Saturday, November 27, 2010

Bahia de Los Muertos

Sarah's idea of cruising! Simple Elegance?

Bahia de Los Muertos has grown-up since I last anchored here in 1991. The bay now includes a boutique hotel with just about everything for the perfect get away; golf, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, fishing, fine dining, and as always, one terrific anchorage with very crystal clear blue water. However, the developer of the resort thought "Cove of the Dead" wasn't such a marketable endeavor, so the hotel is called Bahia De Los Suenos - Bay of Dreams. Much prettier, right?  Except, I much prefer the former and am highly curious about the history behind the name Ensenada de los Muertos. For those interested, El Tiburon is "parked" just before the 3rd umbrella. 
Hotel Entrance

Equestrian Arena

Although, not shown in this picture, there are several ways for the hotel's guests to enjoy the horses. You can take a quiet ride along the long stretch of beach, a private tour around the beautiful acreas of gardens and ponds, or perhaps your family would prefer to sit on plump linen sofas under a large palapa with a cool drink and watch the horses perform in the esquesterian arena. The equestrian center, by the way,  bears the name, "Sarah". The "Dream Hotel" also offers a quaint chapel on a hill overlooking the Bay for those interested in a "Destination Wedding".  Personally, I could very easily renew my vows here. Right, Darrell. He agrees!  And if you have fallen in love with this place, as have we, homesites are available in this exclusive community.

The Chapel complete with a Bell that rings on the half hour.
If you are one of the less fortunate, and a 1/2 mil to million dollar plot of dirt with prickly pear cactus isn't in your future, don't fret. You can anchor out for FREE and still hang out at Bahia Suenos.
We did.

Can you find El Tiburon?