BAJA ROAD TRIP REPORT FOR
CAMPO RENE NEAR ABREOJOS
May 18, 2005, Syd Lindsay, Abreojos, Baja California, Mexico condition report:
We drove to Abreojos on the Baja California Pacific coast, and we found the 30 miles of pavement to be in better condition than Baja's main highway. However, the unpaved part has not been maintained and it took us almost an hour to go the last 15 miles to Camp Rene. There is no road working equipment around, and it doesn't look like there will be any more pavement in the near future.
The road to Abreojos is paved for 30 miles, with no pot holes, a very good road. The unpaved part is mostly washboard gravel and some smooth clay. It's hard to get on top of the gravel, so it's slow going.
Campo Rene is great. The restaurant is open with good food, and the shacks are in good condition, and are $10 a day. There are lots of big spotted bay bass and some corvina in the lagoon. I got one corvina that Neil Kelly, author of The Baja Catch, would have been proud of, and also very big spotted bay bass to 16 inches.
You will need to look for the high tides. We didn't go outside to fish. The best time for that is during lobster season when it's easy to find the rock piles where the traps are, as well as the big blacks and grouper. Out along the point on the reefs are calico bass and yellowtail. There are pangas for rent 7 miles north in La Bocana, and they do real good there. The Baja Pacific side weather is sometimes windy and cool during the summer, but it's a fun trip nonetheless.