Scorpion Bay Cantina and Campground
Scorpion Bay is a primitive recreation destination 650 to 890 road miles south of Tijuana depending on the route you take. Look on the West Coast of Baja California Sur, north of Magdalena Bay, south of San Ignacio Lagoon. San Juanico can be found near Punta Pequeña, a south facing point with a lighthouse. La Purísima, to the east, is the closest pueblo inland.
Though the old Palapa is gone, the Cantina behind the house is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Campground facilities are fully operational. The wireless satellite internet is working.
The one bedroom Suite with private bath is available on a nightly basis along with the two Sleeping Rooms and the three Palapas.
Set-up your camp in view of the surf. There is plenty of camping space. Reservations are not taken for camping.
The campground is now connected to the municipal water system. Water conservation is still a high priority.
Scorpion Bay operates the only secondary waste water treatment system for many miles.
For the past several years there have been few serious incidents involving tourists south of Ensenada. Even so, it’s advised to travel in the daytime. There are several good reasons for not driving at night. Drive slowly and carefully. Every year there is at least one rollover or cattle strike. If you’re short on time or extremely cautious, consider flying to Loreto and driving three hours to San Juanico. More travel information here.
NOTE: Do not follow Google Earth from Insurgentes to Scorpion Bay. It will direct you to miss the left turn into Las Barrancas, toward La Purisima and over 16 miles of dirt road. To stay on the pavement, take the left turn to Las Barrancas and follow the signs to San Juanico.
Information is current to May 2018. Visit the BLOG for updates