We want to recommend everything you need for your journey and that, in a certain way, you go prepared for the adventure. But don’t worry if you forget something; all the towns we visited have friendly people willing to help you in any situation. And, although there’s no internet or cell phone signal in some areas, you’ll find services such as accommodation, restaurants, and stores.
Keep in mind that this list is for a trip that includes hiking, camping, and climbing. Only a town we visited—San Juanico—had a beach. But it has big waves, which means that, if you are passionate about surfing, it’ll be your ideal place.
Making a list of all the necessary items is always useful. When you pack your bag, cross out what you put inside. That way you know you’re not forgetting anything.
One last tip: it’s best to bring a backpack because it’s easier to carry than a suitcase with wheels.
Are you ready? Let’s begin!
Food for the ride:
- Preferably not chopped, like apples, bananas, and oranges
- Mix of nuts, cranberries, peanuts, and other high-energy snacks
- Water bottle. It’s best to carry your bottle and fill it up. You pollute less and don’t collect piles of plastic bottles
- Necessary for, after climbing or walking long distances, increasing your energy level. It also helps lubricate your throat when camping
- It’s very important to protect your skin
- Insect repellent
- Body lotion. In case your skin gets dry after the sun exposure
- Ointment for sore muscles
- Lip balm
- If you are under treatment, make sure to pack them, plus a kit with some general medicines, such as aspirin and ibuprofen
- Razor, tampons or sanitary pads, and makeup remover—although it may be a good time to not use makeup and let your skin rest in nature
- ¡Enough! And, for women, bras or sports bras
- Denim shorts. Ideal for the rides
- In case you go out at night
- Workout pants. For women, we recommend leggings that reach up to the ankles to cover you from vegetation and give you freedom of movement when climbing. For men, they can be cargo pants
- Workout t-shirts. They let you sweat all you want and their elasticity is ideal
- A sweatshirt. Necessary for Baja California Sur’s microclimates
- Long sleeve shirts or a light sweater. It’ll protect you from the sun’s rays
- Tennis shoes
- Hiking boots
- Swimsuit and flip-flops. Only if you plan on swimming in San Juanico
- Although many accommodations provide them, it’s better to bring one in case they don´t
- Cell phone
- Necessary if you travel in a group with several cars
- Chargers for your equipment
- Makes all the difference
- Synthetic sleeping bag
- Sleeping pad. It can be Therm-a-Rest or made of solid foam
- Small backpack for daily use or short hikes
- Small lighter
- Pocket knife
- Hand sanitizer
- Toilet paper
- First aid kit
- Kitchen kit. Pan, pot, and spoon
- Coffee sack. A cloth bag that can be used as a filter
- Coffee, tea, and sweetener. For the morning
- Biodegradable garbage bags
We suggest that, before the trip, you know your tent very well. That means that you set it up and take it down so you check if you are missing any tools and the process becomes easier when it’s camping time.
We made the experience in the comfort of a robust Volkswagen Teramont with ample spaces. Ideal for this tour!