Calle Tuna sin Numero , La Ventana, 23232, Mexico
DRIVING DIRECTIONS FROM THE LOS CABOS AIRPORT (SJD -San Jose del Cabo).
To Casa Duna, Calle Tuna s/n y Calle Biznaga, La Ventana, Municipalidad de La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico 23232
The drive is usually just under 2 hours, about 90 miles, and quite easy as the airport is north of all the Los Cabos development, and the traffic is light and the roads quite good, albeit two-lane, so you could get stuck behind slow trucks. You will mainly be crossing uninhabited desert and mountains.
(If you arrive early in the day and are planning to stop in central Cabo San Lucas at all, or in the lovely old town of Todos Santos with its shops and galleries and Pacific beaches, ask us for the directions via the Pacific route (Rt 19). If already near downtown Cabo San Lucas, it is also only about 2 hours to Casa Duna ).
PLEASE DO NOT DRIVE AT NIGHT. Cows, horses, donkeys and goats sleep on the warm pavement at night and are very hard to see! Seriously. This should be no problem though as most flights arrive mid-day.) AND TAKE CARE PASSING -- ALL ROADS ARE TWO-LANE. WAIT FOR PASSING ZONES. NO RUSH; BEAUTIFUL ALL THE WAY.
Take HIGHWAY 1 NORTH toward LA PAZ, and continue past towns of Santa Anita, Miraflores, Santiago and Buena Vista/Los Barriles (Los Barilles, the largest of these is at 66 kilometers) , and then through the little oasis town of San Bartolo (stop here to buy wonderful grapefruit and oranges and mangos, depending on season, at roadside markets).
Continue north from San Bartolo. You will be turning off Rt 1 at the next town, San Antonio. (About 10 km before San Antonio, around the 145 km milepost, there will be a sign and left turn directing you to San Antonia a la Sierras; do NOT turn here. The center of San Antonio will be further on Rt 1).
You will know you are approaching San Antonio when you go up around some tight corners in the mountains and then drop down into a village in a green valley with palms. Near the bottom of your decline, you will pass the 155 kilometer post and a San Antonio sign. Soon after that there will be a school crossing sign on your right and a small Pemex gas station on your left (which is easy to miss). Just after the gas station, and a red cross hospital sign on your right, you will start to go up a hill and then see a small sign directing you toward Bahia de la Suenos. A cobblestone road will be on your left.
TURN RIGHT HERE. There will probably be some commercial signs here as well, eg, for GranSueno, Ventana Windsports, etc. As soon as you turn you will see a sign directing you straight to the town of Los Planes.
Continue following this fairly well paved road (watch though for some washed out areas along some shoulders -- when it rains, which is rare, much damage can follow) until it ends in a T junction in about 20 km. You will pass basically nothing but cacti and desert scrub.
GO LEFT here on what is Highway 286, or the La Paz-Los Planes road, but probably unmarked. In 3.6 km, after a Pemex gas station on your right, you will come to an intersection marked by many signs for the various businesses in La Ventana, and a sign to El Sargento.
TAKE A RIGHT there, and START YOUR ODOMETER AT ZERO.
IN 6.6 km, on your right, you will reach a small American-style green road sign on a metal pole marked Calle Biznaga - at a sand road by a telephone pole. (If you reach the green/white desalination plant on your left, you've gone 50 meters too far). Turn right and you will see a cactus in the middle of the road that you will drive around.
Follow this sand road about 300 meters, passing some walled and gated houses on your left. Take first right on another sand road, Calle Tuna (similar green sign), and proceed to our entrance on the left in about another 100 meters. You can't miss it - 2 meter wall all around the property with a wooden entrance.