Baja California

A two hour flight from Mexico City takes you to the centre of Mexico’s whale-watching hotspot.

This arid peninsular is over a 1,000km long but only 80km wide. The Pacific is to the west and the Sea of Cortés lies to the east.

The region is rich in marine life. Turtles, dolphins and several species of whale including: the humpback, blue and the grey which migrate from Alaska to breed in what are now protected waters. The best time for seeing whales is between January and April.

There are a number of towns worth visiting in the region which is best done by hiring a car and heading out on your own road trip. La Paz is a little gem with its preserved colonial architecture and coastal views. Todos Santos is bohemian with art galleries and little cafes. Loreto, located on the Sea of Cortés is perfect for diving and snorkelling expeditions.

A host of adventure sports can be practised on the peninsula. At the far south lies the exclusive beach resort of Los Cabos where our local guides can take you hiking, mountain biking, sea kayaking, surfing and whale watching as well as having secluded beaches for lazy days.

A whale watchers paradise

When to go: January to April

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