Bahía San Luis Gonzaga

Bahía San Luis Gonzaga

Laguna San Ignacio

Laguna San Ignacio

Kuyima camp, Laguna San Ignacio

Kuyima camp, Laguna San Ignacio

La Paz

La Paz

Bahía Concepción

Bahía Concepción

Santa Rosalía

Santa Rosalía

Bahía San Luis Gonzaga

Bahía San Luis Gonzaga

Santa Rosalía

Santa Rosalía

Santa Rosalía

Santa Rosalía

Bahía de los Ángeles

Bahía de los Ángeles

Guerrero Negro

Guerrero Negro

Bahía de los Ángeles

Bahía de los Ángeles

Mexico

Baja Coast

March 2021 • Even during pandemic—or maybe because of it—the American expat scene along the Baja coast is jarring (I'm looking at you Loreto, Bahia de LA, San Felipe, Todos Santos, Cabo). If you scratch hard enough, though, a few notable exceptions can be found. Santa Rosalía has nothing for the angler or beachcomber except historic French architecture and a uniquely un-Mexican layout and vibe. Kuyima eco-camp in Laguna San Ignacio is also fairly expat-proof: its basic tents and cabins are no match for a crowd that rolls in plush acronyms of RV, SUV, and ATV. But other than these two unicorns, coastal Baja seemed to be mostly a playpen for MAGAish bikers and fishermen who punctuate every sentence with a loud, meaningless laugh. Qué lástima.

Bahía San Luis Gonzaga

Bahía San Luis Gonzaga

Laguna San Ignacio

Laguna San Ignacio

Kuyima camp, Laguna San Ignacio

Kuyima camp, Laguna San Ignacio

La Paz

La Paz

Bahía Concepción

Bahía Concepción

Santa Rosalía

Santa Rosalía

Bahía San Luis Gonzaga

Bahía San Luis Gonzaga

Santa Rosalía

Santa Rosalía

Santa Rosalía

Santa Rosalía

Bahía de los Ángeles

Bahía de los Ángeles

Guerrero Negro

Guerrero Negro

Bahía de los Ángeles

Guerrero Negro