Introducing Baja California
Baja is the earth’s second-longest peninsula – over 1200km of the mystical, ethereal, majestic and untamed. Those lucky enough to make the full Tijuana to Los Cabos trip will find that the Carretera Transpeninsular (Hwy 1) offers stunning vistas at every turn. The middle of nowhere is more beautiful than you ever imagined, and people are friendly, relaxed and helpful – even in the border towns. Side roads pass through tiny villages and wind drunkenly along the sides of mountains. Condors carve circles into an unblemished blue sky. Some people simply sip drinks and watch the sun disappear into the Pacific. Some choose to feel the rush of adrenalin as they surf that perfect wave. Others walk through sherbet-colored canyons or stare up at the night’s canopy of scattered-diamond stars. Whichever way you choose to take it, you’ll discover some of Baja’s many joys.
Top 10 things to do in Cabo San Lucas
Once just a placid fishing village at the very tip of Baja California, Cabo San Lucas has blossomed into one of the world's most famous spots for celeb sightings, grand scenery, sunning and snorkeling that's unparalle...
Need to know
Parts of the state Baja California Sur (southern Baja) look like a Dr Seuss illustration: no plant more so than the funky boojum tree (cirio), which looks like a giant inverted parsnip with some yellow fluff at the top. You can’t help but smile. Cardón cacti, ocotillo, cholla and other desert marvels thrive in areas that sometimes don’t receive any rain for a decade.
On the Road in Baja
The earth's second-longest peninsula, Baja encompasses more than 700 miles of the mystical, ethereal, majestic and untamed. Some feel the rush of adrenalin as they surf that perfect wave...
Spearfishing in Baja
Whether you want to party on the beach at Cabo San Lucas, surf that perfect wave at Scorpion Bay or go spearfishing in the stunning azure waters near La Paz, mystical, untamed Baja will leave you breathless...