Baja town to spend a couple weeks with a kid?
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Oct 2, 2012 12:24 PM Last Post By: Kayakerman
Sep 25, 2012 10:32 PM
Baja town to spend a couple weeks with a kid?Hi everyone,
My husband and toddler and I are looking for a decent sized town (wifi, good eats, some nice shops, yoga classes) with some surf (we are beginners so no need to be epic waves) in Baja to spend a few weeks (2 or 3). We want to rent a place and stay put for the entire time, so there has to be enough stuff to do while at the same time not being too touristy. (For comparison, Sayulita is perfect but Puerto Vallarta too touristy.) Bonus if there is stuff to do for toddlers, and if its not ridiculously expensive. Street vendors a must!
Thanks in advance.
Sep 25, 2012 10:38 PM
Sep 26, 2012 6:20 AM
Sep 26, 2012 6:26 AM
Sep 27, 2012 9:50 PM
Sep 29, 2012 2:11 PM
5Todos Santos has become an artsy-fartsy tourist town filled mostly by mediocre ex-pat American "artists" and holistic B & Bs. The water is cold virtually year round. For "water sports" stay on the Gulf side of the peninsula. And I STRONGLY prefer San Jose del Cabo to Cabo San Lucas. San Jose is an actual, old town that has a "there" there.
I'm not sure you realize how few towns there are on the entire Baja peninsula. And seriously, "yoga classes"?! I'd recommend San Jose or La Paz. La Paz is actually on the water while San Jose (the old town) is a couple of miles from the beaches. Cabo San Jucas, with all its urban horrors (and tourists) is on the water, but the marina/beach area is luxurious but fake and expensive.
Sep 29, 2012 5:38 PM
Oct 2, 2012 12:24 PM
7Todos Santos is pretty, but pretty sleepy too. The beaches I saw looked pretty deserted and not too good for surf beginners.
Went to TS driving up the highway from Los Cabos (an over-developed dump) on the way to La Paz last December. And I can thoroughly recommend La Paz. Lots to do in and around the town and don't miss two of the things that make it special (I am sure there's more - but that's for you to discover:)
Trip (kayak) to Isla Ispiritu Santo.
Rancho Viejo restaurant.
Wish I was there now.....
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