CACTI COVERED DRY DESERTS THAT HUG SECLUDED BEACHES WITH HOT COLORED SUNSETS & STAR GAZING YOU'LL GET LOST IN, BAJA CALIFORNIA IS A DREAM.
BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
Baja California is a unique piece of Mexico, still with its wild west roots and if you stay out of Cabo San Lucas, you could say undiscovered. My first attempt to drive the West coastline in search of perfect surf was too good to be true. We surfed all day on secluded beach breaks, made the best crusty sun bleached friends who hadn't found a shower in weeks, watched the sunset sleepy eyed, high from a day of sun & sea...after tacos, beer, and good conversation we made our way back toward Cabo, by night. They'll warn you of the wandering cows on HWY 19 since street lights and fencing are non-existent, instead my friend & I almost hit a farmer walking in the middle of the road (faded) and 20 minutes later were polled over & interrogated about the legality of our car, as my temper started to rise like an upside down thermometer, things cooled down when I offered them the little amount of cash that I had. Ah Mexico, you wild beast, I love you.
EAT + DRINK :: IN CABO SAN LUCAS
It is Mexico, eat all the Mexican food you can get. My parents introduced me to two Italian restaurants this pastime, and if you received your Christmas bonus, I suggest it. Otherwise, $1 street tacos are divine.
INVITA :: $$$ ITALIAN WITH ITS MEXICAN TWIST.
SUNSET MONA LISA :: $$$$ AN UNBEATABLE SUNSET VIEW OVER FINE DINING.
MARO'S SHRIMP HOUSE :: $$ the molcajete
THE CRAZY LOBSTER :: $ SIT DOWN DINNER WITH SOME SHRIMP OR LOBSTER TACOS.
MT. SOLMAR :: YOU CAN ACCESS THE HIKE DIRECTLY ACROSS FROM THE NAVAL BASE NEAR THE MARINA. THERE'S A GATE WITH A DOG TRAINING FACILITY RUN BY ENRIQUE, IF YOU'RE POLITE & ASK NICELY, HE'LL LET YOU IN! YOU CAN HIKE ALL THE WAY UP & OVER THE MOUNTAIN TO LOVER'S BEACH...A SECRET GET-AWAY, THE ONLY WAY TO GET BACK IS TO HIKE BACK, ROCK CLIMB TO GRAND SOLMAR, OR BY BOAT.
grand solmar :: $600/night
CERRITOS SURF COLONY BUNGALOWS :: $
ASK ME ABOUT DANETTES OFF THE GRID SOLAR BUNGALOW :: IT WAS HERE THAT I SLEPT ON A MATTRESS UNDER THE DESERT STARS.
Baja has some of the best warm water surf I've ever seen, I'm sorry friends, if you want the real directions to any of these breaks you'll have to message me or ask a local - surf etiquette, I can't give all of it away.
CERRITOS :: WEST
SAN PEDRITO :: WEST
SHIPWRECKS :: EAST
PALMAS :: WEST
SURROUND CITIES TO VISIT
TODOS SANTOS :: 1.5 HR FROM CABO
PESCADERO :: 1 HR FROM CABO
LA PAZ :: 2 HR FROM CABO
LOS BARILLES :: FOR THE KITING COMMUNITY
WHAT I PACKED