David Bobo (Dan Maynard’s group)
I have just returned from a vacation at Rancho de Costa located in the Bahia de los Suenos near La Paz, Mexico. This superb resort checks all the boxes for anyone searching for the ultimate location to rest your body and nurture your soul. The accommodations are well designed for comfort, beautifully decorated and maintained daily at the highest level. There are a variety of rooms to choose from with private baths and a selection of bed configurations. Each sleeping area features access to a full kitchen and patios with breathtaking views of the Sea of Cortez. A full gym with state of the art equipment, large salt water swimming pool, movie theater with a wide selection of movies and a huge gazebo constructed from local materials are also available for guests.
The excellent facilities overlook a large sandy beach accented with coconut palms and the deep blue green waters of the magnificent Sea of Cortez. Everywhere you point your camera you create a postcard suitable for framing. I took a fishing trip with boat and guide arranged by the resort. The guide was very knowledgeable of the waters and where various types of fish may be found. They provide assistance and tackle for the novice fisherman or the more accomplished may bring their own equipment and knowledge to these superb fishing waters. I consider myself a novice to deep water fishing but I caught fish which were cleaned and prepared for dinner by the excellent resident Chef Johnny. They were delicious as was every meal prepared by Chef Johnny and his excellent staff. You may choose to prepare your own food but I highly recommend using the resort staff. You are here to relax after all and believe me you do not want to miss the culinary magic that the resort staff provides. And along with their professionalism they are really nice people.
If fishing isn’t your thing no worries. There are so many things to enjoy including all beach activities, photography, relaxing your mind and body while having a cold beverage in the gazebo next to the beautiful pool or just soaking in the beauty that surrounds you. The resort can be used for business meetings and weddings and the staff is well trained to provide the set up and event management required to ensure a successful event.
Gary Wagner took a piece of one of God’s greatest creations and turned it into a very special venue for those looking for a unique and unforgettable vacation experience. You will probably never forget your time at Rancho de Costa. I know that it will always be one of my best memories. We were fortunate to have Gary with us during the stay. He is such an incredible host making sure we were comfortable and telling stories of the area’s history, his long and arduous work in creating the resort and personal stories of the road he has traveled in his life. It is a life well lived. His calm and friendly demeanor mirrors the calm and relaxed atmosphere of the resort he created. The staff is superb and happy and will make your stay perfect. Gary accomplishes this by caring for his staff and treating them with kindness and respect. It was great to see this and I wonder why more leaders don’t understand this simple concept. Our employees are our greatest asset and treating them with respect is not only the best business strategy but also the best human strategy. It was such a pleasure meeting Gary.
So in closing do yourself a favor and plan to spend some time at Gary’s Bay of Dreams.