5 days/4 nights
Get ready to explore the lesser known areas of southern Baja! We'll kayak the seas, hike the cliffs, swim with sea lions, eat local fruits, and toast under the stars – some of the most magnificent adventures Baja has to offer!
DAY 1: BIENVENIDOS! SAN JOSE DEL CABO - TODOS SANTOS
DAY 2: TODOS SANTOS TO ISLA ESPIRITU SANTO
DAY 3: ISLA ESPIRITU SANTO
DAY 4: ISLA ESPIRITU SANTO
DAY 5: ADIOS! ISLA ESPIRITU SANTO TO SAN JOSE DEL CABO
Arrival in San Jose del Cabo and transfer to Todos Santos
Upon arrival in San Jose del Cabo (SJD), we'll meet you and transfer 90 minutes to the lovely Los Colibris Casitas, located on a hill overlooking the ocean in the artists colony of Todos Santos. We'll have a welcome gourmet taco welcome dinner. Overnight at Los Colibris Casitas.
Los Colibris Casitas was made for nature lovers seeking beauty and tranquility. We offer the services and amenities of a boutique hotel, combined with the privacy and comfort of a vacation rental. Each of our casas and casitas has magnificent views of the Pacific ocean, a freshwater estuary and a palm grove oasis to the front, and the Sierra de la Laguna mountains to the side and back.
From your casa you can watch fishermen cast their nets on the beach in the early morning light, wait for the green flash of a magnificent Baja sunset in the late afternoon, and enjoy the vast expanse of a star-filled sky at night. Los Colibris is just a 10-minute walk to 70 miles of pristine, virtually empty beach, and a 5-minute drive to the delightful restaurants, artists’ galleries and shops of Todos Santos.
Sea of Cortez and Isla Espiritu Santo Glamping Adventure
After a wonderful Mexican breakfast we'll transfer to La Paz where we will board our boat to Camp Cecil, a luxury tent camp on the incomparable Isla Espiritu Santo. We'll settle into our tents then let the adventures unfold. Kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, snorkeling, birding - these are just a few of the activities that await as we explore the island and the surrounding Sea of Cortez. Lunch on the island and cooking class with the island chef at night. Overnight at Camp Cecil.
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.
Our base camp is on one of the island´s most beautiful beaches that features
beautifully decorated walk-in safari-style tents with real beds, lovely linens, bedside
tables, lanterns, beach towels, storage space, rugs, chairs, and more. Espiritu Xantus
Café is where our 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
Coffee, tea and cold breakfast of granola and fruit are available for early risers, and a full, hot breakfast for everyone after that. We'll then head out for what truly must be one of life's greatest joys, swimming with the sea lion puppies at the permanent sea lion colony of Los Islotes. It is an absolute blast! Afterwards we'll visit another part of the island for a beautiful hike to get spectacular views and learn more about the flora and fauna of the island. We'll have lunch in camp, an afternoon workout gathering, then a wonderful dinner and star gazing. Perfect.
Isla Espiritu Santo Free Day
Today is a free day to explore the island. Opt to kayak, hike, SUP board, or simply lay on the beach. We will have guided adventures for those interested!
After an early breakfast, depart Camp Cecil for our return to shore and transfer to the airport in San Jose del Cabo. Say adios but not good-bye as we return home.
Los Colibris Casitas was made for nature lovers seeking beauty and tranquility. They offer the services and amenities of a boutique hotel, combined with the privacy and comfort of a vacation rental. Each of the casas and casitas has magnificent views of the Pacific ocean, a freshwater estuary and a palm grove oasis to the front, and the Sierra de la Laguna mountains to the side and back. From your casa you can watch fishermen cast their nets on the beach in the early morning light, wait for the green flash of a magnificent Baja sunset in the late afternoon, and enjoy the vast expanse of a star-filled sky at night. Los Colibris is just a 10-minute walk to 70 miles of pristine, virtually empty beach, and a 5-minute drive to the delightful restaurants, artists’ galleries and shops of Todos Santos.
Camp Cecil is located on the pristine and wildly beautiful Isla Espiritu Santo, part of a National Marine Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site. The camp includes 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. The housekeeping staff cleans the tents and makes the beds each day! There is a large dining tent with tables, chairs and lounging sofas where the camp chefs serve terrific food throughout the day, starting with cold breakfast and coffee, followed by hot breakfast, lunch, happy hour and dinner. Two sun showers and two compost toilet cabañas complete the camp.
All transportation including roundtrip airport transfer
All meals from dinner on day 1 through breakfast on final day, including daily happy hour on the island
All accommodations, including 1 night at Los Colibris Casitas and 3 nights at Camp Cecil
All adventures and related equipment as indicated in the itinerary
Bilingual naturalist guides who are certified Wilderness First Responders
The Camp Cecil portion in particular includes:
Roundtrip island transfer
Snorkeling gear and wet suit
Meals at Camp Cecil’s Espiritu Xantu Café, considered one of the best restaurants in the vicinity of La Paz!
Daily happy hour of fresh juices or tea
Beer and wine
All adventures and related equipment including swimming with sea lions, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, snorkeling, hiking, bird watching, star gazing, hanging around doing nothing
Accommodations in beautifully furnished walk-in tents with real beds and lovely linens
National Park conservation fee
Any item not specifically mentioned in the itinerary
Alcoholic beverage unless otherwise detailed