Bahia Asuncion

Known for its serene and picturesque beaches, Bahia Asunción and the surrounding area is a hidden gem for those seeking a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of more touristy destinations. The town is situated on the Pacific coast in the northern part of Baja California Sur, with the closest major town being Guerrero Negro, approximately 2.5 hour drive (120 miles/200 km) away. 

You’ll head south on Highway 1 from Guerrero Negro for approximately 50 miles (80 km) before turning west onto a branch of Highway 1 in Villa Alberto Andres Alvarado Aramburo. Following this highway for another 70 miles (115 km) brings you to this charming seaside town. 

Fishing is a central part of the local economy and culture, with the waters teeming with diverse marine life, making it a popular spot for both recreational and commercial fishing. The region’s natural beauty is complemented by its friendly community, who warmly welcome visitors to share in the laid-back lifestyle.

The surrounding landscape of Bahía Asunción is equally captivating, with a mix of desert terrain, rugged cliffs, and pristine beaches. This unique combination provides ample opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, bird watching, and whale watching, particularly during the migration season when gray whales can be spotted along the coast. 

Although it is a bit off the beaten path, Bahia Asunción has two campgrounds that invite you to get away and have some unique experiences that many campers in Baja do not get to have. 

Things to do in Bahia Asunción

Although word has not reached most campers yet, there are a lot of things to do in Bahia Asunción that will keep you around for a few days. Here are a few things to consider. 

Fishing and Boating: Bahía Asunción is renowned for its excellent fishing opportunities. Whether you’re a seasoned angler or a beginner, you can join local fishing tours to catch a variety of fish species, including yellowtail, grouper, and bass. The clear, calm waters are also perfect for boating, allowing visitors to explore the coastline and nearby islands.

Whale Watching: From December to April, Bahía Asunción becomes a prime location for whale watching, as gray whales migrate along the coast. Guided boat tours offer close-up encounters with these majestic creatures, providing a memorable experience for nature enthusiasts and photographers.

Beach Activities: The town boasts beautiful, unspoiled beaches ideal for relaxation and recreation. Spend a day sunbathing, swimming, or snorkeling in the clear waters. The tranquil environment is perfect for picnics and enjoying the natural surroundings.

Hiking and Bird Watching: The diverse landscape around Bahía Asunción offers great hiking trails that traverse desert terrain, cliffs, and coastal paths. Bird watchers will find the area particularly rewarding, as it is home to a variety of bird species, including pelicans, frigatebirds, and ospreys.

Campgrounds in Bahia Asunción

At the time of writing, there is only one formal campground in Bahia Asuncion, owned and operated by Shari Bondy of Whale Magic Tours. Shari has told us that she is building a second campground, so by the time you visit, you may have a second option for camping in Bahia Asuncion. 

Campo Sirena

Offering level parking in a sandy lot, Campo Sirena has the basic amenities you would need to spend a few days in Bahia Asuncion. The bathrooms are typically decent, and there is a dump station on site if you need it. The electrical is 20A, and like many campgrounds in Baja, it is suspect and recommended only if you need it. 

The campground is not glamorous by any means. But you will be safe, have great access to the water, and be in the middle of anything you want to do in the area. 

Website: https://bahiaasuncion.com/

Phone Number: +52 615 155 7197

Email: infoasuncion@gmail.com 

GPS: 27.14526, -114.29107

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