We headed over to the East Cape of Baja, Mexico to explore the area around Los Barriles. We wanted to look for great camp spots on the beach. We love camping and swimming in the beautiful water on the east side of Baja. This trip we were lucky to discover Snorkel Beach.
We stopped in Los Barriles to get groceries and supplies and asked a couple people about where to camp. We were told about a place called Snorkel Beach that was north of Los Barriles near the Hotel Punta Pescadero Paradise. It sounded great so we headed out to find it.
We followed the road (Los Barilles-Santa Teresa) north out of Los Barilles along the coast and took a turn off toward the beach at El Pescadero. We traveled along a dirt road (recommend 4 wheel drive) until we came to a beach that we decided must be Snorkel Beach as it was just south of the hotel called Hotel Punta Pescadero Paradise.
We learned about this great Baja California Almanac Map below from a couple we met at Snorkel beach. They let us take a pic of it so we wouldn’t forget the name of it.
We highly recommend getting it. It is a very detailed almanac that shows roads that are off the beaten track that don’t show up on your regular map. It’s on our “to buy” list.
This is Snorkel Beach.
There weren’t many people there. We camped for two nights. There were a few people who arrived during the day but only one other car was camping like we were. Everyone who arrived during the day left by the evening.
You can see Hotel Punta Pescadero Paradise up on the cliff north of where we camped.
Here’s our camp spot. We got the tarp out to create a little shade.
Greg rigged it up so we could get out of the sun.
He also fixed us some killer margaritas.
After swimming and snorkeling (the best area was around the rocks just below the hotel), naps were in order.
On the second night, after a bit of relaxation, we left the dogs to watch over the camp and we headed up the road toward the Hotel.
It was a beautiful evening.
It was a nice walk!
Once at Hotel Punta Pescadero Paradise, we found our way out to the patio and ordered an excellent pizza and margaritas for dinner. Yum! Looked like it would be a great hotel to spend the night at too. But we liked our camp spot so although we considered it, we didn’t stay at the hotel.
Glad I remembered the bug spray but we really didn’t need it. There was a light breeze that kept the mosquitoes away.
The twinkly lights were muy romantico.
And the sunset was just gorgeous! It got better as the evening light faded. After dinner we walked back to our camp via the beach. It was a great end to a wonderful camping trip at Snorkel beach.
One other tip….you don’t have to go back on the same road that you came in on. Go north on the dirt road past the Hotel Punta Pescadero Paradise to El Cardonal and it will wind back to the Los Barriles-Santa Teresa road and you can take that back to Los Barriles. There are a couple small stores and restaurants if you want to get something to eat along the way. We had lunch at the restaurant Cielito Lindo at the Las Terrazas del Cortes and it was wonderful!