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Old 02-03-2013, 03:40 PM   #1
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Been to San Francisquito, Baja Recently??

Has anybody been to San Francisquito recently? I heard the old man that ran the place died and wanted to know if it is still open and if they have gas. I'm planning an 8 day ride down Baja in March and wanted to stay the night there.
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:56 PM   #2
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Check out this thread..............he reports on gas there in the last few weeks.........fresh and current info.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=854348

Read the whole thread but the info is #17
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:09 AM   #3
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I don't think it's been more than about 10 days since I was in San Francisquito...
No Mark, you were at Gonzaga Bay. San Francisquito is another 200 miles further south. We were camping at the Gonzaga palapas last week, enjoying fresh shrimp and Tecate for dinner. Me thinks that beats steak sandwiches .



We rode down as far as Bahai De Los Angeles and the owner of the camp, Antonio, told me gas may be available further south in Playa San Rafael (Pancho) or in El Barril (Lupe). He also suggested that the Piedra Blanca Ranch may have gas which is where we'll probably try to find/stay on the next trip down in three weeks.

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Old 02-04-2013, 05:09 PM   #4
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I was thinking the Mexican beer must be making Mark crazy

San Francisquito is mucho bonita and going to be a hell of a lot longer before pavement gets there (at least I hope)
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:12 PM   #5
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No Mark, you were at Gonzaga Bay.
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Your right-----------and I'm such a dumbass !!! Can't believe I got that wrong
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Old 12-28-2013, 12:27 PM   #6
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Earthquake

Only two of the palapas were standing after the April 2012 quake hit the area and part of the kitchen took a hit. Here is a link to some pics: http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthre...d=59519&page=1

Rancho Piedro Blanca, 16 miles west on the road to El Arco was not affected, has rooms and gas. Before they built some canbanas, it was still a place where you could get a cold drink and some gas if SF was out. Very good folks.

I'll be checking it out in Feb - anyone been out since the quake?
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Old 11-28-2014, 07:47 PM   #7
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Bumping an older thread...

Got a group of riders thinking of staying in San Francisquito in late February 2015. Has anyone heard any recent reports on the area or the palapas/cabins? I had heard there was some damage from the recent storms and hurricanes and they may not be taking lodgers. Anyone have any recent info.?

Thanks in advance for any information!
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Old 11-28-2014, 08:12 PM   #8
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Old 11-30-2014, 09:28 AM   #9
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You might do a search on Baja Nomads site. I came across a thread there a few weeks back that had pics of the hurricane damage. The main shelter next to the kitchen had collapsed. Didn't see pics of the little cabins. Poster said they would not be rebuilding.
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Old 11-30-2014, 06:38 PM   #10
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You might do a search on Baja Nomads site. I came across a thread there a few weeks back that had pics of the hurricane damage. The main shelter next to the kitchen had collapsed. Didn't see pics of the little cabins. Poster said they would not be rebuilding.
Thanks for that. I'll check that site out!
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Old 12-03-2014, 07:16 PM   #11
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Most recent info is here From the thread over in regional Latin America here

I hope someone rebuilds it, I loved my time out at the place a few years ago, one of my favorites in all of Baja.
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Old 12-04-2014, 09:45 AM   #12
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Looks like it will live on after all. Places like this need our support.
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Old 12-05-2014, 02:22 PM   #13
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Will be heading down first couple weeks in April... hoping things aren't too bunged up.
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Old 12-08-2014, 02:30 PM   #14
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You still can get gas at the ranchos on your way to EL-Arco. The one rancho there by the large windmill has gas, rooms, food and even internet last time we were through there in April of this year.

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Old 12-11-2014, 12:11 AM   #15
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Rancho Piedra Blanca

They have a web site : www.ranchopiedrablanca.com. Also ranchopiedrablanca@hotmail.com - Jose & Guadalupe. I was through last feb. , best to email or call to make sure they are ready for you, the cook only comes out weekends unless they are expecting guests. The folks at San Fran are pretty beat, I've watched them wither since Genaro died and his family sold the place, had to pass last time out, too depressing, but then I started going there in 1978, knew Genaro, the previous owner back in the day. Still a great ride and a beautiful little strip of beach if yor camping. I've been stopping at the Ranch for years for a cold one, never stayed in the new cabins but they are very friendly, make great jerky and always had gas if I was in a pinch. Check out Mission Santa Gertrudis if you are heading west, one of a handful of Jesuit Churches still in use - in the middle of nowhere but they are on a fresh water spring.

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