BAJA MEXICO PAGE
"The very air here is
miraculous, and outlines
of reality change with the moment."
The Log from the Sea of Cortez.
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Whatever attracts you to Baja, whether it be fishing, surfing, seafood,
desert flora, cave paintings, Spanish Missions, whales, or the ever shining
sun, you will not be disappointed. Mexico's forgotten peninsula, has been
surely rediscovered, yet much of it remains a true frontier bringing millions
of visitors per year.
One of the most incredible sights to be had in Baja California, happens
between the months of January and April. This is the time when the Gray
Whales of the world converge in either Baja California Sur, Laguana Ojo de
Liebre, or Guerrero Negro. These magnificent mammals can be easily spotted
from the shore or the sea. For around $20 American Dollars you can rent a
boat and see the whales up close. This site attracts thousands of tourists,
scientists, and whale lovers alike each year.
Baja California's major attractions start at
trekking in the Sierra De San Pedro Martir to scuba diving off Cabo Pulmo.
All of Baja's recreation can be enjoyed at a very low cost and if you get
lucky no cost at all.
For you fishermen out there Baja Mexico has the reputation of some of the
best sport fishing anywhere. Fish are biting somewhere in Baja year round,
whether Marlin, Halibut, Sea Bass, Albacore, Snapper, Shark, Sailfish, or
Yellowtail, no one place in the world offers such a large variety of fish in
one area. In the Sea of Cortez alone, over 800 varieties of fish have been
USEFUL INFORMATION FOR MEXICO!
- Holidays, Festivals,
- January New year's day
/ Jan Dia De Los Santos Reyes.
- February Constitution
day, 5 February
- March - Spring break :
not a Mexican holiday at all this a
annual ritual for American college students who venture to
Rosarito, Ensenada, San Felipe, and Los Cabos.
- April - Semana Santa :
" Holy Week " or Easter week. Besides Christmas this is the
second most important holiday. Semana Santa customs is breaking
Cascarones, colored eggs stuffed with confetti over the heads of friends
- May - Cinco De Mayo :
Held on 5 may this festival commemorates the defeat of an attempted
French invasion at Puebla de Los Angelos, in 1862. This holiday features
music, dance, food, and other cultural events.
Kilometers (miles) from Tijuana along the Transpeninsular
Highway Mexico 1
(using the Tijuana- Ensenada toll road), rounded off to the nearest kilometer
ROSARITO 16 mi.,26 km., 0:20 hrs.Total mi.,=16,time= 0:20 hrs.(Gas)
ENSENADA 47 mi.,75 km., 1:00 hr.Total=63mi., time=1:20 hrs.(Gas)
SAN QUINTIN 112 mi.,179 km., 2:30 hrs.Total=175mi., time=3.5 hrs.(Gas)
CATAVINA 112 mi.,179 km., 2:30 hrs. Total=287mi., time=5.8 hrs.(Gas*Limited*)
Parador PUNTA PRIETA 53 mi.,85 km., 1 hr.Total=340mi.,time=5.8
BAHIA DE LOS ANGELES .. 41 mi.,66 km., 1 hr.Total=340mi.,time=6.8
GUERRERO NEGRO 79 mi.,126 km., 1:15 hrs.Total=(Gas)
SAN IGNACIO 87 mi.,129 km., 1:40 hrs. (Gas)
SANTA ROSALIA 44 mi.,70 km., 1:15 hrs. (Gas)
MULEGE 37 mi.,59 km., 0:45 hrs. (Gas)
BAHIA CONCEPCION 13 mi.,21 km., 0:15 hrs.
LORETO 69 mi.,110 km., 1:40 hrs. (Gas)
CIUDAD CONSTITUCION 88 mi.,141 km., 2 hrs. (Gas)
LA PAZ 128 mi.,205 km., 2:40 hrs. (hrs.)
SAN JOSE DEL CABO 112 mi.,179 km., 3:15 hrs. (Gas)
CABO SAN LUCAS 19 mi.,30 km., 0:25 hrs. (Gas**Drop-Off-Office**)
Mexican Consulate General In San Diego is Located at:
(tel. 619-231-8414, 619-231-8427, 1549 India St., San Diego, CA 92101)
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