Guerrero Negro Travel Guide
Superb Whale Watching in Ojo de Liebre
there are lots of companies that take you whale watching in Guerrero Negro but we really enjoyed driving out to the inner lagoon in our own vehicle and camping there to listen to the whales breathing at night.When you drive yourself to the lagoon, you can go on a panga...
Tour the Worlds largest salt works
Several Motels offer tours of the salt works for up to $35 a person, but if you go to the ESSA company's main office, you can arrange a tour for FREE! They provide a guide who drives your vehicle and give a full tour of the salt works. You can get out and take photos...
Guerrero Negro is the best place (other than San Ignacio) to come for the whale-watching tours. There are a number of places in town which can provide this service, but see MALARRIMO restaurant and accommodation tips, as these people have a big, reliable tourism...
A short drive from town on the main highway north is the fishing camp of Laguna Manuela,it's about 20 to 30 min and you have to drive down a washboard road to get there. Once you arrive at the encampment,drive past the trailers and up the hill on the dirt road,eventually you...
The only thing to see here is WHALES & more WHALES
There is no other place in the world to view the Pacific Gray Whale at it's closest. As Mexico is the ONLY country in the world who has totally outlawed whale hunting, the gray whales do not feel threatened by people. For the three(3) days we where in the lagoons, we saw...
1 Review and 32 Opinions In addition to the comfortable motel rooms (which were added to the restaurant site about 20 years...
Hotel Los Caracoles: Caracoles
We didn't stay since they would not budge on the No Dogs rule at the time, but others in our caravan south did stay. While the outside was newly painted and the facility actually looked new, it apparently was a make over. It was clean however.Recent information from another...
Halfway Inn Hotel & Trailer Park: Desert Inn becomes Halfway Inn
Just past the military base on Highway One at the north end of Guerrero Negro is The Halfway Inn Hotel and Trailer Park. Many people drive right past as its set off the road about 100 meters, but it's as good as any of the hotels "in town" and has better food (IMO). Plus...
LOS CARACOLES: UNIQUE, UP-SCALE FOR THE AREA
WE STAYED ONE NIGHT ON THE DRIVE UP THE PENINSULA AND LIKED IT SO MUCH WE STAYED AGAIN ON THE DRIVE BACK HOME, and I have stayed a couple more times since.They have Double, Queen and even a 'Junior King Suite', with varying prices. The first 2 times, we stayed in the Jr....
Cowboy Motel: Cowboy Motel was TERRIFIC!!
A school group from San Diego came to Guerrero Negro to see whales and the weather was cold and windy so instead of camping, we looked for an affordable motel with a large room. Cowboy Motel is the first motel on the right side coming into Guerrero Negro and they offered us...
Hotel Malarimo: Pets Allowed
After being refused at Caracoles because we travel with our 5 pound Yorkshire Terrier, we decided to try the hotel across the street. The restaurant at the Hotel Malarrimo had been recommended so we stopped and asked if they allowed pets.Apparently in the past they did not,...
all Guerrero Negro establishments: No Luxury Hotels Here!
Guerrero Negro is not the place to find luxury (or even 4-star accommodations). Most of the places have hot water but no heat in the room so it can be an uncomfortable experience if you are not accustomed to the cold. I heard the La Pinta does have heat in the rooms.
Many options in Town
Guerrero Negro offers lots of accommodations, and they are very affordable, especially if you are travelling with more people. We saw some cars outside the city, debating whether or not they should pass what it looked like another military checkpoint (but it's not), but...
MALARRIMO: Don't Miss the FRESH Scallops!
We have been going to this restaurant for 30 yrs when we first started our exploration down the Baja Peninsula when we lived in San Diego. At that time, it did not have the motel, RV Park, Whale-watching tours or gift shop that are now on the premises.I must say that...
Malarimo: Malarimo - Great Margaritas and fish
Don't let looks deceive you. In Mexico on the road, many road side establishments may look a bit "weathered" but you still must investigate to find out. If there are "locals" present you must definitely try it.The chips and salsa were just "ok." OK, I've been spoiled with...
All Guerrero Negro Restaurants: Real Mexican Food
You won't have a problem finding real, authentic Mexican food in this town. There are some seafood restaurants which cater to gringos (I avoided them).
Cheese enchiladas with Mole sauce. That is my favorite dish. Mole is the national dish of Mexico.
all Guerrero Negro shops: Whale Memorabilia
There is plenty of whale memorabilia in the local shops. Most of the stuff is hand crafted. I bought a silver gray whale statue and silver whale fluke along with a onyx mother whale & baby.
What to buy: Gray whale memorabilia. Nice handmade soaps.
What to pay: Very reasonable prices.
Written Feb 11, 2004
Close your car windows
Guerrero Negro is the border between northen Baja and Southern Baja California Sur. Just before the military checkpoint, there is an "agricultural checkpoint" to make certain you don't bring in any stray bugs. While not a real "inspection" you get to pay 30 pesos for the opportunity to have your car "deloused."
After you pay your inspection fee you drive through a "fountain" that sprays the underside of your car with a disinfectant. It has a definite chemical smell so close the windows and turn on recirculating air if you have it.
Updated May 22, 2009
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Favorite thing: Don't forget to add an hour to your clock after you cross into Baja Sur, since it is Mountain Time Zone.
Written Dec 24, 2002
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