Baja California Sur destinations are growing in popularity as travelers look for places to spend time in the sun. And with good reason! This is a place where deserts meet the sky as the ocean kisses the night on a full moon. If you’ve never been, I’m here to tell you that you are missing out! I was lucky enough to visit for the first time in 2017 before we moved to Tennessee, and I completely fell in love with the area! The Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez meet at the tip of the Baja California peninsula, creating worlds that are both vastly different and yet very similar to each other. On the Pacific side, the waves are large and powerful with stronger winds. As you make your way further north along the Pacific side of the peninsula, the climate and beaches are very different than the Sea of Cortez side. In Pescadero and Todos Santos you’ll find dark, fine sand with deep blue water but on the other side, you’ll find coarser sand beaches with lighter blue hues. Los Cabos has become well known as more travelers make their way down the peninsula for their family vacations, honeymoons, and getaways. If you’re planning on visiting, here is some information about each area that will give you a better idea of how to plan your visit!
Baja California Sur Destinations You Need to ExploreWith beautiful mountains that meet the desert and a desert that meets the ocean, Baja California Sur destinations are more than a spring break parties and body shots. The Sierra de la Laguna Mountain range lies at the peninsula’s southern end. There you will find a dry forest that transitions to a pine-oak forest, unlike anything you’ve ever seen. But the natural wonder of Baja California doesn’t end there. The Sea of Cortez is known as the “Aquarium of the World,” a nickname given to the area by the famous Jacques Cousteau. Hundreds of fish and mammals have made their homes in the Sea of Cortez, staying in the shallow waters or making their way down to the San Andreas Fault’s cool bottom. Year after year, whale watchers and SCUBA divers spend time among whales, sea lions, hundreds of varieties of fish, rays, and sea turtles.
PRO TIP: January through March, you will be able to see Grey whales in the area making their yearly migration from Alaska. The whales go to the Sea of Cortez to give birth to their young in the warm shallow waters.