For Baja Travelers

Discussion in 'Americas' started by muddyrabbit, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. Stonewall

    Stonewall The Wild

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    Is the road paved from San Felipe south ? :confused Thanks
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  2. kobukan

    kobukan almost gnarly

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    Nice paved road all the way until a few miles north of Gonzaga Bay, then it's termina pavimento.

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  3. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Super Ordinary

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    A beautiful house just north of town, the owners have added a separate 2nd floor unit with exterior stairs that is a great place if you want to get away from Todos Santos and stay somewhere quiet and peaceful.

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    It is a Bed & Breakfast, but much more than just a "Bed"--the entire upper floor is yours, with deck, outdoor kitchen, bbq, seating area, 360┬░ views and a luxurious bathroom and bedroom.

    You can learn more about the place and the welcoming owners of Iguana de los Mangos here: http://bajasurtodossantos.com/


    N23 27.707 W110 14.741


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  4. muddyrabbit

    muddyrabbit Lost Boy

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    Thanks HWD! Feel free to add a few more from your epic trip!
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  5. muddyrabbit

    muddyrabbit Lost Boy

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    After reading HWD's complete ride report I decided this thread needed a list of sweet Baja RRs as well, so I have begun a list in the first post.
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  6. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Super Ordinary

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    Thanks Muddy!

    I like that you added a post to notify us of an edit┬Śrealized I wasn't able to keep track of additions to
    earlier posts otherwise. If you wouldn't mind doing this in the future also so we can keep up with your edits. :thumb
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  7. muddyrabbit

    muddyrabbit Lost Boy

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    No problem, I also didn't realize you were the same guy who already made an addition here!

    DaFoole should be along shortly, his RR is in progress!
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  8. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Super Ordinary

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    Wondered if you remembered...:lol3

    Where the hell IS Rancho Piedra Blanca, anyway???


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  9. muddyrabbit

    muddyrabbit Lost Boy

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    After seeing the pics maybe we should keep it a secret....
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  10. _Magoo_

    _Magoo_ master of disaster....

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  11. cousinbob

    cousinbob just one more....

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    General Question for you guys that have been to Baja. Can you cross the border at Sonoyta (HWY 85 south from Ajo, AZ) and hit Baja through Puerto Penasco without all the MX mainland paperwork?

    Thanks,

    cb
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  12. StmbtDave

    StmbtDave AKA Invisible Dave

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    Yes you can cross at Lukeville/Sonoyta and take MEX8 directly south to Penasco. The Mex immigration office (for your visa) is on your right, immediately after you cross the border. There is no bank there so you'll either have to have your pesos or pay in US dollars at a poor exchange rate. There is no parking in front of the office so you have to leave your bike parked in the middle of the street (designated area) and walk to the office. There is a relatively new highway connecting Puerto Penasco with Baja via Golfo de Santa Clara.

    Dave
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  13. princess jamaica

    princess jamaica OLD DOG-NEW TRICKS

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    We live less than a mile north of Coyote.Estrellas is now closed,but a new owner is said to be taking over next year.The family resturant is now called J.C.'s.Same family,Juan Carlos is the owner.First run movies on a sheet every Thursday night!!And yes,this part of Baja is heaven!!
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  14. muddyrabbit

    muddyrabbit Lost Boy

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    If you let me know the new name of Estrella's I will update it.
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  15. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Super Ordinary

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    snif. Thanks for reminding me what a great trip that was...
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  16. muddyrabbit

    muddyrabbit Lost Boy

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    Busy this time next year?
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  17. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Super Ordinary

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    Hopefully, in Baja :)

    Just got back from a 4 wheel trip there, so I haven't been talking much about it here. But it was a great trip on its own.
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  18. StmbtDave

    StmbtDave AKA Invisible Dave

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    Be down there in a week and a half (but who's counting :lol3). Will have to check out the $5 palapas.

    Dave
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  19. cousinbob

    cousinbob just one more....

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    Thanks SB Dave, I have crossed there B4 when we went to Rocky Point. I just never see any of the ride reports using this as an entry point for Baja trips. Seemed pretty low traffic and easy when we did it a few years back. Thinking of a short loop maybe to San Felipe and back in April out of PHX on my KLR. Thanks again for the info.
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  20. skidxr

    skidxr Excuses

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    Hey guys, heading South soon and have a question.. I was going to put non prescription things like ibuprofen in a zip lock bag but thinking that may not be the best idea if checked and had to explain. Do you guys think that is an issue? Should I leave it in the factory bottle?

    Thank you all...
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