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Beautiful beach with hot springs that run along the shore line if you dig. The beach is beautiful just really rocky near the springs. Many flies and a lot of wind. So it's great for kite surfing. During the week there is almost no one. Just fallow the road that leads out of town. It will run along side the beach after about 5 to 10 mins after town. There are palapas and dumpsters but the springs are on the north side of the beach where as the dumpsters and palapas are on the south side. The springs gs come out at about 140f so the water is really warm even if you don't dig. But if you do allow the gulf water in so you don't burn yourself. No shade on the north side. This really is a magical place as long as it remains public. On the weekends it's popular with the locals. There are many gringos that live in this area and we did see servayers and I don't that looked privately contracted so it may be private property soon. Many deal blowfish along the beach with can be really cool trinkets as well as a plethora of coral. Really worth checking out. I think I big rig could manage the road. It is gravel and sand. But as we discovered while digging for the springs there are many large rocks beneath the surface. So tent camping and conversion vehicles would be best. Be careful to stay on the high road if you do not have 4x4 though. We pulled out a few ppl out of the sand over a week.
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As said still very much possible to overnight here just avoid the beach because it is forbidden to drive on it. The marker is right behind a big sign that states the above (you literally can't miss it).
We parked further south at the palapas and had a quiet night. Police came by at about 9pm and said nothing to us. The water is very swimmable with only a little surge. A hidden bonus for us was the bioluminescence in the water at night! Try stirring the water after sundown to check it out.Report Check-In
This is still an ok place to camp, you just can't drive or park on the beach itself (there are many signs). We spent two nights here in the southern carpark with no problems, and it's right on the water so still a great spot. Other vans parked in the dunes by the carpark and we also saw people tent camping on the beach. There are some fancy permanent trailers set up behind the beach now (private land?) but also some nice palapas/umbrellas for the public to use. Stunning sunsets, white sands and clear blue water, glad we get to explore such a beautiful country and stay these places for free!Report Check-In
We have been here for about a week. No issue with cops. (The police do kick people out of the private palapas area down the road). Bring a metal shovel if you plan on making a hot pool for yourself.Report Check-In
This 'free' camping site is unfortunately no longer available. I found this out last night when the five cops showed up at my camper door at 8:00 and demanded I, and the other dozen or so campers leave IMMEDIATELY. I was outraged that they would be so rude and not at least allow us to depart in the morning, especially since most of us had had a drink or two and were in no condition to drive. This would never happen in any 'civilized' country and my opinion of Mexico took a serious hit. I was under the impression that one was free to camp on any beach in Mexico but that clearly is not the case! : ( Fortunately we only had to drive a few hundred feet and be outside of the rock walls where we re-settled and had a good nights sleep without any further interruption from these 'would be' thugs who were very intimidating and completely unreasonable. I wanted to remind them that without us tourists their economy would likely collapse but did not want to provoke them. They treated us like a bunch of worthless criminals! Very shocked and extremely disappointed!Report Check-In
This is a truly unique place. We've never seen natural hot springs so close to the cold cold sea. Sometimes when the beach gets busy you can see a bunch of people just throwing rocks around so that their pool is perfect, hahah.
Ok, all you need to know about the hot springs. You need to check the tides and come during the sweet spot, when the tide is quite low already and still going down. In our case it was around 3pm and lasted until 5/6pm when the tide was starting to rise again and cold waves were entering the pools. 2nd - you should come with a shovel and some container. Some pools are REALLY hot and you'll want to bring some cold water from the sea. You can dig up your very own pool, but there is a whole bunch of them ready and waiting for you, you just have to search. Sometimes, if one is too cold you can just search for a hot water source nearby and open the way, so that it enters into your pool, and voila.
It's a super cool place to chill. you can camp near the beach or a little bit higher up the road, where the ground is more even. There's no toilet, trash bins, or signal. But there is a huge pile of bonfire wood up for grabs! It fills up during the weekends, but it was calm during the week.
Beautiful location to camp on the beach just 20 feet from the water. Hard packed sand was easy to traverse in our 2wd Sprinter. We stayed 3 days at tge site and there were a couple other class B rigs there with us.
To experience the hot springs, go to the southern side of the beach parking and wait for the tide to go out past the rocky beach waterline about 20 feet, then dig down in the sand to allow hot water to drain into your makeshift sea tub area (move the rocks around to create a tub) and heat it.
The locals come out during the day and enjoy the beach, but it clears out at dusk and is very quiet and safe at night. Free.Report Check-In
Great place to hangout during the day but I wouldn't recommend staying at the north end of the beach for the night. 3 different groups of locals came in from 7pm onwards to hangout and have campfires. Loud music and parties.Report Check-In
“Playa Agua Caliente” - Beautiful Night Camping! No Dogs barking, No roosters singing, No kids screaming. Just the sound of waves, stars in the sky, and a light house beacon in the distance. Great nights sleep. Lots of sun, wind, and flies during the dat. Note: It is a bit hard to time the hot spring below the sand with the tides. Small window to get it right. Bring a shovel, bucket, and sun screen. I hear it can get crowded on the weekends. But the night we camped, everyone left at sunset. Dolphins put on a nice show in the distance at sunriseReport Check-In
HERMOSO Y CAMPING GRATIS.
Palapas antes de las aguas termales. Pensas que sin 4x4 no vas a llegar, pero si llegue y súper bien. También vi carros más chicos que llegaron súper bien.
El amanecer increíble. tranquilo de noche. Puedes ver Kitesurfings algunos. Pero hubo más en la ventana.
Tiene momentos de mucho viento y momentos de cero viento en el mismo día. En la noche dormimos Perfecto igual.
Stayed here one night and loved falling asleep to the sound of the waves. Only people who overnighted and few people showed up during the day. The hot springs are a blast to build, but some can be really hot so be careful if you have kids. The road in is pretty bumpy, but we managed in a 2WD Sprinter. Very limited cell service on ATT (in-and-out of one bar of 3g). No amenities, but free!Report Check-In
Fun to dig your own hot springs. Bring a shovel. The hot springs were lined up with the wash area. We dug a few 1 foot deep test holes at the water line until we found a hot vein of water. Hot springs are best at low tide.Report Check-In
This place is epic indeed! We went to San Jorge Hot Springs in the mediterranean and it was overcrowded, overpriced and quite small for the number of people soaking in the pool. While here in La Ventana, is amazing, natural and you can build your own pool! Definitely a must! And it’s never overcrowded, even in the afternoons.. gem!Report Check-In
This place is epic. Beach front camping, dig your own hot springs, and mountain biking! This place has it all. If you are looking to get up and get some views, there are a couple biking trails you could hike up to get a good over look of the area. Download “trailforks” app for Baja mountain biking for the GPS trails. The palapas are to the south and the hotsprings are to the north, at low tide only, and by the rocks. Dig your own! There is some snorkeling there too from the warm water, there is so much sea life near by. Mornings and afternoons, you can kayak and SUP, but it seems most of the day is windy and better for kite boarding or mountain biking!
We were here for some of Holy Week, and holyyyyyy moly! People pack in here like sardines, many 4x4s got stuck in the sand. So stay on the high road, and Air down if you’re sand driving! We finally convinced some really stuck 4x4 with mud tires to air down after they tried to winch out, push out, and dig out, to no avail. They aired down and popped right out. Please leave this place better than you found it! No more toilet paper marking where you pee, ladies!Report Check-In
Beautiful cove. free camping all along the beach. some hotsprings on the beach when tide is low. no bathrooms or ammenities. but there is a town near hy that has everything you need! excellent spot.Report Check-In
Cool spot. Check the tide schedule for hot springs. Accessible only around low tide.Report Check-In
Super cool spot. Check tide times online and come an hour or two before lowest tide to enjoy the tubs. They can get really hot if seawater isn't added so be careful. Steam can be seen rising from the sand close to the waters edge. Really neat natural phenomenon that is completely free to explore. The spring water is
fresh water and leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth. A definite must if you're in the area.
Easy drive in. Arrived Friday night and was the only ones camping. Someone pulled up right next to us and also stayed the night. By Saturday mid day at least 11 other cars had come by to use the hot springs but all but one were just day trippers. On Saturday night a bunch of young Americans showed up at midnight and were partying on the beach and didn’t even put out their fire. The hot springs are really cool if you wait til mid day you can build up the rocks exposed during low tide and there were several pools already built.Report Check-In
A beautiful Beach, it was quiet at night. There were a few other people there in the evening and during the night, we also felt relaxed and save.Report Check-In
Large beach north of El Sargento with a couple of palapas - free of charge, suitable for big rigs but be careful the road leading out of town got washed away a little bit so steep, bumpy sections! We‘ve been told it‘s busy on weekends with locals partying but was quiet when we were there. Very windy though as everywhere thus famous for kite surfing.Report Check-In
In this area lot of possibilities to camp for free. If you enter the village you will see a big blue watertank on the right side of the road, here you can get water for free!Report Check-In
Beautiful beach with hot springs that run along the shore line if you dig. The beach is beautiful just really rocky near the springs. Many flies and a lot of wind. So it's great for kite surfing. During the week there is almost no one. Just fallow the road that leads out of town. It will run along side the beach after about 5 to 10 mins after town. There are palapas and dumpsters but the springs are on the north side of the beach where as the dumpsters and palapas are on the south side. The springs gs come out at about 140f so the water is really warm even if you don't dig. But if you do allow the gulf water in so you don't burn yourself. No shade on the north side. This really is a magical place as long as it remains public. On the weekends it's popular with the locals. There are many gringos that live in this area and we did see servayers and I don't that looked privately contracted so it may be private property soon. Many deal blowfish along the beach with can be really cool trinkets as well as a plethora of coral. Really worth checking out. I think I big rig could manage the road. It is gravel and sand. But as we discovered while digging for the springs there are many large rocks beneath the surface. So tent camping and conversion vehicles would be best. Be careful to stay on the high road if you do not have 4x4 though. We pulled out a few ppl out of the sand over a week.Report Check-In