Baja Weekender: Camping In Mexico Wine Country With Coast To Costa December 9-11

Join us for a weekend road trip December 9-11 with Coast to Costa down to some of Baja California’s up-and-coming hidden gems in the burgeoning vineyard region of the Guadalupe Valley!

Coast to Costa is not your Mami y Papi’s travel service. They will pick you up on a magic carpet* and takes you on a journey that can only be described as a full-on delicious assault of senses authentic to our destination. Coast to Costa ensures: a ridiculously enjoyable time, a guide whose native tongue is Spanish, zero mandatory anything, and above all, living like a true local for as long as you’re on the Coast to Costa carpet ride. * Not guaranteed

From Los Angeles, we’ll follow in Anthony Bourdain’s footsteps to a small ceviche stand in Ensenada, where piles of gloriously fresh sea urchin, snail, and octopus ceviche atop a flat crispy tostada await us. Then, we’ll toast each other at local Ensenada breweries before descending upon the Valle de Guadalupe where we’ll be first to camp on private land owned by One Bunk, a curator of modern day lodging experiences between San Diego and Mexico.

On Saturday, Shoestring Adventures will guide us on hike above a local vineyard to enjoy a breakfast of Mexican pastries and fresh fruit with an unbeatable view of the region. We’ll spend the rest of the day exploring Valle during Vendimia, the annual wine harvest celebration. We’ll end the day with a multi-course feast that’s grown fresh on local farms by award winning chefs, followed by campfire, stars and a good night’s rest.

Before returning to LA, we’ll visit a few more of Coast to Costa’s favorite local spots, including breakfast at a farm to table restaurant.

All in all, the perfect LA getaway after a long week at the office. Limited spots available, so register today!

Trip Type: Car Camping

Trip Level: All

Trip Highlights

  • Explore Baja Wine Country with Coast to Costa during Valle’s wine harvest celebration
  • Learn the skills you need to camp confidently in the outdoors with Shoestring Adventures
  • Treat your palate to the flavors of the region with beer, wine and cheese tastings
  • Go for a hike, then reward yourself with a gourmet 5 course meal
  • Connect with like-minded travelers
  • Professional photographer will capture the best moments all weekend long!

Ticket Includes

  • Transportation to and from LA to Baja
  • Two night campground accommodations on private land owned by One Bunk
  • Locally prepared gourmet meals
  • Wine, beer, cheese tastings
  • Experienced local guides fluent in Spanish
  • Wilderness First Responder/CPR certified trip leaders

* Meals do not include alcoholic beverages.

Itinerary

Friday: Meet in downtown Los Angeles and depart at 10am. Arrive in Mexico and stop in Ensenada for a ceviche lunch, souvenir break and brewery tasting. Drive to Valle de Guadalupe and set up camp. Enjoy tacos for dinner, followed by campfire and s’mores.

Saturday: Rise early to the smell of camp coffee. Shoestring Adventures will guide us on hike above a local vineyard to enjoy a breakfast of Mexican pastries and fresh fruit with an unbeatable view of the region. We’ll spend the rest of the day exploring Valle during Vendimia, the annual wine harvest celebration. We’ll end the day with a multi-course feast that’s grown fresh on local farms by award winning chefs, followed by campfire, stars and a good night’s rest.

Sunday: Break down camp, then have breakfast at a local farm to table restaurant, followed by a winery and cheese tastings. Enjoy one last meal with fellow travelers before returning to Los Angeles. 

* Schedule subject to change due to weather, camper ability/injury, natural events, fire or park restrictions. Shoestring Warriors should be in good physical shape, but we will hike at an easy pace and take breaks as needed.

What to Expect

Accommodations

One Bunk has allowed us the special honor of camping on their privately owned land in Valle de Guadalupe, quietly tucked between two vineyards. Accommodations include tent camping. No showers or running water. Drinking water and porta-potties will be provided.

What to Bring

Campers should bring their own tent, sleeping bag and pad. Convenient gear rentals are available from our partner Adventure 16.

Fresh coffee will be served each morning. We practice Leave No Trace to enjoy the environment responsibly. Please bring a reusable water bottle.

Check out our Car Camping Gear Checklist and Gear Guide for other recommendations. You will receive a customized packing list before our trip.

Photographers, bring your camera, tripod, extra battery and memory card.

How to Prepare

Don’t know anyone going on the trip? No problem! We offer a community for anyone who wants to experience the outdoors. After you register, you will receive a Welcome Kit email, which includes introductions to your fellow campers, a detailed packing list, itinerary, weather forecast and everything else you need to know to prepare for our trip. We are available to answers all questions and guide first-time campers every step of the way.

Weather

Typical winter climate in Valle de Guadalupe is very pleasant.

Transportation

Transportation is included. Allow three and a half hour drive time from Los Angeles.

Health & Safety

We take extra measures to ensure your safety and maximum level of fun. All Shoestring Adventures guides hold Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness First Aid and CPR certifications.

We encourage campers to stay together, wear sun protection and stay hydrated. We minimize risk on the trail by keeping groups together while hiking, encouraging everyone to drink water and apply sunscreen, and making sure we’re prepared with gear appropriate to weather and our activities. 

Other Important Stuff

Every camper must sign a Acknowledgement of Risks, Media Release and “Leave It Better” Pledge. Click each link to review and print at your convenience. For other questions, check out our FAQ or email alyx@shoestringadventures.com.

Become an Official Member

Once you register for your first event, you will become an official club member and receive 10% off future events.

Photos by Carley Rudd and Nicholas Roberts, courtesy of Coast to Costa

Sincere apologies, this event has been cancelled.



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