La Fortuna | Wild Camping

Mexico

Details

Verified:
19 days ago
Altitude:
1.7 masl
Website:
None
Contributor:
savanna_27

Amenities

Electricity:
No
Wifi:
Yes - Average
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
Yes
Showers:
No
Water:
No
Toilets:
No
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Yes

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Great little spot along the coastal dirt road. Many overlanders here enjoying all that this part of the cape has to offer. An absolutely beautiful beach and even better when the wind is low. Great little surf break near the rocks with some super fun waves. Can get busy on the weekends. There is a surf bar serving cerviche, sushi and poki bowls opening on the north east corner of the arroyo. Go up and say hey to the boys working up there, they are super friendly and enjoy a chat and a beer. There is also a friendly donkey that enjoys a pat and some food scraps. Be careful if you have pets near the donkey. We loved this spot! Kept on coming back. No facilities.

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Great boondocking if you can stay by the palapa or just south, otherwise it's just a big parking lot. Be careful of the high tide during a swell (duh) and beware of the bull (wtf?)...seriously, the bull is real. Don't engage, just throw water. There's a school bus by the parking lot that has the best vibes in the area and tiny house/trailers if you get sick of your van/camper. Dude's name is Gio...he's tapped into something special. There's open mic on Sunday (?), everyone turns out for.

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I have been here for a month camping out and have had time to really learn what the other campers are speaking about. Lateral is a great restaurant with a very nice owner and wonderful employees. According to a local, the problem was the way the van lifers were camping out. They were sideways end to end stretching the whole first row apparently and blocked all access to the top of the beach as well as the roads that goes to a different parts of the beach. There are a number of us that have been camping here for quite some time with no complaints or issues. The beach gets crowded on Sunday and whenever there is swell. Multiple rows of cars park in the Arroyo and never an issue. I attached a picture of a day that is not busy, but shows the normal parking arrangements. Just be respectful of how you park, that's it. If you can't be in the front row, don't block the road to go to other places, just park in the second or third row and move when a space opens up. The businesses here are very friendly and wonderful. Lateral hauls in a ton of 5 gallon jugs almost daily. I would not be thrilled either if my employees had to walk a long distance over and over hauling all the water and food in every day. And also, the owner of Lateral was johnny on the spot and worked with multiple hospitals to get the fastest response when a man was attacked by Poncho the bull. If it wasn't for Lateral, it would have been 2-4 hours for an ambulance to arrive instead of 30 minutes. Try the cauliflower tacos, amazing!! Also stop by the Baja Station, they have live music every Sunday. I go to bed super early and have had no issues with noise from them. For the best food you will ever have walk up the hill and just past the mini market you will see a white bus on the left. He serves your coffee in a French press and is a master chef just doing his thing. Best food in all of baja.

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Its a very good place to stay, but crowd this season of the year

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Came for 1 day, stayed for 6 it was so peaceful. Weekend crowds come in for all the amazing restaurants. Places closed mon/tues. great spot and surf. Tons of urchins

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Unfortunately, a group of people are coming here daily complaining about vanlifers despite everyone being super respectful. Their reasoning is we are taking up their surf morning parking spots. They kept going on and on screaming/ranting saying they lived here 20yr and we are the problem, etc. Supposedly they took photos of our vans and are going to call the cops. One of the men is the owner of Lateral so I would avoid giving money to that place. Very sad that prople think they now own parts of Mexico. They are the problem in Mexico, not the lovely welcoming Mexicans. It totally ruined the vibe for me here, won’t be coming back even though that makes them win.. I guess.

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This is a really nice spot, but the locals (Mexican and gringo) are getting upset with the camping. The bar owner is upset that his patrons can't park because the vans are taking up too much room. They think we are leaving trash (I haven't seen anyone litter, but if there is litter, the vans get blamed). They don't like that a camper asked a local not to drive by their camp and kick up dust.

If you come, it's probably a good idea to take extra beach trash with you when you depart and to stop by one of the restaurants (but not Lateral...that guy is rude) and let you know you're camping there and spending money.

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Nice spot near the beach. Quite even though there is quite a few campers. We stopped in around 5:30pm, went for a small walk with the dogs.

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Crowded place day and night but still plenty of space if you don’t need to be next to the beach. ATV during the day but quiet during the night. The beach in front is rocky so be carefull. Restaurant Shade has Wifi but only at restaurant (it doesn’t even reach the road close by neither the parking lot at the beach). It is open 10AM to 8PM but one day, I went at 12:30 and it was closed. Zai, the sushi restaurant, has a sign saying that they don’t have wifi. No cell signal AT&T nor Telcel.

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great spot, awesome sushi. the local surfers get pissed if they cannot drive up to the beach so leave them room.

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Free. Plenty of space for any size rig. Popular by day with surfers, so lots of vehicles show up, but leave by dusk. Quiet at night with only sound the waves crashing on shore. Balmy by day, cool at night. Very little wind while I was here.

No vendors came by selling things. Two restaurants nearby but didn't try them.

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Vehicle: Ram Promaster 3500

Large open area with plenty of hard packed sand to drive on. 2wd is fine, for the most part, until you get to the fence line of the glamping campground next door.

Kind of busy with lots of dune buggies and ATVs going by.

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Stayed two nights here on the parking. Big rig friendly, no need to have a 4WD.
Good surf for intermediate !
If you go eat at the restaurant Shade, you can have the wifi and it will reach the parking lot :D
No telcel
IG: on.vagabonde

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Nice spot to watch surfers and spend the night. Sushi bar next to the arroyo with wifi. Closes at 8. If you drive up on beach be careful as it’s soft so air down. Also, not a place to snorkel. Mainly just chill and relax.

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Point Break lunch spot. Run by Leti who makes awesome ceviche. She also has place to camp. Great spot

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spent a quiet Saturday night here. Some other campers around who surfed the small waves in the morning. It's an 8km unpaved road to get here.

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Fun surf and plenty of space. On weekends, it’s the location of very loud parties! Sushi place is good but pricey. New tienda around the bend sells water, tortillas, snacks. No wifi, no cell. Do not drive at night as there are cows on the road!

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Great surf. Sushi place is amazing. Order the ceviche. 4x4 to get to palapas but pretty firm sand regardless. Gets busy early and late when surfers come in but not many there actually camping.

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Great beach for surfers. Lots of campers, tents on the beach plus parking lot full of vans and RV's . It was a Saturday night so lots of parties and music. Road from the north is washboard almost all the way and from the south has many washed out areas, take it slow and don't drive after dark and you'll be fine. No cell service.

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Not a big fan of this spot. The parking is in the arroyo with a wall of sand that obscures the ocean view. Sand on the beach is soft, didn’t seem many cars driving up there. The beach itself is very steap and waves crash hard I to the sand - would not be fun to swim. We saw a couple of surfers though. The restaurant is closed on Monday and tuesdays.

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Nice beach. We camped in the arroyo instead of the beach so we didn’t get stuck. Nice place to paddle board. Sushi restaurant has WiFi. No services

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Beautiful spot, road was pretty bad from Cabo Pulmo to La Fortuna after a couple of big rains. Beach is 4x4 only for the good spots.

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Great place, camped here one night with 3 other cars. The sushi restaurant was closed but we asked for Beer and coke and nice guy sold it to us :). Access is good also for 2WD. Little windy during the night.

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Cool little surf break and lots of flat beach to camp for the night. It’s bloody hot in July, but you can stay cool with a few beers and some interesting tequila at the sushi bar right on the beach. Not to mention some of the best sushi and ceviche I’ve ever had, and some really nice people as well. Worth the stop just for a bite to eat. Road is pretty washboardy all the way up past Cabo Pulmo. Don’t let it deter you, it’s beautiful, just take it slow and try not to run over any goats!

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Great little spot along the coastal dirt road. Many overlanders here enjoying all that this part of the cape has to offer. An absolutely beautiful beach and even better when the wind is low. Great little surf break near the rocks with some super fun waves. Can get busy on the weekends. There is a surf bar serving cerviche, sushi and poki bowls opening on the north east corner of the arroyo. Go up and say hey to the boys working up there, they are super friendly and enjoy a chat and a beer. There is also a friendly donkey that enjoys a pat and some food scraps. Be careful if you have pets near the donkey. We loved this spot! Kept on coming back. No facilities.

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