We arrived in Guaymas tired and ready to find a nice hotel bed. But Mexico had something else in store for us, a real magical Mexico hello. We drove all over Guaymas - not a hotel in sight. We asked and got "oh yeah, just over that hill, make a right, make left, make another right, another left", you get the idea. No hotel, not a one in the city it seemed. It got dark. We almost destroyed the car driving over Killer Road Bumps that you couldn't see until they jumped up and said a big hello. No hotel. Almost in total depair, a sign appeared. Hotel Playa de Cortez. A hotel! We drove thru the dark, partially closed gate and saw the very vision of a big old beautiful hotel from the early 1900's.
The next morning we had breakfast in this wonderful old hall.
The view from our room:
We stayed 2 days and just relaxed and drank in the view. And drove around Guaymas. It has a wonderful central plaza like most Mexican cities have with a cathedral, square with old ornate iron seats for people to sit in, lots of trees, a bandstand beloved of pigeons, people with their children feeding birds. You sit down and never want to get up.