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[*] posted on 4-8-2020 at 03:26 PM
Drive or fly - Cabo to San Diego


Long time reader first time poster... thanks to the community here for helping answer any questions I have had in the past about Baja travel! My wife, our two dogs, and I have been down in Cabo San Lucas since mid January (ah the world seemed so normal) when we drove down to Cabo from Orange County, CA over a week.

We have decided to head back north back home for a number of reasons. Unfortunately, as there are no hotels or air bnb options available we would need to drive at night which is something we avoid normally. Personally, I would rather drive than fly but figured I would be smart to ask for travel advice here.

Any input would be appreciated... thank you in advance.
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[*] posted on 4-8-2020 at 03:38 PM


Can't get through Comondu. Stopping people from Cabo and turning them back. From Bob Hoyt yesterday.
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[*] posted on 4-8-2020 at 03:40 PM


Quote: Originally posted by gilman  
Unfortunately, as there are no hotels or air bnb options available we would need to drive at night


why would you have to drive at night?

sleep in your car. sleep under the stars. lots of safe places to pull over and sleep.




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[*] posted on 4-8-2020 at 03:40 PM


Ok then... flying is the way. Thank you once again for your Nomadic advice...
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[*] posted on 4-8-2020 at 05:05 PM


I would drive. Flying almost guarantees getting the virus. They are not going to stop gringos heading home but there might not be room at the inn.:light:
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[*] posted on 4-8-2020 at 05:07 PM


If they are turning people around at checkpoints then it seems flying is the way to go. Would be super bad situation to head out and be turned back somewhere along the way...
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[*] posted on 4-8-2020 at 05:09 PM


Quote: Originally posted by gilman  
If they are turning people around at checkpoints then it seems flying is the way to go. Would be super bad situation to head out and be turned back somewhere along the way...


Pick your poison.
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[*] posted on 4-8-2020 at 05:17 PM


Agreed on both options being poison to some extent. One option doesn’t have a chance of having to turn back though so it seems like the best of the two for sure.
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[*] posted on 4-8-2020 at 05:44 PM


Have you been in contact with the airline to see if they are going to be able to accommodate your dogs?

I don't envy your decision, a lot of stuff has to happen just right in a short amount of time!

I mentioned in another thread that a concern of mine would be a reliable supply of gasoline all the way to the border, assuming you could get through or around all checkpoints.




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[*] posted on 4-8-2020 at 05:49 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Mula  
Can't get through Comondu. Stopping people from Cabo and turning them back. From Bob Hoyt yesterday.


Unless there is a Comondu I'm not aware of the only one I know is not on the way north on hwy 19 or hwy 1. It's north of San Javier toward La Purisima.
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[*] posted on 4-8-2020 at 05:55 PM


I am pretty sure the Comondu municipality includes Ciudad Constitution.



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[*] posted on 4-8-2020 at 06:33 PM


https://goo.gl/maps/MBf3rA21WbrYw8dd7

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comond%C3%BA_Municipality

It does include Ciudad Constitución.


If you - for some reason - choose to drive at night... and I don't know what other traffic is still regularly on the highway - if possible, follow a truck or bus if you need to drive at night would be something to take into consideration. fyi




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[*] posted on 4-8-2020 at 07:19 PM


Mula,
So what you, or Mr. Hoyt, are reporting is Highway 1, the transpenuinsular, is closed northbound, south of Cuidad Constitucion?

Please clarify.

Comondu is the Municipio that includes Constitucion, as well as the town of Comondu.
I could easily see Comondu shuting down to visitors, one decent road in and out. I doubt they would shut down the main artery of the state.
Thanks in advance for confirmation.

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[*] posted on 4-8-2020 at 08:14 PM


Drive it for sure. Bet you will find some hotels open.





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[*] posted on 4-8-2020 at 08:55 PM


Are the buses running to TJ?



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[*] posted on 4-9-2020 at 12:57 AM


I would fly, if it were us. But the issue would indeed be the dogs. Good question about the buses, I will try to find out.

I heard that the air in an airplane is completely changed every 3 minutes, making it safe. I have no idea if that is correct, just repeating what I read somewhere.




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[*] posted on 4-9-2020 at 05:15 AM


Fly...it's a few hours. IF you have pre-existing conditions that make you vulnerable than reconsider your options.

Otherwise just be prudent in your position. Wear masks, pick a seat away from others (probably not a full flight). Try to bring some sort of cloth or liquid sanitizer and don't touch your face. Just be prudent.

100% chance your going to die...guaranteed. 2% or less chance you'll die of Covid. Fear is a prison you build for yourself. Be prudent and act in ways that mitigate dangers for yourself and others in every thing you do. Mask, proximity to others and sanitizer.

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[*] posted on 4-9-2020 at 05:28 AM


DO NOT travel till at least after April 30th

There is a stay at home order

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[*] posted on 4-9-2020 at 06:08 AM


Contrary to popular belief...people are still flying.

A call went out recently to Nurses (at least where my wife works as such) to be compensated $10,000 a week for a 3 week contract to work in New York.

Drive there? Quarantine for 14 days after arriving? No such caveats.

Not all nurses who work in San Diego, live in San Diego, there are plenty of nurses who reside outside the state and fly in on a regular basis to work a 3 day shift or back to back 3 day shifts depending on their contract and then fly home. Yesterday, today and tomorrow.

And the truth is... not only nurses are flying. Right now as we huddle in fear.
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[*] posted on 4-9-2020 at 08:55 AM


Drive. gasoline is essential so gas stations will be open. sleep in your car or under the stars.

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