Santispac on Conception Bay

  • Santispac on Conception Bay

    Posted by paranewbi on February 20, 2022 at 3:05 pm

    Crowded but fun!

    Lots of services for RV’ers. Locals provide water from tanks on their trucks, Fire wood and the washing machine fire rings necessary for allowed fires, pastries and bread from drive by locals out of Mulege. Newer dump station for rv’s located on site… not exactly the best situation but functions for those who are need it. 70% occupancy of Canadians for several months at a time. Many options on other bay side campsites like ‘Burros’ or ‘Cocos’ and a few more that don’t have the services provided at Santispac. Easy launch place for your RIB… although the fishing in the bay was not very good, hit and mis, with Triggers the target. Will post more soon as we are in Guerro Negro on our way home and have internet, YEA!

    mx-rider replied 2 weeks, 1 day ago 6 Members · 15 Replies
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  • paranewbi

    Member
    March 22, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    Scored a coveted palapa amongst the crowd at Santespac. Took our RIB over to the east side of the bay for some alone time 🙂 Grand-daughter got a photo with Nathan at Playa Buenaventura while Grandma shared some time with ‘Wrongway’ one of the characters camped along the bay (that’s what he is called by everybody on the bay… never found out what his mamma called him). Good margaritas at Armando’s looking out from the inside. Drive down and back pretty nice but Narrow! Gone from a VW bus, to a Skooly schoolbus, to our 34 foot ‘Bago’

  • BajaGringo

    Organizer
    March 22, 2022 at 8:57 pm

    How was the weather and how long did you stay? Was there good fishing outside in the gulf? Nice looking RV.

  • paranewbi

    Member
    March 22, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    Weather was good and predictable… three days of wind (not bad) three days of calm. We didn’t make it out of the mouth of the bay but seemed like the better fishing was on the south end of the bay. Up in the more populated areas the fishing stunk! We stayed for two months and are headed to Gonzaga in May for the month. Stored our RV in San Felipe so we don’t have to fork out for the gas from San Diego. $48 a month with good security and enclosed… San Diego storage is $150 a month.

    • BajaGringo

      Organizer
      March 23, 2022 at 2:48 am

      Smart!

    • mx-rider

      Member
      March 27, 2022 at 6:31 am

      What’s the name of the place where you stored your RV in San Felipe?

      • paranewbi

        Member
        April 21, 2022 at 2:17 pm

        Dang it…not paying attention, sorry! Here is the link to where we have stored our RV; https://www.sanfelipesafestorage.com/rates.htmhttps://www.sanfelipesafestorage.com/rates.htm

        We leave in one week to return and pick it up. We’re headed down to Gonzaga for the month of May. I’ll try to post an update on how the RV did over the two months there. Sorry again for the delay. 🙁

        • mx-rider

          Member
          April 22, 2022 at 2:19 pm

          Their rates are actually quite reasonable. Whereabouts are they located?

          • paranewbi

            Member
            April 23, 2022 at 1:37 pm

            About ten minutes out of town on the main road on the West side. There’s a small restaurant on the corner of the turn and the storage yard sits right behind that restaurant.

            México 5, Rancho El Dorado, 21850 San Felípe, B.C.,

            Photo from Googlemaps.com

            From the go-around in San Felipe googlemaps says 14km/14 minutes.

            Will be there on Thursday 4/28 and will try to remember to post how the RV has made it there for 2 months.

            • mx-rider

              Member
              April 23, 2022 at 7:52 pm

              You know, I have driven by that dozens of times and never even paid enough attention to realize that was a storage facility. I guess my mid is on other things – heading to our destination or getting home.

              Thanks and I’d appreciate hearing your report. We have a small trailer we take down to Gonzaga and Puertecitos that I wouldn’t mind leaving there instead of hauling it back and forth every time.

              • paranewbi

                Member
                April 30, 2022 at 5:10 am

                We made it back to San Felipe and found the RV just as we had left it. Surprisingly, I had expected at least dusty surfaces from being in an open storage lot in the desert, but with the rig lined up and next to a large type A also, it was protected somewhat and was just as clean as the day we parked it two months ago.

                It was an easy process to access and leave (they open at 8am…it is not 24hr access and they are closed on sundays).

                They do have enclosed storage also.

                On our way to Gonzaga: Plenty of Gas in San Felipe.

                • mx-rider

                  Member
                  April 30, 2022 at 11:32 am

                  SUPER! What a great option that will be for us not having to lug this thing back and forth down there + I know the wife is going to love getting her side yard space back! We’ve been keeping it parked alongside of the house and inside the back yard due to zoning laws prohibiting us from parking it out in front and the monthly storage rental fees are like making a payment for a new one.

  • bajajeepers

    Member
    March 27, 2022 at 3:27 pm

    I have heard that it can be hard to find a spot to camp beach-side there in winter some years, with early arriving snowbirds taking all the best spots. Only visited Santispac once and that was for a half day stop in October on the way to Loreto a few years ago. Only a couple of other vehicles and one RV parked then.

  • laguera

    Member
    March 27, 2022 at 3:29 pm

    We are going the week before spring break – hope its not too crowded. I will post some pictures.

    • paranewbi

      Member
      April 21, 2022 at 2:27 pm

      How did that time period work out? I had hear that the Easter party time actually goes from the 11th to the 17th. We have always bailed out pretty much two weeks prior. Looking at some of the photos of the crowds posted by MexicoNewsDaily it looked massively crowded in some of the mainland beaches.

  • juansoler

    Member
    March 27, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    Thanks for the report. As much as I like Santispac and the entire Bahia Concepcion area, it’s best to avoid at Spring Break and I finally convinced the family to stay north of the 28th parallel and spend the week in San Quintin where we can get in some good fishing, great seafood, smaller crowds and Ron promised us a day trip out to the island.