We did our best to capture the EPIC experience of our recent 2 week adventure down the Baja coastline into a 3 minute video. There was so much of this rich experience that we had to leave out.
We’ve traveled to various parts of Mexico over the years and never cease to be amazed at the unique beauty and potential of this destination. After all these years visiting many parts of Mexico, we’re always finding amazing new places to explore.
From our base in San Felipe, it took us about 8 hours to get to Mulege. There are various destinations you can stop at along the way, to break up the ride, if you’re not comfortable with such a long drive. Some of those places include; Gonzaga Bay, Bay of LA, Guerrero Negro or San Ignacio Lagoon. Some of these places offer beach camping, if you’re planning on boondocking and even traditional hotel rooms and bungalows on the beach.
We prefer to camp on the beach and travel with our rig at one of the amazing beaches of Bahia Concepcion, Mulege. There are very primitive and remote beaches and islands you can stay at, but they have very limited facilities. The town of Mulege has a few accommodation options, restaurants and a brewery with WIFI connection. There are also campgrounds with bathrooms and showers in town.
From Mulege, Loreto is the next town south and only an hour drive. It’s a very well developed town with a large expat community and resort style accommodations.
The drive from Loreto to La Paz is just under 5 hours. La Paz is a bustling city with a lot of Mexican character and charm. It is the capital of Baja California Sur, with a thriving art scene and many beach attractions such as; Playa Balandra and Isla Espiritu Santo. The seafront Malecón promenade has many restaurants, parks and art installations.
Another 3 hours south and you’re in the diving mecca of Cabo Pulmo national park. A portion of the road is dirt once you get off the HWY 1, but very well traveled and possible without a 4x4.
This cute diving town is very vibrant and thriving. There are a handful of eateries and mostly diving centers. Despite being one of the most popular diving destinations world-wide, it still has a lot of small town charm and character.
You’ll lose yourself for hours snorkeling from the shore and enjoying the coral reefs and rich marine life. You don’t have to be a diver to enjoy this natural aquarium and much can be explored right from the shore. We stayed at Playa Arbolito for a few nights of camping before heading down to Cabo San Lucas. We spent most of that time snorkeling from the shore and enjoying the rich variety of marine life and coral reef.
We highly recommend this experience and visiting Cabo Pulmo, if you haven’t done so already.
From Cabo Pulmo to the tip of Baja is a mere 2 hours south. Cabo San Lucas is a popular resort city with beautiful white sand beaches, water-based activities and a vibrant nightlife.
It’s a very popular beach destination as the point where the Sea of Cortez and Pacific Ocean meet. Flights into Cabo San Lucas out of Tijuana are very inexpensive and it continues to be a very popular beach destination internationally.
The entire journey from San Felipe to Cabo San Lucas and back was about 1,600 miles and took us 2 weeks. The drive is mostly a beautiful open road and very safe to travel on. We recommend that you only travel by day. HWY 5 from San Felipe that connects to the transpeninsular Mexico HWY 1 is completely paved and very well maintained. This has made the destination so much more accessible.
We have such a deep passion for Baja and our beloved Mexico lindo.
We hope this little presentation encourages you to visit Baja and that you’ve learned a little something new about this amazing country.
Let us host you at our Hacienda in San Felipe and tell you more about our adventures in Baja.