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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.

Baja 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").

Cabo 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.

Baja 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 port.

Mid-Baja -- 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.

These 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.

Baja 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.

The 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.

Mexico offers attractive real estate investment opportunities and retirement in Mexico can be a wonderful option.