The white sand cresents and crystal clear waters of Baja area are a beach lovers dream. Unlike in some other Mexican coastal areas, the natives of this region prize and protect their environment. The beaches are clean and the plant and wildlife are appreciated and respected.
While it’s at first startling to see cactus forests growing along the beach, you soon get used to the unsual flora and fauna of the Baja peninsula. The best beaches boast fine white sand perfect for barefoot beachcombing. Others consist of shell shards and rocks and require foot protection. However, even on beaches where shoes are a must, the privacy and scenery are well worth it.
Some of the best beaches are not on the tourists’ radar and can only be reached by boat. Camping is permitted in most places and requires toting along an approved portapotty.Whichever you choose, be certain, when wading in the water, to wear water sandals and to shuffle your feet along the bottom to prevent painful encounters with lurking sting rays. This Baja Shuffle will soon become a habit.
Info about La Paz, Baja’s largest city.