Baja California, Mexico
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Santa Rosalilita Fishing Village, Baja California
San Carlos, Magdalena Bay, Baja California:
Fishing, Clamming, Diving, and All Good Things!
From December to March, Puerto San Carlos transforms from a little fishing town to the home of thousands of whale watchers. Then in the spring, when the whale watchers leave, San Carlos returns to the tranquility local people love—fishing, diving for clams, and relaxing to enjoy the great seafood of Magdalena Bay. In May, we headed overland in our Mitsubishi Delica JB500 Camper to do just that. The sheltered waters of the Bay of Magdalena are one of the primary places on the Pacific Ocean side of Baja California where gray whales come to mate, give birth, and nurse the “baby whales.” It also offers fabulous seafood—our favorites chocolate clams and yellowfin tuna! The Chocolate Clam is AKA Baja’s Seafood Candy for the sweetness in every bite. We became friends with a woman diver, Rosio, who harvests chocolate clams in the early mornings for her restaurant and sells to the town’s people. Rosio began diving for clams as a girl—she was ten years old. We hope you enjoy her story!
El Pescadero, Los Cerritos, and Todos Santos
Everyone said, “It is magical,” and we went in search of the magic. Near the Tropic of Cancer sits three of our new favorite places in Baja California Sur—El Pescadero, Los Cerritos, and Todos Santos. Each day we met amazing artisans, musicians, cooks, farmers, fishermen, surfers, and fellow travelers. The top beaches on our Baja list now include Playa Los Cerritos, Playa San Pedrito, and Playa La Pastora. While luxury hotels have also found the magic they co-exist alongside local fishermen, artisans, musicians, fabulous cooks, and a surfing community. If clean ocean water, white sand beaches, and hospitality were not enough, there is more. The best small batch roasted coffee, fresh vegetables, fermented fruit juice, and our favorite yellowfin tuna make it all the better! Magic does exist but must be discovered away from the tourist district and in the natural beauty of the land, water and people. Pura Vida!
Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Loreto was the first capitol of the Baja and is an old city. The people of Loreto continue to make their city welcoming and beautiful! We appreciated the hospitality, great food, and wonderful musicians. Walking the shoreline of Loreto Bay on the Malecón/Waterfront in the early morning or at sunset was a reminder of the beauty nature provides. Enjoy!
After Mulegé we continued south toward Loreto and visited some of the Playas/Beaches along Bahia Conception. We were told by many travelers that these are some of the most beautiful Playas in Baja California Sur, we agree. Follow us on social media links located on the top of this page. Enjoy! Gracias 🙏🏽
Playa Rincon, Bahia de Los Angeles, Sea of Cortez
Loved our five days camping at Playa Rincon with our good friends from Venice, Italy—Gino and Manu. Time spent learning to catch and cook all time favorite dishes from the sea! Gino and Manu have been traveling the world mostly on motorcycle for the last 9 years, they have spent the last 18 months in Baja California because of Covid.
Bahia de Los Angeles
Bahia de Los Angeles one of our favorite places in Baja California! Love the beaches, the seafood, and most of all the wonderful people. Meeting many old friends and getting healthy in the sun.
San Quintin to Bahia de Los Angeles
San Quintin Seafood Feast
Valle de Guadalupe- Clam Tajine
Enjoying Valle De Guadalupe
Our first night in Baja California, Mexico, we camped at LA Cetto Winery. We spent two weeks in Valle de Guadalupe experiencing over 100 wineries of Ruta de Vino. On our first trip to the Valle in 2007 the winemaker of Bibayoff Vinos let us camp next to his vineyards. We had fond memories of that time and enjoyed visiting again. Great wines!