Todos Santos Eco Adventures – passion for natural beauty in Baja California Sur

Todos Santos Eco Adventures is a leading eco adventure company in Baja California Sur. The Baja peninsula is comprised of an amazing collection of diverse ecosystems, and they create adventures that allow visitors to explore – and help conserve – the oceans, deserts, mountains, islands, estuaries, dunes, coastlines and mangroves that support one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. Mr Hudson speaks to the owners, Bryan and Sergio Jáuregui, about the philosophy behind their business, their commitment to the health and well-being of the local environment, and the natural beauty of Baja California Sur.

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Tell us about yourself

We are a married couple, Bryan and Sergio Jáuregui, and our love story actually started on Isla Espiritu Santo at the site of Camp Cecil de la Isla when Sergio was a kayaking guide and Bryan a guest. Since our wedding we have been running our hotel in Todos Santos – Los Colibris Casitas – as well as our adventure business – Todos Santos Eco Adventures – so Camp Cecil de la Isla is the result of our passion for Espiritu Santo, our love of adventure, and the attention to detail, service and quality that has been the hallmark of both our hotel and adventure businesses all these years. This year we expanded that passion to our love of Baja California Sur’s ranchero culture and opened our new luxury tent camp, Camp Cecil de la Sierra, on the mountain ranch of a local ranching family.

Camp Cecil de la Isla

“At TOSEA we are committed to the health and well-being of the local environment”

What is the philosophy behind Todos Santos Eco Adventures?

At TOSEA our drive is to share our passion for the phenomenal natural beauty, unique culture, and extraordinary wildlife of Baja. The Baja peninsula is comprised of an amazing collection of diverse ecosystems in a relatively small area, and we create adventures that allow visitors to explore – and help conserve – the oceans, deserts, mountains, islands, estuaries, dunes, coastlines and mangroves that support one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. At TOSEA we are committed to the health and well-being of the local environment. Among other actions, we have eliminated single-use plastics in our business and procurement practices, and we’re working towards becoming carbon neutral. We are members of the Adventure Travel Conservation Fund and our nominated project, Desplastifícate Todos Santos y Pescadero, won a grant in 2018 to help eliminate single-use plastics and styrofoam in our community. But for us, the local environment covers not only the local ecosystems but the people and businesses of Baja California Sur as well. We work closely with and support local individuals and businesses including the local fishing cooperatives along the Pacific coastline, the ranchers and burreros of the Sierra La Laguna mountains, local and independent adventure professionals, and locally owned and operated art galleries, shops, restaurants, hotels, and nonprofit organizations working for the betterment of the local community.

Bryan & Sergio Jáuregui

Camp Cecil de la Sierra | Photo: Keenan Shoal

Part of our philosophy is to provide superior customer service and safety for all of our guests. All TOSEA guides are certified Wilderness First Responders, have NOM-9 certification for naturalist guides from the local environmental protection agency, are Leave No Trace certified by NOLS, and are highly trained in open water kayak rescue and aquatic safety. They are also great naturalists and storytellers.

We are proud sponsors of the Todos Santos Music Festival, the GastroVino Festival, the Todos Santos Film Festival, as well as local boxing, cycling, soccer and baseball clubs. Our award-winning trips have been featured in leading publications including National Geographic and  Condé Nast Traveler.

Camp Cecil de la Isla

Photo: Colin Ruggiero

“We set up the business to support and reflect the life we wanted together”

Why did you found the business?

Todos Santos Eco Adventures is the natural expression/culmination of Sergio’s guiding skills and deep knowledge of local flora, fauna and history, combined with Bryan’s business background and love of adventure travel. We set up the business to support and reflect the life we wanted together which featured deep community involvement, a lot of free time for our own personal adventure travel (the low season), and sustainably sharing and helping to protect the remarkable natural beauty of Baja California Sur.

Photo: Colin Ruggiero

What are some of the most popular experiences you provide?

Camp Cecil de la Isla is extremely popular, and while on the island one of the most popular adventures is swimming with the sea lion puppies at the permanent sea lion colony of Los Islotes. The sea lion puppies are so playful and it is such a joyful experience! Swimming with whale sharks in the Bay of La Paz is also extremely popular. People also really love hiking and birding in the Sierra La Laguna Biosphere Reserve. The area was part of an island 10 million years ago and the isolation means that the area has an extremely high rate of endemism among the flora and fauna, i.e., we find species there that exist no other place on the earth. It’s very exciting.

Photo: Keenan Shoal

Photo: Keenan Shoal

“Our excellent guides make sure that guests can enjoy all the different adventures that they want, including sea kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, hiking, and birding”

We love your Camp Cecil luxury tent camps - what makes them special?

Isla Espiritu Santo really does all the heavy lifting for guests at Camp Cecil de la Isla. It is a stunningly beautiful, deserted desert island right in the Sea of Cortez – one of the best marine wildlife viewing destinations in the world. It has no permanent structures so it remains wild and natural. We just make it so that guests who might otherwise avoid spending a few nights in such a remote environment have the comfort of real beds, lovely linens and chef-prepared foods to make them comfortable and enhance their experience. Our excellent guides make sure that guests can enjoy all the different adventures that they want, including sea kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, hiking, and birding. There’s really something for everyone – including hanging out at the camp and catching up on your vacation reading!

Photo: Colin Ruggiero

“Responsible ecotourism providers are helping travellers connect with remote natural locations in low-impact”

How has eco travel evolved over the last decade or so?


We are seeing more and more people who are really craving a connection with nature, but who don’t necessarily have the time or experience to put together a trip on their own. Responsible ecotourism providers are helping these travellers connect with remote natural locations in low-impact, responsible ways that encourage and inspire conservation by building an understanding of each person’s deep connection to and responsibility for the environment. It is an exciting and rewarding trend.

Doña Angela | Photo: Steve Ruskay

Photo: Keenan Shoal

How do you keep up with changing customer expectations?

Our customers are often the root of our greatest inspirations and we learn so much from their experiences as well as our own during our own travels. If there are ideas they have that we really feel will enhance the customer experience and that fit within our operational framework (and budget!) we try to implement.

What are some of your favourite places in Baja California Sur that people need to know about?

Mexico is one of only 12 countries in the world that is considered “mega-diverse” meaning that it has 60% to 70% of the biodiversity of the planet. Baja California Sur is the Mexican state with the most coastline, the lowest population and the highest biodiversity, which means that it is an amazing place to connect with nature. In one vacation you can interact with gray whale mothers and babies in the lagoons of Magdalena Bay, swim with whale sharks in the Bay of La Paz, play tag with sea lion puppies at the permanent sea lion colony of Los Islotes, check out the dance moves of the Blue-footed Boobies at the rookery on La Gaviota, paddle board with 5 of the world’s 7 turtle species and/or release turtle hatchlings into the sea, and observe any number of the 430 bird species that have been spotted in Baja California Sur, including 6 endemic species.

Photo: Georg Wolf

Any recommendations for our readers?

When many people think of Baja they think of the all-inclusive resorts of Cabo, but no more than 45 minutes away there is a rich world of roadless ranches, desert waterfalls, volcanic islands, and magnificent wild beings of land, air and sea. With our boutique hotel and our luxury tent camps, these amazing experiences in the seas and sierras of Baja California Sur can now be explored in comfort and style.

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