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10 Reasons to Visit Las Barriles, Mexico

Last month, I was so fortunate to spend some time in Las Barriles, Baja California Sur in Mexico and I had an incredible time! Once I realized that Las Barriles was, in fact, in Mexico and not California (I really should get out more), I was intrigued on why we were traveling to this particular location. After all, most people who go to Mexico usually opt for the more popular locations, like Cabo or Cozumel. It didn’t take long for me to realize why.

For a small town girl, like myself, Las Barriles was a dream. It had the small town feel with beautiful ocean views and it was truly a perfect combination. If you’re like me, and prefer the less congested vacation spots, then this town is for you! Here are 10 reasons why Las Barriles is the perfect Mexican vacation destination for families:

1. The People. Being from a small town, you get accustomed to knowing everyone, being polite and experiencing genuine hospitality, and Las Barriles felt just like my hometown, starting with the staff at Hotel Los Pescadores. Not only was this a beautiful hotel, but it was very intimate. This hotel has 10 rooms, a beautiful pool and an inviting bar area all in close proximity. You don’t have to worry about lugging all of your pool gear a long distance, or having to go “all the way” back to the room for a potty break, because everything is close together.

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And don’t even get me started on the kitchen staff at Hotel Los Pescadores! Everyone was so friendly, and, head Chef, Ivan (pictured above) was the best! You could just see him beaming with pride as he presented us with some of the best Mexican food that I’ve ever had! He was such a delight and made our meals so much more enjoyable. I never knew how much the personalities of the hotel staff could impact a trip until I visited Hotel Los Pescadores. I will definitely be back!

We also had a chance to check out an amazing rental house in the area, Casa de Las Palmas, where we had a catered lunch and checked out the gorgeous views and home that’s available to rent. This would be the perfect spot to host a wedding or a family vacation!

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Check out Visit East Cape for more information on the area and tourism.

 

2. The Views.  I’ve been to many different beaches, but this one tops them all. The views in Los Barriles were absolutely breathtaking and unlike many other beach locations that I’ve visited, I didn’t have shots of the ocean full of other tourists. As we traveled down dirt roads on ATV’s, we were the only tourists around, and we could take time to enjoy the views.

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3. Horseback Riding.  I grew up on a farm with horses, so horseback riding in itself was nothing new, but horseback riding on a beach? That was a first for me and we had a blast! Our guide, Daniel, with Horseback Riding with Betto was super nice! About 10 minutes into our ride, I realized that my stirrups were too short and needed to be adjusted down, but I didn’t want to make everyone stop for that, so I didn’t say anything. Shortly later, our guide noticed and fixed them for me. We enjoyed some beautiful views as we rode from Spa Buena Vista to Arroyo north of Buenos Aires. Contact horsebackridesbetto@gmail.com for more information.

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4. ATV Riding. Although I chose to go horseback riding, rather than ride ATV’s, it’s a hard toss-up on if I should have! The rest of the girls on our trip took an ATV ride through Quad Girl ATV Rentals up to the waterfalls in Buenos Aires Arroyo and they had an amazing time (just look at the pictures!). What made their trip even more enjoyable were these nifty armbands from Bondi Bands, that they tucked their phones in for their trip.

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5. Pickleball. I won’t lie. I was not looking forward to this part of our trip. Pickleball? What in the world is that? Even after they explained it, my enthusiasm was at about a 1. I almost sat it out, but I’m so glad that I didn’t! No wonder Tres Palapas has an entire resort dedicated to Pickleball! Pickleball is a cross between tennis and ping pong, and we saw people from all ages participating and having a great time. Apparently, Pickleball is becoming a pretty big deal, becoming one of the fastest-growing sports! We learned the ropes of Pickleball while we were there, played a few games and then enjoyed some light appetizers on the rooftop of Tres Casita with a beautiful view.

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6. Deep Sea Fishing.  In case you can’t tell from the pictures, the girls who went deep sea fishing, not only had a blast, but one even had a great catch!

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7. The Food. I’m typically a slightly picky eater (as your kids might be, as well), but y’all- the food was on point! EVERYTHING was so good! From breakfast, lunch to dinner, we enjoyed amazing dishes and we even had a chance to make our own guacamole! Not to mention, this beautiful birthday cake made by the hotel staff for the owner. Is that not the prettiest cake that you’ve ever seen?!? We even had a chance to eat lunch at Hotel Palmas de Cortez and take advantage of their amazing swim up bar and ocean view pool.

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8. The Transportation Service.  One thing that made this trip so enjoyable was that we didn’t drive anywhere! We were so happy to have Victor Rochin’s Taxi Service to, not only, pick us up from the airport, but to transport us to and from our excursions. The vehicles were clean and cooled and our driver was super friendly.

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9. Snorkeling. I don’t think I can remember a time I’ve been to one of my usual vacation spots and been the only person on the beach, but when we visited Punta Pescadora Snorkel Beach, we were! This was such a beautiful spot, whether you chose to snorkel, lay on the beach or just float in the ocean. I was also really excited to find a ton of beautiful sea shells to take home to my kids.

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10. Yoga. I recently started doing Yoga, and I now understand what all the hype is. While Yoga at my house is beneficial, I would LOVE to do sunrise Yoga on the beach again, like we did in Mexico with an instructor from Healing Winds Holistic Center. Our instructor, Tehroma was super nice and everyone, from all different levels, benefited from her class.

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A special thanks to Venone PR and 3c Consulting for planning and coordinating this amazing trip! Looking for more information on PR Opportunities, Media Trips and more? Connect with Venone here.

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