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Baja Ecotours

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| San Ignacio Lagoon, San Ignacio 23000, Mexico
+1 619-819-2966
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inspiring & beautiful trip

I read the earlier reviews and they were very helpful for preparing for what this semi camping... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Anita M
Whales and guides both outstanding!

From the very beginning orientation at the hotel in San Diego to our arrival at Campo Cortez, we... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
nancygausman
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Seemingly perched on the edge of civilization “Campo Cortez” offers many modern amenities while maintaining a clean, comfortable and eco-friendly environment. The base camp provides a modern solar and wind generation system in our dining palapa and library that provides 110 ac or 12 volt dc power for all of your charging needs. You can connect charge up your video and camera batteries anytime in the dining palapa day or night. Constructed from local materials and by traditional building methods, our palapa is the gathering point for all of our daily activities.
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| San Ignacio Lagoon, San Ignacio 23000, Mexico
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I read the earlier reviews and they were very helpful for preparing for what this semi camping experience would be like. What I could not have anticipated was the camaraderie that developed in our group and with the staff and guides. Sharing the time in...More

1  Thank Anita M
Reviewed 6 days ago

From the very beginning orientation at the hotel in San Diego to our arrival at Campo Cortez, we felt in good hands, safe and comfortable. The on-site staff, especially Rodrigo, Lorna and Maldo, helped make this one of the most memorable experiences of our life....More

2  Thank nancygausman
Reviewed 16 September 2017

This is a semi- camping adventure. Baja Ecotours is one of 11 licensees allowed to use the Vizcaino Biosphere Reserve from January through April and the only one that doesn't use tents. You sleep in a plywood shed on a small bed. Sanitary facilities are...More

8  Thank Mark D
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This was a lifetime dream for us and it was fulfilled.Take time, first and often when you're on the lagoon to look around and watch (and listen to) 250 whales swimming, breaching and blowing as far as the eye can see in all directions. Trust...More

11  Thank Michelle F
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Amazing to have an opportunity to see these wonderful creatures up close. Our hosts could not have been better...always pleasant, courteous, friendly, supportive, accommodating. I really enjoyed the food, very healthy. Would not hesitate to visit here again.

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Reviewed 21 April 2017

Campo Cortez staff reveal the wonders of their home - grey whale babies and mamas, osprey nesting (on top of our eco-cabin and the group bathrooms), sunrises, sunsets, octopus in tide pools, kayaking to the mangrove, & stargazing. Conservationist guides Maria Theresa, Lorna, Rodrigo, NoLe,...More

6  Thank Kris H
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Had an excellent time. Wsa able to have all sorts of encounters with grey whales including actually petting two whales on separate days. The accommodations were fine and the food was delicious. The staff was always there to enhance the experience any way they could...More

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2  Thank jingram1212
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The grey whales were like big puppies coming to us to be rubbed allover. Tongue included. They were such gentle creatures as they gentle touched our boat. The wisdom in their eyes was amazing. The moms and babies came to us. A highlight in anyones...More

1  Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 7 April 2017

It was very exciting. Unbelievable how these giants will come up to you and let you touch them. The guides were outstanding!

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Reviewed 5 April 2017

This was absolutely the best, though very primitive, vacation ever. We went out twice a day in 18' pangas to see whales. For 2 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon we were totally surrounded by moms and their calves. It was...More

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anto8dc
16 January 2018|
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Response from Mark D | Reviewed this property |
Baja Ecotours will arrange to get you to San Ignacio Bay. You just have to get to San Diego. The way my trip went we stayed overnight at the Hotel Baja Ecotours uses, took a tour bus to Ensenada Mexico, boarded a small plane... More
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Lucysmumanddad
2 January 2018|
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Response from Mark D | Reviewed this property |
You can't go in August. The season is January to April when the whales give birth there. As the babies grow they leave and head back north toward Alaska. If you do ever get to go plan it more toward April then January. The... More
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LorikAtlanta
31 October 2017|
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Response from Mark D | Reviewed this property |
The charter through Baja EcoTours leaves from a small Mexican Air Force Base in Ensenada. ( you go by bus from San Diego to the airport). There are two types of planes- one only seated 7 plus the pilot and the other carried... More
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