Touring Baja Part 1

The Baja California Peninsula, or Lower California, extends some 775 miles (1250 km) from Tijuana in the north to Cabo San Lucas in the south, separating the Pacific Ocean from the Gulf of California.

Our area, where the Inn at Rincon is at is somewhat central in the Baja by the Sea of Cortez.  Right where you’ll find great fishing and Kite surfing.

Desert, sea, and mountains converge in the peninsula to create an extraordinary natural mosaic, a landscape you will not be able to find anywhere else in the world.

One of the best ways to discover Baja is with your own vehicle, we provide transportaito to and from the airport, or you can arrange your own transportation, even by bus, since there are no trains, and the only transport route is the long highway running down the whole peninsula from Tijuana to Cabo San Lucas (Carretera Peninsular). There are flights connecting Tijuana to Loreto, La Paz and Los Cabos, which is the airport you would be arriving at during your stay at the Inn at Rincon, and a few small airports along the peninsula with private charter flights depending on what you plan to do when staying in Baja.

If you do not feel like driving the whole length of Baja twice (we are talking about 1,600 miles, after all, then a good idea would be renting a car for your north-south journey, and then taking a fight back to Tijuana from Loreto or La Paz, or a ferry from Santa Rosalia or La Paz to the northwestern Mexican coast. If time is not your problem, the bus option is recommended where you can plan your stops in advance.

Baja California is a very popular holiday destination for North Americans living on the west coast, although most tourists concentrate in the areas around Ensenada (just past the border south of Tijuana), and in the Los Cabos region, at the very south end of the peninsula. Here you can find modern tourist facilities which — according to Baja California official visitor’s guide — “have been designed to conform to the environment”. Most of these facilities however, resulted in creating massive tourist resorts which eventually marred the natural environment, and these areas have been attracting even more investors with tourist development plans which lack strategic long-term thinking and environmental policies.

However, the Baja peninsula offers significant eco-tourism attractions: the region’s clear and tranquil waters, its lagoons and wetlands, marine reserves and desert landscape framed by the Sea of Cortez (defined as “The World’s Aquarium” by Jacques Cousteau) are only some of its marvelous natural beauties.