La Paz and Todos Santos. Road Tripping Baja Mexico
After a nice night camping with the serenading of frogs in San Ignacio, we jumped back in the car and continued road tripping Baja Mexico. Our next stop was the capital of Baja California Sur, La Paz. The first half of the trip wound through the mountains and took us to our first glimpse of the Sea Of Cortez, with it’s amazing blue waters and lazy beach towns. We wished we had more time to kick back and get lost, but we had places to get to; Cabo was waiting for us. Needing a break, we stopped and had some tacos at a random shack along the road, right on the water. The first thing that hit us as we exited the car was the extreme heat. Que calor! Dusty wasn’t liking it very much at all either.
The road eventually made its way inland and we found ourselves on what seemed like the world’s straightest road through the world’s biggest desert. It didn’t get any cooler either. After about seven hours we again saw the Sea of Cortez and the city of La Paz lying beside it.
We got a 240 peso hotel room (about $20, Pensíon California) and walked around in search of more tacos. Ended up getting our first gorditas, similar to arepas we had in Colombia, a stuffed pastry type thing. Then we of course finished the night with some ice cream!
The next morning we found the taco truck that was supposed to be the best in the city (according to Lonely Planet) camped out right in front of our hotel. They had nine different kinds of fish tacos and we stuffed our faces before starting out on our last drive for a few days. It was really had to find the road out of the city as there were no proper signs. Eventually, after asking about six different people we finally were back on the road to Cabo, our final destination.
We took the Highway 19 because it took us through the small town of Todos Santos. Famous for its art galleries and Hawaii-like surfing (barrels people, we didn’t even think about it), Todos Santos was full of gringos and everything was way too expensive for us. Cool stuff though!
After wandering through Todos Santos for an hour, we felt we had seen it all and hopped back in the car to finish road tripping Baja Mexico all the way to Los Cabos at the end of the peninsula!