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Baja Ecotours

San Ignacio Lagoon, San Ignacio 23000, Mexico
619-819-2966
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Seemingly perched on the edge of civilization “Campo Cortez” offers many modern amenities while...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
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Poulsbo, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This was an incredible adventure. It is an Eco tour, where the site was wind and solar powered, and water was recycled . With all this said, except for marine toilets everything was wonderful. Everyone involved with the tour was so happy to share their viewing of the gray whales and their newborns. I went in March to especially view... More 

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bajaecotours, Owner at Baja Ecotours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review....We do admit and let all of our guests know....and soon on our new website...that the bus trip is never the best trip. In fact after taking the bus over 50 times from the border and back, i can tell you the bus is only on our schedule because some guests just cannot afford the air... More 

Florida
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Any wildlife lover should make this trip once in a lifetime to view gray whales--the "friendlies" up close. San Ignacio Lagoon is where the mothers go to safely calve. These whales actually enjoy socializing with humans, and the mothers will bring their calves up to boats to socialize. You WILL touch at least one whale during this trip. Moreover, Ecotours... More 

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Golden Beach, Australia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

There is no way to describe the joy and emotion of the grey whale encounters at San Ignacio Lagoon. Campo Cortez whale camp is the perfect place to stay - basic but so comfortable, run by the most hospitable and wonderful people ever, people who have managed to tame the tough surroundings sufficiently to ensure everyone is comfortable and has... More 

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Repentigny, Canada
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

In few days, I was able to see, touch the Gray Whales.Also, I have met a great Mexican family who runs the Whale Camp so professionnaly. They serve healthy homemade Mexican food. They even made me a soy empanadas knowing that I am vegetarian. I really do not agree with the previous reviews saying that the food was blend. I... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I looked at pictures and descriptions of the intimate encounters with the whales, in Laguna San Ignacio. But, I figured it was probably somewhat hyped… that such encounters were probably rare. Boy, was I wrong! We had numerous such encounters on every one of our 5 outings into the lagoon. Pictures can only give you a sense of how overwhelming... More 

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Hexham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Words and pictures simply Aren't enough to describe how incredible, magical and emotional the whale encounters are and the Laguna and camp are just beautiful. The open space changes according to the light and sunsets are spectacularly colourful (even without the evening Margharitas). Wonderful birds too. Grateful thanks to the whole team ! The entire staff at Campo Cortez were... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We spent 2 days at Campo Cortez last week and had a great experience. Our friends were going and it was always something I thought would be cool to do, but it far, far exceeded my expectations! Campo Cortez is an ecocamp, so it is more like a catered camping experience than a luxury trip. But it is quite accurately... More 

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Ca
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Campo Cortez is a retreat from all the noise and ruckus of our daily lives. No phone, no internet, no radio, no TV. The cabins are comfortable and cozy and the wind lulls you to sleep. The views of the water and the birds are gorgeous. We had wonderful and plentiful food, beer, wine and appetizers. The guides were informative... More 

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Nipomo, California
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This is an experience that most people of planet earth do not get to have. The whales are unbelievable. This company is first class. It is not a luxury adventure, but comfortable, safe, well organized and truly worth doing. Guides were great and enthusiastic. Captains were awesome. Staff was fantastic. Accommodations were clean and nice and basic. Food was simple,... More 

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Portland, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Everyone working there was kind and attentive. What an amazing experience being with the whales. Food was great! Accommodations were perfect and respected the environment. I am still in awe of the truly wonderful experience with the whales. Humbling!

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