Baja California Sur is one of the Mexico’s most diverse natural paradises with deserts, beaches, mountain ranges and lakes. Its temperate lakes and seas have turned it into a sanctuary for grey, humpback, and blue whales. During the 17th and 18th centuries the Jesuits established themselves here, leaving behind beautiful missions that you can still visit.
Baja California Sur is one of the country’s youngest states, it was only recognized as such in 1974. It borders with the state of Baja California to the north, the Sea of Cortez to the east, and with the Pacific Ocean to the south and to the west. It has five municipalities, of which La Paz and Los Cabos are the most populated. Its climate is very dry and its annual average temperature is between 64 to 72°F; from May to September it reaches up to 104 °F. Sierra de La Laguna Biosphere Reserve (La Laguna mountain range) is listed as a UNESCO Heritage Site.