Nuevo Mazatlan, Baja California N30°43.30' W114°42.27' (NAD27)

Nuevo Mazatlan was originally known as Agua de Chale, named after a well and 'Charley the China Man', from almost 100 years ago. Some maps still show the name as Agua de Chale even though the name was changed about 35 years ago. Developed into a beautiful campground by Luis Castellanos Moreno who planted rows of tamarisk (salt cedar/ pino salado) trees to offer unique shaded camping.
Located 1/2 mile off Mex. Hwy. 5, about 26 miles south of San Felipe, at Km. 32. Limited services include flush toilets, cold showers, water bibs (non-potable). Restaurants, stores, and a doctor are 2 miles south at Ejido Delicias (Km. 35).

'Forest' camping is rare in the desert!

Some trees are right on the edge of the beach, the others just behind. There is room for several dozen campers.

Nuevo Mazatlan's beach is all sand on the Sea of Cortez. The above three photos from Burk and Linda Quintrell of British Columbia. Thank you! Our Matomi 2004 group base camp was here in Feb. '04: Some vintage photos of mine starting from 1967 begin on next page....

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