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Baja California Destination Guide

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Your guide from the Luxury Travel Specialists


Welcome to the Elegant Resorts Destination Guide for Baja California, created to help make your choice of luxury holiday as easy as possible. Here, you will find more detailed factual information about the destination you have selected.

If you require further information, not featured on this page, please call one of our Luxury Travel Specialists.

Overview+

Language Spanish
Time Difference -6 hours
Currency Peso
Voltage 110V

Enchanting, ethereal and bursting with untamed beauty, Baja California is the perfect addition to any luxury trip to Mexico. The arid deserts house various cacti, endemic birds and endless adventures, tumbling down to the perfect turquoise of both the Sea of Cortes and Pacific Ocean, ideal for snorkelling, surfing, deep-sea fishing and seasonal whale watching. Add beautiful beaches and exceptional luxury hotels into the mix, and you’re set for an unforgettable Mexican adventure.

Highlights+
Los Cabos

Located at the very bottom of the Baja California Peninsula, Los Cabos comprises the two towns of San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, linked by a 20-mile corridor lined with exceptional golf courses and luxury hotels. Beautiful beaches backed by desert and world-class marinas filled with luxury yachts await, as well as great restaurants, authentic plazas, traditional art and charming churches.

Whale Watching

Between December and March is the time to spot whales in the Baja California Sur, with species including California grey, fin, humpback and blue whales. Private tours can be arranged so that you can get closer and observe these spectacular, sociable creatures.

Deep Sea Fishing

The waters around Los Cabos are among the world’s best for deep sea fishing, particularly for striped marlin and yellow fin tuna. Fishing expeditions can be arranged by our concierge and are followed by your ultra-fresh catch of the day for dinner.

Desert Adventures

Mexico is home to the unique Baja California Desert, an arid and mountainous eco-region, surrounded by both the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean. Camel safaris and ATV tours are some of the best ways to explore this desert’s spectacular dunes.

Outdoor Pursuits

An area of adventure and natural beauty, Baja California welcomes outdoor pursuits. Whether snorkelling off the coast, horse riding along rugged beaches, hiking around Todos Santos or soaring along a zipline in Los Cabos, get set for endless fun with a range of great activities.

Climate+

Though the high season and most pleasant temperatures fall during the UK winter, this area of Mexico can be enjoyed pretty much all-year-round, except for July and September when hurricanes can occur. January to mid-March is best for whale watching.

Temperature Guide

These figures show monthly average maximum temperatures and monthly average rainfall for Baja California.

  Temp °C Rain mm
January2714
February284
March291
April301
May330
June341
July3522
August3441
September3471
October3334
November3012
December2713

Getting There+

- Aeromexico to Cabo San Lucas International Airport via Mexico City.

- British Airways to Dallas and onwards to Cabo San Lucas International Airport with American Airlines.

Ask your Luxury Travel Specialist for advice on the best flight route for you.

Travel Documentation+

Travelling With Children or Without an Adult

Children travelling without both parents should be aware that some countries require documentary evidence of parental responsibility before allowing lone parents to enter the country (for example, South Africa) or, in some cases, before permitting the children to leave the country. Please contact the relevant Embassy for the county you are travelling to for further information.

Visa and Advance Passenger Information

All passengers must ensure they have a valid, acceptable passport, any required visa and any other documentation for both the final destination and any stop-off points en route. Please make sure that Advance Passenger Information is submitted in advance to travel for all destinations. Failure to hold correct documentation or submitting incorrect details with Advance Passenger Information or Visa applications may result in refusal of carriage or entry into a country. Please check with the relevant Embassy regarding visa requirements well in advance of your travel date. Charges may apply for some visas.

Passengers not travelling on a British Passport are advised to contact their relevant Foreign & Commonwealth office for individual Visa requirements.

For up-to-date resort information, visit www.fco.gov.uk

Health+

Health facilities, hygiene and disease risks vary worldwide and you should take health advice about your specific needs from your general practitioner or a specialist clinic as early as possible before travel. Those planning to become pregnant should discuss their travel plans with their healthcare provider to assess their risk of infection with Zika. For information about Zika, other mosquito-borne diseases (such as Dengue fever and Chikungunya), Lyme Disease (caused by tick bites), and to receive advice on mosquito bite avoidance measures, please visit http://travelhealthpro.org.uk/insect-tick-bite-avoidance/

In addition, we highly recommend that you seek specialist advice from your doctor and, where recommended, obtain vaccinations or tablets for protection against, for example: Malaria, Hepatitis A, Polio and Typhoid. In some cases, treatments for Malaria should begin well in advance of travel. Travellers may also be required to show Yellow Fever Certificates on arrival in certain destinations ie, some African countries. Please note that you are strongly advised against scuba-diving for 24 hours before travelling by air. We would also like to draw your attention to the risk of DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) and recommend that you consult with your doctor before travelling.

Visit the FCO website and select your destination country for the very latest travel advice: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice. Additional sources of information include: www.hpa.org.uk, http://nathnac.net, www.fco.gov.uk, www.hpa.org.uk and www.nathnac.org, your General Practitioner or a specialised clinic.

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