The BlueBay Los Angeles Locos hotel is a hidden oasis in one of the most exotic locations of Mexico in the beautiful bay of Tenacatita, Costalegre. This paradise on the Pacific coast stands out for its beauty, its breathtaking sunsets, warm deserted beaches, tranquility, and serenity. It is located among lush tropical gardens, with more than two kilometers of pristine beaches, in an isolated and exclusive world where you can let yourself be pampered in an atmosphere of privacy and intimacy.
This fabulous resort offers 204 rooms with magnificent views of the bay and the beautiful area full of unique vegetation. In an all-inclusive option, you will find international cuisine a la carte, grilled specialties, cocktails, and bar service on the beach and by the pool.
The hotel is a magical place where facilities and highly friendly staff will exceed your expectations of comfort, pleasure, and fun. Enjoy water sports, horseback riding on the beach, whale and dolphin sightings, or an exciting boat ride through the mangroves. Golf lovers have the fields Isla Navidad and El Tamarindo at their disposal.
If you are planning to celebrate the wedding of your dreams, the unique environment and a team of highly qualified professionals will ensure a celebration true to your desires.
Blue Bay Los Angeles Locos, Manzanillo is located in Tenacatita, in the exotic Costa Alegre zone along Mexico`s Pacific Coast. It is a 50 minute drive from the Manzanillo Airport, or 2 1/2 hours south of Puerto Vallarta.
Toll Free Phone:
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Physician on Call
Number of Pools: 1
Outdoor Pools: 1
There is a huge adult swimming pool with a swim-up bar, as well as a children`s wading pool.
La Mantarraya Golf Course
La Mantarraya Golf Course is an 18 hole, par 72 course designed by Pete and Roy Dye. It is located next to the Las Hadas, and has been ranked among the top 100 courses in the world.
Green Fees: Fee varies
Cart Fee: Fee varies
Club Rental Fees: FEE VARIES
Number of Courts: 2
Outdoor Courts: 2
Water Sports on Site
Other Sports Available
Horseback Riding: Additional Charge
Other Sports: Billiards, Ping Pong
Health Club / Spa
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Blue Bay Los Angeles Locos is a quiet, relaxing & spacious hacienda-style hotel located in the heartof Costa Alegre on the Mexican Pacific coast. A backdrop of tropical gardens and jungles on the beachfront is the setting for this magnificent resort.
Situated amidst a paradise of gardens and jungles, this property offers complimentary horseback riding along the beach, a Jungle and Canal Tour, round-the-clock food and beverage service, continental breakfast room service, and teatime.
Beach: The property is situated on three-miles of unspoiled private beach with breathtaking views.
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 noon
Total Rooms: 193
Year Opened: 1985
JUNIOR SUITE OCEAN VIEW
Other Amenities -
STANDARD OCEAN VIEW
Ocean View Room - With air conditioning, private terrace or balcony, color satellite TV, sleep sofa and two double beds.
2 Double Beds
Other Amenities -
Balcony or Terrace
Blue Bay Los Angeles Locos features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 3 Restaurants at Blue Bay Los Angeles Locos:
Dunas Snack Bar -
Beachside snack bar serving hamburgers, hot dogs and casual fare daily.
El Arrecife -
Specialty restaurant serving a la carte Mexican and International cuisine for dinner only. Reservations must be made in advance during the day, formal dress is required.
El Embarcadero -
A casual ocean view restaurant serving international cuisine daily. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all served buffet-style.
We stayed here April 5 to 11, 2014. As others have mentioned the beds were extremely hard. so don't be surprised. The rooms were dated, but clean. You get one bottle of drinking water in your room...
We stayed here April 5 to 11, 2014. As others have mentioned the beds were extremely hard. so don't be surprised. The rooms were dated, but clean. You get one bottle of drinking water in your room at the beginning of your stay and can fill it at the bar or purchase new ones at the gift shop. There isn't any chocolate available at the gift shop so if you need a fix, bring it along.
We really enjoyed the Mexican and International Al a cart restaurants. You get 2 Al a cart meals here where most other resorts offer 3 per week.
At the buffet, we found lots of choices. The breakfast omelet bar is terrific, as is the Ranchero sauce which is served there daily. My personal favorite was the breakfast pastry with chocolate in the middle. You cut a slice off yourself.
If you are a runner, the beach is almost exactly 1km long. If you add a loop around the Shrimp shack at the end of the beach, there and back twice is 5 km
The Shrimp shack is not open on Tuesdays, and closes at 6pm each day. It is definitely worth the walk. I'd avoid it on the weekends as it also serves as a campground.
We were as others have mentioned the only native English speaking guests at the resort. Lots of great experiences as most of the staff spoke enough English to help us along. The front desk had great English as did many of the bartenders. Carlos in the lobby bar was exceptional.
If you ride here on the shuttle from the airport, you either need to settle in and embrace the resort, or be prepared to shell out for a cab or water taxi ride. La Manzanilla across the bay is a neat place, and the lagoon there offers evening tours to see the birds and crocodiles.
There is a 3km long cobblestone road from the hiway to the resort. If you only experience it on the way in and the way out, its not a big deal. We rented a van and enjoyed it over and over.
Make sure you take the swamp tour. Its only an hour, but worthwhile and free. (there are no life jackets in the boats)
As the resort is isolated, they have vendors who bring in crafts and jewelry at reasonable prices.
The pool is really the center of this resort with all of the activities occurring around the pool. The activities crew did good to include English in the activities if we participated. The shows in the evening were in Spanish.
You will not see a McDonald's, Starbucks, Burger King, or any other chains between the airport and this resort. Embrace the Mexican experience and you'll have a great time!
Beautiful relaxing resort
Jackie S, Airdrie, Canada
Tue Apr 01 00:15:55 EDT 2014
We stayed at this resort from March 21 - 28, 2014 with another couple and really enjoyed the atmosphere. We really liked the fact that the resort was not overcrowded nor was it overly loud. The food...
We stayed at this resort from March 21 - 28, 2014 with another couple and really enjoyed the atmosphere. We really liked the fact that the resort was not overcrowded nor was it overly loud. The food was much better than we have had at other resorts that are of higher star ratings and the staff are very eager to please, especially Galvin, David and Louis(Pool Bar) and Cheverin and his son at the Italian restaurant - we loved having you as part of the staff we always went to :) Gus - in the buffet - speaks fluent English as well as Spanish and is wonderful to get information from. He let us know about the free market in Malque and Barre de Navidad - without talking to him we would have not known. The front desk staff do what they can to help you as well and will try to answer any questions you may have. We also ate at the International restaurant and the beach snack bar, we enjoyed the food at each one of the restaurants (the Italian was by far our favorite)
The rooms are old but adequate as we only stayed in them to sleep and sometimes nap after too many drinks. Yes, the beds are hard but my husband that has a bad back felt that they did not hurt him. The pillows however, suck. The rooms are kept clean and yes unfortunately, no facecloth but I used the hand towel and it was fine :) Are friends had an issue with their toilet and within minutes someone was up to take care of the problem. We didn't miss the bar fridge too much because you can ask for anything cold and they are very accommodating - the water bottle can be refilled with ice cold water from the buffet or the pool bar at any time and this water is also bottled water.
As others have said previously - this resort is out of the way and does not have many attractions close by but the resort staff are willing to help you and taking a taxi to any one of the towns nearby is really easy and inexpensive(the taxi driver waits for you in town while you do what you want). The beach is beautiful to walk on and goes for quite a bit - I don't recommend walking on it (away from the water) without some kind of sandals as it is extremely hot.
We flew with West Jet and upon arrival at the resort NEVER saw any sign of any West Jet representative EVER!!! Any information that we received came from the staff of the resort (thank you greatly Gus). When we booked with West Jet we never received the rooms that we had actually booked but thank goodness the staff tried to accommodate us as much as they could. They were not able to get us the rooms that we had actually booked but they made sure that we were together and were taken care of. We recommend that if you go you do not go through West Jet or you make sure you know a little about the resort and surrounding area before you go. Thank you to the staff at Los Angeles Locos for making our vacation what it was and we would definitely come back back :)
Relaxing, panoramic views - without the bells and whistles
SunshineNLollipops, Grimsby, Canada
Tue Mar 25 20:20:37 EDT 2014
Ola!! We stayed here Feb 17-24, 2014 - a nice getaway from the snow and frigid temperatures back home. No bells and whistles, no coffee maker, hairdryer (half hour loans from the lobby!), clock...
Ola!! We stayed here Feb 17-24, 2014 - a nice getaway from the snow and frigid temperatures back home. No bells and whistles, no coffee maker, hairdryer (half hour loans from the lobby!), clock, face cloths, extra shampoo/conditioner, bar fridge. One 750ml bottle of water was free, the rest you could buy at the gift shop, not recommended to drink their water, but okay for brushing your teeth. Rooms were spacious, clean and housekeeper "Maria" did a great job, beds were "extremely" hard and the pillows. Midweek I had to purchase extra strength Paracetamol pain pills from the gift store as my whole body ached from the hard beds, I could hardly walk. Gym had unsafe, outdated, broken and old equipment. They will take Canadian bills, no coin. Tiny flying/crawling bugs in the room, but didn't bite! Most unsettling was the language barrier, not the most friendliest of staff, they were busy and events were unorganized. Resort was clean, freshly painted, the exterior concrete walls were crumbling and falling onto the balcony with birds nesting and pooping on the roof also. Drinks were not watered down and they would fill up your Bubba Keg. Pool bar was the busiest and open the longest. Largest section of the pool was 4' deep all around, the swim up bar pool was closer to 5' deep. No vendors, only two souvenir tables close to the lobby. Nightly entertainment was mostly in Spanish and a Disco to go to later till 2a.m. Could not put on the TV and use a hairdryer at the same time as it would blow the fuse! Always lots of hot water and good water pressure. No elevators, we stayed in room 306 which overlooked the tennis courts and was a quieter side of the resort, away from the noisy nightly entertainment with a beautiful panoramic view and amazing sunset. All of the rooms are ocean view and the beach is more than 2 miles of hot, golden sand. Onsite you will find Carlos a shrimp fisherman, horseback riding, mangrove river cruise where you will see crocodile, turtle sanctuary and releasing of the baby sea turtles, boat tour for the snorkeling trip-equipment and life jackets are included, tennis, pool tables, ping pong tables, steam room, beach volleyball and watersports are all included, so you will always find something to do, just don't expect their times to be your times i.e. our snorkelling trip was booked for 10a.m - the boat operator showed up at 11a.m. A la carte meals were very good Mexican, Italian and International Cuisine, they need to be booked the day you arrive. I am not a fussy eater, the buffet was okay, not great, you always found something to eat, we didn't starve, and....we did put on weight, so shouldn't complain! :) Made to order breakfast omelettes were very good and the pizza and ham and cheese sandwiches were a nice in-between snack or if you missed the buffet. We only went on one excursion outside of the resort which was a 3 hour bus ride to Colima where we saw a parade, beautiful architecture, some local (no pressure to buy) store shopping/browsing, had a wonderful Mexican "serenaded" lunch outdoors, visited the Alejandro Rangel Hidalgo Museum and Crocodile Sanctuary. Volcanoes were on the tour also, very hazy that day we were told so visibility wouldn't be good. Each morning, as everyone else, we followed suit by placing our beach towels on lounge chairs prior to breakfast. The Guest Services lady spoke very good English when she approached (after receiving complaint) to remind us that placing our towels on our lounge chairs did not reserve our chairs while we went for breakfast, and that it was okay for a (Mexican) family to place their belongings on our chairs and take over our space!! They had claimed the towels were theirs. Noticed also that the sign says no T-shirts to be worn in the pool, yet Mexicans could! When questioned, we were informed that our bus would pick us up for the airport at 3p.m - then at 9.20a.m we were told that the bus was waiting outside for us! We never packed our suitcases so fast! So, needless to say I have mixed feelings about this resort. For the price, the rest, sunshine, heat, no vendors, no stress and a week away from the cold temps, it was worth it! Our expectations were not high, and we made do with what we had and had a great time. "It is, what it is." This resort is old, outdated, but has lots of potential, they skimped out on the little things, so a week was long enough. If you are fussy and "need" all the extras, then this is NOT the resort for you. Makes you appreciate what you have and how spoilt we are - remember these workers make no more than $10.00 a day!
Great place to get away from everything!
Mon Mar 24 01:47:47 EDT 2014
We just got back from Los Angeles Locos, and I miss it already. This resort is quite different from any that we'd been to before. It's in the middle of nowhere, isn't surrounded by other resorts...
We just got back from Los Angeles Locos, and I miss it already. This resort is quite different from any that we'd been to before. It's in the middle of nowhere, isn't surrounded by other resorts, and (thankfully) wasn't filled with young kids just there to get drunk!
Our room was well kept, and had two double beds. Like all other reviewers, we agree that the beds are incredibly stiff, pillows included. The lady that cleaned our room always had a great smile on her face whenever we saw her in the hallway and she always did a fantastic job on the room. We were on the top (4th) floor, and had a decent view of the bay, but we rarely found ourselves sitting on our balcony because of all the bird poop. The birds roosted on top of our patio door in the evenings and leave behind a pretty big mess. The shower always had plenty of hot water, and had lots of pressure even after my wife and daughter finished their showers.
The food at the buffets was pretty good. No one on our trip got any bouts of the stomach flu, and there was always plenty of selection for the picky eaters. I certainly never went hungry because I didn't like what was available, and no one in my family did either. There are three a la carte restaurants, and you get to choose two of them on a one week trip. We were forced into taking the Mexican and Italian places because the International one (the one with the amazing cliff-side views) didn't accept kids below 14. We were very happy with our meals, and the service from the staff really made us appreciate the break from the buffets.
If you're traveling with children who go to bed early, be aware that it can get quite loud in the evenings. We were in room 418, and were pretty much right in the middle of the hotel above the lobby. There were special events that went on in the lobby bar in the evenings and we could always hear what was going on when our daughter was trying to fall asleep. It would finally quiet down around 11pm when the party moved to the disco, which is far enough away that we couldn't hear anything.
The beach here is AMAZING. It is far and away the best beach that I've been to, and walking from the resort down to the end (about 1-2kms) with my family was definitely the best part of our trip. It feels like you've got an entire beach to yourself and the sand is superb. The only downside we found with the beach is that the water was never calm near the resort. Yes, riding and playing in the waves was a blast, but it didn't make for easy swimming for our 3 year old. However, down at the end of the beach is a river mouth where the water is spectacular. It's crystal clear in the shallow areas, and an emerald green in the deeper parts. It's teeming with sea life and we saw hundreds of fish, and about a dozen rays. We will really miss this beach.
We did two excursions while at the resort. We did the free mangrove boat tour and did a paid tour out into the ocean for dolphin viewing and snorkelling. Both tours were lead by Louis, who was a fantastic boat driver, but barely spoke any English, so aside from what we saw, we barely got anything else from the trips. The dolphin tour was extremely affordable at $30 US/person, but when we tried to pay in Pesos, they did the conversion at 10:1, which is quite a bit in their favour. I was puzzled why they had the price in US, when literally everything else in the resort is in Pesos.
Our biggest complaint with the resort is that there is a definite language barrier. I'd read some other reviews of people saying that they didn't have any issues, but we certainly did, and witnessed others with similar problems. We tried booking the other free excursion (the horseback riding) and the girl at the activity desk told us that we could book for the next day. She wrote our names down, and told us to show up at the horse stable the next day at our time. We showed up ready to go, and the guy leading the horses wouldn't let us go because we didn't have a ticket. I ran back to the activity desk, and the people working there explained to me that you can't book the horses in advance and when he looked, there was no record of our names in the book... Every time we inquired about something, we were always met with a sort of impartial attitude and a lack of effort to try to communicate what it was we were looking for. There were a ton of locals at the resort, and we definitely felt as though they got preferential treatment over the Canadians. I understand that it's a resort in Mexico, and that Spanish is the language, but I firmly believe that if your job requires communicating with people who speak English, you should be fluent in both languages.
Even with the language issues (which were minor in the grand scheme of things), we had a fantastic week at Los Angeles Locos. This vacation was for the sole intent of getting away and relaxing and this resort really allowed us to do just that. Although we won't be booking our next vacation back here, we will certainly keep this place in mind if we ever need a total getaway again.
Gorgeous setting, beautiful beach and nice resort with good value - improvement in food would make it terrific
Weezi2013, Toronto, Canada
Fri Mar 21 00:11:36 EDT 2014
Resort is in a lovely but remote setting -- 3 km. of cobblestoned switchbacks from the highway, on a wide 1-km beach. The coastline is gorgeous, the region hilly and undeveloped, with a few small...
Resort is in a lovely but remote setting -- 3 km. of cobblestoned switchbacks from the highway, on a wide 1-km beach. The coastline is gorgeous, the region hilly and undeveloped, with a few small towns and villages. It is 90 mins from the nearest large city of Manzanillo, an hour from the airport, 45 mins from the smaller city of Cihuatlan, 20 minutes from the closest small town of La Manzanilla, and about 30 minutes from the nice towns of Barra de Navidad and Melaque (where there are gas stations, ATMs, boutique hotels and cafes/restaurants - note that our CIBC bank cards did not work at any of the ATMs except in Cihuatlan). Most development is to the south. Not much to the north except Tenacatita Beach/Playa Mora beach - the latter has the best snorkelling. Puerto Vallarta is a 5-hour drive north because of the winding, hilly roads.
The resort is older and smaller, but has authentic Mexican atmosphere and charm and was a good size for us. It is very clean (seemed freshly-painted). The staff were friendly and helpful but with only a few exceptions, had very little English (the Air Transat rep was only around for small parts of 2 days and so not able to help in communication). My limited Spanish and a phrase-book got us by reasonably well; someone without any Spanish whatsoever might have more difficulty, especially as no effort was made on any of the tours to communicate in any language other than Spanish.
We found the beds firm rather than hard. Since we kept slipping off our inflatable Thermarest mattresses, we abandoned them midweek, but they were very useful on the hard plastic beach loungers (only a minority of the loungers around the pool had pads, and none on the beach). Safes are 30 pesos per day; you get towel cards to exchange for free beach towels. There are no hair dryers in the rooms (we didn?t care). Our air conditioning worked fine, except for a blown fuse in the middle of our last night which we didn't bother to address since we were leaving early the next morning.
Great weather (25-28 celsius during the day, cooler at night), and the ocean was warm enough for a quick swim but too cool for an extended frolic (there were also sting rays which are not really a problem especially if you shuffle through the shallow water, but they made our normally water-loving teenager apprehensive), so we did not swim much. (There are also nomadic schools of jellyfish and we got stung at another beach, so have a good look before you enter the water).
The biggest drawback was the food. Breakfast at the buffet was best, including omelettes/scrambled eggs and quesadillas made to order (with options such as bacon bits, crumbled sausage, onions, peppers etc.), but there was also cinnamon-sugared French toast, pancakes, boiled/fried eggs and breads. We found the dishes at lunch and dinner (including the chicken and fish) boring, bland and lacking in variety, and we especially missed seafood (except for some shrimp our first lunch). Even the Mexican dishes (we love Mexican food) seemed uninspired. We had papaya some days (and guava once), but the watermelon and pineapple were not the best we?ve eaten. The fruit on roadside stands on the way to the inland towns of Colima/Comala was more varied and sweeter.
The a-la-cartes were disappointing also (we only got 2 despite Air Transat's promised 3). The view of sunset from the international restaurant was wonderful and we saw dolphins. The beef filet was not bad but we tried 2 shrimp dishes which were just average. At the Italian, the empanadas, seafood soup and garlic shrimp with rice were very tasty; the linguine with shrimp was so-so. The snack bar was mostly hamburgers (not very good), hot dogs and fries. Sometimes decent fried tacos are to be had. Desserts were the most disappointing - I bit into a "profiterole" and there was only pastry and not a drop of cream; other desserts weren't much better (there is not even simple ice cream). If you can, avoid eating at the resort on Wednesdays ? it?s their ?off? day and the food and entertainment were especially weak.
Drinks were not watered down, but we mostly drank wine, beer, margaritas, pina coladas or straight Tequila (they had 3 kinds). The wine is bland, but we found that to be the case also in Tulum, Mexico, at a much higher-end (and higher-priced) resort.
We are not fussy about food; some grilled shrimp, fish and chicken, a few good Mexican dishes, and some tasty salads and sweet, seasonal fruits and vegetables would have been mostly sufficient.
Fortunately, we rented a car at the airport (there are no car rental places close to the resort) for the week, so were able to explore and sometimes eat out at most of the small towns, where we had lots of lovely moments. We took snorkelling equipment from the hotel to snorkel elsewhere (at Cuastcomates and Playa Mora, just over the rocks from Tenacatita beach).
We also bought a snorkelling trip from the Aquatic Centre at the resort that included a visit to La Manzanilla to see alligators, a short "wave-by" of the very exclusive El Tamarindo Beach to see houses that are almost completely cantilevered off the very sleep cliffside, and a half-hour snorkel that was amazing (however, we were the only 3 in the 10-person boat to brave the cold water). The almost-4-hour trip was great value for US $30 per person, but we would not recommend deep-sea fishing with them, as their equipment is not in great shape. (The resort also does a free Jungle River tour by motorboat, and a staid half-hour horseback ?walk? to the end of the beach and back ? reserve river tour at Aquatics Centre and horseback ride at Activities Centre).
There is also an open-air restaurant at the north end of the beach called La Vena - it's open 10:30 to 5:00 and is busier on weekends, when Mexican overnight campers come to join the mostly sailing clientele.
I had a massage by the beach (US $60 for an hour) which was really pleasant. There was an on-site gym but we didn't use it. There's a small recreational area with a pool table, a couple of ping-pong tables and a foosball table - the equipment could use updating. There is also a kiddie-club; we didn't check it out as we don't have small children. We saw the baby turtles, but didn't participate in the release program.
If you like to explore and are prepared to rent a car or hire taxis or buy day tours, so you get some variety with food, or if you just want to lie around and food is not a high priority (or you eat lunch a few times at La Vena), then this resort is perfect. It is good value for the money.
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