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15 Best RV Camping Spots in Baja, California Mexico

Updated: Feb 28, 2022

There are so many free and cheap RV camping spots in Baja. The most expensive RV Campsite on this list is $15. Baja is a great place for budget travel. We loved it so much we RVed in Baja for four months and already plan to go back next year. The following are some of our favorite RV camping spots in Baja.

Please know these are just a sampling of some of our favorite Baja camping spots. We highly recommend you download the free iOverlander app to find Baja RV camping spots that will coincide with your route.

1.Campo El Mirador (La Bufadora)- 31.726544,-116.722395

This is paid campground at $100 pesos a night and dry camping about 2 ½ hours from Tecate. It offers amazing views of the Pacific Ocean from a clifftop perch. You can actually hike down the backside to the blowhole (La Bufadora) and avoid passing by all the vendors but if this is your first foray into Mexico why would you do that?

2. Cactus Garden near Catavina- 29.79693,-114.80470

Just off the highway tucked back among the boulders and huge cacti is this quiet little piece of desert heaven. This pic doesn’t do the sunset any justice. The sunset was the finest either of us had ever seen! Note this is dry camping with no amenities. Just serenity.

3. Playa La Gringa- 29.040497,-113.543381

This popular spot for southbound travelers was our first experience with whales in Mexico. Although we just heard them at night in the bay, it was really exciting just knowing they were right there. Many report actually seeing them. We just weren’t that lucky the few days we were there. This is dry camping with no amenities Sometimes a guy comes around and collects a fee to take your garbage. Bonus- when the tide goes out there are all kinds of cool starfish in the water.

4. Downtown San Ignacio- 27.283656,-112.897665

This adorable little town has what we both agreed to be the coolest Mission in all of Baja- and the cutest cat. We camped for free overnight right in the town square. No amenities but plenty of room for big rigs. You can also take a gray whale tour from here during the winter season. There are shops and restaurants around the square to enjoy.

5. Playa Santispac- 26.765782,- 111.886262

This was the first time we broke out the inflatable kayak and got to do some snorkeling. We felt like we had finally reached total relaxation and were really starting to get into the beach lifestyle of RVing in Baja. There is a gate upon entry where you pay $10 a night. In late 2021, there was a dump back behind the restaurant. There are two restaurants on site (1 with Wi-Fi) and vendors that pass by offering food, water and souvenirs. This is a very popular RV camp site in Baja so don't expect to have it to yourself.

6. Right down the road from Santispac but FREE- 26.750830,-111.896476

Just south of Santispac is free RV camping in Baja without amenities except for the occasional produce vendor. The tide changes the beach dramatically in this spot but you can still get out on the water and go to the same places as you can from up the road. Lots of hummingbirds here so break out that feeder we recommend you get. A short walk away you will find a little village with a restaurant for Wi-Fi.

7. Romanita RV Park Loreto- 26.011124,-111.340708

Our favorite RV park in Baja isn’t your normal RV park. It's really small (no class A’s or 5th wheels) and located in downtown Loreto. When we say downtown we mean walk outside and you’re a block from the malecon and two blocks from the “town square”. With the tree covered sidewalks and amazing food options, we love the authenticity of this charming little city. Price is $12.50 a night with water and sewer add $2.50 more for electricity. You can also book boat trips at the campground for a great price.

8.Playa El Tecolote (La Paz)- 24.337189,-110.310480

Free camping on the beach anywhere is cool. It’s even cooler when there’s amenities! This is dry camping but there is garbage pick up and showers and toilets for a small fee next to the restaurants. Just north of La Paz this spot includes restaurants and bars with water sports equipment rentals. The proximity to a major city has additional appeal. Another popular RV camping spot in Baja great for those who don't want to be camping alone.


9. Cabo Pulmo- 23.441370,-109.427440

This interesting beach has no sand. It's made up of smooth rounded rocks. It’s free RV camping and right down the road from the town of Cabo Pulmo where you can take tours of the National Park and snorkel with sea turtles and elephant seals. On our tour we also saw a huge pod of dolphins that basically surrounded our boat. The roads leading to and from this spot are pretty bad. Miles of sandy washboard. It’s slow going but quite the payoff. There are shops and restaurants within walking distance to enjoy.

10. Playa Santa Maria- 22.933670,-109.814920

This is a parking lot just off the highway in between San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas. You have to go under the highway to get here so nothing over 10 feet tall will make it. No Class A’s or 5th wheels will fit in the parking lot as well. That being said, this is the best snorkeling we found in all of Baja! Amazing schools of fish swimming all around you and the coral. You can park your RV here overnight plus they have security cameras up with a pretty nice bathhouse. Because of the amazing free snorkeling this spot is a must on your RV Baja adventure.

11. Todos Santos- 23.486700,-110.272750

Free RV camping north of Todos Santos in Baja with tons of room for any size vehicle. Crashing surf 24/7 and a breeze made this a lovely place to chill and sleep! This is dry camping so no amenities but there was a cell signal and on certain days massage is offered right on the beach.