Baja California Sur
Welcome to Baja California del Sur
Baja California Sur is one of the main tourist destinations in Mexico, with internationally famous beaches, charming villages and desert landscapes that blend perfectly with the coastline and the sea. The state attracts many tourists in the winter for the unsurpassed natural spectacle of whale watching.
While Los Cabos has luxurious hotels that mainly host North American tourists, the towns of Loreto and Todos Santos are more focused on culture. La Paz, the state capital, is a delightful city with a must-see boardwalk and and a short escape (approximately 30 km.) to Playa Balandra, one of the most beautiful beaches in the country.
Baja California Sur is home to two important natural sites: the El Vizcaíno Biosphere Reserve, one of the largest wildlife refuges in the world; and Cabo Pulmo National Park, a marine park at the Sea of Cortez, offering views of an amazing coral reef and rich fauna.
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The International Gray Whale Festival is an opportunity to be in direct contact with these magnificent creatures Every year, Mexico celebrates the arrival of the gray whale in the waters of Baja California between the months of December to March. They...
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Baja California Sur Information
Tourist routes to travel by car in Baja California Sur:
When you enter the territory of the state of Baja California Sur, it will be by way of the Biscay Reserve of El Vizcaíno. It is recommended to stop in the town of Guerrero Negro to appreciate the world’s largest salt making facility, before continuing to Loreto, located approximately 416 km. There you will find the Mission of Our Lady of Loreto, which was the Jesuit epicenter for the evangelization of Upper and Lower California.
Continue on your way until you reach La Paz, the capital, where you can walk along the boardwalk and relax with the surprisingly quiet life of this city. Do not forget to include in your itinerary Balandra Beach, with pristine and shallow waters, away from the noises of urban areas. Follow your way to Todos Santos to see the legendary Hotel California. Once in Los Cabos, visit the famous Cabo San Lucas Arch, which is the icon of this tourist destination.
The state of Baja California Sur is crossed from north to south by Highway 1, from the Reserve of the Biosphere El Vizcaíno to San José del Cabo, passing through Loreto and La Paz. Highway 19, on the other hand, connects the capital with Todos Santos and Cabo San Lucas.
A very important route is the 1D highway, which connects the two most important cities of Baja California tourism: San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas.
Most important cities:
According to the last National Census conducted in 2010, the most populated cities of Baja California Sur are:
La Paz, with 215,178 inhabitants.
San José del Cabo, with 69,788.
Cabo San Lucas, with 68,463.