Bahia de Los Angeles is one of the best places in Baja California, Mexico, to enjoy sport fishing and many other activities in the sea. A beautiful bay on the Sea of Cortez, adventure and eco-tourism lovers are guaranteed to enjoy this paradise.
Getting to Bahia de los Angeles
From the border city of Tijuana, you can get to Bahia de Los Angeles via the transpeninsular highway. It’s a 370-mile trip to the south, and right on the Punta Prieta Parador, it’s an additional 30 miles to Bahia de Los Angeles. The road is paved and safe, which is an additional advantage for travelers. If you drive, you will be rewarded with the most impressive landscapes you will ever find. The contrast of mountains, desert, and the ocean is breathtaking. You can also access Bahia de Los Angeles by private yacht or boat if you are sailing along the Sea of Cortez. The weather is quite pleasant year-round, and July and August are the warmest months.
The great grey whales arrive at this location from December to April; they will mesmerize you when you see them for the first time. The bay has a wide diversity of sea animals, including sea lions, dolphins, turtles, and sea birds, to name a few. If you want to go sightseeing, you can visit the church, monastery, and quarters of the cantera stone Jesuit Mision of San Francisco Borja, located outside the town limits. If you stay on the same road, you will find several caves that preserve prehistoric drawings. These paintings are considered one of the most significant in Baja. Finally, Nature and Culture Museum, where you can learn about this small town’s history during pre-Hispanic times and about its mining past.
Bahia de Los Angeles is world-famous for its sport fishing. You can find yellowtail amberjack, common dolphinfish, and yellowtail horse mackerel in the bay and neighboring areas. The main sportfishing areas include the many islands of the bay. In Bahia de Los Angeles, you can find the pangueros who specialize in sport fishing, and they will take you during the fishing season. Please use your best judgment when determining where you can fish, and make sure you follow local rules and regulations.
Water Sports and Activities
Bahia de Los Angeles is an excellent spot for kayaking, boating, windsurfing, and snorkeling. There over a dozen islands encompassing the bay, and you can take sightseeing and snorkeling tours to visit them. You can admire up close an amazing array of marine species, such as dolphins, sea lions, and sea birds. From December to April, the great grey whales come to the bay, and it’s an exciting moment when you see the spectacle from nature. Another popular attraction and one you should experience is swimming with the rare, elusive, and magnificent whale shark creature. There are only four places in the world where whale sharks make regular appearances at a specific time of year. The Sea of Cortez near Bahia de Los Angeles is one of those four spots closest to the US. So you can see this fantastic creature between June and December.
Dining and Lodging
If you bring your catch after going fishing, you can ask most restaurants to cook it for you. Daggett’s is a camping spot with a good restaurant, and the Los Vientos hotel has a wonderful restaurant. The Costa del Sol and Hotel Las Hamacas serve delicious food. The area’s specialty is traditional Mexican cuisine, fish and shrimp tacos, and other delicacies from the sea. If you’re looking to camp, there are several options in the area. For your safety and comfort, always camp in town. There are also several hotels in the bay, and many include kayaks with your room rental. To the North, you will find the Los Vientos Hotel has a swimming pool and is the top-rated hotel in the area.
The travel experience to arrive at Bahia de Los Angeles is just one of the unforgettable memories for visitors. The turquoise water and soft sand beaches make this destination a true sanctuary for you to enjoy a relaxing vacation. Look into this amazing natural beauty for your next vacation.
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Monday 27th of September 2021
Hi, Did you drive from Punta Prieta to Bahia de los angeles? Your blog said it was a good, paved road. I have read other posts where travelers said it was not paved and very difficult to get to. I am going to be driving in a regular car, so I just want to make sure that the road is accessible. Thanks! Have a great day
Sunday 28th of November 2021
@Camille, the road is fine. 2WD low clearance should be okay, and we've seen trailers and RVs here.