*See Zach Rohe’s great Coco photo and story page, at the bottom.
Original location (1987-2021) 29°31.01′, -114°17.46′(WGS 84)
Before Coco lost his leg, he ran the campground by Cielito Lindo, San Quintín. This photo is from a 1975 issue of the Mexico West newsletter:
Photos by John Downes (‘rvrbm’):
An ‘oasis’ in the desert…
… where everyone is welcome…
… cold beer or soda to quench your thirst…
… and some great conversation with Sr. Coco! Located between Laguna Chapala and Gonzaga Bay, at the junction to Puerto Calamajué. Be sure to visit Coco and sign his guest book. On your next visit, see his cartoon drawing of your last visit.
Señor Coco enjoying his haircut from Barbara M! Photo by John M.
Sometime after this visit, Coco had his other leg amputated. It was giving him so much discomfort that he was begging the doctor to remove it.
In April, 2021, Coco’s Corner moves north 4 miles to be along the new highway, at Km. 179.5, south of Gonzaga Bay.
On March 30, 2022, my friends and I visit Coco at his new corner:
Adios to a Baja Legend
Aug. 30, 2022. Coco, who was 85 years old, was found deceased at his home.
Jorge Enrique Corral Sandez “Coco”: Feb. 25, 1937 to Aug. 30, 2022