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All-year-round sun on a Mexican sabbatical

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27/08/2021
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This blog is part of the Another World Adventures Signature Sabbaticals series, which focuses on unusual and inspired tailormade sabbatical trips whether you’re planning solo, en famille or just the two of you. These trips have been meticulously planned with serious attention to detail, so you can enjoy the ultimate luxury of time to do something uniquely different. 

Today, we look at why Baja California, the popular state in northwest Mexico, might be the dream location for your sabbatical. With everything from desert landscapes to thriving marine life, it offers unforgettable experiences carefully curated by our independent operating partner. They specialise in authentic travel experiences that are designed to last longer, and give you more meaningful access to a country and culture.

A riot of colours, flavours and music, Mexico is a vast and varied country which has much more to offer than the stereotypes of tequila, tacos and sombreros. From the glittering waters of the Pacific coast and the wildlife rich Sea of Cortez to the white powdery sands of the Caribbean coast, there’s a wealth of choice for a beach break. Inland you’ll find vibrant towns, ornate architecture, towering volcanoes, rugged canyons, cactus-strewn desert and the exciting metropolis of Mexico City. 

As well as a rich and diverse cuisine, you’ll also find a thriving art scene and impressive Mayan and Aztec archaeological sites. However, it’s the people that will likely make your stay in Mexico unforgettable. Friendly, welcoming and decidedly proud of their country, Mexicans will charm you with their honest and open nature and will be sure to teach you a thing or two about Mexico beyond the stereotypes. 

Available accommodation includes boutique hotels and casas in the smaller towns, luxury resort hotels, rustic beach cabanas, glamping and everything in between. With 360 days of sunshine a year, Baja California is a year-round destination but the peak time to visit is from November to April when whale sightings are common and temperatures remain in the low-mid 20°C range. 

Off The Beaten Path 

Explore hidden cave art near the laid back town of Loreto. Spend time with a ranching family in the Sierra La Laguna, learning the skills required to live and work this arid landscape. Camp on a secluded beach in the Espiritu Santo Islands. 

Baja California has a particular draw for those who love marine life. Observe the annual grey whale migration in the Baja lagoons (January – February). The Sea of Cortez is host to astonishing biodiversity: manta rays, turtles, whales, sea lions and whale sharks can all be seen here. Humpback whales can be seen from November – April. 

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Unique Experiences in Baja California

Swim with mighty whale sharks in the Bay of La Paz. Eat Baja-style fish tacos at local taquerias in Loreto or Todos Santos. Watch whales in Magdalena Bay or San Ignacio lagoon, getting incredibly close to playful grey whales. 

Draft Itinerary

Day 1 

Fly to the whale watching paradise of San Ignacio Lagoon and settle in to your tented camp by the water. San Ignacio Lagoon Tented Camp 

Day 2 – 4 

Twice daily grey whale watching excursions, with time at leisure to enjoy the nature of the lagoon. San Ignacio Lagoon Tented Camp 

Day 5 

Road transfer to Loreto, a historic town on the shores of the Sea of Cortez. 

Hotel La Mision 

Day 6 

Explore Loreto’s Jesuit history, visiting the famous mission church. 

Hotel La Mision 

Day 7 

Blue whale watching on the Sea of Cortez. 

Hotel La Mision 

Day 8 

Travel by road to La Paz and check in for 2 nights. 

Hotel HBlue 

Day 9 

Snorkel with whale sharks in the Bay of La Paz. 

Hotel HBlue 

Day 10 

Boat journey to your camp on a beach in the wildlife-rich Espiritu Santo National Marine Park. Camp Cecil de la Isla 

Day 11 – 13 

Days to enjoy the adventures on offer at Camp Cecil, on land and in the water. 

Camp Cecil de la Isla 

Day 14 

Travel to the quirky oasis town of Todos Santos & check in for a 3-night stay. 

Los Colibris Casitas 

Day 15 

Explore Todos Santos, learning about its history and visiting local artists’ galleries. 

Los Colibris Casitas 

Day 16 

Enjoy horse-riding on the beach and an afternoon surf lesson. 

Los Colibris Casitas 

Day 17 

Travel into the mountains of the Sierra de la Laguna & begin exploring the rugged interior. Camp Cecil de la Sierra 

Day 18 

Explore the natural and cultural highlights of the Sierra, spending time with a local ranching family. Camp Cecil de la Sierra 

Day 19 

Return to Todos Santos & enjoy a hands-on Mexican cookery class. 

Los Colibris Casitas 

Day 20 

Depart Baja California 


Contact us to start designing your own bespoke Signature Sabbatical or you can choose one of our many adventures as part of your sabbatical journey.

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Hi I’m Larissa, a Co-Founder of Another World Adventures. Welcome to my blog Adventure365 where I curate a weekly pick of the best adventure travel writing and storytelling from around the web and share original stories from our team and adventure community. Think unusual destinations, expeditions, slow, solo and sustainable travel and epic journeys! Enjoy!

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