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Baja Ecotours

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Address: San Ignacio Lagoon, San Ignacio 23000, Mexico
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619-819-2966
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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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Wonderful experience!

We went to pet whales. We got to do that, and so much more! There were other marine animals too (dolphins and sea lions), along with various birds and coyotes on land. There were... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Debra H
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Riverside, California
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86 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to see California Gray Whales which come right up to your boat, and you don't mind a camping experience with minimal comfort, this is for you! Loved the experience, but it's not for someone who wants to shower daily or needs privacy. It's a rustic eco-lodge that relies on solar panels for light and heating the minimal... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to pet whales. We got to do that, and so much more! There were other marine animals too (dolphins and sea lions), along with various birds and coyotes on land. There were gorgeous sunrises and sunsets to enjoy, and some of the best star gazing imaginable, when you could hear the whales breathing in the distance. And the... More 

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1 Thank Debra H
St Leonards-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent two days in Camp Cortez with the wonderful Baja Ecotour crew. We arrived by ourselves by car and managed to get stuck in the salt flats just 4km from the camp! (Stick to the rocky path to avoid this!) Fortunately the amazing José from the camp next to Cortez was travelling on the road and got to work... More 

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1 Thank Tainjoli
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2016

After making the long drive from Los Angeles to the town of San Ignacio, Baja California South we stayed at the Desert Inn hotel (formally known as the La Pinta). Our group of 4 left at daybreak for the 45 minute drive the the "Campo Cortez" whale watching campgrounds / compound. Upon arrival we were welcomed in to the kitchen... More 

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Central Coast of California
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2016

Reaching out and touching the rubbery skin of a Gray whale who has come of its own free will to the side of your panga is truly a fantastic experience. You will never forget it, and some get addicted and make it an annual experience; like the whales do. ;) And I can't imagine a company better than Baja Ecotours... More 

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Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016

THE GOOD: INDIVIDUAL PEOPLE AND GROUPS OF WHALES The whales never disappointed. Whales everywhere: whales breaching, whales spy-hopping, whales canoodling and even a few dolphins mixed in. Pickup in San Diego and bus trip down to Ensenada and the return with quick easy entry into Mexico and reentry in the U.S. Relatively comfortable charter plane ride over an other-worldly landscape... More 

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bajaecotours, Owner at Baja Ecotours, responded to this review

Review was made by an ex-employee that was terminated after two weeks. We did not give him a referral that he requested and hence the following review. He was very clever with his name and city if you read below: So please accept this review with a grain of salt. Guest Name: MsAnnThrope: ...a google search reveals: mis·an·thrope ˈmis(ə)nˌTHrōp,ˈmiz(ə)nˌTHrōp/ noun... More 

Oceanside, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2016

Amazing trip and best experience I have ever had! Great energy from the staff and friendly. Made me feel like it was home away from home.

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

We visited Camp Cortez for 3 nights at the beginning of April 2016. We took the bus option.... More about that later! We arrived at camp at 1345 after a 24 hour journey and were immediately warmly welcomed by Lorna who made us feel at home straight away. We were given a superb lunch of soup and then went out... More 

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Phoenix, AZ
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2016

My husband came across this trip online in a search. He had this as one of his bucket list items, which we can now cross of the list! When he first told me about it, i thought it sounded like fun, but the more people he told about the "accommodations, " i have to admit that i wondered what I... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2016

Baja Ecotours and its CAMPO CORTEZ are truly awesome in every way. Their are other camps on San Ignacio Lagoon, but only Campo Cortez has Maldo and his wonderful dedicated family. This really sets them apart from all others. They make you feel as a part of their family and traditions of the lagoon. The camp itself is minimal but... More 

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