Peninsula Picks: 5 Books for Baja Travel

We’re often asked what we recommend for travel resources to Baja California so we’ve put together a list of some of our top picks to make the best of your peninsula road trip adventures. From practical logistics to history and biology, these books will help you take full advantage of the special treasures of the peninsula.


Moon Baja coverBaja Moon Handbook
By Jennifer Kramer

Historically considered the Bible for Baja travel, this new and updated guide has information on towns, hotels, restaurants, and activities along the peninsula. We may be biased because our own Jennifer Kramer wrote the guide, but trust us, you don’t want to travel the peninsula without this book.



MINCH-Roadside-Geology-of-Baja-California-cover[1]Roadside Geology & Biology of Baja California, Mexico
By John Minch and Jason Minch

The new second edition of this Baja classic is a full-color book that will guide you kilometer-by-kilometer through the geology and biology of Baja’s Transpeninsular Highway. Whether you’re a novice traveler or an advanced scientist, This guide is sure to enhance your Baja road trip experience with photographs, sketches, and an illustrated glossary.



camping bajaTraveler’s Guide to Camping Mexico’s Baja
By Mike and Terri Church

If you’re tent camping or RVing along the peninsula, don’t leave home without this definitive guide. The book gives a description of virtually every campground on the peninsula as well as vital information about preparation, documentation, border crossing, side trips and things to see and do.



Baja California Land of Missions David KierBaja California Land of Missions
By David Kier

We always travel with this handy guide by David Kier that has all of the information on the 27 missions on the Baja peninsula. It’s an easy way to greatly enhance your travel experience with a bit of history. GPS for all of the mission sites is included, to add some extra culture and adventure to your usual road trip.



Baja California Plant Field Guide (3rd edition)plant field guide
By Jon Rebman and Norman Roberts

This extensive plant guide will help you identify all of the unique cacti, wildflowers, agave, and other unique plants along the peninsula. The full color guide is a must-have for any avid Baja traveler looking to learn about Baja’s flora.




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