The Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez bathe the coasts of this state that is full of flavor and natural wonders
Few places in the world contain as much natural and cultural beauty as this state, which is located in a desert area with jagged mountains on the Baja California Peninsula, the strip of land that separates the Pacific Ocean from the Sea of Cortez.
Intense tourist, cultural and commercial activity characterize this area, which also boasts beautiful beaches that are home to exceptional natural spectacles, such as the arrival of gray whales and white sharks to its intense blue shores. There are also natural reserves along the coast, in the mountains and in the desert that host a wide variety of unique species.
Beyond enjoying the waves and sand in this area dedicated to luxury, adventure and tranquility, visitors can get to know the state’s five different municipalities. These distinct regions rival each other in terms of their varied gastronomical specialties, their production of Mexican wine and beer, their adventurous activities set in breathtaking landscapes – such as mountain biking and surfing – and their famous missions. The state is home to over 18 Jesuit, Franciscan and Dominican missions that were erected for evangelizing local inhabitants during the colonial era.
The state’s capital, Mexicali, and the city of Tijuana, are both located on the northern border of the country. Thanks to this unique location, they have become favorite spots for many who seek places to go shopping after a long day in the sun.
The municipalities of Ensenada, Tecate and Rosarito are entryways to all different sorts of fun. Here, in addition to exploring establishments of deeply rooted tradition, visitors can enjoy themselves on the beaches, in the mountains or in the dunes, whether for extreme sports, bird watching, checking out architecture or traveling by train.
In addition to all of this, those visitors looking for a different sort of entertainment can visit the caverns and rocks that house the ancient cave paintings and murals made the region’s earliest inhabitants.
Thanks to this great diversity located in a relatively small area, Baja California has become home to some of the most luxurious hotels and resorts. These establishments satisfy the most demanding of tourists, offering them exquisite golf courses and the opportunity to view some of the world’s most rare animal species.
The region’s traditions and hospitality will please all sorts of visitors; they are among the many reasons for you to become acquainted with the cultural heritage found in the Baja California Peninsula.
Climate: Mediterranean to dry
Average Temperature: 73° F/ 23° C
Location: Baja California PeninsulaArea: 44,600 sq. mi/71,777 km2