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Nature Calls

By Ann Wycoff

Camp Cecil Glamping photo courtesy of Camp Cecil | Yacht photo courtesy of SHAREatSEA Fractional Navigation and Dream Yacht Charter | Baja Rocks Photo by James Hills/Pixabay

09.24.18

Sailing to secluded coves in the Sea of Cortez, a private harvest feast with a former NOMA chef in wine country, safari tent glamping on an empty isle—what’s your next Baja adventure?

Glamping at Camp Cecil
A private boat whisks you from La Paz across the Sea of Cortez, delivering you to Isla Espíritu Santo ($350 per person per night, two night minimum), where eight design-chic safari tents dot a powder-white beach trimmed by gin-clear water. Days at this protected National Marine Park call for swimming with curious sea lions, stand-up paddling in the company of pelicans, kayaking through the mangroves or snorkeling the coral heads right off your beach. Naturalists lead hikes to hidden caves and primitive rock art or wax poetic on the resident bird and marine life scene. The chef serves up not one, but two daily breakfasts; then there are the fresh-catch ceviche, lime margaritas at sunset, lantern-lit dinners, luxe linens and starry, silent nights.

Chartering a yacht is the most glamorous way to take in the scenery.

Epicurean Extravaganza in Wine Country
This immersive experience, curated by Baja Wine + Food, reveals the magic of Bruma (pricing upon request, bruma.mx), known for its organic architecture, respected wines and resident culinary wizards. Sip craft cocktails while harvesting in the garden with former NOMA chef David Castro Hussong, who helms Bruma’s acclaimed restaurant, Fauna. Follow that with a private wine blending session with on-site winemaker Lulu Martinez, who trained in Bordeaux. That evening, a multicourse feast features the ingredients plucked earlier that day, complemented by your very own wine creations, all served in a tucked-away, private dining room. Afterward, dip into the infinity pool or hot tub, or play a round of billiards, before stealing away to your rock-walled, glass-enclosed suite.

Seaside glamping in La Paz

Cruising the Sea of Cortez
For good reason, underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau deemed the Sea of Cortez the “aquarium of the world”: It’s home to 900 species and one-third of the world’s marine mammals, such as the elusive whale shark and giant manta rays. A flotilla of yachts awaits at La Paz’s world-class marina in Puerta Cortés Resort, a favorite stop of megayachts like Spielberg’s Seven Seas and Laurene Powell Jobs’ Venus. From this gateway, you can cruise the cerulean waters in search of crescent bays fringed with silky sand, dive with hammerheads, snorkel alongside 40-foot whale sharks or hook 40-pound yellowtails. Bliss out on the bareboat charter of a gleaming white catamaran or monohull, or crew up with a cook and captain and disappear into a teal and turquoise ombre of sea and sky. Seafaring adventures can be booked through SHAREatSEA Fractional Navigation and Dream Yacht Charter at the resort’s marina.