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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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Surreal, Magical Experience

You go on a Baja Ecotour for one thing. To encounter California gray whales and their babies, up-close and personal. Yes, it is expensive. We took the five-day trip - two... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Redondo Beach, California
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Redondo Beach, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

You go on a Baja Ecotour for one thing. To encounter California gray whales and their babies, up-close and personal. Yes, it is expensive. We took the five-day trip - two entire days are travel. You bus from San Diego to Ensenada then fly in a Cessna Caravan for about 2+ hours to reach San Ignacio Lagoon in the Vizcaino... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The San Ignacio Lagoon is remote, serene and magical. Campo Cortez is off the grid, clean and peaceful. We flew in two identical planes, each holding 14 passengers, and I couldn't help but wonder wouldn't one plane holding 28 people have a smaller carbon imprint? The food is at best fair, but they do make a valiant effort to meet... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

After a rotten travel experience getting to San Diego from the UK - courtesy of a snowy New York, although have to say the crew of the flight I was bumped on to to LA having missed my connection to SD were nothing short of fantastic, they got us off the ground at 2am, some 6 odd hours after we... More 

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California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Truly an experience of a lifetime! The whales came right up to the boat to be petted. The entire staff at camp was very accommodating and helpful. They worked hard to make sure that all visitors were well cared for. There are regulations in place for the number of boats, hours, times that the boats can be in the whale... More 

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Central Coast of California
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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

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

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

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

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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