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Down Mexico Way - Baja

Everyone has heard of Baja, probably just as famous for its winter-sun seeking celebrities as it is for the whales that come in winter every year to mate.  It’s somewhere I’ve always wanted to visit – one of the few places in Mexico that I haven’t been yet. 
The Baja peninsula stretches down from California and is actually known as California South, something I didn’t realise until I was looking it up on google maps.  It’s an extraordinarily beautiful mix of rolling cactus-covered hills and sparkling blue ocean.  Marine wildlife is predominant here and actually very well protected, so it’s always been on my ‘to do’ list as a place to visit.
Cabo San Lucas was my first stop.  To me this is like the American equivalent of Benidorm, as in it’s more American than Mexican.  Weirdly there are more sushi restaurants than Mexican restaurants and a distinct lack of a Japanese population, just another indication of catering to the American masses that flock here every year for winter sun, ch…