Travel to Baja Sur and the Sea of Cortez in Mexico – Episode 560

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Travel to Baja Sur in Mexico (Podcast)

Hear about travel to Baja Sur in Mexico as the Amateur Traveler talks to author and travel writer Stuart Gustafson about his love affair with the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula.

The area around Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo has become increasingly popular over the last decade for American tourists. Stuart points out that it is an easy area to reach with convenient flights from both the U.S. and Canada. Over the years this once sleepy fishing village has filled with resorts.

You can easily visit Baja Sur and stay in an all-inclusive resort and only venture out to get margaritas at one of the big party bars like Cabo Wabo but we invite you to explore more in this newest Mexican state.

Stuart encourages you to travel north to the capital in La Paz where you can kayak in a quiet bay or swim with whale sharks.

Chris talks about an incredible week-long voyage out of La Paz to see wildlife on UnCruise. His cruise included sightings of blue whales and super pods of 2000 dolphins, touching or nearly touching a mother grey whale and her calf, swimming with sea lions, and hiking in the rugged desert of the coastline of the Sea of Cortez or its many islands. This is a region known for its rich wildlife. Jacque Cousteau called the Sea of Cortez the “aquarium of the world”.

Stuart directs us to an old silver mine, a weekly art walk, and a place where you can “go to the Office” and come back happy with sand between your toes. We talk about Todos Santos, the Hotel California and where you can find good seafood.

Come explore this popular destination, but take some time to escape the all-inclusive resort and meet the people and the wildlife of this beautiful corner of Mexico.

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Show Notes
Los Cabos Municipality
La Paz, Baja California Sur
San Jose del Cabo Art Walk
Cabo Wabo Cantina
Giggling Marlin
Maro’s Shrimp House
The Office
Cynthia Fresh! Restaurant and Organic Market
Rock and Brews
Playa Grande Resort
Solmar Resort
Whale Shark
The Log from the Sea of Cortez
El Triunfo
Travel to Baja California – Episode 103
Todos Santos
Hotel California


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I just started listening to your podcast a couple of weeks ago when I was looking for information about a few cities in Europe we are planning to visit this fall. Before I jumped into episodes about new places I’d like to go, I downloaded some episodes about some of the favorite places I’ve visited to get a feel for the podcast. I’m enjoying it so far.

I listened to your episode from 2013 about Fort Worth, Texas. I’ve been to the Dallas-Fort Worth area a few times in the last couple of years visiting friends. Overall, I thought the episode did a great job of describing Fort Worth.

However, it didn’t include my favorite place in all of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, the Fort Worth Water Gardens. It’s one of the most unusual, interesting, and strangely beautiful public spaces I’ve seen in any of my travels. It’s both modern and retro, rigid and fluid, natural and concrete, tranquil and energetic. It’s a great place to relax for an hour or so on a busy day of sightseeing, maybe eat a picnic lunch. And, you can’t beat the price of free. It was my favorite place on my first trip to Dallas-Fort Worth and a place I always make time for a quick stop when I go back. It’s hard to really explain what makes this place so cool, but it has become the go-to place for my local friends to take their out of town visitors. If you do another episode on the area in the next couple of years, I’d definitely include the Fort Worth Water Gardens.

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Chris Christensen is the creator of the Amateur Traveler blog and podcast. He has been a travel creator since 2005 and has won awards including being named the "Best Independent Travel Journalist" by Travel+Leisure Magazine.

One Response to “Travel to Baja Sur and the Sea of Cortez in Mexico – Episode 560”



Hi, I never knew about this place called Baja Sur. And when I checked on google images, I found it very beautiful. Thanks for that. 🙂

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