Baja Peninsula, Mexico

04 April 2018

 

Located at the southern end of the Baja California Peninsula is a place of raw beauty where Mother Nature has merged landscapes of diverse contrast. With desert landscapes, beaches, rock formations and mountains, this is a location that is truly unique.

The perfect scene for relaxation and activities, you can scuba dive, kayak and take a boat trip to pristine, isolated beaches. One of the most iconic sites of this area is the ethereal image of the glistening sapphire waters that surround the El Arco, ’Golden Arch’ and the rock formations above. Travellers can get up close by catching a boat taxi from Cabo San Lucas.

Cabo San Lucas is a perfect mix of relaxation, with adventure sports like diving, kayaking and fishing. Chill out at the many resorts, restaurants and bars, and explore the surrounding serene bays and beaches. If you feel like a more low-key destination, head roughly 30 kilometres south to San Jose del Cabo. The town is rich in Spanish colonial architecture and has a fantastic food scene from various restaurants to brewing companies.

The area is also home to one of the best beaches in the region, Playa Palmilla, and a perfect base for scuba diving and snorkelling the Cabo Pulmo Marine Park where you will find the Sea of Cortez. A must-visit bay is Balandra, a tranquil stretch of beach and flat turquoise water that fringes the Sea of Cortez.

The Sea of Cortez and its 244 islands were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005 because it is one of the most biodiverse regions in the world. Here one can have wild encounters with turtles, seals, sea lions, dolphins, and nine different whale species including grey, humpback and orca whales who migrate from the Artic in search of warmer waters. Baja Peninsula’s second UNESCO World Heritage site is the rock art of Sierra de San Francisco, dating back over 7,000 years ago. The red-black drawings, said to be the art of the indigenous Cochimi people, depict obscure illustrations of humans and animals.

The region is a rare coastal strip of mystery and magic, giving tourists the unexpected at every turning corner with its diverse natural beauty. If you're looking for a luxurious getaway, look no further than the One&Only Palmilla. Set amongst the stunning natural geography of the Baja Peninsula alongside the Sea of Cortez, this resort affords extraordinary views of the Los Cabos landscape and beachfront access to one of the few swimmable beaches in the entire region.

The Baja Peninsula is a fantastic option for a stopover for Australian's travelling to the USA. From the relaxing beaches to the adrenaline packed adventures, the Baja Peninsula is one of Mexico’s most majestic destinations.

Interested in exploring the Baja Peninsula for yourself? Get in touch with your Travel Counsellor today to plan your perfect getaway. 

 

 

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