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[*] posted on 5-31-2018 at 07:42 AM
San Quintin to Mulege/Conception 10 day Trip Recommendations


My friends want to do this trip in about 10-12 days max in August. They're okay with the heat (the say lol)

They're in a Chevy 2500 2WD, and not camping, not bringing the dog.

Looking for rec's for hotels or good VRBO rentals with AC, good stops, sights and quick side trips. Links to trip reports would be great as well.

Also, what's the best guide book these days?

I think Shari's place at Bahia Asuncion may be a stretch for this trip, but hopefully they can fit it in.

Here's what I have so far, any help or additions appreciated!

TIA!

San Quintin - Jardines or Mision Santa Maria
http://www.misionsantamariahoteles.com/Home.html
http://www.hotel-jardinesbaja.com/

La Lobera https://goo.gl/maps/GAzvXPQBy132

El Rosario
Mama Espinoza Resaurant


Catavina (Mision Santa Maria hotel)

Guerrero Negro

Bahia Asuncion / Bahia Tortugas - Side Trip
http://www.bahiaasuncion.com (Shari Bondi contact)


San Ignacio

Santa Rosalia
Eifel Church, iron ore factory
Hotel Las Casitas https://www.facebook.com/Las-Casitas-Santa-Rosalia-164100420...
Hotel El Morro

Punta Chivato

Muluge
https://www.vrbo.com/218278
http://clementinesbaja.com/

Bahia Conception - Day trip, 30 minutes south of Mulege:
Playa Santispac, Playa El Buro, Playa Coyote, Playa Buenoventura





[Edited on 5-31-2018 by A?ejo Coca]

[Edited on 5-31-2018 by A?ejo Coca]
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[*] posted on 5-31-2018 at 08:54 AM


I would go to La Ostionera de Bahía Falsa in S.Q. if they like oysters. There can be very god fishing there to.
I like to walk up to the false top of the volcano, where the road ends and watch the sunset from the bench there.




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[*] posted on 5-31-2018 at 09:02 AM


Quote: Originally posted by MMc  
I would go to La Ostionera de Bahía Falsa in S.Q. if they like oysters. There can be very god fishing there to.
I like to walk up to the false top of the volcano, where the road ends and watch the sunset from the bench there.


GREAT ideas. Thank you. I forgot about the oyster farms!
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[*] posted on 5-31-2018 at 09:10 AM


If you stop overnight at San Quintin, you can get further south than Catavina for your next overnight - possibly Guerrero Negro, then onward to Asuncion. You can sightsee in Santa Rosalia, but continue to Mulege for overnight. Do Punta Chivato as a day trip from there.
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[*] posted on 5-31-2018 at 09:27 AM


La Lobera road has not been maintained since the sea-culture facility there closed-up about 3 years ago. A long-wheelbase 2WD vehicle may not cross the gully halfway in, easily. It is 3 miles from the highway to the crater.

Is there any interest in seeing the old Spanish missions or rock art sites or mines?

I covered some 12,000 miles in Baja last year and provided detailed, photo-filled trip reports here on Nomad's Baja Trip Reports forum. Pretty much covered many popular or interesting sites, only the Sierra Juarez was missed.

Here are the links to the 7 trip reports plus a map showing the areas of Baja for the 7 reports (only some areas are for 4WD):

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TRIP #1 (San Felipe to Punta San Francisquito via L.A. Bay): http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=85374
TRIP #2 (San Ignacio to Loreto, Ligüí, San Javier, Comondú, La Purísima): http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=85756
TRIP #3 (Mexicali to San Felipe, Valle Chico, Matomí, Parral, + El Rosario area): http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=85989
TRIP #4 (Valle de Trinidad crossover, San Quintin to Laguna Manuela and 7 Sisters coast road): http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=86376
TRIP #5 (Central Baja: El Arco, El Barril, San Francisco de la Sierra, Abreojos, Asuncion, Tortugas, Eugenia, Pronghorn Reserve): http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=86781
TRIP #6 (Southernmost Baja: San Ignacio to San Juanico, Loreto to Cabo San Lucas, San Evaristo, and more): http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=87323
TRIP #7 Tijuana to San Quintín and San Pedro Mártir: http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=87976






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[*] posted on 5-31-2018 at 11:30 AM


Mision Santa Maria is FAR SUPERIOR to Jardines. Never understood why so many are impressed with Jardines as it is not even near the beach.
La Lobera is a must-see but make sure you have a decent car as road is bumpy to say the least. I made it OK in a RAV4 2WD drive in January.
Wasn't impressed with Bahia Asuncion esp. due to distance from main highway.
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[*] posted on 5-31-2018 at 12:30 PM


jardines has a wonderful restaurant!!

Bahia asuncion has really nice folks and the beach view is beautiful! mary - did you stay at shari's place???? what a view. WHAT A VIEW.

and another side trip OF COURSE is La Bocana....come meet us! come stay at our B&B (bajabocanahotel) and have one of the most amazing meals at Joaquin's and take a boat cruise on the lagoon.




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[*] posted on 5-31-2018 at 01:29 PM


Thanks all!

I think staying at MSM on the beach in SQ and visiting the Jardines grounds and restaurant is a good idea. You get the best of both locations. Of course they'll visit the Old Mill area, and the volcanoes if they're up for the loop.

I'll definitely add La Bocana on the list as well.

I'm telling them to visit any church and mission along the way. They're always cool, and thanks for the trip report links DK. They won't stray too far off the main road in 2WD but still lots of good there.

Thanks again and keep the good ideas coming for the other locations on the list! :bounce:

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[*] posted on 5-31-2018 at 02:00 PM


Many missions are along or near the highway and 2WD friendly. There are cave art sites too, but some are off on dirt roads. If you see a place in my reports or on my website www.vivabaja.com just ask for more details. A copy of my book in the glove box makes for easy information on the 27 missions and 40 some locations (many missions were moved during their operation). Basic mission details are also on my website beginning here: www.vivabaja.com/bajamissions



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[*] posted on 5-31-2018 at 04:08 PM


Excellent.

Quote: Originally posted by David K  
La Lobera road has not been maintained since the sea-culture facility there closed-up about 3 years ago. A long-wheelbase 2WD vehicle may not cross the gully halfway in, easily. It is 3 miles from the highway to the crater.

Is there any interest in seeing the old Spanish missions or rock art sites or mines?

I covered some 12,000 miles in Baja last year and provided detailed, photo-filled trip reports here on Nomad's Baja Trip Reports forum. Pretty much covered many popular or interesting sites, only the Sierra Juarez was missed.

Here are the links to the 7 trip reports plus a map showing the areas of Baja for the 7 reports (only some areas are for 4WD):

2017 Baja Bound Road Guide & Map Research Trips

TRIP #1 (San Felipe to Punta San Francisquito via L.A. Bay): http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=85374
TRIP #2 (San Ignacio to Loreto, Ligüí, San Javier, Comondú, La Purísima): http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=85756
TRIP #3 (Mexicali to San Felipe, Valle Chico, Matomí, Parral, + El Rosario area): http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=85989
TRIP #4 (Valle de Trinidad crossover, San Quintin to Laguna Manuela and 7 Sisters coast road): http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=86376
TRIP #5 (Central Baja: El Arco, El Barril, San Francisco de la Sierra, Abreojos, Asuncion, Tortugas, Eugenia, Pronghorn Reserve): http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=86781
TRIP #6 (Southernmost Baja: San Ignacio to San Juanico, Loreto to Cabo San Lucas, San Evaristo, and more): http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=87323
TRIP #7 Tijuana to San Quintín and San Pedro Mártir: http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=87976






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[*] posted on 5-31-2018 at 04:08 PM


If you go VRBO..try Pompano's old place..we had a blast there and it is well worth it. Must drink Pacificos and hang out at local watering holes to get the feel. Local watering holes versus old missions...you make the call. (all in fun DK)

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[*] posted on 5-31-2018 at 04:10 PM


If this was broken down by length it would help.
10 days sounds like a lot. But when you get father down it burns 3 days at either end just on the highway.




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[*] posted on 5-31-2018 at 04:12 PM


August in mulege? I don't care how tough they think they are....bet they'll be wanting to head west!:biggrin:
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[*] posted on 5-31-2018 at 04:14 PM


Agreed. Stay Pacific side in August.



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[*] posted on 5-31-2018 at 04:51 PM


august is our busiest month...

some people love the hot water




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[*] posted on 5-31-2018 at 05:04 PM


We do!!!
The Sea of Cortez aka world's biggest hot tub!
It is amazing how COLD the same body of water gets in winter!!!




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[*] posted on 5-31-2018 at 05:04 PM


Any link to Pompano's old place on VRBO? Looks great, I'd like to suggest it!

They'll have 10-12 days, so I think it's doable to see a lot if they don't stay in one place too long which is normally half the fun, but they don't mind moving on quickly.

Yes, I think they're nuts to go in August. It may even be hard to find things open. I warned them many times but they say they can handle it.

They can always suffer for a couple of days and bounce back to the Pac side if they can't handle it.

I've done all of this in years past, but camping and some hotels in more favorable weather - pre vrbo days
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[*] posted on 5-31-2018 at 05:13 PM


Take them to Shari's (Bahia Asuncion) after they get beat up in the hot muggy nights (if no AC). That's what I did with my 4x4 posse in September 2016... Four wheeling on the Concepción Peninsula and the next day to Bahía Asunción for 2 nights. It was great.
Missions and watering holes, in Baja you can do both! :light::biggrin:

Here is one of the videos of that trip with the San Quintín oysters at Ron's that was the final full Baja day (my birthday surprise cake, too):




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[*] posted on 6-1-2018 at 07:10 AM


this is VRBO I used for Pompano's place.

Give it a try..if not for this trip maybe one in the future. Have fun no matter
what you do..

https://www.vrbo.com/218278
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[*] posted on 6-1-2018 at 03:28 PM


For San Quintin:

Accomodations
Baja Jardines is #1, Mision Santa Maria is a close second with the benefit of having a nice beach out in front.

Where to Eat
If you are leaving San Quintin heading south in the morning, Parcela 12 is your best bet for breakfast:
http://tinyurl.com/Parcela12

If you are heading north out of San Quintin we prefer Mi San Quintin just on the north side of town next to COFEMA - Mike and his family are the best hosts and serve a great breakfast:
https://www.facebook.com/MiSanQuintin

For lunch there are several great options for some quick fish/shrimp tacos right on the highway but we prefer Sushintojo on the main drag upstairs, right across the street from Bancomer.
https://www.facebook.com/Sushintojo-626354270828903/

For dinner we we really like Jardines Restaurant, Eucalyptus at the Old Mill Hotel and Muelle 30 located on the east side of the highway about 2-3 miles north of town.

If you have time to come out to Bahia Falsa, stop by and see us at La Ostionera for lunch or just to say hi:
https://www.facebook.com/LaOstionera.BahiaFalsa/

The road out to Lobera was just recently graded again and it is accessible except perhaps for real low ground clearance vehicles.

Enjoy your trip...

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