Baja

Tips and Articles in Baja

Ensenada and the nearby Valle de Guadalupe, in northern Baja, are known outside Mexico for three things: the burgeoning local wine scene, which has been hyped ad infinitum; the food, which hasn’t been hyped enough; and the spectacularly bad roads,...
See the slideshow of the World’s Strangest Spa Treatments. Once you’ve changed into a disposable paper robe, an attendant leads you to a room containing a futuristic, egg-shaped pod. Opening the lid, she motions for you to climb into the molded f...
See our slideshow of the World’s Best Hotels for Celeb-Spotting. Try as she might to hide behind her signature oversize sunglasses, globe-trotter and fashion fanatic Victoria “Posh” Beckham is often spotted leaving extravagantly high-end shops or...
At Parrot Cay’s Como Shambhala Retreat (from $2,232 for three nights), in the Turks and Caicos, Dr. Swati—resident ayurvedic doctor and Reiki master—focuses on “releasing negative emotions.” That could mean a change of diet, beachside yoga, or a d...
The city is like a wickedly beautiful teenage girl -- alluring and playful, ready to grow up but fully aware of how good she's got it. Start with the mañana vibe that creeps in from south of the border and add it to the year-round beach days, and ...
Ask Mark Passenger to be Named Later? By Mark Orwoll Mark Orwoll, seasoned traveler and T&L Managing Editor, is here to help you with your travel questions. Think of him as your personal concierge, and ask a...
It seems everybody's talking about ecotourism these days, but what is it, really?Some hotels change your sheets every third day, do a little recycling, offer a nature walk or two— and proclaim themselves ecoresorts. At the other end of the spectru...
Some people come down to Ensenada for the sport fish that swim off the Baja coast; others come to measure their afternoons in emptied Corona bottles. The town has long been famous for two loud, boozy cantinas—Hussong's, Papas & Beer—whose stickers...
I have a confession to make. When it comes to cars, I'm like a 50-year-old man in a midlife crisis. Don't talk to me about safety. Don't talk to me about practical. When I'm hunting for a set of wheels, I want something with sex appeal. Yep, I'm t...
LAS VENTANAS AL PARAÍSO, WINDOWS TO PARADISE. Ah, it had sounded so promising. But here I stood, wishing for any view at all. The rain was pelting the patio with such force that the drops were spitting upward. I doubted this fountain was one of th...
Hoping to attract American golfers to exotic warm-weather locales that can be readily accessed from the States, real estate developers and hoteliers are betting increasingly on Mexico. In Los Cabos, at the exclusive oceanfront community Diamante C...
At first sight it's a straitlaced, provincial paradise of unruffled summer days. Look again and you see that San Diego has caught the wave. No longer just a sound-bite city, its hottest offerings now rival those of L.A. and San Francisco. First t...
See our slideshow of Shoulder Season Travel Secrets. After the vacation crowds head home, you’ll find the smart traveler basking in good deals and wide open spaces. Quick: What’s the best time of year to visit Thailand?If you’re looking for grea...
STAY Snag one of the eight rooms at the Todos Santos Inn (33 Calle Legaspi; 52-612/145-0040; www.todossantosinn.com; doubles from $125), in a 19th-century hacienda. EAT The owner himself whips up killer margaritas and rellenos in his sand-floor...
My normal environment is backstage. It's busy and buzzy, and I stare into a mirror surrounded by lights. It's exactly what I saw in the movies as a child, and I never cease to be pleased by that. I have conversations with Mitch, who does my hair, ...