TOWNS, HOTELS & LODGING INFO
Lodging is your choice on the 14 Day Club Adventure to Los Cabos.
Ride HQ in each town and Links to Lodging Options in each town are below:
2/9 Day 1 Arrival in Calexico / El Centro
Calexico is an International Gateway City where California and Mexico meet.
- Situated on the Mexican border, it is linked economically with the much larger city of Mexicali, the capital of the Mexican state of Baja California.
- Calexico is 122 miles east of San Diego and 62 miles west of Yuma, Arizona.
- Calexico forms part of the larger populated area known as the Imperial Valley.
- First explored by Europeans in the 18th century, Calexico began as a small tent community which was ultimately incorporated in 1908.
We will meet in at the Ride HQ in El Centro from 3PM on Feb 9 for Scruiteenering.
Host an Arrival Banquet in the bar at the Comfort Inn at 7 PM
Ride HQ in El Centro will be the Comfort Inn & Suites in El Centro February 9th
Mention ‘Exit Tours’ on Feb 9 for a group rate of $159 on rooms.
Truck Parking is available at the hotel
2/10 Day 2 Stage 1 Mexicali to San Felipe – 130 miles
We will leave around 9 AM from the Ride HQ in Calexico.
Cross the Border in Mexicali.
- Ride Down Mexican Hwy 5 to San Felipe.
- San Felipe is a Coastal town in Baja California, located on the Gulf of California.
- San Felipe is historically a fishing town.
- Today it is also a popular tourist destination, known for its beaches, nature, and desert racing.
- San Felipe experiences one of the largest tidal bores in the world due in part to the Colorado River delta to the north.
The seven-meter tide exposes over a half mile of ocean floor.
Ride HQ will be Hotel El Cortez Calle San Felipe
21850, San Felipe 37600 Mexico
2/11 Day 3 Stage 2 San Felipe to Bahia de Los Angeles – 210 mile
Bahía de los Ángeles, “Bay of the Angels” is a coastal bay on the Gulf of California.
- Located along the eastern shore of the Baja California Peninsula.
- The community of Bahía de Los Angeles is headquarters for access to the many islands of this part of the northern Gulf of California.
- Noteworthy for its World Heritage Site designation.
- In 1539 the first European discovered the Bay in what was the final expedition financed by Hernán Cortés.
- The area known then as the Bahía de Lobos (Bay of Sea Lions) was explored again in 1746 by the Jesuit missionaries.
- In 1752 a loading dock was built to explore Mission San Borja, and the entire Baja California Peninsula.
- After the departure of the Jesuits from the Baja Missions by 1840, the surrounding settlements were gradually taken over by the locals.
- By 1880 interest in precious metals had spread to the Bahia region. In 1900 another loading dock was built to export gold and silver obtained from local mines.
- The mine was connected to the Bahia by an eight-mile narrow-gauge railroad allowing the ore to be transferred to the port there.
The San Juan silver mine at Las Flores became the largest producing mine in all of Baja.
Ride HQ will be the Costa del Sol Hotel
Carretera El Parador-Bahia Km. 66, Bahia de Los Angeles, Mexico
2/12 Day 4 Stage 3 Bahia De Los Angeles to San Ignacio – 205 miles
San Ignacio is a town in Mulegé Municipality in Baja California Sur.
- In 2010 the town had a of population of 667.
- At San Ignacio, Baja California’s arid Central Desert terrain gives way to a large grove of lush green date palms.
- The Jesuit Missión San Ignacio Kadakaamán was founded in 1728 in San Ignacio.
- A large spring-fed pond and small river on the outskirts of town feeds into the central plaza and village next to the eighteenth-century Jesuit mission.
- San Ignacio serves as the gateway to San Ignacio Lagoon, the winter time sanctuary of the Pacific gray whale.
- One can travel on Mexican Federal Highway 1 to reach San Ignacio, as Hwy 1 becomes a narrow two-lane highway.
Driving only during daylight hours is recommended, as livestock is known to frequently cross the road at night, and due to the decreased visibility of the narrow and winding roads through the mountain sides.
Ride HQ will be the Desert Inn San Igancio
D Conocido sta Rosalia, San Ignacio Mexico
2/13 Day 5 Stage 4 San Ignacio to Loreto – 170 miles
Loreto is a city on the East coast of the Gulf of California.
- The city had a population of 20,385 inhabitants in 2019.
- Loreto is a regional economic and cultural center, as well as a major tourist destination on the Baja California Peninsula.
- Founded in 1697 by Jesuit missionaries, who found a steady spring of fresh water at this site, the Jesuits were expelled in 1767.
- The city served as the capital of Province of the California’s until 1777, when the capital moved to Monterey, California.
- Loreto continued to serve as the capital of Baja California until 1829.
Loreto was the first Spanish colonial settlement of the Vice Royalty of New Spain on the Baja California Peninsula.
Ride HQ in Loreto will be the Coco Cabanas Loreto
Calle Davis 71, Loreto, Mexico
2/14 Day 6 Stage 5 Loreto to La Paz – 225 miles
La Paz is the capital city of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur and an important regional commercial center.
- The city has a population of 250,000, making it the most populous city in the state.
- It’s known for its seafront Malecón promenade with beaches, parks and art by Mexican and international artists.
- Many bars and restaurants overlook the water.
- La Paz is served by the de León International Airport with service to American Airlines hubs in Dallas and Phoenix.
- Two ferry services operate from the port connecting the Baja California peninsula to the Mexican mainland.
- The first European is known to have landed in La Paz, Baja California in 1533, shortly after the conquest of the Mayan’s at Tenochtitlan.
La Paz is located on the Baja California peninsula on the Bay of La Paz, 130 mi south of Ciudad Constitución, and 126 mi north of Cabo San Lucas.
Ride HQ will be the Araiza Palmira Hotel
Boulevard Alberto Alvarado S/N Fracc. Lomas de Palmira, La Paz Mexico
2/15 Day 7 Stage 6 La Paz to Los Barrilles – 68 miles
Day seven will be the shortest ride of the Baja Adventure ride, where we will then land for a relaxing day in Los Barrilles, with a town population of 1,200.
- This quaint fishing town will give you all rich experiences of Mexico without the overcrowded tourist traps.
Situated along Highway 1, 40 miles north of San José del Cabo and 65 miles south of La Paz.
Ride HQ will be the Buena Vista Oceanfront & Hot Springs Resort
Carr. Federal # 1 Km. 105, Buenavista Mexico
2/16 Day 8 Stage 7 Los Barrilles to San Jose Del Cabo – 105 miles
On Stage 7 we will ride an Off-road loop with portions on the beach to San Jose Del Cabo.
- San José del Cabo is a resort city on the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula.
- It’s known for its sandy beaches and colonial buildings.
- San José del Cabo lies at a shallow bay 20 miles northeast of Cabo San Lucas on the Gulf of California.
- The city has a population of 136,000.
- San José del Cabo with Cabo San Lucas are known as Los Cabos.
- Together they form an area of 350,000 inhabitants.
- The Mission San José del Cabo was founded in 1730 on the nearby Río San José.
- For more than 250 years the river has furnished drinking and irrigation water for the town of San Jose del Cabo, beginning as a source of fresh water for Spanish galleons traveling back from the Philippines
While Cabo San Lucas is the more popular city with exciting nightlife and a bustling downtown, San Jose del Cabo is a quieter destination with traditional Mexican charm.
Ride HQ for 3 nights will be the Hotel Posada Real
Paseo Malecon San Jose Zona Hotelera, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
1,113 miles down to Los Cabos in 7 Days to 2 Rest Days in Los Cabos
2/17 Day 9 Rest Day – Visit Cabo San Lucas
Ride over to Cabo San Lucas, a resort city on the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula.
- Past the marina is Land’s End promontory, site of Playa del Amor (Lover’s Beach) and El Arco, a natural archway in the seacliffs.
- Playa El Médano is Cabo’s main beach, with outdoor restaurants and numerous bars.
Cabo is known for its beaches, water-based activities and nightlife.
2/18 Day 10 Rest Day San Jose Del Cabo
2/19 Day 11 Stage 8 San Jose Del Cabo to Cuidad Constitución – 241 miles
Ciudad Constitución is a city in central Baja California Sur. The city has a total population of 46,000.
- Ciudad Constitución is a small city which serves as a gateway to Magdalena Bay.
- The colonization of the central Valley of Santo Domingo originated around 1940.
- A ranch called ‘The Crossroads’ was settled in a crossroad. Because of this, people started to gather around it and the population started to grow.
- Ciudad Constitución’s mainstay is the cultivation of wheat, chickpea, cotton, asparagus, citrus’s, vegetables, among others crops. The city also has a dairy products processing plant
Ciudad Constitución quickly became a commercial hub and an obligatory travel stop for all the inhabitants of Valle de Santo Domingo, as well as for people going north or south on the peninsula.
Ride HQ will be the Hotel Oasis
Vicente Guerrero 284 Poniente, Ciudad Constitución, Mexico
2/20 Day 12 Stage 9 Cuidad Constitución to Guerrero Negro – 310 miles
Guerrero Negro is a city of 14,000 people in Baja California Sur, on the edge of the Vizcaino Desert.
- Guerrero Negro is just south of the state border about halfway down the peninsula on the Pacific Coast.
- It is best known for the whale watching, although its primary industry is salt.
- Guerrero Negro is the place with the highest concentration of grey whales in the world.
- Scammon Lagoon is one of three areas in Mexico where grey whales migrate to in winter to give birth and to mate.
- The whale watching tours in this area are almost mandatory,
- Also, Bird watching in winter, as there are one of the largest concentrations of Osprey’s in the world.
- They hatch near the end of February.
There are also guided visits to the largest open salt company in the world, and to the rock paintings at San Francisco and Santa Marta Sierras and to the less well-known paintings of Mesa del Carmen, north from Guerrero Negro.
2/21 Day 13 Stage 10 Guerrero Negro to Misión Santa Maria, San Qunitin – 253 miles
Misión Santa Maria is the only hotel where you will experience the beautiful beachfront in San Quintín.
- Relaxing, deserted beaches in a beautiful and clean surrounding.
- San Quintín is located on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. The city has a population of 4,800.
- San Quintín is an agricultural center for Baja California.
- The city is also an emerging tourist destination.
- In the 1880s, a British land company with plans for a wheat empire purchased much of the San Quintín area.
- From promises of agricultural wealth, English colonists purchased land tracts from the company, planted wheat, and constructed a gristmill.
- For transportation, the English built a pier on inner Bahiá San Quintín and began constructing a railway to link up with the Southern Pacific tracks to the north in California.
- Thirty kilometers of track were laid, before the colony failed.
- A 17-ton, six-wheeled locomotive still lies underwater at the mouth of the bay, the remains of a loading accident for the aborted railway.
A drought devastated one of the first harvests, and by 1900 all the colonists abandoned San Quintín.
2/22 Day 14 Stage 11 Misión Santa Maria to Calexico – 270 miles
On Stage 11 we will ride from the Misión Santa Maria Hotel south of San Quintin North up Hwy 1 to San Vincente.
- From San Vincente we will take a dirt track over the Mountains to Valle de la Trinidad and Mex Hwy 3.
- Then head Southeast to Mex Hwy 5 and North to Calexico.
Ride HQ in El Centro will be the Comfort Inn & Suites in El Centro February 22
Mention ‘Exit Tours’ on Feb 22 for a group rate of $159 on rooms.
- The club will host an Adios end of the ride Banquet at a Restaurant in El Centro on Day 14
- 4 days 1,074 miles from San Jose del Cabo to Calexico
- 2,187 total miles
2/23 Day 15 Calexico to Home