Central Baja

This area is quite big as the peninsula is 1000 miles long. But this is just an overview of the area. I consider this to be starting at el Rosario and going to Mulegé. On the Mexico 1 you drive from the Pacific coast to the Sea of Cortez, a big, mostly unknown area.

Here are some spots that you should know about and think about checking out.

La Bahia de los Angeles (Bay of the Angels), on the Sea of Cortez is a bay which Jacques Cousteau once described as “the world’s aquarium” it is not on the main road, about 60 km (37 miles) but worth the drive. It is known for its fishing and water activities in the spring and fall (the summer is very hot and winter is quite chilly).

Morning walk at the Bahia de los Angeles
Morning walk at the Bahia de los Angeles

 

The next big spot going south is Guerrero Negro (Black Warrior) which is known for its great whale watching as these animals head south for the winter as well as having one of the biggest salt mines in the world. It’s a peaceful fishing village located on the 28th parallel and the first town of Baja California Sur.

(I currently do not have a picture but will post one as soon as I can)

Next main stop on the road is San Ignacio, one of the peninsula’s earliest towns. The San Ignacio Mission is a must see as are the whales and the world famous cave paintings located around the area. It’s a peaceful little village with a nice plaza. It has a nice old-town feel to it.

Afternoon wandering around San Ignacio
Afternoon wandering around San Ignacio

 

Further south you run into Mulegé, another town with an impressive mission. But more impressive are the beaches further south. The Bahia de Concepcion (Conception Bay) is a warm, peaceful place to hang out for the day or camp (not in the summer, too hot, or winter, too cold and windy), but it’s beautiful any time of year.

Sailboat rests on a windless day in Conception Bay
Sailboat rests on a windless day in Conception Bay

 

Further south is what I consider Southern Baja. Please click on the tab to learn more about the area.

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