Playa Santispac | Established Campground

Mexico

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Verified:
7 days ago
Altitude:
0.0 masl
Website:
None
Phone:
None
Contributor:
Life Remotely

Amenities

Electricity:
No
Wifi:
No
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
Yes
Showers:
Cold
Water:
Non-Potable
Toilets:
Unknown
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Yes
Sanitation Dump Station:
Yes

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Description

200 pesos per night for vehicle, may be less for tent campers. No cell phone signal. Wi-fi at the restaurant
Nice beach. Watch out for the sand fleas in October and November here, you won't notice the bites until you have tons of them.
The facilities are minimal, but in this place, it's all about the beach. They had toilets but little water. You put water from the barrels outside.
Cold showers are available for a minimal fee ($45 pesos) at the yellow restaurant. The showers aren't the cleanest but it's a shower in desperate times.
Dump point is up the track just to the north of the smaller restaurant.
Noise from the road nearby.
There's a restaurant and a beach bar: Armando’s. Anna’s restaurant is open now. Lots of older snowbirds and overlanders. Usually very crowded in the high season so if you like peace and quiet, find another place.
Vendors come through every morning with water, fish, kayaks, fresh produce (on Tuesday and Friday), empanadas, banana bread, etc.

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We paid 200. Was ok. Beach not super nice but did the trick. Restaurant Alonso’s wife thought was good shrimp, I thought was meh

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Stayed here on the way south for about 2 1/2 weeks. Water is beautiful, restaurants have good food and sometimes music. There are days of wind and then days of calm. I suggest you turn left when you come in and go as far as you can to avoid the “V” cut between mountains if wind bothers you. Some complain it is crowded, but even though I like the solitude of some places, Santispac can be very social and fun. Many friendships were forged here. So, on my way north I stopped again for a few days. Enjoying walking the beach and socializing again! Rent a paddle board or kayak and visit the little island to see various organisms in the clear water. If you can get on a boat in the morning there are large pods of porpoises a little further out in the bay. Enjoy!

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Nice beach and view accept for this neighbor that got here with loud music and being loud killed the vibe of having a good relaxing time at this beautiful beach. Will def come back. Restaurant has great margaritas and wifi.

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we stayed at this lovely campground two years ago, and it is as great as we remembered. cost is $200 MXN (~$12 USD) per night. there is a restaurant and bar on site. bring exact change for those as it's sometimes hard for them to make change. low pressure vendors come by every day selling fresh food and souvenirs, kayak rentals, etc. quiet at night except for the occasional truck using loud brakes coming down the mountain. lots of birds, including hummingbirds, if you have a feeder. some palapas (thatched roof dwelling made of dried palm leaves) so grab one if you're lucky. there are a lot of full time residents here in the winter. no Verizon service. free wifi at Annas bar.

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Great beach camping, no services but they do have a dump and cold showers if you need it. Been here a month and love being 50 feet from the water.

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Spent a few days here and was lucky enough to get a palapa!

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Some people say it is crowded but if you are social or have kids this is the place to be.

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Nous y sommes restés 2 nuits. On a été sur la plage complètement à droite après le
Petit chemin car plus intime et plus de place ( nous sommes arrivée vers 4:00pm et c’était presque plein). On a payé 200 pesos la nuit. Tres belle vue !

Pas de signal cellulaire mais Armando a un bon WIFI au restaurant moyennant une bière ou repas! Il y a une dump station est entre les 2 restaurants

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Past the first camping. Don't pay here. Tell them you are going to the back on. Go all the way through, past all the campers and a very large house.
Follow the road till you come to a smaller beach with a few palapas.
No facilities just outhouse with water for flushing. 200 pesos per night.
Vendors come around. Can get windy.

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We slept here one night and moved on; didn't like the place as it was too crowded.
There's a less crowded beach east of Santispac, Playa Punta Piedrita, that's much nicer. Use the same entrance as Santispac and turn left.

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stayed for two nights, originally was only going to be one - but the place is so beautiful we decided to add another. site in very clean with 2 restaurants. Locals every now and then come around selling local fish, veg etc but they are not pushy at all. one guy also provides water top up if you need. everyone was very friendly and would say hello when passing. Many people with dogs - all well behaved but if yours tends to run off, maybe keep on leash as I noticed some people getting annoyed.
very safe place too. perfect spot for kayaking as many smaller islands off of the bay. if kayaking/paddleboarding, be aware wind gets up from 10am onwards so early morning is perfect when the water is like glass.
Also we went out and collected clams at low tide which made a beautiful lunch!
spot backs straight onto the beach!
We will be back again!

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As you come down over the hill from Mulege, you’re greeted with a view of the bay and the Sea of Cortez, along with a beach full of campers. Easy to access no matter your size. If you enjoy the company of other travelers, this is the place for you. Right on the beach, paddling, vendors, restaurants, and friendly neighboring travelers.

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Campsite is very beautiful! $200 pesos a night for a standard vehicle. It does get crowded and there are limited palapas, so I would recommend arriving early.

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Figured a December update would be good. It’s getting more crowded down here. In the mornings people leave but by noon all spots are filled in again. Several long term people here. I counted 54 rvs on the beach today, so yes it’s crowded, but not horribly. The beach is worth it if you have a big rig, it’s kind of your only choices. Anna’s restaurant on the right of the beach is way better than Armando’s. Dump on site behind Armando’s, next to the baños.

Overall a good spot for a few nights

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Lovely beach to stay. Found a spot at 5pm so not so packed but still a buzy beach.

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We will return

BAHIA CONCEPCION
South of Deluge, Bahia Concepcion is a bay within the Sea of Cortez that offers several beach-front boon docking camping opportunities. Our first stop in the area was at Playa Santispac.

PLAYA SANTISPAC
Dry Camping
It is requested that you pay about 200P ($10) per night
Negotiable

Arriving mid-day, we had a couple of papalas to choose from, although we found a little known road to the right, as you enter the property, that leads to a much more secluded beach where we had the entire space to ourselves. BOOM!!!

Vendors made the round daily with a variety of offerings. Further there are opportunities to obtain NON-potable water for washing up after a day on the water with your rented kayaks/stand up paddle boards.

Although we were led to believe that the nights would be lively during season, we discovered the opposite. Only two of the three on property restaurants were open during our stay and both of them closed at dark. No opportunity to enjoy DJ dancing or a live band as had been reported by others.

PAYMENT
It is requested that you pay about 200P ($10) per night
Negotiable
Cash Only

AMENITIES
Bathroom (we did not utilise)
Dump Station (included with nights stay)
Restaurants ( we did not utilise)
Trash
Vendors
Safe

DUMP
There is a dump on property that is included with your night stay

WATER
Aqua Purificada
Jorge… speaks English
26.89070,-111.98415
Next to Pemax Gas Station
Might have overhead obstruction… although if so…
Park next door in Panmex Gas Station and use hose.

TRASH
On property amenity

OVERALL
I would say this location met our expectations. I am in no way throwing any kind of shade in regards to the Playa Santispac.... only in that this place lived up to our expectations with regards to the amount of research I had performed before venturing into Baja.

We will return

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BAHIA CONCEPCION
South of Mulege, Bahia Concepcion is a bay within the Sea of Cortez that offers several beach-front boon docking camping opportunities. Our first stop in the area was at Playa Santispac.

PLAYA SANTISPAC
Dry Camping
It is requested that you pay about 200P ($10) per night
Negotiable

Arriving mid-day, we had a couple of papalas to choose from, although we found a little known road to the right, as you enter the property, that leads to a much more secluded beach where we had the entire space to ourselves. BOOM!!!

Vendors made the round daily with a variety of offerings. Further there are opportunities to obtain NON-potable water for washing up after a day on the water with your rented kayaks/stand up paddle boards.

Although we were led to believe that the nights would be lively during season, we discovered the opposite. Only two of the three on property restaurants were open during our stay and both of them closed at dark. No opportunity to enjoy DJ dancing or a live band as had been reported by others.

PAYMENT
It is requested that you pay about 200P ($10) per night
Negotiable
Cash Only

AMENITIES
Bathroom (we did not utilise)
Dump Station (included with nights stay)
Restaurants ( we did not utilise)
Trash
Vendors
Safe

DUMP
There is a dump on property that is included with your night stay

WATER
Aqua Purificada
Jorge… speaks English
26.89070,-111.98415
Next to Pemax Gas Station
Might have overhead obstruction… although if so…
Park next door in Panmex Gas Station and use hose.

TRASH
On property amenity

OVERALL
I would say this location met our expectations. I am in no way throwing any kind of shade in regards to the Playa Santispac.... only in that this place lived up to our expectations with regards to the amount of research I had performed before venturing into Baja.

We will return

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Stayed in palapas to far left (when facing ocean) seemed a little quieter and bathrooms got used less. Swam in bioluminescence to bay under incredible Baja night sky!

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Quiet beach cove. Pay $10 campground. Some highway noise but beautiful beach. Doing a quick overnight on our way south. Safe spot

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Awesome spot! Clean! $200 per night. They do not come around to collect money if you stay multiple nights unplanned like we did but please make sure to pay if you decide to stay! They do a nice job keeping the beach clean and provide a nice place to camp. The restaurant is nice and a fun place to hang out and grab some drinks. Kayaking out to the nearby islands is so much fun! Felt very safe. Reccomeded!

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Beautiful spot.
Great, swimming - we swam out to the island- no currents but look out for the rays when you’re getting in for your swim. Not sure if they sting or not.
The second night we drove 3 mins around the headland without leaving the campsite and found the most beautiful secluded beach .
Venders come round each morning selling scallops, fish, tómales and empanadas- all fresh, delicious and very convenient but if you buy in advance in a fish shop your money will go further.
There’s so much bird life- frigits, pelicans, egrets etc
Highly recommend this place

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Busy but worth the crowds. Camping right on the beach. Local vendors selling foods and water refill come by multiple times a day. Dump station on site. Bathrooms are the “no other option” situation. Restaurant on site but haven’t tried it. We payed $200 MXN a night for a family of five in a travel trailer.

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Beautiful beach with an interesting RV community. We experienced some really magical moments like seeing dolphins swim in the morning and saw bioluminescent water at night.

We really enjoyed our meals at Antonio's (the chipotle shrimp special was the BEST). We didn't eat at the yellow restaurant though. After taking a cold shower there for $45 pesos in the most disgusting bathrooms I'd ever seen there was no way I wanted to eat there. Stick to Antonio's.

We drove and stayed all the way back to be away from road noise and glad we did. We also enjoyed some fresh fish from one of the local vendors.

Overall, great experience!

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Agree with all of the original post, except we went in January so no sand flea issues at all, also the bioluminescence was INCREDIBLEEEEEEE (it appears as red algae during daylight). Got out and splashed and paddle boarded and it was magical! Could even seen the fish and rays glowing as they swam through the water! Also early morning paddle boarding had many dolphins around in the bay which was amazing! Anyways busy place but everyone was so so friendly and kind and a young adults we had a blast with everyone there. Amazing fresh seafood from vendors, enjoyed the restaurant food and wifi, bathrooms were a bit rough as stated but used to worse haha. Over all stayed multiple days and would def stay again! Was fun, beautiful, safe! No issues in our over-landing Toyota Tacoma with rooftop tent and lots of stuff unpacked everywhere all day/night etc!

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A beautiful spot to stay a night or two on the beach! Such a pretty view, and we had our own palapa between the two rigs! Fish tacos at Armandos were great, and a fun band too!

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This is a very busy place. Campers are packed side by side. Paid 200 pesos to spend the night.

Google Fi (which piggy backs on Telcel antennas) had no reception. I don't think any company has reception here.

Starlink worked flawlessly. There are hills/mountains towards the North, but did not obstruct the dish. App shows this place as being great. Getting 60 Mbps down, 15 Mbps up and 70 ms ping.

Some long term people here. Dogs unleashed. Aggressive dogs unleashed. So if you have a dog, be on the lookout. Also be careful with the vehicle path, as some people go kinda fast.

I noticed bioluminescence on the wet sand as I walked my dog at night. Super cool to see. Water super calm when I visited, which wind from the southwest at 5 kts and gusts of 10 kts.

There are other places nearby with a bit of a harder access that may provide a less crowded experience.

(we try to report on cell service for people trying to work off grid; IG: @pampas.overland)

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This is a lovely place to camp that was full and still felt more like wild camping.

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This was our first stop that we stayed more than one night, and we ended up staying for a whole week. It is very busy, and the beach sites were nearly full some nights. There are vendors that come around every morning with water, fish, bread, kayaks, etc. There are quite a few long term campers here, and I'd guess it would be hard to get a palapa much later in the season. We did see a few open up during the week. There are 2 restaurants. Armandos had a dj on Friday and band both Sundays we were here. The other restaurant also had some groceries for sale.

There are baños here but don't forget your toilet paper. There are no toilet seats or running water in them but still nice to have. There were a lot of families with kids while we were here.

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Busy as usual but I like it this time. Nice mix of Mexican, Canadian, etc. $200 MX per night, less if pay for a week or more.

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Nice place but we think there are much better camps in this area. It’s pretty busy with long term campers and the ocean isn’t as close to our campervan as expected. Also it got super windy during the morning. The next day we went to el Coyote beach and it’s way more beautiful and quiet there!

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Nice place! 200 pesos for one night.
you can see that the owners take care and try to keep everything clean (trash bins, baños), so the 200 pesos are a good invest because it also helps nature.

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Nice beach camp - 200p a night for palapa. Beach is nice but we thought Los Cocos was better. Armando’s is a plus, but his wifi wasn’t working while we were there.

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We paid 400 peso for three Vans and 6 people! Its very nice there

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When we stayed here it was very calm and not so many people. But it was incredible hot! At 11pm it was still 30degrees outside! The toiletts are not the cleanest and there is some road noice, but the bay itself is very nice. Okay place for one night.

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What a blessed to find this spot. Popular beach, but still quiet and relaxing.

Owners are good people, and will provide you with WIFI at the reception.

Restrooms are not clean at all ( that would be the only bad thing )

Awesome sunrise and sunset.

A natural pool for swimmers

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this is our second time here. it is one of the most beautiful places in Baja. today we saw a pod of dolphins playing in the bay at sunrise and last night we saw bioluminesent algae in the water when we splashed.

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This spot is perfect for people with kids, the beach is very sandy with almost no rocks. Restaurant was good. The seafood we purchased from a vendor was delicious! Definitely will be coming back.

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200 pesos a night. free dump. 35 pesos cold shower. kind of busy, but view can't be beat. great for dogs. no cell service but there is slow wifi at Armandos restaurant. safe, quiet other than the occasional truck brakes from the road.

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Super windy, was a little disappointed after reading the reviews. Will checkout some of the other beaches in the area next time.

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wide beach, growded with snowbirds, but nevertheless a beautiful place, nice colours, nice walks, quite, they sell seafood, break, fruits, water, the dumping fit also for big rigs, no Signal, 200 Pesos per night for a lot on this perfect beach

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Very scenic spot but camping wasn’t that great. Just a big flat area with spots right On the beach. Low tide lots of mud showing. I ate at Anna’s one of the two restaurants. Way overpriced at $P350 for not a lot of food and not that well prepared. Bathrooms very rustic but if leave the door open you have a beautiful view. Along with the $P250 camping fee the most I’ve spent for a night my whole trip

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Nice beach crowded with snowbirds. The restaurant has good food, service and it also has Wifi. No cell signal. Noise from the road nearby. Vendors come. Toilet but you need to pour water from the barrels outside.

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Solid stop, but more RV’s than anything. Beachers just south seem to be more populated by cans. Good stop nonetheless.

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Great beach. Spent 5 nights here. 200 peso nightly. Seemed well worth it. Met nice people here. A clean beach. Vendors come regularly. Some road noise but not bad.

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We spent a nice night here right on the beach with lots of room between us and our neighbors. The wind that kicks up later in the afternoon prevented us from really enjoying the beach as we would have liked. The sand is very crusty as well so if you are looking for soft white sand to spread out your towel then this is not the place.
We rented a kayak for the day from the water delivery guy. We explored the mangrove and some of the beaches nearby. Worth every one of the 400 pesos for the entire day

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wonderful place to camp.
guys come around seeking water and wood if you run out.
not to busy and no sand flies.
super calm waters

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First beach in B. Concepcion from Mulegé. We stayed one night - 200p. Crowded with snowbirds.

Bathrooms left a lot to be desired, byotp, saw what looked to be a black widow crawl out of a hole by urinal. Did not stick around to confirm if indeed black widow.

Food from resturant was very below average and expensive for Baja.

Beautiful scenery but there are much better options a few KM south. Requeson is much better IMO.

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As other have said it’s $200 pesos a night. As this writing neither restaurant had WiFi and there are no sand fleas!!!

Busier on the weekend but slows down during the week. Met some nice people here.

Www.pennypinchingglobetrotter.com

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just to confirm, the horseback guy is still creeping around women. He only asked me, none of the dudes camping near me.

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I was charged only 50 for solo tent and moto. Ana's restaurant has a very small general store but best to stock up before, although they do have cold tecates for only 25.

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Beautiful beach!! The price is 200 pesos per night, all good beaches are paid in Bahia de Concepcion. Ideal for kayak, snorkeling and SUP, we sow dolphins and a lot of fish! , super clear and calm water! Amazing! Big beach with Lot of space to park.
Not signal cell.
@aventuradocsxamerica

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Guy at the gate asked for $200MXN to camp, extra $100MXN with a palapa. We declined a palapa.
Water is beautiful, mostly sandy beach, restrooms are there (not the best, but are available).

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Es una playa mágica y cristalina, solo consideren que no hay lugares para comprar cosas y los que hay suelen ser muy caros.

Hay venderores que llegan a ofrecer varias cosas.

Venden agua dulce por tambo en 100 medio.

La entrada costó 150 por ir en moto. Los baños están en muy malas condiciones.

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We have stayed at Playa Santispac at least seven times between our Baja trips in 2020 and 2021. We really love it and think it is an amazing beach if you have small kids. We’ve never noticed any sand fleas, but will attest that is can get very windy and crowded at times. One of the best things about this location is the sanitation dump which is included in your stay. It is hard to find decent dumps in Baja, especially for smaller chemical toilets. We have no problem paying the $200 MX per night to enjoy this beautiful area.

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Not a fan of this beach. We arrived mostly hoping for the shower and settled for a refreshing ocean bath. Showers are in complete disuse and don’t seem to work. Everyone who has commented on everything else is pretty spot-on. Hot springs were hard to find. We didn’t search for the tide-dependent springs, but the ones described as near the mouth of the bay were much further in than we thought. On our way out, we found out the inland hot spring wasn’t on the bay at all. If you drive toward the mangroves and continue past them, you’ll find a circular pool. This is one of the hot springs

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Lovely shallow bay, half of which has palapas. Run by a “cooperación” which keeps the beach clean. 200 pesos per day for a palapa. Watch out for the kid who will ask you for your cuota (200 pesos) without a receipt! The real person collecting will give you a receipt.

There are vendors who sell various souvenirs as well as those who rent kayaks, boat rides, etc.

2 restaurants - Armando’s and Ana’s. We ate at Armando’s. It was delicious and the portions were huge.

Plumbed toilets behind Armando’s, but don’t expect much....

We didn’t ask about camping because we’re staying somewhere else, but the road in is excellent and we see very large RV’s can access.

No Wi-Fi (even at restaurants)

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We just went to the restaurant and had a lounge on the beach. Sign said 200pesos for camping. Low tide goes really far out. Not much shade or protection from the wind but it was beautiful.

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Here’s the deal, the Hotsprings around the back right hand side (west of the entrance) needs help, the camping there is all time, right on the mouth of the bay away from the palapas, now if your looking for the Hotsprings that are tide based kayak around the point and under the multi colored air Bnb’s you can find in the volcanic rocks springs in the tidal zones. These are cool but hard to time well, medium tide will work sorta. The bio luminaries were on fire when we were here and I hope you meet captain John on his row boat!

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This is probably the most touristy beach on Bahia, with two large restaurants, both are pretty good but no Wi-Fi at either. lots of vendors will come by and there are a few nice little spots at the south end. the road noise is a little bad. There is a large title flat but it is still a great place to paddle/kayak/canoe from.

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Stayed 1 night here. It was nice. Very windy, and the tide goes waaay down so if you are going to swim do it in the morning. The afternoon is a looong walk out there.
The guy at the restaurant (the far one) was lovely. They let us fill our wash water for free and they have great seafood! About 500 for a giant seafood plate, a beer and a strong margarita

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Beautiful place at the beach. Pittoilets, Showers we didn't used. 2 Restaurants.

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Hike: go to the end of the road (past the luxury houses) and At the north end of the beach, walk on the road 5 minutes or so and then you’ll see the trail on the left. Lots of cairns. It ascends 15-20 minutes. Nice at sunrise.

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As described but everything is open now. We have not had any problems with sand fleas as of the first day and we have dogs. As I write this it is Tuesday, 2 pm, and there are about 20 cars and 2 motor homes. It’s quiet. The sky’s are Overcast today and the water looks very different when it’s sunny when I was here 2 weeks ago. Still beautiful.

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As described, beautiful clean beach. Some road noise. Restrooms not usable. 2 restaurants to eat at.

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As described. Nice beach quiet. Great view close to Mulege

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Nice beach but the place is crowded with snowbirds. Loud truck (even during the night), loud people, loud dogs, no cell reception, no wifi at the Armando’s restaurant since a few months (the guy said) but the food was good. The other restaurant was closed. 200 pesos! I won’t come back again.

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As previously described, huge sandy beach, some hwy noise, restaurant/pubs are both good with friendly staff. WIFI at Anna's is a 35 peso charge, it's a weak signal but it works in a pinch. Vendors in the mornings with fruit, veggies and seafood. Some palapas. Can be windy!

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Rustic camping with no phone service. The wifi is poor and you need to use the restaurant to get wifi and they change the password regularly to keep you coming to the restaurant. Beautiful beach! Great kayaking spot. Bathrooms are awful

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Spent 3 nights here and it was awesome. We will stay here again. As described.

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Arrived Dec 18th, a lot of spaces available, will stay 2-3 nights @ 200 pesos per night(same price at every beach). Very quiet. Tacos are delicious at Armando’s and wifi included when buying a meal or drink.

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Slept here one night, $200/night/palapa.
Crystal clear water, saw dolphin both late in the afternoon and early in the morning.
Toilets are very primitive, not the worst I’ve seen considering that there are people using them all day. They are cleaned in the morning.
There are different vendors throughout the day.
Restaurant Ana has freshly baked bread and treats every other day. Don’t miss out on la torta de platano, delicious! It also has pay showers, $35.

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I fell in love with this bay as soon as I saw it from the main road.

I slept in my hammock in a palapa, charged $200. As usual, just go to the toilets if ou have an emergency. There's a barrel outside with a bucket to flush.

some restaurants and vendors on the beach, nothing to complain about on a Friday afternoon and night. music stopped at around 9pm.

crystal clear water, saw dolphins, eagles and pelicans, and the water is warm enough to enjoy.

The place is clean, lots of space. On the down side, trucks air brakes can be annoying, but the night was really quiet, just noise of the highest tide coming and crickets.

beautiful place, not crowded, so far my best day and night in Baja.

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Wonderful spot! Clean sea and realy sandy beach. Everything is nice. 200$ a night and you can use pit toiletts.
Water men, fishermen, horse back riding men, boattrip men and others came along. The first bar sells drinks and has wifi. The best place on Baha so far.

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I love this beach! Worth the $200 pesos per day. Stayed couple of days here with ny truck and travel trailer. The beach is beautiful, clean and excellent for families with kids

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Beautiful spot for 200 pesos/night. Nobody in the office but they came looking for payment later in the night, around 7:00pm. Locals will come by to rent kayaks, or sell you hammocks and food. Two restaurants on site with WiFi, not the best food options but alright. A lot of long-term RV peeps stay here 4-6 months out of the year. They hosted karaoke night while we were there and that was a fun time.

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Nice spot - better than the other beach spots nearby. Two restaurants on site. Tacos are good but not cheap. You can buy WiFi access code. Toilets are very, very bad.

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Lots of snowbirds, but still an awesome place. Beautiful waters and lots of friendly people. One of my favorite places.

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Stayed one night, paid 200 pesos.
It is not worth it! To expensive for what you get, which is nothing, only beach.

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as described, but they charge 200 pesos per night now. They also have a free dump, it's tricky to find it so you may have to ask where it is

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Yeah, we suggest moving on to another beach. There’s other options further south that are way better. Sure, it’s beautiful but so are the others.

200 pesos... for,
- After offering horseback, the Cowboy was flirting at our van. Suggested tequila later on. (See review below) We saw him awkwardly prowling young ladies at the bar later on. (Side note- the bar plays music loud at night, which can be a plus or minus, depending on your preference)
- Toilets absolutely disgusting.
- 7:22 am Anna’s decided to blare tunes so loud that if you were near the restaurant you would suffer ear damage. Audible everywhere on the beach.
- A constant barrage of vendors approached the vehicle throughout the day. (Suspiciously they began at 7:35, just after we awoke to Anna’s alarm clock - four vendors by 8 am)
- Only a few palapas available.
- Can get crowded.

Positives... it’s a beautiful bay with green blue water. After a drive down the baja I suppose one would be excited.
Just remember, just past here there are others!

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Beautiful spot, way to noisy at the front.
Toilets leave something to be desired. if you keep going to the right or left, you can find quiet spots. 200 P a night.

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Nov 27, Playa Santispac is pretty cool, 200 pesos a day, Armando’s is a good restaurant, the beach is very nice. Stop here, it is so worth the relaxing atmosphere, toilets are bad, bring a bag, showers and a porta potti

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Beautiful beach camping. Restaurant on site. Vendors renting kayaks etc. Perfect spot 200 pesos a night

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For 200 pesos night I expected more at this beach. there are other beaches just as nice for less pesos. didn't stay here when I saw 200 pesos night.

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near Playa Santispac left on the end of the Beach you can drive 2wd to the next Beach. no facilitis 150 pesos very nice. Mr. Jose

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200p/night. More of a giant 5th wheel snowbird camper crowd. Not my style.

The other paid beaches nearby are more interesting

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Beautiful but Now they are charging 200 pesos per night!!!

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This is a GORGEOUS spot, probably one of the most scenic of all the Bahia Conception beach camping areas, therefore there are usually many visitors. It helps if all of us with big rigs park perpendicular to the beach to allow room for all who wish to stay. Sand fleas are only pesky only in early in the season, usually Oct/Nov. It is this way on all the beaches. The restaurant on the beach has great food, and tamale, fish, vegetable, non-potable fresh water, etc. vendors will sell you whatever else you need. Just beware of the cowboy offering horseback outings; my friend had an experience during which she was continuously groped inappropriately while the cowboy attempted to get her and her partner drunk on some suspiciously overly "strong" tequila. LADIES, KEEP YOURSELF SAFE AND IF YOU WANT TO RIDE, DO NOT DRINK ANYTHING OFFERED. Anyway, this beach is a splendid location for paddling sports because of proximity to numerous islands.

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Good food in the restaurant. Lots of vendors selling food, water, firewood, clothes etc. Bathrooms were pretty bad. The sani dump is nonfunctional - raw sewage bubbles up out of the ground just downhill.

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Nice place with nice people

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100 pesos per night per vehicle. Lots of RVs. Restrooms are disgusting. You can hear the trucks breaking on the highway. The beach is awesome but the camping itself is nothing for 100 pesos... can be windy.

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Stayed here for 2 nights for free, nobody came to collect the payment. One of the best beaches in Baja with white sand and turquoise colored water. Camped in a small cove all the way to the right, more secluded. Overall all the beaches in this area were packed with holiday vacationers. Great place to camp, kayak, snorkel, watch sunset and make a fire pit at night. Locals come around selling water, fresh veggies, fish and wood logs for fire pits. No bathrooms or running water but a restaurant is located on the left side of the beach. Sometimes the restaurant has a band and the noise travels down but overall pretty quiet and nice.

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Just as described and well worth the stay.

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large beach with easy access from road. a few palapas at one end. 150 a night with palapa or 100 a night without. crystal clear water and good snorkeling near the rocks. two dump stations just behind the beach. great little place, was told it gets very busy in the winter.

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Parked at a spot on the smaller, southern beach and my neighbors - who spend half the year down here - are watching television with the volume turned up loud enough for me to hear it clearly. So much for peace and solitude.

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I checked this place. Beach is beautiful but way too many people/RV's for me so went to another less crowded location.

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100 pesos. 150 with palapa. Beautiful beach. Toilet is really bad (no water, dirty)

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great beach but a lot of people
the restrooms are very nasty
nobody came to collect money
moved to playa escondido wich was much quieter and nice

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Beautiful spot to chill out for a couple of days. 100 peso a night with older palapa (extra 50 for the nice ones).We got a spot in front of the bar, so had loud music, however it quietened down pretty early. Could not hear it further down when we went for a walk.

Vendors came to sell some food and beach items (towels, blankets etc) in the morning. Also vendors who can take you out on boats. 400-500peso for 1 hour (could probably barter for less). Also sell kayaks.

We had our paddle board, and did some paddling around the bay and islands. So nice!

Oh and they have flush toilets. They were pretty clean when we used them :)

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Everything as told by others. We paid 100 pesos per night next to an open palapa. Very empty when we arrived and a caravan arrived day before we left (spent 3 days). DO use mosquito repellent: we were mercilessly eaten by mosquitos one day we forgot to put it on!!! It is just about empty if you go in April. If you go in early December it will be packed by snowbirds. Nevertheless, worth staying. We had OK food at restaurant closest to gate and the wifi experience at the other restaurant (Anna's) is mediocre at best. We bought really good tamales from beach vendor for 15 pesos each.

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We are here now and loving it. 100 pesos for no palapa or one of the crappy ones, 150 for these grandiose beauty palapas. They are perfect for hammocks. Very friendly people and vendors. There's been a whale shark hanging in the bay for the past two days. There's one in Coyote's bay too. Sand fleas are out in the morning and dusk but not during the day. You can hear the traffic but if you have a couple margaritas you dont notice. Great spot.

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What everyone says. People come around in the morning and sell all sorts of food. Veggies tamales etc

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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.

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Pretty spot but very close to road. Engine braking amplifies off rock face. If you don't get a nice palapa it's basically like crowded wild camping. Too bad owner doesn't do more with the property. A shower would be great after swimming in the nice clear water of the bay! No cell signal or wifi. No power/water. Pit toilet. 100 pesos

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WiFi available by the hour at the restaurant 20 peso per hour.

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Beautiful bay. Palapas are spaced well enough to get good sleep. The bar had loud music until 8 or so, and everyone quieted down relatively early. Lots of overlanders and snowbirds. Bring mosquito spray.

A woman came by in the morning asking for 100 pesos. Another camper familiar with the beach from previous stays seemed to believe she wasn't legitimate because a guy usually comes for money. I asked for a recibo so she took me to her campsite and wrote one on a Playa Santispec slip of paper. It turns out her and her husband spend a few months there every year and have become friends with the guy that manages the beach, and they help collect before campers take off early to avoid paying. I wasn't asked for money again, so I guess she was legit.

There are other options down the bay, but after seeing how close the other beaches were to marshy type areas I was glad to be on the wide beach of Santispec. I can't imagine how bad the mosquitos would have been on the others.

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nice location with good long beach
two bars/restaurants with good prices
cold showers for 25 pesos
nice breeze when we were here
some bugs
lovely swimming
terrible toilets

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We were going to skip this place because of the reviews of sand flies but once we saw it when we rounded the corner we couldn't resist. Sand flies were only a problem around dusk. Toilets flushed but were pretty gross. Nice beach. Lady in charge was friendly, extremely kind to our neighbor a solo, female bike rider. Great snorkeling between the two islands if you kayak out. Some late night partying one night in a neighbouring palapa. A nice secluded spot at end of the beach if you prefer privacy. Thought restaurant closer to the toilet (Armando's?) was better. Great tamales sold by hawker on the beach in the mornings.

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Eating at Ana's restaurant arriving after hours in the dark was no problem. Good hospitality. Park rv right at the bahia shoreline. 100 peso's a day. Got a private clam dive tour For 400 peso's

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Very nice beach. Nice palapas. 100 pesos a night. Terrible restrooms. No showers. Restaurants but we didn't eat there. Caught a boat ride to the nearby island for some snorkeling and clamming.

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one of the best beach, some sheid, snorkel and fishing tours for 200$/hour included the claims lunch.
toilets are dirty, but good enough for the 100$/ night.
:-)

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Nice beach front camping. The facilities are rustic, so don't expect much. Two restaurants competing for your business, with decent food and OK prices. The palapas are sturdy and are hammock friendly. The beach is clean and the water nice. The only downside is the sand fleas, they are prevalent and annoying. Bring a repellant or some other form of control because they can ruin the night. 100 pesos per night, and you even get a receipt!

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Nice beach camping. Everything you need (non potable water, fresh fish restaurant, other goods) are either onsite or provided by beach vendors. No wifi, running water, or electricity as stated initially. Rent a kayak or borrow one from the gringos and go snorkeling off the islands!

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The ultimate snowbird community. One of the greatest and cheapest camping in Mexico for those on a low budget.

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Watch out for the sand fleas here, you won't notice the bites until you have tons of them. The facilities are not good, but in this place, it's all about the beach. They had toilets but no water.

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