Remote Oceanfront Lodge, Cedros Island, Mx

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Unnamed Road, San Quintin, Baja California Norte, Mexico
Remote Oceanfront Lodge, Cedros Island, Mx
7 bedrooms
18 guests
1 night min

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 7
Sleeps: 18
Type: B&B
Per night: $85
Per week: $500
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the San Quintin vacation b&b rental
The newly constructed Baja Magic Lodge features 7 ocean front rooms, 18 beds, multilevel decks, million dollar views, friendly staff, and remote location on Cedros Island, Baja California, Mexico. $280 PER NIGHT INCLUDES 7 ROOMS WITH 7 BATHROOMS, MAID SERVICE AND USE OF KITCHEN, OFF SEASON OCT-MAY ONLY.

Isla Cedros is in the Pacific Ocean, about 60 miles off the coast of Guerrero Negro, in the state of Baja California Norte, Mexico. (Please note Baja Magic Lodge is NOT in or near San Quintin, but this is the closest region that was available for this listing). The lodge is available for fishing clients, eco-tours, for yachts, fly-in guests, and for retreats and events. Comfy beds, wi-fi, warm sun and cool breezes. We offer low, off-season, ala carte rates Oct-May, and discounts for weekly or monthly stays.

HOW TO GET TO CEDROS ISLAND: Cedros is remote, but there are a number of ways to get there.
1. There is one small regional airline, Aero Servicios Guerrero that flies from Ensenada or Guerrero Negro to the island and back on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
2. We can also arrange private flights in a small plane directly from the US, which can carry 3-4 people.
3. We can pick you up from the closest point by land, Punta Eugenia. This is a fishing camp south of Bahia Tortugas, a very tiny place, but you can leave your car there. The cost for one panga boat to pick up is $280 per day, and you can fit about 6 or 7 people and luggage to transport to the island, about a 1 hour boat ride.
4. You can also fly your own plane or come in on your own boat.

FOOD: The prices listed include use of the kitchen. For an additional charge you can also have all your meals included. The cost for meals is $60 per person per day, $40 per child under 12 per day.

Contact us for details about high season pricing (fishing or eco-tour packages) or discounts to rent part of the lodge.

More details: Baja Magic Lodge is a private lodge located on a cliff overlooking the ocean, just beyond the high school that sits on the south edge of Cedros Town. (GPS 28 05"² 27"³ N - 115 11"² 13"³ W)

Rent one room or all seven (contact us about reduced rates for groups). We offer all-inclusive packages for panga fishing and ecotour trips, or you can rent rooms only from Oct-May.

All rooms at Baja Magic Lodge have glass front walls with sliding doors and decks, and panoramic ocean views. Each room has a private bathroom with shower, hot water, toilet, and sink, and 2-3 comfortable beds (queens or extra long doubles), desks and storage for clothes.

The kitchen will be available for your use, or for an additional fee you can have breakfast or all your meals included. The beds are extra long doubles or queen sized, with high quality mattresses and linens on solid wood platforms.

We have four rooms upstairs and four on the first level (three normally available). If you have a problem climbing stairs please let us know and we will put you in a downstairs room.

Free WiFi in all rooms.

For an additional fee we can arrange air transportation to the island, panga boats for fishing or sightseeing or eco tour activities (endemic plants, elephant and guadalupe fur seals, photography, etc.). Let us know if you require additional services, or send us a message with any questions.
Area Information
How would you like to go back in time to visit southern California as it was 100 years ago?

Imagine unspoiled desert, soaring mountains, and the Pacific teeming with fish, lobster, abalone, elephant seals, sea lions, whales, and sea birds.

Those days may be gone in California, USA, but not in Baja California, Mexico. All of this, plus a slice of friendly Mexican culture can still be found on the remote and vibrant islands of Cedros and San Benitos.

Located in the Pacific Ocean, 310 miles from the Mexico-US border, off the western coast of Baja California, Cedros Island stretches twenty-four miles along its north to south axis. Characterized by rugged terrain with steep slopes, the island's vegetation includes coastal scrub, chaparral, pine forest, juniper scrub, and sand dune scrub.
Cedros Island eco tour plants dudlea desert

The two towns, Cedros Town and El Morro, are home to most of the island's 4,500 inhabitants. Fishing for lobster and abalone in Cedros Town, and salt transportation in El Morro comprise the only industries.

Tourism, still in its infancy here, brings a much-needed addition to the local economy. With the newly constructed Baja Magic Lodge, we are bringing together the best of both cultures to create a rustic yet comfortable space with great food, great views and a hard working crew of friendly locals.

Creature comforts aside, the real reason to visit Cedros is simple: its spectacular and unspoiled natural environment. Many people know the fishing here (especially yellowtail and calico bass) is world class. But there are also desert plants, including some endemic cactus and dudleya, found only on this island. In the mountains (highest point 3,950 ft), aggregations of endemic Cedros' pine and oak trees make up small forests that survive mostly from the regular fog-borne moisture.

Endemic species of animals include Cedros' mule deer, Cedros' brush rabbit, Cedros' horned lizards and Cedros' Pack rat, among others. The surrounding waters teem with Pacific marine species that have been reduced or eliminated near more populated areas off the coast of California.

For this reason, the waters off this island are a preferred destination for most of the San Diego fleet for long-range fishing trips. Of course, the Cedros locals know this better than anyone: the co-op Pescadores Nationales de Abulon takes an impressive quantity of abalone, lobster and fish each year, in accordance with quotas set by the Mexican government.

The source this area's abundant fish and marine mammal populations is the combination of intensive upwellings that emerge at Punta Eugenia and Punta Baja and feed Bahia Vizcaino. An upwelling is cold water brought from the depth of the ocean. This water, particularly rich in the nutrients, creates a ripple effect all the way up the food chain to the big predators, including game fish. During summer, water temperatures are warmer and even more tropical species move into the area to seek prey.

Sixteen miles west of Cedros, lie the San Benito Islands (a group of three islands) which together make up 847 hectares. Nobody lives on San Benito Islands full time, though up to seventy people live in the small fishing camp on the west island during abalone season.

A lighthouse, dating back to 1934, overlooks western San Benito Island. This island, the most diverse in species and topography, also has one of the most interesting routes for hiking. The trail circumnavigates the island, from the fishing village to the lighthouse on the western side, returning to the east.

During their respective breeding seasons, big colonies of elephant seals and sea lions fill almost every inch of beach on the San Benito Islands. The east island is the only breeding colony of the rare Guadalupe fur seal outside of Guadalupe Island.

On the soft terrain, there are thousands of holes where species like storm petrels, shearwaters, auklets and murrelets nest. The total nesting population of this group of birds is estimated to be over 2.5 million. In 1999, Sanchez and the non-profit Island Conservation were successful in eliminating the European rabbits that had been introduced to these islands. Because of this effort, many species of plants, including endemics, are returning from the seed bank or surviving roots.
Auklet chick San Benito Cedros Island eco tours

This remote but outstanding fishing and eco-tour adventure destination is now accessible year-round. Cedros Outdoor Adventures can fly you there for same-day fishing, exploring or just to get away from it all. Options include ground transportation from California to Ensenada with a commercial flight from there to Cedros, or private flights leaving from Brown Field Airport near San Diego, California.

Contact us for more information about traveling to Cedros Island or the San Benitos Islands. We can arrange everything for you!

About the owner

Owner Profile

Melanie Lamaga & Jose Angel Sanchez

Melanie Lamaga & Jose Angel Sanchez

Melanie Lamaga & Jose Angel Sanchez

  • About:

    Jose is a marine biologist who worked for many years in conservation in the Pacific islands around Baja California. This is how he came to know Cedros Island and its friendly locals.

    In addition to helping run Cedros Outdoor Adventures and Baja Magic Lodge, Melanie is a writer, editor, and owner...
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Dec 05 2016 May 31 2017 $85 - $500 $1,500 1 Night
Deposits: 20% holds the reservation, balance due 60 days before arrival
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check



  • Beds

  • 9 Queen Beds
  • 9 Double Beds
  • Features

  • Balcony
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Porch
  • Beach Chairs
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Oceanfront
  • View (Mountains)
  • Cook
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • View (Ocean)
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Patio
  • View (Water)
  • Deck
  • Kayak
  • Pet Friendly
  • Waterfront
  • Dock/Boat Slip
  • Lanai
  • Appliances

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Oven
  • Telephone
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Activities

  • Beach
    (<1 mile)
  • Hiking
    (<1 mile)
  • Ocean
    (<1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (2 miles)
  • Boating
    (<1 mile)
  • Kayaking
    (<1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (1 mile)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (10 miles)
  • Fishing
    (<1 mile)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
1. Birdwatching: seabirds and land birds. Cedros and the two islands nearby (Natividad and the Benitos islands) are one of the most important seabird grounds in the Baja California Pacific. If you are a birdwatcher you will have the chance to experience and maybe see the rare and endemic seabirds that live around these islands.
2. Reptile search. Unique and endemic reptiles abound in Cedros. For instance, an endemic horned lizard, an endemic rattlesnake, several lizards and other snakes species.
3. Archeology trips. Our archeologist friend Matt Deslauriers author and educator has done research on the human history of the island. His findings give us a great idea of how and why Cedros is the longest continuously occupied island of the Pacific Northeast, more than 12,000 years. By prearrangement we can take you to visit some of the remains of the early inhabitants of the island and learn about their lifestyles, and how it has influenced the history of the occupants of Cedros.
4. Hiking from East to West coast of the island. This is one of our favorite hikes because of the canyons and habitats we will be going through. This can take up to 8 hours to complete, so its best to be in good shape. There is so much to see that overnight camping is possible.
5. Hiking to the forest of the island. We will climb to the forest of Punta Norte where spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean over sharp cliffs are possible. The trail is following a deep rocky arroyo to an old gold mine (early 1900's). This is about 6 hours uphill hike over rocky terrain.
6. Visiting fisherman camps / Punta Norte, San Agustin to see their living and eat there local seafood delicacies / abalone and lobster during season. This is how the real Baja was 50 years ago. Fishermen coming back from a hard work day to their temporary camps. Although their operation uses now modern gear, the personalities of friendly, giving and fun loving people still there. In the process we will be able to enjoy some of their catch cooked by them local style.
7. Learning to prepare local style food, like tortillas, ceviche, carne asada, dipping cream, etc. We will hire a local person who will help you to learn how to prepare some of the local dishes. We will use the same ingredients preferred locally (lard included) to get the real taste of Baja.
8. Kayaking. Either for fishing or just exploring, kayaks are a great way to reach many places of the island. To save you time and effort we can carry our kayaks on our panga boats to reach a nice place where you can explore on your terms. Kelp paddies and kelp forests as well as marine mammals can be approached easier with kayaks.
9. Snorkeling. Any kelp forest and any shore of the island is worth exploring. Out waters are so little impact from greedy fishermen that you will see practically every species that should be there. The fishermen of the island are respectful of protected species and of their main commercial species (abalone and lobster).
10. Benitos islands hike. Weather permitted, visiting these islands is a feast for your wildlife cravings. Elephant seal colonies with thousands of members, as well as sea lions and the special colony of Guadalupe fur seal as well as the millions of seabirds nesting makes Benitos a real treat for your senses.
11. Pangas tours around the island. Want to see every corner of Cedros? Our pangas are the best and most convenient way to do it.
12. Beach walking. From pebbles and boulders to sand, there are many beaches to explore and find treasures.
13. Fossil hunting. Not to keep or collect, but still a thrill to find remains of animals who lived millions of years ago, and that probably are the ancestors of the rich variety of life we see in our oceans.
14.Plant tours. One of the most popular reasons our groups have visited the island. We will hike or drive to the different habitats where to find native and rare endemic plants, as well as ancient forests and how human presence has affected their populations and distribution.
15. Visiting the springs on the island. Although Cedros receive very little rain, only a few inches average per year, the island has been able to support human presence thanks to the many small springs with fresh and brackish water. We will hike or drive to two or three of the most important springs, one of these, supply the water for the main town and we will see how it operates.
16. Photography trips. Photos are encouraged for any of these trips, either on land or underwater, with tips and help of the guide who is a pro.
17. Marine mammals / sea lions, elephant seals, whales. Specific trips to visit rookeries and whale watching are possible. These can be combined with any other activity on the water or just as an specific activity in search of the more than 5 species of pinnipeds, or transiting whales.
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Review from a client on Trip Advisor: "Cedros Island rocks! Fascinating plant and animal life for our botanists and biologists, beautiful seashore, great sea life, and incredible geology for rockhounds. Our hosts at Cedros Outdoor Adventure accommodated our every desire--they made this remote island easy to get to, provided great food and lodging, and provided transportation to the places we wanted to go. Ours was not the usual fishing trip; we focused on the terrestrial island delights. The rooms were large and clean and beautifully situated, but we also camped out under the stars in different parts of the island and enjoyed seeing more of what this island has to offer. Ecologically this island is in pretty good shape, and I hope ecotourism will not strain the delicate water supply. Jose reminds all visitors that a single spring provides the fresh water for the town.
Meals are served family style on the patio, which is located on a cliff overlooking the sea. The meals were ample and tasty, including of course, very fresh seafood. I liked the fact that the fish were not cleaned at the lodge, which meant that there was not a noisy collection of gulls hanging around; instead pelicans and gulls would just glide by at eye level. The lodge is outside the town, which means it is quiet at night, with the sea in front and the desert behind--beautiful and relaxing views. All rooms have shaded porches with wonderful views of the sea."

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  • About:

    Jose is a marine biologist who worked for many years in conservation in the Pacific islands around Baja California. This is how he came to know Cedros Island and its friendly locals.

    In addition to helping run Cedros Outdoor Adventures and Baja Magic Lodge, Melanie is a writer, editor, and owner...
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