Posts Categorized: Hotels

A Mexican Love Story: Don Johnson

By John M. Derby Don Johnson came to Baja, Mexico as a young man and he fell in love with the country. He decided to build a hotel and airfield to attract American pilots who loved to fish in the best fishing grounds in the world. His hotel called Serenidad, provided a landing field for… Read more »

If I Could Turn Back Time

By Gary Graham Remember back when many of us camped along the Sea of Cortez enjoying the isolation? Often there wouldn’t even be another soul as far as one could see; we would have the entire beach to ourselves. I can still imagine I hear the sounds of that Baja, fish fillets sizzling over the… Read more »

Mexicali’s Hotel Lucerna

Lucerna Mexicali

There’s plenty to do in Mexicali these days, with a veritable craft beer scene, the unique Mexican Chinese cuisine, and tours exploring the underground basements of La Chinesca—the largest Chinatown in Mexico. With wide streets and a comparatively laidback pace of life, Mexicali is a friendly and agreeable city that is slowly becoming a destination… Read more »

Dollar Deals

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By Graham Mackintosh For many years, heading down Highway 1, a typical first night in Baja for me meant camping in the peace and quiet of the desert around Cataviña. Leaving San Diego by mid-morning I would usually be there and setup by nightfall. Sometimes I’d sleep in a tent; other times in my vehicle…. Read more »

La Bohemia Baja Hotel Pequeño

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By Jennifer Kramer It’s no secret that Todos Santos is one of the chicest destinations on the Baja peninsula. Since ex-pat artists discovered the colonial town on the West Cape in the 1980s, Todos Santos has always had an implicit sophistication that eludes other parts of the peninsula. Embodying that bohemian essence and a true… Read more »

Rancho Mil

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Southeast of Mexicali winds the Río Hardy, a 26-kilometer river that brings life to the desert and mountain landscape of this Baja region that many travelers are uninitiated with. This is an area where life is serene and unassuming. Where travelers kayak along the river during the day and watch the sky blanketed by stars… Read more »

Peninsula Picks: 5 Budget-Friendly Baja Hotels

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There’s nothing we love more than a good Baja bargain. We’ve put together some of our favorite budget accommodations on the peninsula where you’ll get the value you deserve without breaking the bank (all of our picks are under US$40/night for double occupancy). Read more about some our favorite picks below and why we think… Read more »

Santa Rosalía and Las Casitas

Santa Rosalia Baja

While the mining town of Santa Rosalía doesn’t always make the must-see list for many Baja travelers, the town has a distinct flavor unlike any other place in Baja. An old mining town built up by the French company El Boleo in the 1800s, most of the buildings in town are in the French style… Read more »

Rancho Pescadero, El Pescadero

Rancho Pescadero

By Jennifer Kramer It only takes a few seconds on the property at Rancho Pescadero to get a feel for the unique vibe of the hotel. This is not your typical Baja motel nor is it a glamorous Cabo resort. This is chicly understated luxury with a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. The resort is about six years… Read more »

Hacienda Paraiso, La Paz

Hacienda Paraiso La Paz

One of Baja California Sur’s most popular destinations for travelers is La Paz. With it’s wide variety of activities from water sports, fishing, museum hopping to just relaxing on the beautiful beaches, it’s not hard to see why this is such a popular city. If you’re looking for a full experience in La Paz, a stay at Hacienda… Read more »