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Road trip through Baja California

Driving through the desert of Baja California Sur and avoiding a cyclone!

by julianpAbout Me:Passionate solo traveler from France. I have been exploring South-East Asia, Africa, Europe and America for years while developing my skills and career as a freelancing data scientist and Android mobile developer. read more

North AmericaMexico7 days / September 2021

Highs & Lows

The desert is georgeous

Heavy rain was brought by the cyclone

Itinerary Overview

Starting off my trip to Mexico, I decided to go directly to Baja California Sur, a small peninsula located off the coast to Mexico mainland and below the state of California. I was heading for the sun and blue water escaping the September usual rainy season. I was caught off guard when a I arrived there and figured out a cyclone was about to make its way right where I wanted to go. Fortunately, this experience turned out to be one of my best road trips of all my life. A few days before arriving there, in Mexico City I met a French girl that was heading to La Paz in Baja California Sur. We planned together to gather other people for a road trip and ended up starting the trip with a German guy and a Mexican touristic guide who was off work. We started in the south of the peninsula before quickly driving to the north to avoid the cyclone and then returning back to the south!

  • 1 Night: La Ventana
    Visiting La Ventana
  • 4 Nights: Loreto
    Fleeing the rain and visiting the north of the region
  • 2 Nights: Cabo San Lucas
    Seeing some Sea Lions

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    Look up the forecast ahead of our trip

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    Our room was flooded. Fortunately, we saw it coming.

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Renting a car is the best way to visit this state, go for it!

  • Transportation Tips?

    Don't drive at night as there are a lot of cows and other animals on the road.

  • Any surprises?

    It is very different from the rest of Mexico and ever seem a bit more American.