Los Barriles – Maria Elena Gonzalez

Visit Los Barriles

Long considered a city with unparalleled sports fishing, Los Barriles, also features a neighborhood of organic fruits with wonderful mangos, dates and avocados grown in the nearby little town of Santiago. With a very small population of 6,000 residents, comprised of 50% locals and the other half; American and Canadian expatriates, visitors are welcome to stay at any of the 8 hotels in Los Barriles.
El Cardonal Resort rests along the Sea of Cortez, as does Punta Pëscadero Hotel. Other Hotels in town are Hotel Los Barriles, Hotel Palmas de Cortez, Hotel Playa del Sol, and the Vela Windsurf Resort. And while many vacationers demand internet WiFi availability at their place of lodging, free WiFi is open to the public at Crossroads Country Club; a beachfront restaurant/bar located 18 miles south of Cabo Pulmo in the East Cape area of Los Barriles. On saturday nights there is live music on tap at Crossroads. www.crossroadscountryclub.com
Tio Pablo’s, is easily recognized as the large palapa style structure that is located on the main north-south road that weaves its way through Los Barriles. The restaurant’s menu specializes in seafood, salads, steaks, and burgers. Otra Vez is another local restaurant along with Buzzard Bay Sports Cantina, located in the mall off Highway 1.
Martin Verdugo’s Beach Resort is also not only another place to rest and relax but also provides fishing trips and arranges boats to accommodate either one or two people that want to go fishing or larger groups desiring the same wonderful, fun, and successful fishing experience. (624) 141-0054.
Los Barriles also offers an array of outdoor activities that begin with ATV beach adventure tours, horseback riding and exceptional wind surfing and kiteboarding. Los Barriles in the East Cape, remains to this day, an ocean front city, located between San Jose del Cabo to the south and La Paz, in the north. Many visitors consider Los Barriles to be closer to the small fishing village that San Lucas once used to be.
The town is so small that there are only two gas stations, which make for the perfect stop to fuel up and ask for directions from any of the few friendly station attendants that can provide the ample directions one needs to relax and enjoy this wonderful, friendly community.