Bahia de la Luna

Address: Playa La Boquilla, Puerto Ángel, Pacific Coast, Mexico | Hotel
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This hotel, located on Playa La Boquilla, Puerto 聲gel, is near Puerto Angelito.
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          Historical Traveler Reviews Bahia de la Luna Puerto 聲gel

          Undiscovered paradise!


          We stumbled upon the Bahia de la Luna by reading an travel agents ad for a vacation, found and read the Bahia's website and signed up. What a wonderful week in an undiscovered paradise! It is decidedly "rustic" and has a few critters running around, but the setting, 3 km off of the paved road and on its own bay (La Boquilla) is almost beyond description. The bay is bordered on two sides with rock walls and ends on a yellow sand beach that is directly (a few feet) in front of Bahia de la Luna. Water temperature is welcoming, many fish to see while snorkeling, we saw baby turtles scampering towards their first swim in the ocean and eagles diving for fish! The hotel cottages are all very private from one another. No hot water, but the temperature of the air is wonderfully warm, and compensates. The food was wonderful, ranging from tasty mexican, to very fresh seafood, to wonderful european. The guests were about half european and half american, with a scattering of south americans--wonderfully cosmopolitan, and always seemed to be someone to translate. Reto Bisseger and his staff were always ready to help. This is a special place. We will return!!

          Welcome to paradise


          If you love to spend your vacations in a perfect setting of nature, a proper beach, crystal clear water which invites you for snorkeling and you prefer to stay in cosy and charming bungalows (no ac; no hot water) which are undergoing a soft renovation right now then you have found the place to go! The food is just excellent (try the homemade banana ice!) and the concept of an eco sensitive resort under a new Swiss management is brilliant. With some luck you can even play a soccer game against a "Mexican sele蓷o" which was good fun

          Summary: Perfect place to relax in nature for a fair price!

          Perfect hide away


          If you are looking for a perfect hide away, if you love to spend your days on a beautiful beach in a relaxed atmosphere, if you are after style and not luxury and if you prefer privacy to hustle and bustle, stay at the Bahia de la Luna. You will find a true eco-sensitive mini resort and a charming host.

          Perfektes Versteck


          Wenn Sie auf der Suche nach dem perfekten Versteck sind, wenn Sie Ihre Tage gerne an einem wundersch霵en Strand in entspannter Atmosph酺e verbringen, wenn Sie gerne stilvoll leben, aber nicht unbedingt Luxus ben飆igen, und wenn Sie lieber Ihre Privatsph酺e genie絽n als geselliges Treiben, dann sollten Sie im Bahia de la Luna buchen. Es ist ein wahrhaft umweltfreundliches Mini-Resort mit einem charmanten Gastgeber.

          Beach paradise?


          Just come back from a week at Bahia de la luna having read the reviews on trip advisor and expected great things. The place certainly delivers. It's as idyllic as the pictures on their website show - hammocks on the beach, great views, beautiful warm sea, hardly any people and lots of wildlife including 3 foot manta rays right at the waters edge on our first night, dolphins and turtles on an early morning fishing trip and over 20 vultures circling overhead one day. We were lucky enough to have the place almost to ourselves - no more than 8 people were there at any one time so it really is a very good option for a bit of winter sun in november, but the most people they can have at any one time is 35, which is hardly crowded.

          In addition to all of this the hospitality was great and the food was excellent (luckily, as there is no-where else to eat short of a boat ride away!!) - home made bread and papaya jam for breakfast, fantastic guacamole and other mexican staples and delicious fresh fish including clams, lobster and other seafood caught in the bay that day on a few occasions.

          If there is one criticism it was our accommodation which could have done with a bit more tlc - a lick of paint and some clean curtains and an upgraded bathroom, but we know that the owners have done this for most bungalows and are planning it for all of them. Word of warning - it's not luxury accommodation (reflected by the bargain price) - we had mouse droppings in our room as they live in the natural roofs, lots of ants and even a tiny scorpion. All completely fine and nothing more than a bit inconvenient but just so you know!

          I am recommending this place to anyone who will listen and would definitely go back - mexico is a great place and this is well worth a visit at the end of a trip for a bit of r and r.

          Hotel de reves


          un petit coin de paradis pour les amoureux de la nature. Nous y avons s嶴ourn 3 jours, et on y serai bien rest encore plus. Reito, le propritaire est adorable et fin cuisto ce qui n'enl鋦e rien. les bungalows sont simples mais super agr嶧bles. par contre pr憝oyez du temps por descendre jusqu'a l'hotel et une bone voiture, l'acces est plutot hard

          pensez a demander faire un tout en bateau, la plong嶪 en tuba est feerique et avec de la chance vous verrez des tortues (comme nous)

          a ne rater sous aucun pretexte

          An exceptional lodging alternative in the Puerto Angel vicinity


          If you, like us, have a fantasy of finding an intimate group of private and simple bungalows just off of a picture-perfect but virtually private quarter-moon beach, with several palapas backed by hammocks, literally steps from a full bar and a restaurant restocked daily by local fisherman, with exceptional but casual service, all for under 700 Pesos per day (low season) for two, you are in luck. It exists at Bahia de la Luna, just outside of Puerto Angel. This is idyllic eco-friendly tourism on a budget. No AC, no hot water, but we didn't need either in July. Hard to find and hard to get to (the road is being rebuilt by hand), but well worth the effort. We drove from Zihua to Huatulco, and stayed at Las Brisas on the way, but this is where we will go back to, over and over.

          Best Little Resort in Mexico


          I almost hate to write this review of Bahia de la Luna. We had the place all to ourselves. When the word gets out, I expect this place to be booked solid. But, that is inevitable. This is one of those rare, once in a life time places that you will dream about for a long time after you return home.

          Bahia de la Luna is a very small resort on an isolated cove south of Puerto Angel, and north of Huatulco off the Pacific Coast of Oaxaca in Southern Mexico. The road into Luna is rough, but you can take a water taxi from Angel. It is isolated, but they have satelite access to phone and email. The accomodations are simple but nice. Water is scarse during the long dry season. There is very little to do there other than resting in a hamock, staring out at the perfect blue water, swimming in the delicious bay, snorkling, kayaying, and eating. The food at Luna is basic and really, really good. It is like shangrala and if you are lucky, you will have it essentially to your selves.

          Bahia de la Luna is not for young people looking for night life. Luna is the perfect place for couples and families looking for a really perfect, beautiful, intimate, quiet get away in a perfect, blue water bay with no one around. On our first visit, we saw whales every day. While snorkling, I heard a whale calling out under water.

          I have been to hundreds of beach resorts. Never, have I had such a beautiful place, comfortable with excellent food essentially all to ourselves. I cant wait to go back. It is worth the effort to get there.

          Dan and Darryla

          Corvallis, Oregon

          Bahia de la Luna


          We booked into Bahia de la Luna with our family (late teens, early 20's) for much of a 10 day period in May of 2006. We were looking for something outside of the resort areas, where we could relax together with few hassles, and Bahia de la Luna sounded just what we wanted.

          While looking for places along the coast near Huatulco, Reto at Bahia de la Luna was the first (and almost the only) person to answer our email about accomacations. He continued to communicate over the next week about cabins, rates, food, access etc. We arrived on a late flight from Mexico city to Huatulco, and took a 'Taxi especial' to Bahia de la Luna, about 1 hour from the airport. We were dropped off about 200 yards from the beach as the end of the road is pretty rough; flashlights were definately in order as it was pretty dark. While settling in, we found a turtle laying eggs on the beach just below our cabin.

          For us, it was perfect. We stayed in the large cabana, with a view south over the bay; we were the only ones at the place, and enjoyed hanging out on our own with Reto, Dora and Columba (these two women helped with cooking and cleaning), and dogs Poncho and Luna. The food was excellent; we more or less ate the same meal together each night, which usually consisted of a 'local catch' fish meal. Breakfast had home made jams and marmalades from local fruit.

          It is a bit of a hike out of Bahia de la Luna into town (3 km to a road to get a 'collectivo taxi'); Reto got us taxis one day which came most of the way down to the bay; on another, Reto drove us to the main coastal road where we caught a local bus. We rented a car for the latter part of our trip so we could drive up to the mountains, and parked it safely above the beach for three nights after we returned to Bahia de la Luna.

          Great place to stay, friendly management - be prepared for some adventure, but in general it was very comfortable, beds and linens great, etc. We would hightly recomend the place.

          Great location, some problems, quite pricey


          I booked a week at the Bahia de la Luna to spend a few days at the beach with my parents over the New Year 2006. Their web site ------ is very swanky, so I did not mind to shell out the US$200 per night that they charge for their 6-people caba鎙 right on the beach.

          I also counted myself lucky because it was the only place to have availability in those days.

          When we arrived there, we found out why the hotel had had room - they had just re-opened a few weeks earlier after a change of ownership.

          The current owners are not experienced hotel managers, and as a result the management is quite a bit rough about the edges. Also, their $200 "prime" accommodation was a very romantic but also very small and basic caba鎙, with an unfinished bathroom with only cold water, a kitchen that did not work, and 6 beds - all set out in 30 square metres.

          To be fair, they acknowedged their accommodation's "teething problems" and offered us a partial refund. But still, we could have stayed at a Camino Real for less.

          On the plus side, the owners and management are very friendly (with one notable exception, who, I hope, will be gone by the time you read this). They seem to be a bit less friendly in dealing with the local staff, however, and that reflects negatively on the quality of one's stay. The restaurant was good and reasonably priced - considering that it has a captive audience, as the access road is severely rutted, and the less you drive on it, the better.

          The beach is indeed beautiful as the website promises.

          Due to its remoteness, it is never crowded, although many tour boats from Puerto Angel pop over for "snorkeling tours" during the day (watch out for them as they don't like slowing down near the beach). Once the people are gone for the day, the place becomes idyllic again.

          But then again, I have seen other bays that are as beautiful, and that alone cannot justify the very high prices they are asking for

          By the time you read this, if the place is still there (I read on a local paper that they're having some rows with the local residents) I am sure that they will have gotten their act together and a lot of my observations will not be true anymore. I hope so because all in all I had a very good time, and it could have been marvellous.

          Hotel Bahia de la Luna

          Playa la Boquilla

          Puerto Angel, Oaxaca



          TripAdvisor Reviews Bahia de la Luna Puerto 聲gel

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