1 The Transpeninsular Highway

One of the world’s great road-trips, Highway 1 runs the length of Baja California for 1711km, an enchanting drive of starry nights, vast deserts and empty beaches.

2 Fish tacos

The seafood in this part of Mexico is always exceptional, but the real star is the humble fish taco, found all over Baja but best experienced in Ensenada.

3 Valle de Guadalupe

Tour the vineyards of this rapidly maturing wine area, from giants like Vinos L.A. Cetto to boutique producers such as Casa De Piedra.

4 Cave art

The wild, rugged mountains of Baja California protect some of the most spell-binding prehistoric cave art in the world, best explored with a local guide.

5 Whale watching at Laguna San Ignacio

Each winter migrating grey whales journey from the Arctic Circle to nurse their calves in the warm waters of this pristine inlet.

6 Bahía Concepcíon

Camp underneath a star-filled sky, lounge on gorgeous beaches and kayak alongside dolphins in serene aquamarine waters.

7 La Paz

All of the Baja’s best qualities: great restaurants, cheap rooms, vibrant street life and outdoor adventure opportunities.

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