Thank you for your phone calls and emails. The expression of support and encouragement is most appreciated.
Campers are coming and going as usual. The campgrounds, bathhouse and accommodations are open and operating though the cantina is closed. Daviel and Juan Jose are taking care of the campgrounds while we work to get the Cantina reopened.
Restaurants in the town are serving good meals. Yadira's, Cristi's Tacos and the Burro are open daily and Dan Alacran's Pizza is open Friday and Saturday nights.
Change Dollars into Pesos at the border. Some stores and gas stations in San Juanico are now accepting only Pesos. Where Dollars are accepted, the local exchange rate is Eleven to One. The Mexican banks now limit the amount of currency exchanges to a Hundred Dollars.
The cell phone signal is still sparse and unreliable. Bring a wireless laptop, the internet is working.
We look forward to seeing you,
and the Employees of the Cantina
The Federal Maritime Zone is available for camping. You will be able to set-up camp on the cliff edge with an unobstructed view of the surf.
Water is still trucked in and water conservation is still a high priority. The recently installed secondary wastewater treatment system is performing without a hitch.
Travel safety has been a concern for many. In the past year there have been no serious incidents reported 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. Every year there is at least one rollover on the dirt roads. Always have Mexican auto insurance. It'll keep you out of jail if there is an accident - even if it wasn't your fault. If you're short on time or extremely cautious, consider flying to Loreto and driving to San Juanico from there.
Don’t forget to bring Pesos. The town of San Jaunico is at 11 Pesos to the Dollar and the Mexican banks are limiting the amount of currency exchanges. It’s best to exchange money in San Ysidro at the Caja de Cambios on San Ysidro Blvd where you can receive a closer to the official exchange rate.
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.
San Juanico is a Mexican fishing village in transition. In addition to the flow of visitors, some Americans have built palapas, set-up trailers and built cottages or houses in the area. Along the coast to the south is the Scorpion Bay campgrounds, restaurant and cantina. Travelers from around the world camp along the cliff edge and in past years made the cantina and restaurant their center of activity. The area is open year round.
Ruben Andrews, the General Administrator in San Diego, CA.
Phone (619) 239-1335, X-18 Fax (619) 235-6018
Fax (619) 235-6018