Press releases

  • Baja California, a region of Mexico attracting more and more travelers in search of new horizons

    Wednesday, July 4, 2012

    BetweenPacific and the Seaof Cortez, exuberant flora and fauna compete in beauty in one of the most beautiful natural aquariums in the world with Dantesque, breathtaking landscapes and pristine nature, preserved in a nearly intact ecosystem with huge stretches of wilderness punctuated by monumental cacti and canyons in the background...

    Approachwhales closely ...
    In Baja California, the best known and most expected inhabitant is, of course, the gray whale who goes down every year from Alaska to breed from December to March in the warmer and quietest waters of the different bays located on the Pacific side of the peninsula.
    The best known bays are Bahía Magdalena, Laguna Ojo de Liebre, or Laguna San Ignacio, south of the Vizcaino Desert, one of the largest biosphere reservation, worldwide famous for its diverse flora, (most species areendemic) and for its rich wildlife...

    The famous marine sanctuary ofLaguna San Ignacio is a major wintering site for the gray whales of Baja California. This site is listed as UNESCO World Heritage.
    From December to March, it is almost mandatory to see hundreds of gray whales in the various bays of the Pacific side of the peninsula. In order to watch them, you will be accompanied by a local guide on a small boat called “panga” or “lancha” in groups of no more than 6 to 8 people.

    Yourguide will explain the habits and ways of these amazing travelers coming for a few weeks to warm up and breed in the warm waters of Baja California after having traveled 10,000 kilometers from Alaska.

    Baja Californiais now considered a Mecca for watching the gray and humpback whales, blue whales, shark whales and also other small creatures waiting to be discovered: manta rays, dolphins, sea turtles, elephant seals and myriads of other multicolored fish…
    So it is no coincidence that this place was called "aquarium of the world" by Jacques Cousteau during his expeditions, or "Pearl of Mexico" by John Steinbeck in his famous novel...

    Swimming withthe sea lions, a powerful moment...
    If youwant to impress your friends, you can even swim with sea lions, always curious to get close and spin around you without any real danger. A powerful moment to be fully enjoyed...

    Aomnipresent desert and 20 meters high cacti
    Baja Californiais also and above allan omnipresent desert with a unique flora, not to mention the countless pristine white sand beaches unfolding for hundreds of kilometers from north to south. Finally, curiously enough, the numerous islands and islets are inhabited by numerous colonies of birds and sea lions basking on the rocks.
    Even today, most of "Baja" (Baja California) is a blank canvasfor travelers looking for untamed natural landscapes. It is probably one of the few places on the planet that are still privileged and conducive to ecotourism.

    Between the seaand the ocean, a long strip of deserts that clings to Northern America
    Baja Californiais a 1300 km long peninsula located along the northwest coast of Mexico. Clinging to Northern America, it is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean and east by the Sea of Cortez, also known as the "Gulf of California." Its thin shape stretches from the border with Northern American California to Los Cabos.
    This long strip of land scarcely exceeds 230 km in width and measures no more than 45 kilometers at its narrowest point. The peninsula has more than 3000 kilometers of coastline surrounded by nearly 50 islands, most of them located in the Gulf of California and classified as World Heritage by UNESCO.

    Welcometo Baja California, land of contrasts with a thousand faces!
    As an antithesisof mass tourism, come discover the other face of Mexico, and feel this high excitement in a unique and magical setting...

    Want to go? This site will help you know better the Baja Californiapeninsula in its every detail and discover ideas for standard or customized tours: www.mexcapade.com

    A must-readbefore you leave:"Baja California, pearl of Mexico" (Editions Privat).

    Arichly illustrated work with practical maps and information about the entire peninsula.
    Presentation of the book on www.basse-californie.org

     Picturesof the Baja California: HD royalty free pictures available to press upon request.

    Press Media Contact:

    Armand Arbonne

    armand.arbonne@basse-californie.org

     
  • Baja California: Mexico's natural side

    Tuesday, February 1, 2011

    Change of scenery and excitement guaranteed

    Imagine for a moment your programme in sunny Baja California ...

    Monday, when you arrive, you plunge into the turquoise blue lagoons many off Bahia Balandra and picnic on a beach of dreams.

    Tuesday, you will go aboard a panga to meet the gray whales and their calves, so close that you will get to touch and caress them.

    On Wednesdays you'll go on a horseride in the heart of the canyons of the Sierra de la Laguna, and you will sleep in a ranch in the middle of nowhere.

    Thursday, you will discover the desert and its giant cacti in a heavenly botanical garden that contains countless varieties of cacti, succulent and endemic plants. 

    Friday, a day of relaxation and idleness by the pool, or under a thatched hut on a beautiful white sand beach. 

    And Saturday you can enjoy a Margarita cocktail on the terrace of a restaurant, before enjoying a delicious tacos and grilled fish dish.

    Then, on Sunday, you will head to the islands Espiritu Santo, San Jose and Carmen. All protected and classified as World Heritage by Unesco, the crags of these islands are home to numerous colonies of seabirds and marine mammals.

     
  • Whales coming back to Baja California

    Saturday, January 1, 2011

    Imagine what this magical place as pleasant surprises in store for you ...

    - A 807.78 mile-long peninsula between the Pacific and Sea of Cortes
    - Nearly 3,000 miles of sandy beaches and bays with turquoise waters
    - Vast tracts of forests sheltering giant cactus tops of 65.62 feet
    - Countless islands and islets classified as World Heritage by Unesco
    - One of the richest marine ecosystems on the planet and a unique flora
    - Vast sierras, steep canyons and vast wildernes 
     
    Welcome to Baja California, the other face of Mexico!
     
    You want to experience the thrills of a single framework? Check out this mecca of ecotourism still preserved, guaranteed 100% natural with Mexcapade, the specialist in Baja California on www.mexcapade.com . 
     
  • Road trip in Baja California, THE new 100% natural destination in 2010…

    Thursday, November 18, 2010

    You will see unique, breathtaking landscapes, a pristine nature, the endleess pristine sandy beaches, a succession of coves and crystal clear lagoons, vast wilderness punctuated by giant cacti , the majestic sierras and canyons ...

    You have here a delicious foretaste for the discovery of a genuine ¨pearl of nature¨ as John Steinbeck called it in his famous novel.
     
    Between the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez, exuberant flora and fauna compete in beauty in one of the most beautiful natural aquariums in the world, described some years ago by the famous oceanographer Jacques-Yves Cousteau, supporter and fierce defender of natural environments around the planet ...
     
    Discover a mecca of ecotourism at the antipodes of mass tourism, and experience strong emotions in a unique and magical place ...
     
    Welcome to Baja California, the land of esperanza and multifaceted cotrasts!
     
    Feel like going there?
     
    Get ideas for tours in order to discover the Peninsula from north to south:  www.mexcapade.com
     
  • The peninsula of Baja California,

    Tuesday, October 12, 2010

    The Other Face of Mexico:

    Road trip in Baja California, a 100% natural destination for this winter ...
     
    The program, unique landscapes breathtaking, pristine nature and unspoilt, 1864.11 miles of pristine beaches of immactulate white sand, a succession of turquoise lagoons, large wilderness punctuated by immense deserts with giant cacti, majestic sierras and steep canyons ...
     
    You have here a delicious foretaste for the discovery of a genuine ¨pearl of nature¨ as John Steinbeck called it in his famous novel.
     
    Between Pacific and Sea of Cortez, exuberant flora and fauna compete in beauty in one of the most beautiful natural aquariums in the world, described some years ago by the famous oceanographer Jacques-Yves Cousteau, supporter and fierce defender of natural environments around the planet ...
     
    Discover a mecca of ecotourism at the antipodes of mass tourism, and experience strong emotions in a unique and magical place ...
     
    Welcome to Baja California, the land of esperanza and multifaceted cotrasts!