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Shari Bondy, Bahia Asuncion Amiga

Shari Bondy & HorseHola everyone and welcome to the Bahia Asuncion blog. My name is Shari and I am a Mexi-Canadian living here in beautiful Asuncion. I have had the good fortune to live in this area of central Baja for over 20 years and absolutely am in love with this part of the peninsula.

Before moving full time to Asuncion, I lived in Guerrero Negro where I taught English at the University there (UABCS) and also guided whale trips in Laguna Ojo de Liebre. As much as I loved my job, the lure of living in a paradise like Asuncion was just too strong and I moved here when I married my husband Juan, who is from San Roque, a tiny fishing village a few minutes north of Asuncion.

When I first moved here, I was so absolutely amazed at the pristine beauty and overwhelmed by the friendly locals that I wanted to shout it to the world how awesome this place is. I wanted to share it all with my friends, relatives and travelers who seek out this kind of “old Baja” experience.

Not many tourists ventured out to this area because the road was terrible…I mean REALLY REALLY bad! But over the years the government has been making improvements to remote villages and helping the communities by paving the roads. We are now proud to have pavement all the way from Mex 1 into Asuncion, which had made a big difference in our lives and opened up our area to tourism. Most Baja travelers admit they had always wanted to visit this remote part of the coast and now with the new road, they are starting to discover this area, so rich in diversity and things to do.

Many do a circle trip entering the area from Vizcaino and coming to Bahia Asuncion, visit Bahia Tortugas then head out the graded coast road south that has spectacular beaches, surfing & fishing all along the way and passes through the fish camps of Pta.Prieta, San Hipolito, then through the villages of La Bocana and Abreojos and back out to Mex. 1.

It’s always so fun to watch people’s reaction when they come to town for the first time and take in all the breathtaking scenery. And lots of the townsfolk have made new friends with the visitors and new residents and are enjoying new cultural experiences.

Bahia Asuncion is a paradise for nature lovers, fishers, kayakers, hikers, bikers, surfers and the village offers lots of services to the visitor. There are several stores & restaurants, a hospital, mechanics and tire shops, welders, accommodations of every type from a small hotel, 2 B&B’s, vacation home rentals and campgrounds.

For such a small, sparsely populated area, there is lots going on and I look forward to keeping you all up to date on road conditions, events and life on the Midwest coast of Baja.

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