Destination: Baja California Meeting & Event Planning City Guide
By Irene Middleman Thomas
July 28, 2012
Vibrant, multi-hued, evocative—it's the perfect meeting backdrop
Learn about Baja California for Event Venues, Services & Meeting Destinations
Stage your meeting in a desert canyon, on a white sand beach or in the plaza of a quaint town square—no matter which you choose, Baja California provides a spectacular setting.
When most people hear the name Baja they immediately think of Cabo San Lucas, located on the southern-most tip of the narrow, 1,000-mile long Baja Peninsula. But what most don’t know is that Baja is rife with spectacular destinations, including Cabo San Lucas’s sibling the somewhat less-traveled historic town of San José del Cabo, which is 20 miles to the northeast. They’re separated by a resort corridor that basks in average temperatures of 80 degrees and more than 300 days of sunshine, and offers facilities covering outdoor plaza, grand ballrooms and intimate meeting spaces.
Bustling Tijuana, just south of the border from San Diego, is now a sprawling metropolis with a mix of factories and a flurry of tourist activities for day-trippers from the north. It is also the jumping-off point for Rosarito to the south where The Titanic was filmed. The modest town sport pleasant beaches and small hotels perfect small meetings.
Loreto, is an up and coming city on the Sea of Cortez with sparkling new hotels and resorts and provides access to marine exploration and sports fishing. It lies 217 miles north of La Paz, the state’s capital, which offers visitors a taste of the history and architecture of true Baja, a busy port and a bounty of unique meeting venues and accommodations. Yet, this is no sleepy seaside town. Take in city’s bars, discos and restaurants for Baja California-style seafood concoctions such as grilled lobster, fish tacos with sweet and sour sauce and clam soups.