If you're looking for a peaceful back-to-nature retreat, check out this hotel on a long, secluded beach that straddles the line between desert and ocean. Once the diners clear out of the adjacent and very popular Buzzard's Bar & Grill, La Fonda is even more tranquil. Renovated in 2014, the three thatch-roof cabañas and one suite are in heavy demand by both surfers and the more adventurous in high season. Cabañas have en suite toilets and sinks but share a hot-water shower; the suite has standard in-room facilities. The whole operation runs on solar power.
Bright tropical colors predominate in the sunnily decorated cabañas, from bedding and furniture to shutters and ceiling fans.
The suite has a queen-sized bed, plus a pull-out sofa bed that’s perfect for kids.
The lone suite has its own shower, while the three cabañas share a shower. All have sinks and toilets.
There is no traditional lobby, but there is a traditional gift shop, with plenty of Buzzard’s branded shirts and hats.
Mexican and American comfort food favorites make up the menu at Buzzard’s, a laid-back, palapa-topped bar and grill where daily specials are sometimes scribbled on a surfboard.
Breakfast is included.
Margaritas and piña coladas are specialties of the house at Buzzard’s.
Rental cars are a must for East Cape surfaris or other explorations from this off-the-beaten-path B&B.
Los Cabos’ acclaimed farm-to-table restaurants Flora’s Field Kitchen, Acre, and Los Tamarindos are a short drive away (about 10 to 15-minutes to various locations in Ánimas Bajas).
Zac’s Bar and Grill serves up tacos and cold beers from local Baja Brewing Co. in an off-the-grid location in Los Zacatitos (10-minute drive along the Old East Cape Road).