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#4172 - 03/10/04 09:00 PM Coral Baja Resort Review
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WorldMark Forum

Have you stayed at Coral Baja? Here's your chance to tell other owners what it's really like. How big is the pool? How hot is the hot tub? What do you wish you had known before you left home?

#57680 - 05/04/17 05:46 AM Re: Coral Baja Resort Review [Re: s&kbillings]
Living4Him Offline

Registered: 02/24/07
Posts: 50
Loc: California
There are 19 2br PH and 3 3br PH enjoy your visit

#57677 - 05/03/17 01:11 PM Re: Coral Baja Resort Review [Re: Forum Host]
s&kbillings Offline

Registered: 10/06/09
Posts: 1
Is the resort finished with repairs since the last hurricane a couple of years ago? Anyone know how many 2 and 3 bedroom penthouses there are on this resort?

#57656 - 04/22/17 04:03 PM Re: Coral Baja Resort Review [Re: cliffh]
stopper2 Offline

Registered: 03/23/11
Posts: 1
Loc: Denver, Colorado
Heading to the WM Coral Baja resort in early May and was checking past owner comments. It was a little concerning to read about apparent drug turf wars in the area from a couple months ago. Any comments from current or recent guests on this?

#57613 - 04/02/17 09:23 AM Re: Coral Baja Resort Review [Re: Forum Host]
cliffh Offline

Registered: 07/31/14
Posts: 11
Just got back from a week at Coral Baja! Solid 4.5 resort.
1. you can get pesos at front office for fair price
2. taxi into town is about 8-10 USD San Jose*
3. take bus to Cabo for about $2 PP
4. crossing the road to get to the bus is sketchy.... like frogger
5. two small grocery stores on resort are good and fair price for small stuff
6. take taxi to wal mart for main food run
7. two on site restaurants are good and drinks are two for one at 4-6 pm--house drinks only
8. fishing trip in cabo with Titos Sportsfishing they are on facebook
9. Titos will also pick up from airport and drop off--- very nice ride and fishing was awesome ......solid 5 star company tell him ciff sent ya

#57405 - 12/30/16 02:56 PM Re: Coral Baja Resort Review [Re: Mexicodiver27]
cliffh Offline

Registered: 07/31/14
Posts: 11
I sent u a pm

#57313 - 11/14/16 08:54 PM Re: Coral Baja Resort Review [Re: Forum Host]
wheelerowner Offline

Registered: 08/30/10
Posts: 8
Resort management needs to add more pool chairs! There is plenty of room for more, and it may alleviate the problem of chair-snatchers who are out as early as 6:30 AM to claim not just one chair, but I have seen as many as 5 chairs draped with towels then the person goes back inside the building for hours. Security Team has been hit-and-miss on coming by very early and picking up all unaccompanied towels, shoes, magazines, etc and taking them to the front office. (It is fun to watch the surprised faces of the folks when they stroll out to "their" chairs at 9:30 or 10 and find out what happened!)

This could be helped by adding a couple dozen more chairs. (And NOT the horrid white plastic ones like the ones at the beach or by the hot tub. Those are IMPOSSIBLE to get comfortable on!)

#56939 - 05/26/16 10:32 AM Re: Coral Baja Resort Review [Re: TopCatColorado]
satocat Offline

Registered: 11/21/09
Posts: 7
No, at Coral Baja the wi-fi is free and there is no resort fee.

#56902 - 05/17/16 11:31 AM Re: Coral Baja Resort Review [Re: Forum Host]
TopCatColorado Offline

Registered: 07/22/08
Posts: 1
Loc: Lakewood, Colorado

Does Coral Baja charge a separate Resort Fee that covers, e.g., Wi-Fi and other amenities? I've paid $30 per day at some resorts in Mexico.

#56579 - 01/17/16 07:06 AM Re: Coral Baja Resort Review [Re: Forum Host]
isitrainey Offline

Registered: 03/30/08
Posts: 4
Has anyone stayed in the "back building"? I want to book a 2 bedroom, but seem to miss the window each time. However there is availability in the the 'back building' (I think building 2?) What are the problems/issues?

#56563 - 01/13/16 07:38 AM Re: Coral Baja Resort Review [Re: The Brooks]
sgremmel Offline

Registered: 01/27/10
Posts: 2
I can't believe Worldmark doesn't have designated smoking areas. There is no reason why owners have to breathe second hand smoke. There should not be smoking allowed in units or on decks or in common areas such as pools. We own two other time shares and both have designated smoking areas away from common areas.

#56551 - 01/09/16 11:10 AM Re: Coral Baja Resort Review [Re: Forum Host]
Jrho119 Offline

Registered: 04/22/14
Posts: 4
Wondering how the weather is in January? Ive been reading the 70s, is that accurate?

#56542 - 01/05/16 04:23 PM Re: Coral Baja Resort Review [Re: Forum Host]
nutmeg2000 Offline

Registered: 12/11/07
Posts: 8
The new penthouse is amazing! Of course, I never saw it before so I have nothing to compare to, but I will try to attach pictures. We are staying in the 2 bedroom penthouse. Both bedrooms have queen beds (murphy bed in the living room is double bed) so unfortunately no twins like the regular 2 bedrooms.

The living room has an extra sitting area and the master bedroom opens onto the balcony so you have a double balcony area with a table, chairs, and BBQ. The spiral stairs lead to a private rooftop area with a hot tub and table to eat at.
WM owners forum link to my pics

#56189 - 08/11/15 11:02 AM Re: Coral Baja Resort Review [Re: nellika]
ffmedic Offline

Registered: 07/07/13
Posts: 5
The beach in the video that we are taking selfies at laugh is Palmilla Beach just a few minutes by car from the resort. The beach front area at the resort is not recommended by staff for swimming. However, I have seen plenty of people out there swimming every time we have been there. In fact, I have seen really good surfers surfing the waves directly in front of the resort. They were pretty good at surfing and put on a great show. I imagine they are really good swimmers too. I'm not the best swimmer so I stay away, but we have gone in up to our knees or so. If you walk up the beach line towards San Jose area there is a spot that locals frequent and they are in the water having a blast daily. In the opposite direction there are several surf spots and beaches to choose from in front of other resorts.

Hope this helps

Have fun!

Edited by ffmedic (08/11/15 11:06 AM)

#56155 - 07/28/15 03:05 PM Re: Coral Baja Resort Review [Re: nellika]
Mexicodiver27 Offline

Registered: 08/08/10
Posts: 24
Loc: Suburb of Denver
My wife and I have been to Coral Baja several times. If you are a good swimmer and perhaps swim with another strong swimmer, are familiar with rip currents and huge crashing waves with strong under tow then the beach is swimmable. The water may be waist deep and when a wave comes in the water quickly rises to above hands held high depth. I consider myself to be a good swimmer very familiar with that type of wave action and even I choose not to enter at times as the pounding of the waves may be too much for a comfortable fun time. I have swam even with the red flags out though and not be been told to exit or bothered by resort staff. There is no life guard. My wife never even tries.

I always rent a car and if the beach thing is the plan you can come and go as you please. Enjoy the trip.

#55912 - 05/14/15 08:43 AM Re: Coral Baja Resort Review [Re: nellika]
Brendacr Offline

Registered: 05/10/15
Posts: 2
Red flags are up 95 percent of the time, you can not or better still should not swim there....it is about a ten driv to the nearest beach.....

#55911 - 05/14/15 08:39 AM Re: Coral Baja Resort Review [Re: Forum Host]
Brendacr Offline

Registered: 05/10/15
Posts: 2
I sure hope that when they reopen that they do not allow smokers in the pool, last time I was there I was unable to swim, as a group were in the pool with drinks in one hand, cigarette in the other. This is 2015 hopefully Worldmark can up there standards ...

#55909 - 05/13/15 04:55 PM Re: Coral Baja Resort Review [Re: Forum Host]
1kodiak Offline

Registered: 03/05/06
Posts: 70
Loc: puyallup wash.
I just read and got a reply back (more than we are getting from W M.) That all the beach and pool chairs are being put out but the resort is still closed.??? And ma ma mias open.
1kodiak (BIG MIKE)

#55892 - 05/06/15 07:10 AM Re: Coral Baja Resort Review [Re: nellika]
luvthesun Offline

Registered: 07/18/07
Posts: 17
Loc: Washington
The beach is not swimmable, I have seen people in it, but I have also seen one person nearly drown. He was pulled out into the ocean on the current. We rented a car for a day and went to one of the swimmable beaches. I don't recall the name of the one we went to, but it wasn't far.

#55764 - 04/02/15 07:21 PM Re: Coral Baja Resort Review [Re: ffmedic]
nellika Offline

Registered: 07/30/07
Posts: 17
Loc: LA, California
It's a nice video, thank you. No one is writing about the beach next to the resort...but according to your video, I was pleased to see that people are actually swimming in the ocean. I just called the resort and was told that they don't recommend swimming by the hotel due to high current, said that they recommend a public beach ~10 minutes from hotel by bus or taxi instead. We never been to Cabos & were planning to book for October, but not interested in sitting in the poor all day or waist time traveling back & forth in the taxi/bus to the public beach... Could someone, please, comment if the beach by the hotel is swim-able or not?

#55535 - 01/23/15 10:05 PM Re: Coral Baja Resort Review [Re: Forum Host]
ffmedic Offline

Registered: 07/07/13
Posts: 5
The wife and I love this place...This was a 1 BR, Rm 404, building 1?

#54864 - 06/29/14 03:42 PM Re: Coral Baja Resort Review [Re: ahander]
The Brooks Offline

Registered: 03/30/08
Posts: 30
Loc: Cloverdale, BC Canada
Never been to Mazatlán???????

#54863 - 06/29/14 11:40 AM Re: Coral Baja Resort Review [Re: The Brooks]
ahander Offline

Registered: 02/25/12
Posts: 1
Who paid you to write promo to attend a timeshare presentation at the Mazatlan?

Edited by ahander (06/29/14 11:41 AM)

#54831 - 06/23/14 11:55 PM Re: Coral Baja Resort Review [Re: rkhoffman]
The Brooks Offline

Registered: 03/30/08
Posts: 30
Loc: Cloverdale, BC Canada
Wow, that rain must been something to see! We were at Coral Baja a month ago and loved the pool area too! And like you we did have problems with smokers too. We actually had to be moved because the people in the the next room to us smoked cigars on their balcony and the smoke drifted right over to our side. Very unpleasant! And at the pool - can't see why they don't designate a smoking area. There were small children sitting right next to smokers.

#54827 - 06/23/14 06:11 PM Re: Coral Baja Resort Review [Re: ]
rkhoffman Offline

Registered: 08/19/09
Posts: 4
Loc: Oregon

Hi ya all! We are in Coral Baja right now enjoying the sunny beautiful weather. We have had four days of hot sunny weather. On Sat 21st June a storm front moved in and it took it's time getting here. Sunday was still beautiful and so was this morning. By 12:30 this afternoon the storm arrived dumped many inches of rain on Cabo and Los Cabos. The mall in Cabo was trying to sandbag the front entrance so that all of the rivers of water off of the streets would not flood the mall entrance. The taxi ride back to Coral Baja from Cabo was interesting with all of the standing water and rivers running down the roads. It was literally flash flooding at it's best. It was kind of funny to watch everyone RUN from the rain they don't normally see. Then by 1:30 the clouds were clearing and we enjoyed another 3 hours in the sun by the pool. They played water polo and Texas Hold'em in the pool this afternoon.
We love the pool...it is in a cross shape with a hot tub on one end, a volleyball net on the second end, a kiddie pool on the third end and the Tiki Bar on the fourth end. With a big center area to gather, swim, play or float in. Love it!!!

We go home in two days and it has been a great experience and relaxing!

Our only negative is...I wish they wouldn't let people smoke around the pool because us NON-smokers can't breathe when it blows in our faces. To top it off I'm allergic to cigarette smoke, yes even second hand smoke. My throat swells and I cough uncontrollably.
"Life happens" every day...so come what may and enjoy it.
~Seaside(4) Long Beach(1) Coral Baja(1)

#54787 - 06/15/14 10:28 PM Re: Coral Baja Resort Review [Re: ]
waltc Offline

Registered: 03/31/04
Posts: 14
Loc: Santa Clara
We just got back from spending 6 wonderful days at Coral Baja. Let me start off by saying this family vacation consisted of my wife and I (40s) and my 2 boys (8 and 6). The only thing we signed up for was the Bucanneer Queen snorkel tour because our boys our into pirates and we wanted to set sail on a pirate boat, have fun and snorkel. I highly recommend this for families ready to see the famous Cabo Arch (El Arco) snorkel at Chileno beach (my boys were scared initially but thought it was awesome), have lunch (hot dog/chips) and free bar the whole 3.5 hour tour.

Coral Baja Summary: Excellent, updated and a great place to vacation
First time for us there and read up on this forum and TripAdvisor to see what to expect.

Places/Resources we were going to use:
Cielito Lindo Ground Service: Drivers (Victor, Juan, Carlos) were very friendly, excellent smooth drivers and helpful. They always had water and Coronitas for our rides. Their Tahoes were very clean, cool and safe.

Sardina Cantina: restaurant just outside Coral Baja. Crab cakes were a huge hit! Shrimp and fish tacos were very fresh and blue and yellow chips tasted fresh.

Room summary: Excellent and updated
We stayed in a 1bd deluxe in room X02 in the main building. Bedroom had a king and a room a/c. The bed was soft/comfortable with 5 pillows (2 will be used for the murphy bed). I slept VERY well every night, but I was tired from all the fun we had everyday. Bathroom was nice. An exhaust above the toilet was a nice touch. The shower was very big (6'x4'?). I wish there was a way to get the shower to super cold (I like my showers cold). Kitchen was well stocked with the usual Worldmark style. My boys love Worldmark Murphy beds because they hideaway into the wall. Since they are young/lite they don't need a super supportive bed. The a/c for the living room/kitchen area is right above the murphy bed which I thought was not good placement. I don't want the a/c hitting me directly while sleeping. The balcony overlooked the beach, pool, Mama Mias and Papalote's. We ate dinner on the balcony twice. We spent mornings watching the sun rise, but it did get too hot in the morning. I think the building where the 2bds room would be nice to sit and have breakfast as it is angled to have shade in the morning, but the view of the pool isn't better than the main building.

Business Center: Good, glad to have free internet and printer
There were no more than myself and another person in the center at the same time. The internet was always slow, but good enough to post some pix on FB, check email and check in and print docs for our return trip home.

Fitness Center: Excellent and clean
I do crossfit and there was enough free weights and a bench which what I needed. There was a treadmills and cycles which other folks were using. Space was good.

Recreation center: Good
Foosball and pool table were in excellent shape. That was all in the rec room.

Pool: Excellent
The pool shape is a big cirle with 4 legs. One leg had a net for water volleyball. The next leg had a shallow area (10 inches for sunbathing) and easy access to the hot tub. I think there was another hot tub near Mama Mias. The next leg had a child section which was between 1-2 feet deep. The last leg was the swim up bar. The big circle and the first 10 feet of each leg is 4 feet deep. The pool is big enough to find a place to play with your kids, hang with some adults, hang with some seniors, hang with some partiers. I hung out with them all during my stay and never felt cramped.
There are bridges going over 3 of the legs which gave shade when the sun felt a bit to harsh. My boys spent hours each day having a great time in the pool.

The staff was always friendly. I greeted them (from facilities, main lobby, cleaning crews, to landscapers) with a "hola" and always received a reply back. Front desk was always very helpful. Had a problem with my main a/c and they had a team up quickly. The a/c was dripping water which my fault for hitting some buttons on the remote which caused the problem. They always called to let me know when shuttle service was ready for us (Cieltio Lindo always showed up a little early and waited on us). I had beach towels exchanged right in my room. Amanda gave us some tips on what to do/eat/get around on our stay. Jeremy did our Owner Update and my family had the best experience with him. Sorry I don't remember the staff names, I'm bad at names (Alan, Vivian, Felipe?)

The grounds were well kept. We watched the cleaning crew every morning do a wonderful job in the pool and pool area and they raked/smoothed the sand. We watched guys climb the coconut trees for trimming and keeping us safe during the day.

Please ask any questions here or send a PM (Personal Message).

My boys want to come every year. I want come again in February to catch seeing the whales.
Kona, Kapa'a, Angels Camp, Windsor, Clear lake, San Francisco, Marina Dunes, Inn at the Park, Mission Valley, Oceanside
Where to next? Coral Baja

#54723 - 06/03/14 04:46 PM Re: Coral Baja Resort Review [Re: 1kodiak]
The Brooks Offline

Registered: 03/30/08
Posts: 30
Loc: Cloverdale, BC Canada
Yes it is an old problem but for new visitors it still exists. We have done a few timeshares over the years and the only bad one we have encountered was the Grand Mayan. It can be very beneficial to go to a presentation. We found out this last trip that they budget $800 US to bring you into a presentation. That includes cab and breakfast and whatever gift they promise you. We went to two this last trip and walked away with two great breakfasts in beautiful resorts, a free cab ride to Cabo instead if them bringing us back to Coral Baja and $950.00 US cash, not gift cards or dinner cruises. This paid our grocery bill and our tab at the resort plus some! Not bad for 4-5 hours of our time. A few hints - we are always up front about being Worldmark owners and tell them we are happy with our timeshare. We tell them we can only stay 2 hours as we have plans to meet friends and that gets you out on time. Enjoy the rest of your vacation!!!!!

#54722 - 06/03/14 04:14 PM Re: Coral Baja Resort Review [Re: steeler1mws]
1kodiak Offline

Registered: 03/05/06
Posts: 70
Loc: puyallup wash.
steeler1mws Read back in the forums her at W M and trip advisers. All the stuff you are talking about has been talked about.Enjoy your stay.
1kodiak (BIG MIKE)

#54718 - 06/03/14 09:19 AM Re: Coral Baja Resort Review [Re: ]
steeler1mws Offline

Registered: 08/11/12
Posts: 26
We are currently in a Penthouse ae Coral Baja. Beautiful Resort. BUT, when you land at the airport, walk directly thru exit.Don stopfor any one inside, They are all Timeshare Salesman. I was stopped and asked what cab company I am catching. I told them and he directed me to a desk. The next thing I know, I've signed up for a presentation with Pueblo Bonito. We went to presentation. Bottomline. We continued tell the presenter we are not buying. His name was Rafael. He started by telling us we were lying about not having the money to purchase his timeshare. When he said we were lying, I told him we were not signing anything and we were ready to leave. He said if I won't sign, I will not get my gifts. I got upset and told the buyers at the next table what he said. He told me that if I didn't quiet down that I would spend 24 hours in a Mexican Jail. Then he told me that he meant I would have to sign for the gifts. Although, Pueblo Bonito is a beautiful resort, I would stay away. If you can't, I definitely would avoid Rafael. Also, be aware that the Mega Grocery Store near the resort has timeshare salesman in the store. They follow you around,they say to help you, and they do. But when you finish shopping, they are waiting for you to sign up. As I said,
the Coral Baja Resort is great. This is only our 2nd day of 13 days. I will post another email at the end of our vacation

#54667 - 05/20/14 09:13 AM Re: Coral Baja Resort Review [Re: ]
The Brooks Offline

Registered: 03/30/08
Posts: 30
Loc: Cloverdale, BC Canada
We just returned from 17 nights at the Coral Baja. It has been 6 years since our last visit. We did notice a lot of positive changes - like the new lobby with all it's amenities and the nightly entertainment which was so much fun. Nice to have a choice of what to do in the evenings.

The resort was spotless - the housekeeping and maintenance staff do an amazing job! Everyone was so friendly from the welcome drink when we arrived to the cold bottle of water to take with us when we left. Such a nice touch.

The pools were great - the hot tub could have been a bit quieter, we actually turned the jets off and listened to the waves instead of the hot tub motor!

Jello at the poolside was wonderful. She took the time to remember everyone's name and always stopped by to see how we were doing, tried to get to know everyone - when she had a free moment which wasn't every often but she still managed to get around. She kept the atmosphere at the pool fun!!!

The guys at the pool bar - amazing! So friendly and eager to please. The Mama Mia was wonderful. A bit pricey I thought, but the food was great and the staff was wonderful!

It is such a nice addition to have the Sports Bar and Stephano was so much fun. What a talented young man - we looked forward to seeing him whether it was karaoke or fiesta night - love this guy!!!!!

We can hardly wait to go back!!!!!

Edited by The Brooks (05/20/14 09:15 AM)

#54058 - 01/03/14 09:00 AM Re: Coral Baja Resort Review [Re: ]
tonisimo59 Offline

Registered: 07/02/10
Posts: 4
Visit: 12/20/13

Beautiful view! recently refurbished!

I was never excited about staying at the Coral Baja because the pictures and comments said that the decor was dated. So I only booked 2 days there before my exchange through II came through for the Monarch Cabo Azul. If I had known the rooms were going to be that nice, I probably would not have exchanged.

First the great things about this resort:

The one bedroom deluxe room we stayed in had recently been refurbished with new warm paint, furniture, and cabinets and granite countertops. I never saw the floor tile in person before the redo, so they may even have changed that. It was a terra cotta color, but not the traditional terra cotta mexican tile. They also had new bedding on the bed. More upscale white bedding like the posh hotels instead of the printed bedspreads that are common with Worldmark rooms.

I loved the full kitchen with stove and oven. I love that Worldmark has everything you need to cook with down to complimentary spices. (they are the only timeshare that I am aware of that has this little extra.) You get the feeling that Worldmark actually expects you to cook in your room.

I loved the lanai. A table and four chairs are out there and their was a fantastic ocean-front view of the Sea of Cortez from the lanai, and thus also from inside the living area and kitchen of the unit. Every one bedroom, and 1 bedroom deluxe's would have a full ocean view as they are in the front buildings 1 and 3. Building 2 with the 2 bedroom units have no view at all, but they compensate you with your own hotub on the lanai. I prefer the view.

I loved the that internet was free in the business center for owners. We had a real estate deal that we had to deal with on vacation :-/, but we were able to print out the documents and contracts we needed at no extra charge there. Very convenient--especailly compared to the Monarch Cabo Azul that charged for each page of paper we printed.

I loved the location where the bus to take to cabo san lucas is literally across the street from this resort. Again, from the cabo azul it would have been a 15 minute walk. Also the Mega grocery store is a short walk from the resort. That was very convenient as well.

There are a lot of fun things for the kids to do there: pool table, putting green course, tennis court, and of course and large, awesome pool.

The Mama Mia resturant on site was convenient and good. prices were reasonable especially for being right on the beach.

Now the not so great things:

There is no view in the bedroom in the 1 bedroom deluxe rooms. The window faces the hallway.

There is no tub in the room. only a shower. It was on the small side, but adequate, adorned with cute mexican tile.

The bed could have been more comfortable, but was more comfortable than most Worldmark beds we have experienced.

My husband and I don't drink alchohol, so therefore don't enjoy the "party" scene. It got to be a pretty loud party scene at Mama Mia's with loud music, kareoke, etc at night. It did end at 10:00 p.m. however.

All in all I would say this would be an excellent resort if you are coming with children. Very family friendly and convenient. My daughter also noticed that there is a playground within walking distance of the resort.

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