On the weekends here in Baja, when Dan doesn’t need internet for the work week, we try to pick a spot that we couldn’t go otherwise. After work on Friday, we left San Felipe and made the drive across a few hundred kilometers of Baja California Norte with no utilities or cell service. First stop was a tiny coastal community of Puertecitos.
Not sure if you can call it a town really. It’s more like a tiny community with a Pemex gas station and a mini mart.
We pulled up into the hot spring community and were immediately greeted by a camp host. We were the only ones at the camp area and had our choice of beachfront spots.
We set up camp, grabbed our swimming suits for the hot springs and coats for the walk back. A short uphill hike took us through the community.
People for years have bought properties and built little structures on them for the purpose of enjoying these natural hot springs that become submerged in high tide but much to hot in low tide. If you time it just right, or get lucky like us, it is an amazing spot to be.
When we first got into the hot springs, it was sorta warm. But as we walked in deeper, the temp shot up. It was surreal to be able to pick our own ideal temperature in the hot spring as the spring water mixed with the cold ocean water. It was also super sureal to sit in the hot springs with the ocean at eye level and watch pelican skim the top of the ocean. So great!!
The temps at night get low enough for us to throw on a jacket. It’s perfect weather for a campfire, beers with friends, and conversations late into the night.
We are NOT early morning risers. Neither are the kids. But something about this place makes us wake before sunrise. And surprisingly no one is complaining. Look at the sky!
We have been getting a few minutes of quiet in the early morning before the kids wake up. Not long but long enough.
Um, mama? Can I have some of this jello please?
Once one asks, they all start asking.
Once all the kids are up and dressed, quiet time is over for us… and the rest of the campground too. Haha.
Now that they are all sugared up from Jello, it was time for a little tug-o-war.
The littles think they can beat 14 year old Tristan. Haha. Nice try, guys.
In the morning, the tide was super low, which meant that the hot springs would be too hot with the lack of ocean water mixing into it, so we hung back and enjoyed the beach.
Shells with holes were also collected and necklaces were made.
Before taking off to our next spot, we wandered around and found a friendly cat to hang out with it.
He must have liked us too because he wandered into the ladies restroom with us.
We decided to only spend Friday night at Puertecito so we could enjoy one more remote spot before the weekend was over. Off to Gonzaga Bay we go!
Thanks for reading,