of visiting Mexico. I think if you are concerned about going, this site is important for you to look at. On the left hand side is a series of comparisons you can look at: compared to U.S. cities, compared to international destinations, etc. You get a great graffic each time. It's a pretty impressive site.

http://howsafeismexico.com/index.html
Posted by: DennisG

Re: Activities Director - 08/08/13 03:30 AM

I could not agree more with your comments. Victor was the best! I would rather have no activities than someone that is just running through the motions. We go to CB twice a year and love to just relax and unwind.

Dennis
Posted by: DennisG

Heading to CB at the end of Aug - 08/08/13 03:50 AM

Hello everyone!

My wife and I are heading back to CB the last week of Aug for 8-10 days, really looking forward to the down-time. We usually go twice a year; once in Feb and then in Oct, but we're changing our fall trip this year.

I have a travel document that I update each time we go that covers everything from travel tips, food, walking and adventures. If anyone would like a copy, shoot me an email at grantdennis@gmail.com. It's updated as of February '13.

Cheers,

Dennis
Posted by: Mexicodiver27

Re: Heading to CB at the end of Aug - 08/08/13 08:38 AM

Dennis I took your suggestions last March and they were very helpful. Thanks! We will be down again this mid september. Let us know if anything new comes up while you are there in August!...
Posted by: Mexicodiver27

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 08/08/13 08:41 AM

Mike when we were there in March the rooms had internet through an ehternet connection. We didnt try that connection as we had wifi only units (smart phone and ipad). The wifi signal was not strong enough to reach our room in building three. In fact it only worked in front of the activities desk. Daily we would go to the desk to log on and we see others doing the same.
Posted by: JoAnnVega

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 08/11/13 11:48 AM

Any current information on this resort? If so I am having trouble accessing it.
Posted by: DennisG

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 08/14/13 05:56 PM

Not sure about your question, are you looking for updated info? See my note below.

Dennis
Posted by: DennisG

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 08/16/13 06:09 AM

Countdown!
One week away from heading down to San Jose, we are really looking forward to our trip...

We have a 2BR Penthouse for the majority of the time, with the exception of two days where we are moving to a 3BR Penthouse. I was hoping to secure the 2BR for the entire trip so we don't need to move, but it is what it is. I booked this using Exotic Bonus Time at a great price. We will be celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary during this time as well as a birthday; it should be a great time.

We're going to check into renting paddle boards this trip, so I'll let everyone know how that works out.

Cheers,

Dennis
Posted by: fishmister

Car Rental - 08/19/13 02:41 PM

I have heard the fun stories of renting a car while in Mexico they qoute you a good price to later find out there is a mandatory insurance you have to take.

Anyone recommend the best car rental place at the airport?
Posted by: DennisG

Re: Car Rental - 08/20/13 08:00 AM

There is a ton of information on renting a car, I have used Alamo with no issues. Note: once you pay for the rental,the person that shows you to your car is a time share shark! they will offer to pay for your car rental ($200-$400) if you go to a presentation. It's your call, but know this: they will suck up an entire day of your vacation and you will leave feeling used and dirty.

Rent from the U.S. before you go. You'll get better rates, and you'll be certain to have a car when you get there. If you read the posts on Tripadvisor.com about renting, you'll find they recommend Cactus rental (and ask for the Trip Advisor discount) and Dominic (considerably more expensive). This link has the links for both companies: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g150773-i83-k4800538-Car_rental-Los_Cabos_Baja_California.html
We've rented from Avis and were pleased, but they don't get the rave reviews from Trip Advisor that Cactus and Dominic do.

Things you need to know about the rental experience:

1. Mexico requires MEXICAN 3rd party liability insurance on any vehicle that is on the road. That doesn't cover the vehicle itself; it covers damage you do to others or their property. You can't drive off the lot without having it. It costs about $10.00 a day (maybe a little more, maybe a little less depending on the rental car company).You will need to insure the vehicle itself.
a. You can, of course, buy insurance from the rental car company.
b. You can let the insurance that comes with your credit card cover the vehicle insurance- no additional cost to you if you do this.
c. You can purchase American Express premium coverage if you have an American Express card (their regular insurance covers the car, too--just like Visa and Mastercard and doesn't cost any extra). The advantage to the premium insurance is that it is about
$25.00 (exact amount depends on the state in which you live) and it covers the entire
rental period up to 75 days or 90 days....I can't remember which.
d. No matter whether it is Visa/Mastercard/American Express, their insurance is primary
in Mexico, so your own insurance is not involved.
e. Advantages/Disadvantages of using rental car company insurance/credit card insurance
the rental car company insurance will, of course, cost more--but it is local and they deal
with any problems. The credit card insurance is free and they will deal with the company--but there will be paper work for you to have to be a part of.

Driving in Mexico:
2. The number one thing to know is that left turns (even if there appears to be a left turn
lane) are not the norm in Mexico. Mexican drivers are really not expecting a car to be
turning left. If there is a "feeder" road beside the highway, you are expected to get on
it before your intersection comes up and then actually drive across the highway from that
position. Even if there is a left turn lane, be really, really cautious--check the rear
view mirror, and if it appears the car bearing down on you from the rear isn't going to
slow down or change lanes, drive on and come back. Our friends who live full time in
Cabo tell us that's the number one cause of accidents/injuries in Cabo to tourists.
3. Stop signs are not always located at the same height as they are in the U.S., so scan more
widely (vertically) than usual.
4. Speed limit is in kilometers. Locals will speed past you, apparently paying no attention
to the speed limit. If you want to avoid all attention from the police, actually abide by
the speed limit; let them pick up someone who is actually speeding--there are plenty to
choose from.
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Posted by: brianpetty10

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 08/20/13 07:33 PM

Does anyone know where to buy Black Velvet? Does Mega carry it? Costco? Thanks for the help...
Posted by: DennisG

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 08/21/13 08:08 AM

I am sure you can find it at the MEGA, or at Walmart without having to go into Cabo. The other place to stop is on your way to the MEGA, just before McDonalds, on the right is a wine shop; I am sure they can tell you of a place to pick it up. That said, consider purchasing it at Duty Free before you leave.
Posted by: Pstreet1

Re: Car Rental - 08/22/13 09:35 AM

I'd rather not see my posts copied and reposted.


Originally Posted By: DennisG
There is a ton of information on renting a car, I have used Alamo with no issues. Note: once you pay for the rental,the person that shows you to your car is a time share shark! they will offer to pay for your car rental ($200-$400) if you go to a presentation. It's your call, but know this: they will suck up an entire day of your vacation and you will leave feeling used and dirty.

Rent from the U.S. before you go. You'll get better rates, and you'll be certain to have a car when you get there. If you read the posts on Tripadvisor.com about renting, you'll find they recommend Cactus rental (and ask for the Trip Advisor discount) and Dominic (considerably more expensive). This link has the links for both companies: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g150773-i83-k4800538-Car_rental-Los_Cabos_Baja_California.html
We've rented from Avis and were pleased, but they don't get the rave reviews from Trip Advisor that Cactus and Dominic do.

Things you need to know about the rental experience:

1. Mexico requires MEXICAN 3rd party liability insurance on any vehicle that is on the road. That doesn't cover the vehicle itself; it covers damage you do to others or their property. You can't drive off the lot without having it. It costs about $10.00 a day (maybe a little more, maybe a little less depending on the rental car company).You will need to insure the vehicle itself.
a. You can, of course, buy insurance from the rental car company.
b. You can let the insurance that comes with your credit card cover the vehicle insurance- no additional cost to you if you do this.
c. You can purchase American Express premium coverage if you have an American Express card (their regular insurance covers the car, too--just like Visa and Mastercard and doesn't cost any extra). The advantage to the premium insurance is that it is about
$25.00 (exact amount depends on the state in which you live) and it covers the entire
rental period up to 75 days or 90 days....I can't remember which.
d. No matter whether it is Visa/Mastercard/American Express, their insurance is primary
in Mexico, so your own insurance is not involved.
e. Advantages/Disadvantages of using rental car company insurance/credit card insurance
the rental car company insurance will, of course, cost more--but it is local and they deal
with any problems. The credit card insurance is free and they will deal with the company--but there will be paper work for you to have to be a part of.

Driving in Mexico:
2. The number one thing to know is that left turns (even if there appears to be a left turn
lane) are not the norm in Mexico. Mexican drivers are really not expecting a car to be
turning left. If there is a "feeder" road beside the highway, you are expected to get on
it before your intersection comes up and then actually drive across the highway from that
position. Even if there is a left turn lane, be really, really cautious--check the rear
view mirror, and if it appears the car bearing down on you from the rear isn't going to
slow down or change lanes, drive on and come back. Our friends who live full time in
Cabo tell us that's the number one cause of accidents/injuries in Cabo to tourists.
3. Stop signs are not always located at the same height as they are in the U.S., so scan more
widely (vertically) than usual.
4. Speed limit is in kilometers. Locals will speed past you, apparently paying no attention
to the speed limit. If you want to avoid all attention from the police, actually abide by
the speed limit; let them pick up someone who is actually speeding--there are plenty to
choose from.
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Posted by: DennisG

Re: Car Rental - 08/22/13 12:21 PM

Pat, I was simply trying to help them, I am sorry if you are offended.

I thought you're recap of the car rental process was great and as I have kept these good bits of information, I try to play it forward. Do you know if a good way to link the posting?
Posted by: Pstreet1

Re: Car Rental - 08/22/13 03:10 PM

Unfortunately, no, I don't know of a way to link on this forum except to say "another poster said...etc."; it's an awkward format; the search doesn't really work to narrow down the choices much.
Posted by: stalberger

Exchange Peso's at the resort - 08/25/13 12:46 PM

Can you still exchange dollars for pesos at the resort. Usually
we just bring a bunch of $5 bills but the people we are traveling
with want to exchange some cash.
Posted by: jaymac

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 08/27/13 09:28 AM

can the resort accomodate 110 electrical items?
Posted by: bthorman

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 08/27/13 10:25 AM

Yes, we didn't bring any adapters and were able to plug in and use our camera, phone and laptop.
Posted by: mtorres

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 08/27/13 01:09 PM

Hello, I will be visiting Sept. 20th-27th. This will be my first trip to Cabo, I'm really looking to relax and just enjoy my time away from work etc. any suggestions. What is Cabo or San Jose like? Thanks cool
Posted by: Mexicodiver27

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 08/28/13 07:26 AM

MTORRES,

Hey there I am glad you are visiting Cabo. My wife and I have been coming for years both in WorldMark and before we were owners. Curious, are you a WM owners?

Anyway, scroll back to Feb and to last year, read Dennis G's posts, he has a great report on many things he and his wife have experienced and he will even email it to you. We have visited nearly everything they did except i rent a car drive myself.

Coral Baja: If you are WM you know our resorts are condos. Most have the bare bones of amenities. Our club is not chocked full of 5 star resorts catering stuff as if they were 5 star hotels. We are condo owners. Coral Baja does has a few resort like entertainments/amenities on the grounds and they try hard but far from mega complexes that you may have stayed in prior. I prefer to prepare most of our meals in our kitchen home away from home.

San Jose Del Cabo is one of my favorite Mexico destinations expect for Cozumel which is my favorite but we don't have a WM there.

San Jose has a nice but delicate night life. There are local activities in Centro area of town (the square), but these are not like the parties we have in the US or Mexico tourist towns. There are great restaurants, art galleries and gift shops. Most stores close down early. After a night or two Melanie and I get bored except on Día de Muertos (day of the dead) nights near Halloween they go all out....

Above is why i rent a car for a week. I am one who dislikes waiting on buses and taxis. I like getting and going when i like to go. I prefer making my own way and exploring. We have traveled many areas of Cabo and taken a few tours as well.

If you snorkel bring your own gear as there are many places away for our resort that have exceptional areas, but equipment is rather sub par or not available and expensive for an hour or two.

You asked about Cabo San Lucas. We don't spend much time there anymore as we are aging now and party life isn't as much of a draw the way it was in our 30's. I have fond memories of fun nights with my wife and friends at cabo wabo and other places in town but its been years now. Shopping is nearly the same there as San Jose but there are larger areas stores after stores of gift shops with the repetitive stuff for sale. My wife prefers the beach vendors as the wares they sell are fun to haggle over and strictly impulse buying for her and she knows she isn't buying quality silver at either location anyway and counts it as costume jewelry.

Coral Baja has vendors in at night with a nice assortment of wares with a non pushy attendants where you can shop easily around the grounds.

I am a water sports guy and I like the ocean. Swimming at CB is not recommended and is posted with Red flags. Sometimes i do swim there anyway but the undertow can be quite strong. There are great beaches a short drive away. If you SCUBA email me and we can discuss.

There are a lot of great past posts with much information about dining and grocery options and car rental, take the time to read them they are helpful.

Perhaps we will meet since we will be there the same week next month.

scott
Posted by: Mexicodiver27

Re: Exchange Peso's at the resort - 08/28/13 07:37 AM

As of last March we could exchange US dollars for Mex Peso at the resort. You need your id and your room resort id card. There is a form you need to fill out. The rate was fare and easy no fees. We did it a few times as it made it easier to purchase fuel for our rental car etc and little better rate for buying beers at off the wall restaurants etc.

I will bring US$ next month and convert some to Mx Peso again next month and use the hotel for it.

Scott
Posted by: Pstreet1

Re: Exchange Peso's at the resort - 08/28/13 01:18 PM

Currently, the official rate is one U.S. dollar = 13.33 pesos.

The resort isn't going to give you anything like that rate; obviously, they use a rate more like 1 dollar for 12 pesos; that's a huge markup. All you have to do to get a good rate is go to a bank ATM (and there are many) and elect to get pesos rather than dollars. You'll get the bank's rate plus some sort of small charge from your bank for using a foreign ATM--probably $3.00-$5.00. As long as you are getting several hundred dollars worth of pesos, the fee is practically nothing.
Posted by: mtorres

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 08/29/13 07:52 AM

Hi Scott,

Thanks for the info. I will look up Dennis G's posts to get the information. I was wondering about swimming at the beach.

I am not an owner, my aunt is and I will be travelling with her (my travel buddy). smile

I have stayed at other timeshares in Cancun (many years ago) and had a great experience, so I'm hoping this one will be the same.

Michelle
Posted by: Pstreet1

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 08/29/13 08:40 AM

If you'd like an extensive list of restaurants/things to do/etc., go to Tripadvisor.com Across the top, you'll see a line of clickable links. Click on "MORE." Then on the pull-down menu "Travel Forums." There is a Baja California forum that includes everything, and there is a separate Cabo San Lucas forum (also included in the Baja forum), and a separate San Jose del Cabo (also included in the Baja forum). The peoople who answer questions and post lists of restaurants, etc. either live there full time or travel to Cabo many times a year.

Trapper John has posted one of the best restaurant lists you'll find anywhere; people answer questions about various tours; people look for others to fill out their fishing trips; people answer questions about everything possible to ask questions about concerning the Cabo area. Tripadvisor.com is the way to gain a local's knowledge (as well as tourists who have been only once or never been and are seeking information).
Posted by: DennisG

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 09/05/13 09:14 AM

Hello everyone!

Just returned from a 10 day stay in Cabo - had a great time! We stayed in rooms 606, 605 (2BR Penthouse) and 520 (3BR Penthouse). We've stayed on the 3BR before, but not the 2BR. We LOVED the upper deck and hot tub in the 2BR, and for the record - the best room from my standpoint is 605. The stairs to the deck are inside, the outside balcony is perfect and the room layout is spot on!

We cooked most of our own food, but did head into town and went to Baan Thai. It's located right next to our favorite lunch spot if we are in San Jose, Baja Brewery (you get a free beer with their lunch pizza) yumm.

The food at Baan Thai was very good.

Once I update my trip document I will add more about this trip.

-Dennis
Posted by: nutmeg2000

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 09/30/13 01:36 AM

I was in Cabo from Sept 11-18. It's been 4 years since my last trip and boy, there are a lot of changes! I was sad to see the free wifi in the lobby is gone, which was my main way to skype home with my smart phone. Mamma Mia's has free wifi, but it's weak. I think the password is "restaurant" , maybe Restaurant. Supposedly the pool bar has free wifi too, but I never saw a signal for that. The computer room is laid out better though, with the 5 computers against the walls instead of on one big round table.

Every other time I've come has been December or January, and it sure is hot and humid in September, but the A/C works pretty well (if you have water pooling/dripping in your non-master bathroom, check with maintenance, they came out and did something in the ceiling to the A/C and the dripping went away). We actually called on 3 maintenance issues and they responded very quickly, so I was pleased with that. They also had blenders in the rooms, which I couldn't remember and was also pleased to see.

The Walmart is new and huge, but I still prefer Mega, who came through for me with $8 fins for snorkeling (brought my own mask and snorkel). Walmart only had complete sets for $64. As others have mentioned, bring your own sunscreen as it is pretty expensive here. Mega was also slightly cheaper for tequila.

This was also my first time renting a car for the entire week and it was nice to have, especially since we did a lot of activities, snorkeling every day at Chileno, Pelican Beach, and Santa Maria, and scuba diving in Cabo Pulmo...very nice. I followed the advice of fellow tripadvisors and used Antonio, amiranda@cactuscar.com, and got a week in a VW Golf for $180 US, and he upgraded me to a Jetta. It included 80,000 USD liability insurance and I was able to use my American Express premier insurance coverage ($17.95 per rental) to cover LDW. He was touted as a "no hassles, know the total amount up front" rental agency, which was true. This was nice, since the rental car agencies apparently sometimes refuse to rent to you once you get there, unless you buy various amounts of liability insurance and Loss/Damage insurance. Sadly, Christmas week it is much more expensive to rent, so it looks like I'll have to go back to lugging gallons of water home from Mega on foot next trip.

Otherwise, the rooms were in great shape as usual. I remembered to keep all opened food in the microwave or fridge so we had no ant problems. The TV's are new since 2009 and have hdmi input. They also have a nice ipod speaker docking station. Oh, and the Baja Brewery had decent food and very good beer...it's half off during happy hour 4-6pm, which made the beer cheaper than the bottled waters, which were $2 each.
Posted by: Camano

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 10/01/13 07:54 PM

Does anyone know where the 2 BR-King bed rooms are located?
Posted by: bthorman

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 10/02/13 05:09 AM

According to the Resort Gallery they're located in Phase/Bldg 1.
Posted by: Bob3435

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 10/03/13 08:40 AM

[quote=Camano]Does anyone know where the 2 BR-King bed rooms are located? [/quote

They are all room 10, ie 110, 210, 310, etc
Posted by: Tera

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 10/08/13 10:16 AM

The pictures posted on the WorldMark website seem a little dated. Of those who have visited recently can you speak to any upgrades that may have taken place or may be in process now. Thanks.
Posted by: bthorman

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 10/08/13 03:29 PM

We were down there about a year ago. The pictures on the website look to be from the penthouse units, we were in a standar 2-bedroom. Ours had similar furniture (in terms of colors and styles), but it all looked fairly new. There were flat screen TVs and newer appliances.
Posted by: Tera

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 10/09/13 08:05 AM

Thank you for your response.
Posted by: Ronbos1

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 11/18/13 11:23 AM

I am with a group headed to CB for a week in mid-December. I may or may not have a car - still undecided. I have been looking at snorkeling with whale sharks, but it looks like that only happens out of La Paz. If I book online here they will pick me up, drive me there, give me lunch, and drive me back for between $140 and $175 USD. If I get myself there and back and pay for my own lunch, its $65USD. ALSO, I saw a recommendation that if you hire a local diver, they will take you out for around $40. So... my questions are:
in general, is it cheaper or more expensive to book tours there, or book them in advance online?
If I decide to find a private boat/diver to take us out, does anyone have a a recommendation?
Does anyone have a recommendation for transportation to and from airport?
Has anyone done Sky Tours powered hang glider tour and if so, was it worth it?
Does anyone have any info on the turtle release?
Other than restaurants/bars, are there any other good cultural events that might be interesting this time of year?
Any other suggestions??

Thanks!
Posted by: bccsrc

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 12/24/13 03:59 PM

Originally Posted By: wilcoxens
My wife and I are new owners and are taking our first WorldMark trip to Cabo next month. I'm hoping for answers from some of the regular visitors:

1) We have our plane tickets but I am wondering about getting from the airport to the resort. I have heard pros and cons about the shuttle. What's your opinion?

2) ATM / VISA card / Travelers checks?? I would prefer to use VISA and an ATM but wondered if VISA is widely accepted and if there are ATM's in the resort.

3) We aren't getting a car--are there restaurants / grocery stores etc. near the resort (walking distance) or is there some way of getting to them?

We'd appreciate answers to the above and anyother information you think first time visitors to Cabo (and for that matter to a WorldMark resort) should know.

Thanks in advance,

Mike and Doris


Mike and Doris,

We have been going there for about 4-5 years now. We love it there. 1. We always use the shuttle. Never had a problem. 2.Visa is fine. We pay for most of the expenses with Visa. We also bring cash and lock it up in safe in the room. 3. You really don't need a car. There is a Mega grocery store within walking distance and if you have a lot of stuff, you can take the taxi back for around $5.00-$10.00 You have to go to Guacamaya's restaurant. You will need a taxi, Guacamaya's doesn't look like much from the outside, but we always go there every trip. Great food. There is a Costco just up the road (need a taxi). You can go into downtown Cabo via taxi for around $8.00 per person. There is a lot to see in Cabo. Have fun!
Posted by: PDXrichmans

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 12/29/13 06:51 PM

A Top 10 Vacation Experience in our book and we are travelers!

We have been World Mark owners since 2007 and used many facilities to include the Oregon Coast, Lake of the Ozarks, Colorado and Utah. We have never been disappointed and our recent trip to Coral Baja was no exception. Attentive staff, beautiful facility, nice amenities, and great location if you are looking for a relaxing vacation. We had 3 guest join us for this trip including two college students. From the "old folks 50's-60's" to the 20 somethings we all had a great time. My husband and I have been to Cancun and I spent 10 days at a high end spa just out of Mexico City ... both of us will be returning to this resort next year our schedule permitting.

A few attractions and restaurants to consider during your stay:
*Mama Mia's is very good and there are other options close by to include
*El Herrando (a bit pricy but worth the price)in downtown San Jose del Cabo (a short cab ride away)
*Sardina Cantina reasonably priced with great food and friendly service. Just up the hill from the resort. We ate there twice for breakfast. If you are a football fan they have the games on a big screen TV on Sunday.
*Jazmin (can't swear by this spelling but this was recommended by the staff @ the resort). If you are looking for authentic Mexican food this is the place to go and it is a short cab ride away in San Jose del Cabo. We had a lovely lunch on their outdoor patio following a Tequila tasting.

Our activities included a successful fishing trip out of Cabo San Lucas. We brought back 20+ lbs. of Mahi Mahi filets that were cleaned and flash frozen while we enjoyed drinks and a bite to eat at the restaurant next door.

The college students enjoyed the Snorkeling/Booze Cruise combo trip and we enjoyed watching the whales and other sea life on a 3 1/2 hour cruise also out of Cabo San Lucas. Beware if you take the bus from San Jose del Cabo to Cabo San Lucas it is a bit of a walk to the marina. My husband has hip issues so we quickly realized we needed to grab a cab to get from the main hwy to the marina itself.

The Thursday night Art/Shop walk is worth the experience as long as you are willing to window shop or barter. The shops are quaint, the music is fun and the church in the center of town is awesome if you like architecture which we do.

The Mega store is also a short cab ride away or a mile + hike. The 5 of us went by cab and shopped by on our food preferences each taking a turn at cooking an evening meal for the group. The store is well stocked and we were able to find the ingredients for the meals we made in house to accommodate a gluten free and diabetic diet including fresh produce. While some say the water in Cabo is fine we purchased a bottle of sanitizing drops for our fresh produce and bottled water. None of us wanted to take a risk of getting sick on this vacation.

Our only cautions are:
1) Take heed to the warnings about the sales sharks that will try to sell you a ride from the inside of the airport. They are extremely aggressive. With this said the transportation services on the outside of the airport were very helpful in finding the service we had pre-arranged through the resort, Translife. Absolutely bring your transportation confirmation paperwork and ask for a written confirmation of your pick up time a day or two before traveling. The cabbies that serve the resort were fair, accommodating and very helpful. We sought out Carlos every chance we could and now I wish we had obtained his last name.
2) Watch the exchange rate when you are making purchases. 99.9% were honest yet we had one that was less than honest on our first night in the area off the resort property.
3) Most of the vendors that come on site to sell their wares were honest people, yet not all. Hold onto your money until you are ready to buy.
Posted by: PDXrichmans

Re: Construction Noise? - 12/29/13 06:53 PM

It was one of the most peaceful vacations we have experienced. The biggest noise is the waves and to us that was priceless.
Posted by: PDXrichmans

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 12/29/13 06:59 PM

Yes, there is internet service for a moderate price.
Posted by: MonicaS

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/03/14 08:35 AM

I was wondering if someone out there can describe the penthouse unit(s) at Coral Baja. How many bathrooms, bedrooms and beds? We were thinking of traveling with another family and the information would help.

Thank you!!
Posted by: kamieandy

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/04/14 03:52 PM

Hola everyone!!! We have been to Coral Baja before and LOVE IT! my question is more about a fishing charter, the last time we visited we went fishing and wasn't really happy about our trip. So, does anyone have any recommendatons on a fishing charted to use? any help would be great!

Thanks
Posted by: tjgurl13

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/14/14 03:12 PM

Hi there!

I will be visiting Coral Baja in Feb. 2014 and would like to know if anyone has been to a great spa either in small town SJC or fairly near the resort or at one of the 'posh' hotels? If so, was the cost reasonable, how was the ambience and any other relevant information will be greatly appreciated!! Going back for the 3rd time and absolutely LOVE Cabo!! Thanks so much!!
TJ
Posted by: shelbe10

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/17/14 07:00 PM

There are two and three bedroom penthouses. the two bedroom penthouses have two bathrooms and usually a kind in the master and twin beds in the second which can be joined into a king bed upon request. The three bedroom penthouses have king in master, Queen bed in 2nd bedroom, and twins in the third and three bathrooms. Very spacious with lots of outdoor deck space as well. All of the penthouses have hot tubs on the deck and some in building one have rooftop decks that are awesome. I hope that helps. If you need any other info send me a message. Cheers, Shelley
Posted by: Joklein535

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/28/14 08:04 PM

There is a spa on the property. I think they are reasonable.
Posted by: DoubleGG

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/29/14 06:54 PM

Where would I be able to find 1 time use credits for coral Baja ? Don't have enough for our trip.
Posted by: bthorman

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/30/14 05:02 AM

You can look here:
http://forums.trendwest.com/ubb-threads/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=19567&page=1 http://forums.trendwest.com/ubb-threads/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=19567&page=1
Posted by: DoubleGG

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/30/14 09:57 AM

wouldn't let me go there for some reason. I am an owner. Not sure whats wrong
Posted by: DoubleGG

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/30/14 10:52 AM

Where would I be able to find 1 time use credits for coral Baja ? Don't have enough for our trip. Was told this by forum member but wont give me access.
You can look here:
http://forums.trendwest.com/ubb-threads/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=19567&page=1 http://forums.trendwest.com/ubb-threads/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=19567&page=1
Posted by: bthorman

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/30/14 02:29 PM

On the main Forums page at the very bottom is a WM4M Rental Board forum. People post the credits they have to rent or reservations they can't use there.
Posted by: fishmister

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/09/14 08:35 PM

Does the resort have the standard internet/WiFi options as other worldmark resorts?

Can't find anything about WiFi in the resort description or in the forum.

Thanks!
Posted by: bthorman

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/10/14 05:11 AM

Yes, it does.
Posted by: fishmister

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/10/14 09:21 AM

Originally Posted By: bthorman
Yes, it does.


Thanks. Netflix fast, or email and browse the internet fast?
Posted by: bthorman

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/11/14 05:21 AM

Never tried Netflix, but fine for surfing and email. May depend on where in the resort you are.
Posted by: fishmister

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/11/14 07:35 PM

Thanks grin
Posted by: mincoda

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/08/14 01:31 PM

We are going to Coral Baja for the first time this May and my question is about the water. What are your suggestions for using water in the room for example brushing your teeth, making coffee, etc.
Posted by: jcharles

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/09/14 08:31 PM

[b][/b]The water at the resort is filtered. We used it for brushing out teeth and general uses, but we drank bottled water to drink. We thought the bottled water tasted better.
Posted by: mincoda

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/11/14 06:48 PM

Thank you for your reply.
Posted by: Jewel57

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 04/02/14 08:02 AM

Will be going down to CB for the first time in three weeks, was wondering about transportation to and from the airport. Have read a few places that it would be cheaper to book travel from the airport to condo but just use a taxi to return? Does anyone know what the taxi rate from Coral Baja to the airport for 4 passengers? Thanks for your response...
Posted by: jbcoug

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 04/06/14 03:20 PM

Greetings from Coral Baja. Currently here spending a week. We have been coming here for over ten years. I spoke with one of the managers here today, Reuben. I needed to share with him that the resort has never been better! The resort in general, the grounds, and the units are in great shape. I know some of the remodel and pool work in the past has inconvenienced some owners, but the results are fantastic. It is clear they invest money here to keep things up to date. It is much nicer than it was ten years ago, and we loved it then. If you visit, you will certainly be pleased. Congratulations to the staff here.

John
Posted by: Jewel57

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 04/11/14 09:52 AM

Does anyone know if they can exchange Dollars for Pesos at the resort?
Posted by: fishmister

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 04/11/14 09:59 AM

Yes they do.
Exchange rate from Pesos - Dollars is market rate.
Exchange from Dollars - Pesos is less than market rate.

I got a better exchange rate by using the ATM a crossed the street.

I liked this app to help figure out what I was paying for things
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.xe.currency
Posted by: Jewel57

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 04/11/14 03:07 PM

Thank you for the response, planning on exchanging at my local bank b4 we leave but just in case we need more its nice to know. Thank You
Posted by: jbcoug

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 04/11/14 04:05 PM

My one experience with my local bank a home was not very good. They gave me a much poorer rate than if I had just used an ATM, including the fees. I have used the bank ATM across the highway from Coral Baja satisfactorily, but right now they have two ATM's in Trader Dicks at the entrance toCoral Baja. Very handy.
Posted by: Mexicodiver27

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 04/18/14 09:03 AM

Do you guys find using ATM's a better deal than exchanging dollars to pesos at the front desk?
Posted by: fishmister

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 04/18/14 01:35 PM

Yes, but the ATM will charge you fees.
I with drew about $100 dollars in pesos.
Fees:
VISA INTERNATIONAL SERVICE ASSESSMENT 1.04
My credit union charged: $1.50
The local bank charge around: $3 (it was in pesos)

** I went to one of the banks a crossed from Coral Baja and their ATM fees were pretty high. Can't remember their name. Then I went into Santander Bank ATM fees were much better. (both in same plaza)

If I had exchanged Dollars for Pesos at the resort I believe their exchange rate was 11.5 Pesos per dollar the ATM gave me ~13.5 Pesos per dollar. If I did my math correctly the resort would have given me 250 Pesos less = $19 Dollars.

But the opposite is true if you are getting rid of Pesos. Front desk will exchange pesos for dollars at market rate ~13.5 pesos per dollar.

Hope that helps.
Posted by: Mexicodiver27

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 04/22/14 08:33 AM

I think I will check with my bank and then try the ATM this time. 19 dollars is quite a bit.
Posted by: jbcoug

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 04/25/14 08:33 AM

Keep in mind that the bank and transaction fees are constant, therefore, larger withdrawals are more efficient. You don't want to make many small withdrawals. I know it seems kind of scary withdrawing say 4000 pesos, but that is only a little over $300 most times. Anticipate your needs and make as large a withdrawal as possible.
Posted by: Julie Crayford

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 04/25/14 09:10 AM

do they still have Happy Hour around the pool
Posted by: Mexicodiver27

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 04/26/14 08:58 PM

Yes,two for one on boat/beach drinks
Posted by: fishmister

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 04/27/14 12:26 PM

Originally Posted By: jbcoug
Keep in mind that the bank and transaction fees are constant, therefore, larger withdrawals are more efficient. You don't want to make many small withdrawals. I know it seems kind of scary withdrawing say 4000 pesos, but that is only a little over $300 most times. Anticipate your needs and make as large a withdrawal as possible.


Agreed. Also I realized any extra Pesos I had at the end of the trip could be used to pay the Resort tab and they will convert to US dollars at the market rate. Better off to get more than you need and cash it back in.
Posted by: The Brooks

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 04/30/14 06:25 AM

We are staying at the Coral Baja right now - haven't been back here for a few years and we are very impressed with the upgrades that have been made. However, I think Worldmark needs to improve with some guidelines regarding their smoking policies. Unfortunately, our deck is right next to smokers and we cannot sit outside to enjoy the sound of the surf (one of the main reasons we come here) without being subjected to cigarette and cigar smoke. I realize smokers have rights but so do non-smokers. Nowadays all resorts have designated smoking areas that do not include decks. Also, we have had some issues with our credit card being compromised since we left home and we are in the process of resolving it and it should be cleared up by tomorrow. However, when we checked in on Saturday we explained that to the front desk and asked if we could pay a cash deposit til things were cleared up but were told no. So now we can't even make a phone call from our room until we can use our credit card again.
Posted by: socialworker

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 05/02/14 02:42 PM

I so agree about the smoking problem at Cabo. Our first trip there in 2011 was glorious. Our last trip, in 2012 was virtually ruined by the smokers on the deck below us. Not only could we not use the deck of our 2 bedroom king, but we had to keep our sliders closed almost all the time. Haven't been back since.
Posted by: The Brooks

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 05/02/14 07:15 PM

I am surprised that Worldmark hasn't tightened up the rules regarding non-smokers having to tolerate second hand smoke. Even today at the pool there were people sitting in the middle of a row of 6 or 7 deck chairs smoking....little kids and babies were there too breathing it in.
Posted by: tscott

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 05/03/14 08:23 AM

Re the credit card issue, I stayed at CB twice in the last 6 months, both times my and my guests had CC fraud and the only common use was CB. I notified both CB and Worldmark, was told there was nothing they could do. So I now plan on using a low-limit, seldom-used CC when I go back this year. I love CB and have been going there for 12 years, never had this problem before. Maybe if enough of us complain, something will be done. If you stay there, be sure to check your CC when you return home, on of my guests did not until I warned him to do so.
Posted by: Team cox

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 05/08/14 10:21 AM

Team Cox just booked their first trip to CB for Aug. 28th - Sept. 7th (Start of huricane season but here's hoping). We booked a two bedroom unit on the main floor with a hot tub. I've read that these room have no ocean view and my wife is thinking about changing the room to a two bedroom with ocean view and no hot tub. My question is on the privacy of ground floor hot tubs. We have small children and are wondering if the hot tub area on the deck is privatly contained like a fence around it? Or is it open to the grounds?

Thanks
Team Cox
Posted by: The Brooks

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 05/08/14 03:24 PM

We are at the Coral Baja right now so we have checked out the building you booked and I personally would not stay there. There is no view of the ocean or the pool and the busy highway is right behind you so it will be noisy. Not sure about the hot tub situation. But I would think they are open.
Posted by: Team cox

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 05/08/14 04:42 PM

Thanks Brooks your my hero. Im going to call tomorrow and get our rooms changed. The hot tub didnt seem all that necesary in 90 degree weather, especially when the hotel has nice ones on site.

Thanks again
Team Cox
Posted by: CharLin

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - Contact Info - 06/10/14 06:34 AM

Can someone give me contact information for Coral Baja. I have traded through RCI for a visit in a few weeks. I will only be staying 6 nights and am arriving the day after the 'normal' check-in day. I figure I need to notify someone of my late arrival, but am having a hard time finding an 800 number or an email address... If neither of those are available, a good phone number would be appreciated.

Thanks!
Posted by: fishmister

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - Contact Info - 06/10/14 06:58 AM

Unless the main reservation line can notify the resort (1-800-457-0103). You have to make an international call.

See this link on the right hand margin you will find the address, phone and a link to the resort brochure.
https://www.worldmarktheclub.com/resorts/cb/
Posted by: The Brooks

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - Contact Info - 06/10/14 09:50 AM

You are probably better going thru Owner Services at Worldmark.....We tried contacting the resort by email before we arrived and no one responded. The desk at the resort is very hesitant to do anything unless head office is involved. The manager is Ruben and he is very helpful so you could try sending an email directly to him.
Posted by: MrLee

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 06/11/14 05:24 PM

Does anyone know if Costco takes US debit cards?
Posted by: Kirps

Re: Dental Work Enquiries - 06/17/14 10:41 AM

We have been to Coral Baja several times. During those times, some residents have advised that they have had various types of dental work done while on vacation.

If any of you have, could you please advise ie recommended dentists, quality and satisfaction.
Looking to get some implants and crowns for our son.
Thanks very much.
Posted by: rkhoffman

Re: Comments for Coral Baja...Time Share Salesmen!!! - 06/23/14 07:45 PM


This is your WARNING if you are online...

Once we arrived we were asked if anyone had contacted us about the Time Share Salesmen in the airport, Mega Store, etc. No one from the resort had warned us about this so we got stopped three times. The one at the airport was very sneaky...asking which time share we are staying and then directing us to the sales desk NOT the shuttle service. Then through one more set of doors and then other shuttle drivers wanted to take us to the resort even though we had prepaid for our shuttle service online prior to coming. Once we got through the crowd of people the correct shuttle driver did find us and had our names on his list of peoples to pick up.

This is how these Salesmen make their income so it is up to you if you want to tour another resort. Ours went so far as to tell us that WM had just built a new resort. Wrong! It ended up being the Cayman in San Jose and it has been open for a year. He tried to make us feel guilty for not taking he deal.

Then there was the Mega Store...they will help you shop and find whatever it is that you are looking for. Let me tell you they follow you around the store THEN they try and pull you into their deal at the sales booths at the end of registers. When we told him that we weren't interested he got upset. We were very tactful and polite, and he was not happy! Then outside we parked our basket and tried to head for our taxi driver and got hit by a third person while we were trying to get to our taxi. I was afraid of offending someone so I just kept saying "no thank you, we are good!" I thought the guy was going to get into the taxi with us. During our owner presentation they said just tell them "no thank you" be polite and keep moving.

DONT STOP to chat with them.

Then two days ago my hubby walked over the Mega Store and they didn't even look at him twice. I am blonde and we were told it is because we look good as a couple...hummm how to dress it down next time we come. wink
Posted by: The Brooks

Re: Comments for Coral Baja...Time Share Salesmen!!! - 06/23/14 11:59 PM

This sounds like your first visit to Mexico....yes the timeshare "sharks" can be annoying BUT, we did attend two presentations and received $950 US for a couple hours of our time. We were up front and told them we were Worldmark Owners, but they insist that they want you to see their property. So the taxi ride was free, had a beautiful buffet breakfast at both and listened to their presentations, and walked out with $950 cash - not bad!!!!
Posted by: Pstreet1

Re: Comments for Coral Baja...Time Share Salesmen!!! - 06/24/14 07:39 PM

It has nothing to do with your being blonde. You can be old or ugly or old and ugly and you'll still be propositioned. They take no for an answer; no need to become angry about it or to be disturbed by it. If you don't want to go, say no. Or you can accept and walk out with a good bit of cash. Your choice, but no tricks are necessary to avoid them: just say no, joke a little, say that's not how you want to spend your vacation, etc. , and keep walking.
Posted by: bobalou

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 07/03/14 12:35 PM

Anybody able to tell me how tight the studio room is in Coral Baja? The one in Blain, WA was so tight, when the murphy bed was down, one of us couldn't get to the bathroom without crawling over the other one in the bed. I'm hoping the studio in Coral isn't that tight.
Posted by: jbcoug

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 07/05/14 10:42 PM

The studios are fine. You won't have to crawl over anybody.
Posted by: bobalou

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 07/07/14 08:41 AM

Does the studio have a couch in the living area?
Posted by: FrednRox

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 07/11/14 07:13 AM

Looking at picture online (Tripadvisor, etc.) it does look like it has a couch and then a murphy bed. Just no bedroom.
Posted by: FrednRox

Re: Comments for Coral Baja...Time Share Salesmen!!! - 07/11/14 07:19 AM

We too had good luck with timeshare presentations. The last one was the Wyndham at the Marina. The person who asked us to come said I know you aren't going to buy but just go. He gets paid and we get prizes. I asked for ATV, Swim with Dolphins and a bottle of tequila. He also said you guys are Worldmark owners with Travelshare, once you tell them that they know they can't sell you because you are allowed to stay here on exchange. We had a nice buffet and hassle free. But I have heard stories about people being locked up in rooms for our and threaten to not give gifts.
Posted by: rahcco

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - WEATHER - 07/13/14 07:53 PM

Has anyone been there late Sept - early Oct.? What is the weather like then?
We don't want a total rainy, hurricane season --- just a good place to relax by the pool and take in the sights.
Have been to Coral Baja before in Feb-Mar and loved it .... but not at this time season. Any suggestions????
Posted by: SOCALFIRE03

Wifi quality - 07/18/14 12:34 AM

How good is the quality of the free wifi? We where there in 2010 and it was not very good, thank you in advance.
Posted by: The Brooks

Re: Wifi quality - 07/20/14 02:37 PM

The wifi was great!!!! No problem whatsoever!
Posted by: kody

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 07/22/14 03:16 PM

Has anyone stayed in the 3 bedroom penthouse. If so how was it.

Kody
Posted by: Bellgirl

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 07/23/14 01:57 PM

The three bedroom penthouse is great. We stayed in the building one. The patio is two tiered. It has a hot tube on the second level of the patio. It has everything you would want. It only holds 6 six people as it has no sofa bed or murphy bed. Great view, great accommodations (as usual). Last time we were there it was 2010 while construction was going on in the lobby area. I hear it looks great, and we have booked June 2015 to go again. oh yeah and the kitchen was very nice, it had everything you need.
Posted by: Trevors2

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - WEATHER - 07/29/14 04:12 PM

Usually hot and humid. We go every year last week of Sept to first week in Oct.
Last year really nice and dry. This is Mexican holiday week. Very quite on the streets. Most kids in schools. Fishing tournaments start first/second weekends of Oct so leave before larger groups come in. Yes, lots of relaxing pool time.
Posted by: SOCALFIRE03

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 07/31/14 12:32 AM

Any recommendations for affordable and vetted fishing trip for a couple?
Posted by: SOCALFIRE03

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 08/02/14 01:06 PM

FISHING TRIP
Aug 14-17 availability.
We found a chartered fishing trip and are looking to see if anyone is interested in splitting the cost?
It would be my wife and I.
Posted by: DoubleGG

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 08/20/14 03:27 PM

Can you book coral Baja transportation from the airport on the web site ? I heard they have a shuttle that's inexpensive. Anyone taken it ?? Whats it like....any info would help
Posted by: 1kodiak

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 08/20/14 06:10 PM

I have used the transportation service several times. You can book on line, but I prefer to go through W W travel.It is a little more but you dont give Card # out to strangers.
Posted by: bonanza

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 08/21/14 08:37 AM

does anyone know if the work on the penthouse rooftops has been completed?
Posted by: Pkconnell

Safe and affordable travel from airport - 08/24/14 08:58 PM

What is the safest and cheapest way to travel from the airport to the resort?
Posted by: bccsrc

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 08/25/14 10:21 AM

Originally Posted By: wilcoxens
My wife and I are new owners and are taking our first WorldMark trip to Cabo next month. I'm hoping for answers from some of the regular visitors:

1) We have our plane tickets but I am wondering about getting from the airport to the resort. I have heard pros and cons about the shuttle. What's your opinion?

2) ATM / VISA card / Travelers checks?? I would prefer to use VISA and an ATM but wondered if VISA is widely accepted and if there are ATM's in the resort.

3) We aren't getting a car--are there restaurants / grocery stores etc. near the resort (walking distance) or is there some way of getting to them?

We'd appreciate answers to the above and anyother information you think first time visitors to Cabo (and for that matter to a WorldMark resort) should know.

Thanks in advance,

Mike and Doris


Hello,

I would recommend taking the shuttle at least from the airport to the resort. We've done it multiple times. Our last trip was to and from via the shuttle. No problems. When you get off the plane, after the red/green light check, go directly outside. They have a ton of timeshare salesman and they lie!!!

You can use Visa for most everything. We go to Mega to get groceries for the week. You can walk to Mega and take a taxi back. That is what we do. Watch out for the helpful times share salesman. You can also go to Costco via taxi.

You have to go to Guacamaya's. Driving by this place, you would never stop but their food is amazing!! You can take a taxi there. You can also eat at the restaurants onsite.

We usually take a taxi to Cabo. There are a ton of places to eat and places to check out.

Have fun!

Brandon
Posted by: DoubleGG

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 08/25/14 07:35 PM

Hi
We have not taken the coral Baja shuttle before but may next time we go down. I wonder how long the wait is and that's why we took private transportation, It was $70 to the resort in an air conditioned suburban. I would like any info about the details of the shuttle.

We take peso and American cash. There are atms and most places take credit cards. Be careful because we have had ours compromised while down there.

There are a couple restaurants right by the resort. There are many good ones in San Jose which is a 70 peso cab ride. Set rates for cabs from the resort which is nice. We usually take the bus into Cabo.....newer buses in the last year and it was easy and inexpensive....especially for 2 people. Taxi into Cabo is not cheap when only 2 people pitching in. Mega grocery store is a short walk or cab ride if you choose. Its like a superstore.....most things you can think of are there. Lots of time share people that will offer to help you with your shopping but really want to get you to a time share. We just nicely say no thank you and have not had an issue.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I notice on here that the is a guy that goes by CaboBill and he knows all there is to know about this area and seems very helpful.

Hope you have a great trip !! We love it there
Posted by: DoubleGG

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 08/25/14 08:16 PM

Thanks Mike.....any details ? Where did you get the shuttle ? How long did you have to wait ? How many others were there on the shuttle ? I would not want to wait for another group or flight and be at the airport too long. How much $$ ? Any other info...
Posted by: 1kodiak

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 08/26/14 09:29 AM

the vans are air-conditioned either Volkswagen or Mercedes they are right outside the door after the shark tanks waiting for you I think 47. Round trip.
Posted by: Maynard503

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 09/03/14 03:10 PM

We always take the shuttle which is set up ahead of time. The driver is waiting fo you when you arrive and always we are in our own party so we are driven directly to the resort. He will even stop along the way at the quick mart to grab some quick items. The contact info to set this shuttle up is in the PDF info on the resort info page. I believe it is 35.00 each round trip but is well worth it. Have your flight info ready when booking.
Posted by: fishmister

Hurricane Odile - 09/15/14 06:20 AM

How did the resort weather Hurricane Odile? Any stories?

Hope all is well.
Posted by: brittyanne82

Re: Hurricane Odile - 09/15/14 11:47 AM

Not sure how to post a pic but Coral Baja got hit pretty good. The glass from the little market on site was all shattered and the hut by the pool was demolished. Looks to be lots of debris and minor damage compared to other resorts. The Mexico embassy says cabo should be pretty well put together within a couple weeks. I hope so!
Posted by: Pstreet1

Re: Hurricane Odile - 09/15/14 12:08 PM

Report from San Jose Del Cabo, the Grand Mayan, which isn't that far from Coral Baja. I couldn't find anything on Coral Baja specifically, but it doesn't sound good there. Bear in mind that there's no question infrastructure has been damaged even if the resort is in relatively good shape.

4. Re: Grand Mayan Hurricane Odile damage
Sep 15, 2014, 1:43 PM
My parents are there right now. We got word from them this morning and were safe in a shelter through the night, however, they said The Grand Mayan suffered extensive damage. I have not been able to talk to them since early this morning for any other updates. I hope your trip will still go as planned.

6. Re: Grand Mayan Hurricane Odile damage
Sep 15, 2014, 2:43 PM
We were booked at the Grand Mayan for Oct 5 - 13th and were called this morning to cancel our reservation due to damage at the hotel. Didn't even realize there was a hurricane in the area until they called us. We were offered to re-book us at the Grand Mayan in April of next year or another Grand Mayan resort location not in Cabo. Hope this helps for those who haven't been notified yet.

Radio Report from La Paz--which was not hit nearly as hard as Cabo and San Jose del Cabo.pforadio.com/hurricane-odile-wreaks-havoc-ca…

Cabo San Lucas--report from Fiesta Americana on Medano Beach

1. Re: Status of Fiesta Americana
Sep 15, 2014, 12:29 PM
We were there last week and they were still cleaning up from hurricane Norbert! Elevators were out for 3 days but most of the other damage was due to erosion from heavy rain. The beach area was moderately damaged.

We left on Saturday to avoid Odile and thankful for that! Looking forward to some post Odile info as we are due to be back in a few months.

2. Re: Status of Fiesta Americana
Sep 15, 2014, 12:31 PM
As others have said multiple times on this forum, Cabo was struck head on by a category 3 hurricane. While the resort itself may or may not have significant damage, the infrastructure of the city and mainly, the livelihood of the many employees may be devastated.

I wouldn't count of spending next week in Cabo, there will be too many people trying to rebuild their lives to cater to tourists.

9. Re: Status of Fiesta Americana
Sep 15, 2014, 2:59 PM
We are at secrets marquis, still in shelter, no running water or electricity..

Grand Solmar Storm Damage
Sep 15, 2014, 11:41 AM
http://www.grandsolmarresort.com/live_cam

The pool has washed away. Bottom right corner.

2. Re: Grand Solmar Storm Damage

Sep 15, 2014, 12:02 PM
That was virtually inevitable............sadly....................also, no restaurant left at TerraSol, PG had much damage, and sadly, it is looking really bad for the entire area. It looks like Odile may be turning east a bit, so she could continue to do great damage frown

2. Re: Playa Grande
Sep 15, 2014, 12:41 PM
There is some pretty extensive damage at Playa Grande... the palapa roof on the restaurant/bar totally collapsed. Cleanup and repair won't happen over night. Grand Solmar next door lost a pool to the ocean... If you do go I wouldn't expect it to look very pretty.
Posted by: rahcco

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 09/15/14 02:23 PM

Thank you for the update. We are scheduled to go to CB next week. When I called WM, they said the damage was mostly windows, the pool hut, and lots blown around but things were otherwise good. That isn't so true of the rest of the area. I'll be anxious to hear anything anyone has to report.
Posted by: brittyanne82

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 09/15/14 03:16 PM

Here is the link to the pics of coral baja hurricane damage.
http://s12.postimg.org/otqm9awxp/image.jpg
Posted by: Pstreet1

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 09/15/14 04:15 PM

Good to see pictures. How is the road for getting into Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo? Any reports on restaurants in the area?
Posted by: Pstreet1

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 09/15/14 04:29 PM

Trip Advisor has some new posts, and these have cancellation dates:


1. Re: Please report Worldmark/Wyndham Coral Baja damage
Sep 15, 2014, 6:37 PM
They did have damage. All new reservations will not be taken until a least 9/29. We were suppose to leave this Sunday for 10 days. Have cancelled everything.



4. Re: Please report Worldmark/Wyndham Coral Baja damage
Sep 15, 2014, 7:25 PM
Worldmark called us to cancel our 4 reservations for next Sat (9/20). We were told that there is no power, broken glass and flooding. Resort services said they may be able to reopen in two weeks or a month. We have been there in a much smaller hurricane and roads were severely impacted. It may not be possible to get to the resort from the airport. The sand drifts and road washouts were considerable when we were there. We cannot imagine the impact of nearly double the wind forces.



5. Re: Please report Worldmark/Wyndham Coral Baja damage
Sep 15, 2014, 7:58 PM
Not much setrvixe of any kind in Cabo at the moment....lots of windows blowed out of hotels, fallern trees...I don't think it is a place you want to go to for a few weeks at least...I have been sent tons of pictures of the damages. It does not look pretty
Posted by: brittyanne82

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 09/15/14 05:28 PM

Here are three videos from coral baja...

http://instagram.com/p/s-lvLElZRr/

http://instagram.com/p/s-mII7FZST/

http://instagram.com/p/s-ogn0lZVz/
Posted by: Trevors2

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 09/16/14 06:23 AM

Thanks everyone for sharing those pictures. We were suppose to leave Sunday for our annual 10 day trip. We are grateful no one got hurt and will look forward to returning to coral Baja next yr. Be safe everyone.
Posted by: wydlerssf

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 09/16/14 08:57 AM

Is everything OK at Coral Baja? I have not seen any updates on the resort, staff or visitors.
Posted by: Maynard503

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 09/17/14 04:02 AM

So the website says the 29th the resort will begin checking people back in but we have a friend who just cancelled October reservations because he was told by a worldmark representative the resort will be closed through January... Can a representative confirm which is correct?
Posted by: daalbarran

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 09/17/14 12:40 PM

Website now says no new checkins until January, 2015
Posted by: Pstreet1

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 09/17/14 02:24 PM

Another good post from Trip Advisor:

This is very useful - a summary for the status of multiple resorts compiled by Cabo Villas:

http://www.cabovillas.com/blog/?p=2547
Posted by: Pstreet1

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 09/18/14 11:07 AM

Apparently, things are really bad in Cabo--desperation for water: http://www.aol.com/article/2014/09/18/police-step-up-security-in-los-cabos-after-odile/20964486/?icidhttp://www.aol.com/article/2014/09/18/police-step-up-security-in-los-cabos-after-odile/20964486/?icid=maing-grid7%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl4%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D531897=maing-grid7%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl4%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D531897
Posted by: Administrator

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 09/19/14 10:08 AM

Hello,

The Coral Baja resort has been closed until January 31, 2015 for repairs due to the extensive damage that occurred during the hurricane.

At this time all guests have been evacuated.

It is important to remember that the resort is a half hour from town and is in a safe area.

Best Regards,

Vacation Forum Admin.
Posted by: Bolero

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 09/20/14 11:42 AM

This information is a little more current Pstreet1.
http://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/los-cabo...ileupdate-09-19
Posted by: no1coug

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 09/21/14 08:40 AM

Here's some info from someone who stayed at Coral Baja:
http://www.komonews.com/younews/275517341.html

So sad...our FAVORITE resort.
Posted by: abfoster2001

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 09/21/14 12:42 PM

We have non-refundable plane tickets for a two week stay over Christmas. I'm concerned that we have been asked to cancel our reservations; most resorts in the area are claiming that they will be open by the end of October, why is Worldmark saying January 31?
Posted by: bthorman

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 09/21/14 12:55 PM

Due to the circumstances, many airlines are allowing you to change the flight (or give you credit) even without being refundable. Virgin America didn't even charge us a penalty fee. We've booked at La Paloma a week later than our trip to Coral Baja was scheduled.

Hope things work out for you.
Posted by: mukanddave

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 09/23/14 12:19 PM

It would be helpful if the administrator could provide some picture of the storm damage and an explanation as to why Coral Baja is not anticipating accepting guest until Jan. 31st when most other resorts are saying the end of October. As paid members we would appreciate more honest updates.
Posted by: dinky1952

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 09/24/14 07:50 AM

I also had reservations for Coral Baja for November.
I will be arriving in Cabo with the Baja Ha Ha flotilla from San Diego and had looked forward to an extra week's stay at Coral Baja. That reservation is now cancelled.

I was able to get confirmed "on paper" reservations for a hotel in San Jose del Cabo for the week I'd planned to stay before flying back to San Diego. (*I'll be calling to confirm just before sailing to double confirm that I have a bed.)

Unfortunately, my son had to cancel his participation completely because he can't be assured he'd return to the states as planned. My time is more flexible and if necessary I can stay with the boat and sail on to La Paz.

I contacted Alaska Air and anticipated huge issues with requesting a refund for his ticket. No problems at all. Not even a phone wait. They were very nice. No penalties and the refund was processed in less than 3 days. I was informed that while my return flight might not be in jeopardy, I could call and they would credit my ticket fee towards any other connections that they could make for me if it was (ie; home via Mexico City etc). They also stated that no tickets are sold at the airports in Baja - which was news to me. So, if you need to change your flight etc, you must do so by phone, directly with the airline.

I still anticipate a wonderful visit. Granted, it will not be the Cabo that I have visited many times before, nor will it be as easy. I have had to plan for contingencies now.

Everyone I've had direct contact with, from Worldmark to Alaska Airlines has been more than helpful and made the changes quite easy.
Posted by: pammbi

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 09/24/14 11:34 AM

I have been reading the posts and instagrams about the area. The locals are working hard to get every store and resort open "for the tourists" and "before the tourists come." I know the staff at Coral Baja and how gracious they are. If at possible, I am sure they would like to be open.
I wonder what is going on and why the communication is not coming forward from Worldmark or Wyndham about the condition of the resort. We are able to read about the resorts and hotels and stores in the vicinity, but not Coral Baja.
Having Coral Baja closed when so many others are opening is not okay. Selfishly, there are 10 of us with reservations over the Christmas holiday; I would like to have a place to stay. I would like to stay at Coral Baja.
Posted by: btsams

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 09/25/14 09:43 AM

We stayed at the resort during the hurricane. The resort was not as damaged as other properties but the repairs are still extensive. Our penthouse ceiling collapsed, both sliding glass doors shattered and the frames were blown off the wall. The floors were sinking from the amount of water that had saturated the unit. The staff, especially the manager Zulema, were so wonderful and did a great job for the circumstances that they are the one reason I will return.
Posted by: suemck

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 09/30/14 12:50 PM

Originally Posted By: mukanddave
It would be helpful if the administrator could provide some picture of the storm damage and an explanation as to why Coral Baja is not anticipating accepting guest until Jan. 31st when most other resorts are saying the end of October. As paid members we would appreciate more honest updates.


I agree with you. The information from Worldmark on Coral Baja has been down right horrible. WM should be posting pictures and updates on the progress of repairs on a regular basis for those of us that are interested.

Cheers!
Posted by: magmuffin

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 10/01/14 03:20 PM

Hi; I sent a private message to the Administrator myself and asked him the same question because I have reservations for Nov 16th for a week. He replied back to my message. He told me that Worldmark is a non profit organization and therefore does not have the same resources as the other hotels in the area. I replied back to the administrator that he should put the reply on the Forum. But it has been a week and I haven't seen anything. Maybe send your own private message to the Administrator and see what answer you get back. Good luck.
Posted by: pammbi

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 10/02/14 10:00 AM

interesting response from the administrator. I do not believe that Wyndham does not have the resources, since they also maintain Tesoro in Cabo and it is up and running. The Playa Grande and Grand Solmar are opening this month and their damage was on some many of the photos coming out of the area. Going to the Owner's meeting in Bellevue next week might be an opportunity to pin down the board members for more specific answers. I am annoyed at the lack of information and communiques from Wyndham and Worldmark. Anyone know someone in the area who can go and look at the resort?
Posted by: Administrator

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 10/03/14 11:16 AM

It is important to keep in mind that the other resorts mentioned are not WorldMark properties and are probably budgeted differently. The cost for repairs when a WorldMark resort is damaged comes from The Club budget and not Wyndham who is the manager and developer for The Club. There are many other factors at work here as well. The bottom line is that we want the resort to be in tip top shape before reopening it. Based on my experience I would not imagine that the resort will be reopened any sooner that the date given.

I'm happy to see that you will be attending the meeting in Bellevue. We look forward to seeing you there.

Best Regards,
Vacation Forum Admin
Posted by: christinern

My info about resort & flight - 10/07/14 09:47 AM

My family had a reservation for the end of October. The lady who called me from Worldmark was very nice and stated that they predict the resort would not be open until January 2015.

We had non-refundable tickets on United Airlines. We called the airlines and they called worldmark while we were on hold with them to confirm that the resort was closed. We received a full refund in the form of credit on United Airlines to use within 1 yr. We did not get charged a penalty. We were happy with the outcome.

Christine
Posted by: Pstreet1

Re: My info about resort & flight - 10/24/14 04:14 PM

I just saw a post on another forum that Worldmark announced today that the resort won't open again until at least April 15, 2015.
Posted by: jingqy

Re: My info about resort & flight - 10/24/14 11:52 PM

Hi, where did you see the post that said the Cora Baja resort will be opened on April 15, 2015
Thanks.
Jean
Posted by: Pstreet1

Re: My info about resort & flight - 10/26/14 12:23 PM

Trip Advisor.
Posted by: bthorman

Re: My info about resort & flight - 10/26/14 03:58 PM

Can you provide the link? I can't find any "predicted open date" on the website.
Posted by: Pstreet1

Re: My info about resort & flight - 10/27/14 07:43 AM

Here's the link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g15..._Californi.html

Go to the last page; it's in the last 3 or 4 posts.
Posted by: rahcco

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 10/27/14 06:50 PM

We had a reservation for a two week stay arriving three days after Odile. First they canceled our first week. Then came the January 31 date. We rebooked for beginning of March. Then I read about the April 15 date.
So, I just called WM. Today they were told the earliest will be at least May 1, 2015 but not yet guaranteed. The damage is much worse than they thought. Yes, other resorts have opened. Coral Baja just seemed to be in the middle of the eye of the storm. Every window was broken, everything inside rooms was soaked, bbq's were pulled out of the ground, some roofs were torn off, etc. They are basically rebuilding from ground up. However, construction is not like in the states. It is much harder to even get the equipment and supplies down there to be able to go to work.
Unfortunately, we have to cancel our new reservations --- and redeal with the airline. Wish us luck there.
Good luck to the rest of you too.
Posted by: Pstreet1

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 10/28/14 08:12 AM

Sorry that the post proved to be accurate--and then some. Could you persuade Worldmark to make an exchange for you with RCI or II? There are some beautiful resorts in Cabo, and they have access to them. When they cancelled our stay in San Francisco, they booked us at the Fairmount--it cost us a bunch for parking, but it's for sure we wouldn't have paid the price to stay at the Fairmount on our own, and now, we've stayed there.
Posted by: Administrator

Coral Baja Closure - 10/30/14 02:49 PM

In September, Mexico's Baja California Peninsula was severely impacted by Hurricane Odile. Approximately 300 families and 40 associates found themselves stranded at WorldMark Coral Baja for nearly a week in the midst of s serious destruction. Almost all the windows in the resort were blown out and the grounds, as well as the surrounding community, were devastated.
Due to the current state of the WorldMark Coral Baja resort and the significant property damage that was caused by the hurricane, the resort will remain closed through April 2015.

If you have a reservation between now and April 30, 2015 please cancel it online or call the Vacation Planning Center at 800-457-0103.

WorldMark Owner Care
Posted by: oldcoach

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 12/01/14 02:06 PM

Bad news about Coral Baja! I certainly would love to see more (or ANY??) info coming from WM or Wyndham about the resort. For what it's worth (and I hate to jump in in the middle of the discussion), a couple of days ago, I talked with an old friend who goes w/ her husband to Cabo every year (sometimes more than once a year). Have been going for 25 years plus. They stay IN Cabo, along Medano Beach area. She said that appx 80% of all the rooms/ resorts along the coast between Cabo and San Jose were damaged heavily enough to STILL BE CLOSED (two weeks ago). Sounds like the worst of it was along that 20-mile stretch. She also said that Cabo, San Jose, and the airport, are still messed up some, but operating as good as can be expected. When I told her about Coral Baja closed till May(?), she didn't bat an eye, and said "if you're lucky". Remember, they went by there on their way to their resort.............. PS--- CaboBill---- Are you out there? Send me a PM, old friend.------ The Old Coach
Posted by: dinky1952

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 12/01/14 08:19 PM

I returned 10 days ago from Cabo/San Jose del Cabo. Driving past Coral Baja there is evident structural damage visible from the road. There is no way the resort could be open by January or February, maybe not even April. Several hotels on the Pacific side of Cabo are just deserted. San Jose del Cabo got the brunt of the hurricane, at least Cabo got the relief of the "eye". Many areas in San Jose are still on generator power.

The resorts along the corridor are not in good or operating condition (this is common knowledge to all the locals) and many have worse damage than Coral Baja. The entire face/front of the Hyatt Hotel in San Jose is simply gone. There's lots of vegetation damage but every resort has their grounds crews obviously working overtime to at least have "clean faces" to present to visitors. If the resorts on the corridor claim to have rooms, they are very few and many amenities will probably be lacking.

The airport is functioning. Don't expect gate assignments on your boarding passes. Don't expect overhead monitors for flight information. Don't expect an escalator or even ceilings. Don't expect a loudspeaker system to announce flights, gates etc. You can plan on one or two karaoke type machines and an employee walking with a sign. BUT it is functioning! Bring your patience and understanding that they are truly doing their absolute best.

I stayed for 9 days in San Jose at the Posada Terranova (won't highly recommend) and the Tropicana (highly recommend and they're offering a hurricane discount). The latter also sustained damage but the average visitor would be hard-pressed to find anything to complain about. The pool is great. The owners and staff very friendly and helpful. The restaurant offers wonderful food (try the sea bass or tuna).

The people of these areas are remarkable. They are resilient. There is still a big party in the Square in San Jose every Saturday night. The beachfront restaurants and bars in Cabo are lit up for partying, although there is still plywood windows visible in many of the buildings nearby. All are working to restore their livelihood and places of employment. Life goes on and they are doing all they can to make tourists comfortable and provide a good experience, both of which can be had.

Visit! Don't stay away! Bring your swimsuits, golf clubs, patience and a good attitude. You'll have a good time.
Posted by: bthorman

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 12/02/14 05:00 AM

Thank you for the news. It's good to know what's going on and what to expect.
Posted by: Bellgirl

Re: Coral Baja Closure - 12/16/14 08:48 AM

I have reservations for June and I have felt confident that the resort will be up and running. However; I am feeling anxious because of a lack of information that is being sent from WorldMark. Can we get monthly updates? If the resort takes longer than expected I don't want to find out 30 days before and then have to scramble to find another place to go with my 10 people. Pictures would be nice too, so we can see the progress.
Posted by: Cindy Shepherd

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 12/23/14 02:49 PM

We are going to San Jose del Cabo in February, and I wonder what is the current situation with insurance on rental cars. Is liability insurance required by the rental companies? I don't see any requirement on their websites. Last April, it was required and cost 3 x as much as the car.
Posted by: bthorman

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 12/23/14 03:17 PM

Are they accepting reservations at Coral Baja for Feb 2015? The website still says April.
Posted by: jgmackay

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 12/29/14 10:16 AM

Typically, full coverage runs about $35-45/day. Liability only is of course cheaper but, not recommended. A lot of information can be gleemed from trip advisor forums about where to rent and info on types of insurance offered in Mexico and/or in SJD.
Posted by: mukanddave

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 12/29/14 11:06 AM

Beginning Jan. 2016 at Coral baja, the ground floor designation has been discontinued. Please administer, tell us why.
I sure hope you did not rent them outside Worldmark.
Posted by: jgmackay

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/05/15 10:30 PM

I just looked and the "1 bedroom deluxe ground floor" is available in January 2016
Posted by: jgmackay

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/21/15 09:08 PM

I just saw this tonight concerning Coral Baja. Looks like the May opening is going to get scrapped for a "early summer" reopening. I found this on the opening page under "Resort Report": On Sept. 14, 2014, Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula was hit by Hurricane Odile — severely impacting the WorldMark Coral Baja resort and the surrounding area. There was extensive damage to both the interior and exterior of the resort, as well as significant damage to the exterior amenities, most notably the pool area and cabana, which required major refurbishment.

These damages require extensive repair work to be done in many areas of the resort before it is fit to receive guests. In addition to replacing the majority of the sheet rock, the Resort Renovation & Design team is currently working on repairs to the roof, painting the interior and exterior of the resort, resurfacing the pool, repairs and upgrades to the electrical system, and replacing the furniture, fixtures and other interior equipment in each of the units.

Due to the current state of the resort, WorldMark Coral Baja will remain closed through early summer 2015. As the renovation progresses, a very limited number of units may become available to use earlier than originally anticipated. In the coming weeks, Owner Care will proactively contact owners with reservations, as we may be able to accommodate a limited number of guests while renovations are taking place.

As the property is being repaired and restored, we encourage you to stay tuned to your owner website for the most up-to-date information.
Posted by: Bellgirl

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/25/15 11:31 AM

I have spoken to Owner Services and they told me that they do not expect the resort to be fully ready until middle of the summer. They will open up rooms as they become available, however that is not expected to occur until approx June 19th. My reservation starts on the 13th, so unfortunately unless something changes quickly we will not be going to Cabo. We love this resort and look forward to spending time there once everything is complete.
Posted by: Pstreet1

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/29/15 10:29 AM

Originally Posted By: Cindy Shepherd
We are going to San Jose del Cabo in February, and I wonder what is the current situation with insurance on rental cars. Is liability insurance required by the rental companies? I don't see any requirement on their websites. Last April, it was required and cost 3 x as much as the car.


Liability insurance is required by Mexican law; they won't let you drive the car off the lot without it, and your only choice is to buy it from the car rental company. It should be $10.00-$15.00 a day (depends on your rental company). The liability insurance does not cover the vehicle itself; it covers damage you do to others or their property, and that's the insurance the Mexican government and police care about.

If you want to cut the total cost, check the insurance (call customer service for international) that your credit card provides. They will cover the insurance on the vehicle itself, and there is no charge for that insurance. The advantage to using your credit card insurance is you have a big company behind you if there is a problem and there is no cost to you. The advantage to purchasing from the rental agency in Mexico is they are right there, on site, and will handle any problems immediately--but of course, it costs money.
Posted by: Mouse

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/21/15 10:05 PM

We also had, emphasis on HAD, reservations for June 14-20. We will be cancelling those reservations. We have spent the last 3 days going rounds with WM Owner Services and Owner Care (which is where they transferred us to when they couldn't help us at the regular number. Two people from our party called and my parents called regarding a different reservation for later in the year. All of us got different information. One person said it will open mid-June. Another person said no, not until the end of summer. One said they would open individual units as they were completed, another said no they won't open until the entire resort is done. Today a gentleman, who was very helpful and sympathetic to our situation, said he doesn't trust anything coming from Coral Baja as they get different information from the resort itself.

Here is our issue with our trip. We already purchased our plane tickets. Some airlines are waiving the transfer/change fee for owners in our situation with a letter from WM explaining that they are not open so we can't stay there. American Airlines will not do that for us. We would have had to change our tickets prior to November 1st. It will cost us $1,000 in change fees if we go to a different resort. They, AA, were not pleasant about it at all. So.... in lieu of paying them any more money we are canceling our WM time and renting a different condo for our week. It is still costing us $2,000 for the week but atleast I'm not giving it to American Airlines. This is out of pocket money we should not have to be paying!

Here is my issue with how WM is handling the situation. If you go online to vacation planning right now you can reserve units for that week. As a matter of fact, you can reserve units for March!! I don't know if the reservation would actually complete if you went through the process, but it shows units available beginning next week. When I talked to Owner Care today he said he could book me a unit June 14th, the same day we are scheduled to arrive. THEY DON'T EVEN KNOW WHEN THEY WILL OPEN!! I understand that WM wants to have a full resort the moment they are ready to open, but they are doing it at OUR cost. Owners will book and they buy plane tickets they won't need and they might not get their money back. We had already purchased our tickets back in October when we thought they were going to open in April. We called in December, January and February. Each time they told us to call back in a month when they would know more. Who knew that it would still be closed by the time our reservation came around! They should not be taking reservations until they KNOW when it will be ready. They are creating situations for other owners who will be in our position!

This has been such a hassle it almost ruined our 20th wedding anniversary trip. It's difficult to look forward to it knowing how much more money it's costing. I had planned on buying more credits this year. That will not be happening now. That down payment money is being used to rent a different condo. This is the first time we have ever been unhappy with our time share.
Posted by: jgmackay

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/08/15 08:03 PM

Mouse,

I think you should write to WM head office basically describing what you have gone through. It wouldn't surprise me if they compensate you in some form or another. It's worth a try... I hope they open Coral by August of this year since I have a very large gathering of friends and family there myself.
Posted by: GBaumann59

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/11/15 09:13 PM

As owners of the resorts, its unfortunate that the Board treats us with such little respect. Is it to much to ask that they post updates concerning the progress and a few photos. All the other resorts in the area up and running, but the Boards only excuse is budget constraints, when they do have reserves to handle situations like this. I have a 2 bedroom penthouse reserved for July, fortunately I held off purchasing airline tickets because of this situation.
Posted by: Ken_from_NCalif

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/14/15 08:23 AM

Hi,
We were just in Cabo Feb 21-28, we had originally had 2 weeks planned at Worldmark but of course
we had to cancel those. We stayed at another resort in Cabo San Lucas. We stopped by the worldmark
resort on the 21st to see how it was doing. It was pretty obvious the resort had taken a beating from
the hurricane, there were workers all over the resort fixing, repairing, painting, etc. We talked to an
employee there who advised they were hopeful they might be able to open up one of the buildings by
June....but wasn't sure how worldmark was going to handle the re opening, whether they would wait until
all was ready to open or not. The employees were hoping of course to get at least 1 building open so they could start seeing owners again. We were told by other people in the area that normally the San Jose to Cabo area had over 13,000 rental units available, but do to the hurricane were now down to just
over 7,000 units. So sad for the people in the area, who are working hard to get things back to "normal"
again. Cabo San Lucas seemed to be doing a lot better then the corridor, and San Jose. We enjoyed our
week, but look forward to our return next year at Worldmark Cabo, we have 2 weeks scheduled, and 1 week in Cabo for next February. We have been going here for 20 years, the locals are working hard to get
everything back in order, but time and supplies are a big part of the equation there.
Posted by: Danica4

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/20/15 01:51 PM

Thanks so much for posting an update. Nice to hear from someone who visited.
Posted by: jodinwash

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/22/15 02:43 AM

So excited to stay at Coral baja after last year was cancelled due to the Hurricanes!
My question is why is there no pictures at all of progress? How is it looking? Anyone stayed there yet? HELP!!!
Posted by: ruddm

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 04/07/15 03:57 PM

It still isn't opened. We were in Cabo last week (sadly not at the Coral Baja) and stopped by to see the progress. Mama Mia was open for business, so we sat and had lunch. Construction was in full swing they were VERY busy! Building 1 was looking really good from the outside and was most certainly the closes to completion. There were many construction crew members working in it, but the work being done was on the inside. Seemed as though it was finishing touches kind of work (from what I could tell). Building 2 still needed quite a bit of work (a lot of doors and sliders still not installed). While we were eating they were installing the finishing touches on the pool (handrails, etc.) and it looked ready to go.
Posted by: oceangirll

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 08/24/15 10:56 AM

Has anyone stayed since the resort reopened? I'd be interested in updates! I have a reservation in late October.
Posted by: Trevors2

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 09/03/15 08:49 AM

We are heading down Sept 20th. I call Coral Baja directly and they said if we have a reservation than they are ready. They were still working on some small things. I also called worldmark and they also said if we have not been contacted then they are ready for us.
I will post once we get down there.
I like others have been disappointed in the lack of updates. We having been going for 10 yrs.
Posted by: melodymarbach

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 09/06/15 10:40 AM

Anyone interested in fishing from San Jose over Christmas?
Posted by: DennisG

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 09/26/15 07:25 AM

I have a friend that just returned - said they are 99% done - had a soft opening while they were staying.

Here is a link to a couple of photos taken last week

https://onedrive.live.com/?cid=f1560c2e23ee5c35&id=F1560C2E23EE5C35!3417&authkey=!AIRZeP1OqV7NQ78

Cheers,

Dennis
Posted by: corinerush

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 10/21/15 09:24 PM

Was wondering if anyone has a preference, Hawaii, or Cabo? Worried about enough to do in Cabo with our two boys 13 and 10. We have done Hawaii 3 times and loved it. Kihei and kappa. We would like to try something different, but concerned about being in a foreign country and we love to play in the ocean. I hear there are not many swimable beaches in Cabo. What are any ones views?
Posted by: oceangirll

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 11/02/15 03:21 PM

Just returned from CB and happy to report that the work from the hurricane and the remodel (bumped up from 2016) all seem to be finished. I saw lots of photos of the damage and wish they would have shared them with everyone. They did a really nice job on the pool and bridge refinishing. The buildings all look good too. I really enjoyed the new living room furniture (long overdue!) but am a tad disappointed the couches are still uncomfortable for lounging. There are new red chairs at the pool that have a little shape to them....really nice for sitting, a bit awkward if you want to lay on your stomach.

Most of the same staff are still there. I finally saw Victor poking around the activity hut so sounds like he is back now too. When I did my owner update he told me they let the staff and their families move in while the repairs were being completed to make sure they had a roof over their head. I think that was an amazing gesture.

It was hard to tell a hurricane had wiped out the place just a year ago. Everything is pretty much back up and running.
Posted by: 1kodiak

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 12/03/15 11:19 AM

We are at coral Baja Now It is open and looks nice the pool hasnew red chairs The staff is pretty much the same! We miss the old bunch ! We are a little late this year . But Hi to Criss Molly Mike Tom Dee Roger and many more still here for two more weeks. We have seen Larry Vicky Tom n Step. Ron Nancy.
Posted by: christopher123

live show at mama mia restaurant - 01/13/16 12:44 PM

I have not been to worldmark coral baja since 2002. At that time they had a live Mexican show with costumes and fire dancers. Does Mama Mia still put on shows for their guests?
Posted by: Scorp2Scorp

Transportation from the Airport to Coral Baja - 01/16/16 10:31 PM

Has anyone used other than Translife for transportation from the Airport to the Resort? We have a group of 10 people that want to do private ride and wanted to know which company we can trust?

and is CaboBob still around?
Thanks
Posted by: LynnS

Re: Transportation from the Airport to Coral Baja - 01/22/16 08:15 AM

We have used TransCabo every year for the past several years. One a couple of trips with family we have booked a private shuttle. Our experience has been 100% positive - they are always prompt and friendly. http://www.transcabo.com/
Posted by: John A

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/01/16 01:47 PM

I have a reservation for the 7th of February through the 14th. I can't go now do to a neck injury. Is anyone interested in this reservation? The price will be great for you. Thank you
Posted by: allwheeldrive

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/14/16 03:03 PM

Can someone tell me if the 3 bedroom penthouses hot tubs are on the rooftop like the 2 bedroom penthouses? Thank you, Cindy
Posted by: smhyre

Currency Exchange - 02/17/16 09:23 PM

So last time we were at the Coral Baja (4 years ago) we took travelers Checks and were able to change them for peso at the front desk. Our bank no longer provides travelers checks. How are people exchanging money? Is there an ATM on site or very near by?
Posted by: bthorman

Re: Currency Exchange - 02/18/16 06:52 AM

I know there's at least one bank/ATM across the street. We used it last time we were down there.
Posted by: 1kodiak

Re: Currency Exchange - 02/18/16 01:00 PM

We use US green Cash!
Posted by: Pstreet1

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/19/16 10:31 AM

The exchange rate for dollars to pesos is extremely good right now--almost 20 pesos to each dollar. You will save quite a bit if you pay in pesos because you'll get them at the official rate and shop keepers/restaurants will probably give you only 15, 16 or 17 to the dollar.
Posted by: gwtwfool

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/24/16 05:57 AM

When booking online, they give the option of "front" building or "back" building. What does this mean? Does one of them face the ocean and if so, which one? Thanks
Posted by: Mouse

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/24/16 06:12 AM

The front buildings face the ocean and the pool. Some have a better view of one or the other depending on their location. The back building is behind these buildings across the parking lot and main entrance. I haven't been in them but I doubt you would have a very good view of the ocean. You definitely wouldn't have a view of the pool.
Posted by: Cowboy18

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/11/16 06:58 AM

We will be going to Coral Baja April 12th. Anyone have any recent recommendations for getting from the airport to the resort. There are several companies listed on line and we would like to find what other guests to the resort would recommend. cool Thanks
Posted by: 00011006038

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/11/16 09:34 AM

Contact resort to make trans arrangement for pick up and return airport to coral Baja cost $35 per. Phone # is on your resort confirmation.
Posted by: 00011006038

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/11/16 07:09 PM

Does any one know if the trailer park next door is still operating for dinning?
Posted by: 1kodiak

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/12/16 07:41 PM

The park next door has been closed for years!
Posted by: 00011006038

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/15/16 10:43 AM

Thank you
Posted by: Hondacrzy

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/18/16 07:40 PM

Any one have approximate costs for a taxi to the Mega and around to different restaurants in down town san jose. Just trying to weigh the rental car.

Thanks Chris
Posted by: 1kodiak

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/19/16 02:22 PM

Its $5 or $6 us for each. From mega they say it is $5 then I say how about 50 pesos they say ok. Hope that helps.
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Posted by: Hondacrzy

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/23/16 07:23 PM

Thanks for the info

Chris
Posted by: DennisG

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/27/16 10:05 AM

Originally Posted By: Cowboy18
We will be going to Coral Baja April 12th. Anyone have any recent recommendations for getting from the airport to the resort. There are several companies listed on line and we would like to find what other guests to the resort would recommend. cool Thanks


We usually use Transcabo, but we have not been in three years, so things change. We only book one way from the airport and catch a cab back. Usually share one with someone else heading back to the airport.

Dennis
Posted by: DennisG

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/27/16 10:12 AM

Hello everyone,

It has been almost three years since we've been to WM Cabo - just booked a last minute trip the second half of April. Prior to the hurricane my wife and I have been staying at the WM Cabo resort every year for years and love it! Over the years I've created a travel document that I update each year. The document has everything from maps, airport and transportation tips and reviews of restaurants and activities. If you want a copy send me an email here and I'll send it to you.

Dennis
Posted by: Caboalan

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 04/01/16 02:18 PM

Hello,

We are going to Coral Baja in a few weeks. Staying in a 1 bedroom deluxe. Do these units all have ocean views? Have only ever stayed in the back building. Just wondering what to expect. Thanks.
Posted by: DennisG

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 04/04/16 07:34 AM

They are located in the front buildings and the view depends on the floor and tree locations; you will have a view of the ocean. I personally would never stay in the back building - no view - lots of street noise.


Originally Posted By: Caboalan
Hello,

We are going to Coral Baja in a few weeks. Staying in a 1 bedroom deluxe. Do these units all have ocean views? Have only ever stayed in the back building. Just wondering what to expect. Thanks.
Posted by: DennisG

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 04/16/16 03:55 AM

Hello everyone

My wife and I arrived yesterday for a 11 night stay here at WCB, although we have historically vacationed in SJD annually, we have not been down since the hurricane.

First and foremost, the resort is still everything that we remembered and more. We always stay in a 1BR Deluxe, this trip we are in the fist building on the 5th floor and our room could not be more perfect. From the views to the upgraded interior - just perfect. Here are a few items that stand out from our arrival and first night:

The airport is the same with the exception of the Timeshare sharks - they added two additional rooms/gates once you clear baggage that is very confusing and had many unexperienced "held" up. Once you get your bag and you proceed around the corner, you wait to provide the international documentation from the plane. After you are asked if you are carrying any alcohol you press a button if it is green you proceed, if it is red, you have to place your bags in X-ray and have them inspected.

Once you exit through the sliding doors, the adventure begins. Lots of folks asking you if you are looking for the shuttle or taxi trying to stop you - "hey folks, where are you staying".. over and over. We know better and just booked it past two additional sets of sliding doors until we we're outside. One of the things I noticed once we were out side. I rent a car so we quickly preceded to the shuttle that is parked outside and were taken to the rental agency.

Two things about renting a car in Mexico, Third Party Coverage is mandatory and although most leverage their credit card to cover this, I add it to the rental. To be honest it's the most expensive part. You can rent a car here for $7 a day, that's a standard car like VW Jetta, it's an additional $15 for TPI. My total for 12 days is about $350. We have both of our sons and one has a girlfriend joining us so I will be making additional trips to pick them up, the cost of shuttling all of them makes up for the cost. When you exit the shuttle to go into the rental agency (I use Alamo, but they are all like this), a person will say "where are you staying", just smile and say - With friends. if you tell them your hotel they know two things - you are already someone that purchased a timeshare, and you are not staying at X resort so they can try to get you to attend a presentation. How nice..... They will follow you to the counter and ease drop on your conversation with their "Friend" at the rental desk. Just have your print out with the cost as the next trick is to act like your reservation is higher than what you booked - they said my rental was $475 - I just simply said "check your math my friend, and I have proof of the rental that states otherwise. Next he says "where are you staying" trying to get this so his friend can be armed to act - just smile and say "I did not". Next he said, I added this up again and - bam... it was the exact cost of my rental. In my case the Timeshare shark knew that I was not game and walked away without saying another word. In previous years, they usually say they will cover the cost of the rental if I attend a presentation.

I use the toll road to get to our hotel, the cost is about $2.00 US. You get a ticket at the first gate and pay at the second that is about 5 miles down the road. Note – to get to WCB you need to pass the resort and use a “return” to go under a bridge and loop back.

The resort is, as always – just perfect. All of our friends that have taken care of us for years are still working here.

On our first night, we decided to head into the hotel zone and grab dinner. Talk about upgrade… wow, lots of new shopping just across the road from the major hotels and some great new restaurants. We decided to eat at the Rock & Brew. I had wings and we split a burger, my wife had a side salad. Great service, good beer and quality food; we will go back.

I’ll add more here in a few days after we get settled in.

Cheers

Posted by: DennisG

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 04/27/16 07:14 AM

Wrapping up a 11 night stay - it is just as you remember - clean, friendly, safe and tropical weather. I will write more when I get home, but did want to tell everyone that they now provide free WiFi throughout the grounds!

We kept our Cellular Data off almost the entire time (although AT&T and Verizon now give you free voice and text in Mexico up to 1Gb) and the wireless services worked perfectly throughout the grounds. I personally didn't use it outside of the room, but we brought three young adults here (in a separate room) and they were very happy :-)
Posted by: Cheek

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 05/07/16 09:45 AM

Thank you for the post. This was very good information. We are going to Cabo the 1st week in June.
Posted by: Cheek

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 05/17/16 08:10 AM

Can anyone tell me if it is better to rent a car from the resort or from outside of the airport? I will be there begenning June 4th.
Thank you
Posted by: vfamily

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 05/18/16 09:10 PM

Hi my wife and i will be at coral baja soon for the first time and i will be going fishing!!! Is there anyone out there that would recommend a specific charter a good way to book a fishing trip? I will be by myself as she gets sea sick. Anyone planning a trip that would like to share the charter fee?...I bring beer and endless entertainment with my shining personality smile
Posted by: tinafj

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 05/20/16 11:06 AM

Hi- we have to CB many times since our honeymoon in 1999, but today when I booked, I saw Phase 1, 2, 3. I understand what the back building is, but can someone clarify these three phases? And which one I want to be in?

Thank you!
Posted by: tinafj

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 05/20/16 11:10 AM

We have used bbb car rental many times and you can just arrange everything online and a driver will pick you up outside the airport doors and take you across the street. Easy, straightforward! He knows exactly what you need for insurance so you won't get the shakedown like everyone experiences in the other rental agencies.
Posted by: bthorman

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 05/21/16 06:31 AM

The Phase numbers refer to the building numbers.
Posted by: Cheek

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 05/24/16 10:57 AM

My brother and I will be fishing and have never chartered before. We will be there between 6/4 and 6/11. Will you be there during that time? If so maybe we can meet up for a fishing trip.
thanks, Cheek
Posted by: luvthesun

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 05/25/16 11:05 AM

Originally Posted By: tinafj
Hi- we have to CB many times since our honeymoon in 1999, but today when I booked, I saw Phase 1, 2, 3. I understand what the back building is, but can someone clarify these three phases? And which one I want to be in?

Thank you!


I have stayed in phases 1 and 3. I was happy in both, but keep in mind if you are not on one of the upper levels in building 3 you might end up with a view of the restaurant. Hope this helps.
Posted by: satocat

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 05/26/16 10:35 AM

We will be arriving June 4th as well! I read on trip advisor that it is better to rent a car at the resort, especially if you are not sure if you need one. Our last visit there was for 10 days and we never needed a car as we used public transportation or a cab.
Posted by: satocat

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 05/27/16 10:23 AM

We have stayed in Phase 2 which is the furthest from the ocean, close to the road. Not much of a view but you have a private hot tub on your deck which is so worth it! We had no road noise issues. Going back next month and we have requested Phase 2 again.
Posted by: DrCodes

Internet options at Coral Baja? - 05/31/16 02:21 PM

Hello,
We will be traveling to Coral Baja in June for the first time since 2004. Can't wait! I am self employed and ultimately end up having to do a bit of work here and there when I travel. Does anyone know what are my options for not outrageously expensive high speed internet access while in Mexico? Ultimately would prefer to purchase my own access plan rather than hopping on the resort's network if it's feasible, for privacy's sake. Will be checking with my phone provider too but thought there might be a cheaper local option.
Many thanks, any info is appreciated!
Posted by: azulmarino

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 06/01/16 04:31 PM

We are planning a trip to Coral Baja , we will like to reserve an unit on the top floor with capacity for 4 , and ocean view. Anybody can give some input about which units will be best??
Please ...I will appreciate your help very much!!
Posted by: thekcoles

Credits for sale - 06/14/16 10:02 AM

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Please contact me and make me an offer at thekcoles@yahoo.com.

Kevin
Posted by: ingridleal27

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 06/20/16 08:26 AM

My family and I are going to Coral Baja last 2 weeks of July for 10 days and we are debating if we should rent a car. We plan to do a few excursions which we are needing advise where to book these as well. Can someone please let me know if we should rent a car and also if you can recommend who and where to go to book excursions? Thank you!
Posted by: MandDee0915

Re: Credits for sale - 06/27/16 06:16 PM

thecoles- how much are you asking for your credits
Posted by: Andromedag

Re: Credits for sale - 06/28/16 07:01 AM

If you are looking to buy more vacation credits, check out Timeshare Angels. My parents as well as my in-laws purchased credits through them for 1/4 of the price.
Posted by: dijonmom

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 07/17/16 10:58 AM

I'd love a copy as we are going for the first time in August dijonmom@yahoo.com
Posted by: cliffh

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 08/07/16 09:17 AM

who did you fish with?
Posted by: roadwarrior

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 08/22/16 10:03 AM

Is there anyone who has recently visited the Cabo or Coral reef resorts and if so what are your thoughts on these resorts.
What was there to do, how was transportation?
Posted by: gregor

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 08/28/16 01:51 PM

You may have already received input on the resort, if not enjoy.
My wife and I were there last year and had a wonderful time. Great pool, massage across the parking lot and wonderful staff. We did not rent a car, very easy to travel by buses and taxis. We loved it so much we will be back there in September. Any questions let me know.
Posted by: lmoien

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 09/07/16 01:58 PM

Any news on Coral Baja from Hurricane Newton?
Is there any damage to the resort?
Posted by: Marcelino

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 09/15/16 02:31 PM

I have not seen any updates as to if there was any damage to the Coral Baja resort???
Can you update/post something????
Thanks!
Posted by: kwalsh

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 10/13/16 12:41 PM

How much is the current cost for a taxi for 2 adults and 2 children (2.5 years and 9mth old) from airport to Coral Baja? Is it the same price on the way back? We would likely need a van as we have a ton of luggage.
Posted by: 1kodiak

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 10/13/16 02:22 PM

Give worldmark travel a call and set up a transfer, it is a lot cheaper!
Posted by: y3aland

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 10/17/16 08:42 AM

We are heading to the Coral Baja resort in late December with our family of 6. We plan to get a cab or shuttle from the airport, but wonder about purchasing groceries and how to get them to our room at the resort.

If you have been there before with your family, how do you do it?
Posted by: ronhowarth

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 10/18/16 06:32 AM

Been there several years back Great spot Remember walking to the grocery store once you are on the roadway sidewalk to your left. I do not think too far There is a Costco but you need a car or cab.
Small town of San Jose, need cab also but worth walking around in.
Posted by: JimC

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 11/03/16 01:54 PM

Wife and I are headed to Coral Baja this weekend! I have two questions. First, how does the local transportation work and cost? I imagine we'll want to get to a grocery store and do to scheduled tours that may not pick up customers from the resort. Does the bus go to all tour locations? How much does it cost?

Second question kind of related, how should we pay while there? US dollars or pesos?

Once I have these two questions answered I can relax. Until then it will stress me.

Thanks for the help.

Jim
Posted by: bthorman

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 11/04/16 06:08 AM

Although they accept dollars, pay in pesos and make sure you get any change back in pesos as well.
Posted by: MonicaS

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 12/19/16 12:08 PM

Can someone tell me what is meant by Phase 1 and Phase 3? Do all the units in these phases face the pool and ocean? Reserved 1 bedroom deluxe and traveling with hubby, a teen-ager and pre-teen. Can anyone offer any insight on the lay-out of this specific unit? Thanks a bunch for any info.
Posted by: bthorman

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 12/19/16 12:23 PM

If you look at the site map, each building has a number. That number is the "phase".
Posted by: cliffh

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 12/30/16 03:48 PM

Has anyone used Titos fishing in cabo? He will pick up and take back form hotel also for a fee?
Posted by: cliffh

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/01/17 09:22 AM

I have a 28 foot fishing boat rented for March 26th 8am for cabo. I have room for one person. $100 we will take bus from resort to cabo to fish for 5 hrs... first come let me know
Posted by: jfair70

Questions - Coral Baja - 01/04/17 10:57 AM

My husband and I are headed to Cabo in June for our anniversary. Any tips on transportation? Should we rent a car and if so, ahead of time or once we land? Any tips on things to do while we are there?
Posted by: 1kodiak

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/04/17 03:57 PM

We just got back from C B it was great. I rented a car for two weeks from BBB car rental before we left, for two weeks it was about $600. from there with a car you can do what ever you want. enjoy
Posted by: no1coug

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/12/17 05:41 PM

Does anyone know who is the current activities director at Coral Baja?
Posted by: Emcald

Re: Questions - Coral Baja - 01/31/17 07:26 AM

Hi Jfair70,
we have been to CB many times over the years and have experience with the rental car madness.
1) if you look online you will see some really cheap rates. Don't be fooled! you will be tagged with mandatory insurance fees at the counter that are anywhere from $30-$50 per day.
2) if you want to rent at the airport, Cactus rent a car is all inclusive. for $40 per day you can get a Jetta sized vehicle.
3) you can catch a shuttle which i think is around $20 per person each way to the resort. Call the resort to make arrangements
4) once at the resort you can rent a car from the onsite car rental. For $60 per day you can get a compact car. that way you only rent when you want to.
5) Wherever you rent, mark all scratches , dents and glass issues on the walkthrough document...just to CYA.
6) you can take a bus into Cabo for around $2 each way. the bus stop is across the street and a little up the road from the resort.
7) Taxis can get expensive $25-$30 each way into cabo . Minimum $5 each way to the grocery store or restaurants

this is one of our favorite resorts. Just went at the beginning of January and heading there again in May/june.
exchange rate was 21 pesos to the $ when using our no foreign exchange fee credit card. Costco accepts all cards in mexico , not just Visa.
There is also a grocery store about 6 blocks away from the resort.

Have fun

BTW if you want a free rental car, sign up for a time share spiel. hold out for at least $300 value and avoid Grand Mayan at all costs. Not for the faint of heart.....and do not buy one no matter how good it sounds. Also, if you decide to do one, don't give them any Deposit up front.

Also, also take plenty of $1 (20 pesos) bills for tip money.
Posted by: AlisaWilliams

Re: Questions - Coral Baja - 02/09/17 09:49 AM

Is there still construction going on at the Resort? Some past comments mentioned construction. Our trip isn't until the end of May, so I am hoping that we miss it if there is still some going on.
Posted by: Marmon

Re: Questions - Coral Baja - 02/13/17 03:40 PM

We just returned and there is was no construction happening
Posted by: grantw7

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/14/17 10:20 AM

Just returned after 16 days there. After several years there we are getting tired of the almost non-stop music or entertainment. The view is fantastic, but we are going elsewhere from now on to get a more peaceful winter vacation.
Posted by: jgmackay

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/19/17 04:26 PM

I just spent 40 days at Coral Baja and came home Feb. 15th. Coral Baja is my favorite WM resort. It's different because people mingle and socialize there unlike other WM resorts. Many like myself become friends from these meetings and meet annually there at Coral. All of the staff at Coral Baja is the best….! This particular WM resort is managed by an outside company and I have to say, it has to be the cleanest WM resort Worldmark has.
In November, I became aware of this issue of the drug kingpin, El Chapo being sent to the United States to serve his sentence. This has left a vacuum on who is going to run that empire. The rumor is there is two gangs vying for Baja and San Jose del Cabo. The violence in November made the newspapers http://www.borderlandbeat.com/…/bloody-dawn-in-san-jose-del…. The rumor is the local government switch alliances and the war started. I knew before I left for SJD, there had been some murders and violence. Last year, the turf war was isolated to La Paz. Now, killings have been going on in and around Los Cabos at a faster pace. All the cities along Baja have experienced recent cartel violence and San Jose del Cabo has gone from a very peaceful place to some troubling times. The link below is in Spanish but if you copy and paste it into Google translate, you can see that there has been a number of murders (44 murders in 48 days) in San Jose (many in the hotel row area) this year (http://www.metropolimx.com/…/44-muertos-en-48-dias-en-los-c…). Right now, there is a heavy military presence in San Jose up to Los Barilles. Numerous check points are set up randomly to apparently try to catch bad guys off guard. When I was there at Coral, there were two "incidents" too close to home. There was an execution at the Mega (Now called La Comer) where a person was executed. I heard one of the killers was shot and killed at Mega and the other was run down and shot in the park playground below Mega. This caused a huge traffic jam for hours as the military rolled in. About a week ago, I tried to enter Walmart’s underground garage and was turned away by police. I later learned someone had been executed there. For the first time ever, I have seen patrols of military walk the beach armed with automatic weapons in front of Coral Baja. Today, I got a message from my brother who is staying at Coral Baja right now that automatic gunfire could be heard over by Zippers and the returno this morning. No word yet on casualties. There definitely is a turf war going on down there. As far as I know, no tourists have been killed.
There is a tremendous amount of building going on in the Cabo corridor between San Jose and Cabo San Lucas. I cannot imagine the impact this turf war will have on the tourist industry if this war continues.
Note: Duplications of my post maybe seen on wmowners.com
Posted by: Joklein535

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/16/17 03:48 PM

I have been here for a week. Although I read the post and article I have found cabo to be safe and no issues. I am having a good time and even rented a car to get around.
Posted by: AvalosFam

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 04/19/17 11:15 PM

My husband and I are going to CB for our 20th anniversary! It will be our first time here. I am wondering what the difference is between the 1 BR and the 1BR deluxe. Thanks for any info!

Casey
Posted by: bthorman

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 04/20/17 06:19 AM

The main difference is that the deluxe has 2 doors into the bathroom - from the bedroom and the hallway.
Posted by: Mexicodiver27

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 06/29/17 06:23 AM

The 1 bedroom deluxe is larger and has a drop down Murphy bed and non sleeper sofa and two doors for the bathroom. The 1 bedroom is smaller and has a sleeper sofa without a Murphy bed.
Posted by: fitmom2

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 07/16/17 11:43 PM

If you still have your travel document available I would love a copy!! Joevans@cruiseshipcenters.com
Thanks!!
Posted by: weathers

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 08/13/17 01:50 PM

I have not ever sent a review for any of the world Mark properties, but I have to say Coral Baja is the best I have ever stayed at,the whole property was very well maintained, not that I've been disappointed at any of the resorts we have stayed at.. We Just got back last night after a 11 night stay. They were continually cleaning all the areas especially the pool area. There is plenty of pool chairs, I noticed someone complained about that last year but I assure you there was plenty, they must have added some. The Mama Mia restaurant has good food, and each night except Sunday night there was some kind of entertainment. The view of the beach is beautiful. We had a 1 bedroom deluxe, it was very nice. The personnel was great, and the actives person was very helpful, I wish I could remember his name. I highly recommend the all day laPaz snorkeling trip, if you rent a car do it at the resort you won't get ripped off like we did. Made a mistake and got the car close to airport....you won't be disappointed if you stay there....
The Weathers
Posted by: Maynard503

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 09/01/17 06:17 PM

Is there any information on the resort with today's major storm?
Posted by: Maynard503

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 11/01/17 07:21 PM

For those if you that take umbrellas and chaos into the grass For the day... please return them to the pool area. Have you seen those poor girls trying to put the umbrella back? We are owners and we should be picking up after ourselves.
Posted by: jacqueduvall

Re: Coral Baja - Baja Sur Violence - 12/27/17 08:55 AM

We've been going to Baja Sur since 1994 and have enjoyed the area very much. Recently there has been a lot of violence there between Cartels and Baja Sur now has the highest murder rate in all of Mexico. What is being done by WM Management to ensure we are safe and what are they doing to stress the importance to government officials to clean up the mess?
Posted by: labrosse

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/30/18 12:16 PM

hello fellow Worldmark owners. We are heading to Cabos for the first time as new owners so looking for hints about this resort with the following questions? is it better to rent a car from the resort rather than from a rental car agency in town, especially for one or two days? How far is the resort from Cabos and it is easy to take buses to and from the resort if you want to go into town? How far is the nearest grocery outlet and is are there scooters available to rent anywhere as we could not find this type of transporation available anywhere on any website?
thanks
Brent
Posted by: labrosse

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/30/18 12:23 PM

for Cabos resort, is it better to rent a car for the week or better to rent for a day or two and then cab it to where you need to go including shuttle to the resort?
thanks
Brent
Posted by: bthorman

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/30/18 01:07 PM

We did rent a car cause it's nice to have one available, but the taxis are great. We probably wouldn't rent one next time - or only for a couple days.
Posted by: Joklein535

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/21/18 08:00 PM

I have done both drive and did the bus
. There is a grocery store that is walking distance and you can take a cab back to the resort with you groceries. the buses are easy. If you want to do outings, usually they will pick you up for the event and bring you back.
Posted by: Mexicodiver27

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/25/18 06:42 AM

My wife and I always rent a small car. When comparing airport shuttles round trip and taxi rides into town, the price is comparable. Nearly every trip we take a day trip someplace and the car allows us to have the freedom to do so.

Arriving this March 20-27and I'm looking into rental cars now.
Posted by: Cowboy18

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/28/18 11:59 AM

We will be arriving April 14, 2018. Do you have any recommendations for transfers from the airport? Also, we may decide to do a one day rental car and want to know if that is still available at the resort. Any other information you wish to share would be great.

Thank You

Rolmike
Posted by: labrosse

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/02/18 04:53 PM

Hello, we are heading to the resort in three weeks. is it hard to get from the airport to the resort as we are renting a vehicle for the entire time we are there.
Posted by: poorman

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/02/18 05:28 PM

We have been to Coral Baja 2 or 3 times and airport is just a few miles (10 at the most) from the hotel at Coral Baja. We have never needed a vehicle as the hotel flags taxis for you and we golfed and went fishing out of San Lucas (big shopping center there also). It is like $10 for a ride in hotel shuttle from airport. Unless you plan on driving inland away from the cities you probably don't need a vehicle. Great restaurant right on the property and a beautiful beach (not for swimming though). Also a nice pool on site. Store about 3/4 mile up the road (East) to get groceries, water, etc. It has a small "gym" with about 4 machines as I recall. I caught a Mahi-Mahi off coast of San Lucas last time and brought 1/4 of it (filled by captain) back to the hotel and the restaurant marinated it for 3 hours and the best fish I have ever had.
Posted by: MollyW

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/03/18 04:22 PM

I pm’d you. smile
Posted by: Mexicodiver27

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/03/18 08:42 PM

It is an easy 20 minute drive on the top road from the airport to CB.
Take a day and go to Todo Santos. The car opens up several places to go and see.
Posted by: Pooh6

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/22/18 09:16 AM

How much is a cab to Cabo San Lucus? thank you
Posted by: DennisG

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 04/27/18 02:54 AM

Hello everyone ... It has been a while since I have been on this site... we are heading back to this amazing resort the end of May for 10 days.

Thought it would be helpful to post an update to the travel document I have been using/updating from our travels to CSL over the past 10 years.

Notes from our stay a couple of years ago:


First and foremost, the resort is still everything that we remembered and more. We always stay in a 1BR Deluxe, this trip we are in the first building on the 5th floor and our room could not be more perfect. From the views to the upgraded interior - just perfect. Here are a few items that stand out from our arrival and first night:

The airport is the same with the exception of the Timeshare sharks - they added two additional rooms/gates once you clear baggage it is very confusing and had many unexperienced travelers "held" up. Once you get your bag and proceed around the corner, you wait to provide the international documentation from the plane. After you are asked if you are carrying any alcohol you press a button if it is green you proceed, if it is red, you have to place your bags in X-ray and have them inspected.

Once you exit through the sliding doors, the adventure begins. Lots of folks asking you if you are looking for the shuttle or taxi trying to stop you - "hey folks, where are you staying".. over and over. We know better and just booked it past two additional sets of sliding doors until we we're outside. I rent a car, so we quickly preceded to the shuttle that is parked outside and were taken to the rental agency.

Two things about renting a car in Mexico, Third Party Coverage is mandatory and although most leverage their credit card to cover this, I add it to the rental. To be honest it's the most expensive part. You can rent a car here for $7 a day, that's a standard car like VW Jetta, it's an additional $15 for TPI. My total for 12 days is about $350. We have both of our sons and one has a girlfriend joining us so I will be making additional trips to pick them up, the cost of shuttling all of them makes up for the cost. When you exit the shuttle to go into the rental agency (I use Alamo, but they are all like this), a person will say "where are you staying", just smile and say - With friends. If you tell them your hotel they know two things - you are already someone that purchased a timeshare (or not), and you are not staying at X resort so they can try to get you to attend x presentation. How nice..... They will follow you to the counter and ease drop on your conversation with their "Friend" at the rental desk. Just have your print out with the cost as the next trick is to act like your reservation is higher than what you booked - they said my rental was $475 - I just simply said "check your math “my friend”, and I have proof of the rental that states otherwise. Next he says "where are you staying" trying to get this so his friend can be armed to act - just smile and say "I did not". Next they say, I added this up again and - bam... it was the exact cost of my rental. In my case the Timeshare shark knew that I was not game and walked away without saying another word. In previous years, they usually say they will cover the cost of the rental if I attend a presentation.

I use the toll road to get to our hotel, the cost is about $2.00 US. You get a ticket at the first gate and pay at the second that is about 5 miles down the road. Note – to get to WCB you need to pass the resort and use a “return” to go under a bridge and loop back.

The resort is, as always – just perfect. All of our friends that have taken care of us for years are still working here.

On our first night, we decided to head into the hotel zone and grab dinner. Talk about upgrade… wow, lots of new shopping just across the road from the major hotels and some great new restaurants. We decided to eat at the Rock & Brew. I had wings and we split a burger, my wife had a side salad. Great service, good beer and quality food; we will go back.

Highlights of this trip (outside of relaxing)

http://www.habanerosgastrogrill.com/

Had the opportunity to have an early supper at Habaneros, we arrived about 4:30 and were pleased that we could still order off of the lunch menu – over half off their dinner menu.

I had their signature Habaneros burger it was perfect! Tami had their fish tacos and was very happy.

My son and I took a lunch trip to the San Jose Marina and had lunch at the Container – this is located right next to the dolphin encounter. This is the second time I have been to the container and it was very good. There is nothing else to do at the marina, but walk around and look at boats..

http://www.thecontainerbar.com/

We also ate and drank a couple of times at the Baja Brewing bar in San Jose – it’s off of one of the side streets behind the main square. Love, love their pizza!

http://www.bajabrewingcompany.com/gateway
Posted by: ssswck

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 10/17/18 12:59 PM

Have reservations for a back building unit in February, although I'm wait-listed for the front. I've stayed at CB often, but never in the back. Is it as awful as I've heard? Are the units lesser quality? Or is it just the noise factor from the road? As much as I'd like to hear good things, I really the truth, lol. Thx
Posted by: bthorman

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 10/18/18 05:53 AM

The rooms are the same, it's just lesser views and more road noise. Some also have their own hot tubs.
Posted by: Maynard503

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 10/22/18 06:59 AM

Notice: Timeshare presentation scam in the Cabo area. We just got back from Cabo and went to a presentation in the San Jose area. One of the item which they offer is a "free week" anywhere RCI is. What they don't tell you is the "first pick vacation" free week is VERY limited in the property to choose from. I activated our account and looked for inventory in the Cabo area and every month in 2019 there is only one or two properties available (Hotel type)which are not close to the beach. SPREAD THE WORD. These Timeshare presentations are trying to get you to trade in your wordmark points.
Posted by: kavna4

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 10/25/18 09:52 AM

I will be at Coral Baja for 1 week starting January 4th. I would like to share cost of a panga if anyone is interested in a fishing trip on maybe the 6th, 7th or 8th.
Please leave me a message.

Tony
Posted by: BeckyL

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 11/26/18 06:16 PM

First trip to Coral Baja after Christmas with our entire family - 4 kids, ages 12-20. First time in Mexico and I have no idea what to expect. Feeling a bit nervous about the entire trip. Help me feel better and ease my concerns. Need info on how to get 6 of us to/from airport safely without all the timeshare sharks in the airport; how and where to get groceries, very expensive to eat out all the time for all of us; bottled water vs. water from tap? to wash hands, brush teeth, wash produce, etc..

Wanting to relax and enjoy the sun!
musicmommy4 - Seattle

WM member for 20 years, been to: Camlin, Mariner Village, Leavenworth, Birch Bay, Lake Chelan Shores, Discovery Bay, Long Beach, Arrowpoint, Seaside, Eagle Crest, Kihei, Kingstown Reef, Oceanside, Windsor, Anaheim,
Posted by: bthorman

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 11/27/18 04:54 AM

For that many people you should pre-book a shuttle to the resort. There are a couple you can find online or you can contact the resort directly. Ask when you book, some will make a stop at the grocery store on the way. If not, the grocery store is walkable from the resort, though you might want to take a cab back.

As far as the "sharks", just keep walking all the way through to the outside or where ever your shuttle has asked you to meet them.

Off the resort I would only drink bottled. I don't remember about the water in the taps at the resort. It's definitely safe to brush your teeth, but I can't remember if we drank it or not.
Posted by: BeckyL

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - do's and don'ts - 01/04/19 07:15 AM

Just returned from a fabulous 1st time in Cabo!! Since this was our first trip, I thought it might be helpful for those of you considering a vacay down here. Here is my do and don't list:
DO's
*Go to Coral Baja! The resort staff is amazing and the whole resort is very clean and just gorgeous. Beautiful beach front, awesome pool, swim up bar, on site food, and tons of activities! The pool activity guy is fabulous!
*Book early and try to get Phase 1 rooms. We actually stayed in the back building and it wasn't bad - in fact quieter than building 3 (we also had a room there). Building 3 gets a lot of freeway noise and there is construction next door. We left the fan on in the bathroom overnight to try to drown out the noise.
*Book an adventure through their activities desk. We went to the Arch on a glass bottom boat, and the company was great! 1/2 of my family also did Wild Canyon and bungee jumping. They loved it!
*There are a couple vendors out on the beach, but they are super friendly. Raoul made beautiful bracelets for my kids and Jesse James gave me and my girls a horse back riding experience - right there just steps away from the resort. Very reasonable and super friendly. In fact, I never encountered any pusher vendors there or in Cabo San Lucas.
*Go to Sardina Cantina - just steps away from the resort. Tiny restaurant but the food is great - especially after a full day of travelling!
*Shop at these stores less than 5 minutes away - La Comer, I give 5 stars. Has everything you would find at a Fred Meyer, plus Costco like items (huge bags of tortilla chips (Kirkland signature brand). Also has a deli bar with all the Salsa/Guac fixings you can buy! Just scoop up guacamole, pica de gallo, salsa, and other must haves! Chedraui[u] is also just across the street, just not as easy to drive into.
*[/u]California Ranch Kitchen[u] in The Villages at Palmilla is a must for those who have food intolerances like me. Had many great items for me to choose from.
*DO explore San Jose del Cabo. Great little shops, church, perfect place to walk around and get something to eat. Lots of choices!

DON'T
*Don't go to Walmart - omg, this place is laid out terribly and it was difficult to find what we wanted. Bad choice on our part.
*Don't go to Costco - seriously, we have 4 kids and made our way to Costco in Cabo. It was fine and we could find everything we wanted, but then we went to La Palmer by the resort the next day and it had everything we got at Costco. Why did we do that??? It's a 30 minute drive to Costco and 30 minutes back.
*Don't drive if you don't have to. We rented a car at the airport - which was painstakingly the longest transaction ever. The Worldmark rents cars on site! We could of just done that when we needed it!
*Speaking of driving - OMG, it's crazy how fast people drive down there and zip in and out of lanes. Also, you are on Highway 1, with no merge lane. I don't know how they avoid accidents. The roundabout by the grocery stores is the "Circle from Hell" - this is a nerve wracking event for anyone who drives there. Everything is one way, so if you are driving on the oceanside and need to turn left, you have to go quite a way to turn around.
Also - PEOPLE ACTUALLY CROSS AND WALK ON THIS FREEWAY! It's Crossy Road or Frogger - so dangerous! You can do it - I just wouldn't to again.

We will definitely be back - one of our favorite vacations yet!
Posted by: grantw7

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - do's and don'ts - 01/06/19 07:51 AM

We have been there several times but not returning again. Reason: non-stop loud music all day!
Last year and this year we are doing Ilsa Mujeres. They keep the music low and there are times there is no music. There is also no bingo or aquafit class so quiet around noon.
The downside is there is no ocean view which we missed not going to Cabo.
For 2020 we are doing an RCI exchange to Puerto Vallarta to get the ocean view back.
When Cabo was closed after the hurricane we did 2 different RCI locations in Cabo and neither of them had non-stop music so it is not just a "Mexico thing" that must be endured.
Otherwise, I totally agree with the post from Beckyl.
I did the car rental several years ago when the traffic was half what it is today. Would not do it now.
The only thing good about the Walmart was their pastries were better than La Comer.
Posted by: pebert23

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/29/19 04:24 PM

We have a two bedroom front building booked at Coral Baja for March 19-28th. Our friends aren't coming now so really only need a 1 bedroom. If there happens to be anyone who has a one bedroom that would like to swap with us we would be happy to discuss. Thanks.
Posted by: Joklein535

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/25/19 06:17 PM

This is my FAV resort. I go to Cabo once or twice a year and I always stay at Coral Baja.

Car Rental- There is no problem driving in Cabo. I have done both the car rental and the taxi/bus. My sweetheart loves having the car so we do that. We have never had a problem with driving or traffic.

A recent post had said that there was a lot of loud music. I think I am sensitive to loud noise/music. I do not find the music loud. I happen to enjoy the bingo and the water aerobics too.


There are a few good places to eat that I love. I will update this when I get down there in a couple of days!!
Posted by: HarleyLover

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 04/07/19 12:47 PM

We will be heading here at the end of April for five nights; first four in a 2BR PH; last one in a 1BR Deluxe. The unit description says "Hot tub on the deck. Located in Phase 1." I can't tell from the Resort Map what building Phase 1 would be . . . can anyone clarify? I thought I read somewhere that the 2BR PH are all located in Building 1 --
Posted by: gwtwfool

Re: Cab ride?? - 08/16/19 12:57 PM

We went a couple of years ago with Spanish speaking friends who wanted to rent a car. They paid and handled it all, so we didn't care. We booked for next year and are taking non Spanish speaking friends, so none of us will speak the language. We don't really want to rent a car. How much is a cab ride from the airport for 4 people? How hard is it to get a cab once we are at the resort to go into San Jose or grocery store? Pricing????
Posted by: bccsrc

Re: Cab ride?? - 08/16/19 01:51 PM

I wouldn't take the taxi from the airport to Coral Baja. I would take the shuttle. It's $22.00 per person.

https://www.caboshuttleservices.com/

They have cabs onsite. They will take you to the grocery store or anywhere you want to go.

Have Fun!
Posted by: Joklein535

Re: Cab ride?? - 08/17/19 07:34 PM

I have done both renting a car and taking the taxi/bus. I want to say last year it was about 8 US dollars to the closest town/and grocery store. To go to big Cabo i do not know.

Renting a car is easy. I rent from catcus car rental. the cost quoted on the internet includes the mexican insurance. When you get there they may try to get you to go see a timeshare in about 6 times renting the asked once. I just said not interested and off we went. So I wouldnt rule it out. I haven't ever had a problem.
Posted by: SKing

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 10/15/19 08:09 AM

I am planning a trip to Cabo for June. I have requested a 1 bedroom deluxe. On site it says that it is in Phase 1 or Phase 3 of the resort. I look at the site map and I am unsure where Phase one or three are, Could someone advise?

Also, excursions... did you go through a company and pay before getting there, or did you wait to get there to figure out what the resort offered?

Thanks in advance.
Posted by: bthorman

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 10/16/19 04:32 AM

The phases are the same as the building numbers.
Posted by: DennisG

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 10/23/19 03:16 PM

They have some helpful folks in the lobby that can set up excursions. I have not used them, but I know many others that have and have not had any issues. Know this - you will be asked to do an "update" and if you sit through that (living hell) you could get an excursion or two.
Posted by: stalberger

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 11/07/19 06:43 AM

We have always brought inflatable pool floaties in the past, are these still allowed? They are just to float around the pool and read.
Also.... where is the closest and best grocery store. We used to always have groceries delivered but cannot find that company anymore.

Thanks... we are excited to be there the end of this month.
Posted by: amill30

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 11/07/19 11:04 AM

Has anyone traveled to Coral Baja during the hurricane season? On the website it says it starts in August. I booked a stay for August 6-9th. How is the weather during that time?

Adrian
Posted by: WMJeff

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 12/10/19 05:40 PM

What can be expected for New Years celebration at the resort?
Posted by: WMJeff

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 12/31/19 04:39 PM

2019 New Years at Coral Baja is 1600 pesos and includes dinner,show and fireworks
Posted by: WMJeff

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 12/31/19 04:55 PM

According to the Gringo Gazette Chris Snell has plans to construct a 181 room hotel with 36 residents and 3 restaurants. Old timers (remember the old coach and Cabo Bill) will remember the trailer park and restaurant that sat there for many years. Expected start date February 2020. For newer folks it is next to Coral Baja.
Posted by: Pat Moran

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/04/20 09:09 AM

Is there more than one bathroom in the one bedroom deluxe? Specifically, is there a half bathroom?
Thanks
Posted by: bthorman

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/04/20 11:17 AM

As I recall it just means that the bathroom has a door from the bedroom and the hallway.
Posted by: Pat Moran

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/06/20 05:55 PM

Thanks for the information
Posted by: Joklein535

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/19/20 03:47 PM

no there is not a have bathroom. In the Deluxe there is access from the bedroom and a second door from the hallway. the standard the one bedroom access is from the bedrom only.
Posted by: Joklein535

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 01/19/20 03:53 PM

Phase one and phase three have views of the pool/ocean so you are good to go there. I book excursions there. If you listen to their training on your ownership they usually give you something. I was there last year and there is not a high pressure sale, so no worries about that.

There are two grocery stores that are walking distance. La Comer and another one accross the street. You can walk there and take a taxi back.
Posted by: mukanddave

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 10/14/20 09:03 AM

Are the pool, swim up bar and restaurants open at Coral Baja? Any restrictions due to Covid
Posted by: bthorman

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 10/15/20 02:41 AM

The best way to find out is to call the resort directly.
Posted by: Randi442

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 10/20/20 01:14 PM

Grocery stores include La Comer (The Eating) and Chedraui across the street. La Comer has all the basics and things like a salsa/guacamole bar, good meats and seafood. Chedraui (across the street) is worth a visit just to see the in-store sushi bar, wine bar and other upscale amenities. Both are a moderate walk from Coral Baja, you may want to take a cab back if you buy a lot and don't have a rental car. There is a less expensive grocery store that the locals use if your Spanish is pretty good (staff at Coral Baja can give directions).
Posted by: Erlingheuser

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/03/21 05:19 PM

Did anyone reply to your post? I'm trying to find out the same things, going down April 13 if all is open.
Posted by: BeckyL

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 02/09/21 02:06 PM

Went after Christmas 2020 - was beautiful as always! No COVID test required in/out of Mexico/States (not the case anymore).

Pool and swim up bar is open! Must "reserve" spot by the pool day before, but not enforced. People sat, swam, did whatever. Resort was only at 25% capacity, felt like we had the place to ourselves.

Can walk to La Comer & Chedruai - about 5-10 minutes. Walk up, Uber back with groceries. Very easy.

HIGHLY RECOMMEND - take the resort shuttle they offer to/from the airport. The first time we went, we rented a car, and that was a 2 hour disaster. Just don't. This last time, we Uber'd everywhere, including downtown Cabo. So easy, and I think cheaper than renting.

Restaurant on site still operational - great food.

Have a great time!

Becky Lucarelli, Kirkland, WA
Member since 2000
Mariner Village, Long Beach, Seaside, Lake Chelan Shores, Lake House (Lake Chelan), Leavenworth, Birch Bay, Deer Harbor, Camlin, Eagle Crest, Arrowpoint, Coral Baja, Kihei, Anaheim, Dolphin's Cove, Oceanside, Windsor, Victoria, Kingstown Reef, Reunion
Posted by: stephanieb

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/11/21 11:35 AM

Becky, did you look into taking uber from the airport vs the shuttle? Wondering if there is much of a cost difference. Thank you,
Posted by: kmahlf

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/12/21 05:11 AM

Is there a grocery delivery system available at Coral Baja for essential groceries on arrival if so need particulars
Posted by: labrosse

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/15/21 12:20 PM

Hello everyone, We are heading to Coral Baja for a second time next May and will be inviting our neighbours who are celebrating their 50th birhtdays. We have always stayed in the two bedroom floor level units because of our kids. What is the difference between a one bedroom floor unit and one bedroom deluxe unit? It has been three years since we were there and we are going to book them a one bedroom unit but also want to be close to them. Are there any new grocery stores outside of La Comer and Chedrauj? I would love to find a butcher store for some really good meat while we are there if anyone has any recommendations. We will be renting a car so can drive to find a good butcher.
Last time we were there we went to this small restaurant that had a tree in the middle of it that was five minutes from the resort heading east. Two blocks off the main drag but the food was fantastic and the drinks were extremely cheap. They had a guy all dressed up who was singing while we were eating. If someone can send me the name of that restaurant that would be great. We were eating with all the locals and had a great time!!!
Posted by: Don&Toni

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 03/28/21 03:25 PM

WE will be going to Coral Baja in May, booked 2 bedroom unit in Phase 3. Can any one tell me where Phase 3 is located. Over looking the beach/ Back in the back 40 some place? The World Mark Reservations sure can not give me an answer.

Don
Posted by: 1kodiak

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 05/09/21 08:12 AM

Is Coral Baja using the new wrist bands for the doors
Posted by: konane

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 08/11/21 05:39 PM

does anyone even reply or give input in the forum? everything is so old. last entry here is 2006 or am I missing something?
Posted by: JeffandKara

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 08/15/21 06:09 PM

It doesn’t look like it
Posted by: Ghotai

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 09/12/21 02:45 PM

What is the status of the resort after Hurricane Olaf?
Posted by: 1kodiak

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 11/13/21 09:19 AM

Is Coral Baja doing they reservation to use the pool ?
Posted by: gr8vette

Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - 12/07/21 09:54 AM

Going Dec 22-28 any reason why I should not go, is pool and bar open