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Baja California Holidays: An Overview

The Baja Peninsula, high on Mexico's north-western tip and just south of San Diego and Los Angeles, is separated from the Mexican mainland by more than the Sea of Cortez.

Due to its proximity to the United States, it is an extremely popular luxury holiday destination for North Americans, and has absorbed a large cultural influence accordingly. In addition, the landscape, flora and fauna are very different from most parts of the mainland.

One of Baja's main luxury holiday draws is its beautiful landscapes where the desert meets the sea, and the accompanying climate, which delivers near-constant sunshine, low humidity and sea breezes that keep the temperature from getting too hot. This provides ideal conditions for all kinds of onshore and aquatic activities.

We recommend Baja's southern state, where diverse holiday options are available; from luxurious coastal hotels in the upmarket Los Cabos region at the southernmost tip, to more adventurous sea kayaking and camping itineraries. A combination of the two works well.

Luxury resorts pepper the beautiful desert landscape around San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, and if you can tear yourself away from the pampering in your hotel, sporting activities inland include horse riding, tennis or a round at one of the championship golf courses. Other options include desert excursions and hiking or mountain biking in the Sierra de la Laguna mountain range.

Between the large waves of the Pacific Coast (ideal for surfing but not so good for swimming) and the protected waters of the Sea of Cortez, where sea kayaking is very popular, there is plenty to keep you busy.

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A Note on Price

A cheeky week-long beach holiday can cost from around £2000 per person including flights, whereas an adventurous (and luxurious!) journey around the best bits of Mexico might cost more like £6000 or upwards.