Posts Categorized: Flora and Fauna

Baja’s Cirio Tree

  Just south of El Rosario, a peculiar plant begins to speckle the Baja desert landscape. It’s hard to miss the odd, tall tapered tree with spiny branches that looks more like a drawing out of a Dr. Seuss book than something you would expect to find in the stark desert. The boojum tree, or… Read more »

Peninsula Picks: 5 Top Baja Marine Life Experiences

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Some of Baja’s most thrilling adventures come in the form of interactive marine life experiences in the wild. From releasing just-hatched baby sea turtles to diving with great white sharks, there’s an up-close sea animal experience for every speed. Here are a few of our favorites.   Pet the Gray Whales Where To Go: There… Read more »

Among the Wildflowers

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By Graham Mackintosh What a great time to visit Baja! After so much rain its deserts and mountains have undergone a remarkable transformation. Almost every vista capable of bearing vegetation is strikingly green. The cirios are as leafed out as I ever remember, as are the ocotillos. The cacti look plump and gorged; and some… Read more »

Peninsula Picks: 5 Unique Baja Plants

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From desertscapes to palm tree oases, the Baja landscape is rich with unique flora due to the peninsula’s varied geology, topography, and weather. There are over 4,000 plant species and subspecies on the peninsula with over 600 species endemic to Baja. Grab a copy of Baja California Plant Field Guide to enhance your next road trip. Here are… Read more »

Peninsula Picks: 5 Unique Baja Wildlife Experiences

The Baja peninsula is home to some incredible wildlife, from endemic species to unique experiences getting up-close-and-personal with animals in the wild. Here are some of our favorite wildlife experiences on the peninsula.   Gray Whales One of the most incredible natural wonders on the Baja peninsula is visiting with the gray whales that come… Read more »