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San Ignacio is the base for trips to San Ignacio Lagoon, 59 km (35 mi) from San Ignacio on the Pacific coast. The lagoon is one of the best places to watch the winter gray-whale migration, and local boat captains will usually take you close enough to pet the baby whales. Tours arranged through Baja Discovery include round-trip transport from San Diego to San Ignacio Lagoon, by van to Tijuana and by private plane to the company's comfortable camp at the lagoon. Accommodations are in private tents facing the water, and there are solar-heated showers. The cost of a five-day package—including transportation, tours, and meals—is $2,375. Box 152527, San Diego, CA, 92195. 619/262-0700; 800/829-2252 in U.S. www.bajadiscovery.com.
Baja Expeditions operates a camp at San Ignacio Lagoon and offers five-day tours including air transportation from San Diego. The fee is $2,295 including transport, meals, and tours. 2625 Garnet Ave., San Diego, CA, 92109. 612/125-3828 in La Paz; 800/843-6967 in U.S. www.bajaex.com.
Ecoturismo Kuyimá in San Ignacio offers transportation between the town and San Ignacio Lagoon, operates a campground at an isolated area of the lagoon, and has adventure tours to caves with prehistoric paintings that include overnights in San Ignacio and at the lagoon. Whale-watching tours with camping and transportation from San Ignacio cost $165 per person per day. Day tours to area cave paintings from San Ignacio cost $50-$70 per person. Av. Morelos 23, San Ignacio, Baja California Sur, 23930. 615/154-0070. www.kuyima.com.
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