Baja California

Overview

Wild and beautiful, Baja California is one of the largest peninsulas on Earth. A colossal 1200km of beaches, mystical red desertscapes, deep canyons, crumbling Spanish missions and remote caves. It’s a leading ecotourism region, home to thriving marine ecosystems and some of Mexico’s premier beach resorts, while unforgettable Mexican adventure awaits on its doorstep.

Down on the coast, Baja’s golden beaches, top golf courses and upscale beach resorts have been a popular hang out for Hollywood A-listers since the 50s. The region is renowned for its spectacular marine life, where sea lions, hammerhead sharks and vibrant tropical fish thrive, particularly thriving around the Cabo Pulmo reef. The idyllic lagoons of Baja are a well-known breeding ground for whales. California grey whales, humpbacks and even blue whales are regularly spotted off the coast.

Farther inland, the sweeping desert landscape has much to explore, with natural wonders like the craggy mountains of Sierra de San Francisco, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Over 500 examples of cave art, believed to be over 7,000 years old, adorns the walls of remote mountain caverns here. Road trippin’ down the winding mountain and coastal roads is a top experience for many visitors.

After the dry heat of the desert, take in Canyon de Guadalupe, home of Baja California’s hot springs. Take a natural mud bath or swim in the deep, clear pools formed by the frothing, free-falling waterfalls. Hikers, mountain bikers and rock climbers flock to the canyon to explore the trails and sleep under the stars.

With Lightfoot Travel’s tailor-made approach, your luxury holiday to Baja California, Mexico can be flexible enough to include beaches, diving, mountain exploring, golf and everything else this rugged peninsula has to offer!