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Magdalena Bay

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Bahia Magdalena, more commonly called Mag Bay, is one of the three large bays on Baja's Pacific coast where the whales go each year to mate and give birth from late December through March. But there's much more going on in Mag Bay than just whales. The bay is also known for its good fishing, and the port city of San Carlos plays host to many different fishing and tourist operations. The smaller areas of the bay on the northern end have recently been discovered for their excellent kayaking, and now flycast fisherpeople (men and women) are discovering the pure joy of saltwater fly fishing in these protected northern bays.

On the Pacific side of Mag Bay there is a whole different agenda going on. Sailors have been using the protected waters of Bahia Santa Maria as a gunk hole for years, and this northern bay is truly a special part of the Baja unspoiled wilderness. On the north end of Santa Maria Bay surfers have discovered an excellent right break, off the tip at Punta Hughes. The difficult access and complete lack of facilities keeps the crowds away.

San Carlos offers small hotels, markets, good restaurants, one trailer park, a Pemex station and an ice factory

Magdalena Bay is located due west of Ciudad Constitution, about 30 miles west of Baja Highway One



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