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 Baja California, divided into Northern and Southern states, contains a wide range of natural beauty, a rich diversity of wildlife and varied histories.  From the migration of the gray whales and the giant sea turtles, to the sea lion colonies and hidden underwater civilizations, Baja is home to unique wildlife that is effortlessly accessible.  The rich colonial history of Baja contains some of México's first Spanish missions.  Pre-Columbian civilizations offer remnants of cave paintings that provide a unique glimpse into more recent times and the ancient pasts of Baja.    
    
Whale Lagoons
As the premier spot in North America (and perhaps the world) to go whale watching, Baja contains numerous bays and islands that act as barriers against natural predators.  This barricade allows for intimate viewing and a protected setting for both the whales and their observers.  With species including the Pacific Gray Whale and the world's largest mammal, the Blue Whale, these amazing creatures migrate south from Alaska to reproduce and feast on the rich nutrients provided by off shore mangroves and abundant sea life.
* Optimum time for viewing whales:  January through April.

Loreto
Located on the Sea of Cortez, Loreto is a great location to begin whale-watching tours across the peninsula in Magdalena Bay or to launch a diving expedition in the Sea of Cortez.  

Los Cabos
Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo - This area has become a mecca for sport fishing and golf, or just a sunshine getaway.  Luxury resorts pepper the area and offer great locations to embark on activities ranging from hiking, mountain biking, and whale watching, to sea kayaking, surfing, dining out and relaxing on numerous secluded beaches.

La Paz
The capital of Baja California Sur, La Paz was the first European outpost set up in Baja, and also the location of the first mission on the peninsula.  The fine colonial buildings and beautiful beaches are complimented by spectacular sunsets and great cuisine.  A great place to begin activities, La Paz is also home to the ferry service that goes across the bay to Mazatlan.  

Todos Santos
A small town populated by artists and ex-pats, the quaint an friendly atmosphere accompanies the large waves and laid back approach to life.  Located on the Pacific side of Baja, Todos Santos houses many art galleries, cafes and quaint restaurants, making it the bohemian capital of Baja.


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Best time to be there

October to April as the rainy season works its way up from the south beginning in May and running until September. Hurricanes may occur from July to October. December to February are the coolest months, when northerly winds can sometimes take inland northern Mexico temperatures down to freezing.

Fly to

Mexico City Mon, Wed, Fri and Sun (onward connections to the coast)

flying time

12 hours (plus one hour for onward connections)

time difference

GMT -6 hours

Visas

Not required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations required

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Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Family Mexico

Nights: 7 | from £3,985pp

An activity-filled family trip into the heart of Mexico where you’ll discover what zip lining through the jungle is like and to cook Mayan cuisine. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Food, Wine , Tequila with Punta Mita

Nights: 11 | from £6,160pp

This top level, exclusive, wine and food tour appeals to all types and takes you to amazing areas including bustling Mexico City, the beauty of San Miguel... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Discover Mexico

Nights: 13 | from £5,980pp

A fascinating cultural tour of Mexico showcasing its history, architecture, archaeology, craftworks and cuisine, which affords an extra layer of insight... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Classic Mexico

Nights: 13 | from £4,960pp

Mexico's past and present collide in this heady mix of city life, ancient Mayan treasures, tropical jungles, colonial cities and stunning Caribbean beaches.... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Colonial Heartlands

Nights: 9 | from £3,875pp

Visit Mexico's rich artisanal culture and its colonial roots, giving you the opportunity to meet artists in their studios and to visit small villages. Find out more

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Below are some of our suggested places to stay:

Esperanza Hotel

Esperanza is a luxury resort located in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California. The property features elegantly designed casitas, a world-class Cabo spa, and... Find out more

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Las Ventanas Al Paraiso A Rosewood Resort

Blending the striking desert surroundings and México's unique flavours with lavish suites and al fresco communal areas, Las Ventanas is, as its name suggests,... Find out more

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Family Holidays | Beach

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One&Only Palmilla

The resort and rooms or 'casas' reflect the style of old México with red-tiled roofs, whitewashed walls and burbling fountains, which perfectly compliment... Find out more

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The Resort at Pedregal

Located on the southernmost tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, carved into the mountainside, this beautiful resort overlooks the ocean, where... Find out more

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Miami and Western Caribbean discovery Ft. Celebrity Cruise

Nights: 11 | from £3,480pp

Immerse yourself in the big city thrills of Miami with hotel stays before or after this Caribbean cruise, where you can explore the world of ancient Mayan... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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Graeme, Charlie, Melissa, Dave, Kerry and Kelly are experts in designing the perfect holiday in Latin America to suit your personal needs, interests and budget. Their intimate knowledge of our hotels and resorts featured in our portfolio, together with our own network of offices throughout the region, allows us to offer unique in-depth knowledge, unparalleled insider access and the VIP service for which Abercrombie & Kent is renowned.

Read about our lastest experiences in Latin America and the Caribbean in our Travel Blog pages.

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