VIAXICO named the sea that surrounds Baja California Sur as“Africa of the sea”. As it name says, here you will find the unimaginable and biggest animals of the sea, for example: blue whales, gray whales, humpback whales, whale sharks, dolphins, orcas, stingrays and a diversity of sea lions and seals. A boat trip by it coast or dive into the sea are a good option to discover the wonderful world underwater.
This region has its iconic animal, the gray whale, which travels more than 8,000 km in order to spend the winter in the lagoons of Ojo de Liebre, San Ignacio, and Bahía Magdalena, located in the coast of the Pacific. In this places, the whales mate and give birth to a hundred of whale calf year by year.
More than 2,000 whales migrate from the cold Artic seas in winter to Baja California Sur, where they find the warmest waters to spend the season. The perfect time to schedule a trip to the beautiful beaches in Mexico.
While visiting Baja California Sur, see the opportunity to try delicious seafood dishes, such as the marlin you will find in Los Cabos, or the lobster and abalone in the area of Guerrero Negro, near the border with Baja California Norte.
The experience that offers Baja Sur is unique in the world and also considered as a must visit at least once in your life.
If you decide to visit the home of this amazing animals, here are 9 of our best recommendations:
- Visit Mulegé, a small town located in the entrance of the biosphere reserve.
- Feel the french environment in Santa Rosalía, an old mining town.
- Make an excursion to Las Tres Vírgenes volcano, the highest part of the reserve.
- Visit the Jesuit Missions of Santa Rosalía de Mulegé and San Ignacio.
- Enjoy the white sand dunes at the edge of the lake San Ignacio.
- Eat abalone and lobster.
- Enjoy the sighting of whales in Laguna Ojo de Liebre.
- Attend to the rally “Baja 1000”, an 4×4 race that crosses the whole peninsula.
- Visit the cave paintings of the mountain range of San Francisco and la Trinidad.