Puertecitos | Established Campground

Mexico

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Last Visited: 3 months ago
GPS: 30.34976, -114.64052
Altitude: 10.6 masl
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Amenities

Electricity: No
Wifi: No
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: No
Showers: Bucket
Water: Non-Potable
Toilets: Running Water
Big Rig Friendly: Unknown
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes
Sanitation Dump Station: No

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Description

Well established camp ground in harbour. Right at the beach and sea and also a hotspring in the ocean which is quite cool to go and relax in. Beach front camp site is 600 pesos and includes access to hot springs, flushing toilets, water tank at each site, grill, picnic table, shade, and an electrical outlet that’s on from sunset to 10pm.

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Great stay. 2 nights. All was perfect. Met great people and plenty of space. Beach was great especially after hectic/loud San Felipe.

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All of the reviews are accurate. Expect no services, nice level parking area and a beautiful hot spring.

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600 peso to stay here overnight (30 USD). Someone mans the gate to let you in/out. They didn’t tell us where to go so we felt a little lost.

When you pull in on the right side there’s a little beach with some palapas. This is where you can stay overnight. There’s also some stone structures that help block the wind if you want to hangout outside. It was very cold & windy when we were here in February.

To get to the hot springs you continue straight on the road and it’ll be on your left side. The hot springs are definitely a cool experience but we didn’t realize how much work they were. The water gets progressively hotter as the tide changes and forces you to exit eventually. I believe we managed to stay in 1 pool for 10-20 minutes before it was unbearable. There are various pools you can use at all different temperatures though. During high tide the pools are completely covered and inaccessible. If you time it correctly you can go in the hot springs the day you arrive and the day you leave.

Other things to note:
-We were surprised at how many abandoned houses there are throughout the gated community. They are actually for sale by the owner of the park/town.
-Our friend took a shower here & was given a bucket of water. Which is better than nothing but for $30 we thought the water in the showers would’ve worked even if cold.

Our next time around we would skip this as it wasn’t worth it for us.

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Lovely palapas with awesome views. No amenities besides the nearby hot springs. Peaceful cove, warm waters, a wonderful stop on our way south. We paid $600 pesos

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Traveling with 24’ RV trailer, electric hookup during evening hours, 600 pesos for hot springs and camp site, 500 was for hot springs, wonderful hot springs just up the road on the shore, visit during high tide or there to hot, confirm with others on amenities. Was a beautiful day and wish we could of stayed longer.

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An amazing natural hot springs flowing down the rocks into the ocean. The rocks create many tide pool looking holes with varying degrees of temperature depending on how close you are to the source. 600 mex a night. Check out at 2pm. Quiet, beautiful spring. Many polapas close together down the road with water and electricity when on. Loved it. An indulgence for the night.

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The hot springs are open. I found the price justified as it is as tidy a waterfront campground as you're going to find in rural Baja and a full day of snorkeling and soaking opportunities thrown in. The glory days as a resort seem long passed. Remnants of the runway and airplane hangars, a desalinization/water treatment facility, and vacation cabins remain. Only a few are somewhat kept up. There are some newer homes over the hill facing the sea so maybe there's a spark coming to life.

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Paid 600 pesos to camp for the night. Tried every trick up my sleeve to negotiate with the local managing the gate. He absolutely wouldn’t budge on price and after staying there I get why. He’s sitting on some valuable real estate. Totally worth it. The sea side hot springs are magical. Mostly had the place to ourselves. Stayed on a full moon - special experience. I would stay here again. The town itself feels like it’s hurting - abandoned and somewhat eerie.

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We didn’t know what to expect based on previous reviews. We went anyway and ended up really enjoying it! Here’s the latest info on this spot. Puertecitos is a gated residential community on private land. They have vacation homes, two markets (only the northern one sells alcohol, the southern one has wifi for a fee), one taco stand, an art gallery, a campground right on the beach, and the hot springs. The day fee for the hot springs is $500 pesos per car and they’re open for day use from 7am-7pm. BUT for $100 pesos more ($600 total for hot springs and camping) you can stay overnight at the campground and use the springs until 2pm the next day.

The campground itself is expensive for what you get but you’re mostly paying for the hot springs. The sites are close together along the shore. They each have a shade, picnic table, grill, a tank of water with spout for rinsing, light, and an electrical outlet for charging devices. The electricity is powered by a generator that’s only on from sunset until 10pm. There are flushing toilets but no toilet paper (bring your own) or sinks. No working showers, but they provide a bucket and water for rinsing in the private shower stalls. There are no hookups and no wifi. However, it’s really secure since the community gates close at 10pm and they have security 24/7. Perfect for tent camping and off grid campers. The beach is nice and the water is clean. It has palapas and the tide goes out really far.

To get the best experience and make the high cost worth it, we recommend the following: come prepared with your own food and water, show up as early as possible, walk 10 minutes over to the hot springs to enjoy them throughout the day and night, watch the sunset with a drink at the boat ramp next to Serge’s (the artist that owns Pez Gallery in town) beautiful sculptures, and take another dip or two in the morning before you leave. The hot springs themselves are very unique and totally worth staying overnight if you have the time. Staying for an hour isn’t enough because some of the pools are only accesible at different tide levels. The ocean water fills them in as the tide rises and makes them cool enough to enjoy one or two at a time. We’d definitely return for another 24 hours of soaking. Hope this helps others make their decision.

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600 pesos to camp. water a site. flush toilets good. shower was a bucket/barrel. walking distance to hot springs.

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Was a bit disappointed by this campground. 500pesos and we weren’t allowed to look at the camp sites without paying up front. No running water/showers or internet which are pretty common for places priced this high. Hot springs were nice and there is a nice beach. We didn’t ask about day use for the hot springs only.

Camp sites were very close together and there was a lot of trash around. As other reviews have mentioned it’s a good option for some but there are plenty of better options nearby.

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This is a total hit or total miss depending on what you’re looking for.

If you’re a hot spring lover, self-contained (own food/water) and don’t need water/elec during your stay, it’s great. The hot springs are an amazing natural phenomenon - cool salt water mixing with healing thermal water and an amazing view.

HOWEVER...if this isn’t you, skip it. It’s now 500 pesos per night (non-negotiable, stay length doesn’t matter). There’s no water, no electricity, and the local gas station is out of gas almost as often as it has gas.

There is one basic restaurant and one basic mercado (where she’ll sell you Wi-Fi or landline phone use).

We loved it and stayed longer than planned. We’ll hit it again on the way back to the US. Now that we’re in Baja Sur, we realize how expensive it was. But to get to soak in the hot springs was totally worth the price of camping.

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SKIP THIS PLACE. NOW THEY WANT 500 PESOS. This place was beautiful and free. Now it's ruined. Not even the money, it's the point.

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We came on a Sunday. It was busy at the hot springs but cleared out at dark. The springs were nice and worth a stay at an overpriced campground.

The "campground" was the most expensive we've seen in Baja for a parking lot with no amenities. It was also louder and busier than the free places we've been staying. If this is your first stop while heading south, dont worry it gets much better!

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stayed one night, tent camping. it was very windy during the day, but fine at night in the palapa. they wouldn't sell us firewood said it wasn't safe with the wind. also no water was available. and electricity only when they ran the generator at night. bring your own toilet paper. also no garbage cans. you have to carry yours out. hot springs were a hit. we met nice travelers there. didn't try the showers. pretty bare bones but served us fine.

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Dry camping near hot springs. 350 Pesos per night. Pretty beach front view.

No cell service. Market up the hill has slow wifi for 30 Pesos an hour.

Toilets but bring your own toilet paper. No showers.

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Cool hot springs at low tide. Washed out at high tide. Good bathroom no shower. $350 pesos good vibes.

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It's a nice camping spot with well built palapas, picnic tables, clean restroom with flush toilet (no sink tho) and cold water bucket showers (but they have stalls). You can notice that the place is been build up/upgraded and they take good care of the place and you. Friendly people. it's on the expensive side but it was a good introduction to palapas camping in Baja coming from the north. The hot springs are amazing too.
We were here on a Friday and Saturday. On Saturday the place got packed with locals but all very friendly.

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A great camping spot with nice palapas. The bathrooms were very clean. I think there are 16 camping spots with palapas. The night we were there only 3 of them were occupied. Living in Colorado, my wife and I go to a lot of hot springs. The hot springs here were amazing! There is water flowing from a geothermal vent amongst the rocks on the rocky beach area. There is a nice concrete path to the geothermal pools. We found one to be the perfect temperature. We had a great experience! I don't see why this place isn't much more popular. The hosts were very polite. Well with the 350 pesos for hot springs and camping for my wife and I. I would highly recommend this spot.

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very small and amazing beach strip, the hot springs its just so nice and beautiful, 2 min drive.
spent here 1 night and pay 350 MXC$ per car

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Established campground with palapas, cold showers, and toilets. Pretty standard Baja campground. We absolutely loved the hot spring. It’s a short drive or hike up the road from the campground. Make sure to check on low tide times as that is the only time you can access the hot spring. The water varies from hot to cooler as you move towards the ocean.

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18 usd for one night with a palapa. Kind of run down and bathrooms are mediocre but people are nice and hot springs are AMAZING. I soaked 3 times in the 18 hours I was there. Town was hit hard by storms but there is a nice point to watch the sunset and a small market down the street. This town is kind of hurting.

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The campground had palapa to park by. No water or electricity. The bathrooms and showers were no longer in use. 350mx seems a little high. But the hot springs were great. The best time to go is 8 am. Just stayed one night for the hot springs experience.

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$350mx a night, non negotiable. Very expensive for what you get. no water or power at the Palapas. no hand basin in the bathroom. Hot Springs are excellent.

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A big disappointment. Very windy when arrived, but died down about 5. Very run-down and not worth the 350 pesos. Small bay very pretty at sunset. Electrical not safe, runs from 5-10, most palapas w/ electrical do not work. Doubt will come back here.

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Dirty and rundown but very expensive (overpriced). The woman who runs the place is extremely unpleasant and rude. Came with the intention of camping as well but after an awful experience with the proprietor finished my soak and left. Free camping wild camping opportunities abound in the area. Would strongly recommend not stopping here.

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Mostly Like described but pretty beat up. Road from San Felipe to puerto cito was under construction after hurricane. No showers WiFi or cell service. Restaraunt closed Site was decent and toilets cleaned each day. $350 for truck camper and 2 dogs only one other rig there. Springs were the highlight and worth it. Lots of clams to dig during low tide

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Great hotsprings...sit in rock pools by the ocean. Expensive camping at 350 pesos but the nice beach and hotsprings made it ok. Women's washroom lacked a sink and toilet paper. Didn't try the showers.Palapa Campsites with cement pad and table. Sites didn’t have water, but they will bring you some if you ask. On site restaurant. Nice couple manages the place.

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still nice place, lovely hot pools and very quiet. toilet, shower and electricity do not work. M$ 350.-/night incl pools.

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Simple palapa at lovely beach front location with electricity /light during the evening. No shower. Hardly functional flush toilet. Convenient to hot springs.
160 pesos for cyclist.

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Lovely beach camp ground. No wifi, under construction bathrooms and showers. M$ 350/night. Electric hookups, bid bin of water for washing and palapa are included.

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Beautiful spot. Quiet and removed, even on New Year's Eve. They had a huge potluck in the restaurant space that night and invited us. Very friendly folks.

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Campground with Palapas on beachfront. Electricity from 5 PM to 10 PM. We paied 300 Pesos. Flush Toilets and primitive Showers. We were there on Saturday. There were a lot of other Campers, all Mexicans.

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Nice place. 300 pessos. Hotsprings are 200 pessos we heard but they didn't check us. No cell phone reception.

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Just checked the place but didnt stay. Great location. 300 pesos NON negotiable. Hot showers-running water and very beautiful beach.

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Beautiful bay with palapas, camping right on the edge with your own picnic table and palapa. electric hookups but they do turn off about 1am so be prepared.
hot springs on the beach- will check these out in a while.

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Cute place. The hot springs are up the road from the camground, less than a kilometre. Hot water fills the pools in the rocks during low tide. The only wifi in town is up the hill at Pez market. 30 pesos an hour. Paid 300 pesos for one night. There are a few hours of electricity per night at the palapas. Also water and picnic table.

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Really cool hot springs at the edge of the ocean. Cost to visit springs was $15US per car, $5 more to also camp. Campsite includes palapa with picnic table and gravity fed water spigot, flush toilets, primitive showers (carry a bucket of water from your spigot to use in the shower stall).

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Amazing hot springs, about 10 pools on the shore, with waves lapping colder water into the springs,one of a kind, great international atmosphere, not to be missed!100 pesos for day use,
double for hookups/palapa

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Well established camp ground in harbour. Beautiful beach and sea and also a hotspring in the ocean which is quite cool to go and relax in. Camp site is 300pesos. Clean toilets with potable water and primitive showers.

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