3 km 112 – Posada Concepción

Posada Concepción is the private community where I live, just a few minutes south of Santispac. There, you’ll find a hostel and restaurant, tennis court, and some long-term home rentals. There are RV spots and hookups by the road. Community power is on between 10 am to 10 pm. Kayak rentals are available at the office. The community is private property; please don’t drive around. If you want to explore, park and walk.

Our little neighborhood.
Our little neighborhood.

The bulletin board

The bulletin board across from the Posada oficina (again, please don’t drive there–park and walk) is filled with notices about special events in all of the beach communities. Find out about movie nights, special dinners, music and dancing, flea markets, charity auctions, stuff for sale, and more.

The hostel and restaurant

The hostel is a nice break from camping and an easy, quick overnight stay. It’s very basic, with about 20 bunks in one room attached to the restaurant. The $20/night fee includes morning bread and coffee, and you can make reservations via email.

There are board games, books, and DVDs, comfortable tables, and Lucy offers very tasty home-cooked Mexican food morning to night with very generous portions. Baked goods include pizza, donuts, bread, or brownies, depending on the day. There’s small, self-serve bar with beer and hard liquor.

Home rentals

You can rent homes in Posada via the Posada site and Airbnb. If you’re shopping for a second or retirement home or RV lot, there is always something for sale as retired residents age out and move back to the States or Canada. The community also houses location independent people like me working via satellite internet, bouncing back occasionally to California or the Pacific Northwest. Lots of residents adventure out with motorcycles, 4x4s, and quads. The community is pretty quiet, shutting down at “Baja Midnight,” which is about 9 pm. This makes sense when you rise with the sun!

Many residents gather for happy hour every evening at 5 on the beach and are welcoming to visitors. Need advice on best places to camp, RV, take your quad? Bring a beer and join us! There is a hot spring under the palapa on the beach which is public. The spring on the north end is on private property and for resident’s use only.

The locals are friendly.
The locals are friendly.

Our beach is shallow–muddy at low tide with lots of stingrays, so we go to nearby beaches (Escondido, Santispac) to swim or walk out to the point where the water’s deeper. Find out more about Posada Concepción on the web and on Facebook.

Hiking

In the morning you may notice residents hiking up “Good Heart Trail” across the highway. It’s about a 90-minute round trip and offers a great view of Bahia Concepcion. Every Thursday, Franz, hailing from Portland via Austria, leads a group of avid hikers that meets in the parking lot at 8 am sharp. They may walk or drive to the hiking location. If you want to join them, wear long pants, good shoes, a hat, and bring water and snacks. The hike usually ends at a local eatery.

Hiking downhill above Playa El Burro - photo by Carla King
One of the more challenging hikes is above Playa El Burro.

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