We love hosting people from all over the world...here are a few of their kind comments!
Thanks so much for your gracious hospitality last week. What a wonderful, rejuvenating experience that was. You're truly fortunate to own a piece of heaven on earth. It was so smart of you to see that opportunity so long ago. And your hard work paid off. Thanks for sharing it all with our 'old friends' college group.
Since landing back in the USA, I've had my hands full. My 96-year-old Mom got Covid during my trip. (That's what the phone calls were about during dinner.) She's fine, but for the next few days I'm devoting time to her and to my house which had a little damage from a storm. Then--when my mind is clear enough to do it justice--I'd like to write a review to send you. But I didn't want any more time to lapse without saying a great big...
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.
Gary, just wanted you to know how much of eight of group from California and Colorado enjoyed our stay at your resort, Rancho De Costa. The resort was outstanding with 3 very good meals per day, relaxing under the thatched Palapa looking out on the Sea of Cortez, to swimming in the large pool, and retreating to our beautiful rooms for a good night's sleep. The staff were very friendly and helpful with all our needs...I especially enjoyed you getting us with the best fishing excursions....I caught 4 Dorado fish weighing about 20 pounds each, and one Rooster fish that weighed about 22 pounds...The chef prepared the Dorados for us and were delicious.. One of the most outstanding events was to see the sunrise on the Sea of Cortez about 6:30 in the morning.. All of us have agreed to return to your wonderful resort....
Our stay at your place was utterly amazing. It’s a great piece of tranquility combined with what I would call Real Mexico. The privacy is unmatched with the house and the beach. It’s a piece of the old world Mexico.
The service from the staff was tremendously friendly, and the food they cooked for us was DELICIOUS from the steak and lobster to the carnitas. They also went out of their way to make our drinks.
If anyone wants a peaceful beautiful getaway, this is it! The house has all kinds of room to hold a lot of people, and it was great that you actually put in a private movie theatre.
Thank you for everything. We made memories to last a lifetime at your place!
Thank you so much for the excellent accommodations and most of all the wonderful service & attitudes exhibited by all of your staff at Ranch de Costa. The professionalism of your operations is a breath of fresh air in today’s world. It is very evident that everyone there is very loyal to you and that you have been equally loyal to them. Good mentors are hard to find these days, keep up the good work !
While on one of my many trips down to Baja, it timed right for me to meet Gary while he was at Ranch de Costa. We had spoke before, but never had met in person. After driving North and arriving at Rancho, I had no idea of this little slice of paradise. The word Special does not begin to describe Ranch de Costa. From its Beautiful Beaches, the awesome pool, the Staff, the Rooms, and the Incredible View. We were treated like family and ate like King’s while we were there. We had not planned on it, but stayed the night and had a great day of fishing before we headed down to Cabo. I feel truly blessed to have had this experience.