San Juanico/Directions

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Sunrise over San Juanico

San Juanico is a small fishing village situated in the Northern Pacific region of Baja Sur, offering world class surf, fishing, and beach combing. Over the years, the beauty of its beaches and the awe inspiring waves have attracted people from all over the world, creating a unique and diversified community. Located in what is considered one of the last frontiers in Baja, San Juanico is a step outside the normal 9-5, providing a wonderful escape from the demands of daily life.

Getting There

Flying and Car Rental:

Baja Sur can be accessed by flying into one of the major airports in either Loreto, La Paz or Los Cabos.  Rental cars are available at all three airports.  San Juanico is approximately 8 hours north of Los Cabos, 5 hours north of La Paz, and 3.5 hours east of Loreto.

Driving Directions:  

The old adage “Don’t drive at night in Mexico” is particularly true when driving to San Juanico owing to the cavernous potholes and ever present livestock. For your safety, we highly recommend you heed this warning, however, if you must drive at night, please be extra vigilant.

Driving From the South –

Most people coming from the Los Cabos area head north on MEX 19 to La Paz. Once in La Paz, continue north on MEX 1 until you reach Insurgentes.  At Insurgentes, continue north on HWY 53 heading to La Purisima. Zaragosa (approx. 10 minutes north) will be the last opportunity to purchase gasoline before you reach Las Barrancas or San Juanico. Continue on HWY 53 for about 1 hour keeping an eye for kilometer marker 88. You’ll know you’re close to the turn off to Las Barrancas and San Juanico when the road makes a sudden curve to the right. There will be a dilapidated metal water tower to your left and a green highway sign indicating Las Barrancas and San Juanico to your right. Turn left and head west. Just before reaching Las Barrancas you will see a tienda on your right hand side with a large Tecate sign.  Turn right and follow this road  until you reach San Juanico (approx. 40 minutes).

Driving From Loreto  –

Driving from Loreto, head south on MEX 1 until you reach Insurgentes (approx. 1.5 hrs).  At Insurgentes, turn right on HWY 53 and head north towards La Purisima. Zaragosa (approx. 10 minutes north) will be the last opportunity to purchase gasoline before you reach Las Barrancas or San Juanico. Continue on HWY 53 for about 1 hour keeping an eye for kilometer marker 88. You’ll know you’re close to the turn off to Las Barrancas and San Juanico when the road makes a sudden curve to the right. There will be a dilapidated metal water tower to your left and a green highway sign indicating Las Barrancas and San Juanico to your right. Turn left and head west. Just before reaching Las Barrancas you will see a tienda on your right hand side with a large Tecate sign.  Turn right and follow this road  until you reach San Juanico (approx. 40 minutes).

Driving From California

If you are driving from California, head south on MEX 1.  At San Ignacio (approx. 12 hours from the border), many people opt to take the “North Road,” but if  you’ve not been on it before and/ or don’t have a viable off road vehicle– or at least a vehicle with some clearance– we don’t recommend it.  The “North Road” will potentially save hours on driving time, however, there is the very real possibility of getting lost or stuck. Instead, we suggest you continue south on Mex 1 to Loreto and then follow the preceding directions.