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Baja California Holidays

Mexico’s Baja California region offers some of the most beautiful beaches and stunning mountain ranges that you’ll find anywhere in the country. Whether you’re looking for adventure, relaxation, surfing or sunbathing, there really is something to suit everyone’s taste. 

Here you can explore winding side roads that slink through mountain passes before heading down to the nearest seafront to lounge away a few hours at the beach. You’ll have plenty of chances to spot an impressive variety of marine life in the crystal clear waters, including whales, turtles and sealions. We’d also recommend a trip to view the prehistoric rock paintings of the Sierra de San Francisco – a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Enjoy authentic Mexican culture on holidays in Baja California

Mexican cuisine has gained a reputation worldwide for good reason, and this region in particular is renowned for its high quality seafood. Take the opportunity to sample everything from fresh fish tacos to lobster dishes and clam tostadas. For wine lovers, Baja also boasts a number of incredible wineries and vineyards, most of which offer the same level of quality as the famous Napa Valley region further north.

At Hayes & Jarvis, we’ve been helping people plan their dream holidays to Baja California for decades. This experience and knowledge of holidays in the Baja California region is what sets us apart from other travel agents. Get in touch with one of our Baja California holiday experts today to discuss your options – or continue reading below.

Destination Highlights
  • Spot humpbacks, blue whales and other stunning marine life on the wild Pacific coast
  • Enjoy the endless beaches and seafront restaurants dotted along Baja’s 800 mile coastline
  • Visit the picturesque towns of Todos Santos, Loreto and San Ignacio
  • Sample delicious wines from historic vineyards as part of the famous ‘Antigua Ruta del Vino’

Our favourite hotels

We’ve listed a few of our favourite hotels in Baja California below. From five star resorts to smaller boutiques, there’s a wide selection of luxury properties to choose from.

One&Only Palmilla

Baja California

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One&Only Palmilla
Unique a view of the water

Viceroy Los Cabos

Baja California

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Viceroy Los Cabos
Grand Velas Riviera Maya

Grand Velas Los Cabos

Baja California

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Guide Price

 £4,799  pp

Grand Velas Los Cabos

Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf & Spa Resort

Baja California

H&J Rating
Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf & Spa Resort

Time Zone

GMT -7 hours

Flight Time

Approx. 14 hours; flights are indirect via Mexico City or the USA.

Currency

MXN - Mexican Pesos

Visa Information

British passport holders don’t need a visa to visit Mexico but will require an immigration form for arrival and departure. You can obtain either when you arrive, on-board your flight, or online in advance from the National Institute of Immigration website.

Language

Spanish, but English is widely spoken and understood

Health Information

No vaccinations required. Hepatitis A, Polio and Typhoid immunisations are recommended.

Located right at the tip of the Baja California peninsula in Mexico, Los Cabos is the main tourist area for this region and has a fascinating history. Spanish conquistadors discovered pearls here in the 16th century. These days, this hilly region of spectacular beaches hasn’t lost its magical feel. It manages to perfectly balance upscale hotels and glorious marinas with a charming Mexican feel. You’re going to treasure your experience here.

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    Whale watching

    The Sea of Cortez plays home to a range of different species of whales, witness majestic humpback whales up close and personal in their natural environment on our whale watching tours. The official whale watching season in Los Cabos begins on the 15th December through to the 15th April with many other species including orcas in the winter along with Bryde's and minke whales.

  • El Arco

    El Arco

    You’ll want to photograph the famed rock formation ‘El Arco’ in Cabo San Lucas while you’re here. Nicknamed ‘Lands End,’ it’s where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortéz and is a sight to behold.

Baja California

If you’re keen to visit Baja California for a chance to spot whales, the best time of the year to visit is between January – April. This is when you’re likely to see humpbacks, blue whales and grey whales out in the warmer waters. Later in the year, you’ll have the opportunity to swim with whale sharks between June and September. July is generally the best time to spot sealions and seals.”

 

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Average weather in January

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Baja California
14ºC
29mm

Average weather in February

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Baja California
14ºC
41mm

Average weather in March

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Baja California
19ºC
27mm

Average weather in April

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22ºC
12mm

Average weather in May

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Baja California
24ºC
9mm

Average weather in June

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Baja California
28ºC
12mm

Average weather in July

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Baja California
31ºC
17mm

Average weather in August

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Baja California
31ºC
17mm

Average weather in September

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28ºC
8mm

Average weather in October

Good travel weather

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Baja California
24ºC
14mm

Average weather in November

Good travel weather

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Baja California
19ºC
18mm

Average weather in December

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Baja California
15ºC
33mm
  • Martyn, Destination Executive

    Martyn

    Destination Manager

    A trip to the Arch of Cabo San Lucas is certainly worth the effort. This distinctive limestone rock formation was created by tidal currents and winds over the course of thousands of years. It’s also a renowned hangout spot for large groups of sealions.”

  • Jas, Destination Specialist

    Jas

    Destination Specialist

    “Baja California is a haven for blue, humpback and grey whales, and spotting them is really easy. The grey whales are so curious, it’s like they are human watching". 

  • Valerie, Destination Specialist

    Valerie

    Destination Specialist

    “Head to Van Halen’s Cabo Wabo Cantina. Still owned and run by Sammy Hagar, try a cocktail or two, my favourite is the Wabojito". 

  • Carnaval

    Taking place towards the end of February, this annual festival dates back to the nineteenth century and features plenty of lively parades and floats over the course of five days of celebration.

     

  • Feria de San Jose

    Feria de San Jose is a week long celebration in San Jose del Cabo. It’s usually held in March and brings plenty of music, entertainment and food to the coastline.

     

  • Benito Juarez Day

    This national holiday is held in honour of the former president of Mexico, Benito Juarez. It features feasting, dancing, music and other performances. 

     

  • Cinco de Mayo

    This famous national celebration is held on 5th May every year to commemorate the Mexican victory over the French Empire in 1862. It offers the perfect opportunity to eat, drink and dance with locals in the street.

  • Mexican Independence Day

    The national holiday is traditionally celebrated on 16th September. Expect plenty of fireworks, flags, food and parades – and of course the unmistakable sound of the ‘grito de dolores’ (the battle cry of the Mexican War of Independence).

     

  • Day of the Dead

    This iconic festival takes place each year on 1st November to remember ancestors, family and friends who have died. Many people also choose to dress in traditional costumes and use face paint to mark the occasion.

     

Types of Baja California holidays

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Baja California Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

Los Cabos boasts some spectacular and very scenic beaches. Some, such as the Playa Palmilla, are partly owned by private resorts and are suitable for swimming. Lover’s Beach – or Playa de los Amantes – is reached by boat and is where you’ll see the famous El Arco rock formations at Land’s End. 

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