In this section, readers will find our stories about the Baja Peninsula and Mexico. The Baja is more than 700 miles long, about the size of Italy. To its west is the Pacific Ocean with its persistent ocean swells. To the east, lies the Sea of Cortez. There are several marinas clustered between Cabo San Lucas and La Paz, but otherwise marine facilities are few and far between. The coast of “mainland” Mexico offers numerous harbors for shelter, alternating between industrial ports and tourist destinations such as Acapulco.
The Mexican city of Ensenada, 80 miles south of San Diego, is the California cruiser’s gateway to Latin America and, counterintuitively, to Canada, Florida, and the Bahamas as well.