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Get to know San Quintin

      Highway 1 leaves Ensenada and heads south, the only main artery to extend the length of the Baja Peninsula.  The real journey begins after cresting the hills and beginning the descent into the Valle Santo Tomas.  (*Adventurers with sturdy cars might want to take the 45-minute dirt-road trip from here to the west, to La Bocana fishing village.  About 3-4 miles north of the village is a cluster of shanty-shacks and a panga-boat harbor:  Here, fishermen can be hired to scout out everything from crab, to scallops, to lobsters for a reasonable price).   From this point on,Read More

Places of Interest

  Photo by Adolfo Tecla,   The Old Mill A former gristmill, the Old Mill is one of the remnants of the English era.  Many pieces of the original machinery still remain on the premises. A long drought forced the English to abandon the mill. Then in the late 1940’s, the Mexican Government established a cannery at the location where tuna, sardines, and mackerel were canned until the early 1970’s. Al Vela, the cannery manager at the time, along with his wife, Dorothy, started a modest hotel that catered to fishermen and hunters.  Today, the Old Mill sits on a quiet estuaryRead More


        San Quintín is really a stop on the way somewhere, for most travelers.  But for those who decide to stay a few days, following are a few day-trips itineraries that might begin in San Quintin.  Be your own adventurer, and feel free to mix, match and come up with your own plan (and if it’s really good, share it on traveler reviews!)  Itinerary 1:  San Pedro de Martir Head north out of San Quintín , and look for the sign on the right hand side of the road, south corner, that will indicate the route turn-offRead More


  Where is San Quintín located? San Quintin is located in the Ensenada munipality of Baja is located about 185 miles south of the US border at San Ysidro, on Highway 1.  It is roughly a 2.5-3 hour drive south (depending on traffic) from Ensenada.  The drive is an interesting one, taking travelers over mountains into the Santo Tomas valley, through vineyards and farmland, and then through a rather tedious long stretch that runs through endless neighborhoods and over topes (speed bumps) that seem to crop up every few minutes.   What is the best way to get to SanRead More

The San Quintín bays offer nature and outdoor lovers a virtual arena to experience everything from eco-tours, to sports fishing and hunting.