Southern Baja attractions

Top Choice Park in Loreto

Parque Marine Nacional Bahía de Loreto

This park makes Loreto a world-class destination for all types of outdoor activities; a number of outfitters offer everything from kayaking and diving to stand-up paddleboarding and snorkeling along the reefs around…
Top Choice Lagoon in Southern Baja

Laguna San Ignacio

Along with Laguna Ojo de Liebre and Bahía Magdalena, Laguna San Ignacio is one of the Pacific coast’s major winter whale-watching sites. The Mexican government has thankfully granted an unprecedented level of protec…
Top Choice Landmark in Cabo San Lucas

Land’s End

Land’s End is the most impressive attraction in Cabo. Hop on a panga (skiff), kayak or stand-up paddleboard SUP) and head to El Arco (the Arch), a jagged natural feature that partially fills with the tide. Pelicans,…
Top Choice Island in La Paz

Espíritu Santo

A treasure trove of shallow azure inlets and sorbet-pink cliffs, Espíritu Santo is one of La Paz’s gems. It’s part of a Unesco World Heritage site comprising 244 Sea of Cortez islands and coastal areas, and is a wor…
Top Choice Beach in Mulegé

Bahía Concepción

One of the most stunningly beautiful stretches of coast in Baja with blue-green waters, white sandy coves and comparably less construction. Great for kayaking.
Top Choice Museum in La Paz

Museo de la Ballena

This recently remodeled museum comprises five exhibition spaces with models, audiovisual displays and multilingual explanations concerning the gray whales that live and breed in the local waters. A soundtrack of wha…
Top Choice Church in Santa Rosalía

Iglesia Santa Bárbara

Designed and erected for Paris’ 1889 World’s Fair, then disassembled and stored in Brussels for shipping to West Africa, Gustave Eiffel’s (yes, of Eiffel Tower fame) prefabricated Iglesia Santa Bárbara was, instead,…
Archaeological Site in Sierra de San Francisco

Cueva del Ratón

Named for an image of what inhabitants once thought was a rat (or mouse) but is more likely a deer, this is the most easily accessible cave in the Sierra de San Francisco.
Canyon in Mulegé

Cañon La Trinidad

Trinity Canyon is great for bird-watchers, with the chance to see vermilion flycatchers, gila woodpeckers and a host of raptors and buteos. The narrow, sherbet-colored canyon walls and shimmering pools of water are …
Church in San Ignacio

Misión San Ignacio de Kadakaamán

With lava-block walls nearly 1.2m (4ft) thick, the former Jesuit Misión San Ignacio de Kadakaamán stands directly across from San Ignacio's small plaza and is flanked by a grove of citrus trees. Occupying the site o…