The resorts on the Baja side of the Sea of Cortez are completely devoted to fishing. The best way to get to them is to fly to La Paz—either from Los Angeles via Aeronaves de Mexico or from Phoenix via Air West. Each resort has its own airstrip and can be reached by air taxi from La Paz (about $20). Cabo San Lucas—at the tip of Baja—has three lavish hotels. Farther up the coast are four resorts, somewhat simpler in style.
Bahia de Palmas—65 miles southeast of La Paz—is the oldest of these, roughly built, with concrete floors and palm-thatch roofs. The Rancho Buena Vista, a couple of miles down the bay, is the largest of the four, with 40 rooms. The newest place is the farthest north—Punta Pescadora. It is better constructed and less deliberately rustic. Fifteen miles south of Buena Vista is Punta Colorada. Most of the fishing for roosterfish and marlin is done within three miles of the Punta Colorada's front door. Prices at these places run about $15 per day per person, American plan. Boats rent for $65 a day for four fishermen with captain and mate. Tackle can also be rented for about $3 a day, but fishermen usually bring their own.