Paleto Bay is a small town in northern Blaine County, San Andreas, which appears in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online. The town is located close to the nearby tourist attraction Mount Chiliad while the beach, served by Procopio Promenade, and a forest are also nearby. The town is located four hours away from the nearest city, Los Santos.
Events of HD Universe
In 1999, Merle Abrahams went to Paleto Bay on route to disposing of his eight victims near a small set of islands north of Paleto Bay. Roy Buckley was also elected mayor of Paleto Bay, presumably close to the events of GTA V and GTA Online. The residents of Paleto Bay, at some point, also began purchasing a number of guns with the town having 'some of the highest gun ownership per capita in the country'. Merryweather Security Consulting control the Go Loco Railroad train station in the town. The protagonist of Grand Theft Auto Online steals a diamond shipment from a rival crew for Trevor Philips and his gang. The protagonist later assists Lester Crest in freeing Gustavo Mota while being transfered from the police station in Paleto Bay to Bolingbroke Penitentiary. Lester also has the protagonist steal a Shamal before taking it to the Sandy Shores Airfield.
Later in 2013, the residents of Paleto Bay could hear a series of explosions after Trevor Philips destroyed a number of trailers owned by The Lost Brotherhood. The FIB, at a press conference, state that they believe a number of banks are involving in money laundering including in Blaine County. Roy Buckley refutes the comments to Bucy Joe Houston. The reports, however, are correct with the police force taking bribes and keeping them at the Blaine County Savings Bank in Paleto Bay. Corrupt FIB agents Steve Haines, Dave Norton and Andreas Sanchez, knowing of this, task Franklin Clinton, Michael De Santa and Trevor Philips with obtaining the money to acquire enough money to infiltrate the Humane Labs and Research facility.
Franklin, Michael and Trevor enlist the help of Lester Crest, an old accomplice, to help plan the robbery but realise that only an assault on the building will work. A gunman is later chosen and the four rob the banks safety deposit boxes. The local police force and soldiers from Fort Zancudo attempt to stop the group but are unsuccessful after Franklin, Michael and Trevor escape using the Go Loco Railroad train station while the gunman escapes on their own. The resulting shootout on the streets of Paleto Bay result in the South Sea Apartments being partially destroyed after a helicopter crashed into the building with fires continuing even after the final mission is completed. Four residents of Paleto Bay are later confirmed to have died in a drug fuelled sex party involving Eric Ainsworth (aged 85), Lars Mitchell (aged 53), Tommy Tamons (aged 59) and Jude Melon (aged 58) along with Ashley Butler (aged 37).
- Auto Repairs
- Auto Services
- The Bay Bar
- Bay Hardware (open since 1954 and owned by B. Davids)
- Beeker's Garage & Parts (can be used to modify vehicles)
- Belinda Mays Beauty Salon
- Blaine County Savings Bank
- The Chrome Dome
- Clucking Bell
- Del Vecchio Liquor
- Discount Store (clothes can be purchased)
- Don's XCountry Store
- Dream View Motel
- Golden Buns Bakery
- Helmut's European Autos
- The Hen House (can be purchased for $80,000)
- Herr Kutz (can change hairstyles)
- J's Bonds
- Mojito Inn
- No Marks Cleaners
- Paleto Bay Financial Services Inc.
- Paleto Pets
- Peckerwood (open since 1908)
- Pop's Pills
- Post Op Blaine County Depot
- Ray's Electronics
- Red's Machine Supplies
- RON filling station
- Sally's Surf Shop (open since 1961)
- Tattoo (can obtain a tattoo)
- Wilson Hatcheries
- Xero filling station
- Paleto Bay Cluckin' Bell Beauty Pageant
- Paleto Bay Monster Truck Festival
- The Paleto Festival Barn Dance Cornholes
- Paleto Poultry Pageant
- The towns name, Paleto, is a Spanish word that can mean "hick, yokel", a reference to the towns redneck populace.