Comondu is a municipality of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur. It has a population of approximately 74,000 inhabitants. This beautiful region is formed by old populations of missionary origin and it constitutes an oasis in the desert where small places of great natural and cultural richness arise. With a land area of 16,858.3 km² (6,509.03 sq mi), it is the seventh-largest municipality in area in Mexico. The municipal seat is located in Ciudad Constitucion. Rocas Alijos, a group of tiny rocks that are 300 km west off the coast, are part of the municipality. Comondu is just one of over 60 official online guides covering the whole of Mexico. If you´re planning a trip to Mexico and would like discover our fabulous nation before visiting or, if you´d like to visit a specific place in Mexico, then you’ve come to the right place. It is a very favorable area for alternative tourism. Comondu is one of Mexico´s most popular places, visited by millions of people over the last decade. When you travel to Comondu you may wish to check out the Comondu hotels we have available or maybe you´d like to rent a car in Comondu? We also offer extensive day trips in Comondu. This unique place has simply amazing. We´ve also compiled a list of Travel books on Comondu Mexico. Constitución, San Carlos, San Luis Gonzaga, San Miguel de Comondu, San Juanico, San Isidro, San Carlos, Adolfo López Mateos and Insurgente City are locations where you will be able to enjoy health tourism and nature tourism.
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This whole south California region was occupied by two ethnic groups: The Cochimís and The Guaycuras The first group were located in the north area of the municipality while the second faction settled in the bordering San Luis Gonzaga – Magdalena and along the coast of the Gulf of California, from Loreto to La Paz. These natives didn’t cultivate and they lacked knowledge if we compare them to natives of other territories in Mexico. Therefore, their daily activities consisted of; fishing, hunting and gathering fruits and seeds. Just some archaeological sites, paintings and petroglyphs remain from these cultures.
First contact with the colonists and the natives was in 1685. However, the colonization plan began in 1697 and it is considered that the Jesuits Juan Ugarte, Nicolás Tamaral, Julián de Mayorga Francisco, Javier Wagner, Lamberto Hostell and Juan Jacobo Baegert were the ones who began the agricultural cultivation in what today is the Comondu municipality, they were the first ones that crossed the barren lands to establish small thriving communities.
The Jesuits were also in this region up to 1810, the year when they were granted there leaving. Then a series of uprisings, invasions and dictatorships began until the Mexican revolution of 1910.
Comondu municipality was recognized as municipality seat of San José de Comondu and San Miguel de Comondu communities after promulgating the Constitution in 1917.
The establishment of three municipalities including Comondu, whose municipality seat would be Constitucion City, after many years of suppressing the constitutional bases and of restoring reformations finally took place in 1972, settling the first “comundeño” city council bylaws and general local constitution of residents.
In the Comondu territory, two types of vegetation prevail: crasicaule bushes with species like: teasels, nopaleras, viznagas, chollas, Adam´s tree, dragonfruit, creosote bush and garambullo and the low deciduous forest trees of not more of 15 meters in height and species like: lomboy, elephant tree, hackberry etc.
Comondu’s main climate, which prevails in this region, is divided into two subgroups and it unites the dry and arid areas. It is defined as a very dry semi warm climate in the territory of Llanos de Magdalena and the Pacific coast with annual average temperatures going from a 34° C maximum to a 8° C minimum. Eastwards in the region of Sacred Domingo valley, warm and very dry weather is predominant. The winds blow from the northwest – southeast.
Adolfo Lopez Mateos Port is located in the north part of Magdalena Bay, 63Km to the west of Constitucion city, this port as well as San Carlos is the favorite breeding grounds of the gray whale where they carry out their reproductive cycle yearly. The boat crews will take you as close as possible to these gigantic and friendly cetaceans to snap photos of the whales and witness their impressive water displays.
It has a quaint but pleasant tourist infrastructure such as: hotels, restaurants and boat operators located next to the white sands of Magdalena Island. At the same time of year as the whales, it is the habitat of thousands of migratory and resident birds that you will be able to watch and to photograph in their natural environment, surrounded of mangroves. Many students develop their studies of the environment and the biodiversity in this area, or to practice kayaking, canoeing and diving, besides the sport fishing and the swimming.
The Comondu municipality has two protected ecological areas; the first of them is located in the San Isidro lagoon, with an extension of 2,750 square kilometers. It is considered the natural refuge of the fishing eagle and of other migratory birds such as ducks and black brant geese.
Secondly, we have Magdalena Bay, San Carlos and Adolfo López Mateos ports with an extension of 5,625 square kilometers that are also refuge to migratory aquatic birds, but the main interest is that this place is the chosen by the gray whale during mating season and to reproduce every year, a time in which thousands of tourists go to observe and witness this beautiful natural event.
Species like: chacuacas, quails, rabbits, hares and coyotes prevail in the deserted plains. In more abundant vegetation regions, we can find raccoons, foxes, and wild cats. In the high part of Sierra de la Giganta; deer’s, wild lambs and pumas are regular sightings.
They were abundant in this region but the merciless hunt of these beautiful animals depredated many of them. At present, a program for the preservation and protection of these species has been carried out.
Constitucion is the capital City of the municipality of Comondu, it is located on the trans-peninsular highway, 147 kilometers to the southwest of Loreto and 211 to the north of La Paz.
All areas of Constitucion city offer a great range of services for the visitors or people passing by as hotels, restaurants, gas stations, banks, self-service stores, travel agencies, bus terminal, trailer parks, as well as amusement centers.
On the outskirts of the city, there are a series of ranches like Santa Fe where you will see a livestock breeding and a special ranch that concentrates on the national production of ostrich meat for export.
The largest company in Comondu is located here, which produces and exports many varieties of tomato such us: grape, ball and in cluster tomatoes, they are all exported to the United States and Canada.
Bay of San Juanico
Bay of San Juanico is beautiful bay, also known as Scorpion Bay, is located 202 kilometers north of Constitución City. It is the favorite place of surfers who look for big waves and surf some of the biggest waves in the world that the Pacific Ocean offers them during summer and winter. The waves are caused by the northeast winds during summer and winter, which produces gigantic waves that run parallel to the shoreline, the stoned seabed making them bigger. Here the 5 tip surf can be practiced. Besides sport and diving fishing, visitors can sample ancient cane fishing and free diving from the rock precipices.
You can travel along Transpeninsular Indurgentes-La Purisíma City highway and arrive at its extensive gray cliffs, clean and crystalline waters and white sand beach areas, where you will be able to enjoy swimming and hiking or horseback riding along the beach, you´ll also able to appreciate the diversity of shells and starfish. Visitors can take boat excursions to reach the bay on board of “Ballena Gris” boat.
Bay of San Juanico has several excellent seafood restaurants where you will be able to sample delicious dishes made of the typical seafood of the area, such as lobster and abalone and all types of Mexican and American food. Popular restaurants for tourists are the “Scorpion Bay and Gloría’s Paseos.
In the bay, there are not any hotels, but if you like you can camp or rent a space in a trailer park that has gas station and small self-service stores, besides an ecologically friendly windmill station and hybrid energy plants which supply power to the whole community.
“El Aguaje” is located 3 Km. to the northwest of San Juanico, a small and beautiful oasis and very close to La Punta de Santo Domingo there is a place where you can see the great sea lion, a shelter for seals, gulls, fish and mollusks of great beauty.
San Luis Gonzaga
The San Luis Gonzaga community is located 53 kilometers to the southeast of Constitucion City, in Santo Domingo valley amid the most barren desert and it was the first settlement site of the mission of the same name.
To get to San Luis Gonzaga, you should turn off at the 194km junction of the La Paz-Insurgentes City highway, down the road that goes to El Iguajil dam. Once here, you will be able to visit that way the original church of the mission, which is well preserved and still in use.