Juncalito Beach | Wild Camping

Mexico

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Last Visited: 7 months ago
GPS: 25.830755, -111.324655
Altitude: 1.8 masl
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Amenities

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

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iOverlander cannot verify if wild camping is permitted at this location. It is your responsibility to verify local laws or obtain consent before staying the night.

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Take the road at the big blue national park sign on the highway, not the one to the north on hwy that leads into the village.

turn right when you get to the beach. rocks turn to Sand as you go south but it's not too soft for small rwd vehicles. watch out for rising tide.

Thefts reported in area so don't leave the premises unattended unless you lock everything up. (village close by)

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We camped in the Palm Grove a little closer to where the road splits. Definitely some trash here, but the trees are a good wind and sun block.

Spent a little time cleaning up and overall seems like a sweet place to hang out at. Only ones in this area, but there's a few trucks on the beach location. Seems more private here.

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Ran into what seems to be a temporary restricted access and no camping sign plus a pair of cops kicking everyone out around 6pm
I’m assuming it’s covid related but I didn’t ask.

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Stay on the compact sand to avoid getting stuck. Can be Windy. Many places tucked into the palms to avoid wind, but fraught with used toilet paper. Please dispose of your toilet paper & trash.

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Similar to what others have said. Great spot on the beach. Lots of soft sand so choose your spot wisely. Telcel 3G.

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I saw the most incredible show of bird’s fishing I ever saw! Pelicans, sterns, egrets, herons, cormorants, ducks were all fishing at the same time. Stunning! I could stay all day watching them.

WARNING: Be aware that there are rattlesnakes in the bushes. I saw one on the road behind the dune.

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Great spot with a gorgeous view of the ocean and mountains. Several other friendly overlanders so we felt very safe. Be sure to turn at the blue "Juncalito Bienvenidos" sign instead of the road GPS tells you to take (that road has been blocked off in the village).

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Just opening Two Wheels camping in Juncalito village for Bicycle and Motorcycle campers check us out

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Worked out great for us because we spent 2 days hiking Tabor Canyon and this spot is essential right across the highway. Not private at all, which we prefer, but for easy access to the canyon this spot is great!

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If you want to camp at the far end by the rocks (past the playas), know that there is a wasp nest under of the rocks. They never threatened us, but it’s wasps.

Everything else was down right perfect.

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This place is wonderful. The instructions of others are excellent and accurate. I wish we could stay longer - and for sure I want to come back.

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Stayed one night. First ones overnighting, but about 4 others by sundown. No one came for pesos but we were in by 1:30 and out by 9;45 next morning.

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Wonderful place, safe, clean and the bay and mountains are stunning. rubbish bins provided. When heading south do not follow google maps just keep going 300mt south and you'll find a big blue sign saying "Juncalito Bienvenidos" and below it there are pictures of a tent, a boat, palm tree, fish, and then turn right when you get to beach.

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The beach was so nice we ended up spending over a week. The place felt safe and had lots of other overlanders around. At least three rigs on any night and as many as ten on the weekend.

The toilets mentioned in other reviews were destroyed by a storm, so be careful walking around in the bushes! A few people came by pedaling lobster, scallops and shrimp. There was enough tellcell reception for Instagram and phone calls.

There are several garbage cans and on Friday morning the guys driving the garbage truck came by asking for 100 pessoes per night. At first we refused but after they took the garbage away we ended up giving them 100p. Some other locals told us after that the beach is free and that they were just looking for some beer money. They came back a few days later and did not ask for money.

The west part of the beach is fine for any size rig but the east end gets pretty soft. There was lots of room for our 42 foot bus.

On our last night banditos rolled by late at night and stole the rims and tires off our 20 dollar bikes along with a pair of broken flip flops.

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Great beach! A few other campers but it at all crowded. 4x4 was needed as we got farther down the beach.

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Epic views. Camped right on the beach of this national park for free. Got word that the guy on the horse has sticky fingers. We didn’t have any problems. One of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been.

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Take the southern most of the 2 roads described. The north road takes you to a group of full-time residences that have put up no access signs. The southern road has a big beach sign with a tent on it for camping.

We showed up around 4 and there were only about 5 other campers here and a love family enjoying the beach. No one else showed up so it was a quiet and peaceful night with beautiful views.

The sand is a bit soft but we had no problems with 4Runner pulling about 4K lbs of trailer.

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We camped here as it was free and full of overlanders. It felt very safe. Mind that the gps took us to private road, so if you are coming from Loreto there is a sign board saying “beach 300m” - follow that one and there is a huge board Bienvenue off the highway so you won’t miss it.

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We've stayed here a few times over many years. It was always well used, often by folks camped long term. Not so now. Very quiet. Just a few stopping for one night. Still, a very nice place, despite the lack of amenities.

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follow the gps until you are about to leave the highway, pay attention to the big sign on the right if you are coming from south mex1. follow the dirt road by the sign until you reach the beach. i am not fan of the beach because it is black sand so you can not see the bottom. also can be very windy sometimes. in the evening careful of no see ums. they bite!!

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One of our favorite spots to beach camp. Watch out for the turtle nests . They have them marked with rock rings.

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Nice, quiet and saw dolphins play ing in the bay.

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Nice and quiet. We watch two dolphins playing and jumping high out of the water during the early evening hours. A sailboat was anchored in the bay and the pink sunset behind it was amazing.
Be sure and check the sand before driving too far the end. A 2x2 got stuck but was quickly helped out fine.

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Augie runs this place, the only thing he will charge you is good conversation. Watch out for the Canadian men in Speedos on the south end. If you can get past them there are some great discoveries hiking beyond. Best camp in baja that I can tell you about it. Leave it cleaner than you found it, primitive.

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We were here one night. Quiet place in front of the sea.
We arrives around 2pm and leave the place at 10am, and nobody came asking for money.
Our van is not 4wd and we didn't have any problem, just be careful and explore the sand first.

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Still a great spot, but only 1 palapa remaining , at the far south,

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Beach Camping at Placa Juncalito together with 10 more campers. Quiet, you sleep with the sound of the surf. Road to get in and along the beach is not too bad, ok for 2 WD RVs, but be careful in the soft sand. From Mex 1 don´t take the road to the village, take the dirt road 300 m south with the big Propiedad Federal sign. Trash cans and run down pit toilets. Nobody asked for money.

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we spent one night on the beach here with one other person. really pretty beach and easy to get to if you take the main road at the big sign for Juncalito. hard packed and no clearance or sand issues until you get to the beach. we used 4x4 to get to the far end of the beach. we could still see and hear the road so only did one night. pretty beach with nice sand.

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Stayed one night. Lots of camping along the beach. As others have said don’t turn into the town, it’s the road after the town when coming from Loreto. The marine police went by, we waved and they didn’t stop. Felt like a safe place to stay.

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This beach is wonderful, the sand is soft though once you make it half way down the beach wouldn’t try it without 4WD we helped a lot of people who got stuck in the sand. Area can be windy at times but quiet and beautiful.

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Awsome place. Very quiet and safe. The road from the "federal property" is short and ok for 2 wheel drive.

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Beautiful beach camping spot. We stayed here with a group of 4-5 vans and nobody came to collect the fee..
For the second part of the beach you’d better have a 4x4.. we got stuck but friendly locals helped us out.

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Camped one night. No one collected money. Had no issues. Approx 5 other campers nearby.
No facilities. Trash cans overflowing.
Beautiful spot but windy for us (not just here, all of Baja lately). Mountains in background gorgeous.
We got lost on way in the first time and local gentleman gave us directions in Spanish. Read reviews below about which sign to pull off at.

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great quite place, no one ask for money!

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Nice beach, stayed close to the entrance in our 2wd.
Make sure you memorise the way you came in and don't forget it as we did - ended up in a very sandy road and got stuck! XD Helpful Americans got us out in no time! Main road otherwise is good and easily doable in a 2wd.
No one came to collect money.
There is a nice trail behind the sand dune at the end which takes you to a nice beach and the back section of Puerto Escondido.

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Camped on the beach at night, nobody came to collect the payment, stayed for free. Rough road to get in but not very long and doable in a 2wd. If you have a 2wd, stick to the beginning of the beach but in a 4wd you can go all the way to the end which is more secluded. Pretty beach with pebbles, palm trees and gorgeous mountains in the back. Nice, clean place to camp for the night. No bathrooms or running water but trash cans are located along the beach. Felt very safe, heard from a local that the bandito from other reviews got arrested.

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As described, a nice beach with dark sand and a couple of palapas. We stayed 2 nights, nobody came to collect money.

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Spent the night at this nice sandy beach, last palapa. Great snorkeling right out the camper.
Also treated ourselves to a beautiful sunrise walk up the rocky path at the end of last palapa.
Beach is clean but any surrounding areas with the expected garbage.
Nobody came to collect any fee.

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very nice ,Sandy and just the right wind to stay a little cooler!

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Great place to camp! For free! Nice for snorkeling! We've been here for three nights and we don't want to go :) last palapa in the beach best spot. Right in front of the snorkeling area. Garbage can and rustic toilet.

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stayed at this wonderful beach for 4 nights w an amazing group of random travelers....clear water great for snorkeling and SUP......we had great weather w no wind and great temps in low 80s.....great snorkeling in coves around right end of beach facing water...had a blast.....no one came by to collect fee....only 3 Palapas.on beach but we have Vanagon w awning so no problem

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Stayed here 3 nights. Not sure why everyone is so impressed with this place? Beach is O.K. but not that pretty with dark sand and rocks. There isa 100 peso/night charge with no services and no one there to watch campers. Several people including the guy from the Parks Department who comes around to collect money told me there are bandidos living in the village at the end of the beach and make sure everything is locked up if you leave for any duration. Apparently people have had things stolen from their campsite while gone to the store, etc. Everywhere else I've been camping if there is a charge there is always someone on the premises to watch things so I won't return here.

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Nice quiet beach with palapas.
Good dogwalk and snorkeling.

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Nice stop off for the night. Someone came by in the morning and said it was 100 pesos, but in my mixture of poor Spanish and English old them that I thought it was free and we were leaving today. Seemed to satisfy the guy and we didn't pay. Not sure if it was legit or a scam.

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while we were here, someone came in a truck to collect money. we talked with them (in spanish) and explained that it was our understanding that the beach is free. we said we were more than happy to pay if that was not the case, but we wanted to make sure we were paying the right people. they didn't argue - either they hear that a lot, or they weren't legit. we spoke to a lady in the gringo settlement who said they collect weekly, and a guy that said they collect at the end of each month. so it remains unclear if this beach is actually free or not.
stayed once a few years back and had no issue.
either way, the beach is pretty. the snorkeling and swimming is pretty good, and it's worth a visit!

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A pretty spot with decent swimming, snorkelling and paddleboarding. At first we were alone but not for long. The beach was empty but everyone who showed up clustered together like a bunch of lemmings. Why do humans do this? Some of us enjoy solitude. Please respect people's space when camping in spacious places. Very rustic pit toilets and garbage cans are the only amenities. 2 bars Telcel signal. People think this place is free, but about once a week some guys from Loreto come to empty the garbage and collect 100 pesos for the night. Please dont be like the embarrassing Americans I saw who refused to pay.

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Stayed here one night since it was so close to the airport, but we plan to come back. Beautiful beach with great snorkeling.

The "Federal Property" sign is still there and very large, but it is laying flat in the ditch.

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Quiet spot. Gorgeous. No bandidos around...

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Beautiful! Just don't drive into the village but past that sign on the highway just as mentioned above

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nice clean beach
quiet
a few other campers there but there is enough space
nobody came to collect money

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Nice spot. We camped under the palm trees. In the morning we went for a paddle to the island and saw many fish.

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Nice Beach.No Problems.We drove till the end of the Beach.Attention: Sandy.
eyerything o.k.Camped after the little dune.

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stopped here planning to camp until a local told us there have been banditos reported here lately
use caution
we went for a swim and will snorkel here in a couple of days when water clears, was pretty murky today.
decided to stay in Loreto instead
,did come back to snorkel. water pretty clear; saw good amount of fish and an octopus!

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Stayed here one night by the palapa. No one else around and we didn't have any problems. Couldn't find the pit toilets. Didn't try swimming or snorkeling.

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Lovely spot! Stayed for 2 nights it was so good. No one else there and a perfect calm bay. Snorkelling is possible if you have the gear.

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Free camp ground right on the beach; beautiful site but no amenities! ~USD Free

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Camping at the beach. Trash cans and a pit toilet were the only facilities. We could observe fishing pelicans and other water birds.

(Usually 80 pesos / day, but no one came for collecting ago)

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