28 Day Tour Itinerary

Day 0: Potrero Regional Park, California, USA

Day 0: Potrero Regional Park, California, USA

This morning we will rendezvous at the beautiful  Potrero Regional Park 45 miles east of  San Diego in California at an elevation of 2300′.  Today we will cross the border as a group into Tecate, Mexico and Baja Amigos will guide you through the Tourist Permit process.  On return to the campground, everyone will receive an orientation prior to your 28 day Mexican Baja Adventure.  Later Lisa & Dan will host a wine & cheese so everyone can get acquainted.

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DAY 1: Tecate & Ensenada, Mexico

DAY 1: Tecate & Ensenada, Mexico

Today we are off to Ensenada. We cross at Tecate driving on Hwy 3 thru the Valley of Guadalupe to Hwy 1 prior to entering Ensenada. As we will drive through Ensenada and past the legendary Riviera, Hotel Playa Ensenada, an elegant hotel and gambling casino that opened in 1930 and is now a Cultural Center.

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Happy Campers Jumping For Joy!

DAY 2: El Pabellon-Lazaro Cardenas

Today we continue our southward journey that take us through the communities Santos Tomas, San Vicente, Colonet, Vicente Guerrero, San Quintin and Lazaro Cardenas . Our final destination will be a campground adjoining the beach south of Lazaro Cardenas.  This area of Baja is known for farming and miles and miles of sand dunes.  This campground can be a little cool and windy, but you are sure to enjoy the ocean air.

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Day 3: Catavina Boulder Fields

DAY 3: Catavina

Today we are off to Rancho Santa Inez in the community of Catavina.   This will take us through El Rosario where the highway ended prior to construction of Mex 1 in 1973.  This campground is located  in the heart of the Catavina Boulder Fields and its impressive and unique Sonoran Desert vegetation includes Cirios cactus.

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Day 4: Whale Watching - Guerrero Negro

DAY 4: Guerrero Negro

Today’s drive will take us past the junction to Bahia de los Angeles, through Jesus Maria to Guerrero Negro.  This is the place to view California Grey Whales and that is exactly what we are going to do!  Even for non-boaters it is an experience of a lifetime and well worth any anxieties you may have (spoken by a non-boater).   This town thrives on it’s salt industry, another very interesting sight to see while out on the waters.

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Day 5: San Ignacio Mission

DAY 5: San Ignacio

Today is a shorter drive taking us into the middle of the desert through Vizcaino before arriving into the a beautiful date palm oasis of San Ignacio. San Ignacio has a population of about 4000 and is home to the magnificent Mission of San Ignacio. The site for the original mission was founded in the Cochimi settlement of Kadakaaman in 1728 by Jesuit missionary Juan Bautista Luyando.

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Day 6 & 7: Bahia Concepcion

DAY 6 & 7: Bahia Concepcion, Baja Sur

Another short drive to Bahia Concepcion, a very popular RV destination for many Snowbirds with twelve (12) beach campgrounds.  Bahia Concepcion (23 miles long) is the largest bay in Baja and is located a short drive south of Mulege.

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Day 8 & 9: Shopping in Loreto

DAY 8 & 9: Loreto

Our short drive today takes us to the town of Loerto.  Loreto is the birthplace of California, as it was the first permanent settlement anywhere in the Californians, including the U.S. state to the north.  Loreto was the capital of both California’s’ for 132 years and was a sleepy village where summer’s heat made for a laid-back pace for locals and visitors.

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Day 10: Campestra Maranatha

DAY 10 & 11: El Centenario

Today will be a longer driving day as we are now headed inland thru the farming belt of Baja that includes Ciudad Insurgentes and Constitucion on our way Campestre Maranatha located in El Centanario. On arrival you will be able to check your Wi-Fi, perhaps go for a dip or have a coffee and sticky bun at the Café Equisto located in the RV Park.

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Day 11-13: Playa El Tecolote

Day 12 & 13 Tecolote

We will leave early this morning and drive to Playa El Tecolote where we will spend some serious beach time.  Our journey will take us through La Paz where we will grocery up for our boon docking (dry camping).

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El Triunfo a great stop

DAY 14: Rancho Verde

Our short trip today will bring us to the beautiful Rancho Verde RV Haven located on a 3100 Acre Ranch in the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains. On route we will stop at El Triunfo, a former mining town nestled in the Sierra de la Laguna.

 

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Our new stop this season

DAY 15-17: Los Barriles

Our drive today will take us back to the Sea of Cortez and Los Barriles. Our tour includes an excursion into town and a hosted Happy Hour on the beach.

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Jose and his family at La Pasadita

Day 18: Pescadero

Today we complete the drive around the East Cape with our first stop at the “Tropic of Cancer,” a propane  fill, then a lunch stop & shop at the San Lucas Plaza for supplies.  Afterwards our journey continues northward along the Pacific Ocean  traveling along Hwy 19 to Pescadero with a stop at the “Blanket Factory” KM 69), always popular with our guests. 

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Day 18 & 19: La Paz

DAY 19 & 20: La Paz

Today we have a short jaunt and we’ve now completed the southern loop having returned to La Paz which is (Spanish for “The Peace”)  and the capital city of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur. We will be staying at Campestre Maranatha for the next 2 days.

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Day 21: Puerto Escondido

DAY 21: Puerto Escondido

We have a longer drive today but well worth it!  We will dry camp in a National Park on the Sea of Cortez at Puerto Escondido, what could be more enjoyable? We will have access to WiFi, laundry & showers and a mini-super.  We have an optional dinner planned at Porto Bello tonight, our friend Pedro Lopez has an excellent restaurant.

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Day 22 & 23: Mulege

DAY 22 & 23: Mulege

Today we have a short drive past Loreto, the Bay of Concepcion and continue on to Mulege, another date palm oasis.  The name Mulege is derived from the Cochimi language meaning “Large ravine of the white mouth.”  In 1705 a mission was established which they christened Santa Rosalia de Mulege.  The beautiful stone building that replaced the original still stands overlooking the river.

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Day-24-Guerrero-Negro

DAY 24: Guerrero Negro

Today well return to Guerrero Negro and a different campground which includes a unique restaurant and good WiFi, also a good place to collect shells! Due north from Guerrero Negro is Malarrimo Beach, famous for it’s spectacular beachcombing.

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Day 24-25: Bahia de los Angeles

DAY 25 & 26: Bahia De Los Angeles

We will return to Guerrero Negro to a different campground which includes a unique restaurant and good WiFi, also a good place to collect shells!  Day 25 we continue north and our final leg is from the junction on Mex 1 where we will take a paved road 66 km down to the Sea of Cortez and the sleepy fishing village of Bahía de los Ángeles (“Bay of Angels”).

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Posada Don Diego RV Park

Day 27: Vicente Guerrero

Northward we go! Todays drive will take us to the Posada Don Diego RV Park in Colonia Vicente Guerrero, a bustling agricultural town straddling the Transpeninsular highway. Baja Amigos will host your final Mexican dinner at the Baja Fiesta Restaurant. Let’s party tonight!! Tomorrow is the final leg of your Mexican adventure.

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Valle de Guadalupe RV Park

DAY 28: Sordo Mudo RV Park

This is the final leg of our journey as we retrace our steps on our return to Tecate. After leaving Ensenada we will head northeast on Hwy Mex 3 where an extensive re-pavement project has been underway since the Spring of 2010.  As we enter Valle de Guadalupe and “Wine Country” the first highway upgrade  becomes very apparent, wide lanes and significant paved shoulders, a nice change indeed.

 

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