Motel El Dorado
TravelPod Member ReviewsMotel El Dorado Loreto
This place is quite average but I gave them four stars because of the sweet and helpful staff. Location is great, just one block from the Malecon and the beach. Clean and quiet as well.
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... the owner, to see about blue whale watching the following week. He wasn’t there but we’re provisionally booked for one, maybe two days. Will play the freediving aspect by ear but will go on the trip in wetsuit, ready for quick departure overboard if the opportunity presents itself. We heard that last weekend there were 12 blue whales in front of the shore at Loreto - ...
- Sleeping Bag
- Sleeping Bag Liner
- Inflatable Pillow
- Mosquito Net
- Cell Phone
- Point and Shoot
- SLR (only taking for the first 10 days)
- Additional Memory Cards
- iPod Shuffle
- First Aid Kit
- Ant i-Malarial ...
Loretto Bay is a bit like a grown up Disney version of Mexico for retired American Stepford wives. The only Mexicans you meet are there to serve - security guards, bar staff and groundsmen. The houses are painted perfect desert ochres, creams and cactus. You are not allowed to hang your washing where your neighbour might see it, and your outdoor furniture has to pass approval so as not to distract from the carefully manufactured ambiance.
... lovely couple of Californian tech-workers and enjoy a lively chat about Google, Yahoo and if it is ever going to be possible to retire in the US if you are in your mid 50s.
From Monterey we start the drive south, visiting rich, twee Carmel where nearly every shop has a picture of Clint Eastwood with his arm around the store owner. Our next stop is San Simeon, a base we have chosen so we can visit Hearst Castle, the folly of a megalomaniac media baron. It's not ...
... the store and the boys are her two children.
I also went to visit a craft store specialising in carvings from Oaxaca. The crafts in this store were all hand painted and hand carved. I'd heard lots about them but hadn't really understood until I saw them. Now I know what all the fuss is about - they were amazing! I recommend going to see them. I got my picture taken with the woman who runs that store as well - ...