Destination guide

Baja California—as long on fun as it is on land

Jutting into the Pacific Ocean just south of the U.S.–Mexico border, the Baja California Peninsula is one of Mexico's hottest vacation hotspots. Stretching for 775 miles from Mexicali in the north to Cabo San Lucas in the south, the peninsula offers something for everyone, including top-notch wine tasting, whale watching, and world-renowned diving, plus plenty of pristine sand beaches to boot. Whether you're looking to party the night away in one of the lively towns, or soak up the tranquility of isolated beaches, there's a Baja California Peninsula vacation rental that's right for you.

Things to do

From rock paintings, to red wines, to rollicking resorts

You'll never be bored at a Baja California Peninsula vacation rental. Head to Mulege to see some ancient rock paintings and the remains of a historic mission town. The calm waters of the Bay of Balandra let you walk among manta rays as you enjoy the soft sands and warm ocean waters. The peninsula is also home to the Valle de Guadalupe wine route, where you can sample Mexico's top vintages (bring your designated driver). Of course, no visit would be complete without a little partying in the world-renowned resort towns of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo.

Activities

More than just lazy beach days (though you can do that, too)

Baja California is synonymous with beaches, and for good reason. There are plenty to choose from if you're looking to frolic in the surf or work on your tan. While you're there, keep your eye out for migrating California gray whales. For a more personal marine life encounter, hit up any of the bays along the coast for some unrivaled snorkeling and diving. Cabo Pulmo is 1 of the oldest reefs on the continent, with a rainbow of fish waiting to be discovered. The Pacific coast is known for its sports fishing, while the mangroves are great for kayaking.

Weather

You'll be feelin' hot, hot, hot in Baja California

The climate can vary widely in different parts of the peninsula, so be sure to check your particular destination before heading to your Baja California Peninsula vacation rental. The desert regions are dry year round, with high temps ranging from the low 70s in the coldest months of December and January, to triple digits from June through September. The resort towns at the tip see fewer swings, with highs in the 80s and 90s for much of the year. Overnight lows can dip into the 50s from December through April, so pack layers if you're visiting in the winter months.

Natural features

So much nature in such a skinny strip of land

Don't let the narrowness of the peninsula fool you—there's plenty of natural diversity packed in the 775 miles of land. Sandwiched between the Gulf of California and the Pacific Ocean, the peninsula is home to 4 deserts, leafy mangroves, plenty of volcanic activity, and the Peninsular Ranges, which form a spine running the length of the spit. The coasts alternate between rocky outcroppings and sandy stretches, plus tranquil bays full of tropical fish and other marine life. You'll likely spot some migrating whales as you take in the breathtaking sunsets over the crashing ocean waves.

Can I find a vacation rental around Baja California Peninsula?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 6,570 vacation rentals near Baja California Peninsula. From 1,406 Houses to 1,084 Villas, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover the Baja California Peninsula area.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Baja California Peninsula?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Baja California Peninsula. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • United States: 551,140 vacation rentals
  • San Diego: 6,091 vacation rentals
  • Rocky Point: 1,657 vacation rentals
  • El Pescadero: 233 vacation rentals
  • Mission Beach: 1,360 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Baja California Peninsula! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Baja California Peninsula?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Baja California Peninsula:

  • San Diego: 6,091 rentals
  • Rocky Point: 1,657 rentals
  • El Pescadero: 233 rentals
  • Cabo San Lucas: 4,376 rentals
  • Tucson: 1,859 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Baja California Peninsula?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Baja California Peninsula are:

  • San Diego International Airport (SAN): 5,334 vacation rentals
  • Los Cabos International Airport (SJD): 1,518 vacation rentals
  • Tucson, AZ (AVW-Marana Regional): 868 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Baja California Peninsula?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Baja California Peninsula. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • San Diego Convention Center: 1,691 rentals
  • Del Mar Beach: 1,087 rentals
  • San Diego Zoo: 4,544 rentals
  • Los Barriles Beach: 149 rentals
  • Chileno Beach: 4,490 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Baja California Peninsula listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Baja California Peninsula

San Diego
6,091 vacation rentals
Rocky Point
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El Pescadero
233 vacation rentals
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Tucson
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Coronado
5,071 vacation rentals
Del Mar
1,873 vacation rentals
Rosarito
498 vacation rentals
San José del Cabo
2,367 vacation rentals
Green Valley
161 vacation rentals
Solana Beach
1,453 vacation rentals
Ensenada
221 vacation rentals
Imperial Beach
1,548 vacation rentals
Loreto
203 vacation rentals
Yuma
57 vacation rentals
San Felipe
210 vacation rentals
San Carlos
193 vacation rentals
Oro Valley
1,365 vacation rentals
Los Barriles
136 vacation rentals
La Paz
284 vacation rentals