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Get to know Bahia Asuncion & Central Baja

Get to know Bahia Asuncion & Central Baja

  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 locale.  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 eastRead More

Places of Interest

Valle de los Cirios ( Valley of the Candles ) Stretching from Cataviña almost to Guerrero Negro , the Valley of the Candles in Baja California is one of the few untouched areas prevailing in the North Pacific coast. Although this only a few hundred miles of Southern California, the region has remained far away from urban areas, allowing a lot of wildlife flourish unhindered by impacts and human presence. It is a vital project of preservation embarked upon by CONAP (the Mexican organization dedicated to protecting natural resources).  Visitors to the area will recognize it by signs that mark the highway, and by the crazy looking cirioRead More

Bahia Asuncion & Central Baja FAQ’s

Where is the region of Bahía Asunción? Arguably, the region extends from Cataviña (about 300 miles south of Tijuana and the US border) to Santa Rosalia (which is about 570 miles south of Tijuana and the US border).  The Highway 1 route criss-crosses the peninsula, taking twists and turns, traversing salt flats, desert, climbing into hills and past date groves along the way. What is the best way to get to this region? Most people drive either south from the US border/Tijuana area on Highway 1 (the Transpeninsular Highway) or north from the Los Cabos or La Paz area onRead More

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.

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