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  • Easter’s Over!

    Posted by paranewbi on April 10, 2023 at 5:38 am

    We have always ‘bugged out’ around the end of March to avoid the Easter Holiday crowds around Conception bay. I can remember seeing a photo of the bay crowds for Semana Santa from many years ago and it looked massively crowded! And some years ago we took note of the flight out (actually drive out) of the Canadians camped around us towards the end of March.

    This year I got to know an American who stays on Santispac for the season and described the crowds as ‘in the thousands’ on that particular beach. I have also got to know the local water vendor (for RV filling), Juan, who lives with his wife Yolanda, near the gringo houses on the east point.

    Having asked other travelers posting notes of returning north during the Easter week, to post a picture or two of Conception bay beaches as they pass the area, and no one doing so… I texted with Yolanda and asked her to send me some photos.

    These are of yesterday, Easter Sunday, when the crowd was thinning out for returning to their homes in Baja. She described a ‘loneliness’ at the diminishing numbers these photos portray. Note the Carnival in the background!

    mikel replied 1 year, 2 months ago 7 Members · 7 Replies
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  • DuckDive

    April 10, 2023 at 10:52 am

    Holy cow! Almost looks like Papas n Beers in Rosarito. I’d like to see some beach photos the day after most of them leave.

    • BajaGringo

      April 10, 2023 at 6:05 pm

      I’d probably prefer not to see that…

  • mx-rider

    April 11, 2023 at 6:28 am

    Now that’s just not my idea of a Baja vacation. Note to self: avoid going to Mexico during Spring Break.

    • Cruiser

      April 13, 2023 at 8:29 am

      I learned long ago to stay away from the popular spots during the major holidays and Spring Break. In fact I have made it a point to just stay home during Spring Break, usually planning something for the following weekend or two when most popular spots clean out again.

      • paranewbi

        April 23, 2023 at 8:47 am

        I’m in San Diego, lived here all my life… I stay indoors during spring break as well. And I gave up riding my bike in the beach areas during the summer months as well as long time ago.

      • pauldavidmena

        April 23, 2023 at 11:37 am

        I live on Cape Cod and have learned to do the opposite of what the crowds do. When the tourists descend upon us like locusts around Memorial Day, we avoid restaurants and beaches and maintain a low profile until Labor Day. The months of September and October are my favorite time of year here, although there are many seasonal businesses that shut down when the last of the visitors cross back over the bridge.

        • mikel

          April 23, 2023 at 12:32 pm

          I admit to loving the large party scene back when we were young and foolish but as the decades have passed we seek the quiet of smaller, more isolated settings these days. All I can say is thank God the partiers give us most of the year a chance to avoid them.

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