Best of Guerrero Negro
Laguna Ojo de Liebre: Each winter, adult gray whales and their calves put on a spectacular show in this lagoon near Guerrero Negro.
Reserva de la Biósfera Desierto de Vizcaíno: Mexico’s largest natural reserve covers 2.5 million hectares of desert terrain and supports several hundred species of plants and mammals.
Misión Nuestra Señor San Ignacio de Kadakaamán: This beautifully restored church on the plaza in a pretty oasis town played an important role in Jesuit mission history.
Sierra de San Francisco Rock Art: This World Heritage site contains some of the best examples of Baja’s prehistoric cave paintings.
Laguna San Ignacio: Playful gray whales entertain groups of ecotourists with their spouting and spyhopping during the annual winter migration along the Pacific coast.
Playa El Sombrerito: Watch the sun rise and listen to the birds calling from this beach at the mouth of the Mulegé River.
Playa Santispac: This beautiful white-sand beach along Bahía Concepción has palapa shelters for picnics and overnight camping.
La Purísima and Comondú: High in the Sierra de la Giganta range, these modern-day ranching communities trace their roots back to the Jesuit mission period.
© Nikki Goth Itoi from Moon Baja, 9th Edition