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[*] posted on 11-26-2015 at 02:09 AM


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Quote: Originally posted by gnukid  
just got back from the Falls in Santiago


how was it here? looks incredible!


Excellent swimming and diving.
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[*] posted on 11-29-2015 at 11:45 PM


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Interesting! How far up the arroyo are they? Arroyo San Vicente (the bridge on the north side of town)?

I have also heard of hot springs up in the sierra, south of Meling Ranch, at Valladares.

Maybe a Baja map with the hot springs pointed out to give an idea of the areas they are located in?
David I have none of your great map skills,nor use GPS.Please visit me,off we go:) To get to SV spring,yes its up wash.You need go in back of SV high school to get to it.Bike 35min.4x4 45min/hour.To get to other spring,45min past Rancho proteros.Valladares is down canyon from there. About 35/45 mins away. Show us your great map,I will point it out. Even better lets do 4x4 trip with the boys.I know every road trail up there,also have keys to locked gates.
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[*] posted on 2-10-2018 at 08:59 AM



[img]https://www.flickr.com/photos/59103003@N05/40106697071/in/dateposted-public/[/img]

....had a great stay at the hots prints at Golf Club road, just Norte of Manneandro.
The big archway sign's not there anymore, but the springs are thriving, lots of improvements in the past 5 years., very well kept.
I think it was 150ps, per person, but well worth it.
There was the usual partiers and music blasting, but the camping area is well extended, we took a spot along the river upcreek, the water's sound covered the ghetto blasters nicely! <;~}

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[*] posted on 2-11-2018 at 01:58 PM


can anyone give me more specific directions to the Puertocito hot springs? i know its about 55 miles outh of San Felipe, but is there a mile marker, store, gas station etc, that will guide me in (I do have the GPS location given in this thread, but the guy I'm walking onto that site - no bueno on GPS
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[*] posted on 2-11-2018 at 02:08 PM


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can anyone give me more specific directions to the Puertocito hot springs? i know its about 55 miles outh of San Felipe, but is there a mile marker, store, gas station etc, that will guide me in (I do have the GPS location given in this thread, but the guy I'm walking onto that site - no bueno on GPS


Highway 5 south from San Felipe to Km. 74.5 (it is a paved road forking to the left and signed "Puertecitos".

From my road guide:

Km. 74.5 Puertecitos paved entrance road.
0.2 mile to Octavio’s Playa Escondida driveway (additional 0.3 mile to the camp).
0.7-mile Puertecitos Pemex gas station.
Go left just ahead by the restaurant. A charge of 200 pesos/vehicle is collected to enter Puertecitos property beyond here.
0.9 mile to the beach palapas. Palapa camping only, no cabins or rooms.
1.2 miles to the hot springs. The natural lava-rock bathing pools mix sea water with hot sulfur springs to determine bathing temperature. The pools can be too hot at low tide and completely underwater at high tide.
1.3 miles to a boat-launching ramp at the end of the road at the point.



From my Trip #1 report:


The hot springs of Puertecitos in the tidal zone. It is 200 pesos ($10) even to take photos here.



The water temperature changes with the amount of sea water mixing with the hot sulfur water. Low tide= too hot, high tide= too cold!





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[*] posted on 2-11-2018 at 02:35 PM


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There is also Hot spring In San Vicente wash.Last bridge going South San Vicente.4x4 needed Its east of SV about 30/45min. Sorry no GPS tracks.


Nearly two years after this post by bajatrailrider, I was able to take him up on the invite he gave me:

From my TRIP #7 report in 2017:

Rancho Agua Caliente and at least three source hot springs are 12 miles by 4WD road from San Vicente. The hot springs have been published as far back as the 1958 edition of the Lower California Guidebook. The ranch there is not occupied but is owned by a friend of Larry's in San Vicente.

Here it is, pointed out, on a 55-year-old map:

1962 Lower California Guidebook map, by Howard Gulick. Notice the pavement south ending before Colonet! There is a now more direct road to Agua Caliente than this 1958 & 1962 edition map shows.

The hot springs are not developed at all. So, bring picks and shovels if you want to bathe here! They are along the south bank of Arroyo San Vicente and another, not as hot spring is by the ranch on the north side of the arroyo. The south springs felt to me to be about 90°-100° and the water rises in the pool with enough force to cause the sand to spin. There are some gas bubbles as well. No sulfur odor was detected, which is a nice surprise.


A pool is crossed driving up the arroyo road from San Vicente.


The first source spring is not very attractive!

About 1000 feet downstream (west) one comes to...











A hot stream drops down to a cool mountain stream... Natural hot and cold running water!:




Looking upstream where the hot water meets the cold water.




This is the warm spring by the ranch.


Cows grazing in Arroyo San Vicente/Cañon Agua Caliente.




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[*] posted on 2-11-2018 at 09:02 PM


Great pictures David few days ago the second hot spring dug out and clean. Still best like you said bring a few shovels as it can change over night. In walking distance nice orange tree yummy.
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[*] posted on 2-11-2018 at 09:44 PM


I can see now the long legs this Hot springs thread has had. Wanted to make sure I could revisit the best of what we had experienced and my oh my someone had beat me to it, the hot springs of Santa Rita. But wait! that was my own post from three years ago! I have a pretty vivid recollection of that day,which was likely 2001, with six of us enjoying it. The warm water, up to our chests in places. Oh, and the Farmer who had led us to waters edge, and watched over us for a time. No we weren't skinny dipping. That trip was my last to BCS. Loved the hiking that was so easy there, compared to the jungles near where we spent the next seven winters, 200km south of Peurto Vallarta.
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[*] posted on 2-13-2018 at 04:41 PM


Not sure what the official name of this Spring is but it is the one off HWY 3 by LA CETTO back in April of 2016

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[*] posted on 2-17-2018 at 03:19 PM


Just got back from Rancho Agua Caliente. Exit Highway 3 @ Km27. No time now, but will make a thread after the big NASCAR Races.
www.ranchoauguacaliente.com
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[*] posted on 2-17-2018 at 06:43 PM


Paul, test that link. I think there is an extra u in your link?
Try www.ranchoaguacaliente.com

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