November 8, 2000
The rooms are simply furnished, with typical Mexican quarry tile floors and whitewashed walls. Most of the rooms have private baths. Hot water typically isn't available, although I've never missed it, since it's usually so warm out that a cool shower is actually preferable.
The Buena Vista has a restaurant in a huge, open-sided palapa. It's a pleasure to stroll from your room to one of Puerto Angel's best restaurants. Dining is by candlelight, with a menu that often features fresh fish and other local foods.
The only downside to the entire place that I can think of, is that the attitude towards reservations is somewhat slapdash. When you get there you just may find that someone forgot to record the reservation you so carefully made a month before. Since the Buena Vista only has about 20 rooms, I strongly suggest making a reservation (and following up a week later to make sure that it made it onto the book).
The Buena Vista makes the journey to Puerto Angel 'worth the trip'.
From journal Puerto Angel, Mexico's end-of-the-road, laid-back beach town