Here’s a question from Whitney that you might like to comment on:
Just recently discovered that I can get to San Diego rather cheaply. I’m looking at meeting my 67-year-old mom there, then heading to Baja for a few days of R&R. I’ve traveled Mexico before (with People’s Guide in hand!), but not Baja. What affordable, easy-to-get-to locations do you suggest I look into? She has arthritis and can’t tolerate really long bus rides, but is otherwise very active and would be game for swimming, snorkeling, etc. Of course we’re on a budget, but aren’t really interested in camping.
And here’s my own reply:
You don’t mention when you intend to travel but assuming it is this winter or even in the Spring, I’m afraid you’re not going to find warm water for snorkeling and swimming. Also, with just a few days of R&R I’d say that you’ll be limited to the northernmost portion of Baja, which means Ensenada or on the Gulf side, San Felipe.
If what you’re looking for is a more Mexican experience, I suggest that you consider going farther down the mainland to San Carlos or Guaymas.
For details on actual accomodations you’re going to have to participate in online message forums (see the For More Info chapter of our book, The People’s Guide To Mexico ) or do some Googling. I don’t track that kind of information myself, as it takes a huge amount of time and is constantly changing.