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Baja AirVentures Las Animas Wilderness Lodge

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's rare that you feel so completely disconnected and at peace as quickly and easily as at Las Animas. After a beautiful flight in a 6 seater you arrive at sleepy Bahia de Los Angeles and get whisked away in a little boat for an hour until you arrive at your private yurt on the beach - heaven! Greeted by... More 

1 Thank Alexandreal
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved every single minute of the trip! Plane ride down was thrilling and fun! Gray was an excellent pilot! Loved the clean, comfortable and cozy yurt! Food was great and fresh!! Staff were very sweet and accommodating! Whale shark experiences were out of this world! Thrilling, exhilarating, heart pounding exciting!!!!!!!!!! Las Animas is very remote, so ALL of our experiences... More 

1 Thank Samos82
Garden Grove
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21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an amazing, magical, even spiritual experience! We went to swim with the whale sharks in Las Animas Bay. We rolled out of our comfy beds eat morning to fresh fruits and coffee, walked across the beach to our boat and drove out into our bay to swim with the biggest fish in the sea! It was so humbling to... More 

2 Thank Kelplady
San Diego, CA
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Outstanding trip! We first read a travel article about Las Animas in the San Diego UT around 2 years ago. The write ups and reviews talked about a great travel adventure, gorgeous scenery, comfortable accommodations, great food, swimming with whale sharks and excellent fishing. After about 36 hours there we realized that everything promised had been delivered! We met Gray,... More 

2 Thank TobyStuart
Newtown, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 October 2016

As I walked out of my yurt every morning at 5:45, I saw the sign just rising above the rocks that "bled" into the sea. Beautiful just doesn't describe it. As I walked to the common area to get my coffee (which I did every morning of my stay before heading out to do some fishing), barefoot and still in... More 

1 Thank MCaddy
adventureguy2, Guest Relations Manager at Baja AirVentures Las Animas Wilderness Lodge, responded to this review

Dear MCaddy; Your great description of the sun rising over the islands to the East and the dance of color and light on the white sand beach of Las Animas brought back fond memories for me. So many others have shared that same magical sunrise barefoot on the white sand bay. Having the coffee ready to so early is always... More 

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We have now made two trips to this very special place - one in March 2015 to see gray whales and their calves, and the second in September 2016 to watch whale sharks. Both trips were absolutely amazing. The beach yurts are comfy, the food is wonderful, and the wildlife fabulous. This year's trip suffered slightly in that our pilot/guide,... More 

2 Thank Cas P
adventureguy2, Guest Relations Manager at Baja AirVentures Las Animas Wilderness Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Cas P; Thank you for your return to experience the best of Baja nature in and around Las Animas Ecolodge. Everyone loves our food, beachside yurts and Mother Nature certainly put on a great show. We are constantly evolving and striving to improve. This includes staff committed to being in service to our guests. I bet when you come... More 

San Diego
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We came home today, after 6 days, and if I could go back tomorrow I would! I cannot express all the reasons I loved this trip so I'll stick with just a few. 1. Safety - traveling to a remote part of Mexico is not for everyone. However, from the moment we had our safety briefing in the airport, I... More 

4 Thank 3dogmom1955
adventureguy2, Guest Relations Manager at Baja AirVentures Las Animas Wilderness Lodge, responded to this review

WOW! Thanks so much for your detailed and enthusiastic comments. Although I personally don't get to go down to Las Animas Ecolodge a lot, reading your great review made me ready too, to get down there again soon. :-) Got any photos, videos or story to share? We would love to see them as would future travelers considering our special... More 

Oakland, California
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24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I just returned, as in yesterday, from a week with Baja AirVentures and I don't know where to start...guess I'll begin at the beginning: Excellent from the word go! Our first day out did not disappoint, even with the impending arrival of Hurricane Newton! We tracked the storm (the team was VERY in tune, Kevin was on the phone with... More 

3 Thank Soggy_Portlander
Little Compton, Rhode Island
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We started out on the Pacific side of Baja in the El Vizcaino Reserve. Our group was just five, and we had the most wonderful experience getting literally nose-to-nose with grey whales. Moms and babies came right up to our boat and let us pet them. They seemed to particularly enjoy getting their chins rubbed. Everything was by boat and... More 

4 Thank maxtedg
Honolulu, Hawaii
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70 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Just completed my 7th trip to Las Animas Wilderness Lodge with Baja AirVentures, August 29- Sept. 3, 2016. We got to snorkel with a bunch of whale sharks. YouTube: OAHUSQUID to see the video. Gray, our pilot/guide is terrific, as is Liz the cook, and Fidel, our boat captain. It is a bit pricey, but well worth it. I've made... More 

2 Thank oahusquid x

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Since 1989 Baja Airventure's Las Animas Eco-Lodge & soft adventure Tours is the only remote boat-in lodge in the Sea of Cortez with 1000's of happy guests. All-inclusive lodging packages from San Diego include R/T air, delicious food, beverages and daily water, nature & sport activities. Look forward to total privacy and relaxation with group size averaging 12 - 14. We cater to all age groups. Come to Las Animas Wilderness Lodge for the soft eco-adventure of a lifetime! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Baja AirVentures Las Animas Wilderness Lodge

Address: 100 Highway # 1 | Boat Accessible Only :-), Bahia de Los Angeles, Ensenada Municipality 22980, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Norte > Ensenada Municipality > Bahia de Los Angeles
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Las Animas Wilderness Retreat Hotel Bahia De Los Angeles
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“All the yurts are a unique experience. I have stayed in 3 of them! All with different views of the beautiful bay!”
 of 5 bubbles Kelplady, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Yurts closer to the lounge are more convenient. Try for an insulated yurt.”
 of 5 bubbles TobyStuart, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“2 deluxe Yurts with flush toilets that will cost you more unless they aren't fully booked.”
 of 5 bubbles Soggy_Portlander, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Air conditioning helps, but it can still get hot. Go with the right attitude.”
 of 5 bubbles oahusquidx, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
“They are all great.”
 of 5 bubbles jocaroth, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
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