“We must remember three things, he said to them.
I will tell them to you in the order of their importance.
Number one and first in importance, we must have as much fun as we can with what we have.
Number two, we must eat as well as we can, because if we don’t, we won’t have the health and strength to have as much fun as we might.
And number three and third and last in importance, we must keep the house reasonably in order, wash the dishes, and such things…
But we will not let the last interfere with the other two.”
~John Steinbeck, The Log from the Sea of Cortez
Often referred to as Baja California, it is a Mexican state that borders the United States just below California. Mountain ranges to beaches, this scenic landscape is a must-see destination. Famous for shopping and exciting nightlife, towns like Tijuana and Rosarito allow visitors to immerse themselves in the native cultures.
You can experience a world that has had little interference from humans. A highlight of the Baja trip is feeling the history as you travel in the same oceans as the early explorers. In 1539, the Sea of Cortez was named for the Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortez by Francisco de Ulloa, who believed that this gulf of water led to the Northwest Passage that connected the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and North America with Asia. Visiting Baja is like traveling back in time.
Naturally, you will fall in love with the beaches of the Isla San Francisco, kayaking in the Isla Espiritu Santo, and you can even take a ride on a burro, also known as a donkey, into arroyos on Bahia Agua Verde. Rent an ATV and spend an afternoon biking through the terrain of the Baja Peninsula. Let your free spirit loose and get out on the town. Dance the night away with the locals while learning the traditional folk dance of Mexico, the Jarabe Tapatio. Adventures await, start planning an adventure today… Travel is so good for the soul.
When planning an adventure to Baja, keep this in mind:
- There are amazing cruises to beautiful Baja so you can travel like a boss.
- You can adventure with your best friends or plan for an ALL GIRLS cruise to Baja! ¡Viva la Mexico!
- Explore, relax, snorkel, dive, paddle, hike, and even ride a donkey while experiencing Mexican culture.
- The Sea of Cortez is famous for its marine-life natural aquariums rich with aquatic animal species. 900 fish species, 2000 marine invertebrates. The Sea of Cortez is the richest body of water on Earth. Dive in!
Top Five Reasons to Adventure in Baja
1. Indulge yourself in the sensational Baja California-style cuisine and learn a thing or two in the kitchen from a private chef
The cuisine of Mexico is dangerously delectable and incredibly flavorsome. Chef Miguel Angel Guerrero coined the phrase, Baja Med, a term that expresses the fusion of Mexican, Mediterranean, and Asian foods. Chicharron and cotija cheese, olive oil, and lemongrass are popular blends of these cultural cuisines. The freshest seafood that is straight off a local boat. The food on this Baja adventure was simply exquisite. The flavors, spices, and fusions are a true treat for all food lovers!
2. Swim with WHALE SHARKS and Snorkel with the spectacular aquatic wildlife in the Sea of Cortez
3. You can lend a helping hand to local marine wildlife researchers
You can even lend a helping hand to tend turtle nests for local wildlife organizations while visiting Baja. You may even be able to witness one of the baby turtle’s nest hatch and scurry down the beach to their new homes in the sea.
4. Immerse yourself in Mexican culture while riding on a burro, also known as a donkey, and arroyos on Bahia Agua Verde
5. There are so many sensational activities like cruising on ATVs through Baja’s desert terrain as you discover Baja, Mexico
Take John Steinbeck’s advice…
Eat well and have as much fun as possible!
Treat yourself to an adventure of a lifetime!
The Austin Family recently ventured to Baja!
Check out Dan’s Monthly Muse to hear all about their family adventure!
We promise that by the end of your time spent on your Austin Adventures tour, you’ll understand our motto: “The Toughest Part is Going Home.”