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[*] posted on 3-9-2018 at 11:20 AM
accommodation between Chapala and Puertecitos


With the potholes on MEX 1, I'm considering taking MEX 5 north when I leave in a few weeks. It may be a wee bit slower, but the stress level may be considerably less.
Coming from Mulege, it would be nice to quit day 1 somewhere on the east side of the dust, but San Felipe would be a real push. SO... is there any place (besides Alfonsina's) that would provide a bed, shower, etc. for the night?
Thanks for any info you pass my way.
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[*] posted on 3-9-2018 at 11:25 AM


rancho grande has new cabins and the restaurant site has been converted into rooms

https://www.facebook.com/Rancho-Grande-170553939718804/

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[*] posted on 3-9-2018 at 11:41 AM


Thanks for the link. $100 USD per night for just a stopover is a little steep. Hope someone else has some tips.
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[*] posted on 3-9-2018 at 11:46 AM


That looks a LOT nicer than El Sacrificio! Good to see the Rodriguez family get something open ahead of the future mega-resort planned there for so long.

Rancho Grande is owned by the Los Pinos Tomato growers (Family Rodriguez) who have bought and added to the Hotel Misión Santa María (former Desert Inn/Las Pintas/El Presidente) is south San Quintín area. They then acquired the Hotel Misión Cataviña (former Desert Inn/Las Pintas/El Presidente). Rancho Grande also now owns the Gonzaga Pemex station that used to be Alfonsina's.




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[*] posted on 3-9-2018 at 12:26 PM


Coco has a couple cab over campers he would let you sleep in. lol
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[*] posted on 3-9-2018 at 12:35 PM


The Punta Bufeo motel.
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[*] posted on 3-9-2018 at 01:12 PM


We did Loreto to San Felipe in a motorhome in November after the 1000. We left before daylight, had 2 drivers and only stopped to T100 (pee) and eat. It became dark at Gonzaga. I would do it again as there are no places to stop but if I had the extra time I would have left later, spent time on the beach in Mulege and not driven at night.
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[*] posted on 3-9-2018 at 01:21 PM


i just drove on mex one ...
there are potholes but not too bad

lots of the road has been repaired

just be careful

for me the washboard of mex5 would ruin a small car





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[*] posted on 3-9-2018 at 01:46 PM


If it twas me I'd stop at Guerrero Negro the first day then leave super early the next morning.
From there it's an easy drive to San Felipe.

There are some decent inexpensive places in GN.
Baja Oasis is 350 pesos and is safe. Has an OK restaurant on premises also.
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[*] posted on 3-9-2018 at 01:51 PM


this is exactly what we do , leave after lunch and stop in GN overnight then early leave makes San Felipe pretty easy even Yuma it you cut over to San Luis and cross....
Terra Sol at the y coming into town at GN around 700 peso and a tolerable restaurant with coffee in the morning,.
It's about 250 miles from GN to San Felipe... another 100++ to San Luis... worked for us now for 4 or 5 years...




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[*] posted on 3-10-2018 at 06:30 AM


Excellent info.
Gracias!
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[*] posted on 3-10-2018 at 12:40 PM
Km. 135.5 Punta Bufeo


Quote: Originally posted by TMW  
The Punta Bufeo motel.


This one did look cozy... It fronts the airstrip and is not on the beach.





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[*] posted on 3-11-2018 at 09:03 AM


Have stayed at Bufeo a couple of times. Do not expect cozy. Expect rustic. But not many other options either. Over by the restaurant they are supposedly working on a new hotel.


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