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When is the best time to visit Baja California?

Baja is a very attractive winter sun destination, with temperatures in the 20s: comfortable on the beach and for energetic pursuits such horse riding, hiking, golf and kayaking.

For more detailed information visit our When To Go section.

What language is spoken in Baja California?

The main language spoken in Baja California is Spanish.

What currency do I need in Baja California?

Mexican pesos are the main currency used in Baja California. Notes can be withdrawn from the ATMs in La Paz and Loreto using a UK credit or debit card (limit about £100 per day. Tell your bank in advance you are going to Mexico).

What is the time difference between Baja California and the UK?

The time difference between Baja California and the UK is GMT -7 hours.

What does a visit to Baja California combine well with?

A visit to Mexico City (2.5hrs by air), Mexico’s colonial cities (Guadalajara  1hr 45 mins by air) and the Copper Canyon (flight or ferry to Los Mochis across the gulf).

How do I get to Baja California?

The flight time from Mexico City is 2.5 hrs. You can also fly to Baja (La Paz, Loreto or Los Cabos) via the USA: Los Angeles, San Francisco and Houston.

What key events are there in Baja California?

Whale-watching season is Jan-Mar.

If you still have questions, please contact us and one of our Travel Experts will be happy to help.

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