Baja California

Baja California

Located on the eponymous peninsula, which stretches south of the U.S. border on the Pacific Ocean side, Baja California is a little corner of paradise in Mexico.

The state is known for its magnificent coastline, deserts, mountains and the Sea of Cortes, which Cousteau described as the world's aquarium for its aquatic diversity.

Once a year, you'll be able to watch the arrival of the whales that enjoy the warm waters to mate and give birth.

Popular Baja California attractions include the beaches of Cabo San Lucas, the Valle de Guadalupe wine region, the whale-watching spots of Guerrero Negro, the Vizcaino desert, and the historic town of Ensenada.

On the desert roads

Tacos and Mexican street food

As true Mexican paradise, Baja California will seduce you with the beauty of its landscapes, its wine, its gastronomy and its whales.

The state is also renowned for its cuisine, notably seafood and regional dishes such as fish tacos and ceviche (raw fish marinated in lemon). It's also the country's leading wine-growing region, with its Wine Route offering a chance to discover some of Mexico's finest wines.

Cities such as Mexcali and La Paz are largely influenced by the USA, while here there are no traces of pre-Columbian or Spanish culture. Renowned for its beaches, Baja California is a favorite destination for surfers, campers as well as celebrities.