Directions to Costa Cardonal
From the US border at Tijuana, pick up
Mexico Transpeninsular
Highway 1 and head
south. (Or you can enter Mexico at
30 miles east of San Diego, where the border
crossing is less crowded.)  Hwy 1 is generally
a 2-lane, asphalt road that is reasonably well
maintained, but should be driven in the

If you'd prefer not to drive straight through
(12+ hours, 600 miles), plan to break your trip
with an overnight in Ensenada, San Quintin,
Catavina or Guerrero Negro.  All have clean,
inexpensive motels.

Continue on Hwy 1 until you are south of
Santa Rosalia.

About 30 miles south of Santa Rosalia, look
for the sign for the village of
Palo Verde.  
Turn left (east) and follow the signs for
Punta Chivato and the "New Road".  You'll
travel about 5 miles.  When you come in sight
of the bay, keep on the same road as it turns
to the left (north) and continue about 1.5
more miles.  Look for signs for

By the way, members of AAA (the Automobile
Club) can get an excellent, free, road map of
Baja, and a good travel guidebook (about $12).

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