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Camp Cecil de la Sierra is a luxury tent camp in a mango and grapefruit grove in the Sierra La Laguna Biosphere Reserve, one of Baja's more beautiful but least explored areas. It is the sister property to Todos Santos Eco Adventures's award-winning Camp Cecil on Isla Espiritu Santo in the Sea of Cortez. It is in the huerta of a local ranching family, and highlights both the cultural and natural heritage of the Sierras. The family is an integral part of the experience, providing all the meat, cheese and tortillas for the camp, teaching guests how to make tortillas and cheese in the traditional manner, and acting as guides in the reserve. This precious camp is a wonderful alternative to the Baja beach scene.

Camp Cecil de la Sierra features beautifully decorated walk-in tents with real beds, lovely linens, bedside tables, lanterns, towels, yoga mats, fans, storage space, rugs, chairs, rocking chairs and a compost toilet cabaña. There is a library/reading area and a comfortable stargazing area where you can comfortably recline under the big mountain skies. Sierra Xantus Café is where our on-site chef makes three wonderful meals every day – and daily happy hour of course. There is also a solar-heated shower and hand washing station. 

Suggested 2-Night Program:

Day 1  Todos Santos to Camp
This morning we'll pick you up at your hotel in Todos Santos and drive the 90 minutes into the mountains and Camp Cecil de la Sierra. Camp Cecil de la Sierra is a luxury tent camp in a mango and grapefruit grove in the Sierra La Laguna Biosphere Reserve of Baja California Sur. It is the sister property to our award-winning Camp Cecil on Isla Espiritu Santo. It is on the property of a local ranching family that we have worked with for over a decade, and the camp highlights both the cultural and natural heritage of the Sierras. The family is an integral part of the experience, providing all the meat, cheese and tortillas for the camp, teaching guests how to make tortillas and cheese in the traditional manner, and acting as guides in the reserve.

Activities include beautiful hikes in the reserve, with opportunities to get terrific views of the Pacific ocean, swim in watering holes and picnic by waterfalls. There is fantastic birding in the early mornings, amazing star gazing at night, and plenty of opportunities to interact with the ranch family and work with them making cheese, tortillas and other products in the traditional manner. You can also just hang out in the shade of the mango trees and enjoy the books in the library, perhaps while sipping a margarita. Napping also strongly encouraged.

Day 2  Sierra de la Laguna
Perhaps we'll start the day with some birding around camp early in the morning, enjoy an amazing ranch breakfast, then head out for a great hike through the mountains, taking in some spectacular views. Upon our return we'll enjoy happy hour in the huerta, then a great ranch dinner prepared by our chef. And if you're awake late enough, we'll enjoy the stars in the clear mountain air. A magnificent day. 

Day 3  Todos Santos
This morning you'll have one more terrific ranch breakfast, maybe a final round of hiking or birdwatching, then we return to Todos Santos. We normally depart Camp Cecil de la Sierra around 10:00 AM and we're usually back in Todos Santos around 11:30 AM.