Hacienda Encantada members are happier than ever to return to Cabo now that the pandemic is beginning to slow its spread in 2022. The resort adopted new safety protocols 2020 to protect the health and safety of both staff and guests by using the most enhanced standards available today. Hacienda Encantada members know that it is safer when they come to stay at the resort than in most other places.
The resort grounds are so expansive that members and their guests have many choices of areas to relax while also responsibly social distancing. Unfortunately, many other resorts are so much smaller in size that guests are all stuck in the same place.
Of course, all the areas open to members and guests are sanitized and disinfected regularly to protect everyone. But the even more significant benefit is there are so many different areas to choose from. You can have your family bubbles in many different places, so members do not have the feeling of not being crowded or confined. Thanks mainly to its size and grandeur, Hacienda Encantada members are proud of the many accolades the resort has won in the last few years.
Hacienda Encantada Members Exploring the East Cape Area
As members and their guests come to visit, the staff can recommend a variety of day trips that allow you to sightsee yet also remain safe and secure. Also, as visitors return and resume enjoying the famous Mexican hospitality, all that Los Cabos has to offer travelers is now available again.
Hacienda Encantada members know that taking trips up the coast when visiting Los Cabos on vacation is a favorite activity. Being in downtown Cabo San Lucas is one thing, but north of San Jose del Cabo is an entirely different scene.
Two small towns are delightful to visit in this area, Buena Vista and Los Barilles. Los Barriles, whose name in English means “The Barrels,” is a small town with a population of around 1200 and is in the La Paz Municipality of Baja California Sur, Mexico. The village is about 65 kilometers north of San Jose del Cabo along Highway 1, so it is about an hour’s drive. From the city of La Paz, the journey is about 105 kilometers south, so it will take you longer to get there from here.
Los Barriles is a beautiful mixture of old and new. While some establishments have been there for decades, new businesses are constantly popping up. Home to quite a few retirees, the town also brings in an increased number of younger visitors for its adventure sports every year.
As representatives of Hacienda Encantada explain, Los Barriles has quickly become Baja’s windsurfing and kite surfing capital. These adrenaline-producing sports have suddenly become much more popular in the last few decades as more people discover these once sleepy little towns.
Hacienda Encantada has always recommended day trips to Los Barriles, especially in the summertime, as it is one of the fishing hotspots.
Although there are usually a few morning clouds, the sun comes out, and there is always a breeze to keep you fresh. The seawaters in this area in the summer are generally into the ’80s, which make it great for fishing snappers, amberjacks, and dorado.
Also, as the waters get warmer, schools of tuna and dolphins come closer to the shore. Like they say throughout the Baja, even the worst day of fishing here is better than the best day of work anyplace else. Although it sounds like a catchphrase, those who have enjoyed a day of fishing in southern Baja know that it is a true statement.
But if fishing is not your thing, you can always enjoy getting into the water and snorkeling or SCUBA diving. Thanks to the many outcroppings of rock and reef, this is one of the best places close to Los Cabos to see an excellent variety of fish and other sea life. Hacienda Encantada also recommends this area if you are looking for a more personal experience as you will be away from most of the crowds of Los Cabos.