Updated: Jul 4
Nestled along the breathtaking coastline of Baja California Sur, Scorpion Bay is a hidden gem that offers much more than its reputation as a classic surf spot. Located in the fishing village of San Juanico, Scorpion Bay is famous for its world-class waves, but it offers tons of fun activities for all types of travelers. In this blog post, we will share a round-up of activities for visitors of all ages and interests. Whether you're a surfing enthusiast, nature lover, or adventure seeker, Scorpion Bay has something remarkable to offer.
8 Things To Do In Scorpion Bay
The very obvious and most common thing to do in Scorpion Bay is surf. This is for good reason, as it offers one of the longest righthand point breaks in the world. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a beginner looking to ride your first wave, the swells here won't disappoint. Check out this guide to the best surf spots in Baja and a breakdown of the surf at Scorpion Bay.
Exploring the rugged terrain of Scorpion Bay's surrounding landscapes is a must. Hop on an off-road vehicle and venture along the East Road, a thrilling dirt road that winds through desert landscapes, rocky canyons, and scenic overlooks. The region surrounding Scorpion Bay is crisscrossed by a network of off-road trails, offering breathtaking views and exhilarating challenges. As you navigate the dirt roads, you'll be treated to panoramic vistas of desert landscapes, jagged canyons, and the sparkling waters of the bay. The ever-changing scenery creates a sense of wonder and exploration, making each off-road excursion a memorable experience. The nearby trails cater to a wide range of driving styles and vehicle capabilities. Whether you prefer tackling steep inclines, navigating rocky terrain, or maneuvering through sandy dunes, you'll find something to suit your off-roading preferences. The varied landscape ensures that every adventure is unique and keeps the excitement levels high. There is also the option of taking your dirt-bike or off-road vehicle straight on the beach for some good fun.
Being on the coastline of Baja California Sur, this fishing village is not only a haven for surfers but also an angler's paradise and a great spot for all things fishing related. Go down the beach and cast out from your chair and enjoy a relaxing day of fishing. Another option is to book a tour with a local on their fishing boat. They offer half and full day guided tours, where you'll likely score some fresh fish. For more information about booking a tour contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are numerous opportunities to explore unspoiled beaches and find some hidden 'treasures.' There are two great options that you can make a day trip out of and have a private beach day. The beaches from 5th point and beyond are all private and secluded beaches where groups can enjoy and you may want to take a quick dip in the water, surf the unnamed waves, or just take a day away from other surfers at the first 4 points.
Another option is to head south from the Hotel, where within a couple miles the beach faces more west. Take the beach route or follow the south road out of San Juanico and you will have access to miles of beach breaks and river mouths. These sandy wide, wide open beaches make for a fun day trip of exploring and hunting for fossils, shark teeth, shells and other goodies.
Scorpion Bay is a captivating destination for kitesurfing enthusiasts. With its perfect wind conditions, stunning scenery, and variety of riding styles, it offers an unforgettable experience for riders of all levels. Glide across the bay, surrounded by rugged cliffs and pristine beaches, while enjoying the warm camaraderie of the local kite community. Whether you're seeking professional instruction or simply want to soak in the beauty of the coastline, San Juanico provides an exhilarating adventure beyond the waves. Many will kite through the points and ride waves, when it gets too windy for surfers.
6. Horseback Riding
Have you ever dreamed of riding horseback where the desert meets the waves? Ever wanted to take a romantic ride on the shore with only the moonlight to guide you? The Scorpion Bay Hotel can arrange a custom horseback riding experience tailored to your liking. You will be checking all the amazing views San Juanico has to offer, from the back of a horse!
There are a number of amazing restaurants, taco shops and markets that offer quite the array of Mexican dishes. Make sure to check out Chinos, Lupitas and El Charro, for any market items you might need. If your lucky, you can score some hot tortillas from Chinos! The Scorpion Bay Hotel staff puts together some pretty amazing dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Check out the menu here. Some other places to enjoy some amazing Mexican food are the Burro and Kristy's taco shop.
8. Relax and Drink Margaritas
If you just need some time off and to get away from the 'real world,' then Scorpion Bay is the place for you. Get off the grid and relax. The beaches and surf points are a great spot to sit back and get your tan on while enjoying a nice cold beverage of your choice. We recommend a cold margarita by the beach, it's quite relaxing.