A trip to Baja, Mexico always seems to be on someone's agenda. This popular Mexican peninsula is home to some of the most famous party cities. Sometimes, deciding which city to visit first is harder than leaving Baja when your trip is over. Baja, Mexico is politically broken up into two parts- Baja California Norte or North Baja, and Baja California Sur or South Baja. Both areas offer a wide variety of clubs, restaurants, shops, beaches, hotels, and adventure. Most locals will tell you that you have not experienced Baja until you have driven it from top to bottom exploring all it has to offer.
Tijuana is usually the first place visitors see. While this border town has grown in its offerings of attractions, Tijuana still tends to be a one-day or one overnight trip for most visitors. Avenida Revolucion is still the main attraction for shops, restaurants, and local wares. The history of Avenida Revolucion is an interesting one for many Americans. During prohibition times, Avenida Revolucion developed into a well-known area that offered Americans the prohibited entertainment they could not get back in the states.
If you are a movie buff then you won't want to skip a visit to the little sleepy town of Rosarito, a few miles south of Tijuana. Rosarito doesn't offer much in the way of attractions other than Baja, Mexico's wonderful beaches. However, James Cameron's blockbuster film Titanic was filmed here and a permanent studio was built for future films.
Ensenada is the last city in Baja California Norte that offers a larger population and an array of attractions. Most of the beaches are north or south of town and tourist offices have lists of the safest beaches for surfing and diving. This town attracts college kids and partygoers looking for a good time. If you do stop in Ensenada then you must stop at Hussong's Cantina. This feel good bar is a staple of Ensenada and most don't leave Ensenada without taking home a memorable Hussong story to share.
When continuing your trek down Baja, Mexico a quick stop in Santa Rosalia will have you looking at the Iglesia Santa Barbara. If you are a fan of architecture, then you will be delighted to know that this church was designed by Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel, the creator of the world-renowned Eiffel tower. You can leave Santa Rosalia and head on over to the little fishing town of Loreto. This is a great place to spend the day fishing and put your feet up at one of the local hotels at night. This town doesn't have the hustle and bustle of some of the southern towns and cities, which makes it a great place to relax.
On the southern most point of Baja, you will find three of the most popular Baja towns and cities: La Paz, San Jose del Cabo, and Cabo San Lucas. All three of these cities offer some of the best beaches, clubs, restaurants, and shopping. Nevertheless, even on the southern most point of Baja you can still find some private areas in the towns of Buena Vista and the East Cape. About an hour south of La Paz Buena Vista and East Cape are a great place to fish, kayak, windsurf and more. Even with its current growth, there are still untouched places that make Buena Vista and East Cape extra special. If you are planning a trip to Baja, or have some extra time on your hands, a driving tour of Baja will provide even the most adventurous with a great trip.
- Places To Stay In Northern Baja
- Places To Stay In Southern Baja
- Dining In South Baja
- The Fantastic Nightlife Of Baja
- Enjoying The Beaches In Baja