Certification DetailsDate: 07/02/2018Evaluator: Osiris Abrego PlataView Bio

Santo Domingo Lote 14 S/N
San Juanico, 23812 Comondú
Baja California Sur, Mexico
+1 (858) 551-4900

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Scorpion Bay Hotel
San Juanico, Baja California Sur
Pitayas and Point Breaks

Adventure seeking surfers have braved the rough and remote roads of Central Baja to chase the perfect right-hand point breaks of Scorpion Bay since the 1970’s. Four main points (and potentially more on an epic swell) wrap around Punta Pequeña in the remote fishing pueblo of San Juanico. Surfers of all skill levels and styles can find their niche here while enjoying the amenities of Scorpion Bay Hotel in the heart of the town.

Not for the faint of heart, a trip to Scorpion Bay is a journey back in time. Off the grid and somewhat off the map, the surreal Mars-like landscape and the rustic charm of San Juanico and its friendly locals will make you want to stay long after the swell fades. Want to see more than the beach? Take a guided trip to the mesas and arroyos that sit behind the town for a unique look into the ranchero culture as well as some petroglyphs from the Cochimí Indians who used to wander these lands. If you’re lucky enough, you’ll find a ripe pitaya fruit ready to eat straight off the cactus.

The beautiful landscapes, flawless surf, and close-knit community are what make San Juanico so special and that’s why the Scorpion Bay Hotel is committed to improving the livelihoods of the locals and preserving the inherent charm of this Baja jewel.

Sustainability Management
Section Performance - 69%
Social and Economic Impacts Management
Section Performance - 88%
Cultural Heritage Impacts Management
Section Performance - 86%
Environmental Impacts Management
Section Performance - 62%
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Commitment to a Sustainable Future

Being in a remote part of Baja certainly has its challenges when creating a sustainable and high-quality experience for guests, but with the help of STOKE’s toolkit, our team has embraced those hurdles and grown so much because of it—I wouldn’t have it any other way.

San Juanico and Scorpion Bay is near and dear to all of our hearts so to be recognized as a socially and environmentally responsible business means the world to us and we look forward to improving our level of certification in the years to come. Here are goals for the next few years:

  • Support the creation of a blue carbon offset project in Mexico.
  • Continue to work with local stakeholders to find a sustainable supply of water for the town and to create a recycling and trash hauling service.
  • Invest in more on-site renewables at the hotel.
  • Support local entrepreneurs in the creation of alternative tourism products and agriculture.
  • Facilitate sustainable aquaculture research for the local fishing co-ops.
  • Establish a conservatory at a nearby seal rookery and hopefully tie it into Second Point to protect the wave as well.

We appreciate your interest in San Juanico and the Scorpion Bay Hotel and we hope you’ll join us soon for an authentic Baja surfing experience.

Allie Borrelli, General Manager