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[*] posted on 3-2-2018 at 01:10 PM


Thanks Tim!
What would I do about my van and trailer to go on this expedition? Obviously we would be gone for a few days. Also, as a safety back up, if we needed a panga to tow us back do you think we could find one and any clue what they would charge?
Re: La Paz islands (would love to do Los Islotes with the pups!), where would you launch from? Van is not 4wd.
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[*] posted on 3-3-2018 at 01:29 PM


the Oasis hotel in Loreto has a nice parking area, 3 minute walk to the marina. Im sure if you rented a room for a night or 2 they would not have an issue with you leaving your van. Bring a handheld radio and find out what channel is monitored out of Puerto Escondito (15 miles south of loreto). you may even want to stay at the campground there (Tripui), but I have heard launching there is exspensive.

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[*] posted on 3-3-2018 at 11:51 PM


Thanks Tom.
If you go here http://ioverlander.com
and search Loreto, Mexico. It will pull up the map and you can move down to Puerto Escondido. Nobody has mentioned camping at the hotel. But 200 pesos at the marina (in the parking lot, but you can use all the facilities). It's on the list for the nearby islands already.
Do we conside 200 pesos expensive?
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[*] posted on 3-4-2018 at 12:10 AM


Btw, are there any beachfront rv places, with palapas, around Loreto or Puerto Escondido?
It seems to me it's hotels only....:(
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[*] posted on 3-4-2018 at 03:28 PM


Hi everyone :bounce: How about Rattlesnake beach ? Great beach camping on the water with other folks around that could give you local info . Water , islands , etc.

I was down there in Nov. and sat around with some of the guys/ girls camped there and sucked up some much needed sun . Lots of the campers here come back every year . Could hook up with good folks here and get a lot of help understanding the area . Islands just in front of the beach .

I think the cost to camp is around 150 pesos .

Puerto Escondido is just around the corner . You can also beach launch small boats at Rattlesnake .

Maybe David K could map it for you where it is or someone gps.

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[*] posted on 3-5-2018 at 09:49 AM


Years ago there was talk on here that launching at Escondito was 17 bucs in and 17 bucs out. I don't know about now...... but it will save you some time to Agua Verde and points south.
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[*] posted on 3-8-2018 at 12:28 PM


Ligui, thanks for sharing that. It is a good location. I have had it on my radar, on freecampsites.com, but the name has scared me off. Tell me, did you come across any? :/
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[*] posted on 3-9-2018 at 08:52 AM


Quote: Originally posted by woody with a view  
Anything over 15’ requires a permit.


...NEVER heard of that, at least for sailboats and kayaks. Was just down there 2 months,,, even on Bahia San Ignacio, launched at a Fisher's boat ramp,, a security guard right there,,, when I arrived, he promptly marched over....to play some music on his iPhone he was excited about!

Here's some favorite spots, not too tidal, reasonably protected launch from N wind...usually totally secluded....I sail a 14' laser sailboat, use launching trolley,, kayak,, and mess with kites a bit.....

....S of Mulege, ~7 k,, before the last hill e of highway,, there's a pullout, a road goes ~1km to your own private beachfront.

...Conception....there's a great spot,, past most of the various beach campgrounds, but before the south most, an abrupt pullout from a curve,, hard to get to from the north. The trick once there is to head towards the water and northwards through the various tracks,,, towards a concrete structure, then waterside of some fencing. All becomes a single car track, requires a bit of bushwhacking if it hasn't been used a while,, but literally 12' from high tide, and virtually out of sight from highway.
It's been a dozen years or so, but up the east side of Bahia Conception is ALL beautiful and meets my seclusion and launching criteria.

...Bahia St Nicholas.... Towards Loreto methinks ~60 km marker,, a marked turnoff, with a restaurant, good fish Taco's, on the west side... the road in is a slow ~18km, but doable in any vehicle., mine is a Toyota Sienna, ~5" clearance...... Once at the coast, head north from the community, past a few settlements, a funny jog past an arroyo, then just after the arroyo, find your way beach wards ~120'. In general it's a very rocky beach, but launching is at the arroyo, actually provides a sandy section, the camp is amazing, ~100' N of arroyo, past a rocky clearing, right on the beach. Once I came back 2 years hence,, and the same firewood I left was still sitting there. I call it 'spiral camp',, the fire pit centers on a broad pattern of spiraling rock pile, lots of 'spiral shell decor. Lots of amazing beach artifacts to be found.

.....Loreto Beach.... Super wide sandy beach,, palapas, ~4km from town center, but only occasional joggers or Fisher's come by the last palapas. Find your way to the seaside of the airport, follow palapas and beach track to the last palapas. There's a need to air down a bit to make the very last spot, but there's extra seclusion. Lots of clamming activities at times. The broad beach makes it excellent for lifeguarding.


....S of Puerto Escondido, halfway to Ligui,,, literally 4.2km between each,, a ~2km driveway out to a little bay between 2 hills,, a huge square foundation on one hill..... Your own small bay, right on the Marine reserve, saw a turtle swimming, lotsa dolphins! This beach can become a Eleanore for landing, but not a problem for more than one person.

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[*] posted on 3-9-2018 at 09:20 AM


Nice description of San Nicolas!
Side road in is at Km. 62 (Restaurant Rosarito). The village is 10.4 miles in. There is an advertised "Chuy's Sportfishing" sign in the village.




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