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Bahia Concepcion, BS

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Distance Round Trip 8 miles
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Mangrove Loop - Bahia Concepcion
Author azbackpackr
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Routes 365
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Bahia Concepcion, (Conception Bay) is about 675 miles south of San Diego. It's best to take a couple of days to drive on the narrow highway to get there. Once you reach Mulege, travel south to Coyote Bay area, and watch for camping along the shoreline. There are palapas along the beaches. Someone will come by to collect money from you. It was about $7 US per car when I was there. Someone will come by to sell you a barrel of water for washing, also.

Kayaking, hiking and sightseeing are three of the activities you can enjoy here. If you are not an experienced sea kayaker, beware the sudden wind that can come up when you are far from camp. You can paddle out to all the islands and also along the shore to the north and south. There are small beaches where you can land.

For hikers there are small desert peaks all around which afford you a great view of the bay and its islands.

Explore San Ignacio, Santa Rosalita and Mulege on your way down. There are historic missions, desert oases filled with palm trees, quaint villages with colorful businesses lining the streets.

Change your money to pesos before going. You must have a passport. If you are staying more than a few days you must get a visa at the border. Speaking some Spanish is extremely helpful since most people do not speak English.

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2015-04-19 azbackpackr
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    Mangrove Loop - Bahia Concepcion
    What do you seen in the last photo? :) I went to Baja for a week with 3 people from a San Diego kayaking club. Was very glad for the invitation, since my sea kayaking skills are not up with theirs, but I did okay. This particular day we left our camp at Coyote Bay, south of Mulege, and paddled around a couple of islands and into a very small mangrove swamp. I've paddled in mangroves before, in Costa Rica, but had no idea they existed in the Sea of Cortez. The wind picked up as we paddled back to our camp. That's the scary part of sea kayaking.

    During our trip we saw many interesting birds, plus whale sharks and dolphins.

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    Buy a guidebook. From San Diego, California, drive south on 5 and cross into Mexico at San Ysidro Port of Entry. Get your visa. Then get take Carretera 1 south toward Ensenada. The toll road is much faster--signs say "Cuota." From Ensenada continue to follow the narrow two-lane Carretera 1 to Mulege. You can camp on the way just before reaching Cataviña. Dirt roads lead off the highway into a natural reserve area. There is a hotel in Cataviña as well. The next day go on to Mulege, visiting San Ignacio Mission, Santa Rosalia "Eiffel" Mission, etc. Coyote Bay with its beach camping is a few miles south of Mulege.
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