Best of Mexicali to San Felipe
La Chinesca: Born of a lack of essential ingredients, Mexicali-style Chinese food has become a fusion cuisine all its own. Try it here, in the only true Chinatown in all of Mexico.
Cañon de Guadalupe: Hot springs in the Sierra de Juárez above the San Felipe desert reward backcountry explorers willing to drive the washboard access road.
San Felipe’s Malecón: At night, the action in San Felipe takes place in discos and clubs along the waterfront. Start the evening off right with a seafood dinner in one of the town’s open-air restaurants.
Valle de los Cardones Gigantes: Between San Felipe and Puertecitos, the Valle de los Gigantes is an ideal place to snap postcard-perfect images of the world’s tallest cactus species, some of which live to be hundreds of years old.
Punta Bufeo to Punta Pinal: Popular with pilots and seasoned Baja travelers, this remote, gray-sand beach on the Gulf coast offers a slice of the old Baja.
© Nikki Goth Itoi from Moon Baja, 9th Edition