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The closest commercial airport to Scorpion Bay is the Loreto Airport and it is approximately a 3 to 3.5 hour drive.  Only 3 operators fly in and out of Loreto- Alaska Airlines is international to and from the US and Calafia Airlines and Volaris Airlines are domestic to and from Mexico. 


Alaska Airlines only flies to Loreto via Los Angeles. 


Flights to and from Los Angeles are once a day only on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.  These days can vary week to week.  


Departure and arrival times vary.


For information about bringing a surfboard, please click here


Be sure to match your flight days with your Hotel reservation days.   


Domestic flights are best priced so flying to the San Diego Airport and using the CBX Border Crossing to the Tijuana Airport should be considered.  If you are already in San Diego, this is the way to go.  It is a short walk from the US side in Otay Mesa (see location here) across a bridge and the border directly into the Tijuana Airport. 


Tickets are necessary each way and can be purchased here


Calafia Airlines only flies to Loreto via Guaymas, Hermosillo, La Paz and Tijuana. 


Flights to and from Tijuana are once a day only on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.  Flights to and from Guaymas, Hermosillo and La Paz are once a day only on Thursdays and Sundays.  These days are subject to change.  


Departure and arrival times vary. 


Flights beyond 6 months from the current date are not available to be booked.

For information about bringing a surfboard on your Calafia flight, please click here.


Be sure to match your flight days with your Hotel reservation days.   


Volaris Airlines only flies to Loreto via Tijuana.

Flights to and from Tijuana are once a day only on Tuesdays and Saturdays.  These days are subject to change.

Departure and arrival times vary.

For information about bringing a surfboard on your Volaris flight, please click here.

Rental Cars

Guests flying into Loreto are recommended to rent a vehicle as our Hotel is not able to provide airport transportation.  The roads to Scorpion Bay are paved all the way and there is ample signage along the route to get to our Hotel safely. 


The companies available at the Loreto Airport are Ace, Alamo, Europcar, Fox and Hertz (click company logo for more details).


It is recommended to make a reservation in advance, pay in advance and present your confirmation receipt upon arrival. 


Be sure that your vehicle has a spare tire and tools to change one just in case.


Four wheel drive is not necessary as the road is paved all the way.

Most flights that arrive in the afternoon at the Loreto Airport will allow for you to arrive before dark. The only exception might be in the winter when the days are shorter and you might consider a hotel prior to traveling to San Juanico. The wait for a rental car is short and the drive should take you no more than 3 and a half hours from the airport.

TAXI/Public Transportation

If you prefer to not rent a vehicle, the only public transportation available from Loreto to Scorpion Bay is via taxi. 


There are always plenty of authorized taxis and taxi vans waiting at the terminal. 


The fare each way starts at approximately $300 US.    

Driving directions from Loreto

You’ve booked your ticket, rented a car, and you’re ready to drive to the Scorpion Bay Hotel!


Please follow our directions as the Google Maps version is wrong and will take you on a dangerous road north. DO NOT go north, go south as you can see in the map. 


But don’t worry, we’ve made a step by step guide AND you can print out a PDF version to bring with you. Click the PDF button below to download.


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How to download offline maps to phone


Download the app to your cell phone BEFORE leaving home. This map works offline, without service and will get you there the CORRECT way. 


Open the app and search Baja California, Mexico, or go to Baja California on the map and zoom in. It will ask you if you’d like to download maps. Download them. 


Once you’ve downloaded the Baja California Maps, click this link on your phone where you can download the map guide: to Scorpion Bay Hote. from Loreto Airport


Make sure before you leave, all of these steps have been completed so that you can access them without service. If you’re having any issues please see the support page here.



Do NOT go North. The road is dangerous and not passable. Leave the Loreto Airport. Turn left at the 1st cross street onto Carr. Transpeninsular/Cd Constitución-Loreto/Loreto-Ciudad Constitución/México 1. 

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Continue on Highway 1. When you reach a town called Cuidad Insurgentes, go RIGHT at the fork here. Follow the signs towards La Purisima to the north, approximately 85km or approximately 1 hour to Las Barrancas.  Beware of potholes on this road.

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THIS IS IMPORTANT. After 85km, there is a bend in the road, a water tower off to your left and a sign on your right that reads San Isidro, La Purisima and San Juanico (see photo). Make a LEFT turn. Unfortunately this sign is covered in stickers and can be hard to read! If you have hit a DIRT ROAD, you are on the wrong road. Turn around. 


After approximately 10km you will make the first right at the sign that reads San Juanico. The drive from Las Barrancas to San Juanico is approximately 35km and approximately 40 minutes.  


Once you reach San Juanico, veer left at the fork to be on the main road Dionisia Villarino. Follow the road nine blocks until you reach La Joya and turn right.  Our Hotel is on that block on the right side.

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