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Address: San Ignacio Lagoon, San Ignacio 23000, Mexico
Phone Number: 619-819-2966
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Description: Seemingly perched on the edge of civilization “Campo Cortez” offers many...
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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This was my third time in four years staying with Baja Ecotours at Campo Cortez to Gray whale watch (Gray whale pet/scratch, actually) at San Ignacio Lagoon. It was just as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This was my third time in four years staying with Baja Ecotours at Campo Cortez to Gray whale watch (Gray whale pet/scratch, actually) at San Ignacio Lagoon. It was just as spectacular as the first time. (Wait, we're talking about whale watching, right? lol). The same exhilaration, excitement, and disbelief. And absolute awe. What added to the experience this time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

There is nothing like actually touching whales. Unlike, say viewing African elephants on safari, where you just wish you could play with them, here you actually can interact with huge mammals, and their huge and playful calves. This makes everything else worth it. I am going to give a long description of what you can expect to find, because I... More 

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Truckee, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The most awesome, spectacular, magnificent, fantastic experience ever! The staff are warm, wonderful and accommodating. The camp facilities are clean and environmentally responsible. Baja Ecotours is the best and only way to experience this special place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I can't find any words in the English language to accurately describe this experience we had with the Gray Whales of San Ignacio Lagoon. Magical. Spiritual. Breath taking. None of these words really express what you see, feel and experience here in Baja. The Whales: The first time you see one from a distance you are fill with so much... More 

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Novato, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Whales are highly intelligent and curious. They are interested in the boats and and I believe us. Absolutely magnificent! After these encounters the family is waiting for us with a happy hour! The meals were wholesome and yummy. I would happily go again!

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Baja Ecotours is the ONLY group to travel with when going to Laguna San Ignacio! Every detail is geared towards environmental preservation and the Family run business is really special! Maldo and his family make sure that every guest has a great time and that their needs are met- down to special dietary concerns! Lovely people, who really care about... More 

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Hyde Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Wildlife safaris are wonderful, numerous, and world-wide, but there is only ONE non-domesticated species that will actually come right to you seeking your touch, affection, and interaction: Gray Whales. And there is only one place in the western hemisphere to experience it: the lagoons on the Pacific coast of the Baja peninsula. And in our hearts, minds, and experience, The... More 

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Durant, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The whale watching was amazing. You get to see, touch and even kiss plenty of whales. It was an experience of a lifetime. The guides (Liisa and Maria Teresa) were fun, friendly and informative. They were constantly on the go to make sure our trip was great. I was a little worried about the food before the trip, but the... More 

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Arena, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Interaction with gray whales is reason enough to visit Campo Cortez. In mid-March, we were privileged to not only watch whale behavior including breeches and spy-hops, but to actually touch individual mothers and babies which approached our boat. At times, we were surrounded by whales. An unexpected bonus was the extraordinary hospitality and professionalism of the Baja Ecotours staff. The... More 

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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

You will never be the same after petting whales. The staff is superb, knowledgeable, and welcoming, so it felt like we were being invited into their family. Everything about the trip was first class, so we plan to return again.

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