In Bahía de las Ballenas, the next bay south of Bahía Asunción , anglers and bird-watchers will want to explore the Estero de Coyote, a lagoon and salt marsh area with a local ejido.
Campo Rene (tel. 615/103-0008 or 615/161-7360) has established itself on the estuary as a bar/restaurant/camping complex offering whale-watching, kayaking, surfing, and turtle observation. Campsites with a palapa and adjacent asador run US$15, while RV sites with power run US$10. Also available are 12 small wooden cabanas for US$20 and three trailers for US$15; all lodgings have use of shared hot-water bathroom facilities. Inquire about group and/or multiday discounts. An airstrip and pangas for rent (US$120 for a day’s fishing trip with guide) as well as a full restaurant and bar (meals US$6–9) complete the experience.
From the southern road into the peninsula, Estero de Coyote is only a 30-minute trip on a good paved road—it’s well worth a visit.