Destination guide

Sun-filled fun in beautiful Baja California

With its lively towns and gorgeous white-sand beaches, Baja California invites sun-seekers to hit the blue waters of the Pacific and soak up all of the fun-filled activities that this Mexican peninsula has to offer. From afternoons spent splayed out by the shore listening to the sound of the waves with a refreshing drink in hand, to cultural excursions to galleries and museums in the big cities, there's no end to the amusements in this region. There are plenty of Baja California vacation rentals to choose from too, many offering dreamy views of the ocean or the Gulf of California.

Things to do

Delving into the culture of Baja California

While it may be hard to pull away from the warm shores of the Pacific, the cities of Baja California are packed with activity too, from bustling shopping districts and mouthwatering dining options, to a wide range of cultural attractions. Head to the border town of Tijuana to tour a huge cultural center, with museum exhibits detailing the history of the Baja Peninsula, as well as a sculpture garden and IMAX theater. You'll also want to check out the Avenida Revolucion that runs through the historic downtown area here. Toward the eastern side of the peninsula, Mexicali has an interactive children's museum and art gallery among its attractions.


Ocean adventures in Baja California

The powdery sands and lapping waves of the Pacific are a big draw along the Baja California state of this Mexican Peninsula, with long stretches of beachfront between Tijuana and Ensenada especially popular. The beach town of Rosarito is a popular spot for surfers, while others take to paddleboards and jet skis to enjoy the blue waves around Ensenada. Divers will appreciate the Rosarito Underwater Park, where you can swim alongside vibrantly-colored fish and the marine flora that has sprung up around a sunken navy ship. Scuba tours and courses are available from vendors in this area, or you can test out the snorkeling scene as well.


Escaping winter on the beaches of Baja California

There's nothing better than escaping cold winters on the beaches of Baja California, enjoying the warm sun and digging your toes into the soft sand. Whales can be spotted with their calves off the Pacific coast during this time, making for an unforgettable experience. The winter months are a popular time to visit this sun-soaked region, so make sure you select your Baja California vacation rental early in order to secure your dates and ensure you'll be sitting beachside, enjoying 70-degree days. Thanks to warm weather year-round and low rainfall levels in popular areas like Tijuana, there's no bad time to visit this peninsula.

Natural features

Nature-filled fun in Baja California

With so many entertainment districts, colorful shopping streets and lively beaches to enjoy on the northern end of the Baja California state, it can be easy to overlook one of the stunning, nature-filled sections towards the southern border. Valle de los Cirios is a large wildlife reserve, where you'll find endemic reptiles and mammals roaming along the cactus-filled landscape. Neighboring El Vizcaino Biosphere Reserve has UNESCO World Heritage Site status thanks to its marine sanctuary, where a couple of whale species come to winter alongside sea lions and elephant seals. You'll find a number of Baja California vacation rentals in close proximity to both preserves.

Where to stay around Baja California?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 935 vacation rentals near Baja California. From 455 Houses to 55 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Baja California for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Rosarito: 494 vacation rentals
  • Ensenada: 220 vacation rentals
  • San Felipe: 210 vacation rentals
  • Las Gaviotas: 69 vacation rentals
  • Playas de Rosarito Municipality: 514 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Baja California! 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?

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:

  • Rosarito: 494 rentals
  • Ensenada: 220 rentals
  • San Felipe: 210 rentals
  • Tijuana: 464 rentals
  • Puerto Nuevo: 414 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?

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 are:

  • Ensenada Airport (ESE): 198 vacation rentals
  • General Abelardo L Rodriguez International Airport (TIJ): 324 vacation rentals
  • San Diego International Airport (SAN): 5,345 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?

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

  • San Felipe Marina: 197 rentals
  • La Bufadora Overlook: 176 rentals
  • L.A. Cetto Winery: 105 rentals
  • Ejidal El Porvenir Park: 232 rentals
  • Liceaga Winery: 269 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Baja California 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.

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