Scorpion Bay Cantina and Campground
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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 repaired and working. All three sleeping palapas have new roofs and are available for guests as are the rooms in the house. (See the reservation calendar on the Accommodations page for availability.) The bathhouse and campgrounds are open and the private bathroom with the hot shower is available for campers and is included for those staying in the Palapas. The wireless satellite internet is working, although sometimes slowly. Satellite internet is for email only (no videos, Youtube, Skype, Netflix, etc.). Downloads are limited and the service is retarded for 24 hours when the download limit is exceeded. One Netflix movie can retard the system for 24 hours.
The two bedroom Suite with private bath and the Apartment with the loft, kitchen and private bath are 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.
Water is trucked in and water conservation is a high priority.
Scorpion Bay operates the only private secondary waste water treatment system for hundreds of 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.