Travel guide to Baja California

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Facts

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Local name
Baja California

Travel preparation

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Best time to visit

You can visit Baja California all year round and enjoy the many kinds of water sports, which it offers, but the months from October to May are the best, climatically. The rest of the year it can be very hot and humid. The area's lagoons, where you can observe whales, are open all year round, and likewise the splendid diving and snorkelling possibilities.

Local conditions

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Time zone

When it is 12.00 in England, it is 04.00 in southern Baja California. When it is 12.00 in England, it is 03.00 in northern Baja California.

Culture and entertainment

In Mexicali, La Paz and other larger cities, there's a broad selection of theatre and music, and the area around Mexicali is great for hiking. At Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, the largest resorts, you can enjoy the nightlife, and most of the beaches offer the possibility to do all kinds of water sports.

Accommodation / Hotel

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There are plenty of places to spend to night in Baja California, and there are hotels in all price ranges in the major resorts and cities. You can also rent a guesthouse, live in a pension or pitch your tent in several places. Book your hotel in Baja California here

Local transport

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Taxi

It is easy to get a taxi in the major cities and resorts in Baja California, but as they rarely have taximeters, you should agree on the price before the drive.

Other transport

The bus service between the resorts and cities in Baja California is very good, and car ferries connect the peninsula with the Mexican mainland. Minibuses, which are usually just wrecks, are used as cheap, shared taxis, and are called collectivos, combis and peseros. Baja California also has some domestic airports.

Special conditions

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On the southernmost tip of the peninsula, south of La Paz, you can get lucky and catch a glimpse of the seals living there.
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