Planning Your Time
If you’re in a hurry, you can make the 990 kilometers from Guerrero Negro to Cabo San Lucas in one long day of driving, with a stop for lunch in Loreto. But if your goal is to experience a little more of the outdoors (and to have a safer drive), you’ll want to take more time.
The side trip out to the Vizcaíno Peninsula takes several hours, depending on road conditions. Once there, you might spend a couple of days, up to a week, exploring the coastal towns.
Allow 3–4 days for a whale-watching adventure in Laguna Ojo de Liebre or Laguna San Ignacio, since it can take several attempts to catch the right conditions and to see the whales up close. You can easily spend 2–3 days in and around San Ignacio; add at least two more for a trip into the sierra.
Mulegé and Bahía Concepción offer enough activities to occupy visitors for a couple of weeks—or an entire season—including hikes to nearby prehistoric cave paintings, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, clamming, birding, and kayaking.
© Nikki Goth Itoi from Moon Baja, 9th Edition