Luxury Beach Property Baja Sur
The southern baja peninsula is renowned for its world-class sport fishing and championship golf but also there is an impressive array of water sports, miles of beaches, desert trails to explore and the Sierra de la Laguna, a mountain range7000 feet high, with a lake and pine trees, is nearby. This mountain range can be seen clearly from all parts of this luxury beach property Baja Sur ranch. The Pacific coast is ideal for surfing, fishing, hiking and whale watching and just an hour away in La Paz, historic capital of the state of Baja California Sur is the embarking point for the fabulous Sea of Cortez which was described by explorer Jacques Cousteau as “the acquarium of the world”. The scuba diving and swimming with the whale sharks is unequaled anywhere. Many, many wonderful nature activities are available throughout the entire area.
A modern highway joins Federal Highway #19 just before Cabo San Lucas and goes across to the Los Cabos international airport making the trip no longer than an hour from Rancho Gaspareno. Flights at theinternational airport (SJD) come and go from all parts of the US, Canada, Europe, Latin America and Asia.
The international airport at La Paz, an hour to the north has flights to the western United States and to the interior of Mexico with connections to all parts of Mexico, Cuba , Europe, South America and the Caribbean.
Some of the finest shore based whale watching can be found in front of Punto de Gaspareño, the local name of the 50 foot promontory located within the Rancho Gaspareno site. Whales swim and frolic very close to shore and in large numbers, sometimes 20 and more. There are several local tour guides that provide whale watching tours and some mention Punto de Gasparaño as their destination, the best whale watching on the coast. There is no other location on the Pacific Coast between Cabo San Lucas and Todos Santos that has such close proximity to the main road, Highway 19, as well as such close proximity to the beach as does Rancho Gaspareno!
Surf fishing from the shore at Rancho Gaspareno is world class. This area has some of the finest shore fishing on the Pacific Coast. Abundant catches of the following can be had:
Bisbee Fishing Tournament The Cabo Trench begins and ends at Punto El Gaspareño.
Bisbee’s 25th Anniversary Black and Blue Sport Fishing Tournament (The world’s richest billfish tournament) and the Los Cabos Offshore Tournament. Coming to Cabo in late October it’s billed as the richest fishing tournament in the world!
A long walk on the beach is certainly a beautiful hike at Rancho Gaspareno, but a trek through the desert is equally spectacular. Desert Mountain Hiking is best in the winter, with comfortable temperatures in the ‘70’s. Summer hiking in Baja is possible but early morning is the best time to hit the trail.
One of several highly recommended hikes is to the waterfalls you will find just up the Arroyo, north of Rancho Gaspareno along the property line, approximately 1 ½ miles by horseback, hike or ATV. The falls, called cascadas, can be viewed by taking a gentle uphill hike through a dry river bed with a maze of boulders and rock formations on each side. At the top you will discover pools of clear water. Take bathing suits and a picnic lunch and enjoy a day at this remote location. The trail continues on to a seriously challenging hike that goes through the mountains to the Sea of Cortez. Serious preparation and a guide are recommended.
The southern tip of the Baja Peninsula is about 1085 miles from the U.S./Mexico border and contains three major mountain ranges; Sierra Juarez, Sierra de San Pedro Martir, and Sierra de la Giganta. They are all part of the Pacific Crest, which includes some of the most famous National Parks in the world including Denali and Yosemite, the Sierra Laguna is the southernmost range of the Crest system and one of the least exploited natural environments left in Mexico. Designated as an endangered and protected biosphere.