The Ranch

El Coyote Meling Ranch is remotely situated at 3,000 ft. elevation within spectacular view of the West face of the Sierra San Pedro Martir mountain range which rises to over 10,000 ft. in the state of Northern Baja California, México, 200 miles south of San Diego, California.

Wilderness lovers come from all over the globe to experience this remarkable landscape, which features a very unique geological terrain. Massive, weather worn, granite, boulders protrude from the earth in amusing and startling arrays of animal and human likenesses.

Lost in time, sparsely populated, you will find unaltered, virgin land where nature rules and reigns in all her glory. Especially

impacting is the amazing silence; one can hear the heart beat if sufficiently still and contemplative. Healing energies abound as manifested in peace, tranquility, glorious views, stunning early and evening alpine glowing colors appear upon the hills and mountains.

El Coyote Meling Ranch is your destination for a refreshing and revitalizing escape from the pressures of urban life and all the stressors that go with it. As soon as you turn onto the paved road leading to the National Park, you will begin to feel the calm and relaxing presence surround you.

The ranch offers a variety of activities to enjoy at one’s leisure such as nature walks, boulder climbs, horse back riding, bicycling, motor sports, herb walks, swimming in the pool and just plain great chilling out in remarkable comfort.

Our history

El Coyote Meling Ranch was established by Mr. Salvador Felipe Meling Johnson in 1950 as a cattle raising operation. Since then there have been four generations which continue that tradition. We raise cattle for export to México and the US. We tend to the business just as it was done 100 years ago with few exceptions. You can observe the operation first hand when you come to enjoy this unique and lost in time environment.

In the year 2000 Mrs. Jovita Zaragoza Meling, Felipe’s surviving wife, together with her children, opened the original ranch house and residence to the public as a tourist destination providing full accommodations for camping, cabin reservations and old-fashioned, home made, freshly prepared, cooked on a wood burning stove, melt in your mouth cuisine to satisfy the most demanding palette.

Our Activities

What Customers Say

  • Gracious family. Really special place. I hope to go back there again.

    Heather Dodder West
  • Es un hermoso lugar para salir de la rutina de la ciudad, muy cómodo! sobre todo que tienen unos perritos anfitriones excelentes que nos estuvieron cuidando todo el tiempo, muchas gracias esperamos volver pronto primero Dios...

    Sonia Venegas
  • Un hermoso lugar,la atencion increible,la comida riquisima. Super recomendado.

    Ximena Gomez Aviña
  • I was floored by the hospitality, accommodations and food at Rancho El Coyote Meling! We had a really good time and felt like valued guests. I have to say the food was magnificent and easily the best meals I've ever had in all of Baja. Can't wait to go back.

    Eric Hall
  • This is a very special Place. It's clean & comfy! Food is awesome. One of my favorite stops in Baja!!!

    John Hardiman