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[*] posted on 5-21-2018 at 04:54 AM
Gonzaga Bay Update?


I am looking for any current info in regards to travelling to Gonzaga Bay. Roadwork, Checkpoints, etc.

How's Alfonsinas restaurant doing?

Is Punta Final still charging for a day trip?

Any current info would be helpful.

Thanks much
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[*] posted on 5-21-2018 at 07:51 AM


Alfe's is undergoing an expansion, prices are up but still a good stop. Yes Punta is charging to get through the gate. No toys. Checkpoints are the same, friendly military by my experiences. The road, potholes are always being fixed, but the road going south from SF is bad. Blacktop paving is falling apart. Slow down on the way to Puertositos. South of that, watch out for rocks on the road. Coming from the south, kind of graded dirt, you'll hit blacktop about 15 miles before Gonzaga bay.
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[*] posted on 5-21-2018 at 08:40 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Pete69  
Alfe's is undergoing an expansion, prices are up but still a good stop. Yes Punta is charging to get through the gate. No toys.


Alfe's is a must skip.




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[*] posted on 5-21-2018 at 03:45 PM


I've only stayed there once several years ago. My brother and I had a room under the windmill. The bearings were shot and the noise was so loud we couldn't sleep. My brother told em to turn it off or give us our money back, they turned it off. Never stayed there again mostly because I think it is over priced. I have no problem sleeping on my camp cot.

Now their food is a different story, excellent and I've eaten there many times.
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[*] posted on 5-21-2018 at 05:09 PM


For me, that whole place is highly over-rated. The other accommodations, Rancho Grande I think, can be another rip-off. When I went there this past January, they booked myself & another couple in the same trailer and then tried to put me in a trailer with no refrigerator at the same price. Asked for my money back and they did give it to me. There are other places just as appealing on the coast with less chance of being rip-offed. Guess they've had too many gringos there hence the attitude.
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[*] posted on 5-21-2018 at 05:28 PM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
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You gots to be kidding:?: What a ream job.:lol:
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[*] posted on 5-21-2018 at 05:29 PM


We never stay there, just go for the food and view!

Edit, I removed my photo post since chippy didn't so you guys don't have to suffer through them twice, lol!


[Edited on 5-22-2018 by David K]




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[*] posted on 5-21-2018 at 05:55 PM


Hello! The ream job pricing was in your photos:light:. I never accused you of staying there:light:. Don´t be so sensitive:lol:.

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[*] posted on 5-21-2018 at 06:36 PM


Don't want to do alphonsina then try the restaurant at pulmo about 5 miles north of rancho grande . No hotel but great food half the price and better service. A mile off the highway but worth it !!! Please give it a try. Look for the sigh and follow the road to a old school good Mexican restaurant.
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[*] posted on 5-21-2018 at 07:05 PM


disappointing don rafa turned his restaurant site into lodging:(



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[*] posted on 5-21-2018 at 08:26 PM


David the guy in the 3rd pix down is a rip off artist. He bums beer from his buddies and smokes from his girl friends.
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[*] posted on 5-21-2018 at 08:33 PM


I have a bunch of raw drone shots from there. Will have to throw them together.




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[*] posted on 5-21-2018 at 08:40 PM


Lol, not the squarecicle, lol!

The good restaurant mentioned above is La Poma, 1 mile in, at km. 133.5. This is 7 miles north of the Pemex station, km. 147 (Alfonsina's driveway). The small motel is at Punta Bufeo, km. 135.5 and 1.4 miles in.




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[*] posted on 5-21-2018 at 09:12 PM


David K,

I gotta say , logistics wise , you are the best !!!!





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[*] posted on 5-22-2018 at 08:02 AM


I can't believe someone hasn't started construction on a new resort yet,the opportunity is there!:P

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[*] posted on 5-22-2018 at 08:49 AM


Quote: Originally posted by mrfatboy  


Is Punta Final still charging for a day trip?



Yes. When I was there in March. I can't recall how much but it seemed like a lot to just take a look.




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[*] posted on 5-22-2018 at 08:58 AM


... restaurant at pulmo ...
Where? Don't see a pulmo anything on my maps. Camping OK?
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[*] posted on 5-22-2018 at 09:22 AM


Quote: Originally posted by wilderone  
... restaurant at pulmo ...
Where? Don't see a pulmo anything on my maps. Camping OK?

See my Trip #1 (2017) report. It is all there. It is on my map, as it is too new for the AAA map or Almanac.




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[*] posted on 5-22-2018 at 10:45 AM


Quote: Originally posted by wilderone  
... restaurant at pulmo ...
Where? Don't see a pulmo anything on my maps. Camping OK?


Pomo, as in isla Pomo one of the enchanted islands.
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[*] posted on 5-22-2018 at 12:02 PM


Quote: Originally posted by willardguy  
Quote: Originally posted by wilderone  
... restaurant at pulmo ...
Where? Don't see a pulmo anything on my maps. Camping OK?


Pomo, as in isla Pomo one of the enchanted islands.


To get really picky, it is La Poma as I corrected freediverbrian already, last night. Cindi, let me know if you need a link to the photos of the place and the generous fish dinner I had there.




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