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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Below are some of our suggested places to stay:
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
Price guide: Save | Spend | Splurge
Family Holidays | Beach
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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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Stay a minimum three nights at Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa and receive a 25% discount. Valid for travel between 1st June 2017 and 31st October 2017. Must be booked by the 31st May 2017. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.
One Complimentary Night
Stay seven nights at Esencia on a B&B basis and one free night will be free. Seven nights from £2,875pp including international flights and private transfers. Valid for travel between May 20th 2017 and October 15th 2017. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.
Every Third Night is Free
Enjoy a stay at the Nizuc Resort and Spa and every third night is free, the free nights are cumulative.
Valid for travel from the 23rd April to the 19th December 2017. Must be booked by the 30th November 2017.
Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.
Resort Credit Offer
Enjoy a stay at One&Only Palmilla and receive a resort credit between USD200 to USD400, depending on the room type booked.
In addition choose one of the following activities on a complimentary basis:
- Two rounds of golf
- One hour tennis lesson
- One hour surf lesson
Valid for travel until the 18th December 2017. Must be booked by the 15th December 2017.
Subject to availability. (Black out dates apply and this offer is not combinable with other promotions). Terms and conditions apply.
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.
To find out more about our Latin America team, click on the consultant links below or call them on 01242 547 701 or enquire online
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The Galapagos. After Mashpi we were somewhat apprehensive and hoping that the luxury and diversity of the Lodge would not deter from the different experience that was awaiting us on the MV Eclipse. Wow! The whole job lot with the crew, the guides, the food, the other guests and the islands and wildlife . . . . just blew us away. An American lady and her husband that we teamed up with on some trips said to us "How are we going to explain to friends and family back home about this place?" We all agreed that you couldn't! Thanks for organising the holiday Eleanor and thanks to A&K
- RY, Berkshire
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.
Mexico City Mon, Wed, Fri and Sun (onward connections to the coast)
12 hours (plus one hour for onward connections)
GMT -6 hours
Not required for UK passport holders
No mandatory vaccinations required