Baja Amigos 28 Day RV Caravan Tour
Taking a camping journey down the Baja California in Mexico is something I had wanted to do for many years, and this past February, my wife and I finally made this happen by joining a Baja Mexico RV Caravan Tour. This was our first major driving trip with our recreational vehicle into Mexico and definitely wanted to have the company and experience of well – seasoned travelers into the Country for this trip.
We selected the Baja Amigos 28 Day RV Caravan Tour for this adventure!
Experience a Baja Mexico RV Tour
We selected Baja Amigos above their competitors for a number of very important reasons. For example;
Length of Tour & Month Selection
Experienced & Knowledgeable Wagon Masters
Solid Business Reputation
Small Group Caravans Only
Stay Over Option
And much more!
If you’ve been thinking of taking a camping adventure down the Baja, but are still a little hesitant for a number of reasons, hopefully these next articles of mine about our journey will help you decide one way or another. My wife and I had a wonderful trip, met some great travel companions, did some amazing excursions on the way and saw some spectacular scenery as well!
Baja Mexico Camping Tour Week Two
Below is a diary of our camping adventure continuing on with Week 2. This is the second of 4 articles highlighting places visited, camping locations, and special excursions taken along the way that we experienced with Baja Amigos and their Baja Mexico RV Caravan Tours.
Be sure to bookmark this article for future reference and return to read my upcoming articles on our 28 day tour! As well, don’t miss Baja Mexico Camping Tour Week One.
Day 8 and 9 Loreto
Today we get to sleep in and depart for Loreto at 09:00 driving just 74 miles / 119 k. The scenic drive continues south down along the Sea of Cortez coastline enjoying beautiful ocean views, rolling hills with a variety of cactus and more!
The Beautiful Loreto Mexico Malecon
Loreto is very much a tourist town and filled with history. There’s a beautiful Malecon walkway in town that runs along the water, shops, restaurants and golf resorts just minutes away. After our arrival and getting all set up at our RV Park, it was time to get out for nice walk on the Malecon and enjoy the afternoon in the sunshine! 🙂
Historic Hotel in the Town Square
Loreto is a favorite for tourists with an international airport making it easy to fly in and out of. There’s a lovely shopping plaza in town, with lots of souvenir shops, restaurants and historic landmarks like this beautiful old hotel shown in the picture above.
Picturesque RV Park Entrance in Loreto
Our full facility RV Park is conveniently located in town and just minutes from the Malecon and an easy walk to the town square for shopping and much more! The sites are tight, but the park has clean restrooms with hot showers and even laundry facilities. The Wi-Fi connection was good throughout the park as well, giving everyone a chance to catch up on emails and contacts at home.
Mision San Francisco Javier Loreto Mexico
After a nice relaxing evening, the next day we board our tour van for a 35 kilometer journey up the hillside to visit one of the areas historic Missions. Our scenic mountain drive takes us to the Mision San Francisco Javier deep in the hills.
This beautiful and historic Mission dates back to the late 1600’s.
Surrounding the Mission, approximately 150 people reside in this peaceful setting. This included excursion in our tour was definitely worth seeing, a chance to view a bit of history in the Baja and also an opportunity to escape the city hustle and bustle and enjoy the peace and serenity in the countryside.
Later in the evening, it was time to gather for an excellent Fiesta Night Dinner hosted by Baja Amigos. We all had a wonderful evening as we became more and more acquainted with one another.
Great Music, Great Food, Great Evening!
Loreto is definitely a favorite tourist destination and a place we all seemed to enjoy spending time at!
Day 10 and 11 El Centenario & La Paz
Day 10 we have an early departure for the trips longest drive, heading deeper south down the Baja. 208 miles / 335 k. Today, we make our way inland and then basically down the middle of the Baja Peninsula for quite a distance. We then travel back towards the Sea of Cortez, stopping just a few kilometers outside the City of La Paz.
Our drive has us passing through rolling hills, agricultural farming areas and some very dry desert.
El Centenario Mexico RV Park
After our long drive, we arrive at El Centenario, a suburb of La Paz at a very nice full hookup RV Park, complete with a lovely outdoor swimming pool. There’s an outstanding Café on site that bakes “Out of this World” Cinnamon Buns.
Our trusted leaders call ahead to make sure they’re hot and fresh out of the oven on our arrival! 🙂
El Centenario Mexico RV Park Swimming Pool
Although the park is next to the highway (noise), it is a modern full facility and very large park for all to enjoy, relax and recover from the previous long drive. Roads down the Baja are an adventure in themselves, from Good, Bad to Even Downright Ugly! Stay tuned for a separate article I’ll be writing shortly on “Tips for Baja Travel in an RV!”
The Beautiful La Paz Malecon
Our trusted leader Dan has those wanting to visit La Paz, hop aboard his tour van for the short drive to town. We head for the main tourist section and the beautiful 8 kilometer Malecon walkway. This area is filled with souvenir shops, restaurants and much more! We also stop at a wonderful Pottery Store where we have the opportunity to purchase some unique hand painted pottery.
Dan gives us plenty of time to souvenir shop, enjoy lunch at our leisure and just hang around this very popular destination in the Baja.
Enjoying a Mexican Dinner in La Paz
Later that evening for those who wished, we headed back to town with Dan & Lisa to enjoy a wonderful optional Mexican dinner. Can’t get enough of fine Mexican cuisine, yummy!
Enjoying an Authentic Mexican Dinner Platter!
After our excellent meal, our hosts were kind enough to give us an evening driving tour of town and the city night lights all along the 8 kilometer Malecon, finally ending up at some beautiful 5 star resorts of La Paz situated on the waters edge.
Everyone enjoyed a nice relaxing 2 night restful stay in La Paz, enjoying the sites, dining and shopping!
Day 12, 13, 14 Playa Tecolote
The Fabulous Beach at Playa Tecolote
On day 12 we’re up early at 08:00, but only driving 29 miles / 45 k to Playa Tecolote today. This is our first 3 day beach stopover that we are all looking forward to. There’s no driving for 3 days and a nice quiet beach for all to enjoy!
The La Paz Mexico Walmart Grocery
Prior to our arrival for our 3 day dry beach camping stay, we make a brief grocery stop for everyone to stock up on food and Cerveza! Yes, even La Paz has a Walmart Grocery, but I must admit, it was quite nice with fresh vegetables, and even a bakery for those with a sweet tooth. 🙂
Beach Camping at Playa Tecolote Mexico
Situated very close to La Paz, this popular beach is known for great swimming and kayaking, or just taking walks on its long stretch of beach front. The beach is absolutely beautiful, with crystal clear water, excellent stretches of beach to stroll on, enjoy the scenic views of the islands across the bay and the absolutely stunning sunsets and sunrises!
Cowboys Passing Thru in Playa Tecolote
There are a few restaurants and bars further down from where we camped for those interested, as well as a regular city bus that will take you back to La Paz if so desired. Our weather was sunny and hot in the days we spent here, cooling off in the evening for comfortable sleeping. Wind did pick up on our last day, but still making for a wonderful relaxing 3 days camping on the beach.
Enjoying Happy Hour on the Beach!
Everyone seemed to love our 3 nights of beach camping with another outstanding Potluck dinner get together enjoying each others company. The Potluck dinners together were definitely a big hit with all. Ahh life is good! 🙂
Sun Rising and High Tide on the Beach!
With our second week complete, time seems to be going far too quickly with all the activities and excursions Baja Amigos offers on their tours. Be sure to return to Gr8 Travel Tips for our continuing 2 weeks on this exciting 28 day tour of the Baja.
For more detailed information on tours offered by Baja Amigos, I have listed a link to their official website below for your convenience.
Safe travels and Adios for now!
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