The narrow peninsula of Baja California extends southward from the Californian border to the town of Cabo San Lucas, stretching some 800 miles, flanked by the Sea of Cortez on the east and the surfy Pacific on the west. The region is home to cacti strewn desert landscapes, extinct volcanoes and fascinating wildlife. It's renowned for surfing, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing and whale watching.
Most visitors head to Los Cabos, with its stunning beaches, azure Pacific surf and luxury retreats and resorts that make it a playground of the Hollywood elite. However, take the empty desert road north to discover authentic Baja; from the magical town of Todos Santos with its friendly locals and rich culinary traditions; Loreto with its centuries-old Jesuit Mission and blue whale migration; to the charming town of La Paz which serves as a departure point for the Espiritu Santo Islands. Akin to the Galapagos Islands, wildlife enthusiasts shouldn't miss the opportunity to swim with giant whale sharks and playful sea lions. Visitors are rewarded with an experience so rich in authentic Mexican culture and nature, that we can't help but wonder how Baja California has remained so wonderfully unspoilt.