Baja California is the earth’s second-longest peninsula, offering over 1200km of the mystical, ethereal, majestic and untamed wilderness. Those few lucky enough to take a road trip down the coast from Tijuana to Los Cabos will realize that the Carretera Transpeninsular (Hwy 1) offers jaw-dropping vistas at every turn. The middle of nowhere is more beautiful than you could have ever imagined, and people are friendly, down-to-earth and helpful – even in the border towns. Side roads pass through tiny pueblos (villages) and wind drunkenly along the sides of mountains. Condors carve circles into an unblemished deep blue sky. You will find yourself simply sipping on drinks, eating fish tacos and watching the sun disappear into the Pacific. Some choose to feel the rush of adrenaline as they surf that perfect wave - all to themself. Others hike through sherbet-colored canyons or gaze up at the night’s canopy of scattered-diamond stars. Whichever way you choose to take experience it, you’ll discover some of Baja’s many treasures.
On the southern tip of Baja California, the white sand beaches of Cabo San Lucas with its rich marine habitat and the spectacular arching stone cliffs at Land's End have become the backdrop of the peninsula’s most raucous tourism. Where else will you find clubs rounding up conga lines so that waiters can pour tequila down dancers’ thirsty throats? If you manage to wake up early the next morning you can be boating next to dolphins and breaching whales for a soothing hangover cure. The activities are countless: jet-skiing, banana-boating, parasailing, snorkeling, kitesurfing, diving and horseback riding can all be found just by strolling down the beach. Outside of town, you’ll find majestic cardón cacti, caracara birds and picturesque arroyos (streams) that will amaze you just as much as that crazy club you partied at the night before.