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

#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.

#51092 - 12/08/13 11:01 AM Re: Coral Baja Resort Review [Re: ]
1kodiak Offline

Registered: 03/05/06
Posts: 72
Loc: puyallup wash.
Just go home last night. As always lot of fun, met old friends made new ones.One thing a young couple that was with us were with us. Were on the beach out front of the resort, they both had a drink with them, A man came up to them dressed in black demanded $200.0 us for having a drink on the beach. They said NO. And said he needed to come up to the manager and they left and he took off! Just to let everyone know look out.
1kodiak (BIG MIKE)

#51078 - 12/03/13 05:42 AM Re: Coral Baja Resort Review [Re: ]
tscott Offline

Registered: 08/23/06
Posts: 6
Loc: california
Originally Posted By: Forum Hostess
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?

Am leaving today after 3 weeks(our 13th yr here), love this place. Pool is big, has kids area. Definitely take the resort shuttle to/from airport, cheaper and more reliable than taxi. Restaurants: here at Mama Mia, walk to Sardina, La Salsa,2 minutes, both have great food, not expensive. Also, $14 RT 10 minutes to Las Guacamayas our favorite, cheap and not fancy, get the marinated pork anything. Nicer and great atmosphere in town is Mi Casa. Groceries: walk to Mega, 10min, then we taxi back $5, prices as good as Walmart and closer, better selection. Fishing: have used Fiesta from Cabo for many years, go to their website(also known as Los Dorados), talk to Carlos(cell 624 12 58771). They have 9 different boats, we don't do pangas, too small. Used Fiesta 6 times this trip, got over 170# filets, no marlin by choice, mainly dorado,wahoo. We fish in Pacific out of Cabo;prefer that over around here, but ask and go where the fish are. Taxi to Cabo going up 1/1/14, now $70RT. Have your fish cooked at Mama Mia or Sardina, both have excellent sauces; charge setup fee for rice, veggies, etc, fish cooked for free. Enjoy your trip.

#51055 - 11/21/13 08:21 PM Re: Coral Baja Resort Review [Re: ]
LaShan Gunnels Offline

Registered: 11/15/13
Posts: 21
Looking to sell 20,000 points ASAP at 0.10 per point. Please let me know if interested.

#50073 - 04/29/13 02:03 PM Re: Coral Baja Resort Review [Re: ]
bubbly30 Offline

Registered: 11/12/08
Posts: 2
Loc: oregon
We love the Coral Baja Resort; just returned home on April 19th.
Always enjoy the wonderful staff and be sure to do the Art Walk in San Jose Del Cabo on Thursdays if you have a chance. We also found a nice Spa- Zafiro Spa in DT San Jose Del Cabo.
The owner and staff are very sweet and they have daily specials and great prices.
It is by a Banamex bank and across from the Fire Station.
(Plaza Jose Green by Mijares Blvd.) The phone number is: 624 1420402

#50065 - 04/27/13 04:10 PM Re: Coral Baja Resort Review [Re: vangies]
Trevors2 Offline

Registered: 06/13/11
Posts: 14
Loc: Brentwood, CA
We go every year the last week of Sept around the 22/first of Oct. It is downtime for the locals and is less people. The weather can be questionable. Usually very hot in Sept. Last yr had one downpour day, but beautiful and a 6.8 earthquake. Being from Calif it really did not bother us. We were in our favorite Teq store in San Jose. The locals were more nervous then us. We have been going to Coral since 1994. Will be down again Sept 23 this yr for 11 days. We have been luck, but just go with what happens you will be fine and have fun.

#50041 - 04/20/13 04:14 PM Re: Coral Baja Resort Review [Re: ]
LuvnTheSun Offline

Registered: 11/27/12
Posts: 3
Loc: Idaho
During our current stay at CB our camera was misplaced during a night of festivities at Mam Mia's. We would like to say thanks to the folks that turned it in. It was bad enough to loose thee the new camera that was purchased before leaving on our trip, but also all the pictures that would have been lost along with it. Thanks so much to whoever returned it, you made our trip even better.

#50004 - 04/12/13 10:51 AM Re: Coral Baja Resort Review [Re: sthor535]
bthorman Offline

Registered: 01/12/06
Posts: 155
Loc: San Francisco Area
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Beth Thorman
Resorts visited - Windsor, Solvang, Bass Lake, Kihei, Indio, Angels Camp, Clear Lake, Big Bear, Reno, Coral Baja, La Paloma, San Francisco, and South Shore Lake Tahoe.

#50003 - 04/12/13 10:33 AM Re: Coral Baja Resort Review [Re: ]
sthor535 Offline

Registered: 10/01/04
Posts: 9
I have seen comments in the forum gegarding "cooking school". Does anyone have mor details?? Location, time, etc. Thanks

#49997 - 04/09/13 04:06 PM Re: Coral Baja Resort Review [Re: ]
traveler2be Offline

Registered: 11/29/04
Posts: 29
Loc: Oregon
We are coming down April 30th, kids on the first.
Would like to know if anyone wants to fish?
Are youngest is 26, then 32, and 33. Bringing their friends.
We will be celebrating our thirty fifth wedding anniversary.
Would like to meet some other worldmarkers

#49910 - 03/25/13 01:16 PM Re: Coral Baja Resort Review [Re: ]
Mexicodiver27 Offline

Registered: 08/08/10
Posts: 27
Loc: Suburb of Denver
Stayed sun 3/17-3/24. Town was packed due to the Iron Man triathlon event. We rented a car (from eze rent a car-208us for the week including mandatory insurance) and we were stuck in traffic for over an hour getting to Coral Baja from the airport. The toll road was closed but using the toll road normally works great. It cost 30 pesos. The traffic was jammed up because of the race.

The resort was in great shape just like the last time we were there. We were in a one bd deluxe on the the third floor overlooking the hot tub of phase 3. The tub is quite loud when it is running, however it only runs when someone turns the jets on. So it wasn't too much of a bother.

Wifi doesn't reach the units.

Smoking is not allowed inside but is allowed on the decks. Cigarette smoke from the lower units wafts into the upper units, and if the sliding glass door is open the smoke odor comes into the unit. So when you sit on your deck it seems as if someones is always smoking and the offensive odor comes up from below.

I wish WM would do like in Fiji and make an outside smoking area away from the condos, near the beach away from the pool. No more smoking on the decks. i imagine i will make a few angry at this...

We saw whales out front of the resort. Very small to the naked eye but their blow spouts were fun to find. Sometimes they would come in close enough that we could see their flukes splashing the water as they played in one area for a awhile. Sometimes they would breach and splash too.

We visited the organic market on Sat the day before we left. A good variety of veggies as well as handmade crafts. The market is only on Sat starting at nine.

We met Brian at Trader Dicks. He had some good specials on steak and burgers and it looked freshers than the Mega, and he is trying to increase his inventory to WM owners tastes. We bought our beer the first day from him, then from the mega. the mega was a little less expensive. Averaged about 110 pesos for Pacifico for a twelve. 108 pesos at Dicks for an 8 pack. Not worth ten dollars in Taxis just for that but we had a car were going to buy groceries.

The staff was courteous and kind and very helpful. On Tuesdays they do fish tacos in the afternoon. They were good but we had just had lunch. They also give away a few prizes. We were asked to to the owners updates on sun when we arrived but we declined and were not asked again.

The saving of beach and pool loungers has gotten a little out of hand. Several loungers are "saved" with a towel and book very early in the morning and then many are not used until after lunch. Sometimes not at all. Pool towels are no longer put in the units but are to picked up at stations near the pool but by mid day there are are not any left. I think they are on the chairs...lol

I look forward to returning in November.

#49667 - 02/15/13 07:26 PM Re: Coral Baja Resort Review [Re: ]
vangies Offline

Registered: 01/15/08
Posts: 5
Loc: Seattle, WA
My son and daughter-in-law are interested in going to Cabo in September. They heard that this is storm and hurricane season...is this something to worry about? I've been there in May and August and we had great weather both times.
Owner since 1991: 36 WM resorts visited, 80 plus trips so far and we aren't even retired yet!

#49656 - 02/14/13 02:30 PM Missing Cindy and LInda [Re: ]
mukanddave Offline

Registered: 01/05/10
Posts: 7
Loc: Leavenworth, Wa
We recently stayed at Coral Baja Jan. 22nd through Feb.5th 2013.
We enjoyed our stay and met lots of new friends and were so pleased to run into some old friends that we have met at Coral Baja over the years. We regrettably did not get an email for Cindy and Linda, sisters from Spokane. We did not get your last names. We miss you already.
David and I can be contacted at margaret_rayfield@hotmail.com

#49651 - 02/13/13 05:41 PM Re: Coral Baja Resort Review [Re: DennisG]
bass2 Offline

Registered: 05/14/12
Posts: 3
WE (four of us) are heading to Coral Baja end of Feb.....will send you email, would love to get your trip document and your ideas. I have been there almost every year, love Cabo!

#49647 - 02/13/13 04:55 AM Re: Coral Baja Resort Review [Re: ]
DennisG Offline

Registered: 01/30/12
Posts: 31
Loc: Olympia, WA
Hit send too early.

There is a new Jazz Festival this weekend, just down by the hotels in San Jose. When we were walking there last night we noticed a number of new places have opened up; I'll let you know more about them shortly.

One thing to note: the airport is ALL new! completely redone and state of the art.
Go Cougs!

#49646 - 02/13/13 04:50 AM Re: Coral Baja Resort Review [Re: DennisG]
DennisG Offline

Registered: 01/30/12
Posts: 31
Loc: Olympia, WA
Just remembered one thing. When we got here and wanted a couple of items from the store, we went up to Trader Dicks. We found the new owner last year to be very easy to work with and the quality of fresh food was fantastic. We ended up picking up most of our must-have items and upon checkout, he gave us (no charge) three bottles of wine, bread and a couple of other items. Don't overlook shopping here and support this place..
Go Cougs!

#49645 - 02/13/13 04:44 AM Re: Coral Baja Resort Review [Re: ]
DennisG Offline

Registered: 01/30/12
Posts: 31
Loc: Olympia, WA
Hello everyone!

We have been in Cabo for almost a week now, three days at Coral Baja, staying through Monday. The last time we were here was October, and there are so many new improvements! I keep a travel document that I have shared with many of the folks here on the board, and I will have a ton of updates following this trip.

Note: we come here to relax, not party and race around, so that's what my travel document focuses on.

Last night we made the loop through San Jose, walking up towards Walmart and down into town. We stopped at a store that I have overlooked before called Super Ley. This is a great grocery store and I will most likely trade in my trips to the Mega or Walmart to come here. Their selection was much better!

Walked into town and ended up at a new place called the Retro, it's just above and owned by Don Sanchez. Great place and the food looked amazing! Will try this over Shooters next time we want a burger. We had to very large beers and our total came to 9 USD.

More soon.

One additional item, if you're coming down this month, bring a coat!

Go Cougs!

#49640 - 02/12/13 03:54 PM Re: Coral Baja Resort Review [Re: sharonhigbee]
bthorman Offline

Registered: 01/12/06
Posts: 155
Loc: San Francisco Area
Too dangerous to swim.
Beth Thorman
Resorts visited - Windsor, Solvang, Bass Lake, Kihei, Indio, Angels Camp, Clear Lake, Big Bear, Reno, Coral Baja, La Paloma, San Francisco, and South Shore Lake Tahoe.

#49639 - 02/12/13 03:23 PM Re: Coral Baja Resort Review [Re: ]
sharonhigbee Offline

Registered: 02/12/13
Posts: 2
I noticed in someones review that you cannot use the beach and ocean. What exactly does that mean?

#49405 - 01/14/13 06:41 PM Re: Coral Baja Resort Review [Re: Tricia]
e//bar Offline

Registered: 12/19/11
Posts: 2
the back building is all 2 beds. There are only 5 other 2 bedrooms that are in front blgs. They are appointed at time of booking not when you arrive, Hope that helps you

#49362 - 01/08/13 04:16 PM Re: Coral Baja Resort Review [Re: ]
traveler2be Offline

Registered: 11/29/04
Posts: 29
Loc: Oregon
We are going in May, I was wondering if anyone wanted to fish then?
Would like to share a boat, thanks.

#49361 - 01/08/13 03:57 PM Re: Coral Baja Resort Review [Re: OFDwife]
traveler2be Offline

Registered: 11/29/04
Posts: 29
Loc: Oregon
the check-in will make u up a card that u can charge with.

on another thought, has anyone stayed in a two bedroom king room?
What floor? thanks

#49355 - 01/07/13 03:23 PM Re: Coral Baja Resort Review [Re: OFDwife]
bthorman Offline

Registered: 01/12/06
Posts: 155
Loc: San Francisco Area
Yes, the units have washer/dryers.
Beth Thorman
Resorts visited - Windsor, Solvang, Bass Lake, Kihei, Indio, Angels Camp, Clear Lake, Big Bear, Reno, Coral Baja, La Paloma, San Francisco, and South Shore Lake Tahoe.

#49342 - 01/06/13 03:18 PM Re: Coral Baja Resort Review [Re: ]
OFDwife Offline

Registered: 03/07/10
Posts: 3
Does anyone know if there is a washer/dryer in each unit?
How does the swim up bar work to buy drinks, is this charged to a credit card?
Is the restaurant open?

#49335 - 01/05/13 08:55 PM Re: Coral Baja Resort Review [Re: Tricia]
dupoks1 Offline

Registered: 01/05/13
Posts: 1
But you can put yourself on a wait list for the two bedroom in phase 1 or 3 groundfloor and you will probably get it .

#49329 - 01/03/13 06:44 PM Re: Coral Baja Resort Review [Re: Tricia]
BretaB Offline

Registered: 03/31/04
Posts: 113
Loc: NW corner Washington State
Most probably because you booked your unit under the 13 month guideline and all the units in the front buildings were taken, we have been to CABO 4 times, and our rule of thumb is 13 months to the day before check-in, much better chance of getting front building units. If that is an issue for your family, ask to be waitlisted for a front building unit based on the number of people in the unit. Good Luch

#49326 - 01/03/13 02:22 PM Re: Coral Baja Resort Review [Re: ]
Tricia Offline

Registered: 11/17/07
Posts: 4
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?

#49073 - 11/15/12 11:15 PM Re: Coral Baja Resort Review [Re: v_warhol]
firigon Offline

Registered: 11/15/12
Posts: 2
We were just there and the restaurant was closed due to not having a cook. &#128542;

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