Rancho La Duna Eco Destination B&B
|Rental type||Bed and Breakfast|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
|Living space||5 square meters|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyAsk
|Theme||Adventure, Romantic, Spa, Away from it all, Beach, Rural|
Description from the owner
Eco-Retreat bed and breakfast with the vision of a sustainable life in the Southern Baja California peninsula, La Paz, Mexico. It is a place to visualize positive ideas outside the routine of every day life. Our supported activities in water and land invite you to experience nature at its best.
La Duna Bed and Breakfast retreat is located in one of the Golf of California's most beautiful coastal landscapes, just 40 minutes North of the city of La Paz, on the coastline bordering the Bay.
We are close to the city but secluded enough to enjoy a star laced night sky, the undisturbed view of whale dwelling islands, and multicolored anc...Read more
Rancho La Duna Eco Destination B&B
La Paz, Baja California, Mexico
Additional Location Information
Access via a well maintained dirt road into a place away from the city lights and noise, but with enough comfort to make your stay in nature an unforgettable one!
Made like the local ranchers used to make them, our rooms are built with local renewable wood "palo de arco" and palapa roofs. Candle night light make these personal spaces unique and cozy.
We can host 16 people in the 8 rooms surrounding our central multiuse shaded palapa. Each room has two single comfortable beds, or one queen size, and they include linens.
There are also several campsites available in the property for camping. All stays include the use of the installations, hot showers, table and beach games.
We ask you to save water, and we recycle all of it, however, we provide you with regular showers and sinks for your comfort, and there are solar bag showers also available.
We have plenty of shaded sitting areas around the property to conduct all kinds of activities
Our healthy kitchen focuses on foods good for the soul besides being nutritious and delicious. We also feature regional food and vegetarian delights.
Available upon request we can also arrange for yoga and meditation classes, spa services like massage, facials, and reflexology treatments, stargazing nights, horseback riding, kayaks, scuba diving and boat rides.
Location Type Away from it all, Beach, Rural
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$50 - $500||$50||$2,500||$0||2 nights|
|Feb. 22 2012 - Feb. 28 2013
|Feb. 22 2012 - Feb. 25 2013
Per Person, Per Room, Per night
|All Other Dates||$50||$50||-||-||2 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
Additional notes from owner
$2500 a week or $500 a night for the entire property
There are other options if the group is smaller based on $50 per room + $100 use of fully equipped kitchen per day
Linens changed every week
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: April 03, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
La Duna is Home
I have led yoga retreats to La Duna each year for 4 years now, and I don't plan on stopping any time soon!
It is a place of powerful healing, great serenity, and raw beauty. There is nothing like being surrounded by a forest of towering sentinel cacti, flanked by the turquoise waters of the Cortez, and kissed by the sun each and every day.
It is a place where you can just show up and feel utterly cared for. Gabriela, Miguel, and their able staff will see to it that your needs are met, and that you have the best possible experience.
There is sun, sand, and sea, and lots of wonderful, healthy food served with love.
Everything about my connection to La Duna is strange, wonderful, and mystical, right down to the way I found it when I was searching for somewhere to bring people that reminded them that they are already "home" -- physically, mentally, and spiritually.
I couldn't have found a better place for this. Discovering La Duna is truly one of the best things that's ever happened to me.
La Paz, Mexico
Bliss - in one easy step
We went to La Duna for two nights immediately after reading about it in Cabo Living. There was only one problem with our stay: we only could stay two days! My mom and I took my took girls, 4 and 7, there. We love camping, nature, being outside, but by the time I do all the work for camping, there isn't any time or energy left to enjoy the trip! La Duna is a perfect solution. Our three meals a day are included and thoughtfully prepared. The private beach is just over the dune with amazing tidal pools filled with all manner of hermit crabs, spiny sea stars and other aquatic life. Lighting is provided courtesy of the solar panels, but carefully minimized so as not to obscure any of the awe-inspiring stars. An impressive array of activities are available for one to reserve prior to arrival. In short - total bliss!
Heaven, heaven, heaven!
I just returned from a week at this wonderful, sunny and lovely place. We were there on a yoga retreat, and I can't think of a better place to spend a week soaking up the peace and joy of the practice in perfect alignment with nature.
First of all, Gabriela and Miguel, the owners, are some of the best, most fun hosts I've ever encountered in my life. They made us feel at home the moment we stepped out of our van. Words can't describe the feeling of looking up to a true starry sky and then proceeding to our individual cabins. These were very nice and cozy, spotless and ready to be home for a week. These cabins surround a common area with a palapa, where we practiced yoga twice a day everyday, so it made it really easy to pop in our rooms to change into yoga clothes and be ready and on time for our practice.
The experience at La Duna is very unique in this modern times. You will have the golden opportunity to disconnect from the frantic pace of today's world (for example, cellphone reception is spotty but who needs a phone here?). They have a satellite phone so there's a reliable way to communicate in case of an emergency. All their energy sources are powered with solar energy. There is no waste here at all. They will also appreciate if you bring biodegradable products, which I found to be great for conservancy. They are very green and conscious (that includes compost bathrooms, so be aware), and it's obvious that they have taken good care to make this place a true ecological paradise.
Now I want to make a special mention to the fantastic food. Both Gabriela and Miguel are seasoned cooks. And they have Malena. I loved Malena's food so much I wanted to bring her back with me to Seattle. Plus, she's an angel. Rosario, her husband, is Miguel trusted right-hand man and will help you if you want to do horseback riding or go on a hike in the area. Both were wonderful.
I will never forget my experience in this place. It was way more than just a "hotel stay." It surpassed my expectations. It all came to a very simple life, were delicious, healthy food, warm and kind service and living the life at its fullest and simplest was something to always remember. You'll have the chance to swim in the Cortez Sea, go to beaches with turquoise waters and white sand, swim with sea lions, sing around a fire pit, eat freshly made goat cheese (they have goats!), enjoy some of the best conversations of your life with Gaby, laugh with Miguel's great sense of humor, go to bed early and wake up with the rising sun. You will feel human again.
Thank you Gaby, Miguel, Malena and Rosario. Can't wait to go back!
La Duna is food for the soul
La Duna is an off-the-grid retreat in the middle of the desert. It is beautiful, senuous,and just a bit rough. The desert, the dunes, and the ocean are breathtaking. And place is quiet except for the sounds of the birds, the wind, the surf, and the goats.
Did I say goats? La Duna hosts a heard of goats, a family of chickens and turkeys, horses. In fact, your eggs and cheese are usually from La Duna's animals. During my visit, we watched the birth of twin baby goats.
The hosts - Gabriela and Miguel - are very involved in making sure their guests are comfortable and happy. They both speak fluent English (and some other languages as well). They are also kind and wonderful people.
This is not a resort or a spa. There are two composting toilets, two showers and one towel for your stay. La Duna operates fully on solar power, so the night lights are minimal (all the better to see the stars). When it gets dark, it is really dark. This is the real desert and there is lots of real life around you. If you prefer air conditioning, TV and internet access, you'll want to stay in La Paz. If you want peace and beauty, then definitely stay at La Duna.