Tecate to Valle de Guadalupe
We stayed in Valle de Guadalupe crossing from Tecate (post from last year on the border crossing) and visited wineries.
Guadalupe to San Quentin
Ensenada is pretty congested. The road climbs into some really green hills out of town. There was one construction zone but the dirt part was OK and it didn’t last long. Once you get closer San Quentin you will start to see a lot of farms and encounter slow farm trucks. This is probably the ugliest part of Baja.
We stayed at Cielito Lindo for a night in the dry camp area. 90 pesos. Happy hour is 4-5 and they make some kick ass margs. Only have two! Cracked crab is great. Short walk to the beach. WIFI was good.
San Quentin to Bahía de los Ángeles
From San Quentin, we hit the road for LA Bay. The road was still narrow in Catavina but in very good shape. Trying to keep a motorhome between the lines was made harder by strong winds. I almost stopped at Santa Ynez but decided to press on.
Once we got to the turn off the winds weren’t so bad and there thankfully no trucks trying to set land speed records. We opted to stay at Daggett’s. A little spendy at $20 per night for dry camping but we did enjoy the hot showers and beach. After looking at the options in town and La Gringa (pretty rocky road) we decided to stay Daggett’s for the week.
Bahia Concepcion Thanksgiving
From Bay of LA, we headed back to Highway 1 under overcast skies to San Ignacio. The road was in fairly good shape with a couple of construction delays. We pulled into Don Fong campground which was described as big rig friendly by the Church’s camping guide and iOverlander. It wasn’t but there was only one other rig there so we paid our 100 pesos for the night and parked. We went into town to see the mission and have dinner. Rancho Grande by the square had a nice patio but seemed a little expensive and bland
The next day the skies cleared and we left for Bahia Concepcion. The roads were in good shape heading south and even Santa Rosalia didn’t seem so bad. We decided to stay at Playa El Burro since there are a few spots between the permanent beach shacks that we were guessing wouldn’t be crowded in November. The rains had left some pretty big puddles but did get a decent spot since hardly in was around. We had a day of rain and then an awesome Thanksgiving.