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.are just one of the unforgettable sights you will see. is a main attraction, as are 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 For Bahia de los Angeles beach locations and information on each beach, click here.(Indian Paintings), the Mission San Francisco de Borja (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.
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 AirFareWatchDog.com to watch for the best fares to Bahia de los Angeles.
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.
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Restaurants You’ll Want to Try
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$$$ Guillermos Restaurant
They have a fantastic view from their beautiful and very authentic Palapa. The fish is especially fresh and is wonderful. Great drinks and a selection of beer and wine, everything for a fun visit. A little on the pricey end, but worth it. Located at the Guillermos B&B hotel. They have no information on the web, but you can find reviews on TripAdvisor for Guillermos Hotel & Restaurant.
$ Restaurant Alejandrinas
Excellent food, service, ambiance and prices! Food is fresh & tasty! Staff very friendly, great restaurant
$$$ 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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$$ El Tinieblo Mezcal Room
They serve the best bar food at inexpensive prices. They have bar seating and sofas where you can spend an afternoon hanging out solo or with friends. Brush up on your Spanish because the bartenders and servers didn’t speak any English. For more information call 52 664 685 0555, or visit them on Facebook at El Tinieblo Mezcal Room
$$ 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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.