This Summer’s Must-Dos in Baja California

July 18th, 2019

Between the dreamy beaches, exciting hikes, and wild nightlife, it’s easy to get lost in Baja California. The region has something for everyone, whether you’re traveling alone, with friends, or with the entire family.

Below, you’ll find just a few suggestions to get you started while you plan your next trip.

Watch the Spectacle of La Bufadora

La Bufadora Spectacle

La Bufadora or “The Snorter,” as you would call it in English, is found just 20 miles south of Ensenada. You can easily plan a half-day trip to see this Baja gem, especially since the twisty road that takes you there is full of gorgeous seaside and country views.

But what exactly is the Snorter and why is it worth seeing? La Bufadora is actually a natural geyser of tremendous proportions and the second largest blowhole across the entirety of America. Sitting on an 80ft tall observation deck, you can see this massive geyser sprout every minute or so – sometimes even as high as 100ft – for a truly stunning display. As you marvel at the majestic sight, you can also listen to the locals’ story about La Bufadora, all while taking in the view over the Punta Banda peninsula.

Swim in the Sea of Cortez

sea of Cortez

Found just between Baja and mainland Mexico, the Sea of Cortez (or the Gulf of California) hosts no less than 800 different marine species and is, as such, one of the most diverse environments on Earth. Not only can you enjoy the seaside here, but you can also rent the appropriate equipment for snorkeling and scuba diving to take a closer look at the region’s marine life.

Otherwise, if you make it here around the winter season, you can go on a whale-watching trip and/or boat tour for some spectacular sights of humpback whales making their way to the Arctic. You’ll also likely catch a glimpse of dolphins and sea lions undergoing the same journey and you can even do some kayaking to boot.

Go on an ATV and Wine Tour

ATV wine tasting tour with LetsATV

The climate in Baja California is perfect for vineyards and olive groves, both of which you’ll find across the entire countryside within the region. So why not try something different for your wine tour this year? LetsATV organize 1-day tours to Guadalupe Valle that let you enjoy an exciting dirt bike or ATV adventure in addition to award-winning wine.

Alternatively, you can book shorter, half-day tours to enjoy the gorgeous countryside like a veritable outback ranger or take an extensive two-day tour into the mountains to trek some hidden roads. Either of these dirt bike or ATV adventures in Baja will give you the opportunity to explore the region like few tourists do.

Spend a Few Days in the Mountains

Parque Nacional Sierra San Pedro Mártir

The Parque Nacional Sierra San Pedro Mártir is a wild reservation in Baja California where you can spend several fantastic days hiking through trails and sleeping under the stars. Picacho del Diablo, the highest peak in the region, offers some marvelous sights and some much-needed clean air.

As you enjoy your break from city life, why not pay a visit to the National Observatory? Three deep-space telescopes are put at your disposal so that you can get a close-up of the stars you otherwise admire from afar during the clear nights. Accommodation-wise, you can bring your own camping equipment, rent a room at a cattle ranch nearby, or book a rustic cabin at the ranger station.

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