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Campo Archelon Baja-Bahia de Los Angeles | Established Campground

Mexico
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Last Visited: 8 days ago
GPS: 28.971480, -113.546500
Altitude: 3.7 masl
Place Website: [email protected]
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Amenities

Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites
Wifi: Yes - Average
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: Yes
Showers: Warm
Water: Non-Potable
Toilets: Running Water
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes
Sanitation Dump Station: Unknown

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Palapas right on the water, some with tables and cots. Well run cool eco campsite owners Antony and Deby. Camp right next to the beach under Palapas. Plenty of fish and bird life. Hot Showers and potable water. They will charge small items for you like laptops and cameras if need be. Tight fit for bigger campers next to a palapa but plenty of space for a bigger RV if you park on the beach in front of the office.

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Beautiful beach camping with portions for palapas or.cabins. Cafe with espresso on site. Wifi available near cafe. Restroom building with flush toilets and showers. 120 pesos per night pet person for a basic camp spot with no amenities.

It can be windy, it can be perfect. We've had a mix of both. Doing some construction at the camping end, nothing terrible.

Also, pay for 6 nights, get 1 night free (as of writing this).

Back, I am a repeat visitor, they open a cafe on site, great food, beer and wine, still a beautiful spot, very worth the side trip off the 1

5 STARS . Absolutely delightful place. Covid aware, restaurant staff wore masks. We extended our visit another week. Ecology minded Mother and Son run this place. $6 per night per person if no palapa. $8 with palapa. Showers, flush toilets sparkling clean. ( Not handicap friendly , huge step into womens toilet. Restaurant has easier access restrooms) There are also 2 small houses for rent 70.00 per night. Didnt see inside, but they were full more often then empty during our 2 weeks here.

We have a small camper, parked our window to the ocean and enjoyed beach sand and Sea of Cortez waterfowl. They no longer loan kayaks as some campers had life threatening exsperience.
Wi-Fi was spotty, wind seems to vary connectivity for this community. It was usually available at the restaurant and on the familys front porch (which is set up with chairs and tables for visitors to use). Dog friendly place, 3 large dogs live on property keeping coyotes away, yes some barking heard as they police through the night. My dog enjoyed playing on the beach with their pack.
Quality food and Beverages enjoyed in restaurant. The ice cream became an evening treat most nights. As did fires on the beach under the clear sky's. Magical place.

Sept-Nov Is the time of year that Whale Sharks feed in the Bay. Give yourself a treat. Hire Marcos for an Eco tour. 200 bucks. Approx 4 hrs in his boat enjoying the islands and animals. We saw 3 Whale Sharks, breathtaking! Water wasn't quite clear enough for us to attempt to snorkel with them. We observed scientists with them. Absolute JOY!!

Wonderful place, we liked it instantly. Had kind of early dinner in the café, very good. Most friendly people, reasonable prices. Café closed on Wednesdays.

Very nice, Betty and her son Antonio are great host. Their place is clean, hot showers, free kayaks for campers to use. Nice coffe shop with sandwiches available. 8.00 a night for Palapas. They also have cabins and RV spots

Great spot, right on the beach. $5 per person with no palapa and $6(US) with a palapa. Showers were clean with some warm water. We got our 40’ big rig in, and parked on the far side of the circle of rocks ( we made our own spot) and the owner was fine with it.

excellent campsite. great location, friendly hosts, fresh tasty food, lovely grounds and good-ish wifi. only disappointment was snorkling, very little to see. may be wrong time of year.

140 pesos/person with palapa. Very friendly staff, they speak English! Nice cafe, serves very good coffee, beer, sandwiches,… wifi OK. Eco-friendly.

Great spot. Only $5. WiFi works really well after 11pm once everyone else stops using it! No cell signal in this entire town, satellite internet only.

Really good, clean and wonderful campground with great place, friendly staff and clean and hot showers and a Café.
You pay 100 Pesos per Person and night :-)
WiFi are here sometimes really good it's. Satellit. And here are kajaks that you can used :-)

Really nice campground with friendly owners (speak english). Paid 100MXC$ per person without a palapa. Clean restrooms and showers. You can also rent a kayak.

8 USD per person for a site with a palapa, 5 USD per person for a site on the beach without a palapa. Electricity and WiFi at the office. Hot showers and toilets. Nice, quiet and clean. More campers here than next door at the overpriced Dagget's camp.

beautiful place. 100 MXC$ per person. no electricity, hot showers. good wifi just in their office. The owner speak good English and he's a very nice person. highly recommend.
Ask the locals for weed ;)

$260pesos for 2 people with a Palapa.
Wifi only near the office, it’s touch & go.
Hot showers, low pressure. Flush Toilets.
Kayaks for rent. Pet Friendly.
Lovely owners, helped us with our diesel situation, neither Pemex in town had any.
Can get very windy.

Yes. Great place. An eclectic mix of travellers. The wifi intermittent at best on this day - those that have been here a while say that's the norm. Still 100 pesos, backed up to the beach. Windy, which I think is also the norm for here.

Wonderful clean spot on the beach we stayed 4 days with an RV there. US$ 8 for a Palapas you can pay with credit cards. Clean toilets and showers. Kayaks and life jackets for free, WiFi also free and the speed is ok. The owner Antonio speaks English and is very friendly he takes really care of the place.

$100 pesos per person for a truck camper plus $20 pesos for internet. Backed up right into the beach. Kayaks and life jackets available for use for free.

Wonderful campo! Rustic and clean. Shower and toilets are perfect. No power but some wifi...good enough! Antonio and Betty Are great. We stayed 5 nights here. Could have stayed a month! Will definitely return on our way back to Canada in March

Wonderful spot on the beach, owner is super friendly and speaks some English. Awesome beach. We camped without a palapa for $200peso, wifi cost an extra 20 peso per person but she only charged us for one. Showers were luke warm but we didn’t mind as it was nice and refreshing. No potable water she told us we had to go to town for that. Everything was clean and well kept!

Cannot say enough wonderful things about this place! First of all, Antonio and his family are LOVELY- he even let us ride with him into town and helped us call and book our ferry in La Paz. WiFi works best best the house, showers and bathrooms are clean and nice. The location is BEAUTIFUL and unlike what other users were saying, we had no issue with the winds at all. Overall it was really idyllic, would highly recommend and definitely stay again

Nice place. we didn't need a palapa so they charged us $200 for truck & 2 people. Not a bad price for the location and excellent bathrooms/showers. Wi-fi was fast but only reaches close to the office/house.

Only want to add a major point: if you are affraid of violent winds, you should avoid this place (and the Bay I guess). According to locals, it's the every day life : winds are running from 5PM to noon, making outside life almost impossible (even under the palapa where we couldn't eat one night, unless you like to eat sand in your food ! ). I"m writing this in the middle of the night. It's to windy to sleep! It's the only bad thing about this paradise where we spent 3 nights (this last one is really scary, we can't take anymore). I'm glad I'm not sleeping in a tent as the van is shaking right now.

Excellent run place. The owner is very friendly and helpful. Place is more focused on renting Bungalows then camping, but the few palapas places are great. However place only works for small RV's / Vans. Showers are hot and bathrooms clean. Everything is in great state and working. Good WiFi, but only close to owners home. Only downside, are the crazy winds which blow mostly at night, but sometimes very violent. (Had one night Gusts of 50 Knots!)

Wonderful place to camp. Very quiet and the scenery is beautiful. Has WiFi and kayaks to use. Definitely coming back here on our next trip!

Great stay super people clean and beautiful please no Large rv's. RTT, tents and Palapas, some casitas available, enjoy the simple life on the bay!

Antonio is creating a real jewel of a camp here. Very cheap for the quality of facilities. Wifi and kayaks can be used for small fee. Great kayaking. Sites are a bit closer together but I also think this is one of the BEST paid campgrounds in all of Baja. They also recycle, have hot showers, and are just incredibly good people.

Wow! What a fabulous place this is! The beach and campsites are great, but even more importantly, the owner (Antonio) was super nice and helpful. Plus, you’ll meet great people camping there and folks who live nearby. We had mechanical problems with our RV and needed to stay a week to figure out our repairs. The WiFi there saved out butt! Highly recommend!

Très beau camping, propre et bien entretenu, possibilité de louer un palapa. La vue est magnifique. Le seul bémol le prix est par personne 150 pesos, ça revient donc beaucoup trop cher pour nous. 150x3=450... 30.90$ canadien, dommage on serait resté plus longtemps...

Awesome campground right at the beach. Friendly owner, very quiet and peaceful, many different birds. 8$ per person per night, but it’s worth it. Stayed five nights and met many other travellers. Wi-fi pretty good.

Good camping, friendly owner and nice amenities.
Stayed here for nights.

Has hot showers and WiFi.
No drinking water.
I paid 8USD/night/person with my motorcycle and traveling solo. +1USD for internet (in total).

nice campground, palapas 140 pesos pp, without palapas you pay 100 pesos. spots right in front of beach with fireplaces. showers were could but okay after a swim in the sea .

Absolute a Great place to stay, quiet, Little windy but worth to stay

Great spot! Would not mind some more pressure and control of the shower. But being in the desert, water need to be conserved. The owners mother and son are extremely friendly, even invited everyone for Thanksgiving dinner. Carlos ecotourism on site. Great for our day of whale shark searching. stayed 4 days.

Just take the turn off from the 1, 66 km down the road. It is sooooo worth the trip. Awesome, really cool spot. There is family history here that is worth while to get to know. The hosts are wonderful, the site is beautiful

Amazing place. We pulled in for thanksgiving and the hosts cooked food and others brought food for a grand pot luck. The place was packed when we arrived, but Tony let us stay even though they were at capacity. Take a walk to the light house! Beautiful

Great place. Stayed at the beach with our 21ft motorhome without palapa, 8$ pp. Used the free kayaks to explore the coast a bit. Did the whaleshark tour (no sightings garanteed this time of year) and it was absolutely great. 200 USD for a 4 hour tour per boat (we were 5, so 40$ pp). We saw/swam with the whalesharks, saw dolphins up close and snorkeled around a cosy beach. Antonio offered to look after our dog when we were on the trip. Showers are not really hot and have almost no pressure. Overall this place has a good vibe!

Had an amazing stay here. The manager Antonio invite me to his American friends and their party and few days later I was celebrating Thanks Giving with them. Did the whale shark tour with the eco tours on his place for 470 pesos as we have been 5 people sharing the money for the tour. Antonio really tries to make me a comfortable stay and the vibe and community in this places is just super nice. Highly recommend this place and will come back. Only thing the shower pressure is super low and having a warm shower is not possible.

great place to stay/camp. I rode my motorcycle in and camped in one of the huts, used the wifi and had a great time.

hosts are very accommodating.

Quite a few good things to say about this place.
First is this place is run and operated by locals (Antonio&Bety) whose advice is always the best.
You can camp in front of the beach which is one of the calmest we’ve seen.
Prices are good. For the palapas you get one day free if you spend the week.
The showers are good, you just have to ask Antonio how to solve it if the pressure is low.
Perhaps the best thing is the wildlife you get to see. During the week we staid we had the luck of seeing a huge amount of birds, dolphins, fish, etc.
Recommended!

Muy linda noche en este lugar. El dueño un genio total. Pagamos 100 pesos por persona. Ñas duchas no funcionaban muy bien ya que estaban colapsadas de gente

Great site as described. Antonio and his mum are both great and speak good English.
Great beach, great atmosphere, great palapas, strong WiFi, what more can I say, highly recommend

Beautiful spot. Antonio and his mum are so nice. We ended staying 3 nights instead of one. Took a tour and swam with the whale sharks. Was amazing. We highly recommend this place !

Great place to stay for a night or more. We camped in the front of their house right at the beach (200 Pesos / 2 persons). Kajak free to use, lot of birds and maybe more wildlife ;)! Great owners, very friendly and helpful!

This place has many reviews that we found to be true.
We used the free kayaks, hot showers, nice restrooms, so-so WiFi and made friends with lots of different Overlanders who invited us to their nightly fire.
However last night was extremely windy. Obviously this has nothing to do with campsite itself but just be aware because it was probably the worst wind we’ve experienced and no one slept.
In the little town we got chips,water, beer etc.. at market (there are two little markets side-by-side) and ate tacos from taco stand.
We were also able to fill up our gas.

nice small place right on the water. $8usd or 140 pesos per person, which is the most we've had to pay in all of Baja. there were kayaks available and fire pits, but it was so windy we couldn't use either. hoped to catch the whale sharks but they were already gone. there is internet in the office but it wasn't even fast enough for the owner to run the credit card, much less use the internet. the price would be ok if you could take full advantage of what is offered, but if you can't because it's windy or not shark season, it's a bit much

Really beautiful, friendly and clean. Limited number of sites. We came with our 24' motorhome and paid 6 pp. without a papalas.
Very well maintained and peaceful.

Beautiful place, camping in palapas at the beach. Best sunrise right from your palapas.
Clean, eco friendly. Enjoyed our stay!

Friendly and great location on a nice beach. Antonio speaks good English and can arrange whale shark tours. we can recommend Angel, Mr White.
The camping is a little more expensive than other places , $8us/pppn but facilities are good.

Super friendly guy Antonio runs this place. Simple palapas at a beautiful location.

Nice very quiet place. showers and toilets very clean WITH SOAP. hot showers in nice building. $8pp/pn which seems a little steep.

Google tries to turn you too soon. watch for signs on main road.

LOTS of flying ant looking bugs after sunset apparently due to recent rains.

Owners are super nice and speak great English.

we took a whale shark tour with our kids and a few others $200 total for about 4 hours. great experience!!

Quiet and nice place. $10 per night for 2 of us. shower and toilet was included.

Stayed two nights, nice place!

beautiful and well done sustainable living on the beach. Well marked from the main road, friendly hosts.

Spent a nice evening here. The camp was quiet and the palapas were in excellent shape (freshly raked/cleaned). The tables were a huge plus. The kids enjoyed playing on the beach but didn't go in the water as it was rocky and we were told there were a fair number of sting rays in the shallows. They did enjoy picking through the tide pools the next morning (during low tide).

After sunset a vast number of teeny tiny bugs flocked into the camper (right through the bug screen); it was crazy. Fortunately they weren't the biting kind and we promptly turned off the light. Bathrooms were clean and in excellent condition. We would stay here again, but be wiser about the bugs in the future.

We rented a boat (and captain) for $150 USD/2500 pesos and went down to Playa Gringa to see the whale sharks. It was amazing watching them circle round at the surface to consume small schools of fish. It was the highlight of our time in the Bay. There is no ATM in town so plan accordingly.

very nice, as described.
price 140 pp for a palapa

This place is a hidden gem. If you're looking for a quiet sanctuary on a beach, this is for you. With palapas and hot (not strong pressure) showers and toilets. Also the owner of the camp is very lovely and happy to help with anything, she also lends her kayaks out for no extra charge. I will definitely be recommending this to my mates!

Wonderful, quiet place right at the beach, nice helpful owners. Well maintained, clean restrooms, warm shower with low pressure. kayak renting for free. small shops in town nearby, 3km. bring your own sweetwater! 280 Pesos for Campsite with palapa. camping without palapa is cheaper.

Tent camped 2 days here with my dog. Nice quiet place right on the beach under a nice palapa. Need to bring fresh water. There are shower facilities along with bathroom but shower was only a trickle of water both times attempted.
This is a very small town and apparenlty everything is brought in so more expensive so buy everything you need before you arrive in town Including potable water. Not sure potable water was available during my visit.

Probably hard to beat this spot if you're looking for camping next to the beach. Big stone palapas on the beach. Pull your car right up to them. Antony is super nice! hot showers. everything is clean. Trash and recycling is separated and has compost. 130 MX per person.

Lovely place right on the beach, 130 pesos per person, cold showers

really nice palapas right on the beach. 8 US$ per person. cold showers, no wifi. friendly stuff and ecofriendly (seawater flush toilet and garbage separation/recycling)

130 Pesos or 8$ per person.

This is the quaintest spot in town. Cute cabanas built to protect you from the wind. Right on the beach, a lovely campus of Palapas of showers, toilets w/Good eco awareness.

6 Palapas at the sandy beach. Lot of wildlife to see. Antonio and his mother run the camp very well. They do a great job and are very friendly. Antonio speaks good english. Hot showers and clean restrooms. The first spot in Mexico we see where has recycling bins. Great!

great place, extremely nice people. camped under a beach palalpa. $8usd/night. showers were sorta warm, bathrooms clean. no internet. they had cut a bunch of brush for a path and asked me to use that for wood, otherwise there's no wood around.

Very nice Mom and Son that run this place. Cold showers with low water pressure, nice flushing toilets, and a great place!

130 pesos or 8 dollars per night. Right at the beach.

that's the place to be on baja
great beach, beautiful palaces on the beach and cool people
hot showers, very clean
absolutely worth the trip down there

Nice place. 8$ per person for camping by the beach with palapa. No electrity and no potable water. Showers cold but clean. If you travelling with a dog be careful at the beach. It has bullseye puffer and they are very poisonous. Our dog was very very lucky and survived it as she ate one!

Our favorite place so far! Lovely palapa on the beach. Clean toilets, good showers, cute town. Beautiful beach. And absolutely wonderful hosts. Antonio helped us find a vet when our dog got sick! Wonderful community in town too!

Quiet camp on the beach with 6 palapas ($8/person) or sand camping area in front of their house/office $5/person). Flush toilets are nice and clean, smelled good and have doors but aren't totally enclosed so they're not hot inside. Fish cutting station. Boat for rent. He offered to let us use his kayaks but we didn't have time this stop. Antonio is super friendly. Coyotes at night so keep an eye on your pets. They have cabins for rent too. Some far-off dogs of a neighbor barked for a long time into the night but our fan was loud enough to cover their sound.

A sweet beachfront spot with mostly overlanders. Well run. Paid $8 for the night and this included a palapa. No wifi. And no Telcel signal in Bahia de Los Angeles. Many restaurants in town have wifi.

Awesome spot right on the beach. Really nicely run by Antonio and Bety. Prices as listed before still in effect. Flush toilets with soap and TP provided (sink runs salt water). Unsure about the potable water though so I wouldn't count on it. Great to see so much recycling in effect, separate bins for all types of rubbish (except general waste strangely). Showers weren't hot but we're definitely warm. BEAUTIFUL spot. Town nearby has a couple of small Mercados for a few groceries, gas station (unleaded and diesel) and first taco stand on the way into town sells awesome fish tacos M$18. No cell service anyway near here though

Great little Eco lodge. Very friendly owners. Palapas on the beach plus cabanas to rent. Flush toilets. Warm showers. No food or water so come prepared. $16/night for 2 with use of palapa. $5pp if you just want to camp on beach and use bathrooms/showers

The location is wrong. This Campground is on Bahia de Los Angeles at GPS location: 28.969032, -113.547059.

An eco resort run by former turtle researchers.Cabins for US$50,Palapas US$8 per person and if you're in a truck camper and just need to park facing the beach it's US$5 per person.Hot showers, garbage is separated and recycled.A smorgasbord of wildlife! Rock islands to kayak around. Windy-great for kite surfers in December.Inquire about boat trips to see sharks and whales, as they're offered right there.Amazing, inspiring hosts & views to die for!

Well run cool eco campsite owners Antony and Deby. Camp right next to the beach under Palapas. Plenty of fish and bird life. Whale Sharks can be seen even by canoe. Showers and portable water. They will charge small items for you like laptops and cameras if need be. This place is not for RVs but well suited overland vehicles.

Small campground at the beach in Bahía de los Angeles. New showers/restrooms building. $150 (USD 5)

Palapas right on the water, some with tables and cots.