Baja Mexico consists of the Mexican states of Baja California and Baja California Sur. Baja California is famous for Tijuana, while Baja California Sur is famous for Cabo San Lucas.
People from all over the world fly into Baja California Sur to visit Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. Not as many people still visit Tijuana and its neighboring cities because of the fear of crime. When done the right way, Tijuana and the whole state of Baja California can be an exciting trip that is well worth the visit.
By K. Mennem. Originally featured in the San Diego Reader.
Many travelers still want to visit Baja California, but are concerned with safety or even bored with Tijuana day trips. A great alternative is to skip Tijuana and head to Ensenada for a weekend stay. The travel to get there is cheap, safe and easy.
Cabo is a popular tourist area at the southern end of the Baja Peninsula. I am not going to waste a lot of time telling you about it, because it simply can be found all over the internet.
A few words of advice: try to stay as near Playa del Amor as you can. All the action is fairly close to this area. If you stay far away, you will spend a fortune in taxis.
If you are with a group, think about renting a condo. Condos are cheaper than hotels for groups and you will have a large living area. Cabo does not have a lot of all-inclusive options like other places in Mexico.
MEXICO CITY – Mexico’s revenues from international tourism totaled $11.13 billion in the January-August period, up 18.1 percent from the same period in 2013, the Tourism Secretariat said.
Foreign tourists generated revenues of $9.42 billion during the first eight months of last year, the secretariat said.
International tourist arrivals totaled 19.3 million in the January-August 2014 period, up 19 percent.
Air arrivals rose 10.3 percent to 9.3 million during the first eight months of this year, the secretariat said, citing Bank of Mexico figures.
-Spanish News Agency EFE