Baja real estate information with homes for sale in
Los Barriles, Cabo San Lucas, Ensenada, Mexicali, Rosarito, San Felipe, Tecate, La Paz, Todos
Santos, Loreto, Guerrero Negro and San Jose del Cabo.
is best known Cabo San Lucas. The majority of Baja visitors are lured
by the popularity of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo including
the stretch of coastline that connects them, known as the Corridor.
Collectively, they are known as Los Cabos (The Capes). "The end of the
line," "the last resort," and "no man's land" are all terms used in
the past to describe remote Baja Sur (sur means "south").
San Lucas and the Corridor are an extension of Southern California,
with luxury accommodations, golf courses, shopping, franchise restaurants,
and spirited nightlife. San Jose del Cabo, however, remains rooted in
the traditions of a quaint Mexican town, though it, too, is becoming
gentrified. Thirty kilometers (18 miles) of smooth highway (the Corridor)
lie between the two Cabos. The major new resorts and residential communities,
including some of the world's finest golf courses, have been developed
along this stretch.
can seem like one of the least crowded corners of Mexico. Todos Santos,
an artistic community on the Pacific side of the coastal curve (just
north of the tip), draws travelers who find that Cabo San Lucas has
outgrown them. La Paz, capital of Baja Sur, remains an easygoing maritime
-- Among the highlights of the mid-Baja region are the East Coast towns
of Loreto, Bahía Magdalena, Mulege, and Santa Rosalía. Although they
have a much richer cultural heritage than Baja Sur's towns, the tourism
boom in the two Cabos has eclipsed them.
mid-Baja towns were the center of the 18th-century Jesuit mission movement.
Today, they attract travelers who are drawn to Baja's wild natural beauty
but find the popularity of Los Cabos a bit overwhelming. This area's
natural attractions have made it a center for sea kayaking, sportfishing,
and hiking -- including excursions to view indigenous cave paintings.
This is the area to visit if you're interested in whale-watching; many
tour companies operate out of Loreto and the smaller neighboring towns.
Norte -- Tijuana has the dubious distinction of being the most visited
and perhaps most misunderstood town in all of Mexico. New cultural and
sporting attractions, extensive shopping, and strong business growth
-- of the reputable kind -- are brightening Tijuana's image. Tranquil
Rosarito Beach has also reemerged as a resort town; it got a boost after
the movie Titanic was filmed there. Farther south on the Pacific Coast
is the lovely port town of Ensenada, also known for its surfing and
sportfishing. Tours of nearby inland vineyards (Mexico's wine country)
are growing in popularity.
weather in this land of extremes can be sizzling hot in summer and cold
and windy in winter. Though winter is often warm enough for watersports,
bring a wetsuit if you're a serious diver or snorkeler, as well as warmer
clothes for chilly weather. Though Baja's weather varies greatly by
season, it is predictable -- an important quality for the increasing
number of golfers looking for sunny skies. Rainy days are few and far
between, with most showers concentrated in September.
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