Baja California & the Sea of Cortez
The Free and Sovereign State of Baja California is a state of Mexico located in the far north. It constitutes the peninsula of northwestern Mexico, located between the Gulf of California and the Pacific Ocean. Consisting of mountain ranges, Baja California has ideal characteristics for sports lovers. Thanks to its rich and lush biodiversity, this place has the nickname thanks to Captain Cousteau of “Galapagos of the Northern Hemisphere“. But you can also buy your own luxury yacht to cross the Sea of Cortez that borders Baja California and come berth on the shores of this intriguing and preserved country.
Discover rare and endangered species
The Sea of Cortez has an extremely rich marine fauna which will delight the amateurs of marine activities. During a dive or a snorkeling session, you can meet sea lions, blue, humpback or gray whales. The best time to meet them is between January and March, if you are lucky enough to cross their path, you will live an exceptional moment with them.
If you like sensations you can also meet more dangerous animals but also more impressive like sharks or killer whales, real kings of the sea that will give you a rare show.
To live exceptional moments with animals, what better than to approach Baja California by crossing the Sea of Cortez on board a luxury yacht. You will be able to admire the sea and its riches up close.
A very present culture and arts
Baja California has rock paintings dating back 5,000 years and a strong artistic presence. In addition to having a very open and friendly people, you will be able to immerse yourself in the local culture and learn more about the works. From architecture to paintings, every place you visit has art.
To visit the Sierra, where the paintings are the most present, you will have to go by donkey. But if you are a sportsman at heart and want to challenge yourself, go to the sanctuary of the rancheros, descendants of the Vizcaino desert Indians. You will need 3 days of hiking to discover the different sites and cross all the sierras, but it is worth it.
The main interest of Baja California is to completely immerse yourself in the culture to get a complete change of scenery. The locals will be happy to share their heritage and the history of their people with you. This is a place to visit at least once in a lifetime.
The different cities of Baja California
If you come to Baja California, you can’t miss the different cities that make up the country.
La Paz is the capital of Baja California and the largest city in this free state. A city with a strong Mexican influence, you will find here a peaceful and quiet rhythm of life. Here you can enjoy a bucolic stroll on the beach while admiring the sunset. You will have the luxury of simple pleasures. Go to the point of Pichilingue to enjoy a day on the beach and relax under a hot sun. Don’t hesitate and rent a yacht on our luxury yacht website to come and dock near this city where culture and nature await you.
This city is calm and serene, it is the ideal place to rest in all peace. You will be able to admire the different colonial vestiges that make up the city. Founded by Jesuit monks at the end of the 18th century, you can still visit the church built at that time. And for sports and climbing enthusiasts, San Ignacio is the place to go for beautiful hikes to discover the riches of Baja California. Exceptional views and flourishing nature will await you during your climb.
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