A longtime favorite of windsurfers and surfers alike, as well as a popular spot with the fishing crowd, Abreojos somehow remains a quiet, somewhat unchartered destination. In July 2007 the town’s waterfront received a makeover with the installation of new pavement and streetlamps along its malecón.
The town has a Telecomm office for long-distance calls and a Western Union.
Hotels and Restaurants
Though most travelers who come to Abreojos choose to camp, the town does offer one good lodging, Hotel Chelo’s (on town’s main unnamed road, tel. 615/620-4515, US$35–40). Chelo’s also has a bar/restaurant, open daily. Chelo herself is a good source of local information as well as a key player in a local movement to improve life in Abreojos in many ways. Her organization, MEAPA (Mujeres En Acción Punta Abreojos), is active on a variety of issues, from ecological conservation and beach cleanup to women’s issues and town-wide swim and surf camps. For travelers who want to donate their time or money to a good cause, Chelo is a great person to contact (tel. 615/104-2139).
Two other eateries are usually open: Lonchería Las Palmas (no tel., lunch daily, mains US$5), on the malecón, is open during the day only and serves tasty fish tacos and other basic Mexican staples.
A couple of doors down, with Speedy Gonzalez painted on the front wall, is Antojitos Juanita (no tel., nightly, US$5), which opens for typical antojitos at night.
For groceries, bread, and other basic supplies, friendly Super Zuniga (on town’s main road, no tel., 9 A.M.–6 P.M. daily) is well stocked.
© Nikki Goth Itoi from Moon Baja, 9th Edition