June 28, 2014
Campground Facilities Update.
The water and electricity are restored to the bathhouse.
Reservations are being taken for the Palapas, Apartment, Suite and Sleeping Rooms. The campground is fully functional. The internet is not working.
Most people are driving the salt flats and the North Road.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Unfortunately, there has been a property invasion and the Cantina was taken over and demolished. At the moment the flush toilets are not working, the internet is not operational and there is no electricity. Manuel and Juan Jose are there taking care of the area. The palapas are open and the house and suite are open. We are setting up the water truck to dispense water. Bring your shower bag. God willing, this will get sorted out too.
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.
Welcome Back, as we celebrate our 17th year hosting visitors at the cantina and campground.
I am pleased to say that the problems with the closure of the facilities at Scorpion Bay are past. The environmental permits are in hand and the facilities are all open and available for use. The Cantina is serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Manuel Camacho is the manager. Juan Jose is taking care of the campground. Genoveva, Sandra, Antonia, Berta and Karina are the cooks. The cell phone signal is still sparse and unreliable. Bring a wireless device, the internet is working.
Click on the CALENDAR to view availability of the Palapas. Both the two bedroom Suite with private bath and the Front House with the loft, kitchen and private bath are available on a nightly basis along with the two sleeping rooms with full beds.
The Federal Maritime Zone is available for camping. Set-up your camp on the cliff edge with an unobstructed view of the surf - reservations not taken for camping.
Water is still trucked in and water conservation is still a high priority.
The secondary wastewater treatment system is performing without a hitch.
For the past three years there have been no 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 on the dirt roads. If you're short on time or extremely cautious, consider flying LA to Loreto and driving the three and a half hours to San Juanico.
Mexican Auto Insurance Contacts
Mexican auto insurance will keep you out of jail if there is an accident - even if it is not your fault. Buy Mexican Auto Insurance on-line at Lewis & Lewis http://www.MexicanAutoInsurance.com.