Camp Cecil de la Isla

Go glamping on beautiful Espiritu Santo National Park. The base camp is on one of the island's most beautiful beaches. The camp features stylishly decorated walk-in tents with real beds, lovely linens, bedside tables, lanterns, beach towels, storage space, rugs, chairs, and more. Espiritu Xantus Café is where the on-site chef makes wonderful meals for you every day – and daily happy hour of course - and there are two sun showers and two compost toilet cabañas.

Espiritu Santo National Park in the Sea of Cortez is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is one of the best marine life viewing destinations in the world. Whales, dolphins, whale sharks, sea turtles, manta rays and plenty of beautiful tropical fish call the surrounding waters home, while a terrific range of bird species including Blue-footed Boobies, Reddish Egrets, Great Blue Herons and Yellow-footed Gulls frequent the island’s skies and shores.  The island itself is stunning, with magnificent towering cliffs, spectacular sandy bays, amazing lava rock formations, and rock art left by the now-extinct Guaycura and Pericu Indians. There's even an endemic ring-tailed cat, the babisuri. It’s a remarkable place to explore.

Luxury Tent (8 rooms)
Award-winning Camp Cecil de la Isla has 8 walk-in tents that have real beds, lovely linens, chairs inside and out, bedside tables with lamps, mirrors, storage areas and towels for beach and bath. Each tent can have either one king bed or two twin beds, and there is room for cots as well. (Added joy: the housekeeping staff cleans the tents and makes the beds each day!)


You can spend each day doing exactly what pleases you - kayaking, snorkeling, hiking, swimming with sea lions, stand up paddle boarding, bird watching. Checking out cave art, hidden lagoons, deserted beaches. Reading, napping, swimming, sipping margaritas, gazing at stars or just chillin'.   

You will be accompanied by one of our bilingual guides so just tell him or her what you feel like doing that day and they´ll get it all organized. Our guides are all great interpretive naturalists, so not only are all the activities a total blast, but you have a font of information on everything from marine mammals, to local ecology to Mexican history and more at your disposal all day long.

The Sea of Cortez is widely known as one of the best sea kayaking destinations in the world, and Camp Cecil de la Isla is a great place from which to explore the bays, inlets, lava cliffs and wildlife of Isla Espiritu Santo. Kayaking is included in the Camp Cecil experience.

Swimming with Sea Lions
Swimming with sea lion puppies at the permanent sea lion colony of Los Islotes is truly one of life's great joys. These fun-loving marine mammals love playing and interacting with humans, and are always disappointed that we can never keep up a game of tag as long as they can. Getting to the sea lion colony is half the fun, as we regularly see dolphins, whales, mantas, sea turtles, coastal birds and more on the way there and back. Swimming with sea lions is included in the Camp Cecil experience.

Stand up Paddle Boarding
Stand up paddle boarding at Camp Cecil de la Isla is a great way to explore the shoreline and sea around the camp. Sea turtles love the algae that grows on the ocean floor in front of the camp, and often when we're out paddle boarding the turtles pop up around the boards when they come up to take a breath! Stand up paddle boarding is included in the Camp Cecil experience.

The Sea of Cortez is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to 39% of the world's total number of marine mammal species, accounts for a third of the world´s marine cetacean species, and also has 891 fish species. In other words, it is truly amazing place that is widely recognized as one of the best snorkeling destinations in the world. While at Camp Cecil you will have your snorkeling gear and wet suit with you at all times. There is great snorkeling right in front of the camp as well as other spots that we visit around the island. Snorkeling is included in the Camp Cecil experience.

Over 430 bird species have been spotted in Baja California Sur and it is home to six endemic species as well. During our stay at Camp Cecil de la Isla we can visit rookeries for Blue-footed Boobies, Magnificent Frigatebirds, and Great Blue Herons, explore the wondrous array of birdlife found in local mangroves, and at sunset watch the Brown Pelicans, Yellow-footed Gulls, Caspian Terns, Franklin’s Gulls, Bonaparte’s Gulls, Least Terns, Herring Gulls, Snowy Plovers and more score their suppers. It is a wonderful place to observe our feathered friends. Birding is included in the Camp Cecil experience.

Hiking on Isla Espiritu Santo
There are several short to medium-length hikes at different spots around the island through which you can explore fantastic lava cliffs, check out the wide variety of flora and fauna, and get some truly astounding views. Hiking is included in the Camp Cecil experience.

Hanging Out on the Beach
Beach combing

Star Gazing
Star Gazing

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Half off until Oct 26, 2024