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Judy Hillegeist says:
March 21, 2015 10:11AM
Jerome's review of 1/8/15 is absolutely spot on and very detailed so I won't repeat what he said except to say I agree with everything. We were a party of about 30 (ranging in age from 1 year to 60+) and we came for our son's wedding. I was a bit concerned driving from Cabo-we engaged a shuttle service for the 2+ hour drive- because it seemed we were going to the ends of the earth it was so remote. But it was a pretty drive and once there, you will be amazed that this place exists. No, it is not the Ritz Carlton, but the views are gorgeous and pristine and the sleeping accommodations were more than satisfactory. Unless you are a traveler that requires "white glove treatment" and the razzle dazzle of a 5 Star Fodor designation, Rancho De Costa will meet your every need and impress you. The staff made everything seamless for the ceremony and the food! Oh! The food! Our entire party raved about every meal- presentation and taste. The "on call" bartender (she was delightful) made wonderful drinks. The chefs were always accommodating and the staff kept the grounds in tip top shape. Our group rented Four Wheelers, snorkeled, picked up coral, swam, had massages,danced...everything except fish because of some high winds. If you need a vacation that includes shopping this might not be the place for you because of its remoteness, but other than that I cannot praise Rancho De Costa enough. It is perfect for reunions, weddings, large gatherings, etc.
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Jerome says:
January 08, 2015 10:26PM
“Fantastic secluded beach estate, great for large groups” Reviewed January 3, 2015 NEW

We recently returned from a stay at Rancho de Costa over the Christmas/New Year holiday break. It was a family reunion, so it was a large group of 20 people with several different family units. It was hard to find a place that could accommodate a large group like us with different needs, but this place was perfect. We had a large age range, from 5 to 85 years old. Everyone had a great time.

Rachno is actually two different houses/areas: Villa Marlin is the main area of several connected units with a total of 6 bedrooms. It also comes with a private pool/hottub and a great outdoor seating area to hang out and eat all your meals. About 100 yards away is Villa Langosta, a 4 bedroom house with private outdoor hottub. So, it's a total of 10 bedrooms with both properties. Most of the rooms have king or queen beds, but two of the rooms at Villa Langosta have several twin and full beds, perfect for the kids. Both houses have full kitchens.

Both properties are beach front and have lots of activity options. Literally just steps from a great calm beach, perfect for little ones. There is also a fantastic reef right there where you can snorkel. Very calm and safe. The place has paddle boards and kayaks to rent, as well as snorkeling gear if you don't have your own. The staff also arrange fishing (either small panga boats or larger sport fishing boats) that pick you up right on the beach. Nearby La Ventana is an area known for wind surfing and kite boarding and you can arrange rentals and lessons. There are horse stables nearby and our kids went horseback riding on the beach. There is a large gym and tennis court on the property, and the staff set up beach volleyball for us. We also borrowed a soccer ball and played a little match on the beach with the kids.

This place is secluded, which means it's also a little isolated. It's on Bahia de los Muertos (trying to re-brand as Bahia de los Suenos, for obvious reasons). It's about a 45 minute drive from La Paz and 2+ hours from San Jose del Cabo airport. Fly into La Paz if you can, but Cabo airport was cheaper and had more flights. Rancho de Costa can arrange van transportation ($200 each way) or you can rent a car (it's a safe drive during the day; at night there are hazards like possible cows on the highway and drunk drivers).

We thought the isolation was good as the beach was practically empty everyday. There is a small hotel next door and a few other private homes on the beach, but that's about it. We were a large group and had everything we needed there, so the isolation wasn't really an issue for us. We also used the chef services where they provide 3 meals a day plus all snacks and beverages. You just pay for the food and drink (plus 20% service charge) as well as for the chef services (for 20 people it was $400 per day). Well worth it and the food was great. They can make anything you want and ask you for your preferences, but we just told them to make great local Mexican food (and they delivered!). If you don't go with chef services, either make sure you ask them to buy your food/drink or stock up in Cabo or La Paz before you arrive. There is a small town of Los Planes about 10-15 minutes away that has a small grocery store, but it's no supermarket.

The staff at the estate is great. Very friendly and helpful. There is daily maid service and it seems like there is somewhere there around the clock to help with whatever you need. Having said that, this is not 5 star luxury service where they bring you drinks by the pool or on the beach and cater to all your personal needs. But, it's friendly Mexican help and they try to go out of their way to assist.

The place is owned by an American (Gary Wagner) who has been down in Baja for a long time. We never met him but he was apparently very accessible when we were planning the trip. Bottom line: this was a great family vacation if you're looking for quiet relaxing place and you don't mind the isolation. It's not for folks looking for a crazy Cabo trip with lots of people, restaurants and bars nearby. Highly recommended and we hope to return.
Jerome
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karol says:
February 14, 2013 11:30AM
Rancho de Costa is paradise! My family of 30+ spent our annual Family Christmas Vacation here. Everything was excellent: the property, the gorgeous views, the spacious rooms, the abundance of activities right out the door, the delicious food, and the wonderful staff!! Our age group was 6 months to 68!! Everyone had a blast and we are planning our next vacation at Rancho!!! (in fifteen years we had never returned to the same place) Rancho is Paradise!!
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Jerry Clark says:
February 11, 2012 09:18PM
I was scrolling through these posts on you wonderful Bay of
Dreams, Rancho de Costa and had to add I have now been there 3
times in 14 months! I have now been able to take my family twice,
In-laws once and most recently business associates. I now have
my childhood best friend and his family going down on my
recommendation! How awesome this place is that you have so
many repeat customers!!! Thank you!
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Todd and Lynn Morris, Courtney and Roy Garcia says:
July 07, 2011 09:49AM
Hi Gary - please see our video thank you on YouTube-- http://youtu.be/poQfjJG5gI4

Thank you for a great time and a great wedding!!
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Paul says:
June 18, 2011 11:08AM
We stayed there a week and ....Wow! What a wonderful place! And not only the location, but all the folks who make it run so efficiently. If you don't like Rosario's cooking, you need to get a reality check on what good food tastes like! What she can do with the "catch of the day" is amazing, but I'd go back there just for her refried beans that always seem to be available with the home-made tortillas. Diego is constantly around to make sure all your needs are met. The facility is constantly being cleaned and made ready for your every use. The beach there is a quiet cove with plenty of beach "toys" to play with for both young and old. Do you want to fish? Pangas are readily available with knowledgeable captains. Or you can fish from the beach and rocks at the cove just past the last villa for huge roosterfish and pargo snapper. Wi-Fi and satellite tv are available so you don't miss anything from the States...unless you want to!
All-in-all...the Rancho de Costa is a 10!
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Dave and Terri Lux says:
March 18, 2011 02:05PM
A SPECIAL SPECIAL GIFT TO ANYONE THAT VISITS ! A LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN RIGHT HERE ON EARTH !

Dave and Terri Lux, Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Nola Michaels says:
March 18, 2011 12:59PM
For some time now I wanted to send a message regarding my wonderful experience when I came down to La Paz, what a fantastic place to vacation. After all my travels I found "Rancho de Costa" to be the most beautiful. Every time I look at the photos it reminds me of the magic it holds in every way.

Nola Michaels, Palm Springs, California
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Mike Ward says:
March 14, 2011 09:56AM
I have had the pleasure of visiting the Bay of Dreams and staying at Rancho de Costa several times. What a truly remarkable place! The golf is exceptional, the fishing is unmatched, the view's are captivating (especially at sunrise), and the escape is real. The warm sun,and an ocean side lawn chair provide opportunity for truly peaceful relaxation and escape. The kind and hard working staff always provide my family and me with the most beautiful meals and excellent service. The peaceful serenity continues into the night hours as the darkened sky lets the stars glow brilliantly. What a remarkable getaway, I can not wait to return!
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Terri Lux says:
March 14, 2011 08:19AM
Every year of the last four, our family of five has made Rancho de Costa our first choice in a vacation destination. These vacations have become cherished family memories.
The accommodations are first class with your every need provided for. The first time I walked on property I felt that Rancho de Costa was a piece of heaven on earth! The layout of the resort if well thought out so that you have privacy when wanted and yet can come together with friends under the huge palapa, on the beach, or in the movie theatre. The staff anticipates your wants before you can and the amenities are endless.
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Churck and Peggy Chandler says:
March 09, 2011 12:55PM
I wanted to send you a note to tell you how much we enjoyed our stay at Rancho de Costa, from the facial and massage under the palapa overlooking the Bay, to the spectacular fishing out our front door. We could not have asked for a more spectacular stay and we are looking forward to our return.

Chuck and Peggy Chandler, Juneau, Alaska
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Gene & Jill Renuart says:
March 09, 2011 12:54PM
"Wow! What a relaxing getaway and an absolutely beautiful development! Nestled in a quiet cove with spectacular vistas, Rancho de Costa was the perfect destination for us. The fishing, snorkeling, and kayaking were wonderful, the golf course was gorgeous, and the food and service was five star. All this and world class sunrises every day! A bit of paradise..."

Gene & Jill Renuart
Washington DC and Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Chris Balch says:
February 23, 2011 05:28PM
Rancho de Costa is simply a delight. Whether it's the incredible fishing (on the beach or by boat), simply soaking up the sun at the pool or on the white sand beach nestled in your backyard, playing golf at an internationally premiere course and/or indulging in world-class meals prepared by the Rancho Chef, Rancho is one of the best resorts I have ever visited. The options of how to spend your day(s) are endless and all while in the comfort of your own private resort without the noise and hustle and bustle of customary resorts.

The large rooms, premiere service and amenities (including the work out center, tennis courts and private movie theatre) are simply top notch. Whether it's a family reunion, corporate retreat, wedding or simply a nice getaway with my father (like my first trip to Rancho), Rancho de Costa is a wonderful and luxurious haven I would recommend to anyone.

Chris Balch, Denver, Colorado
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Gina Seau says:
February 23, 2011 05:27PM
The week my children and I spent at Rancho de Costa was truly a memorable experience. What a peaceful, relaxing place to spend quality time with family and/or friends. We loved all the fishing, playing in the warm, beautiful water and completely surrendering to a lifestyle of what a true vacation should be. We have many cherished memories, and can't wait to go back!

Gina Seau, La Jolla, California
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Kevin and Cheri Snyder says:
February 23, 2011 05:26PM
The first time we saw Bahia de Los Suenos, we fell instantly in love. We didn’t know we would also fall in love with Rancho de Costa. The layout of the property allows us to accommodate several groups of family members and friends at the same time. We had eighteen on our trip there last spring. The large palapa is the favorite gathering place for meals, visiting and games. The pool is pristine with unmatched views of the deep blue waters of the Sea of Cortez and the white sand beach is only steps away. If you are an early riser, the sunrises are every bit as spectacular as any sunset we have seen. The staff is friendly, professional and works very hard to meet your every need. Rancho de Costa is our family’s Five Star Resort.

Kevin and Cheri Snyder
Palm Desert, CA
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Al Janc says:
February 23, 2011 05:26PM
Rancho de Costa within the Bahia De Los Suenos Resort is one of the most magical places on earth. The peace and serenity that I feel when I am down at "the bay" is something that you can rarely find these days. The sunrises are worth getting up for even after a night of a few too many margaritas, I try to never miss one if I can help it. If you are lucky enough to be at "the bay" for a full Moon you are in for a real treat. Rancho de Costa is situated on 25 acres of the most prime piece of property in the development in my opinion. Rancho sits out on the southern point of the mile long white sand beach with a beautiful set of stairs that leads right down on to the beach for easy beach access. The beach is great for volleyball games, sunbathing, beach runs, etc. and the fishing guides will pull up and pick you up right on the sand in front your accommodations at Rancho and return you back at the end of the day of fishing, now that is service. There are up to 10 beautifully appointed rooms at Rancho to accommodate large groups, we like to visit with the entire family and have had up to 20 people staying there at one time. We like to pay a little extra for a personal chef for the group for the week. You can let the Chef know ahead of time what you would like for a menu and the Chef will not only do the shopping he or she will prepare fantastic meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as take care of all the dishes so you can truly relax with your friends and family. It is great to have our entire extended family down all together enjoying all the amenities available like tennis, great exercise facility, swimming, snorkeling, hiking, golf and world class fishing or reading a book relaxing under the palapa by the pool. We just booked our next trip down in June and that is all the family can talk about. June cannot get here fast enough!

Al Janc, San Diego, California
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Larry Stein says:
February 23, 2011 05:25PM
"When we think about the great vacations we've had the one at Rancho de Costa is at the top of the list. You can't beat the beautiful view of the bay, the relaxing atmosphere, the wonderful people and the sense of rest and peace. You can do so much, or nothing. The fishing's great, snorkeling, hiking and just relaxing on the beach. With the addition of the cook we had the most marvelous time. Fresh fish tacos, margaritas and cold beer. It couldn't get any better. The only difficult part was leaving."

Larry Stein, San Diego, California
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Jim and Sharon Hill says:
February 23, 2011 04:11PM
Rancho de Costa an unforgetttable lifetime experience in remote Baja Sur, dramatic geography coupled with outstanding facilities,beaches , fishing and good times. Peaceful, serene and breathtaking results in mind clearing rejuvenation and cleansing of your spirit. If you decide to undertake this vacationeers dream you can hardly wait to return again and again.

Jim and Sharon Hill, San Diego, California
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Jud Buechler says:
February 23, 2011 04:10PM
Since my retirement in 2002, I have been extremely fortunate to be able to travel to many warm weather vacation spots. Hawaii, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Fiji and Mainland Mexico, to name just a few. My favorite, by far, is Rancho de Costa.

I first visited Rancho de Costa in 2000 with a group of buddies on a fishing trip. Since that first experience, I have been back at least a half dozen times. The warm air, the beautiful scenery of the Gulf of Mexico, and the wonderful people make it such a special place. If it is world class fishing, bathing in warm salt water, sunbathing on the beach, golfing or just relaxing by the pool....this place is for you.
My last visit happened to be my wife’s 40th Birthday. We took six couples to Rancho de Costa and had a magical experience. Deep sea fishing, snorkeling, bonfires on the beach and evening kayaking excursions along the shore at happy hour blew everyone’s mind!

I give Rancho de Costa my highest recommendation.

Sincerely,
Jud Buechler, San Diego, California
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Jerry Clark says:
February 23, 2011 04:10PM
I have had the good fortune to travel a great deal of the world and to stay in what is considered the finest resorts. I would not know how to begin to describe the quality of my stay at your wonderful Bay of Dreams Rancho de Costa. Among the many amenities, the highlights for me were the suite, the golf, the fishing, the five-star service, the gourmet food, the views, the sunrise, and, of course, the people. All this, and more, was better then what I have experienced in Monte Carlo or any other destination! Perhaps most important, I felt safe the entire time. Unfortunately, all of Mexico is being judged unfairly by what is going on hundreds of miles away. I felt safer at your place than I do driving into cities in the United States. The people you employ could not have been nicer and more accommodating! You truly have a place that most only dream of going to.

Jerry Clark, Kansas City, Kansas
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Scott and Sheila Taylor says:
February 23, 2011 04:09PM
Having had the good fortune of visiting Rancho De Costa the last 2 years, we can not say enough good about the experience. All the details of our trip where handled with proficiency. The lodging was comfortable and impecably clean. The staff was top notch from the chefs to the maids, everyone went out of their way to accomodate us .
Great weather and excellent scenery off the deck starts everyday, mixed in with excellent fishing in the bay directly out from the villa and a great golf course out the back. All of this combined to make for one of the best vacations that we have had the pleasure of experiencing. We look forward to our next trip hoping that nothing will change.

Scott and Sheila Taylor , Alberta, Canada
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Lucille Siegel says:
February 23, 2011 04:09PM
“RANCHO DE COSTA IS A SMALL PIECE OF HEAVEN ON EARTH. THE ACCOMODATIONS ARE GREAT. THE BEACH IS GLORIOUS. THE WATER AZURE BLUE.

I HAVE NEVER SEEN THAT MANY STARS. IF YOU WANT RELAXATION OR FISHING AND WATER SPORTS, THAT'S THE PLACE TO BE.”

Lucille Siegel, Studio City, California
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Laurie Howard says:
February 23, 2011 04:08PM
Our stay at Rancho de Costa was heavenly. The accommodations are luxurious and comfortable, the views are spectacular, the beach is pristine, and the hospitality is gracious. We highly recommend Rancho de Costa to anyone who wants a "home away from home" in a gorgeous
setting right on the beach on one of the most beautiful bays in Baja.

Laurie Howard, Rancho Santa Fe, California
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The Marks Family says:
February 23, 2011 04:07PM
"We had the pleasure of spending 4 days at the Bay of Dreams at Rancho de Costa. It was like a home away from home. This is an amazing house! The house was immaculate and had all the amenities you could want. Could not ask for a better location. Everything was perfect. We loved waking up in the morning and walking out to the patio right on the beach.

The ocean was incredible, and our entire family enjoyed the vacation in the home. We had no problems and would definitely recommend it."

Marks Family, Los Angeles, California
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Dr. Richard Hull says:
February 23, 2011 04:06PM
My stay at Rancho de Costa was the best. Of all the places I have been in the world the sunrises at the bay are the best. The golf course is beatiful with spectacular views of the ocean, the bay, the desert and the moutains combined in a breath taking array. You have a mile of tranquil beach to walk. There are coral reafs to snorkel or dive. The sand is great for laying out or sports on the beach. This is one of the most beautiful place in the Baja or for that matter the whole world. I have been to Rancho de Costo five separate time and I look foreward to the next chance to enjoy the beauty of this great resort.

The accomadations are first class and each room decorated with individual flair of Zane Grey, John Wayne, John Stienbeck and Ernest Hemingway, Roosevelt and Reagan. The central palaypa will generate great conversation and menories of your stay at Rancho de Costa.

Dr. Richard Hull, Cabo San Lucas
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Luke J Travins says:
February 23, 2011 04:02PM
My wife and I surprised our two boys one cold Colorado morning with a trip to the Bay of Dreams. We had an amazing family vacation that will never be forgotten. Every hour of the day was filled with resort activities including access to the 5 star Tom Doak golf course (we
played alot!). We fished, hiked, exercised in the gym, used the private movie theater, drove dune buggies - this list goes on. Our living accommodations were first class and the staff was outstanding.

The chef would meet us at the shore to take the catch of the day and immediately prepare it for the days meals. It was a sad day when we had to leave but we promised each other we would return. My boys still say it was the best vacation they ever had.

Luke J Travins, Colorado Springs
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The Bethany Family says:
February 23, 2011 03:58PM
"A picture may be worth a thousand words, but when it comes to Rancho de Costa, you've got to see it to believe it! Our friends attempted to describe Bahia de los Suenos, and there are wonderful pictures on the website, but until we actually drove up to the villas, it was immediately apparent that what we'd heard and imagined only scratched the surface. As a family, we desperately needed a place to check-out of our crazy pace of life and reconnect. We heaved a collective sigh when we stepped out of the car at Rancho.

The Bay is absolutely stunning with its sharp contrast of desert and golf course, white sand and turquoise water. For the next 5 days we detoxed in 5-Star luxury, breathing in the warm ocean air, soaking in the sunshine, shoveling in the freshest of seafood and exhaling the stress and busyness we'd bottled up over the past year. We snorkled, fished, golfed, kayaked, played in the pool and lounged together under the massive palapa. Rancho is a destination resort that provided everything our family needed to recharge and reconnect--with plenty of activities whenever we felt like rolling out of the hammock. We can't wait to go back!"

Bethany Family, Colorado Springs
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Russ Whitmarsh says:
February 23, 2011 03:51PM
My family and I have been visiting Bahia de Los Suenos for over 10 years and it keeps getting better ! Rancho de Costa sits on one of the most picturesque pieces of property in all of Baja California. The sunrise each morning is breathtaking and the overall scenery is so
tranquil and relaxing. The service and amenities are 5 Star !

We can't wait to return every Year !

Russ Whitmarsh
San Diego, CA.
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Ken and Michelle Ward says:
February 23, 2011 03:41PM
We have had the opportunity to stay at the Rancho de Costa complex several times over the past 8 years, and the accommodations and service are as good as anywhere in the world!! With the addition of the Tom Doak golf course to the awesome fishing, snorkeling, beach, privacy, and views, there is no other place in the world we would rather be! Ken and Michelle Ward, Juneau, Alaska
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Doug and Kim Whiting says:
February 22, 2011 03:31PM
Our experience at Rancho de Costa last fall was incredible! Diego had anticipated our every need and his knowledge and service made us feel right at home. Diego set us up with a fishing boat that came right up to the private beach and we were catching yellow fin tuna and Dorado in no time. When we brought the fish back Fernando was quick to meet us at the beach and had the fresh catch prepared into an amazing ceviche in no time. Fernando prepared many other incredible meals all served in the dining area under the huge Palapa. The setting and the accommodations were amazing. We had a hard time deciding whether to spend our time in the pool or at the beach just steps away. An absolutely incredible trip we will remember forever.

Happy travels Doug and Kim Whiting, Denver, Colorado
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