One of the most common concerns that first-time Baja campers have is the availability and condition of campgrounds throughout the peninsula. And while Baja maintains its rugged and rustic persona, there are plenty of great campground options scattered about between the two states that make RVing in Baja relatively convenient.
In fact, there are a handful of Baja campgrounds that are in much better shape than their counterparts north of the border!
Cost of Campgrounds in Baja
Campgrounds in Baja will range in cost from $5-$10 USD on the low side to upwards of $25-$35 USD or more on the high side. Of course, the price of the campground varies on where it is and what amenities are offered.
Campgrounds in the popular towns of San Felipe, Los Barriles, Todos Santos and La Paz will be on the higher side due to the demand placed on them by travelers eager to winter in warmer weather where they have a lot of the infrastructure and the niceties of home.
And even small towns such as Mulege, San Ignacio and Loreto in Baja California Sur have seen the pricing of their campgrounds rise in recent years due to an influx of travelers and making up for the slowdown from the pandemic.
But you can still find basic seaside campgrounds in places like Alisitos and San Quintin for around $10 USD per night that offer little more than dry camping.
If you are planning to camp in formal campgrounds throughout your camping in Baja adventure, we would advise that you budget around $25-$30 USD per night to avoid going over budget. If you plan to stay in one place for a long period of time you can always negotiate long-term camping rates that are much more favorable.
But if you are considering this, particularly between January and March, be sure to make reservations well in advance.
During our trips to Baja, we average around $10 USD per night for camping. But that includes the few nights per month we spend in a formal campground with both the free camping we do and the few places where you may spend $10-$15 USD to camp on the beach (particularly along the Bay of Concepcion).
But we always budget around $20 USD per night to account for the fact that some destinations – particularly Valle de Guadalupe, San Felipe, La Paz, Los Barriles and the Todos Santos area – are easily going to be at or above that amount.