Camp Cecil de la Isla
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.
The Glamping: Camp Cecil
Our camp features large dome tents with real beds, lovely linens, towels for beach and bath, and chairs for sitting outside. 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 cabañas.
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, chillin´. Sipping margaritas, gazing at stars. You will be accompanied by one of our bilingual naturalist 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. Please see the "Activities" section under the "Enjoy" tab for more information. This is a great adventure for couples, groups of friends, and multigenerational families as there is really something for everybody, and those who like to enjoy their outdoors in comfort will be happy to stay as long as the rest of the group.
On the first morning of your trip we'll meet you at our bodega in La Paz at 10:00 AM to get your wet suit and snorkeling gear, then it's off to the boats for the hour (or so) boat ride to Camp Cecil! There the island crew will give you a tour of the camp, get you settled into your tents, then feed you the first of many wonderful meals. Please see the "Restaurant" section for more information on terrific Camp Cecil food. On the final day of your trip we will be back on shore in La Paz around 11:00 AM.