THE Beauty

of BAJA

The Baja California peninsula runs along the west coast of Mexico for an incredible 775 miles and is famous for excellent wine, pristine natural habitats, and some of the best diving in the world.

Prehistoric cave paintings, immaculate beaches, migratory whales, and tropical oases all make it onto our list of 10 beautiful spots you need to visit on the Baja California peninsula.

El Arco

Cabo’s famous Arch Dont foregt to also check out the large sea lion colony which lives here from mid november to April/May.

Lovers/divorce beach

Lover’s beach is on the sea of cortez side and has calm waters, Divorce beach is on the pacific side and encounters rougher waters. 

EL Faro Viejo

In Cabo San Lucas is a lighthouse more than 100 years old commonly known as El Faro Viejo, “The Old Lighthouse”. The designer and executor of construction of this lighthouse was the engineer Joaquín Gómez Palacios, a native of Madrid, Spain. Can be found within the Quivara golf course on the pacific side of the coastline.

Espiritu Santo

Uninhabited island, pristine sandy beaches. Access from La Paz.

Bahia Balandra

Uninhabited island, pristine sandy beaches. Access from La Paz. Bahia Balandra and it’s mushroom rock – largely considered one of the best beaches in the world can anchor of and swim, expect to find large sea turtle and ??????????

This area is also the world’s premium destination for viewing large (or in many cases truly gigantic) schools of Mobula Rays. Closely related to the Manta Ray– in fact they have recently even been reclassified as a single Genus- the Mobula ray is pelagic, in other words an open water species that feeds on the Plankton and other micro-organisms.

They are seasonal visitors that prefer moderate sea temperatures and thus generally visit Baja around the time seasonal water temperatures change in May-July and November-January. 

The largest schools in the world, sometimes exceeding 10 000 individuals, are found right here off the coast of Southern Baja and in the Sea of Cortez. They are famous for their acrobatic feats and can regularly be seen leaping from the water.

SEA OF CORTEZ

This area is also the world’s premium destination for viewing large (or in many cases truly gigantic) schools of Mobula Rays. Closely related to the Manta Ray– in fact they have recently even been reclassified as a single Genus- the Mobula ray is pelagic, in other words an open water species that feeds on the Plankton and other micro-organisms.

They are seasonal visitors that prefer moderate sea temperatures and thus generally visit Baja around the time seasonal water temperatures change in May-July and November-January. 

The largest schools in the world, sometimes exceeding 10 000 individuals, are found right here off the coast of Southern Baja and in the Sea of Cortez. They are famous for their acrobatic feats and can regularly be seen leaping from the water.

It is uncertain why the mobulas in the Sea of Cortez jump so vigorously above the water. Some of the theories include that they are trying to remove suckerfish attached to their bodies, practicing their fishing skills, playing, or simply that it has no specific purpose. The fact is they can jump up to six feet out of the water, putting on a magnificent show for those who have the opportunity to witness it.

It is uncertain why the mobulas in the Sea of Cortez jump so vigorously above the water. Some of the theories include that they are trying to remove suckerfish attached to their bodies, practicing their fishing skills, playing, or simply that it has no specific purpose. The fact is they can jump up to six feet out of the water, putting on a magnificent show for those who have the opportunity to witness it.

The bay of LA paZ

Among many other sea creatures, whale sharks are at home in the plankton-rich waters of the Sea of Cortez. From early winter until late spring, these gentle giants are most commonly found feeding in the Bay of La Paz. Take a small trip to La Paz to swim amongst the largest fish in the sea.

CABO SAN LUCAS

Sitting at the tip of the Baja Peninsula, separating the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean, the coast of Cabo San Lucas is a sanctuary for humpback and gray whales. After feeding in Alaska for more than half of the year, these majestic creatures return to the warmer waters to mate and raise their young. The whale watching season in Baja California is between mid-December and mid-April. If you’re lucky, you may even witness the special bond of a mother and her calf as they play and breach in the water.

Cabo San LUCAS

Sitting at the tip of the Baja Peninsula, separating the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean, the coast of Cabo San Lucas is a sanctuary for humpback and gray whales. After feeding in Alaska for more than half of the year, these majestic creatures return to the warmer waters to mate and raise their young. The whale watching season in Baja California is between mid-December and mid-April. If you’re lucky, you may even witness the special bond of a mother and her calf as they play and breach in the water.

Villa Valentina,
Kilómetro 31.5, Carr. Transpeninsular, Zona Hotelera, 23405 San José del Cabo, B.C.S.

Villa Valentina, Kilómetro 31.5, Carr. Transpeninsular,

Zona Hotelera, 23405 San José del Cabo, B.C.S.