Best of Baja Road Trip: A Three Week Itinerary

The road may be paved now and fuel much easier to come by than in the early days of peninsular travel, but Baja California remains a classic route for travelers who enjoy the thrill of a long road trip. All you need is ample time, a reliable vehicle, and an ability to cope with unpredictable situations.

Visiting Baja Mexico’s Bahía Magdalena

At the western edge of the Magdalena plain on the Pacific coast, a long string of barrier islands protects a series of shallow bays that fill with gray whales during calving season, from January–March. Sheltered Canal Gaviota links the two largest bays in the system, Bahía Magdalena and Bahía Almejas, to create some of the best kayaking and windsurfing conditions anywhere on the peninsula. Visitors here enjoy paddling the bay, climbing 30-foot sand dunes, bird-watching, and gray-whale encounters.

Moon Baja

Seasoned writer and Mexico enthusiast Nikki Goth Itoi knows the best way to experience Baja—from exploring Valle de Guadalupe, Baja’s wine country, to riding the waves at the region’s premiere surfing spots. Itoi offers a variety of suggested travel strategies, including Island Hopping, Around the Cape in Seven Days, and Seaside Romance. Complete with tips […]