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These cabanas sit on the shores of San Ignacio lagoon, with panoramic views to the Santa Clara mountains. They offer rustic yet comfortable wilderness accommodation in an outstanding location.

Situated just a ten minute drive from the tiny San Ignacio airstrip, the accommodation consists of 12 simple wooden cabins, a comfortable and spacious communal dining, reading and presentation room and a covered outdoor area for relaxing.

Each wooden cabin is raised from the ground, has a small double bed or twin beds, a washbasin, small wardrobe and a veranda overlooking the lagoon. Outside facilities are shared and completely eco friendly, with four solar-heated showers and six toilets.

Two excursions are made each day on to the lagoon, accompanied by local naturalist guides. The mangroves can also be visited on these excursions, providing good opportunities for bird-viewing.

The food is freshly cooked each day by the resident Mexican family; delicious, plentiful and varied! A small bar serves most drinks and the dining room is surrounded by comfortable sofas and well stocked bookshelves, with good literature about the area.

An  internet telephone is available for use (at a small charge), and there are two computers that are intermittently linked to the internet. Importantly, good battery re-charging facilities are available.

From the camp, you can enjoy a spectacular sunset down the lagoon. The naturalist guide is also available for more in-depth conversation on the grey whale migration phenomenon and biodiversity of the region. Birding in the surroundings area is also fantastic with a chance to see peregrine falcon, pelican and osprey.

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Key info

  • Available*: Jan-Apr * The dates shown are when the accommodation is generally available. Please enquire for specific availability.

Wildlife trips

This accommodation is featured in the following itineraries:

Festival of Whales

Join Wildlife Worldwide's Chris Breen on a trip to Baja California’s Pacific Coast to celebrate the annual gathering of grey whales in their breeding grounds, in an extraordinary celebration of cetacean life. Close encounters with these friendly giants is arguably one of life's ultimate wildlife experiences.

  • When to go: Feb-Apr
  • Duration inc. flights: 10 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £5,295 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour

Monarch Butterflies & Grey Whale Migration

Combine two extraordinary wildlife events: witness hundreds of grey whales arriving at their breeding grounds in the warm waters of Baja and enjoy their inquisitive and playful antics; then observe millions of monarch butterflies filling the sky as they arrive in Mexico for their winter hibernation.

  • When to go: Jan-Mar
  • Duration inc. flights: 10 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £4,195 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour
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San Ignacio Lagoon

San Ignacio Lagoon is located in the Mexican province of Baja California and is one of the winter sanctuaries of the eastern Pacific grey whale. Here, males and females congregate looking for mates and newborn calves prepare themselves for the long journey north to their summer feeding grounds in the Arctic.

  • Where: West coast
  • Ideal for viewing: grey whale, Cape pygmy owl, Harris hawk, leatherback turtle, olive ridley turtle
  • Excellent for: Wildlife festivals, Whale watching