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Mexico's Most Popular Destinations - BAJA CALIFORNIA


The total area of the Baja California Peninsula is 55 360 square miles (143 390 square kilometers), and it is over 680 miles long (1100 km). The Sonoran Desert region of Baja California experiences hot summers and mild winters. The Mexicali Valley (below sea level), experiences the highest temperatures in Mexico, that frequently surpass 47 °C (116.6 °F) in mid-summer. The average temperature of the Pacific coast of Baja California is 16–24 °C (61–75 °F). The State whose capital is Mexicali, is divided into five municipalities: Mexicali, Tijuana, Ensenada, beaches of Rosarito and Tecate.


Ensenada, Baja California, located just 70 short miles south of San Diego is the perfect weekend getaway. This is Mexico's wine-producing area. 90 % of all the wine Mexico produces is made in Valle de Guadalupe. Ensenada is well known for its natural resources. There are National Parks, cave paintings, an amazing marine geyser “La Bufadora” located 35 kilometers south of Ensenada, this is a deep submarine canyon that leads to a cave in the cliff.

An interesting activity is the view of thousands of gray whales coming from the north bound for the natural refugee located south of the Ojo de Liebre Lagoon, San Ignacio lagoon and the Whale bay in Baja California South where they give birth to their cubs. It is the venue of the renowned highway Baja 1000. Also, on this region you can enjoy a nice weather all year long.


The Mexicali Valley is one of the largest and most fertile valleys in Mexico. The climate of Mexicali maintains desert climate temperatures every year. Mexicali possesses a diversity of shopping venues and malls, the most visited Plaza; “La Cachanilla” is located just a few minutes away from the US border. The Plaza La Cachanilla also represents a common place for people to socialize, especially during summer when the weather reaches high temperatures; many families come and spend the day inside the air conditioned mall. Recreation can be found in Mexicali, including pool halls, bowling alleys, traditional cantinas, car clubs, movie theaters, museums, a zoo, a convention center, supermarkets, and fast food restaurants.


Rosarito is a coastal resort city located approximately 35 minutes south of the U.S. border, and 45 minutes away from the Northern Baja’s wine region Guadalupe Valley. Rosarito is a world class destination where you can enjoy Southern California climate and has been a favorite vacation spot for decades. At Boulevard Juarez, visitors can find strip malls, galleries and open-air stalls, offering baked goods, Mexican folk art, silver, ceramics, leather, wool and other products. Handmade furniture and crafts can be purchased in the ceramics workshop. Playas de Rosarito was the venue for the filming of movies like “Titanic” and “Pearl Harbor”. At Rosarito, you can take your ATV to the beach front dunes, visit the "art route" and take a souvenir home, a piece of rustic furniture manufactured in Rosarito or participate in the Spring or Fall versions of the "Rosarito-Ensenada Fun Bike Ride", one of the largest and most successful worldwide. Rosarito is home of the world-famous Puerto Nuevo Lobster Village. The beach town is also home to the traditional bi-annual Spring and Fall Rosarito Art Fest. Rosarito also contains Baja’s most important coastline for oceanfront real estate, consisting of several resort-like condominium complexes and also oceanfront and oceanview homes and developments for vacationing and retirement.