Introducing Baja California
Baja is the earth’s second longest peninsula – more than 1200km of the mystical, ethereal, majestic and untamed. Some people sip something special while the sun plunges into the Pacific. Some feel the rush of adrenalin as they surf that perfect wave. Others hike in awestruck wonder through sherbet-colored canyons…then sleep beneath scattered-diamond stars. Still others head for the beaches, or the all-night parties that are like spring break year-round. More people each year arrive in Baja and never get around to going home, and even they realize there’s always more to see and do here.
Don’t be afraid to hit the road: Baja’s one place where it pays to rent a car. Roads are less trafficked and you generally won’t need a 4WD, so get out and discover things for yourself. The Transpeninsular (Hwy 1) runs from Tijuana all the way to the Cabos, with stunning vistas at every turn. You’ll find the middle of nowhere is more beautiful than you ever imagined. Side roads pass through tiny villages or wind drunkenly along the sides of mountains. A condor carves circles into unblemished blue sky. Even a quick day trip will leave you breathless, wanting more.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking: the unchecked development is turning deserts into golf courses, hillsides into hotels, majestic cardón cacti into condos…and there’s little reason to think this trend will stop. It remains to be seen whether visitors to Baja in a decade will enjoy it…or think of Joni Mitchell’s immortal lyric, ‘They paved Paradise and put up a parking lot.’ Either way, come see Baja now, while it lasts.
Best places to stay in Baja California
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. Others hike in wonder through sherbet-colored canyons or rack up marine mammal sightings...
Baja California destination guides
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. Surfer Keith Malloy goes spearfishing in Baja as part of his film Grey Whale Sessions...
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