How many of us dream of a sun-soaked beach, spending our days fishing, whale watching, exploring nature and sipping margaritas? Most of us have dreamed it, but Kevin Warren made it a reality. For over 30 years, Kevin has shared his love of Baja and Sea of Cortez with guests at Baja AirVentures and Las Animas Wilderness Ecolodge.
In the late 1980s, Kevin started flying surfers to Baja from San Diego for days spent on the unrivaled waves. As the word spread, his guests wanted to include their non-surfing friends in these adventures, and they wanted to have a place to stay overnight. A lease of an existing property worked for a few years, but soon Kevin wanted to own his own private destination on the beaches. He started buying land, eventually accumulating 135 acres of remote, pristine beachfront land on the Sea of Cortez.
Las Animas Wilderness Ecolodge opened in 2005, a natural extension of Baja AirVentures. They installed yurts on the beach and prepared them for their guests. Kevin’s team chose yurts because they are durable, charming, low-impact structures that would stand up to the winds off of the sea.
A vacation at Baja Airventures/Las Animas Wilderness Ecolodge is a life-changing experience. Guests arrive by plane direct from San Diego to the remote Midriff Island region of the Sea of Cortez. From there, they have a scenic one-hour boat ride past pristine bays, islands and dolphin, whale and bird-filled waters to Las Animas Ecolodge for six-day all-inclusive adventures on this remote, off-grid property. Activities can include: whale watching, bird watching, kayaking, fishing, snorkeling, nature walks, surfing, paddle boarding and health and wellness retreats. Accommodations are glamping-style with seven beach-side Colorado Yurt Company yurts equipped with solar showers, toilets, comfortable beds, covered decks and skylight roofs. The yurts are built around the spacious main lodge yurt which offers an expansive deck that serves as a central dining area, game area and communal lounge space. Gourmet meals and guided excursions complete the experience.
Customers love the yurts.
“The yurts are a delight. Private and comfortable (great beds and linens). “Roughing it” was never this much fun! We totally relaxed on our yurt’s covered deck and absorbed the ocean and mountain view. Add a bonfire on the beach every night to spectacular, star- filled skies and you’ve got one happy camper.”
“It’s rare that you feel so completely disconnected and at peace as quickly and easily as at Las Animas. After a beautiful flight in a 6-seater you arrive at sleepy Bahia de Los Angeles and get whisked away in a little boat for an hour until you arrive at your private yurt on the beach – heaven! Greeted by one of the best Margarita’s you will ever have and probably fresh ceviche or fish tacos caught earlier that day, this place is hard to beat.”
Colorado Yurt Company’s partnership with Baja AirVentures & Las Animas Wilderness Ecolodge spans almost 15 years. They originally chose us because of our price, delivery arrangements and customer service. Over the years we’ve continued to work with them to keep their yurts in top shape for their guests.
We highly recommend you live your dream of a sun-soaked beach (if just for 6 days) by reserving your vacation at Las Animas Wilderness Ecolodge & Baja AirVentures. And, remember to send us photos!