Bahia San Francisquito, Baja California Norte – An illustrous past

There are 56 km left to San Francisquito, and we manage them until lunch. The attractive bay at the Sea of Cortez has a nearly four kilometres wide steeply descending beach, framed by rocks, that is a popular turtle breeding ground. Until some years ago a resort was in operation here. It was built in the 60s and hosted such illustrious guests like John Wayne and Kirk Douglas. Like so often in developing countries there was no post-investment and the facility was left to decline. After closing it down a Mexican developer bought the land with the plan to establish a luxury resort. One day. Perhaps.

Still one can camp here or rent one of the scruffy huts. The camping fee is 5 $ per person. There are restrooms, showers, and some sunshades called palapas. Mamacita Rosa cooks for family and guests, and the meals are taken together. So much accommodation with a family where one is treated as a member of the family has its price: 9 $ for breakfast, 10 $ for lunch and 12 $ for dinner. Although the next grocery store is far, the prices shall probably remember the fashionable past.

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