geoffsimpson.ca Check-Ins

Date Place Comment
August 16th, 2016 Cold Water Creek

Chill spot by the creek, just off the highway with rustic fire pits, beware of ants!

August 12th, 2016 Riverside

$0 Free!

January 1st, 2016 Playa Santispac

About 25 RVs when we visited. Tons of space regardless. 100pesos a night. There is a hot spring at the very South end, behind the mangroves. Ask one of the old guys with a beer gut and a leather-skin tan, they'll help you find it. Careful driving back, boggy and muddy. Can be loud as noise carries. Crystal clear water.

January 1st, 2016 Military Checkpoint

This checkpoint is by far the most thorough in Baja, when headed Northbound. They combed through our entire ride, took about 25 minutes. Recorded our vehicle, and driver's name. There was also a drug dog there. Pack your weed up real tight!!

December 30th, 2015 Rancho El Conejo

$6US/pp/nt, but like all of Mexico, it's negotiable. Old ass cold shower about a km back from the beach in a field. Brackish water. Can get very windy--big kite board and surf spot. Beach is beautiful; not much else out there. If you come in at the km 82, it only takes 10minutes. About 45 min and bumpy as hell coming in from the 53km marker to the south (learn from our mistake and don't take that route).

December 28th, 2015 Agricultural Checkpoint

Headed southbound two weeks ago there was no one to even wave us through. Today headed north there was municipal police, military as well as the agricultural officers. Still just waved us through

December 27th, 2015 Playa Pilitas

Awesome free option! No toilets, no water, no shade. Head into Tecolote then keep driving along the water, headed NE. There are two roads, one cuts in front of a house and around along the water, the 2nd option is about 100m back from the water, same direction. There are a ton of great sites here with incredible views. Expect a lot of wind from the North!!

December 25th, 2015 Los Frailes

We stayed here 5 nights for free. Ended up partying on a sailboat in the bay on Christmas! Many friendly expats, and Mexican anglers, families. Great snorkelling near the rocks. There are palapas with a couple pit toilets nearby, though no vehicles allowed in this area, you may pitch a tent there. Tons of space for Rv's, trailers. There is a small colony of mostly permanent residents across the main road, about 200meters back from the beach. Careful driving in the soft sand! We helped bail out 2 vehicles, and saw a few more working at it. (Hint: don't drive a rental sedan on the sand). You can get water, beer, and limited groceries in Cabo Pulmo. We did not trust the well water for much...one guy said he'd fished a rat out a few months back.

December 24th, 2015 Los Arbolitos

Opted not to camp here...just a parking lot near the beach. You are allowed to pitch a tent under a palapa, no vehicles on the beach though. Great snorkelling! Fresh(ish) water showers--they warm up later in the day. 30pesos pp for day use, 40 to camp.

December 19th, 2015 Baja East Cape Horse Beach

Spectacular private beach spots along this stretch of coast. Watch for a variety of short roads towards the water. There are some stunning sites along here, with no facilities. Keep your eyes on the road--there are major sections washed out as of (12/15), also tons of pot holes, and barbed wire down. No fees, lots of accessible beach camping. Friendly locals. Not much for groceries or water after San Jose del Cabo--stock up there, you'll want to stay a while!

December 16th, 2015 Club Cabo RV Park and hotel

In one month of the Baja this "campground" was our least enjoyable experience. It is a very basic dirt parking lot option amongst a couple "cabana" style buildings. We paid $25USD per night, for two people with a dog, staying in our tent. There is one shared toilet and one shared (hot) shower for all the campers. (Room for 12+ ppl) There was an (astonishingly freezing cold) pool, the spa was empty. The owner (Martin) was very difficult to get along with and at times came across as rude. It's location was handy about a 15min walk from all the action, but sadly I cannot and would not recommend this place.

December 13th, 2015 La Pastora

Free beach spot. No signage on the way in, just watch for a dirt turn off towards the water. Wide open field, half sand half grass. Heavier rigs be warned, there are a lot of soft spots. Great surfing, not so much swimming. Very quiet here on a Saturday night, tons of surfers showed up Sunday morning.

December 11th, 2015 Playa Tecolote

Free beach spot. Tuck into the dunes towards the East end if you don't want to be blown away. Watch for broken glass. There are garbage cans that were horribly overflowing when we went (a Friday). Otherwise picture perfect spot for free beach camping. A couple bar/restaurants about a km down for restrooms and food/beer as required. No other services.

December 9th, 2015 Playa Ligui

Free beach spot. No facilities, just garbage pickup. Met some of the local fisherman (of which there were many each day dropping their boats in.) Had a couple sketchy visits from Municipal Policia and Army, besides them felt pretty safe. Met the park's caretaker, (Rico) very kind man who spoke excellent English. Dirt road in is soft but should be passable by any vehicle. Although it says no dogs and no fires, both were not a problem for anyone who came along.

December 6th, 2015 Playa El Requeson

Stunningly beautiful beach camping, 100M per night, with or without palapa, and no matter what vehicle you pull up in. We stayed 7 amazing nights and may have stayed longer but also grew tired of the RV caravan that showed up running genny's day and night. The hell do you need a generator for at 6am?! Anyways, Tomas (manager?) was kind and there were many vendors around each day selling fish, fresh juice, tamales, ponchos...you name it. Pit toilets are old and many cockroaches but for 8 bucks a night in paradise who cares. Great snorkelling and caught a few fish. If you want to get out on the water, go up to JC's restaurant and talk to Juan Carlos--for $125USD he took 4 of us out for snorkelling, fishing, ceviche lunch and beers. Watch out for scorpions near the palapas!


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