Relatively uncrowded, amazing views and the best part...natural hot springs on the beach "IN" the Sea of Cortez. Be prepared to live in your bathing suit for a while.

Cross over into Baja via the East crossing and into Mexicali. Head South on the MX Highway 5 past San Felipe (196 KM from the boarder), which is a great stop for tacos FYI,  until you reach Puertecitos (282 KM).  This little town is a great stop while traveling through the East side of Baja...quiet, not too busy and you can rent a palapa (Spanish teepee) right on the beach. The best little gem of Puertecitos is that a short walk from the campground you will find some awesome hot springs that sit right in the ocean…time the tide right to get the ideal water temp and you will have yourself an amazing time.  Don’t forget the beer!

The gate to the town closes nightly at 10 PM so make sure you are ready to stay the night.  The added security of that makes for some peace of mind.  Everyone we met here was super nice and friendly and there seemd to be a lot of Ex-Pats here with homes.  The bathrooms were functioning and all in all nice.  I personally did not use the showers, however they are available. Honestly you can’t go wrong stopping in here for a night or two.  While there are no waves on the Gulf side, there is still plenty to do in the water.  We paddled around in our kayaks and caught dinner in between hot spring sessions or of course you could just crack a beer on the sand and enjoy the day!

There is a restaurant on site however it seemed closed at the time...  Just North of town is the Cow Patty, a great little dive bar!

We went down to Baja loaded up with all our camping gear and spent a week exploring parts of Baja and camping along the way...Puertecitos is just a taste of what Baja has to offer.  

Pack List

• Fire wood

• Hatchet

• Camp stove

• Tent

• Hammock

• Kayak / SUP

• Fishing gear

• Sunscreen

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Activities Chillin, Camping, Photography, Kayaking, Swimming
Skill Level Intermediate
Season Year Round
Adult Beverages
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Hot Springs


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