Ojo de Liebre | Established Campground

Mexico

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

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USERS REPORT COYOTE WARNING... It's pretty clear that coyotes have become very habituated towards humans in this place. Please use caution.

Campsites with palapas along a 3 km lagoon front road. Pit toilets. Perfect spot to do a whale watching tour $50USD for tour.

NOTE: Road and camp only open during whale season, late December through March 31st.

Parking and camping MXN 100 and with palapa MXN 100 more.

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The gate was locked; the guard was working valves a three minute walk away but it took some time for him to notice us. The road through the salt mine is in good condition, little washboard, no washouts - probably recently graded.

Once at the waypoint we found out there are no more tours as of today (April 1st). One coyote still present. Camping still possible, but a palapa offers little wind protection for a roof tent. There's one spot at the far end (the one on the bend) that offers some protection behind a small dune, but that spot was taken. We decided to move on.

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Pass by Guerrero Negro
Laguna Ojo de Lieber
Camping 200 pesos with palapa 100 pesos without palapa
Whale Watching $50 US
On Hwy 1, turn on hwy that heads for Saint Ignatio.  On that highway, turn right at the sign that says Ojo de Libre. On that washboard dirt road, you will come to a security gate. The guard there will hesitate to let you through unless you say that you know your way to the beach. Just say Yes and allow him to record your license plate and your name. Pass through the gate, after which you will see signs along the way to let you know that you are on the right track to see whales. Rrestaurant food is okay. Road sign 20 km will give you some cell phone reception. Driving north along the beach will have you at a spot where you can watch the whales come into the inlet

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Great parking and palapa, nice modest restaurant. Do plan for a 75 drive to cover the 25 k's! We did a wonderful whale tour complete with whales nuzzling the boat.

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Bel endroit avec droit d entree de 100 pesos. Des emplacements tres espaces allez de preference au bout du camp c est plus pres de la mere. Pas ou peu de commodité es. Wifi au restaurant qui ser aussi de base pour aller voire les baleines. Tres belle ballade en 1h 30 car les baleines sont proches et tres nombreuses. Sans doute la meilleure decouverte des baleines de basse californie. La piste fait 20 kms mais est tres facile Vraiement un endroit ou aller. 950 pesos l excursion des baleines.

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no bank card, no ATM, cash only. Take your cash before at Guerrero Negro.
50 USD adult and 40 USD child for the boat whales. Palapas 10 USD the night. 5 USD for parking.

prévoir de prendre du cash avant de prendre la route, aucun paiement par carte bleue. presque 1000 pesos / adulte. 800 pesos / enfant.

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Would never recommend the road here but it is well worth the drive.
Note for those with bigger rigs, stay in town and drive a smaller vehicle out here!! The road is BRUTAL!!

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Do not go into town. The entrance is south of town off of highway 1. Obvious sign for Ojo de Libre. 25km off of highway 1.

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Stayed here 2 nights. 100p per night. Palapas are available fir an extra 100p. Unless it is windy the palapa is not necessary if you are in a self-contained vehicle. The sites are well spaced out. Try the sites at the end of the road as these have a view and overlook the water.

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Great spot! Google maps and maps me both had a very difficult time finding the way here. You turn off highway 1 where it says ojo de liebre PAST guerrero negro. We were at first navigated thru GN which is wrong. There are whales on the signs you follow. You will come to a gate of security who takes your license plate # and lets you through. Then at the end of the road, you arrive at the restaurant tour camping area to a second gate where you pay the $5 or $10 (with palapa) to enter.

Very spacious spots far away from neighbors which is nice. Clean pit toilets available near every spot. The people working at the restaurant are extremely kind and friendly. Highly recommend paying the restaurant a visit for some food and drinks. Make sure you take a walk down the pier - you can see some whales from there in the distance.

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ahh, I guess I was charged the price for a palapa, no discussion. But that's fine, the palapa's aren't right on top of the water, which is the case if you find a spot near the end. There's a much better view of the channel that the whales birth and train their young.
... It seems the fee is for entry, they don't really have any way to see whether you're saved for one night or six!

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COYOTE WARNING... It's pretty clear that coyotes have become very habituated towards humans in this place. I usually go wild camping, but haven't experienced anything like this behavior. I was a fool to leave my cooler out, though it was quite amazing to see that they didn't open it by using the strap on the lid, but actually took the hinges apart, with screws laying on the ground!
I'm not get into the amazing feast they had, so much as the behaviors observed in the morning. I saw them going back into my camp when I visit the neighbor, and vice versa. The neighboring camp had a dog, the dog was almost no more, they are great delicacy
for the coyotes. Be super careful if you have a dog here.
The stealthy coyotes would go into my camp if I was sitting on the other side of the van, and are pretty casual when confronted. It's nice to get close up pictures of coyotes, but their brazen behavior should be noted. At this point, A couple of us noted when we pick up a stick, just the act of that is enough to cause the coyotes to be retreating. But I'd hate to think what happens if the coyotes decide to use aggression with people. That would be the next step.

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As stated, beautiful place, especially the camping sites further out, next to the water. 100 pesos for a night. Quite some flies though.

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Place is open, prices as listed below. The palapas are nice, but if you ride a bit further to the back you can camp next to the beach and sea.

No stores or whatsoever around, so come prepared. The guard at the gate told us the restaurant is open but we didn't go there.

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$100 pesos without palapa, $200 pesos with palapa. They charge $100 pesos to park if you are coming in for the whale tour (you don't get charged if you already paid and entered the gate) If you pay for a palapa, you are close enough to walk to the restaurant. No wind relief for your rig from the palapa, only if you are in it. You book your tour at the window in front of the restaurant. $50/pp for 1.5 hours. Window is open 8-4 (it closed long before 4 when we were there). First tour leaves at 8:30am. Great whale tour with Captain Leopoldo.

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100 pesos to enter the barrier not to camp. Camping is free (Federal Land)
make sure you get a ticket when you enter, and pay, with your reg number on. Barrier is left open at 5pm.

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We paid 100 mx pesos for two nights of parking. The place is amazing, really pretty and you can spot whales from the shore. There are whale watching tours twice a day from here. The place is safe and quiet. We almost had the place for ourselves.

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this is where you go to whale watch. drive thru salt fields and hard dirt and sometimes bumpy roads. drive slow, not in a hurry. great camping, pit toilets, great restaurant . happy we found it vs guerro negro

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Indeed a good place to spend a night - very quiet and clean (lots of clean pit toilets and trash bins). When we wanted to pay the told us entrance and camping is free during the weekend. We stayed at the palapa No 13 which is a little higher as the surrounding area and gives you a nice view out to the water - heard the whales blowing and saw them far in the distance in the channel. They do not come close to this part of the bay as it us to shallow.

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Beautiful spot. No one came to collect on the second night so it was a great deal. Watch out for coyotes if you have dogs - they have no fear, came right into our camp while we were sitting there.

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Beautiful spot...signed in at locked gate. 25km of hard packed dirt road, passing salt ‘farms’ along the way. $200 MX for palapa, which we didn’t take and $100 without. We went all the way to the end to camp overlooking the water. Fantastic. Pit toilets in some camps, but not where we were.

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quiet place 100p per day. rubbish bins and pit toilets. it was great until a family arrived and messed up our pit toilet with diarrhea. we stayed 1 night and didn't see whales

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NOW OPEN - we stayed December 30th.
100pesos overnight no palapa, 200 pesos with.
Firewood for sale 100 pesos for a bundle. Great place, lots of room, pristine location, can be windy. The sunsets can be spectacular here

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It should be open from middle of December when whales will come to the bay.
In these days is still closed (road is closed after few kilometres with kind guy, who told us that maybe after one week the whales should come and then they will open the road and all facilities there).

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we drove down the road a couple km to a locked gate. we could only understand that something was "out of service" from him... not sure if it was the camp or the road. either way we couldn't get there.

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Whale season ends at April 12th. Campsite is awesome!

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Arrived just before sunset. Nobody at gate to collect fees. Drove past all the sites with palapas and took 1st one without. Moonrise was spectacular. Coyotes howled and yipped. Wind all night, RV rocked a bit as a result. Wind driven salty sand s
tuck to outside of rig and came in a window left open. Moved out early in the morning to catch a whale tour. no fee collected.

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One more note: If you go whale watching and enjoyed it, please remember to tip your guide.

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Decent camp on the bay with a solid sunset, palapas, and outhouses. Best sites are furthest out. Probably don't even have to pay if someone isnt at the gate, they make the money off the whale tours qhic are fantastic. Breakfast at the restaurant was great too.

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Had 2 amazing nights here under incredible stars. Saw many whales, dolphins, osprey, and a pack of coyotes at night. Very clean pit toilet near camp 5 (no palapa).

Heads up that their hot water heater is currently broken so their showers are ice cold and free.

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The dirt road is very washboard so it will take a little longer to get there. We went whale watching here and it was spectacular! You can also watch the whales all day long from your camp site. All dry camping and they did have trash cans.

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Highly recommend this place for the whale tour and camping. The tour was incredible and the camp spots on the bluff quiet and generously spaced so you don't feel packed in. The food at the restaurant was great and the staff friendly. Beautiful!

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Entry fee is now M$ 100. Camping beyond the palapas is free. Fee for palapas is M$ 200 per site. Whale watching tour is now M$ 950 pp.

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Great camp right on the lagoon. Lots of palapas. Boats leave around 8am. They said wind picks up at 11am and they don’t recommend going out. Can see the whales from your camp spot. Nice fire pits. Decent restaurant. Family and dog friendly. Lots of coyotes so keep an eye on your four legged friends

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Great camping for all vehicle types. We camped first night at the palapas. They had walls of thatched grass to break wind, very nice. The pit toilets on the palapa side are better than the south western end. We camped at the southwestern end night two and enjoyed the dispersed camping beach front. The whale rides are worth it! We saw over 100 whales and the intimacy on a small boat allowed us to even scratch the whales back. It was remarkable! Great camping! Full service restaurant which we did not try.

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Whale watching lagoon. Pangas leave from dock here.$50.00 per person.

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We loved it here! Best stay in our RV so far in Baja, about six days in from Tecate. Beautiful blue water, white sand. You can see mama whales with their babies spouting from a distance just from the shore. 200 pesos per night with a palapa, which we loved. We ended up staying two nights. Took a whale tour in the morning after a breakfast of eggs and chorizo. Closest our family has been to whales. They were gentle and popped up to eye us, the mama whale splashing us with her tail to everyone’s delight, her curious calf close by. We felt safe and happy here. Even without hook ups and WiFi!

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Nice 20km to get there. Through a beautiful salt mine.
Stayed two nights. Paid once ($100mxp) and said hello to the gate man many times.
Very clean out houses.
We don't see much of the lagoon from the campsites and we're not allowed to approach because of restoration area, so we need to go to pier to have a better look in the distance.

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So this was so great, might even visit here again on our way north.
The drive in goes through the salt flats.
We stayed at a palapa in the first section since we were going whale watching.
Price appeared to be the same for multiple nights as we told the guard collecting we would be two nights but seemed to only pay for one.
The whales swam right up beside the boat and we were able to pet them for about 5 minutes. The boat operator did not even move towards the whale, the momma and baby swam to us.

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Good spot if you want to do a whale tour. Camping is 100 pesos (without a palapa) or 200 pesos (with a palapa). The dirt road is not to bad. It starts out a bit rough but it is only for a few minutes. Check the signs with the whale on it so you don't get lost. Bring cash if you want to do the whale tour (950 pesos per peson). No ATM or credit cards.

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Only really good if you're there for the whale tours, not much else, flat and sandy. The wind was howling but camped behind a palapa and found some shelter. BTW, boating is prohibited in the lagoon except for commercial whale tours, no kayaking, etc. The road in is mainly dirt but smoother than most of the paved roads around here, no problems, but be sure to watch the signs as there's a lot of roads used by the salt company along the way, plus a gate and guard shack to go through.

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100 pesos per car and night. We asked kindly if the price is per entry or per day and the guy said it is per night :-D So you will be charged once you enter the area and again when leaving for every additional night. Palapa is still 200 pesos. Spots are nice and well maintained.

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Camping was 200 pesos. Whale watching is now 50 dollars or 950 pesos. Only pit toilets at the sites. At the restaurant flush toilets.
Camping is fun here, but a little overpriced. Tours are worth the increased price.

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We came to ask for the half price and there was nothing like that. Regular price is $50 + $5 for the parking and if you negotiate hard enough they’ll give you the child ticket for $40 (still + $5 parking). “Second time here” didn’t work

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Que nous sommes heureux dans ce style d'endroit, on prend le campement avec palapa pour la première nuit, ça nous permet d'aller faire le tour de bateau (pour voir les baleines le lendemain). Ensuite, on change de place, nous voici donc au bout de la piste, avec vue sur l'eau et seul au monde. Magique. Prix variable mais au moins $5us.

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Beautiful and very quiet place. Drove to the last spot with a very nice view and right at the water. Even went swimming altough it‘s very shallow. Saw dolphins and many birds. Beautiful sunsets and just a few other travellers. Paid 100 Pesos per night without palapa.

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two beautiful nights here. it was unusually calm. its a little early for the whales, but we took a ride out for 950 pesos and saw about 10 including a new calf. restaurant wasn't open yet. 200 pesos per night with a palalpa.

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Very nice place to stay with palapas to watch the whales.
Entry fee to the park is 95 MEX and can stay as long as you want.
Very quiet and peaceful. You can do a whale watching excursion for 50 US per person.
The dirt road is about 25 km through the salt marshes.
Restaurant was closed when we came . The season is just starting

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Great palapa near the beach, pit toilets. $5 or $90 pesos to camp. Hardly anyone here now, have place mostly to ourselves. Have seen several whales spouting. Peaceful & little wind while we are here. Happy New Year!

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Our 2nd time here, awesome place, very peaceful .
Showers used to be free but they are now 25 pesos
The palapas are now $10 USD, we argued that we didn’t need one (parked in one of the spots without) and paid $5

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Very nice place. not busy, and it seems there is a second whale camp now open further down the road where there id a trash can at each sitr, but only a couple pit toilets for about 15 sites. we stayed at a Palapa and it seems that's where they want you to stay now as all side routes are closed off. Very windy our whole stay. its getting clise to end of whalr season and we ciuld not see them from the shore. Poor cell coverage, better at first few palapas than later ones.

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Can be quite windy.
$810 is still the price for the whale tour. take the early boat for the lowest wind and curious whale so you can get a hug. It is absolutely amazing...

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Camping without Palapa 90 Peso or 5 US$ per vehicle.
First tour whale watching 810 Peso or 45 US$, second tour 630 Peso or 35 US$
Go only If the ocean is really calm, best time is in the morning.

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Great campsite. (They didn't take money but that was luck). The whale tour also very cool if you're lucky with the whales.

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Still 45$US/810pesos/pers. You have a blue ticket. If you go a second time it's 20$US/pers and you have a green ticket. Make sure you tell the lady you're going a second time or she will charge you 45$.

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The tour to the grey whales costs 45US$ pp. You ned to be at the main building at 8 am. In this area there tend to be friendly whales, often a female with her bambino. We had two females with their calfs at our boat, they came along to get some scratching. Amazing!

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Amazing spot.
90 pesos entrance fee but you may stay as long as you’d like. Palapas available as well for an extra 5$ fee. You can see and hear the whales from where you camp. Same for the coyotes.
25 pesos for a warm shower. Clean pit toilets near the camping area and real toilets near the parking of the restaurant.
Right next to the whale watching tours.
45$ pp for the first tour, 20$ pp if you want to go again. And you will!

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Stayed 4.nights at a big campsite without a palapa but a nearby outhouse; perfect location for watching whales from the shore, lots of ospreys are around and we also saw a coyote passing by ; we had a very interesting and breathtaking whale watching tour just by ourselves..yes,it’s a great place for magical moments; in the restaurant we had some snacks..it was nothing special but o.k and the beer taste always good in the shade😎

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Top location. Very tidy and well maintained area. We stayed right down the end of the road on the water without a palapa- these spots are nice and private. Had a warm shower near the entrance. Took a whale tour which was great.

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We stayed one night. Nobody asked us to pay anything. We arrived late and left early. It is very wet/humid in the morning. We didn't book a whale tour but saw one in the morning from our camp spot.

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great place, we stayed behind the "palapas area" right at the shoreline, beautifull!

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there were still no whales in the area so it was still free. 13 palapas and many other spots, all far away from each other to have plenty of privacy. pit toilets next to the palapas but behind the restaurant there is a shower and flushing toilets. we walked on the pier and there were blue jelly fish all around. there was a crew doing work on the restaurant so it looks like they might open up soon. camp is about 35km off the 1 on a very good dirt road, through a salt mine

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As described, a very nice place just in front of the water. Access through 25km of well maintained sandy road from the main highway. We came off-season and the caretaker was kind enough to allow us to stay free of charge. We had the whole place to ourselves. No amenities or whales in November :-)

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Spent two beautiful days and nights here. The guys doing maintenance on the restaurant told us it is offseason, this is why we didn't have to pay anything. Nevertheless, we saw dolphins playing in the shore.
It can be really windy but the Palapas are quite handy then.

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Now the entrance fee is Mex$ 90 per car per stay, camping without a palapa included (you can stay as long as you want to without extra charges). If you want a palapa it's an extra Mex$ 180 per palapa per night.

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Hot shower, restaurant, free drink coupon on entrance ticket, $5USD/ 90 pesos / day to park/camp. Beautiful spot! We found it worth the $45USD / 810 peso / person cost to go on the whale tour. Incredible!

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Good place to spend the night, quiet. Pit toilets near the palapas, flush toilets near the visitor center, COLD showers. $160 pesos for a palapa

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Beautiful spot. Still 80MXN a night for a spot without a palapa. Whale watching was $45USD per person or $810MXN (saved us $10 total b/c of the current exchange rate) per person. Totally worth it. Go in the morning before the wind picks up! Like everyone else said, continue down the road to reach spots right on the bay. Beautiful waterfront views of the sunset with LOTS of privacy.

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Very nice spot for camping. Very windy at the time of our visit. Excellent spot for whale watching/ short trips. 80 pesos/ 5$ for camping or 10$ for camping in palapas. The place belongs to the community and its like a national park. Other people say the prices are per day and other per stay. We only paid 80 pesos for 2 days. When we inquired, they told us its per stay.

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The well built palapas were great wind shelters.

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- camping 80 pesos/5$ per car per night
- palapa 10$ per night
- restaurant
- toilets with ocean view near restaurant (it's a tower and toilet is at 1st level with window so you can observate whales)
- pit toilets near palapas and campgrounds
- nice view but VERY windy during our stay
- 45 $ for whale watching if you buy it from state running company at restaurant building
- other whale watching option is for 50$. Older woman called Shery is doing the tours. She seems to be a specialist on whales but she's arogant a little bit

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Super nice spot. 80 Pesos entrance fee, if you don't take a palapa, that's all you pay for as many nights if you want. Very large and nice sites with lots of privacy. Pit toilets and also low flush toilets near the entrance. Very, very nice staff!!

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A nice place to stay for a few nights.you pay at the entranceway 80 pesos and you can stay how long you want directly at the waterfront, sometimes you listen the wahles.the price for the wahle watching tour is 720 pesos for 1 1/2h per person,it was great.

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Well run and clean, just like a national park! Keep driving down the road for beachfront campsites near the end of the road. Paid $10us per night and $5us entry fee. There is a restaurant. No wifi or cell signal here. It's well worth the $45us per person to go out whale watching. Stellar creatures, the grey whales.

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Campsites with palapas along a 3 km road. Pit toilets. Perfect spot to do a whale watching tour. 65 MXN/night **Low flush toilets are available in the parking lot **

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