Baja California, Mexico: Travel/Tourist Information Guide
Tijuana and Ensenada
At the northwestern corner of Baja California, right at the United States border, stands Tijuana, the largest city in the region. Tourists visiting California sometimes cross the border for a one day trip in and around Tijuana, just for a little taste of Mexico. More and more tourist accommodation options are rising between Tijuana and Ensenada, the largest port in Baja California. From Ensenada there are organized whale watching tours, while one of the region’s main attractions, La Bufadora, a marine geyser is located south of the city.
Central Baja California
After traversing the Central Desert of Baja California Natural Park, the road leads into the traditional town of San Ignacio, with its well kept missionary church. South of the city is Parque Natural San Ignacio. In the central region of Baja California stand the towns of Loreto and Mulege, attracting visitors with great bird watching spots and cave paintings in the nearby mountains of Sierra de la Giganta. Fishing, kayaking and diving are very popular in this region.
Towards the southern end of Baja California Peninsula is La Paz. The city is famous for its great beaches and stunning sunsets. The Nuestra Senora de la Paz Cathedral and Museo Regional de Antropologia e Historia are definitely worth a visit. Whale watching tours are organized between December and March, and boats can be rented for a trip to Espiritu Santo Island, offering some of the best diving spots in La Paz.
The last stretches of land of the narrow end of Baja California are home to Cabo San Lucas and San Jose de Cabo. The warm weather, relaxed atmosphere and excellent sport facilities attract various tourists to this place. Deep-water fishing here is famous worldwide. Costa Azul and Acapulquite beaches are favored among surfers, while the tranquil Playa El Medano is known as a hub for numerous water sports, like skijet and catamaran sailing.