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...
Places in Baja California
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.
Tijuana, Mexicali and Tecate form the northern border of an area known as La Frontera (not the border line itself), which extends as far south as San Quintín on the west and San Felipe on the east. Increasingly, the Ruta del Vino (between Ensenada and Tecate) is gaining Napa Valley–like fame for its boutique, award-winning wines.
Tijuana has a bad reputation that it only partly deserves. High-profile murders have made headlines but they are products of the drug trade or retaliations against law officers. Tourists are rarely targets, and if you’re not looking for trouble (ie drugs or the red-light district) you’ll probably enjoy the place.
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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...
Striking it rich in Mexico: the Age of Silver in the Northern Central Highlands
The fabled silver mining cities of central Mexico are a great place to dig into some significant (if not always so glittery) periods of Mexican history...
Wonderfully weird Mexico City: the Distrito Federal’s most bizarre sights
Just when you think things can’t get any stranger in Mexico City, they usually do. In fact, the sprawling capital offers so many unusual sights that you can plan a whole trip around visiting oddball places...