Baja California

Baja California is that 1300 kilometer long arm that dangles down from the US border between the Pacific and the Gulf of California. The whole of the peninsula consists of rugged and nearly uninhabited mountains.

Baja California is the twelfth state by area in Mexico. Its geography ranks from beaches to forests and deserts. The backbone of the state is the Sierra de Baja California; where the Picacho Del Diablo, the highest point of the peninsula, is located. This mountain range effectively divides the weather patterns in the state.

The state’s inhabitants are known as Cachanillas after the wild cachanilla plant which has a fresh aroma and was used by the original inhabitants to make huts. Originally, the term Cachanillas was applied only to the inhabitants of the Mexicali Valley, although there are tales of the term being used for inhabitants of Santa Rosalia in Baja California Sur.


The desert landscape is fascinating and the scenery is extremely beautiful. Most travelers find Baja a magical place of blue skies, fresh air and solitude. A great get away form the crazy land of California.

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