This exciting addition to our series covers the hottest resort area in Mexico. Written by an expert journalist who's lived in Mexico for years, it's packed with great information. You'll find outdoor adventures, whale watching, the party scene, and pampering spa experiences, plus complete details on Baja's increasingly renowned golf courses. You can trust our candid, up-to-date reviews of the very best accommodations and dining in all price categories. With detailed advice, logistical tips, and accurate maps, this concise guide puts the best of Baja at your fingertips!
Other pocket-sized guides to Mexico's leading resort areas include Frommer's Portable Cancun, Frommer's Portable Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo & Guadalajara and Frommer's Portable Acapulco, Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo. Full-sized, more in-depth guides include Frommer's Mexico and Frommer's Cancun, Cozumel & the Yucatan.
About the Author
Lynne Bairstow is a writer specializing in travel and the Internet, who has lived in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, at least part-time for the past 9 years. She now lives there year-round, and was assisted in her research for this book by Claudia Velo. In a previous professional life, Lynne was a vice president for Merrill Lynch in Chicago and New York. She is the co-author of Frommer's Mexico; Frommer's Cancún, Cozumel & the Yucatán; Frommer's Portable Acapulco, Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo; Frommer's Portable Cancún; and Frommer's Portable Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo & Guadalajara, which won Mexico's Pluma de Plata (Silver Quill) award, given for excellence in foreign travel writing about Mexico.
Table of Contents
List of Maps.
1. Planning Your Trip to Baja California.
1 Baja California at a Glance.
2 Visitor Information.
3 Entry Requirements & Customs.
A Few Words About Prices in Mexico.
5 When to Go.
Baja Calendar of Events.
6 Travel Insurance.
7 Health & Safety.
What to Do If You Get Sick.
8 Specialized Travel Resources.
9 Planning Your Trip Online.
Frommers.com: The Complete Travel Resource.
10 Getting There.
See Baja by Boat: Cruising the Sea of Cortez.
11 Packages for the Independent Traveler.
12 The Active Traveler.
13 Getting Around.
Fast Facts:Baja California.
2. Los Cabos.
1 San José del Cabo.
Fast Facts:San José del Cabo.
2 The Corridor: Between the Two Cabos.
3 Cabo San Lucas.
Fast Facts: Cabo San Lucas.
The Lowdown on Golfing in Cabo.
4 North from Los Cabos.
5 Todos Santos: A Creative Oasis.
3. La Paz: Peaceful Port Town.
Taking Your Car to the Mainland.
Fast Facts: La Paz.
2 Beaches & Outdoor Activities.
3 A Break from the Beaches: Exploring La Paz.
A Day Trip to El Arco.
5 Where to Stay.
6 Where to Dine.
7 La Paz After Dark.
4. Mid-Baja: Loreto, Mulegé & Santa Rosalía.
1 Loreto & the Offshore Islands.
A Visit to Isla del Carmen.
Cave Paintings: A Trip for the Physically Fit.
2 Mulegé: Oasis in the Desert.
Fast Facts: Mulegé.
Camping Bahía Concepción.
3 A Side Trip from Mulegé: Santa Rosalía.
4 Whale-Watching in Baja: A Primer.
The Bloody History of a Whale-Watching Haven.
5. Northern Baja: Tijuana, Rosarito Beach & Ensenada.
1 Tijuana: Bawdy Border Town.
Fast Facts: Tijuana.
First Crush: The Annual Harvest Festival.
2 Rosarito Beach & Beyond: Baja’s First Beach Resorts.
Surfing, Northern Baja Style.
3 Ensenada: Port of Call.
Valle de Guadalupe: Mexico’s Wine Country.