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La Paz in March

  • Posted by boe4fun on December 9, 2022 at 7:13 am

    Planning on taking a group of volunteers down to our clinic in La Paz, leaving on March 4th from San Diego airport. Spending 5 days driving south, stopping to visit some points of interest along the way (including whale watching in Guerrero Negro). Reply if interested for the proposed itinerary.

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  • BajaGringo

    December 11, 2022 at 11:45 am

    Which way are you headed down (1 or 5)?

    • boe4fun

      December 11, 2022 at 10:22 pm

      Kinda depends on what the volunteers want to do. I myself would prefer Mex 1, so I could show them San Vicente Ferrer, our Flying Sams clinic at Los Pinos Ranch, La Lobera, El Marmol, etc. They’ve always flown down and never had a chance to see the sights. Also planning on taking them whale watching at Ojo de Liebre and maybe a side trip out to Bahía Asunción, La Bocana, Abreojos and on to San Ignacio. The Loreto mission and museum, San Javier, etc.

  • DuckDive

    December 12, 2022 at 9:18 am

    If this is their first time, definitely take them down the Transpeninsular or it will probably be their last trip as well, believing there isn’t much to see or do. Plus some people need to make frequent potty breaks and stops for snacks. Leave the 5 to those frequent travelers whose only doal is to get from the border to BCS as fast as possible.

  • mikel

    December 13, 2022 at 6:31 am

    We have taken the 5 several times in the past but my wife has gotten tired of the very long stretch of nothing but desert with no absolutely service coupled with recent car jacking events near Gonzaga, so we now stick to the Transpeninsular all the way down.

    The most difficult part is dealing with the traffic from Colonet to San Quintin so what we do now is just plan our stopovers there in San Quintin. We go out for a nice dinner and thenget a very early morning start the next day to avoid most of the traffic.

    That way it really makes the trip/traffic not so much of an issue and we now really enjoy sticking to the Pacific side again.

  • LowCal

    December 14, 2022 at 6:01 am

    I’d ask them what they’d like to see. I go both routes (1 vs 5) and it just depends on where I’m headed and how much time I have.

    • AndyP

      December 14, 2022 at 6:13 am

      Exactly what we are doing now but my wife isn’t so crazy about the 5.

    • boe4fun

      December 15, 2022 at 2:59 pm

      Yup, I have asked but so far have received only one reply (in favor of Mex 1 – which I’m leaning towards anyway). Many more sights to see on this route IMO.

  • Moto

    December 18, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    If you are going to BCS with no planned stops north of GN and your vehicle is in good shape with new tires, go the 5. Otherwise probably best to stick to the Transpeninsular with more services / help and places to eat and stay over.

  • boe4fun

    January 28, 2023 at 10:21 am

    Bump and edit

    La Paz in March

    Planning on taking a group of volunteers down to our clinic in La Paz, leaving on March 4th from San Diego airport.

    March 4th Hotel Cueva del Pirata at Camalu or La Misión Santa Maria near Los Pinos Ranch.

    March 5th Guerrero Negro

    March 6th Whale watch with Shari’s Whale Magic Tours. That afternoon on to Bahía Asunción.

    March 7th to La Bocana (buy oysters and maybe lobsters/clams at the local co-op), Punta Abreojos, San Ignacio, Santa Rosalia, leave for Loreto after visiting sites in Santa Rosalia, Mulegé, and beaches along Bahía Concepción.

    March 8th leave for La Paz with side trip up to San Javier.

    March 9th Clinic starts in La Paz.

    • DuckDive

      January 30, 2023 at 7:05 am

      Just curious what you will be doing all day March 5th in Guerrero Negro?

      • boe4fun

        January 30, 2023 at 7:54 am

        March 5th is the drive to GN from the SQ area, stopping along the way to visit La Lobera, San Fernando Velecata, El Marmol, and the Cave Paintings near Cataviña.

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