Frequently Asked Questions

When is the restaurant open?


8:00 am to 10:00 am and 5pm to 10pm. Hours may be shortened or we may be closed during the low season. *Due to COVID-19, the restaurant is open on a limited basis. We apologize for the inconvenience.




Where is our Hotel located in relation to the beaches?


Our Hotel is located inside the pueblo of San Juanico and is two blocks from First Point, the most family friendly beach. It is approximately a 20-minute walk to Second Point where most surfers reside.




Is there electricity?


Yes, with a limit. The electricity is town is regulated and only offered between 4 hours to 12 hours and sometimes not at all. That means the Hotel only has electricity for the same hours.




Is there cell phone service?


Typically for all US, Mexican and International carriers there is no service in San Juanico. There is a landline at one of the stores close to the Hotel and costs $25 MX per 5 minutes.




How reliable is your internet?


It is satellite internet and the best available for Scorpion Bay, however, it is not 100% reliable. It is not always capable of uploading, downloading and sending large files and streaming is rarely possible. It is best to browse and check email only.




Do you have a generator?


Yes, and it operates after the town’s power shuts off during the months of June, July and August due to the severe heat at night. There is inherent noise when it is operating that the guests must endure but it is preferred to the heat. (The generator is located underneath the Apartment.) Guests may pay a price for the same service in other months if desired.




Do you have air conditioning?


Yes, and they are only operable when the generator is on. The Hotel runs the generator every night starting at 11pm between July and September. Guests may pay a price for the same service in other months if desired. All rooms have operating fans.




Do you provide airport transportation?


Unfortunately, no. There are other reliable and cost-effective options which can be found on our Getting Here page.




Do you have surfboard and SUP rentals?


Yes, we are one of three places to rent surfboards and we offer priority to guests of the Hotel. Longboards are $15 per day and SUPs are $20 per day. Ask us for our list of boards and we can reserve your choice in your reservation. Others may rent our boards on a walk-in basis and a credit card and identification are required to rent.




Do you have vehicle rentals?


We do not and there are no options in San Juanico.




Can I bring a pet?


Yes, we are pet friendly.




Is the Hotel wheel chair accessible?


The rooms called Oficina 1, Oficina 2, and the Palapa are the only wheel chair accessible rooms at the Hotel.




Is there a nearby private airstrip?


The closest private airstrips are in Constitucion and Lopez Mateos which are both approximately 2 hours away from Scorpion Bay. If you'd like to learn more about becoming a member of El Aeropuerto de Scorpion Bay Club send us an email by clicking here.




Can I drive on the north road from San Ignacio to Scorpion Bay?


If you have to ask, we do not recommend it. The path requires 4-wheel drive and previous knowledge of the area as there are no signs and places with no definable road.




Can I take the Highway 1 that cuts across the peninsula south of Mulege to Scorpion Bay?


That is not considered a proper road and requires very special vehicles to traverse that stretch.




What is the preferred currency?


Almost all vendors in the pueblo only accept pesos. The Hotel accepts all forms of payment and uses the exchange rate of 18 to 1 when exchanging dollars for pesos.




When are the best waves?


Our most consistent months for surf are June, July and August. As you move away from those months, the surf gets less consistent with December and January being our least consistent months. However, it is impossible to predict Mother Nature and there is always a chance for surf.




Will I arrive at the Hotel before it gets dark?


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.




Where can I purchase gasoline?


San Juanico has a few shops that sell gasoline at a premium. Another option would be to fill your tank at a gas station in Insurgentes on the way in and on the way out.




What type of electrical outlets are in the rooms?


All of the Hotel's rooms have three-prong electrical outlets.




Is the water safe to consume?


The water at the Hotel is from a well and clean and you can use it to brush your teeth without hesitation. However, each room comes with drinkable, purified water and there are stations throughout the Hotel with the same drinkable, purified water for guests to drink.




Do you have wetsuit rentals?


Yes, but it is recommended to bring your own. We have a small number of tops, spring suits, full suits and booties that have been donated over the years and each item can be rented for $5 per day.




Do I need to bring my own yoga mat?


No, each room in the Hotel has one.





Scorpion Bay Hotel

Santo Domingo Lote 14 S/N
San Juanico, 23812 Comondú
Baja California Sur, Mexico

+1 (858) 551-4900

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