Cactus Wonderland | Wild Camping

Mexico

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Last Visited: 5 months ago
GPS: 29.76020, -114.75995
Altitude: 595.6 masl
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Amenities

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

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Description

6 km before getting to Cataviña. Not far from the Hwy 1 super quiet and nice free camp spots by the huge cactus and boulders. There is even free wood for a camp fire !! But watch your steps for cactus especially if you have pets.

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Just awesome. Stayed here one night in a tent in late January and wish we stayed longer. The cacti and boojum trees are so beautiful, I teared up a bit when we got here. The only downside is that in the early morning it got super super windy, so windy that we couldn’t sleep. Maybe that was just that particular day, idk. Had a 2wd vehicle and was able to access no problem. The cave paintings down the road are awesome too. Really really amazing place

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We camped here a few times. Still very calm and there are many spots to choose for camping along this dirt road. Just drive down, enjoy and find your perfect spot! This whole area looks like a cactus garden with many different types and sizes. Come see it and please keep it clean!

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I stayed quite a while here. There are some rocks to climb and abundant wildlife. In addition to the wildlife already mentioned, I saw a salamander (under a rock) and a rattlesnake (it rattled at me). There is plenty of firewood if you walk far enough.

I’ve noticed that semis idle at night sometimes near here.

Something paced around my van one night. I went outside to check what it was after half an hour, and I couldn’t find the source of the noice. It came back and I ignored it.

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Just as lovely as the last time we were here. Beautiful.

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Beautiful wild camping area in the middle of a boulder field full of cirios (boojum trees), cardon cactus, and ocotillos. There are some cleared off areas with fire rings. The stars were incredible at night!!! We stayed 2 nights and were completely alone except for the abundant wildlife: lizards, kangaroo rats, quails, crows, and mice (with some coyotes in the distance). There were some tiny flies during the day that were very annoying, but other than that (and some litter here and there) it was Baja desert camping perfection. Would love to stay here again!

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Great place to stay in the desert. Cactus, Rocks, and stars. By far our favorite spot this trip!
We drove a bit further in, camped between this spot and the next one marked west (appx. 1.5 miles - turn left- road ends w/in 100 yards).
No trash, no fire rings, and very little truck noise.
On the south side of the dirt road going west.
Tried driving to the “lake”, but turned around when we saw what might be a ranch.

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Fantastic. Nature couldn’t make a better campground.

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One of many great campsites in the vicinity of Catavina in a wonderland of many different varieties of cacti, big cardon and cirios. In this area we found the biggest cardons. You can easily move away from Mex 1 to avoid the noise from the highway.

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Great camp spot. No hwy noise at all. In the thick of the Cactus Wonderland. Fire pit. There was some wood there already there left from previous adventurers. Highly recommend - beautiful sunset and tranquillity.

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By far the coolest desert camping spot I’ve ever been. It really is “cactus wonderland.” We spent two nights here. The road is close so you can hear the occasional truck pass by but most of the time all you hear are birds chirping. The cactus variety here is so beautiful. Got down to 40 degrees at night, but during the day it is beautiful and it reached 70 degrees.

Be careful where you walk, as there are pieces of broken cactus that you can step on. Definitely wear a good shoe if you plan on walking around the campsites. Highly recommend this place!

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this is an amazing place to pull off the highway if you need a place to stay,and don't want to drive anymore. the rocks are beautiful the cactus are just outstanding and its very similar to the places around it except this one is clean be sure to pack your s*** out! fire pit as well. one of my favorite Desert( none beach) camp spots on this side of Baja. stars were amaZing.

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Stayed one night. Stay 2 if you can.
About 10 different spots along the sandy path, among the giant and photogenic cacti. Far enough from the road. Would stay there again if I decide to come back the same way.

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This place was amazing. We got here for sunset and it was wild. But we couldn’t stay. It was full so flying bugs everywhere.

Hope you catch it at another time with no bugs!

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Beautiful and mistic place in the middle of huge cactuses. Good to spend the night , safe and quiet

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Super nice place, beautiful sunset, huge cacti - if you go in a little deeper it will be less and less rubish!

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Easy access from MEX1, desert camping at its best. Quiet and peaceful with beautiful sunset.

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6 km before getting to Cataviña. Not far from the Hwy 1 super quiet and nice free camp spots by the huge cactus and boulders. There is even free wood for a camp fire !! But watch your steps for cactus especially if you have pets.

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