Playa de Pichilingue | Wild Camping

Mexico

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Verified:
3 months ago
Altitude:
18.6 masl
Website:
None
Contributor:
mandalamiind

Amenities

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

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Good spot for a day or two. Definitely wouldn’t stay here on the weekend, lots of locals with loud music and littering the beach, we cleaned up about 70 cans of beer. However super awesome swimming spot, super clear water and lovely fishes!

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We stayed here for two nights before taking the ferry. Very quiet and nice place to escape the heat from La Paz (breezy here). Good cell service.

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we came back to try this location again. lively popular spot with the locals. close to la paz. the quesadilla and nachos that I got at the restaurant were not very good and expensive compared to other places (beach prices). next to the lagoon is a very bad smell, but that dissipates as you go toward the beach. great telcel service. OK place to bring a dog but there is a lot of traffic so best to stay on leash during the busiest hours if you can. quiets down at 9 pm but very loud generators start at 5:15 am to pump water. overflowing trash bins but otherwise pretty clean. one of the best sunset views I've seen in Baja. someone mentioned bugs and there were a lot of gnats, but didn't notice biting bugs.

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We stopped on Saturday mid afternoon and it was packed so tight with cars we could not stay. There was very loud music and the place was not what we were looking for.

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Showed up on a Sunday afternoon and it was a total rager! Everyone seemed to be having a good time so we parked in the big lot and waited for people to clear out before trying to get a spot near the beach. We did get 2 bars of LTE on ATT, but it was very slow. Only came here after spending several days without service on El Tecolote. We definitely prefer it there! Only amenity is garbage cans, but they are often overflowing. Free!

Update: Lord have mercy! The bugs here are the absolute worst!!!!

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We absolutely loved this location. Cute beach with rentals & 2 restaurants. Great service for working! Snorkeling to the right with a “boat wreck”. Sunsets right over the water & is gorgeous. We would definitely stay here again!

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Perfect for after ferry camping ! Clear water

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Horriblement bruyant, même un jour de semaine. Musique jusque tard dans la nuit. Va-et-vient de voitures avec musique et camions avec génératrice dès 5:15 AM.

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Great little spot with calm waters for paddleboarding and snorkeling.

it's a small parking lot with no amenities but there is good Telcel signal.

great free spot for a couple of days!

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We went there for the afternoon to get out of the wind, which was great. Calm water and amazing snorkeling on the west side. A little too much road noise and people coming and going for us and the dogs, so when the wind let up a little before sunset we headed back to Tecelote, which is a way prettier beach buy the snorkeling itself was worth the stop.

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Beautiful crowded but so sweet correct we passed the little bridge ( we are 23 foot trailer

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Good location, just have to pick your parking spot.
We were on the little sand pit with other campers at first but ‘authorities’ (uniformed armed guys, masked) banged on our doors midnight to make us move. In addition, the water from sea of Cortez enters the wash/ crossing early in the morning so unless you wait till the tide subsides, you are stuck in your vehicle. I’m guessing based on the past reviews, how high the tide rises could be dependent on time of the month/ year.

It’s ok to park on the ‘other’ beach but it’s difficult for big rigs (>30’) to make the turn at the bridge. Also, many campers had their chairs and picnic stuff stolen overnight on that beach. Chain your stuff/ watch out for each other!

The ‘authorities approved to park on the big lot before the bridge/ outside the sand pit. No problem turning around for even semis. See photo.

Nice views and bird watching. Lots of sailboats dock at this bay so sunset makes great pictures.

Every other day, very loud music from locals (anytime between 12am-4am). We were ok for most part except once a group was playing music past midnight and talking loudly just within 5 feet from our camper (there were both male and females). After a couple hours, we told them politely we couldn’t sleep and they moved. The next day, we cleaned up a bunch of beer cans and bottles they left behind.

Be careful if you park in the mangroves. Over a week, we watched how the tide changed. At the highest, it flooded the mangroves area.

Great swimming and snorkeling! Telcel, and T-Mobile coverage.

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Don’t come here. A big gang showed up to party at 1am

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Got here at 8pm, place got empty by 10pm no one here so we slept off. It’s 1am right now a entourage of cars came in to party, they surrounded our van from all sides and blasted music in the hopes we leave the beach and we did. I guess it was cause of weekend.

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As described before. We stayed on a sunday - during the day there were many people partying but they left in the evening so we had a quiet night.

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We occasionally will stay at this beach if we don’t feel like driving all the way out to Playa Tecolote. It’s not even remotely as nice, but it’s a bit closer to town and has full LTE service on Verizon; Tecolote has no signal at all.

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We arrived in LaPaz during Carnival, which was a total shot show to say the least. Took an hour just to drive across the town. We were so annoyed that we just left and kept driving, and found this spot; blissfully quiet and as far from traffic and people as possible!

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Très belle endroit près du port un peu bruyant le week-end

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Nos quedamos una semana, muy tranquila y segura, playa sin olas ideal familias, muy buena para esperar el embarque cerca del puerto pichilangue. Por la noche sin autos con música sin borrachos. Recomendada sin dudas

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really nice spot. it is quiet beach most of the times. morning can be crowded of people that go on whale watching tour, and night can be noisy from local playing music loudly. but it is not everyday. the beach is clean and pretty. good spot for swimming, kayaking, snorkeling, paddle boarding, or just hang out. there are two restaurant near by the spot too. spot is roughly paved so 2wd can easily park here.

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do not sleep in mangroves! floods when tide comes in!

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great spot near ferry (few mins away) best spot to camp in the name mangroves, more private there. lots of locals throughout day and often (but not always) late at night, but they are chill and we felt safe. water was clear and calm and refreshing. great spot to spend a night or two before or after ferry ride.

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easily accessible with any vehicle. nice beach and nice snorkeling at high tide. enter at the beach and snorkel South along the reef, there is some remains of a ship wreck aswell. some glass and trash lying around but not too bad when we were there. there are trash bins though. slept there for more than a week. Some days were a bit noisy but OK. during day and evening some locals enjoy the beach drink beer and listen to music, why not. made bonfires at the beach aswell. close to La Paz. 4G telcel reception. really liked the place. also good for a night before taking the ferry.

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Good spot for a day or two. Definitely wouldn’t stay here on the weekend, lots of locals with loud music and littering the beach, we cleaned up about 70 cans of beer. However super awesome swimming spot, super clear water and lovely fishes!

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A great place to spend the day or night. We stayed with three campers in March 2018 and loved the place.
Easily accessible with any vehicle. There's a restaurant only a 5min walk down the beach. Good food, a bit pricey... so we've heard anyways.
The kayaking along the shore to the right is great and so is the snorkelling.
Enjoy! @luckyweliveinavan - Instagram

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