Baja is a special place featuring just over 1900 miles of coastline, one of the main draws for travelers. Intrepid adventurers with 4WD can easily camp for months on remote beaches and rarely pay for a night’s stay.
During the last four winters, we have been fortunate enough to cover much of the peninsula yet love the concept that there is still so much to explore.
When the winds are away Tecolate is a great free spot not far from La Paz. Fantastic swimming and lazing abound and there are a few beachside restaurants if you’re looking for a super cold beer and fresh seafood.
In our early days in Baja, we traveled with our truck camper allowing for greater exploration off the beaten path. Our current mode of travel with a trailer has absolutely increased our comfort level while lessening our ability to get off-track. Ahhh, the pros and cons of every decision.
An enduring favorite is El Coyote set on the stunning Bahia de la Concepcion. Popular with winter snowbirds and always busy, it is nonetheless one of our favorite spots in all of Baja for the stunning water, desert hiking, and ability to camp mere feet from the water.
Regardless of how we travel, we have discovered that certain spots draw us back again and again. These aren’t “secret” spots. They are, in fact, well-known but even the crowds can’t fully take away from the combination of warm water, easy living, and stunning sunrises.
Bahia de los Angeles offers up absolute night silence, great fishing, and spectacular sunrises.
Gonzaga Bay is one of Aspen’s favorite spots for a festive game of fetch before a nap next to the water.
San Felipe was our first beach stop in Baja and this shrimp capital draws us back for beachside camping and a cute town.
And, of course, there is Los Barriles, our second home. Expansive beaches and sunrise fishing are just two of the reasons we return again and again.
As the world begins to attempt to return to a bit of normality we dream of our next trip to the luxurious beaches and seaside living south of the border.