Baja Self Drive: Marine World

Discover southern Baja in this self drive trip that allows you to see Cabo Pulmo, La Paz, Espiritu Santo Island and Todos Santos. Explore underwater sanctuaries, search for the elusive yet friendly whale shark and help release baby turtles into the wild. This self drive explorer is sure to amaze.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Cabo Pulmo Arrival

Cabo Pulmo Arrival
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Rental Car Transport
  • Accommodation: Cabo Pulmo Cabana

On arrival to Los Cabos airport, you will be greeted by our local representative who will help you pick up your car at the airport and drive to Cabo Pulmo. Here, you will have two days to acclimatize to the relaxed pace, and in between you can SCUBA dive, snorkel, hike the coastal trail, or take the time to relax on the beach.

Drive length: 2 hours – 135 km

Day 2: Cabo Pulmo

Cabo Pulmo
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Rental Car Transport
  • Accommodation: Cabo Pulmo Cabana

Enjoy this full free day at leisure in Cabo Pulmo.

Day 3: Cabo Pulmo - La Paz

Cabo Pulmo - La Paz
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Rental Car Transport
  • Accommodation: El Angel Azul Hacienda

Depart for La Paz, located roughly 3 hours from Cabo Pulmo. It is a relatively short but scenic drive. Check in at your hotel and take the afternoon to explore the waterfront or enjoy one of the many restaurants in the area.

Drive length: 3 hours – 180 km

Day 4: Espiritu Santo Island

Espiritu Santo Island
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Rental Car Transport
  • Tour: Espiritu Santo Island Excursion
  • Accommodation: El Angel Azul Hacienda

Espiritu Santo Island Excursion

Today you will visit Espíritu Santo Island UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to clear turquoise water, multitudes of fish species, and resident sea lions. This earthly paradise is less than one hour away from La Paz. The land and seascapes, along with the marine life will keep you and yours in awe.

Day 5: La Paz

La Paz
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Rental Car Transport
  • Tour: Whale Shark Search
  • Accommodation: El Angel Azul Hacienda

Whale Shark Search

Today you will go in the search of the whale shark, the biggest fish on earth. You will have the chance to jump in and swim alongside this gentle giant in season. In the afternoon you can explore the surrounding beaches of La Paz, or stroll around the city taking in local culture.

Day 6: La Paz - Todos Santos

La Paz - Todos Santos
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Rental Car Transport
  • Tour: Todos Santos Adventure

Todos Santos Adventure

The day’s adventure starts with a drive to Todos Santos, an historic town with a vibrant art scene and home to many tasty restaurants. You will get the chance to join a local conservation group in and help with the release of sea turtle hatchlings in season, take surfing lessons, explore the coastal trail or simply relax at the beach and enjoy a beautiful sunset in the Pacific.

Drive length: 1.5 hours – 130 km

Day 7: Todos Santos - San Jose del Cabo

Todos Santos - San Jose del Cabo
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Rental Car Transport

Enjoy a relaxed morning and then transfer to San José del Cabo, where you will spend the night.

Drive length: 1.5 hours – 130 km

Day 8: San Jose del Cabo Departure

Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Rental Car Transport

Today you will return the vehicle at the airport before boarding your departing flight.


Cabo Pulmo Cabana

Cabo Pulmo Cabana

Community owned and operated these comfortable cabanas include private bathrooms. RED Sustainable Travel camps are well-organized in order to provide a comfortable experience for guests, maximize efficiency, and minimize ecological impact.

El Angel Azul Hacienda

El Angel Azul Hacienda

A serene hotel just 10 minutes walk from the La Paz seafront with a beautifully designed garden enclosed within a peaceful courtyard. Step off the plane at La Paz airport and you are in the hot heart of a dusty Western... the surrounding landscape is desert, the sun beats down mercilessly on the cowering buildings, and in summer the streets of the town are deserted. But just off the Avenida Independencia is a heavenly haven from this scorching setting: El Angel Azul Hacienda ("The Blue Angel"). Discernible only by a blue sign and door set in bleached white walls, this stylish hotel was a former courthouse that had lain empty for 20 years. Scrupulously restored by the current owner, Swiss-born Esther Ammann, it has a tranquil and relaxed atmosphere, with rooms facing the cacti-filled courtyard under shaded colonnades. With shrines, sculptures, paintings, even an ensenada (clay ‘day of the dead’ skeleton) dotted about the garden, it feels more like staying in the villa of an arty friend. Esther has turned a shell into a local landmark and is definitely a cool host who knows how to stay cool in a hot town.

Pricing and Details

Price: On Request

*Pricing is based on two persons traveling together, based on availability, subject to change.

Price Includes

  • Full support before, during & after your trip
  • Meals as mentioned
  • Accommodation as mentioned
  • Tours/activities as mentioned
  • Transport as mentioned

Price Excludes

  • International & domestic flights
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • Entrance visas when applicable
  • Other services not mentioned
  • Tips and gratuities to guides, drivers
  • Taxes and fees

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