Baja California Sur, a mind-altering adventure

Upon arriving in Los Cabos, long golden afternoons by the pool were my daily routine and something that began to fade little by little as I developed my career with architectural and interior projects. Today, after having designed some of the most beautiful properties in Mexico, I am immersed in one of the most important real estate explosions in the history of the destination – a frenzied tsunami of hotel, residential, and restaurant openings. But, unexpectedly, it came to a halt thanks to the arrival of a global pandemic that, in the end, became the ideal time to explore further.

Motivated by the stories of a paradise north of La Paz, and by the desire to distance ourselves as a couple from everyone and everything, we created an elaborate escape and entertainment plan. We decided to choose a Jeep Rubicon to which we dedicated months of the pandemic to equip with what we believed was essential for our journey over the beaches. When the time came, we took our French Bulldog and the three of us set off north for 21 days.

Endless landscapes that were unexplored except by hundreds of kilometers of trails were a visual delight. The much-anticipated beach days surprisingly turned into picnics, as well as the exploring of mountains, historical missions and cave paintings. Not only were the islands full of paradisiacal beaches, but also spectacular fauna in and out of the sea. There is the impressive flora that rises in the form of cardones that grow even larger and more colossal the further north you travel.

The tour was also exquisite for the culinary benefits. In the south, fresh seafood from the Pacific coast and the Sea of ​​Cortez is transformed towards the center of the peninsula into great cuts of beef and lamb. When arriving in the north, the wines do not disappoint either and are considered among the best in the world.

We had heard that the return trip was tiring and monotonous, it was the opposite. There are alternative routes in practically all of Baja California Sur that allow us to reach remote, lonely, unique places, without notoriety, but with what is necessary to take our breath away.

In short, Baja California Sur is delicious and is best enjoyed with all the senses.

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