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According to the Royal Spanish Academy, one of the definitions of a nook is a secret hiding place. If we apply this word to the State of Baja California Sur, we can find as many nooks as the imagination allows. They range from small spaces formed by rocks on the seashore to pine forests in the Sierra de la Laguna to romantic places for dining by moonlight. They all definitely fall into the classification of secret places. Baja California Sur has nearly 20 percent of all of Mexico’s coastline and every foot of the 1,300 miles of beaches could be ideal for a picnic, a place to admire nature and a photograph to remember a perfect destination.

Cabo Pulmo

Cabo Pulmo

Exploring the beaches, mountains, streams and the desert reveals hidden interests and allows a person to feel like a pioneer in his or her own way.

Mulegé, Baja California Sur

Mulegé, Baja California Sur

Dunas, Comondú, Baja California Sur

Dunas, Comondú, Baja California Sur

Sierra de San Francisco, Muelegé, Baja California Sur

Sierra de San Francisco, Muelegé, Baja California Sur

While nature offers endless possibilities for finding that secluded spot, men and history have helped identify many exceptional places to visit. It would be impossible and unfair to purport to list them all, but it is possible to mention some.

For two thirds of the year, whale shark, called the biggest fish on earth, live just off the beaches of La Paz. Thanks to a wealth of marine life, sharks reproduce in these waters and can be admired peacefully. It is one of the most extraordinary experiences you can imagine.

No visit would be complete without trying a delicious tostada or seafood taco at one of the many restaurants along the waterfront of the capital city. They are a delightful traditional cuisine.

El Triunfo, is a small village where spending a morning can be a nice adventure. Here time seems to have stopped, you simply have to walk to enjoy what the town has to offer. We recommend visiting the music museum located in an old house. The instruments are from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries. They evoke the boom times of the mining in the area. Hopefully, you can enjoy a delicious margarita made with homemade damiana liquor.

Ruinas de Mina, El Triunfo, La Paz, Baja California Sur

Ruinas de Mina, El Triunfo, La Paz, Baja California Sur

Ruinas de Mina, El Triunfo, La Paz, Baja California Sur

Ruinas de Mina, El Triunfo, La Paz, Baja California Sur

Northwest of Cabo San Lucas, the small community of Cerritos is known worldwide for its surfing beaches. Here you can stop to enjoy Mediterranean and Mexican fusion cuisine paired with extraordinary wines and surrounded by a seductive landscape where every sunset is a work of art. This is one show you do not want to miss.

Cerritos, La Paz, Baja California Sur

Cerritos, La Paz, Baja California Sur

Baja California Sur is a unique destination because it has numerous islands of different sizes. However, not all are easily accessible and visitors must travel by authorized means. If you are looking for a nook surrounded by water, you have to visit the island of Espiritu Santo. Inhabited at different times by regional tribes, Espiritu Santo today is a diving paradise and the best place to appreciate the Sea of Cortez, the world’s aquarium.

La Lobera, La Paz, Baja California Sur

La Lobera, La Paz, Baja California Sur

Precisely because of its location, the Biosphere Reserve Sierra de la Laguna is home to unimaginable places. The topography, biodiversity, climate, flora and fauna, make every space in the mountains a very special destination. Whether you’re on a 3,000 foot peak or one that’s more than 6,000 feet up, you will be able to appreciate nature in all its glory. It would be worth your while to be prepared for one or two nights of camping.

Sierra de la Laguna, La Paz, Baja California Sur

Sierra de la Laguna, La Paz, Baja California Sur

Plan a day to visit some of these communities and get carried away by curiosity throughout the day, dare to explore the Ecological Sol de Mayo Ranch, located in the Zorra Canyon in the community of Santiago or Rancho del Refugio near the municipality of La Paz, relax in the hot springs of Santa Rita a few kilometers from Caduaño, or dive in the Cabo Pulmo National Park because they are all true natural museums that will enrich your trip.

Baja California Sur has many spots that could become your favorite nook. Come find out!

Baja California Sur has many spots that could become your favorite nook. Come find out!

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