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City, Desert and Beach Route

Puerto Peñasco, Mexicali, Golfo de Santa Clara

The starting point of this route will be Mexicali, the capital city of Baja California. Here you will find a perfect combination of culture and entertainment. The architecture of its historic buildings stands out, such as the neoclassical cathedral that you can visit while walking through the downtown area. Here you will also visit the Sol del Niño Museum, the Parque de las Energías Alternas (Alternative Energy Park) or stroll through the Zoológico del Bosque de la Ciudad (City Forest Zoo). Ideal for enjoying outdoor activities are the Laguna Salada (Salty Lagoon) and the Cañón de Guadalupe (Guadalupe Canyon), a true oasis in the desert. To eat you will find a novel mixture of Mexican and Chinese food, a product of the migration at the end of the 19th century; you will also find delicious dishes made of shrimp.

A mandatory stop will be the Reserva de la Biósfera Alto Golfo (Alto Golfo Biosphere Reserve), which is located between Baja California and Sonora. Here you will admire the beauty created by the remnants that came from the old Colorado River delta and you will learn the importance of caring for the biodiversity of the place. One of the originary species of this place, purposefully cared for, is the vaquita marina (vaquita porpoise). It is ideal for ecotourism, as you will find options to camp and be in contact with nature and even take guided tours by boat through the swamps.

The small town Golfo de Santa Clara in Sonora will take your breath away, as it is framed by the Sea of ​​Cortez and the desert dunes. Its inhabitants are dedicated to fishing, so here you can taste delicious dishes made from fresh fish. Enjoy days of relaxation on its beaches or extreme activities on its sand dunes, such as buggies or motorcycles.

Further to the northeastern area of the coast of the Sea of ​​Cortez and to end this route is Puerto Peñasco. What was once the link between Baja California and the rest of the country, is currently the meeting point for thousands of tourists from border cities in the United States. Here you will find a pleasant bohemian atmosphere, beautiful beaches and yacht trips to spot dolphins or whales. The food is succulent, seafood-based dishes are the specialty, accompanied by a cold beer while watching the sunset.

The starting point of this route will be Mexicali, the capital city of Baja California. Here you will find a perfect combination of culture and entertainment. The architecture of its historic buildings stands out, such as the neoclassical cathedral that you can visit while walking through the downtown area. Here you will also visit the Sol del Niño Museum, the Parque de las Energías Alternas (Alternative Energy Park) or stroll through the Zoológico del Bosque de la Ciudad (City Forest Zoo). Ideal for enjoying outdoor activities are the Laguna Salada (Salty Lagoon) and the Cañón de Guadalupe (Guadalupe Canyon), a true oasis in the desert. To eat you will find a novel mixture of Mexican and Chinese food, a product of the migration at the end of the 19th century; you will also find delicious dishes made of shrimp.

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A mandatory stop will be the Reserva de la Biósfera Alto Golfo (Alto Golfo Biosphere Reserve), which is located between Baja California and Sonora. Here you will admire the beauty created by the remnants that came from the old Colorado River delta and you will learn the importance of caring for the biodiversity of the place. One of the originary species of this place, purposefully cared for, is the vaquita marina (vaquita porpoise). It is ideal for ecotourism, as you will find options to camp and be in contact with nature and even take guided tours by boat through the swamps.

The small town Golfo de Santa Clara in Sonora will take your breath away, as it is framed by the Sea of ​​Cortez and the desert dunes. Its inhabitants are dedicated to fishing, so here you can taste delicious dishes made from fresh fish. Enjoy days of relaxation on its beaches or extreme activities on its sand dunes, such as buggies or motorcycles.

Further to the northeastern area of the coast of the Sea of ​​Cortez and to end this route is Puerto Peñasco. What was once the link between Baja California and the rest of the country, is currently the meeting point for thousands of tourists from border cities in the United States. Here you will find a pleasant bohemian atmosphere, beautiful beaches and yacht trips to spot dolphins or whales. The food is succulent, seafood-based dishes are the specialty, accompanied by a cold beer while watching the sunset.

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