Santa Rita Hot Spring | Established Campground

Mexico

Details

Verified:
7 months ago
Altitude:
287.7 masl
Website:
None
Phone:
None
Contributor:
johnandmandi

Amenities

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

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Description

A rough road in to a beautiful hot (warm) spring and river with cascades, 100 pesos per person for day use, 150 pesos per person for day use and camping. Tent camping offers a communal palapa with bbq grills, tables, chairs, and water spigots. We decided not to camp because vehicle camping is a dirt lot near the livestock.

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The road to get here is not bad at all. Looks freshly grated, so I think it was a rough road at some point.

Price is 150 pp for day use or 250 pp for camping. The tent camping is wonderful. Beautiful sites with palapas and tables, and even a light. Eco toilet stocked with toilet paper. The whole area is very pretty. Apparently there is a waterfall but we didn’t hike up. The hottest pool is more like luke warm but still really nice. Yes it’s more $ than other campsites in Baja, but they’ve put some effort into making the day use and camping areas quite nice.

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Snakes and $$$.
Prices is going up and up. I guess it doesn’t help when the gringos would pay whatever price they set and so they do. Not blaming the gringos but just saying the market is not as affordable for everyone else anymore.

150p / pp, kids the same for day visit
250p/ pp if camping overnight

Old man with sombrero was firm and unfriendly. He wanted us to park a certain way and certain spot. One of my kids aren’t feeling great so just want to stay with us without using any of the facilities/ getting into the pools. I explained but old man insisted he has to pay as well. So our kid chose to stay in the parking lot outside the entrance.

Eco Toilet (only one opened) has TP
Place / trail is well maintained and clean- no broken beer bottles or glass or trash.

However, we did find FIVE black water snakes in the pool. Some free swimming, some sunbathing by the side of the pool. Found them at the cool pools by waterfalls, none discovered at hot pool.

The mini waterfall at the rear isn’t good for young kids as to get to it you need to do some scrambling. Fun to slide down .

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Tent camping looks divine. Car camping is a joke. I camped in the overgrown soccer field a few minutes before Santa Rita. The springs are open 8-5, closed Wednesdays (and closed Tuesday night for camping), and it's the same price whether you show up at 8 AM or 4 PM, the old guy is not open to negotiations, so plan accordingly. The old man is still alive and still a creep. He looked at my body during our interaction, not my eyes. Bleh. He didn't bother me, and the springs are so beautiful, but I hate to give a creepy guy money...150 for the day. Conflicted. The spring is pristine and magical. I really appreciated how quiet everyone was. It feels like a spiritual place.

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The place is closed on Wednesdays! There is a cattle guard few km before the springs that looked narrow.

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The road is deterorated from rain and is probably 4x4 only

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3rd time visiting the hot springs and they are amazing! 86pesos/pp. Closed on Wednesday’s and close at 7pm each night. We slept at the soccer field a few minutes earlier called “Next to the big tree”. Rv camping is a waste of money at the ranch unless you want to sleep with all the cows. I visited with my boyfriend and 2 other guy friends and had no issues with the owner being a creep but I was never with him alone.

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Closed on Wednesday, the old guy (owner I guess) tried to hug me and touch me. He followed me until the hotsprings and then sat there waiting for me to put my bikini on. I waited until he left. Be careful. Amazing place though, but the last 2km were sketchy for my truck camper.

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The hot springs are truly beautiful here, as is the hike up the river to the different pristine swimming holes. Camping was expensive at 150 pesos per person & included a secure camping area & bathrooms in very good condition and a fire ring. The tent camping areas were really very lovely. BEWARE LADIES. The old guy that runs the place is a creep, said inappropriate things & tried to get handsy. Don’t be alone with him.

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Absolutely no dogs, no pets. Our dog is a service dog, they didn't allow us to enter.

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There is a trench at the gate that was too deep for us to cross (Toyota Dolphin, 21 feet, 1.2m extension after rear tires). Probably anything shorter or a little more clearance should be ok. Important: signs say that it is closed on Wednesday!

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Beautiful, amazing hot springs and swimming holes! We paid 84 pesos a person. We showed up in 2 smaller sized RVs (Toyota Dolphin) expecting to camp & spend the night, however we were told camping is only allowed in tents in designated areas and sleeping in vehicles is not allowed. We still spend the day enjoying this private little paradise and drove out an hour before sun down.
The road is a little gnarly in some spots but we made it just fine in our 2WD rig.

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I wouldn't describe this place as a established campground. It's a biological reservoir who has two camp spots and one cabana to rent. But the hot springs are definitely worth a visit! Day use 50,- pesos, they have a picnic area and pit toilet. We didn't stay overnight. It's not a 'No cerveza' area but no drinks/food in the pools, only at the picnic area.

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very very bad dirt road to come here... bit wonderfull place we paid 400 pesos for a rv with2 adults and 3 children

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A river with a series of cascades and natural pools, one of them hot, in a stunning beautiful setting with palm trees, cacti, rocks and sandy beaches. There's a long long list of regulations and the price for overnight camping in a dusty parking lot surrounded by cow droppings is a ridiculous Mex$ 200 for two people in a truck camper, but at night the whole paradise is yours and there are no rules after dark ...

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Jolie place avec jeux pour enfants et petfite église idéal pour passer une nuit gratuite avant ou après les chutes d'eau chaude qui son supers!!!
On peut laisser le camper ici et allé au chute d'eau chaude à pied environ 2 km.
L'eau de la chute naturel et environ à 45 degrés.

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The owner seemed intent on enforcing the No Cerveza rule (due to being in the national park) so I decided not to bother camping here. Save yourself the trip and camp at El Chorro hot springs (the next arroyo to the south) instead, it's cheaper, has better camp sites and the water is just as hot. Oh and you can drink there too.

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Be aware dogs are not allowed. It's a protected area.

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Good hotsprings. The road up here is bad but doable in 2wd. Make sure you have good exit and entry angles in front/back. Gate in last village has some really deep trenches.
50 pesos per person. Did not camp here

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A rough road in to a beautiful hot (warm) spring and river with cascades, 100 pesos per person for day use, 150 pesos per person for day use and camping. Tent camping offers a communal palapa with bbq grills, tables, chairs, and water spigots. We decided not to camp because vehicle camping is a dirt lot near the livestock.

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