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  • Los Cabos Corridor: Dramatic rock formations and crashing waves mix with wide stretches of soft sand and rolling surf breaks here. Some of Mexico's most luxurious resorts, verdant golf greens, and crowd-free surf breaks are along this coastal stretch. Start at Playa Palmilla in San José del Cabo and work your way down to the famed Playa del Amor at Land's End in Cabo San Lucas. Some beaches here are more suitable for contemplation than for swimming, which isn't all bad.
  • La Paz: Some of Baja's best Caribbean-blue beaches are just a short drive from this sleepy, pleasant provincial city, the capital of Baja California Sur. Soak up the daytime sun and the nighttime atmosphere: Stylish restaurants, jazz bars, and a bustling bayside promenade are all great places to show off your tan.
  • Cerritos Beach: Surfing, swimming, Pacific sunsets, and killer pizza — Cerritos has it all, wrapped up in one California-perfect crescent of sand. Watch professionals trick-ride one of Mexico's favorite waves, or rent a board and catch it yourself. When things get too hot, the swimming beach will cool you off, as will a beer at Cerritos's central-casting surfside bar.
  • Loreto: Once the center of the Jesuit mission movement in Baja, Loreto is both a town of historical interest as well as a naturalist's dream. Offshore islands provide abundant opportunities for kayaking, snorkeling, diving, and exploring, and the beaches to the south of town are downright dreamy. If you tire of the big blue, plenty of inland explorations are nearby as well.
  • Rosarito to Ensenada: Northern Baja's beach towns may be primarily known for attracting a rowdy party crowd on weekends, but regardless of whether you're here for the revelry, you'll also find this stretch of coast ideal for great surfing and dramatic diving.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.