San Quintín, Baja California

San Quintín, Baja California

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San Quintín is a coastal town on the west coast of the Mexican state of Baja California, in the "municipio" of Ensenada. San Quintín has beautiful beaches and several places for tourists to stay. Tourists can enjoy fishing, camping, bird watching, surfing, and clam digging. It is also in the middle of an important agricultural area.

The coast is also home to many sand dunes and a popular place for off-road vehicles.

The town is on the west coast of the central Baja California Peninsula, near the Bahía de San Quintín, 300 km (187 mi) south of the San Ysidro–Tijuana international border along Federal Highway 1.


coord|30|24.057|N|115|54.720|W|

The Misión Santo Domingo de la Frontera lies 20 km north of San Quintín.

Bays

;Bahía San Ramón: North of San Quintín.;Bahía de San Quintín: The inner bay.;Bahía Falsa: The outer bay.;Bahía Santa María: South of San Quintín

Beaches

; Malibu Beach: Pacific beach north of town.; Playa Medano: On the Pacific Ocean, running from Picacho Vizcaino south to Cabo San Quintín.; Playa de Oro: Means "Beach of Gold".; Playa Santa María: Beach facing Bahía Santa María.; Playa Pabellón: This is the prettiest beach in San Quintín vicinity.; Playa Tranquilo: a few kilometers north of El Rosario

Towns

;Colonia Vicente Guerrero: a small town north of San Quintín (coord|30|46|24|N|115|56|22|W|) ;El Socorro: A small town between San Quintín and El Rosario. (coord|30|19|N|115|59|W|)

Transportation

By land, San Quintín is communicated by the Federal Highway 1, which runs from Cabo San Lucas to Tijuana. By air, the San Quintín Valley is served by severals airstrips:

*Campo de Lorenzo Skypark
*Cielito Lindo.
*El Buen Pastor Airstrip
*El Pedregal.
*Los Pinos.
*Rancho Magaña.

The San Quintín Airport is the only paved airstrip in the valley, but is a military field, so it's used for military aviation pourposes only. The closest airports of entry are Ensenada and Tijuana.

Media

XEQIN-AM, a government-run indigenous community radio station that broadcasts in Mixtec, Zapotec and Triqui, is based in San Quintín.


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