• Cabo Pulmo, East Cape: It's only a 37km (60-mile) drive from the Los Cabos airport to Cabo Pulmo, yet if the mounded Sierra de La Laguna peaks weren't a dead giveaway for Baja, you could be in the South Pacific. In the shade of a palapa-roofed bungalow fronting the Sea of Cortez, you won't care where you are — you just won't want to leave. The coral reef itself is a sight to behold, but the real attraction is the flourishing sea life in this protected marine park. Extensive hiking/mountain-biking trails loop through the mountains, for those who prefer the peace of the desert.
  • Rancho Pescadero: The perfect getaway, this "different kind of dude ranch" nestled against the Pacific dunes in Pescadero is its own universe. Swim, surf, or just walk the miles of deserted beach; when you get back, there's a glass of wine, and no hassles, waiting on the sunset terrace for you.
  • Camping Near Loreto: The beautiful succession of tranquil coves and beaches bordering Loreto makes for a few great places to set up camp. You can kayak the coast, explore the desert, hike a hill, or just hold court on the sand.
  • Rancho La Puerta: This pioneering resort spa opened its doors in 1940, and in the decades since, it has earned a reputation for staying at the cutting edge of health and wellness. It's a relaxing and pristine place to get away from it all, and its holistic mind-body-spirit philosophy ensures that you leave in better shape than when you arrived.
  • Valle de Guadalupe: Mexico's wine country bears little resemblance to the tourism-oriented wineries of Northern California. Here you'll find plenty of peace and quiet in the midst of acres of vineyards. A couple of small inns welcome visitors who want to stop and smell the grapes — or vintages produced here. And, its eclectic history makes exploring the area a treat.

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.