Cliffy- Mulege & Loreto are a fabulous "destino" for winter camping. The real social scene in Mulege for winter campers and the best hookups are to be had in the Oasis Rio Baja park, just east of the Orchard and west of Jungle Jim's. Next best is Cuesta Real which is on the same stretch of the south side of the Mulege "River." I quotate the "River" as it is really a salt water estuary where you can watch the osprey dive for their dinner. I have a covered spot in Oasis w/true 30/50A hookup I'm not using- if you are interested PM me.
While in Mulege, make a point to sample the carnitas at Asadero Danny in town (ask anybody for directions) on Saturday; best meal in town period; you'll have to get there before 11:00 or they will be sold out. If you want to go fishing let me know & I'll hook you up w/a good guide. Shop at Saul's grocery store in Mulege (known to locals as Tienda Davis or Mini-Super Davis) & Alba's on the square in town. Also try Scotty's restaurant aka El Candil, and Equipales. Wander around Mulege on foot & you'll find everything pretty quick.
Loreto is a beautiful, "old Mexico" town. English is spoken here & there, especially in the touristy spots near the Mision & the harbor. Otherwise is Spanish only. But this is real Mexico, not some gringo Disneyland, and very worth your time. In Loreto I stay at a small park in town a few blocks from the beach called (IIRC) Rivera. Its flat, gravelled sites, 15A only, and good water so they say. Head into town on the main street Salvatierra iirc, and you'll come to a traffic circle w/a large tire dealership; circle in front of the tire place then immediate right; straight for ~8-10 blocks & park. Ask directions, local pronunciation = "trailer park Ree-bear-ah"
For water generally in MX, find an Agua Purificada station where you can pull next to the joint & stretch your hose to fill the tank; these places are accustomed to filling large tanks in the back of pickups & you'll find them in many places. In Mulege there is one by the river below the south end of the main hwy bridge, easy to see when crossing the bridge & there is a paved road right to it. I generally don't trust any but the A.P. water stations which provide RO water, & I use an RO system to fill my tank. The one in Mulege is excellent, jorge Yee takes care to keep his RO system operating professionally.
Get the AAA Baja map, its been the best since at least the '60's, and for sure get the AAA Baja book for road info for a 1st timer trip down Mex1. Cross south at Tijuana or Tecate, cross coming back north only at Tecate. Check www.vagabundos.com
in their "Ship's Store" for a full set of books. They also have insurance, etc. and a great newsletter.