Touring Baja Part 4

Baja Desert Dune

Baja Desert Dune

Guerrero Negro

As the northernmost region of the state, Guerrero Negro is the gateway to Baja California Sur and an important eco-tourism destination because of its location within the Vizcaino Biosphere Reserve. (Don’t forget to adjust the time on your watch, as Baja Sur is one hour ahead of California and Baja Norte, or you might miss tours or transport in Guerrero Negro!!)

Nature enthusiasts can tour the wetlands that form the habitat of falcons, great egrets, sandpipers, eagles and other birds.

A curious spot in the area is the Malarrimo beach, which owes its fame to the many strange objects found here. Over the centuries, the Japan Current has dragged everything from boat engines to pieces of wrecked galleons across the Pacific, much to the delight of collectors.

However, the main attraction of the area is the gray whale sanctuary in the Ojo de Liebre Lagoon, on the Pacific Coast. The whales migrate here every year form January to March to give birth and raise their young, providing visitors with a fascinating natural spectacle. In boats that seem dwarfed by the whales, visitors can get surprisingly close to these huge mammals, and often to their calves too. The lagoon complex itself offers a spectacular setting, with dunes of fine white sand creating perfect scenery to these thrilling encounters.