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Baja California Peninsula

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Where Is It

The Baja Peninsula is located in the Northwestern region of Mexico and acts a divider between the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez. The Peninsula extends from Tijuana, near the United States border, to Cabo San Lucas – which is approximately 1,202 kilometers (747 miles).

The Baja Peninsula is divided into two Mexican states, Baja California Norte (North), and Baja California Sur (South). It ranges from 40 km (25 miles) at its narrowest to 320 km (200 miles) at its widest point and has approximately 3,000 km (1,900 miles) of coastline.

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Why We Like It

In addition to all the beautiful coastline, Baja is home to about 65 different islands and four main desert areas: San Felipe Desert, Central Coast Desert, Vizcaíno Desert, and the Magdalena Plain Desert.

The Baja California Peninsula is extremely mountainous, especially in the North and far South areas. These desolate mountain ranges are an inhospitable, rocky, and hot desert landscape, which makes for beautiful pictures. Some of these areas are filled with cacti and beautiful wildflowers, while others are fairly desolate.

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Who Visits

The majority of tourists tend to spend their time at the Southern end of the Peninsula around La Paz and the resort communities of Cabo San Lucas. These areas are more developed, have more amenities, and lower crime rates.

Every year people flock to the Baja Peninsula whether it be day trips to the Northern cities, weekenders along the central coastline, or a long family vacation at the Southern beaches. These areas are equal parts beauty and beast, so make sure you have the necessary gear and are stocked up on water when going down.

Best Beaches in Baja California Sur

Balandra Beach

Balandra Beach

Located a short 40 minute drive from La Paz, Balandra beach is arguably one of the prettiest (if not the prettiest) beaches in Baja, California Sur. 

Chileno Beach

Chileno Beach

Looking for a beach not filled with spring breakers? This is your beach. Chileno beach (Playa Chileno) has it all, minus the loud party goers.

Playa el Medano

Medano Beach

Playa el Medano (or more commonly known as Medano beach) is probably the most popular beach in Cabo San Lucas, partially due to its location.

What We Do

Not necessarily in this order, but you get the idea!

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