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AquaCulture Outfitters

AquaCulture Outfitters

East Cape, Baja Mexico

Rancho Leonero

Rancho Leonero, located on the East Cape of Baja, may as well be renamed Rancho Relaxo. It is one of the finest fishing resorts in Baja California with a nice fleet of sport fishers and guides that will leave everyone satisfied. Don't feel like cruising the inshore or offshore waters? Rancho Leonero is excellent for those looking for the perfect DIY fishing destination. Easily paired with an ATV, you can cruise the shoreline looking for the elusive and beautiful rooster fish or going toe to fin with some giant bruiser jacks. When you book your trip, all your food is included. If you are heading out for an excursion, the kitchen will prepare your lunch to take with you on the boat or from shore. With only 34 rooms at the resort, you will never feel over crowded or locked in.

Always looking for that compromise with fishing and your family? Look no further. With the ocean front pool, an incredible ocean reef for snorkeling or the various kayaks and boards on the beach - you can easily slip away for a few minutes to a full day without being noticed by your family. Excursions to the nearby villages or tourist destinations can be arranged ahead of time so that you don't need to worry when you get there. Scored a boat load of fish but only booked one day? No problem. A mere notification at dinner to the fishing coordinator at the resort will get you setup with no fuss. All of these conveniences, yet affordable and won't break the bank.

Quick Information

  • 34 Air Conditioned Rooms or Bungalows
  • Patio area for each room
  • Swimming Pool
  • Two miles of private beach
  • WiFi
  • Equipment Rentals
  • Fully Stocked Bar & Grill
  • Safe drinking water
  • 24 hr gated surveillance
  • Free Ice Machine
  • Offsite fish smoking and freeze packing service
  • Spa Treatment & Massage


  • Surf Fishing
  • In-Shore
  • Off Shore
  • Kayak / Paddleboard /
  • Guided Fly Fishing


There are four types of rooms available: Ocean View Bungalows, Garden View Bungalows, Deluxe & Standard Rooms. All of the rooms come with 2 queen size beds & an attached restroom. Bungalow units feature a private patio that is awesome to relax in at the end of the night or just between fishing and snorkeling sessions.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included for each guest staying at Rancho Leonero. Please visit the individual unit you are looking for to get a better idea of the cost.


Take a look inside the 4 main styles of rooms available. There are additional layout options for the deluxe rooms.

Best Season

The best time of year to visit the ranch depends on your objectives. Generally, the HOTTER it is, the better the fishing. In late spring, the weather is very nice; however, the winds can pick up and water clarity can be an issue and the fishing is hit or miss. The general season is from April through October. If you want a chance to see or release hundreds of baby turtles, your best shot is in October. Generally speaking there is fish year round; however, the pelagic fish are abundant when its hot.

Gear & Equipment

You will receive a comprehensive travelers guide when you book your trip that will include detailed information regarding gear selection. With advanced notice, we can provide gear for you. Here are some items we suggest:

6 - 14 wt, 9' fast action fly rods.
Matching sized disc drag reel with WF Floating and Intermediate fly lines.
It is difficult to obtain good flies in Baja. Depending on what you are targeting, I would suggest picking it up ahead of time. See our trip guide for specifics.
2 Pairs of polarized sunglasses.
Waterproof Boat bag or pack
Waterproof Camera
Light, synthetic flowing clothes that dry quickly.
A neck wrap or "BUFF". The Baja sun is relentless. Don't waste time on the water because of sunburn!
Sunscreen. While sunscreen is usually a must, we tend to wear clothes with an SPF rating that helps us stay cool, and unburned.

AquaCulture outfitters can supply you with any gear you may need to have an incredible worry free vacation. We offer Yeti / Hydroflask hard and soft coolers, rod and reel packages, fly selections, and much more. Please contact us for additional information.

Trip Costs

Unless offered as a package, there are so many options to chose from. From super pangas, to cruisers to ATVs and side x sides, we can customize your perfect trip. For more questions on specifics, contact us today for a quote. Below are some additional specifics that are usually considered "extra" costs.

Bottled Water - $1.50
Soda - $1.50
Lemonades - $2.00
Bottled beer - $2.50
Non Alcohol - Pina Colada & Daiquiris - $3.00
Baja Brewery Bottle - $3.50
Baja Brewery Draft - $6
Draft Beer - $6
Cocktails - $5 (High end Alcohol +$1.00)

Kayaks / SUP - $10 an hour or $40/day
Snorkel Gear - $10/day
Fishing Rods (for beach fishing) - $10/day

Prices subject to change without notice. Contact front desk at resort for more information
  •  Outdoor Walkway to rooms

    Outdoor Walkway to rooms

  •  Restroom


  •  Two Queen Beds

    Two Queen Beds

  •  Oversized Chair & Dresser

    Oversized Chair & Dresser

  •  Back Door & Windows to patio

    Back Door & Windows to patio

  •  Patio w/ Ocean View

    Patio w/ Ocean View