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Address: San Ignacio Lagoon, San Ignacio 23000, Mexico
Phone Number: 619-819-2966
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Seemingly perched on the edge of civilization “Campo Cortez” offers many...

Seemingly perched on the edge of civilization “Campo Cortez” offers many modern amenities while maintaining a clean, comfortable and eco-friendly environment. The base camp provides a modern solar and wind generation system in our dining palapa and library that provides 110 ac or 12 volt dc power for all of your charging needs. You can connect charge up your video and camera batteries anytime in the dining palapa day or night. Constructed from local materials and by traditional building methods, our palapa is the gathering point for all of our daily activities.

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The best whale petting / kissing / viewing experience ever!

After making the long drive from Los Angeles to the town of San Ignacio, Baja California South we stayed at the Desert Inn hotel (formally known as the La Pinta). Our group of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 May 2016
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

After making the long drive from Los Angeles to the town of San Ignacio, Baja California South we stayed at the Desert Inn hotel (formally known as the La Pinta). Our group of 4 left at daybreak for the 45 minute drive the the "Campo Cortez" whale watching campgrounds / compound. Upon arrival we were welcomed in to the kitchen... More 

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Central Coast of California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Reaching out and touching the rubbery skin of a Gray whale who has come of its own free will to the side of your panga is truly a fantastic experience. You will never forget it, and some get addicted and make it an annual experience; like the whales do. ;) And I can't imagine a company better than Baja Ecotours... More 

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Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

THE GOOD: INDIVIDUAL PEOPLE AND GROUPS OF WHALES The whales never disappointed. Whales everywhere: whales breaching, whales spy-hopping, whales canoodling and even a few dolphins mixed in. Pickup in San Diego and bus trip down to Ensenada and the return with quick easy entry into Mexico and reentry in the U.S. Relatively comfortable charter plane ride over an other-worldly landscape... More 

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bajaecotours, Owner at Baja Ecotours, responded to this review

Review was made by an ex-employee that was terminated after two weeks. We did not give him a referral that he requested and hence the following review. He was very clever with his name and city if you read below: So please accept this review with a grain of salt. Guest Name: MsAnnThrope: ...a google search reveals: mis·an·thrope ˈmis(ə)nˌTHrōp,ˈmiz(ə)nˌTHrōp/ noun... More 

Oceanside, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

Amazing trip and best experience I have ever had! Great energy from the staff and friendly. Made me feel like it was home away from home.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

We visited Camp Cortez for 3 nights at the beginning of April 2016. We took the bus option.... More about that later! We arrived at camp at 1345 after a 24 hour journey and were immediately warmly welcomed by Lorna who made us feel at home straight away. We were given a superb lunch of soup and then went out... More 

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Phoenix, AZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

My husband came across this trip online in a search. He had this as one of his bucket list items, which we can now cross of the list! When he first told me about it, i thought it sounded like fun, but the more people he told about the "accommodations, " i have to admit that i wondered what I... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

Baja Ecotours and its CAMPO CORTEZ are truly awesome in every way. Their are other camps on San Ignacio Lagoon, but only Campo Cortez has Maldo and his wonderful dedicated family. This really sets them apart from all others. They make you feel as a part of their family and traditions of the lagoon. The camp itself is minimal but... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

I visited Campo Cortez for the second time in three years as the first experience was so incredible. This time I took my two adult children plus 9 year old grandson. Baja Ecotours is an excellent company and very ecofriendly. All the guides are knowledgeable, extremely friendly, and caring about their guests. Our flight out of Ensenada was delayed due... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

It was an absolutely amazing experience. The camp was clean and comfortable, the food delicious and the staff unbelievable. Lorna and Rodrigo were knowledgable, welcoming, charming and a delight to be with. It was their first experience at camp for both of them and I can't imagine a stay without them. Mid March is a time when the males are... More 

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Chula Vista, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

I was hesitant about this vacation (my husband handled the details) but it turned out to be the experience of a lifetime, in a good way! We brought my little girl and she had a blast! The camp is clean and the staff were so friendly and organized. The whale experience is incredible. My husband was able to kiss one... More 

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