About the pacific side
ABOUT THE PACIFIC SIDE COMMUNITIES
The Pacific side of Baja, which runs north between Cabo San Lucas to north of Todos Santos, especially in the northern points, has a much milder climate than the rest of the peninsula. The Pacific currents and the winds that come off of the ocean tend to keep the Pacific side much cooler than the Sea of Cortez side. Much of the northern Pacific side of the peninsula has a climate like that of Southern California, and that can be a welcome relief to travelers in the hot summer months, especially if they are traveling from the southern part of the peninsula. If there will be weather in Los Cabos, it will be experienced along the Pacific Hwy north closer to Todos Santos.
Fishing along the Pacific coast is one of the main tourist attractions, and is good to great along the entire coast of Baja, from Ensenada in the north, all the way to Cabo San Lucas on the southern tip of the peninsula. Many of the best fishing areas of the central Pacific coast are somewhat difficult to get to for the average tourist, unless they are driving.
Waves produced by swells that were born deep in the southern hemisphere provide excellent surf along the entire Baja coast. Surfers from all over Baja and southern California head for their favorite break at the first word of a swell. Surfers today have a great advantage over previous generations as they can look on the Internet for the current conditions and reports. This advantage lets them drive to almost anywhere in Baja and get there just as the swell is hitting their favorite beach.
On the Pacific side, there is only one recognizably swimmable beach…Cerritos. About 1 hr north of Cabo San Lucas, you’ll find several rsorts now providing rooms as well as amenities, you’ll find numerous bars, several rug factors, and the infamous Art & Beer.
This is where the new 4-lane is coming through from LaPaz to Todos Santos. From Todos Santos to Cabo San Lucas, we’re now seeing property values pop before closing on an accepted offer. With the 4 lane comes the infrastructure of highway lighting, municipal services, sewer and the dollars for lighting what was once a 2 lane, dangerous and unlighted highway.
The Pacific side of the Baja peninsula is probably most famous for one of it’s repeat visitors, rather than it’s geographic traits or any cultural attributes. The magnificent California gray whale has known about the peaceful lagoons along the Pacific coast of southern Baja for centuries and is, to this day, a frequent visitor to the waters of Baja. The journey to Baja is a long one for the whales, 10,000 miles round trip from their summer home in the Arctic sea. The whales do not seem to mind, as they make this journey year after year.
What makes the Pacific Side of the Peninsula unique?
Fishing along the Pacific coast is one of the main tourist attractions and is good to great along the entire coast of Baja, from Ensenada in the north, all the way to Cabo San Lucas on the southern tip of the peninsula. Many of the best fishing areas of the central Pacific coast are somewhat difficult to get to for the average tourist, unless they are driving
Pacific Highway beaches and mountain views make for a wonderful day’s outing on hwy 19 to Todos Santos. Here you can pull off roadfor mountainous adventures, spend the day at hidden springs or on Cerritos Beach, stop at well known tourist draws such as Art & Beer, spend a night at one of the numerous resorts along the ocean beaches, or at Hotel California before heading further up the coast, or returning to Cabo. Highway construction is much less obstructive, making the drive a pleasant and relaxing experience.
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