Off the Beaten Path: Hidden gems of Baja

Discover the origins of Pacifico beer in authentic Mexico through these breathtaking Baja destinations that often elude tourists.

Cabo Pulmo

Baja California
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At first glance, the waters off Cabo Pulmo look quiet and uncrowded. But below the surface, the Sea of Cortez is filled with some of the most unbelievable sea life in the world. Take a refreshing dive to watch schools of fish, humpback whales, sharks, and schools of manta rays weave in and out of the currents of the turquoise waters.

Coordinates: Latitude 23.4376 | Longitude -109.4269

Lolas

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Lolas in Nayarit is a long left point with consistent surf. But what really makes the spot unique is that it’s surrounded by dense jungle, so the only access is by boat. Get lost on purpose in the quiet roar of the waves.

Coordinates: Latitude 21.1464 | Longitude -105.2320

Bay of La Paz

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Photo Credit: DiscoverPacific.com

Imagine swimming inches away from a 50-foot whale shark as it glides through the water. For a few months of the year, people can do just that, as the world’s biggest fish feed in the Bay of La Paz. Allow these gentle giants to amaze you as they peacefully swim through the cool waters of Baja Mexico.

Coordinates: Latitude 24.1404 | Longitude -110.3933

Yelapa

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Photo credit: DiscoverPacifico.com

Some places are so picturesque it’s hard to believe they’re real. That’s the case for a tropical waterfall that is a 20-minute hike from the small town of Yelapa, on Mexico’s west coast. Take a reinvigorating shower under the waterfall as the droplets catch the sun’s rays.

Coordinates: Latitude 20.4855 | Longitude -105.4487

Marieta Islands

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Photo credit: DiscoverPacific.com

There are millions of beaches in the world, but the one found on Marieta Islands is unlike any other. Marieta’s “hidden beach” sits beneath a collapsed stone roof and requires a swim through a narrow tunnel to reach. Take a deep breath and emerge from the waters into a glowing, untouched paradise.

Coordinates: Latitude 20.7008 | Longitude -105.5680

To watch these destinations come to life and explore more hidden treasures of Baja Mexico, visit DiscoverPacifico.com.

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