Baja California is part of the Mexican peninsula that extends into the Pacific Ocean from the south end of the U.S. state of California. Between Baja California and the mainland of Mexico sits the Sea of Cortes, which is also known as the Gulf of California. Baja California is popular amongst the tourists for some of Mexico’s most dramatic sea and landscapes. Landscapes include deserts, dormant volcanoes, and wonderful old mission towns. Baja California was the political capital of “old California” and historical remains of the colonies can be found. Camping and hiking are very popular due to plenty of opportunities.
Baja is one of the most preferred destinations for tourists as it offers sailing, surfing, and deep-sea fishing. Traditionally the peninsula has provided fun for youthful miscreants from the USA in both the border region to the north and more recently at the far end of the peninsula in the resort towns of Los Cabos. The Baja peninsula offers an interesting mix of cultures belong to Latinos, Hispanics, and Anglo influences. The Baja region varies considerably from the Mexican “mainland” with its lifestyle and identity within Mexico attributed to the influx of visitors. Spanish and English are the most widely spoken languages in Baja.
Favorite tourist attraction cities of Baja includes Tijuana, El Rosario, and Cabo San Lucas. La Paz is the capital city of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur. The state of Baja California Sur has one of the lowest crime rates in Mexico. That is one of the reasons that 80% of 1 million Americans living in Mexico reside on Baja peninsula.
Tourists can indulge in Whale Watching, Diving and Snorkeling, Kayaking, Fishing and Cave and Nature Paintings. Fish Tacos of Baja is famous. Also, there are Mexican and Chinese restaurants that offer their traditional menus.
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