Iguana de Los Mangos Leisure activities
Todos Santos and the Baja abound with natural beauty and provide some excellent walking, fishing and Coastal exploration opportunities. Iguana de los Mangos is perfectly situated for all of these activities and is situated just a few short minutes walk from the Pacific Ocean. Lee and Brenda your hosts would be happy to organise any of the following leisure activities during your stay :
Charter Sport fishing
Iguana de Los Mangos and Todos Santos Fishing Charters are pleased to offer the most unique fishing and sightseeing charters in the Baja aboard 'Iggy' our traditional Mexican Panga.
At Todos Santos Fishing Charters your day normally starts around 7 am. This is due to the traditional way of launching from the beach whether you are fishing, sightseeing, whale or dolphin watching. Prevalent weather and sea conditions play an important part of beach launching and landing, so please be prepared to provide us with alternate dates when making your booking. The skipper will not launch in adverse weather conditions where craft or life may be put at risk.
The daily charter rate includes a professional, experienced English speaking crew who will provide instruction and assistance whilst on board, provision of all fishing equipment - we use 'Makaira Pulling Lures' - which are tested and proven in both the Gulf and the Caribbean and a large variety of quality lures, . Transfers to and from the boat, refreshments and a packed brunch are also included.
Our Panga is also available for diving, underwater and sea landscape photography.
Please note : Sports fishing is extremely popular and our charters are in great demand, to ensure that you don't miss out on the experience of a lifetime make sure you book your excursion with as much advance notice as possible.
This is a fantastic way to experience the rugged coastline of Baja Sur, taking in such sights as 'Pirates Cove' and 'King Kong' at a pace which nature intended them to be appreciated. Iguana is equipped with 3 single Kayaks and one double Kayak and an experienced guide will accompany you on your journey.
Todos Santos Surf fishing
The Baja offers some of the best Surf fishing in the world, with Cubera Snapper, Roosterfish, Spanish Mackerel and sharks all offering a diversion from the usual excitement of the Blue water. We supply fishing rods, bait and your host Lee will direct you to the best spots - all you need is to bring with you is a little patience !
We would be pleased to make arrangements for your horseback riding adventure. Our friend Francisco will tailor his horses and experience with yours for an unforgettable ride along the golden shores of the Pacific Ocean or through the rustic Mexican countryside through abandoned gold mines, dry river beds and mountain plateaus. Horseback riding offers a refreshing perspective on nature and increases the possibility of spotting deer, mountain lions and other indigenous wildlife.
Quad-biking or Dune buggy hire is available for the more energetic and adventurous and there are several established local tour operators that provide complete adventure tours.
All of Todos Santos beaches are located between within 2-8 miles of Todos Santos.
LAS POCITAS : Situated to the Northwest of town - Take Topete north through the palm valley, follow the dirt road. Beautiful beach, but watch for the waves and undertow when there is a big swell. A better beach for surfing than swimming.
LA PASTORA : Situated to the North of town, take Topete (mid town) to the north. The paved road turns to dirt...keep going...past the Agua Blanca campground signs.
Good beach for surfing, body surfing, boogie boards!
PLAYA PUNTA LOBOS : Located south of town at Km. 54, then west 1.5 miles to the beach. The closest beach to 'downtown' Todos Santos. A beautiful beach used by the local fishermen, usually departing through early in the morning, and returning between 1 and 3 p.m. Watching the fishermen negotiate the waves in and out is quite a show!
PLAYA LAS PALMAS : South of town at Km. 57, then west for 1.5 miles. One of the most spectacular beaches in southern Baja, and also a good swimming beach! This property surrounding the beach is privately owned, so easy access is limited to the hours of 6 am to 9 pm, please note camping is not permitted.
PLAYA SAN PEDRITO : South of town, west at Km. 59, then 1.5 miles to the beach.
PLAYA LOS CERRITOS : Located well south of Todos Santos at Km. 64. Then take the dirt road 1.5 miles to the beach. Now has a beach bar, restaurant, toilets and showers. Miles of open beaches, and some of the safest beaches near Todos Santos for swimming. A great place for shell collecting, or just walking in the sand.
Seasonal activities in Todos Santos
The Baja is graced by both grey whales and humpback whales during our winter period : November through to April. Whilst it would be useful to bring Binoculars, quite often the whales breach so close to shore they may not be necessary! The 'Si Iguana' and 'Adilene' are both available for whale-watching excursions, visiting the local sea lion colony and watching schools of porpoise at play.
Turtle nesting and migration
The beaches surrounding Iguana de los Mangos are natural nesting grounds for both Green Sea Turtles and Leatherback Turtles. Both turtle varieties visit annually and turtle nesting starts in July and hatching continues through to November.
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