| || Welcome to Baja! |
Come along on the adventure of a lifetime! In 1975 future filmmaker John Holod traveled the 1,060 mile Transpeninsular Baja Highway from Tijuana to Cabo San Lucas by motorcycle. He now returns in the comfort of his RV to make a video about this incredible desert paradise.
The adventure begins at the busiest border crossing in the world. We take a tour with the US Border Patrol to see what is being done to secure this hot spot. Todays Tijuana is much different from the rundown place many of us remember. Ensenada is famous for its fish market, the blowhole, Estro Beach and Hussongs Cantina "the bar that built a town". A side trip takes us to San Felipe on the Sea of Cortez, a beach playground for RVers. Sierra National Park, looking much like Northern California, is home to the Pico Diablo, the highest mountain in all of Baja. Our route south takes us to San Quintin and El Rosario, the home of Mama Espinosas famous restaurant where we talk to Mama herself. Bahia de Los Angeles, one of the most beautiful places on the peninsula, is home to a wide variety of wildlife and provides access to the Midriff Islands and life forms found nowhere else on Earth.
Guerrero Negro is famous for salt production and the worlds friendliest grey whales...who get close enough to pet! We also visit a preserve protecting the endangered Peninsula Pronghorn, which have a population of less than two hundred. In San Ignacio we tour the mission and enjoy a parade honoring its patron saint. Santa Rosalias history features mining and French colonial style architecture. Mulege the oasis in the desert offers palm trees, dorado fishing, birding and a hike to nearby cave paintings. Camping on the beach a few feet from the sea makes many consider Bahia Conception the ultimate Baja destination. Loreto is one of the most pleasant towns in Baja featuring a mission museum and a 4 wheel drive side trip to San Javier and its well preserved church. A visit to San Carlos allows us to explore Magdalena Bay with its mangroves and estuaries. La Paz is noted for an attractive waterfront walkway and some of the best scuba diving on the peninsula. The adventure ends in the popular tourist resort of Cabo San Lucas.