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#9977 - 04/13/04 09:03 PM Questions and Comments for Coral Baja
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#59143 - 10/20/20 01:14 PM Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja [Re: stalberger]
Randi442 Offline


Registered: 07/14/14
Posts: 1
Loc: SF Bay Area
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).
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#59138 - 10/15/20 02:41 AM Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja [Re: mukanddave]
bthorman Offline


Registered: 01/12/06
Posts: 186
Loc: San Francisco Area
The best way to find out is to call the resort directly.
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Resorts visited - Windsor, Solvang, Bass Lake, Kihei, Indio, Angels Camp, Clear Lake, Big Bear, Reno, Coral Baja, La Paloma, Isla Mujeres, San Francisco, and South Shore Lake Tahoe.

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#59137 - 10/14/20 09:03 AM Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja [Re: Forum Host]
mukanddave Offline


Registered: 01/05/10
Posts: 8
Loc: Leavenworth, Wa
Are the pool, swim up bar and restaurants open at Coral Baja? Any restrictions due to Covid

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#59009 - 01/19/20 03:53 PM Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja [Re: SKing]
Joklein535 Offline


Registered: 12/16/06
Posts: 31
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.


Edited by Joklein535 (01/19/20 03:56 PM)

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#59008 - 01/19/20 03:47 PM Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja [Re: Pat Moran]
Joklein535 Offline


Registered: 12/16/06
Posts: 31
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.

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#58995 - 01/06/20 05:55 PM Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja [Re: bthorman]
Pat Moran Offline


Registered: 03/25/13
Posts: 3
Thanks for the information

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#58993 - 01/04/20 11:17 AM Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja [Re: Pat Moran]
bthorman Offline


Registered: 01/12/06
Posts: 186
Loc: San Francisco Area
As I recall it just means that the bathroom has a door from the bedroom and the hallway.
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Resorts visited - Windsor, Solvang, Bass Lake, Kihei, Indio, Angels Camp, Clear Lake, Big Bear, Reno, Coral Baja, La Paloma, Isla Mujeres, San Francisco, and South Shore Lake Tahoe.

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#58992 - 01/04/20 09:09 AM Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja [Re: Forum Host]
Pat Moran Offline


Registered: 03/25/13
Posts: 3
Is there more than one bathroom in the one bedroom deluxe? Specifically, is there a half bathroom?
Thanks

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#58987 - 12/31/19 04:55 PM Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja [Re: Forum Host]
WMJeff Offline


Registered: 11/12/19
Posts: 4
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.

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#58986 - 12/31/19 04:39 PM Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja [Re: Forum Host]
WMJeff Offline


Registered: 11/12/19
Posts: 4
2019 New Years at Coral Baja is 1600 pesos and includes dinner,show and fireworks

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#58977 - 12/10/19 05:40 PM Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja [Re: Forum Host]
WMJeff Offline


Registered: 11/12/19
Posts: 4
What can be expected for New Years celebration at the resort?

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#58956 - 11/07/19 11:04 AM Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja [Re: Forum Host]
amill30 Offline


Registered: 06/15/09
Posts: 2
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

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#58955 - 11/07/19 06:43 AM Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja [Re: Forum Host]
stalberger Offline


Registered: 03/09/09
Posts: 28
Loc: Walla Walla, WA
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.

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#58943 - 10/23/19 03:16 PM Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja [Re: SKing]
DennisG Offline


Registered: 01/30/12
Posts: 33
Loc: Olympia, WA
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.
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#58936 - 10/16/19 04:32 AM Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja [Re: SKing]
bthorman Offline


Registered: 01/12/06
Posts: 186
Loc: San Francisco Area
The phases are the same as the building numbers.
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Resorts visited - Windsor, Solvang, Bass Lake, Kihei, Indio, Angels Camp, Clear Lake, Big Bear, Reno, Coral Baja, La Paloma, Isla Mujeres, San Francisco, and South Shore Lake Tahoe.

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#58934 - 10/15/19 08:09 AM Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja [Re: Forum Host]
SKing Offline


Registered: 05/08/15
Posts: 10
Loc: Florida
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.

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#58900 - 08/17/19 07:34 PM Re: Cab ride?? [Re: gwtwfool]
Joklein535 Offline


Registered: 12/16/06
Posts: 31
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.

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#58899 - 08/16/19 01:51 PM Re: Cab ride?? [Re: gwtwfool]
bccsrc Offline


Registered: 01/08/10
Posts: 7
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!

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#58895 - 08/16/19 12:57 PM Re: Cab ride?? [Re: Forum Host]
gwtwfool Offline


Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 6
Loc: Utah
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????
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#58767 - 04/07/19 12:47 PM Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja [Re: Forum Host]
HarleyLover Offline


Registered: 02/25/06
Posts: 5
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 --

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#58711 - 02/25/19 06:17 PM Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja [Re: Forum Host]
Joklein535 Offline


Registered: 12/16/06
Posts: 31
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!!

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#58676 - 01/29/19 04:24 PM Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja [Re: Forum Host]
pebert23 Offline


Registered: 01/13/13
Posts: 1
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.

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#58630 - 01/06/19 07:51 AM Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - do's and don'ts [Re: BeckyL]
grantw7 Offline


Registered: 01/27/11
Posts: 28
Loc: Squamish, BC, Canada
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.

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#58620 - 01/04/19 07:15 AM Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja - do's and don'ts [Re: Forum Host]
BeckyL Offline


Registered: 09/26/18
Posts: 2
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!

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#58578 - 11/27/18 04:54 AM Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja [Re: BeckyL]
bthorman Offline


Registered: 01/12/06
Posts: 186
Loc: San Francisco Area
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.
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Resorts visited - Windsor, Solvang, Bass Lake, Kihei, Indio, Angels Camp, Clear Lake, Big Bear, Reno, Coral Baja, La Paloma, Isla Mujeres, San Francisco, and South Shore Lake Tahoe.

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#58576 - 11/26/18 06:16 PM Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja [Re: Forum Host]
BeckyL Offline


Registered: 09/26/18
Posts: 2
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,

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#58541 - 10/25/18 09:52 AM Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja [Re: Forum Host]
kavna4 Offline


Registered: 01/20/12
Posts: 4
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

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#58537 - 10/22/18 06:59 AM Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja [Re: Forum Host]
Maynard503 Offline


Registered: 09/08/07
Posts: 11
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.

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#58533 - 10/18/18 05:53 AM Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja [Re: ssswck]
bthorman Offline


Registered: 01/12/06
Posts: 186
Loc: San Francisco Area
The rooms are the same, it's just lesser views and more road noise. Some also have their own hot tubs.
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Resorts visited - Windsor, Solvang, Bass Lake, Kihei, Indio, Angels Camp, Clear Lake, Big Bear, Reno, Coral Baja, La Paloma, Isla Mujeres, San Francisco, and South Shore Lake Tahoe.

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#58532 - 10/17/18 12:59 PM Re: Questions and Comments for Coral Baja [Re: Forum Host]
ssswck Offline


Registered: 01/09/13
Posts: 2
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

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