I had a wonderful time this weekend in La Paz, Mexico in the Baja Peninsula. I was invited there by the Mexico Tourism office to see a city which is often overshadowed by the more popular Cabo San Lucas 2 hours south.
I’ve only had two brief visits to Baja but I really like the place. It is an odd combination of desert and sea, which you don’t often see together.
On Friday we took a day trip to Espíritu Santo Island, which is part of the Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California UNESCO World Heritage site; the 153rd which I’ve visited. We saw a ton of marine life during the trip. We went snorkeling near sea lions, saw a sea turtle and had a pod of dolphins jumping and doing flips near our boat on the way back to port. During our stay on the island we also had a short demonstration on how to make ceviche. (I should note that everyone on the trip other than me was a woman and most of them were food bloggers to boot. Lots of cameras were coming out every time food was served.)
Saturday we went to the “magical city” of Todos Santos where we at at the Hotel California. Yes, the Eagles song was playing over and over.
At sometime in the future I’d like to drive from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas and back. I think it would be a great adventure.
I recently appeared on the Amateur Traveler Podcast for the fourth time with my This Week in Travel co-host Chris Christensen. We discussed my recent trip to the Canary Islands.
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