angel01.jpg (7813 bytes) Baja California Sur
Mexico's Sea of Cortez

Island Dreams began in the scuba travel business, more than twenty years ago, by providing value and quality travel to Cozumel. Over those years, our owner, Ken Knezick, has led more than 50 dive groups to Cozumel and a number of trips to the Sea of Cortez and the Costa Maya. What does all of this time and travel mean to you? Simply that Island Dreams has the personal knowledge, long-term business relationships, and hands-on expertise to make your Mexico vacation "perfecto!"

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Discount Airfares on Continental Airlines -- Island Dreams enjoys a wholesale contract with award-winning Continental Airlines. This enables us to offer you excellent, discounted fares to Mexico, Latin America, and South America - from around the USA. Please use the links below to select the hotel and diving package that best meets your needs, define your dates of travel, then contact us for an up-to-the-minute airfare quote.

What is Included? -- The following prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Hotel packages include lodging, hotel tax, and two boat dives per day. Most include a full meal plan with breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. Complimentary beach tanks (on boat diving days) are available upon request. A third-tank boat dive may be arranged at additional expense. The M/V Solmar V is a live-aboard boat dive trip, which includes lodging, diving, and meals. Please note that all prices and inclusions are subject to change. The following prices do not include airfare or land transfers. We can however arrange these on your behalf.


Please select from the following preferred lodging and diving options:



BUENAVISTA BEACH RESORT - East Cape

This comfortable property is comprised of 60 rooms in a lush garden setting. The hotel fronts on a beautiful white sand beach and the deluxe rooms are just steps from the beach. The view from all of the rooms is focused toward the lush tropical grounds and pool area and not of the ocean. Basic rooms are garden view and the upgraded rooms have a pool view, while the comfortable restaurant and bar overlook the sea. There is a very nice swimming pool and two Jacuzzis, fed by a natural thermal hot spring. Al fresco, oceanview dining is offered whenever the weather permits…which, in season, is most of the time. Working closely with Buenavista Beach Resort and Mark Rayor's Vista Sea Sport, Buenavista Beach Resort will provide you with an unequalled East Cape diving experience.

Buena Vista Beach Resort

Buena Vista Beach Resort - Baja California Sur, Mexico


Inclusions: The following package pricing for Buenavista Beach Resort includes lodging, 12% hotel tax, 10% service charge, breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, and daily two-tank boat diving including tax. Airfare and transfers are at additional cost.

Run of House (ROH) Rooms #1-10 -- Valid through December 19, 2004

   3 nights lodging / 2 days boat diving   $466 diver     $220 non-diver
   4 nights lodging / 3 days boat diving   $662 diver     $293 non-diver
   5 nights lodging / 4 days boat diving   $859 diver     $366 non-diver
   6 nights lodging / 5 days boat diving   $1055 diver    $439 non-diver
   7 nights lodging / 6 days boat diving   $1252 diver    $512 non-diver

Standard Rooms #11-28 -- Valid through December 19, 2004
   3 nights lodging / 2 days boat diving   $503 diver     $256 non-diver
   4 nights lodging / 3 days boat diving   $711 diver     $342 non-diver
   5 nights lodging / 4 days boat diving   $920 diver     $427 non-diver
   6 nights lodging / 5 days boat diving   $1128 diver    $512 non-diver
   7 nights lodging / 6 days boat diving   $1337 diver    $598 non-diver

Premium Rooms Rooms #29-60 -- Valid through December 19, 2004
   3 nights lodging / 2 days boat diving   $558 diver     $247 non-diver
   4 nights lodging / 3 days boat diving   $784 diver     $323 non-diver
   5 nights lodging / 4 days boat diving   $1011 diver    $400 non-diver
   6 nights lodging / 5 days boat diving   $1238 diver    $476 non-diver
   7 nights lodging / 6 days boat diving   $1465 diver    $552 non-diver


PALMAS de CORTEZ - East Cape

Popular with the sport fishing crowd, this property recently benefited from a multi-million dollar upgrade to its outdoor public spaces. Features include a large, oceanside infinity pool, expansive oceanside deck areas, and a big swim up bar populated by fishermen and divers. This hotel boasts of the largest fishing fleet in the area. An additional benefit is that it is walking distance from the small town of Barriles, offering shopping, dining and some entertainment.

Palmas del Cortez

Palmas de Cortez Resort - Baja California Sur, Mexico


Inclusions: The following package pricing for Palmas de Cortez Resort includes lodging, 12% hotel tax, 10% service charge, breakfast, lunch and dinner daily**, and daily two-tank boat diving including tax. Airfare and transfers are at additional cost. **Please note that the condominium pricing does not include a meal plan.

Regular Room -- Valid through December 18, 2004

   3 nights lodging / 2 days boat diving   $503 diver     $256 non-diver
   4 nights lodging / 3 days boat diving   $711 diver     $342 non-diver
   5 nights lodging / 4 days boat diving   $920 diver     $427 non-diver
   6 nights lodging / 5 days boat diving   $1128 diver    $512 non-diver
   7 nights lodging / 6 days boat diving   $1337 diver    $598 non-diver

Suite -- Valid through December 18, 2004
   3 nights lodging / 2 days boat diving   $576 diver     $329 non-diver
   4 nights lodging / 3 days boat diving   $809 diver     $439 non-diver
   5 nights lodging / 4 days boat diving   $1042 diver    $549 non-diver
   6 nights lodging / 5 days boat diving   $1275 diver    $659 non-diver
   7 nights lodging / 6 days boat diving   $1508 diver    $769 non-diver

Two-bedroom/two-bath Condominium -- Valid through December 18, 2004
   3 nts/2 days diving   $ 631 triple   $ 535 quad   $ 477 5-occ   $ 453 6-occ
   4 nts/3 days diving   $ 883 triple   $ 755 quad   $ 678 5-occ   $ 645 5-occ
   5 nts/4 days diving   $1134 triple   $ 974 quad   $ 878 5-occ   $ 837 6-occ
   6 nts/5 days diving   $1386 triple   $1194 quad   $1078 5-occ   $1029 6-occ
   7 nts/6 days diving   $1638 triple   $1413 quad   $1278 5-occ   $1220 6-occ

** Note -- Condominium pricing does not include meals.
   Condo lodgers may add three daily meals at $30 per person per day.


RANCHO LEONERO RESORT - East Cape

A small, American-owned resort, set on its own rocky bluff overlooking the Sea of Cortez, this property represents the most exclusive of the available lodgings. The swimming pool and deck offer a stunning ocean view, while the adjacent restaurant and bar have a safari theme with mounted wild-game trophies. The reef out front, while perhaps a bit shallow for beach diving, offers good snorkeling opportunities. Considering that the rates seem to be only marginally higher than the other options, Rancho Leonero seems a great choice for couples, families, or groups who will appreciate the beautiful rustic beach and remote natural setting.

Rancho Leonero Resort

Rancho Leonero Resort - Baja California Sur, Mexico


Inclusions: The following package pricing for Rancho Leonero Resort includes lodging, 12% hotel tax, 10% service charge, breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, and daily two-tank boat diving including tax. Airfare and transfers are at additional cost.

Standard Room -- LOW Season 2004
Valid Jan. 4-March 24; Aug. 1-Sept. 30; and Nov. 1-Dec. 20, 2004

   3 nights lodging / 2 days boat diving   $457 diver     $210 non-diver
   4 nights lodging / 3 days boat diving   $650 diver     $281 non-diver
   5 nights lodging / 4 days boat diving   $844 diver     $351 non-diver
   6 nights lodging / 5 days boat diving   $1037 diver    $421 non-diver
   7 nights lodging / 6 days boat diving   $1230 diver    $491 non-diver

Deluxe Room -- LOW Season 2004
Valid Jan. 4-March 24; Aug. 1-Sept. 30; and Nov. 1-Dec. 20, 2004
   3 nights lodging / 2 days boat diving   $539 diver     $293 non-diver
   4 nights lodging / 3 days boat diving   $760 diver     $390 non-diver
   5 nights lodging / 4 days boat diving   $981 diver     $488 non-diver
   6 nights lodging / 5 days boat diving   $1202 diver    $586 non-diver
   7 nights lodging / 6 days boat diving   $1422 diver    $683 non-diver

Oceanview Bungalow -- LOW Season 2004
Valid Jan. 4-March 24; Aug. 1-Sept. 30; and Nov. 1-Dec. 20, 2004
   3 nights lodging / 2 days boat diving   $603 diver     $357 non-diver
   4 nights lodging / 3 days boat diving   $845 diver     $476 non-diver
   5 nights lodging / 4 days boat diving   $1088 diver    $595 non-diver
   6 nights lodging / 5 days boat diving   $1330 diver    $714 non-diver
   7 nights lodging / 6 days boat diving   $1572 diver    $833 non-diver
Standard Room -- HIGH Season 2004
Valid March 25-July 31; October; and Dec. 21, 2003-Jan. 3, 2004
   3 nights lodging / 2 days boat diving   $503 diver     $256 non-diver
   4 nights lodging / 3 days boat diving   $711 diver     $342 non-diver
   5 nights lodging / 4 days boat diving   $920 diver     $427 non-diver
   6 nights lodging / 5 days boat diving   $1128 diver    $512 non-diver
   7 nights lodging / 6 days boat diving   $1337 diver    $598 non-diver

Deluxe Room -- HIGH Season 2005
Valid March 25-July 31; October; and Dec. 21, 2004-Jan. 3, 2005
   3 nights lodging / 2 days boat diving   $559 diver     $339 non-diver
   4 nights lodging / 3 days boat diving   $781 diver     $451 non-diver
   5 nights lodging / 4 days boat diving   $1004 diver    $564 non-diver
   6 nights lodging / 5 days boat diving   $1227 diver    $677 non-diver
   7 nights lodging / 6 days boat diving   $1450 diver    $790 non-diver

Oceanview Bungalow -- HIGH Season 2004
Valid March 25-July 31; October; and Dec. 21, 2004-Jan. 3, 2005
   3 nights lodging / 2 days boat diving   $649 diver     $403 non-diver
   4 nights lodging / 3 days boat diving   $906 diver     $537 non-diver
   5 nights lodging / 4 days boat diving   $1164 diver    $671 non-diver
   6 nights lodging / 5 days boat diving   $1421 diver    $805 non-diver
   7 nights lodging / 6 days boat diving   $1679 diver    $939 non-diver


VISTA SEA SPORT - East Cape

In the Sea of Cortez, Island Dreams is pleased to have established a solid working relationship with Vista Sea Sport. Owned and operated by Americans Mark & Jennifer Rayor, Vista Sea Sport is a highly reliable, professional, and safety conscious dive operator. Vista Sea Sport offers sucba diving and snorkel tours, quality equipment rentals, Openwater check-out dives, and scuba complete certification courses. We are confident that you will be pleased with their services.

Vista Sea Sport

Vista Sea Sport - Diving the Sea of Cortez


HOTEL SOLMAR SUITES - Cabo San Lucas

Located along Playa Solmar where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez, Hotel Solmar is blessed with one of the most enchanting and romantic locations in Baja California. At this intimate resort, you will be surrounded by unmatched privacy and beauty and still be less than one mile from the shopping, restaurants, marina, and nightlife of Cabo San Lucas. Solmar Suites offers a cornucopia of delights and activities for a wide range of guests. This first-class resort provides fishing with the world-famous Solmar Fishing Fleet and scuba diving tours with Amigos del Mar.

Hotel Solmar Hotel Solmar Hotel Solmar

Hotel Solmar - Cabo San Lucas, Mexico


Inclusions: The following package pricing for Hotel Solmar includes lodging, 12% hotel tax, 10% service charge, and daily two-tank boat diving including tax. Diving provided by Amigos del Mar. Meals are not included in this package. Airfare, transfers, and all meals are at additional cost.

Gardenview Suite -- LOW Season 2004
Valid May 1 - September 30; and Deceber 1 - 19, 2004

   3 nights lodging / 2 days boat diving   $377 diver     $245 non-diver
   4 nights lodging / 3 days boat diving   $524 diver     $326 non-diver
   5 nights lodging / 4 days boat diving   $672 diver     $408 non-diver
   6 nights lodging / 5 days boat diving   $819 diver     $489 non-diver
   7 nights lodging / 6 days boat diving   $967 diver     $571 non-diver

Junior Suite -- LOW Season 2004
Valid May 1 - September 30; and Deceber 1 - 19, 2004
   3 nights lodging / 2 days boat diving   $423 diver     $291 non-diver
   4 nights lodging / 3 days boat diving   $586 diver     $388 non-diver
   5 nights lodging / 4 days boat diving   $749 diver     $485 non-diver
   6 nights lodging / 5 days boat diving   $913 diver     $583 non-diver
   7 nights lodging / 6 days boat diving   $1076 diver    $680 non-diver

Studio -- LOW Season 2004
Valid May 1 - September 30; and Deceber 1 - 19, 2004
   3 nights lodging / 2 days boat diving   $468 diver     $336 non-diver
   4 nights lodging / 3 days boat diving   $645 diver     $447 non-diver
   5 nights lodging / 4 days boat diving   $823 diver     $559 non-diver
   6 nights lodging / 5 days boat diving   $1001 diver    $671 non-diver
   7 nights lodging / 6 days boat diving   $1179 diver    $783 non-diver

Deluxe Suite -- LOW Season 2004
Valid May 1 - September 30; and Deceber 1 - 19, 2004
   3 nights lodging / 2 days boat diving   $523 diver     $391 non-diver
   4 nights lodging / 3 days boat diving   $720 diver     $522 non-diver
   5 nights lodging / 4 days boat diving   $916 diver     $652 non-diver
   6 nights lodging / 5 days boat diving   $1113 diver    $783 non-diver
   7 nights lodging / 6 days boat diving   $1309 diver    $913 non-diver


Gardenview Suite -- HIGH Season 2004
Valid January 1 - April 30, 2004; and October 1 - November 30, 2004
   3 nights lodging / 2 days boat diving   $412 diver     $280 non-diver
   4 nights lodging / 3 days boat diving   $571 diver     $373 non-diver
   5 nights lodging / 4 days boat diving   $730 diver     $466 non-diver
   6 nights lodging / 5 days boat diving   $889 diver     $559 non-diver
   7 nights lodging / 6 days boat diving   $1048 diver    $652 non-diver

Junior Suite -- HIGH Season 2004
Valid January 1 - April 30, 2004; and October 1 - November 30, 2004
   3 nights lodging / 2 days boat diving   $447 diver     $315 non-diver
   4 nights lodging / 3 days boat diving   $617 diver     $419 non-diver
   5 nights lodging / 4 days boat diving   $788 diver     $524 non-diver
   6 nights lodging / 5 days boat diving   $959 diver     $629 non-diver
   7 nights lodging / 6 days boat diving   $1130 diver    $734 non-diver

Studio -- HIGH Season 2004
Valid January 1 - April 30, 2004; and October 1 - November 30, 2004
   3 nights lodging / 2 days boat diving   $500 diver     $368 non-diver
   4 nights lodging / 3 days boat diving   $689 diver     $491 non-diver
   5 nights lodging / 4 days boat diving   $878 diver     $614 non-diver
   6 nights lodging / 5 days boat diving   $1066 diver    $736 non-diver
   7 nights lodging / 6 days boat diving   $1255 diver    $859 non-diver

Deluxe Suite -- HIGH Season 2004
Valid January 1 - April 30, 2004; and October 1 - November 30, 2004
   3 nights lodging / 2 days boat diving   $563 diver     $431 non-diver
   4 nights lodging / 3 days boat diving   $773 diver     $575 non-diver
   5 nights lodging / 4 days boat diving   $982 diver     $718 non-diver
   6 nights lodging / 5 days boat diving   $1192 diver    $862 non-diver
   7 nights lodging / 6 days boat diving   $1402 diver    $1006 non-diver



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