Map to Scorpion Bay
The closest commercial airport to Scorpion Bay is Loreto International Airport. Alaska Airlines has flights to and from Loreto direct from the US.
Calafia Airlines offers flights from Tijuana, MX to Loreto. This is the quickest and cheapest way to fly.
Rates for these flights vary depending on the time of the year. For information about bringing a surfboard on the flight, click here.
You can use the CBX Border Crossing to walk across the San Diego border, into Tijuana, MX. It is safe and easy way to arrive at the Tijuana Airport.
To use the CBX skywalk bridge you must have a CBX ticket and airline boarding pass for a flight either departing Tijuana Airport within 24 hours or having arrived within 2 hours. Each CBX ticket is valid for crossing the skywalk bridge one way. You can buy online here.
Another option is flying Volaris Airlines from Tijuana to La Paz. These flights are pretty cheap in the $300 – $400 roundtrip range. For information about bringing a surfboard on the flight, click here and click the “Sport boards” icon. Volaris also offers a shuttle service from San Diego to the Tijuana airport and vice versa. This service can be purchased in advanced when purchasing your ticket. This option is not recommended due to timing issues experienced in the past.
For those flying and renting a car, you should know that the road is paved all the way to Scorpion Bay Hotel.
The Mexican Immigration Reform Law of 2012 requires you to obtain your FMM (tourist card) at the point of entry. The new facilities at the San Ysidro Border Crossing make obtaining your tourist card much easier. Fines will be issued to violators and are rarely waived under the new law.
All cars using federal highways in Baja California Sur will be required to carry liability insurance needed regardless of origin of the registration.
There is a paved road all the way to Scorpion Bay from the south.
If you are driving from San Diego, there are two options to get to Scorpion Bay by car. Both options will take AT LEAST 12 hours on the windy, two-lane Highway 1.
When you reach San Ignacio (about 450 miles from San Diego) either you can choose to stay on Highway 1 north or take the road into Scorpion Bay. Taking the road north is much quicker (saves about 6 hours) but requires the experience of having taken the north road and a vehicle before that can handle the bumps and dips of a Mexican road dirt. Staying on Highway 1 is the slow but sure way to go and there are some very beautiful beaches and coves between Santa Rosalia and Loreto to admire.
Once you reach Ciudad Insurgentes either from Loreto or La Paz, keep driving for another 1 hour north towards La Purisima. Beware of potholes around the 75km mark when driving north from Insurgentes. Start slowing down. There is a large water tower on your left that is accompanied by a sign that reads Las Barrancas and San Juanico. This is around the 85km mark when you are driving north from Insurgentes. After making the left, you will make your first right to San Juanico after about 8 minutes. The drive from Las Barrancas to San Juanico is about 40 minutes. Once you reach San Juanico veering left at the fork, you will be on the main road called Dionisia Villarino. Follow the road nine blocks until you reach La Joya and turn right, our Hotel is on the right side.
The car rental companies at the Loreto airport are Alamo, Budget, Europcar, and Hertz. From the Loreto airport, the drive to Scorpion Bay is between 3 to 3.5 hours.
The rental companies at the La Paz airport are Alamo, Auto Europe, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Europcar, Hertz, Honk, National Car Rental, Thrifty and Zoom Car Rental. The drive from the La Paz airport is between 5 and 5.5 hours. The roads to Scorpion Bay are paved all the way now so there is no requirement to have an all-terrain vehicle. However, be sure to check your rental car for a spare tire and proper tools to change one.
There is a bus service that is offered throughout Baja California Sur that makes regular pickups and drop offs at Scorpion Bay. The company is called Eco Baja Tours. For more information about the service, click here.