Off the beaten tourist track, this part of Baja is perhaps more representative of what Baja was like thousands of years ago than any other area on the long Baja Peninsula. Heading south from the other-wordly region of Cataviña – with its palm-studded oasis and giant boulder nests – it is easily apparent that this Baja’s least populated region. The vast majority of travelers to this area are driving from the US border to Los Cabos or to La Paz, and their journey will take them through desert and salt flats, along hilltop spines with vast views to the east and west, and through cardón cactus forests and landscapes dotted with the funny and fabled cirio trees.
What are the geographic highlights of the journey through Central Baja? These cities in this region offer simple delights and treasures like seashells and migratory birds, and even some of nature’s most dramatic experiences: touching a baby gray whale, or swimming with whale sharks. From where to stay, what and where to eat and what things to explore, this is time and place to get to know Bahia Asuncion & Central Baja.