Baja California Sur Destinations You Need to ExploreWith beautiful mountains that meet the desert and a desert that meets the ocean, Baja California Sur destinations are more than a spring break parties and body shots. The Sierra de la Laguna Mountain range lies at the peninsula’s southern end. There you will find a dry forest that transitions to a pine-oak forest, unlike anything you’ve ever seen. But the natural wonder of Baja California doesn’t end there. The Sea of Cortez is known as the “Aquarium of the World,” a nickname given to the area by the famous Jacques Cousteau. Hundreds of fish and mammals have made their homes in the Sea of Cortez, staying in the shallow waters or making their way down to the San Andreas Fault’s cool bottom. Year after year, whale watchers and SCUBA divers spend time among whales, sea lions, hundreds of varieties of fish, rays, and sea turtles.
PRO TIP: January through March, you will be able to see Grey whales in the area making their yearly migration from Alaska. The whales go to the Sea of Cortez to give birth to their young in the warm shallow waters.