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Stay and Relax at Magdalena Island Comfort Camp

Enjoy the spectacular view from the comfort of your private platform as you relax and unwind from an exciting day of adventure. Watch the sun set over the desert hills of Isla Magdalena as you end your day with a delicious, authentic dinner at restaurant El Mar y Tu. 

Experience 180° Bay Vista from our Exclusive Comfort Tent Platforms

The campsites showcase raised, level camping platforms seamlessly integrated into the hillside, providing a captivating view of the bay. Your tents remain dry and pristine, ensuring a comfortable experience. Unwind on your own platform, basking in the warm sun, and witness the unfolding splendor of a day at the bay. Camping accommodations include private bathrooms and showers.

Positioned just steps away from the restaurant and main palapa, the camping platforms strike a balance between proximity and seclusion, offering a tranquil and private retreat.

 

You'll wake up early in the morning to a breathtaking view of the sunrise, tranquil ocean waters, the aroma of freshly brewed coffee, and locally sourced, freshly squeezed fruit juices, followed by your choice of Baja traditional homemade breakfast.

Comfort Tents

El Mar y Tu

Kayak & SUP

Stroll & Hike

Sand Dunes

Flora & Fauna

Restaurant El Mar y Tu
The Real "Baja Fresh"

A short walk down a sandy path from your camping platform, a full-service restaurant waits to serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Specialties include traditional, Mexican-style pit BBQ, Adobo fire-grilled fresh caught seafood, fresh handmade tortillas, tacos, burritos and a variety of fresh salsas. Your own fresh catch of the day can be prepared that same night for an unforgettable meal on the beach. Enjoy the best local ingredients expertly prepared as you savor the view of sky and sea.

Salud & Cheers

A full beverage service and daily happy hour is available highlighting wines of Baja California as well as an assortment of fine tequila and beer. Relax and unwind as you watch the sun set over the desert hills Isla Magdalena and savor your favorite beverage. Sit on our ocean front patio for dinner and enjoy a glass of Baja’s regional wine under a thousand bright stars and the sound of waves crashing on the Pacific side. 

You Hook'em, We Cook'em

70 miles of mangrove channels and estuary systems create perfect conditions for light tackle, shallow line fishing near camp. Year-round mangrove channel fishing includes spotted bay bass, broomtail grouper, corvina, halibut, pompano, snappers, sierra, black snook, palometa amarilla, and many other species. Bring your catch back to the restaurant and have it prepared the same day. The bay is also excellent for clamming and fresh crabs, caught in crab pots.

Kayaks & SUP Boards

A short distance from camp either on foot or in a kayak provided by your hosts, one of the largest dune and mangrove estuary systems along the Pacific coast awaits your explorations. The bay side behind Bahia Santa Maria stretches for more than 12 miles and offers sheltered kayaking and endless vistas, birding, marine life, sun and sand.

Stroll, Hike & Explore

A short hike of about ¾ of a mile from the bay shore, the wild Pacific ocean presents deserted beaches, solitude and the roar of the waves as they break against the rocks. Ask for directions to the well-marked scenic trail that rises up through the hills and provides breathtaking views of both the bay and the ocean, and then descends through rocky cliffs to the beach.

A more ambitious hike would be the journey of about 12 miles round trip along an old road to the southern end of Isla Magdalena and the beach at Punta Arena. Much less strenuous: a leisurely stroll of about 1.5 miles round trip up through the picturesque fishing village of Puerto Magdalena, which has been on the island longer than Puerto San Carlos has been on the peninsula. Another great day hike is to the north, to Bahía Santa Maria, about a 6 mile round trip. Here you will see one of the largest mangrove stands along Baja's Pacific coast and experience the solitude of the vast expanse of white sand beach at the bay.

A Birder's Paradise

Bahía Magdalena is a birder's paradise. More than 100 species of birds call the bay and the surrounding area home. Grab your binoculars and start checking of those species as you hike or kayak around the island or dunes.

Botanical Exploration

Isla Magdalena and the surrounding area is home to more than 8 endangered, endemic and rare plant species. The cactus plants that grow on Isla Magdalena, some of which you can see around the camp palapa, are known only from this area. Grab your copy of the Baja California Plant Field Guide by J. Rebman and N. Roberts and see how many of these rare plants you can identify as you explore the hillsides of the island.