Think glorious white-sand beaches, snorkeling and scuba diving in clear, warm waters rich in marine life. Add in the freshest seafood and the friendliest people, and you have all the key ingredients of an unforgettable holiday in Baja California, Mexico. One of the best ways to explore this exciting state is on a Mexico yacht charter. Discover all you can enjoy on your Mexico yacht rental below.
For an unforgettable yacht rental, Mexico has it all
Ideal for visiting by yacht rental, Mexico’s Baja California is, at 806 miles, the world’s third-longest peninsula. In fact, taking into account all its bays, inlets, islands, and lagoons, its coastline is actually over 2,500 miles long. The lower half, Baja California Sur, is home to the pristine beaches and glitzy resorts of Cabo, making yacht charters here even more desirable.
Swimming with whale sharks
During your Cabo yacht charter, you can swim with whale sharks off the Bay of La Paz, or visit the marine-protected area at Cabo Pulmo. Home to the only Pacific coral reef, it offers the best diving and snorkeling in the region and leads into the Sea of Cortez, a UNESCO World Heritage Site teeming with blue and fin whales, dolphins, porpoises, sea lions, sperm whales, humpbacks, and Bryde’s whales.
North of La Paz lies the beautiful Isla Espíritu Santo, where the surrounding reefs are alive with parrotfish, angelfish and trumpetfish, as well as sharks, rays, turtles, dolphins, sea lions, and whales.
Great wines, world-class cuisine
During your yacht rental, Mexico’s Valle de Guadalupe is a worthy detour for wine-enthusiasts, with over 60 wineries so good they’re being called the ‘next Napa’. Craft beers are also popular in Baja, as are cocktails, including the world-famous Margarita, made traditionally with Mexican tequila.
As well as the ubiquitous fish taco and seafood tostada stands, local cuisine includes Mediterranean-inspired vegetable dishes, fresh seafood and spiny lobster fried with rice, beans, and tortillas. A specialty is machaca – dried, salted, and re-hydrated shredded beef, roasted for a smoky flavor.
Slow-paced and friendly
What really strikes the visitor to Baja is the relaxed way of life, and a great place to soak this up is with a shoreside visit to the picturesque village of Todos Santos, famed for its art galleries, independent boutiques, lively cafes, and gourmet restaurants.
Also worth heading ashore for is La Paz, or City of Peace, the capital of Baja California Sur, with its beautiful Malecón seafront promenade, thriving local art scene, and diverse contemporary restaurants.
Once a sleepy fishing village, Cabo San Lucas at the peninsula’s southernmost tip now offers visitors a world-class marina, upscale beach resorts, vibrant nightlife, and fantastic restaurants, making Cabo yacht charters extremely popular and chic.
Thrill-seekers can jump in a 4×4 and explore the Sierra de la Laguna or the sand dunes to the south. Off-road racing has been popular in Baja since the 1960s, with an official rally every October, but track training days can be arranged between January and March.
The best time to visit Mexico by yacht is during the dry season, between December and April, with average highs of 82.4°F. So what’s stopping you this winter? Treat yourself and your loved ones to the vacation you deserve with a Mexico yacht charter – Baja California has got you covered.