HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in Northern Baja, Mexico your home away from home

Holidaymakers looking for a hot area just south of the U.S border with great beaches should try Northern Baja in Mexico. Here visitors can enjoy the benefits of the Pacific Ocean to the west and many interesting things to do and see. There are numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, villas and condos.

Things to do on holiday to Northern Baja, Mexico

Resorts such as Rosarito offer beautiful beaches b the Pacific Ocean, which are ideal for holidaymakers wanting to sunbathe. There are numerous spots to try watersports such as sailing, surfing and kayaking. Swimming is possible in some areas but tourists should look out for the white flags, which is a clear indication that swimming is ok. Four championship golf courses are located in the region between Tijuana and Ensenada with course fees inexpensive. The area has some nice hiking sports with wonderful scenic views, although hikers should be wary of the hot temperatures in summer. There are several places to charter a fishing boat with opportunities to catch albacore, barracuda and bonito. Most towns have a good choice of bars and restaurants with numerous Mexican and American fast food chains to be found here and seafood in towns such as Puerto Nuevo. Self catering holidaymakers can purchase food and drinks from local stores markets all over the region. Many shops can be found in the main towns of Northern Baja with locally made furniture, silver jewellery, arts and crafts sold in many places.

Places to visit on holiday to Northern Baja, Mexico

There are numerous interesting places to visit such as Tijuana, where there is a wax museum or Antigua Palacio Municipal. Here visitors can also watch greyhound racing or take to Mundo Divertido, which features roller coasters and go-carts. Ensenada is a good place to visit with wine tasting tours a highlight. For the brave visitor there are cage dives offered off Isla Guadalupe to view great white sharks. Mexicali has lots of interesting buildings and is a place full of culture with several theatres.

Weather in Northern Baja, Mexico

It can get very hot in Northern Baja during the summer with average highs of 42 degrees centigrade in July, while temperatures between April and October average over 30 degrees centigrade. Whilst the average highs in December and January are 21 degrees, the low temperatures can dip to 5 degrees centigrade. This is a very dry area with average rainfall less than three inches.

Travel to Northern Baja, Mexico

Although there are international airports at Tijuana and Mexicali it is probably easiest to fly to San Diego International Airport (SAN) and drive from there. Tijuana is just 25 miles from San Diego, where flights arrive from cities such as Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, San Francisco and Toronto. Visitors from elsewhere in the world can fly to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and either get a connecting flight to San Diego or drive direct to Northern Baja, which will take between two and a half and three hours. Flights from many international cities arrive at Los Angeles including Amsterdam, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Moscow, Paris, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto and Zurich. Each airport has car rental firms on site.

Favorite
    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
    Excellent! 4.7/5
    (13 reviews)
    avg/night
    13
    Favorite
      Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
      Wonderful! 4.9/5
      (65 reviews)
      avg/night
      65
      Favorite
        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
        Exceptional! 5/5
        (18 reviews)
        avg/night
        18
        Favorite
          Wonderful! 4.9/5
          (157 reviews)
          avg/night
          157
          Favorite
            Exceptional! 5/5
            (66 reviews)
            avg/night
            66
            Favorite
              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.9/5
              (61 reviews)
              avg/night
              61
              Favorite
                Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                Excellent! 4.4/5
                (16 reviews)
                avg/night
                16
                Favorite
                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                  (39 reviews)
                  avg/night
                  39
                  Favorite
                    Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                    (122 reviews)
                    avg/night
                    122
                    Favorite
                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                      (29 reviews)
                      avg/night
                      29
                      Favorite
                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                        (17 reviews)
                        avg/night
                        17
                        Favorite
                          Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                          Exceptional! 5/5
                          (5 reviews)
                          avg/night
                          5
                          Favorite
                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                            Excellent! 4.6/5
                            (27 reviews)
                            avg/night
                            27
                            Favorite
                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                              (19 reviews)
                              avg/night
                              19
                              Favorite
                                Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                (52 reviews)
                                avg/night
                                52
                                Favorite
                                  Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                  (28 reviews)
                                  avg/night
                                  28
                                  Favorite
                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                    (29 reviews)
                                    avg/night
                                    29
                                    Favorite
                                      Excellent! 4.3/5
                                      (21 reviews)
                                      avg/night
                                      21
                                      Favorite
                                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Excellent! 4.4/5
                                        (47 reviews)
                                        avg/night
                                        47
                                        Favorite
                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                          (38 reviews)
                                          avg/night
                                          38
                                          Favorite
                                            Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                            (26 reviews)
                                            avg/night
                                            26
                                            Favorite
                                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                              (54 reviews)
                                              avg/night
                                              54
                                              Favorite
                                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                (69 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                69
                                                Favorite
                                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                  (34 reviews)
                                                  avg/night
                                                  34
                                                  Favorite
                                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Very Good! 4.1/5
                                                    (17 reviews)
                                                    avg/night
                                                    17
                                                    Favorite
                                                      Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                      (34 reviews)
                                                      avg/night
                                                      34
                                                      Favorite
                                                        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                        (33 reviews)
                                                        avg/night
                                                        33
                                                        Favorite
                                                          Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                          (40 reviews)
                                                          avg/night
                                                          40
                                                          Favorite
                                                            Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                            (29 reviews)
                                                            avg/night
                                                            29
                                                            Favorite
                                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                              (62 reviews)
                                                              avg/night
                                                              62
                                                              Favorite
                                                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                (22 reviews)
                                                                avg/night
                                                                22
                                                                Favorite
                                                                  Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                  (20 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  20
                                                                  Favorite
                                                                    Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                    (18 reviews)
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    18
                                                                    Favorite
                                                                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                      (5 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      5
                                                                      Favorite
                                                                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                        (20 reviews)
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        20
                                                                        Favorite
                                                                          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                          (31 reviews)
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          31
                                                                          Favorite
                                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                            (17 reviews)
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            17
                                                                            Favorite
                                                                              Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                              (13 reviews)
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              13
                                                                              Favorite
                                                                                Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                (107 reviews)
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                107
                                                                                Favorite
                                                                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                                  (21 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  21
                                                                                  Favorite
                                                                                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                    (34 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    34
                                                                                    Favorite
                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                      (9 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      9
                                                                                      Favorite
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                        (48 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        48
                                                                                        Favorite
                                                                                          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                          (32 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          32
                                                                                          Favorite
                                                                                            Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            4
                                                                                            Favorite
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                              (18 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              18
                                                                                              Favorite
                                                                                                Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                                (24 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                24
                                                                                                Favorite
                                                                                                  Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                  (16 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  16
                                                                                                  Favorite
                                                                                                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                    (21 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    21
                                                                                                    Favorite
                                                                                                      Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                      (34 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      34