Bahia de los Angeles

Bahia de los Angeles is a scenic fishing village located roughly midway down the Baja California Peninsula.  Bahia de los Angeles, or the “Bay of the Angels” offers a stark desert set against the backdrop of the Sea of Cortez. Spectacular sunrises are just one of the unforgettable sights you will see. Fishing is a main attraction, as are Whale Sharks, gentle giants which frequent the bay during the warm summer months.

Bahia de Los Angeles is a sportsman’s paradise. Fishermen will find Corvina, Grouper, Barracuda, Sea bass, Yellowtail, and the occasional Marlin, to name just a few. In addition, you can dig for clams or dive for lobster, oyster or scallops.  Or, take advantage of the excellent wind conditions and enjoy exciting watersports such as water skiing, sailing or windsurfing. Enjoy sight seeing? Rent a boat to cruise around the more than 15 islands in the bay where you will find a great variety of birds, sea lions, dolphins and, native fin back whales. Hiking, mountain biking, and off-roading are excellent ways to enjoy the natural beauty of Bahia de Los Angeles. The warm balmy nights of Bahia de Los Angeles invite you to stroll along the beach, or just kick back on a lounge and gaze at the stars.

The surrounding desert offers unique destinations, including Montevideo (Indian Paintings), the Mission San Francisco de Borja, the 10,000-year old Indias de Montevideo rock paintings, and the Museo (Museum).   The museum presents both history and a collection of art craft of the local Indians and the Central Desert of Baja.  Here you can immerse yourself in all Bahia de los Angeles has to offer.  It is a small fishing village, so no hotels in the area.  Bahia de los Angeles is a good day trip to see the sights and enjoy the beaches.    For Bahia de los Angeles beach locations and information on each beach, click here.


In Bahia de los Angeles, the summers are long, hot, and muggy; the winters are comfortable and dry; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 61°F to 93°F and is rarely below 57°F or above 96°F.  The hot season lasts for 4.5 months, from May 29 to October 13, with an average daily high temperature above 89°F. The hottest day of the year is July 2, with an average high of 93°F and low of 76°F.  The cool season lasts for 3.0 months, from December 4 to March 4, with an average daily high temperature below 79°F. The coldest day of the year is January 22, with an average low of 61°F and high of 75°F.


General Rodolfo Sánchez Taboada International Airport is the closest airport to Bahia de los Angeles.  Americans traveling to Mexico must present a valid U.S. passport. Those traveling by sea can present a passport card and valid driver’s license to gain entrance back into the U.S.  Permanent legal U.S. residents who hold a I-551 Permanent Resident card are allowed to board flights from Mexico to the U.S. American tourists entering Mexico by plane or traveling farther than the border zone must buy a tourist card. These are also know as an FM-T, and for travelers arriving by air, it’s usually included in the price of the plane ticket. Other travelers can obtain a tourist card from the Mexican border crossings, Mexican tourism offices, the Mexican consulates and most airlines serving Mexico.  To find the best prices, go to to watch for the best fares to Bahia de los Angeles.

General Rodolfo Sánchez Taboada International Airport

Car Rental & Things to Consider

Loss damage waiver (LDW): Also called collision damage waiver (CDW) or LDW/CDW. This is actually not insurance, but the rental agency’s agreement to waive some of the cost of theft or any damage you inflict on the rental vehicle. This one requires some research and some careful thought. If your own auto policy or credit-card insurance benefits cover collision damage, you can pass on LDW/CDW, but keep some caveats in mind.  You are responsible to the rental company for any loss or damage to the vehicle no matter what the cause is or who is at fault. You will be detained until money matters are settled, and if you lack liability coverage, your most memorable vacation sight could include the inside of a Mexican jail until you pay off your obligation. Before you decline LDW/CDW, verify that your auto policy or credit card insurance is valid for rentals in Mexico, and that it includes loss of use. To collect on your credit-card insurance, you must use that card when you rent the car and when you pay the final bill. Carry proof of coverage with you, though rental companies don’t always require it. You must also explicitly decline the offered insurance, which is not possible with companies such as Avis or National, which include LDW/CDW in their rates or bundle it with the required liability.

  • Make sure a copy of the insurance policy is in the glove box and is up to date.
  • If you book online, print out the confirmation and show it when you pick up your car to be sure they don’t try to charge you a higher rate.
  • Try to get your rate quoted in pesos. Prices quoted in dollars will be converted to pesos for payment, usually at more than the going exchange rate.

With, you have flexibility when you reserve your next vehicle, which allows you to build in your own savings. Prepay for your rental and get some of the cheapest rates, or book in advance with no credit card needed—you simply pay at pickup. Want to be notified when prices fall? Set a price drop alert and get an email when prices are low for your location. You can also sign up for our newsletter to get more deals.

Restaurants You’ll Want to Try

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$$$  Guillermos Restaurant

They have a fantastic view from their beautiful and very authentic Palapa. The fish is especially fresh and is wonderful.  Great drinks and a selection of beer and wine, everything for a fun visit.  A little on the pricey end, but worth it.  Located at the Guillermos B&B hotel.  They have no information on the web, but you can find reviews on TripAdvisor for Guillermos Hotel & Restaurant.

$  Restaurant Alejandrinas

Excellent food, service, ambiance and prices!  Food is fresh & tasty!  Staff very friendly, great restaurant.  For more information call 52 200 124 9105 or visit them on Facebook at Restaurant Alejandrinas.

$$$ Costa Del Sol

This restaurant is part of the Costa del Sol hotel.  They have great food, service and entertainment. The restaurant staff are so helpful and friendly.  Delicious fish, cooked expertly.  A must visit if your in the area.   For more information call 52 200 124 9110, or visit them on Facebook at Costa del Sol.

Bars & Nightlife – Most are in Tijuana

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El Tinieblo Mezcal Room Bahia de los Angeles, Bahia de los Angeles beaches, Baja beaches, Sea of Cortez beaches, best beaches of Bahia de los Angeles, best beaches of the Baja, best beaches of the Sea of Cortez$$  El Tinieblo Mezcal Room

They serve the best bar food at inexpensive prices. They have bar seating and sofas where you can spend an afternoon hanging out solo or with friends.  Brush up on your Spanish because the bartenders and servers didn’t speak any English.  For more information call 52 664 685 0555, or visit them on Facebook at El Tinieblo Mezcal Room

Sotano Suizo Bahia de los Angeles, Bahia de los Angeles beaches, Baja beaches, Sea of Cortez beaches, best beaches of Bahia de los Angeles, best beaches of the Baja, best beaches of the Sea of Cortez$$   Sótano Suizo

Great music, ice cold beer, the best dog. Service is typical for Mexico. Parking sucks. Best to park across the street in the Plaza Rio parking lot.  For more information call 52 664 684 8834, or visit them on Facebook at Sótano Suizo.

Norte Brewing Co. Bahia de los Angeles, Bahia de los Angeles beaches, Baja beaches, Sea of Cortez beaches, best beaches of Bahia de los Angeles, best beaches of the Baja, best beaches of the Sea of Cortez$  Norte Brewing Co.

Unquestionably the best view in Downtown Tijuana. Excellent beers in an unusual location: 5th floor of a parking garage. Great view of Tijuana to the border.  For more information call 52 664 638 4891, or visit them on Facebook at Norte Brewing Co.

Drinks Tijuana Bahia de los Angeles, Bahia de los Angeles beaches, Baja beaches, Sea of Cortez beaches, best beaches of Bahia de los Angeles, best beaches of the Baja, best beaches of the Sea of Cortez$  Drinks Tijuana

The best place to go downtown for good music and great drinks.  Great vibe to the place and the people are friendly. The DJ plays good music as well.  For more information call 52 664 638 1133, or visit them on Facebook at Drinks Tijuana.

La Mezcalaria Bahia de los Angeles, Bahia de los Angeles beaches, Baja beaches, Sea of Cortez beaches, best beaches of Bahia de los Angeles, best beaches of the Baja, best beaches of the Sea of Cortez$$  La Mezcalaria

Nice ambiance, wonderful people and amazing underground music. Patio highly recommended in the weekend. It’s like an outdoor club you find at the beach minus the sand.  For more information call 52 664 688 0384, or visit them on Facebook at La Mezcalaria.

Things to Do
Ricardo's Diving Tours Bahia de los Angeles, Bahia de los Angeles beaches, Baja beaches, Sea of Cortez beaches, best beaches of Bahia de los Angeles, best beaches of the Baja, best beaches of the Sea of CortezRicardo’s Diving Tours

Ricardo and his crew are just the most relaxed and professional outfit in Bahia de los Angeles, and in that they rival and far exceed the dive boats and tours in other parts of the world. Every single day they go out you will encounter some wonderful experiences and Ricardo’s demeanor is always pleasant and super patient.  For more information call 52 200 124 9264, or visit them on the web at Ricardo’s Diving Tours.

Baja Advantures Bahia de los Angeles, Bahia de los Angeles beaches, Baja beaches, Sea of Cortez beaches, best beaches of Bahia de los Angeles, best beaches of the Baja, best beaches of the Sea of CortezBaja Adventures

Imagine a place entirely free of schedules, crowds or phones…A wilderness lodge where you’re surrounded by everything you need for the perfect adventure, and nothing more. Baja AirVenture’s Las Animas Eco-Lodge is most certainly your best choice for experiencing the “Best of Baja” and the Sea of Cortez in a private, secluded setting, with minimal travel time and where your safety and enjoyment are top priorities.  For more information call 619 421-2235, or visit them on the web at Baja Adventures.

Daggett's Sport Fishing Bahia de los Angeles, Bahia de los Angeles beaches, Baja beaches, Sea of Cortez beaches, best beaches of Bahia de los Angeles, best beaches of the Baja, best beaches of the Sea of CortezDaggett’s Sport Fishing

Daggett’s has two 28 foot Super Pangas equipped with GPS, VHF and live bait tanks, well capable of reaching reefs and islands where 20-50 pound catches are common. Their family has fished the area for generations, and know these waters and fishing patterns well. Ruben, Alfonso and Enrigue are all certified fishing guides, and have first aid certifications as well.   With 16 islands in the area, Bahia de los Angeles is a prime spot to view the marine life and spectacular beauty of the Sea of Cortez. Sometimes also called, “the poor man’s Galapagos”, the midriff area of the Baja peninsula is home to many sea lion colonies. Whales, dolphins, manta rays, and whale sharks (see our “Whale Sharks” page) also inhabit this area. Join them for a boat ride that you’ll be sure to remember.  For more information visit them on the web at Daggett’s Sport Fishing.

Cedros Outdoor Adventures Bahia de los Angeles, Bahia de los Angeles beaches, Baja beaches, Sea of Cortez beaches, best beaches of Bahia de los Angeles, best beaches of the Baja, best beaches of the Sea of CortezCedros Outdoor Adventures

Cedros Outdoor Adventures offers eco-tour expeditions to little-known destinations in the peninsula of Baja California and nearby islands.  Their expeditions will satisfy those who want to see and interact with the fascinating wildlife inhabiting these remote Baja islands that resemble the California coast as it was 100 years ago — unpolluted and thriving with sea life.  For more information call them at 52 619 793 5419, or visit them on the web at Cedros Outdoor Adventures.



  1. Bobby

    I am a scuba diver and I have travelled to San Diego for some great diving. The reason I went was to harvest the abalone in the area. Is there still a season for abalone? You said something about scallops and lobsters. I spent several days on a dive ship in that area, I had a blast. Do you set up or schedule SCUBA dive trips in this area?
    Thanks for your time.

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes, Bobby, there is also abalone in the area. I guess will go back and update my post to add it to the list of what you can catch as it is prevalent here. Thanks for reading!

  2. Bobby

    My wife and I would really like to begin our travels, can you help? We are getting closer to our retirement years and would love to search out different places that are warm with lots of sun and sand. I traveled to San Diego several years ago to do some diving of the coast of California and just fell in love with that area. Is there a place you recommend for a couple with a teenager child can travel and keep the scenery rated G? We would also like a recommendation for just the two of us to travel and have others take care of us as we do absolutely nothing.
    Great site, I will check back for more information. Thanks

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I have a teenage son to and he always seems to find lots to do, but then he loves the beach like I do and he loves to surf. Matter of fact he teaches surfing, so it is easy to not worry about him having fun. Please email me and let me know what area you are interested in going to. There are so many places that would be great and I am not sure if you were thinking of just Mexico, or if you would consider other great beach destinations. I can help you once, I know what area you are looking at 🙂 Thanks!

  3. Ezriyah D. Albert

    I think that your website is fantastic! I appreciate the layout and all of the information on this wonderful looking destination. It is always great to get a heads up regarding vehicle rental information to keep my arrival as smooth as possible. The restaurant recommendations are certainly going to be beneficial for my food budget as I plan out this trip. I am also very interested in the diving tours. I have book marked you site and will be using this site for sure as I decide un my upcoming travel! Thank you!

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Great and I am glad you enjoyed reading.  If you would like me to send you some information on diving tours, please don’t hesitate to shoot me an email.  Thanks for visiting !

  4. Daniella

    Hi Lea,

    Awesome article as usual:) I love reading your articles, they are so useful, and I always find all the information I need to plan my holidays.
    The Bay of the Angel suit so well to the place as it looks beautiful in the picture!
    I’ve been a few times in Los Angeles to visit my family, more precisely in Beverly hills. Next time I’ll travel there, I will definitely visit Bahia De Los Angeles.
    Just a question, please. When do you think it’s the best time to see these beautiful whales sharks in the water?
    I’ve never seen them in reality, and I would love to:)
    Thank you in advance!

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      The best time is going to be in November and the weather is actually fantastic during that time.  Not too hot and muggy, yet warm and sunny 🙂  Thank you as always for visiting my site and taking the time to leave your reviews 🙂

  5. Andrew

    My wife and I love to travel to different tropical destinations with amazing beaches. Your website would be very helpful to plan a relaxing vacation on the beach! Having so much information in one spot is not only helpful, but convenient. After reading the articles and seeing the amazing pictures on your site, I am ready for another tropical get away soon!

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Great!  Tropical beach vacations cannot be beat in my book.  Please let me know when you are ready to plan and I am sure I can find you some great deals!

  6. Allison

    Oh my goodness, I love your website! My husband and I never got to go on a honeymoon, so we’re planning on going somewhere when he gets out of the military and your website is absolutely perfect! I really enjoy how you include things to do, the weather and even price ranges of restaurants! You’ve literally combined like 30 minutes of searching on google, to one website and I love that! I can’t wait to use your website to figure out where my husband and I will be going for our honeymoon. Thanks!

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are so welcome Allison!  I am glad you can find everything you need in one location, that is the whole idea, so that you can plan all your travel needs right here on 🙂  Thanks for visiting!

  7. Julie

    What a beautiful beach. I truly appreciate the information on a spot I have always wanted to visit. Thank you for the restaurant guide! I always want to check out the food anytime I travel. Please tell me, how does this area of Baja compare to SW Florida? My favorite time to visit SW Florida is in the fall, when it is not so muggy, the ocean is still warm, and the humidity is a bit lower. What would be the best time to visit to enjoy similar conditions?

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You know I have been to the Baja many times and I live in SW Florida, so the weather is pretty comparable.  I would visit in August thru October for a climate that is less muggy and not so hot.  That has always been the best time to travel for me.  Thanks for visiting

  8. Ganardineroporcjc

    Bahia de Los Angeles, beautiful place, nature the view, special for lovers of the sports fishing.
    Excellent post very informative, I have some questions to ask you.
    What city do I have near to stay, can I go with my family, have sandy beaches? A place to consider for my next vacation. I await your information. Regards!

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I would stay right in Todos Santos at any of the hotels I recommended.  And yes, I do have a link on the post for all of the beaches in Todos Santos and there are a lot.  You can also stay in Cabo or San Jose Del Cabo if you like.  Please let me know if you have any other questions.  Thanks for reading!

  9. Suzi

    I am SO bookmarking your website! This is all really great information, and I especially appreciate your info about other things to do. I love the beach, but my husband needs convincing; says he needs something more than just sitting around getting sunburned! We don’t take that many vacations, so when we do, I want them to be special. You’ve given me some great options to consider! Thanks!

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I am so glad Suzi 🙂  If you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to contact me.  I have an extreme passion for beach travel and would love to plan your next beach vacation.  Thanks for visiting!

  10. Phil

    Many thanks for this interesting and informative post. It looks awesome and I can see just why you are so enthusiastic to go and visit this destination.  There seems to be an endless list of things to do, places to go and see and also some great restaurants to finish off the day.  The video accompanying this post would actually do this area a great service on its own, as it really shows off all this place has going for it.
    Thanks again for the great post
    Cheers PB

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are most welcome and I am glad you enjoyed the information!  I have to say that the whole Baja is a great area, but to get away from the crowds is always wonderful.  Please let me know if you need any other information.

  11. Dragi

    I love your website!  I had never heard of Bahia de los Angeles before, but I am ready to plan a trip there now.  I was impressed with the  video!  Wow, what a great place to put on the list of destinations I would visit one day. Given the distance from my country, I will need a bigger budget to reach there. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to get acquainted with this nice place to relax.

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thank you so much Dragi 🙂  I am glad you enjoyed reading and find Bahia de los Angeles a good beach destination for you.  It will not disappoint for sure.  You will love it.  Come back and visit soon when you are ready to plan!

  12. Thupten

    Hi love your website about Beach Travel Destinations, I am from Australia so looooove the beach and the clear water and the life that goes with it. Your article about Bahia Des los Angeles is great, listing everything anyone needs who is stopping by. It is so great to have the heads up on a place before you get there. So you have somewhere to start and really enjoy your stay all the way.
    It looks like such a unique place with the desert behind and the history in the desert of the people there. Really really cool place to go and the video was great and the picture of the whale shark. Gorgeous…. place

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thank you so much Thupten and I am glad you enjoyed reading!  I hope when you are ready to make some plans for your next beach destination vacation, you will keep in mind 🙂

  13. Daniella

    Hi Lea,

    Great article, I enjoyed to read it so much!
    The landscapes in the video are absolutely amazing! It makes me want to jump on a flight right now to get there!
    I was in Los Angeles a few years ago, but I didn’t know anything about this place. I will definitely put the Bahia De Los Angeles on my bucket list for the next holiday!
    Thank you very much for this excellent post

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thank you again for reading Daniella!  When you get ready to plan you trip, please keep in touch and I will help you with your travel plans.  Let me know if you have any additional questions.


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