We spent a week in Baja California recently and had an amazing time. Because we rarely have a set schedule planned, we decided to rent a home for the first three days, rent a car and then wing it from there. I’m so glad we did, because that gave us the opportunity to find some great hidden gems.
- Let’s start with the obvious- The Beaches. There are plenty and they are beautiful. Abundant with snorkeling and kayaking options, kid-friendly outdoor activities and options for pure relaxation.
- El Cerritos Surf Colony: About an hour north of Cabo is a cute surf colony with great condos, huge pools, tasty restaurants and some amazing surf. My son was 11 at the time and loved surfing, so we set him up with daily lessons. The cost was about $25 US per lesson which coming from Southern California is a total steal.
- Todos Santos: Just a few years ago Todos Santos was mostly a cluster of run-down hotels and funky art galleries.Located an hour above Cabo on the Pacific side, the town is now filled with bohemians, artists, and surf bums who congregated at a nearby right point break called Cerritos, near our stay. In the past few years family friendly hotels have sprung up, giving more options for the folks with little ones.
- Environmental Conservation- we arrived to Todos Santos at the tail end of sea turtle season and was able to participate in a release. It was amazing to see those tiny little turtles make their way into the sea. Todos Tortugueros is a great conservation organization in the area and comes highly recommended.http://www.todostortugueros.org/
- Boca de Sierra Biosphere Reserve- Super exciting for kids and parents alike, this Outdoor Adventure combines amazing activities with the impressive scenery of Boca de la Sierra, a UNESCO protected biosphere reserve. Zip line across canyons above a beautiful desert stream, rappel down a rock wall, traverse various suspended bridges and climb the famous Crazy Ladder. It’s located about 40 minutes north of Cabo.
Learn more about visiting Baja Mexico here in a great article from 365 Atlanta Traveler.
How fun, I have yet to visit Baja California, but I hope I get to sometime.. I’d love to give the surfing lessons a try!
Katja - globetotting says
We went to Cabo a couple of years ago to see the whales and had a great time – unfortunately, however, it wasn’t the right time to release turtles. I also loved Todos Santos, it’s a really lovely place.
I never thought of Cabo as a place for kids – just assumed it was luxury resorts for the Hollywood crowd. My kids would love the turtle organisation – they love animals of all sorts and we saw some rehabbed turtles being released back into the sea on the East Coast. One of them refused to go back to the sea and the kids love talking about it still.
Heather with WELLFITandFED says
I have never been! Playa del carman, Puerto, Manzanillo, Ixtapa, Cancun but never Cabo. Your pictures are brilliant. Really lends a colourful feel t the adventure. 🙂
valerie hansen says
Looks like a super fun trip! I have never been to Baha, would love to though. Your pics look very inviting! Ive been to Tijuana and Puerto Vallarta, want to see more of Mexico.
Melanie @ Nutritious Eats says
I love love Cabo. I spent about 1 month or so there back in grad school. I’d love to take my family there again. Gorgeous photos!
Several of our friends have visited Cabo on romantic getaways, and it looks so fun – with our without the kids! That sea turtle is SO cute! My kids would love that.
This does look like an amazing trip, and a perfect example to wing it once in a while!
Haven’t been to Cabo yet but it does look fantastic. I’m sure my daughter would love to visit the turtles! Will keep this in mind.
Danielle (Bubs on the Move) says
I am totally sold on Cabo by your beautiful pictures. Love the idea of zip lining too.
Sarah Ebner says
What a gorgeous sounding place. I’d love to see the turtles, and am sure my kids would too, but it sounds like it has so much to offer.