Introduction to Beaches to Visit in Baja
If you’ve purchased one of the Fort Lauderdale condos for sale, odds are, you’re a beach lover who’s enjoying easy access to a number of beautiful beaches, but perhaps it’s time to try something different.
Many of the beaches on the Baja Peninsula of Mexico, which separates the Pacific Ocean from the Gulf of California are not only visually stunning, but you can often find vast empty stretches for enjoying solitude, along with those famous beaches for partying along the southern tip in Cabo San Lucas.
Playa Balandra, La Paz
Playa Balandra, or Balandra Beach, located about 20 minutes from La Paz, is often named among the most beautiful beaches in Mexico.
In fact, USA Today readers named it the country’s No. 1 beach in the publication’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2016.
So spectacular it’s hard to believe you haven’t just walked into a fantasy, the blindingly white sand against the crystal-clear turquoise water with a backdrop of desert mountains is truly a sight to see.
The calm, knee-deep bay is ideal for swimming or even walking when the tide is low out to the curious rock formation shaped like a mushroom.
La Playa Punta Arena, La Ventana
Hidden at the end of a long, dirt road about 30 minutes from La Ventana on the Sea of Cortez, La Playa Punta Arena and its white powdery sands edge brilliant azure waters and face Cerravlo Island, with Punta Arena Lighthouse located at the tip.
In this paradise, countless perfect seashells are strewn across the beach, while the warm bay is ideal for snorkeling and diving.
Keep an eye out for the dolphins and flying Mobula rays, known for their acrobatic breaching, sometimes leaping as high as six feet above the water.
Playa Escondida, Bahia Concepcion, Mulege
There are many postcard-perfect beaches in the Bahia Concepcion area of Mulege – you could spend weeks here enjoying hidden coves with pristine white sands and cerulean waters, though Playa Escondida, AKA Hidden Beach, is one of the most peaceful.
Here you’ll find calm waters that are ideal for snorkeling, swimming, and kayaking – and, kayaks can be rented right from the beach to paddle out and explore the shoreline and its many unspoiled stretches of sand.
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Cabo Pulmo National Park
Cabo Pulmo National Park is home to gorgeous undeveloped beaches and a tranquil, shallow bay that’s known as the home of one of only three living reefs in North America.
As one of the oldest living coral reefs, it boasts the highest concentration of marine life in the Sea of Cortez, including all sorts of colorful fish, sea turtles, manta rays, moray eels, and sea lions.
Playa del Amor
Playa del Amor, or Lovers Beach, is a must for those that plan to spend time in Cabo San Lucas.
One of Mexico’s most famous beaches, it can be accessed via water taxi from Medano Beach or the Cabo Marina.
The area is dotted with fantastic rock formations like The Arch along with numerous caves and a sea lion colony.
On the Sea of Cortez side, you can enjoy some of the best snorkeling in the area.
After your return trip to Medano Beach, you’ll be steps away from the abundance of food, drink, and entertainment at any one of the multiple restaurants and bars here like Mango Deck and The Office.