Recreational Infrastructure and Tourism Services
Few places in the world have such a natural and cultural wealth as this state, located within a desert area with mountain ranges in the Baja California Peninsula, a strip of land that separates the Sea of Cortez from the Pacific Ocean.
The beaches with their intense tourist, cultural, and commercial activities, offer extraordinary sightseeing, such as the arrival of the gray whales and white sharks to the deep blue coasts. Also relevant are the natural reserves that are home to a wide variety of endemic species from the coastlines, the mountain range, and the desert.
Aside from enjoying the waves, visitors can travel through the state’s five municipalities with excellent attractions such as local and international foods, Mexican wine and beer production, adventure activities like mountain biking and surfing on the region’s complex landscapes, and the 18 Jesuit, Franciscan and Dominican missions from the colonial evangelization period.
Tijuana and Mexicali, the latter the state capital, are located at the Northern border of the country, what makes them favorite cities for those who enjoy shopping after a day in the sun.
The municipalities of Ensenada, Tecate, and Rosarito are entry doors to a great tradition. Within them, tourists can enjoy beaches, mountain ranges and dunes, practicing extreme sports, bird watching, admiring the architecture, walking through vineyards, and traveling by train.
In Baja California you can also visit caves, where rocks and walls show cave paintings that evidence the artistic activities of the first human groups that populated the region.
This state meets the expectations of tourists looking for luxury; nevertheless, enchanting inexpensive vacations are possible. There are exclusive resorts, as well as the most wonderful natural camping sites. Tradition, hospitality, tranquility and entertainment are just a few reasons to get to know firsthand the heritage of the Baja California Peninsula.
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The Wine Route
The Wine Route has been established as Baja California’s emblematic attraction, giving the state a unique personality internationally.
This route offers a variety of attractions ranging from the smallest family vineyards to the large scale producers, and from the cozy family country restaurants to the finest cuisine. In addition, there are camping sites, ranches, arts and crafts centers, museums, Bed & Breakfast hotels, wine boutiques, art galleries, native culture, and natural sites.
Fun, active, exotic, and romantic vacations can be enjoyed in this region, as it is an interesting and safe place. The Wine Route is the ideal destination for couples and families.
Located in the north of Baja California, the Wine Route is privileged by its Mediterranean weather, ideal for grapevine cultivation. There are few microclimates in Mexico that combine such unique characteristics of altitude, ground, seasons, time and temperature, not to mention the love for the winemaking art.
The Kiliwa and Kumiai cultures were the first inhabitants of this region, followed by Iberian and Mexican missionaries and later by immigrants from Russia, Europe, and the rest of Mexico. All these influences helped the Wine Route acquire its unique personality.
The valleys of Calafia, Guadalupe, and San Antonio de las Minas are the heart of the Wine Route, that extends to the north to Valle de las Palmas and to the south to Valles de Santo Tomas and San Vicente Ferrer.
Baja Californian white wines are made with lots of dedication from Chenin Blanc, Colombard, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay grapes, while the red wines are typically made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Grenache, Carignan, Barbera, Nebbiolo, and Zinfandel grapes.
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