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ABBREVIATIONS acacias 44 ACT Australian accommodations 254-5, Capital see also Territory individual locations NSW New South Wales activities 46-54, see also cycling, NT Northern Territory diving, fishing, golf, hiking, Qld Queensland horseback riding, mountain biking, SA South Australia rock climbing, sea kayaking, Tas Tasmania snorkeling, surfing, windsurfing Vic Victoria agave 44 WA Western Australia Águilas de Mexicali 35 AIDs 276 air travel 266-7, 268 airlines 266 airports 266 Algadones Dunes 138 altitude sickness 277 Ames, Jane ‘Juanita’ B 6, 6 animals 42, see also individual animals, bird-watching, whale-watching pets & border crossings 261 safety 277 antojitos mexicanos 60 Arbolitos 108 Archipiélago de Bahía de Los Ángeles 151 area codes, see inside front cover Arellano Félix cartel 25, 32 Arnaz, Desi 30 arts 37-40, see also literature, music, rock-art sites Asalto a las Tierras 131 ATMs 260 Aureliano Félix, Jorge 32 Av Revolución 71, 74

B B&Bs 254 bad roads 11, 10 Bahía Asunción 161 Bahía Concepción 174-6, 4 Bahía de la Ventana 52 Bahía de Los Ángeles 45, 52, 150-4 Bahía Los Frailes 209-10

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Bahía Magdalena 18, 46, 184-6 Bahía Rosario 143 Bahía San Francisquito 158 Bahía San Luis Gonzaga 148-50 Bahía Tortugas 160-1 bajacalifornianos 33-4 banda music 38 baños 263 baseball 35 Las Águilas 136 bathrooms 263 beaches, see playas beef 60-1 beer 61, 125, 250 Cervecería Mexicali 133 Cervecería Tijuana 74-5 festivals 75 Tecate Brewery 125 bicycle travel 53-4, 268-9 bird-watching Guerrero Negro 155 Laguna San Ignacio 166 Parque Nacional Constitución de 1857 112 Playa Migriño 216 birds 41-3 biznaga cacti 44 black jackrabbit 42 bladderpod 44 boat travel 268, 269 books 17-19 animals 42 art 33 birds 41 borderland issues 33, 36 diving 49 fishing 50 food 59, 63 garbage pickers 34 hiking 53 history 26, 28 Mexican Revolution of 1910 30 narcocorridos 38 pearl diving 30 pirates 27 plants 44 scientific studies 43 surfing 57 whales 48 wine 61

border crossings 267-8 Mexicali 137 pets 261 Tijuana 84, 85 Brant geese 117 breweries Cervecería Mexicali 133 Cervecería Tijuana 74-5 Tecate Brewery 125 brucellosis 276 buckeye 44 buckwheat 44 Buena Vista 207 bullfighting 81, 82 Mexicali 136 bus travel 268, 269-70, 273 Bush, George W 25 business hours 255-6

C cabinas 262 Cabo Pulmo 18, 45, 207-9 Cabo San Lucas 235-53, 236, 238-9 accommodations 244-7 activities 241-3 air travel 252 attractions 240-1 bus travel 252-3 car travel 253 children, travel with 243 dangers 239-40 drinking 250-1 eating 247-9 emergency services 235-7 entertainment 251 festivals 244 immigration offices 237 internet access 237 internet resources 237 postal services 239 shopping 251 taxis 253 tourist information 239 tours 243 Cabo San Quintín 56, 119 Cabrillo, Juan Rodríguez 95 Caesar salad 60, 77 Calderón, Felipe 25 California gray whales 42-3, 46, 47 6, see also whale-watching

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Cochimí people 36, see also rock-art sites cockfighting 36 Coco 10, 149, 10 coffee 61 collect calls 262 Colonia Vicente Guerrero 116-17 Colosio, Luis Donaldo 31-2 Comondú 176-7 conservation programs internet resources 45 sea turtles 42, 151-2, 216 consulates 257-8 corridos 39 Cortés, Hernán 27, 189 Cosio, Alejandro Magallón 12, 12 costs 16 accommodations 219, 254 departure taxes 266 food 259 health care 274-5 la mordida 272 tipping 63, 261 tourist fees 264-5 country codes 262, 263 courses 256 cooking 63, 209 marine biology 152 Spanish language 100, 194-5, 212 coyotes 25, 71, 123 coyotes 42 credit cards 261 Crosby, Bing 30 Cucapá El Mayor 138 Cueva de las Flechas 164-5 Cueva del Ratón 164 Cueva Pintada 164-5 culture 33-40 customs 63 customs regulations 256 cycling 53-4, 268-9

D damiana 61, 227 dangers 257 animals 277 back roads 272 driving 150 road hazards 272-3 women travelers 265 de Atondo y Antillón, Isidro 28 de Gortari, Carlos Salinas 31 de Ulloa, Francisco 27 deforestation 45

dengue fever 275 departure taxes 266 deserts itineraries 22 desert bighorn sheep 42 development 25, 32, 34-5, 36 conservation issues 45 Loreto Bay 180 Día de la Independencia 75, 195, 258, 259 Día de los Muertos 75, 195, 258 Día de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe 18, 29 Díaz, Porfirio 29 disabilities, travelers with 264 discount cards 257 diving 49-52 Bahía Concepción 174-6 Cabo Pulmo 208 Cabo San Lucas 242 Ensenada 100 Islas de los Coronados 87 La Paz 194 Land’s End 240 Loreto 180 Mulegé 171-2 Parque Nacional Bahía de Loreto 179 Punta Banda 108 Dominican missionaries 29 Drake, Sir Francis 27 drinks 61-2, see also beer, damiana, wine & wineries driver’s licenses 270 drug cartels 25, 32, 68, 69 Dunas de Soledad 155

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Camalú 116 camping 18, 254 Campo Rene 161-2 Cañón de Guadalupe 18, 136 Cañon de la Zorra 203 Cañón la Trinidad 53, 175 Cañón San Bernardo 204 Cañón San Dionisio 203-4 Cañón San Pablo 164, 204 Cantamar Dunes 93 Cape Region, see southern Baja Capilla de la Virgen de Guadalupe 139 car hire 271 car travel 268, 270-3 Cárdenas, Lázaro 30, 68 cardón cacti 44, 11 Carnaval 18, 195, 258 casas de cambio 261 casas de huéspedes 254 casetas de teléfono 262 cash 260-1 Cataviña 18, 147-8 Catholicism 37 Cavendish, Thomas 27 cell phones 262 central Baja 145-86, 146 surfing 57 Cerro El Chinero 138 Cervecería Mexicali 133 children, travel with 256 Cabo San Lucas 243 consent forms 264 food 63 health 279 cholera 275 cholismo 40 cholla 44 churches & cathedrals Capilla de la Reconciliación 159 Catedral de la Virgen de Guadalupe 133 Catedral de Nuestra Señora de La Paz 193 Iglesia San José 222 Iglesia Santa Bárbara 168 Cinco de Mayo 259 cirio tree 44, 147 Ciudad Constitución 184 Ciudad Insurgentes 183-4 clams 117, 120, 139 climate 16, 256 climate change 269 Clinton, Bill 25 coccidioidomycosis 276

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E Eagles, the 214 eastern cape region 204-10 Eastern Cape Rd 11, 204-5, 229 economy 34-5 Eiffel, Alexandre Gustave 168, 169 Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional 31-2 Ejido Uruapán 113 El Arco 158, 240 El Camino Real 158 El Pescadero 57, 215 El Rosario 121-2 El Tricolor 35 El Triunfo 201-2 electricity 255 electronica 38 elephant seals 159

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embassies 257-8 emergency services, see individual destinations enchiladas 60 Endless Summer 55 Ensenada 95-107, 96, 98 accommodations 101-2 activities 99-100 air travel 106 attractions 97-9 bus travel 107 car travel 107 courses 100 drinking 105-6 eating 103-7 emergency services 97 entertainment 106 festivals 101 internet access 97 internet resources 97 markets 99 medical services 97 postal services 97 shopping 106 tourist information 97 Ensenada Blanca 183 Ensenada de los Muertos 201 environmental hazards 277-9 environmental issues 45 Escalera Náutica 25, 34 Estero Coyote 161-2 ethnicity 36 etiquette food 63 surfing 57 events 18, 258-9 exchange rates, see inside front cover

F festivals 18, 258-9 Cabo San Lucas 244 Carnaval 18, 195, 258 Día de la Independencia 75 Día de los Muertos 75 Día de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe 125 Ensenada 101 Feria de Tijuana 75 Festejos de Independencia 133 Fiesta de la Vendimia 18 Fiesta de San Javier 18 000 Map pages 000 Photograph pages

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Fiesta de Santa Gertrudis 158 Fiesta del Sol 133 fishing 140 food 62, 75, 101, 133 La Paz 195 Mexicali 133 music 133 San Felipe 139-40 San José del Cabo 223 Tecate 125 Tijuana 75 wine 101 films 39-40, 62, 92 fish 43 fishing 50-2, 7 Bahía Concepción 174-6 Bahía de Los Ángeles 152 Bahía San Luis Gonzaga 149 Bahía Tortugas 160 Bisbee’s Black & Blue Marlin Jackpot Tournament 244 Buena Vista 207 Cabo San Lucas 241 catch-and-release 242 commercial overfishing 45 Ensenada 100 Ensenada de los Muertos 201 festivals 140 Gorda Banks 229 Islas San Benito 159 La Paz 194 licenses 52 Loreto 179-80 Los Barriles 205 Mulegé 172 Puerto San Isidro 112 Punta Lobos 212 San Felipe 139 San José del Cabo 223 San Quintín 119 Fonatur 180, 183 food 59-61, 259 books 63 Caesar salad 60, 77 courses 209 festivals 62, 75, 101, 133 football 35 foreign investment 29-30 Fox Baja Studios 40, 92 Fox, Vicente 25, 32 Franciscan missionaries 29 Francisco Zarco 109-11 fuel 270 Fury, Bill 55

G galleons 27-8, 192 galleries, see museums & galleries gas 270 gay travelers 34, 259 Tijuana 81 geography 41 gnathostomiasis 276 golf 54 Cabo San Lucas 242 Ensenada 100 Los Cabos 232-3 San José del Cabo 223 greyhound racing 81 gross domestic product 25 grunions 43 Grupo Exterminador 39 Guadalupe fur seal 43 Guerrero Negro 154-7 guesthouses 254 Guillén, Clemente 185 Gulf of California harbor porpoise 43

H Hacienda Santa Verónica 128 harbor seal 43 hawksbill turtles 42 health 274-9 heat stroke 277-8 Henley, Don 214 hepatitis A 275-6 hiking 53 Buena Vista 207 Cañón la Trinidad 53 Isla Cedros 159 Isla Espíritu Santo 201 Islas de Todos Santos 109 Parque Nacional Constitución de 1857 53, 111 Parque Nacional Sierra San Pedro Mártir 53, 115-6 Parque Natural Palmerito 148 San Antonio 202 San Ignacio 163 Sierra de la Laguna 53, 203-4 Sierra de San Francisco 53 histoplasmosis 276 history 26-32 development 30-1, 32 epidemics 28-9 foreign investment 29-30 Mexican–American War 29 Mexican Revolution of 1910 30, 31 missionaries 28-9

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Isla Ballena 200 Isla Cedros 158-9 Isla Coronado 151, 152, 179 Isla de Todos Santos 56, 57 Isla Espíritu Santo 18, 45, 200-1 Isla Gallina 200 Isla Gallo 200 Isla Natividad 57, 160 Isla Partida 200 Isla Pata 151 Isla Pelícanos 166 Isla Ventana 151 Islas de los Coronados 86-7 Islas de Todos Santos 109 Islas San Benito 159 itineraries 15, 20-4 Baja California 20, 21 beaches 23, 23 deserts 22, 22 northern Baja 24, 24 southern Baja 24, 24

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Jesuit missionaries 28-9

iguanas 11 immigration 25, 35, 36, 123, 266 indigenous bajacalifornianos 26 infectious diseases 275-7 insect bites 278 insurance 259 car 270-1 health 274 International Company of Mexico 29-30 internet access 259-60 internet resources 19 accommodations 254 border crossings 85 borderlands 34 Cabo San Lucas 237 diving 50 Ensenada 97 fishing 51 food 60, 62, 63 health 274 history 31 indigenous bajacalifornianos 36 Mexican–American War 29 music 40 sea turtle conservation 45 surfing 56 sustainable travel 44 Tijuana 70 whale-watching 46 Isla Ángel de la Guarda 151, 152

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J K kayaking, see sea kayaking Kennedy 108 King Carlos III of Spain 28 Kino, Eusebio 28 Krutch, Joseph Wood 147

L La Bocana 113, 161 La Bufadora 107, 108 La Candelaria 252 La Chinesca 132, 133 La Fonda 56, 93-4 La Misión 94 la mordida 272 La Paz 189-201, 190-1 accommodations 195-6 activities 193-4 air travel 199 attractions 192-3 boat travel 199 bus travel 199-200 car travel 200 courses 194-5 eating 197-8 emergency services 189 entertainment 198 festivals 195 immigration offices 189 internet access 192

medical services 192 postal services 192 shopping 198-9 taxis 200 tourist information 192 La Playita 222 La Purísima 176 La Ribera 207 La Rumorosa 128, 143 La Ventana 201 Laguna Hanson 18 Laguna Ojo de Liebre 45, 46, 157-8 Laguna Salada 138 Laguna San Ignacio 45, 46, 166, 7 Land’s End 240, 8 language 280-6 courses 100, 194-5, 212 food 63-5 leatherback turtles 42, 216 legal matters 260 consent forms 264 fishing licenses 52 road rules 273 lesbian travelers 34, 259 Tijuana 81 literature 17-19, see also books Llano de Magdalena 183 loggerhead turtles 42 Loreto 177-83, 178, 5 Loreto Bay 180 Los Algodones 138 Los Barriles 52, 205-6 Los Cabos 217-53, see also Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos Corridor, San José del Cabo accommodations 219 Los Cabos Corridor 230-5, 231 accommodations 233-4 activities 232-3 attractions 230-3 eating 234 Los Huaracanes del Norte 39 Los Islotes 200 Los Originales de San Juan 39 Los Tucanes de Tijuana 39 Lower California Colonization & Mining Company 29 lucha libre 36 Luyando, Juan Bautista 162

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North American Free Trade Agreement 31, 35 Partido Revolucionario Institucional 31-2 Prohibition 30, 68 Spanish colonialization 27 tourism 30-1 hitchhiking 273 HIV/AIDs 276 holidays 16, 259 homestays 255 horseback riding Cabo San Lucas 243 Los Cabos 232 Playas de Rosarito 89 hostels 255 hotels 255 Hotel California 213, 214 hot springs Cañón de Guadalupe 136 El Chorro 203 Hynson, Mike 55

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M machismo 265 Magón, Ricardo Flores 31, 68 Magonistas 31 Mamá Espinosa’s 122

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Manila galleons 27-8, 192 maps 260 maquiladoras 34, 35, 68, 124 Maquilapolis 40 margaritas 104, 227 markets Cabo San Lucas 251 Ensenada 99 La Ribera 207 Playas de Rosarito 91 Tijuana 83 Vizcaíno 160 measures 255 mesquite 44 metric conversions, see inside front cover Mexicali 128-37, 129, 130 accommodations 133-4 air travel 137 border crossings 137 bus travel 137 car travel 137 dangers 132 drinking 135 eating 134-5 emergency services 131 entertainment 135-6 festivals 133 internet access 131 medical services 131 postal services 132 shopping 137 taxis 137 tourist information 132 Mexican–American War 29, 195 Mexican Liberal Party 31 Mexican Revolution of 1910 30, 31 México 1, see Transpeninsular México 1D 87 México 3 109-12 México 5 150 Mike’s Sky Rancho 115 military checkpoints 257, 271 mining 30 missions Misión La Purísima Concepción 176 Misión Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe 109 Misión Nuestra Señora de Loreto 179 000 Map pages 000 Photograph pages

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Misión Nuestra Señora del Rosario 122 Misión San Borja 153 Misión San Fernando 147 Misión San Ignacio 162 Misión San Javier 183 Misión San José de Comondú 176 Misión San Luis Gonzaga 186 Misión San Miguel de la Frontera 94 Misión San Vicente Ferrer 113-14, 12 Misión Santa Catarina de los Paipais 112 Misión Santa Gertrudis 158 Misión Santa María 148 Misión Santa Rosalía de Mulegé 170-1 Misión Santo Domingo de la Frontera 116 Misión Santo Tomás de Aquino 113 mobile phones 262 money 16, 260-1 discount cards 257 moneychangers 261 mosquitoes 278 motels 255 motorcycle travel 268, 270-3 Mt Cuchumá 127-8 mountain biking 53-4 Buena Vista 207 La Paz 194 Los Barriles 205 Mulegé 172 Nacional de Bicicleta de Montaña 125 mule deer 42, 159 Mulegé 170-4, 171 museums & galleries Arte 256 82 Casa Lereé 6 Centro Cultural Esperanza Rodríguez 193 Corsica 227 Doña Pitaya 227 Galería de la Cuidad 99 Galería de Todos Santos 215 Galería H&H 82-3 Galería La Caja 83 Instituto de Cultura de Baja Californi 125 Misión Santa Gertrudis museum 158 Museo Boleo 168 Museo Comunitario 113

Museo Comunitario de la Ballena 193 Museo Comunitario del Valle de Guadalupe 109 Museo de Cera 75 Museo de la Música 202 Museo de la Naturaleza y de la Cultura 151 Museo de las Californias 74 Museo de las Misiones 179 Museo El Palmerito 148 Museo Ex-Aduana Marítima 99 Museo Histórico Comunitario 111 Museo Histórico Regional 99 Museo Mulegé 171 Museo Regional de Antropología e Historia 193 Museo Regional de la Universidad Autónoma 133 Museo San Ignacio 162-3 Museo Wa Kuatay 89 Pacific Southwest Railway Museum 126 Sol del Niño 133 Stewart Gallery 215 music 37-9 festivals 133 museums 202

N narcocorridos 39 National Action Party 32 national parks 44 Parque Marino Nacional Bahía de Loreto 44 Parque Marino Nacional Cabo Pulmo 44, 208 Parque Nacional Bahía de Loreto 179 Parque Nacional Constitución de 1857 44, 111-12 Parque Nacional Sierra San Pedro Mártir 18, 44, 114-16 Parque Natural de la Ballena Gris 157-8 newspapers 255 nopalitos 62 Nopoló 180 norteño music 38 northern Baja 66-144, 67 itineraries 24, 24 surfing 56 northern elephant seal 43 North American Free Trade Agreement 31, 35

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O Observatorio Astronómico Nacional 115 ocotillo 44 olive ridley turtles 42, 216 on-road service 273 Operation Gatekeeper 123

P

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Puerto López Mateos 185 Puerto Nuevo 92-3 Puerto San Carlos 185-6 Puerto San Francisquito 158 Puerto San Isidro 112 Puerto Santo Tomás 113 Puertocitos 143 Punta Abreojos 8, 161 surfing 57 windsurfing 52 Punta Arena 174 Punta Baja 52 Punta Banda 108-9 Punta Bufeo 144 Punta Cabras 56 Punta Eugenia 160 Punta Pequeña 57, 177 Punta San Carlos 52 Punta San Francisquito 158 Punta San Jacinto 56, 116

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Pacific gray whales 42-3, 46, 47 6, see also whale-watching Pacific manta rays 43 painting 40 palapas 62 Palm Canyons 143 Paralelo 28 154 Parque Marino Nacional Bahía de Loreto 44 Parque Marino Nacional Cabo Pulmo 44, 208 Parque Nacional Constitución de 1857 44, 111-12 hiking 53 Parque Nacional Sierra San Pedro Mártir 18, 44, 53, 114-16 Parque Natural de la Ballena Gris 157-8 Partido Revolucionario Institucional 31-2 passports 264 pay phones 263 Península Vizcaíno 18, 160-2 peninsular pronghorn antelope 42 Pérez, Efraín 32 Pericú people 218 petrol 270 pets 261 phone cards 262 photography 261 Picacho del Diablo 114 Piccolo, Francisco María 183 Piñada, Captain Manuel 29 pirates 27-8 planning, see also itineraries 16-19 discount cards 257 fishing 50-2 foreign affairs departments 258 hiking 53 medical checklist 275 surfing 56-8 whale-watching 46 plants 44 playas 8 itineraries 23 Playa Acapulquito 230

Playa Arbolito 8 Playa Armenta 175-6 Playa Balandra 200 Playa Barco Varado 230-2 Playa Bledito 230 Playa Buenaventura 175 Playa Cabo Real 230 Playa Caimancito 200 Playa Chileno 230 Playa Coromuel 200 Playa Costa Azul 57, 230 Playa Costilla 144 Playa Coyote 200 Playa de California 222 Playa del Amor 240 Playa del Nuevo Sol 222 Playa del Sur 151 Playa El Bony 151 Playa El Burro 174-5 Playa El Coyote 175 Playa El Faro 107 Playa El Requesón 18, 175 Playa El Tule 230 Playa Escondida 174 Playa La Pastora 212 Playa La Perla 175 Playa Las Cabrillas 216 Playa Las Viudas 230 Playa Los Cerritos 215 Playa Malarrimo 160 Playa Médano 240 Playa Migriño 216 Playa Norte 205 Playa Palmilla 230 Playa Palmira 200 Playa Pichilingue 200 Playa San Pedrito 215 Playa Santa Agueda 229 Playa Santa María 230 Playa Santispac 174 Playa Solmar 240 Playa Tecolote 200 Playa Tesoro 200 Playa Tortuga 229 Playas de Rosarito 56, 87-92, 88 police 271, 272 Polk, James K 29 Popotla 92 population 25, 35 postal services 261-2 Pozo Alemán 158 Programa Tortuga Marina 151-2 Prohibition 30, 68 Pryce, Caryl 31 Pueblo La Playa 229

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Q quesadillas 60

R radio 255 Ramirez, Enrique Ortega 9, 9 ranchera music 38 Rancho La Puerta 128 Rancho Meling 114 Rancho Pilar 216 Raza de Bronce 39 religion 37 reptiles 43 Reserva de la Biosfera El Vizcaíno 157-8, 164-6 resorts 255 responsible travel 269 Ricketts, Ed 43 Río Hardy 143 rip currents 257 road conditions 272 road distance chart 270 road hazards 272-3 rock climbing 111 rock en español 38 rock-art sites 7 Cañón La Trinidad 175 Cataviña 148 Misión San Fernando 147 Sierra de San Francisco 164-5 tours 180 rodeos 81 Roman Catholicism 37 Rosarito 56, 87-92, 88

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S safety 257 animals 277 back roads 272 driving 150 road hazards 272-3 women travelers 265 saguaro cacti 44 Salsipuedes 94 salt marshes 18 saltworks 155 Salvatierra, Juan María 28, 177 San Antonio 202 San Antonio del Mar 8, 114 San Evaristo 201 San Felipe 138-43, 140 San Ignacio 162-4 San Isidro 176 San José del Cabo 218-29, 220-1 accommodations 223-4 activities 222-3 air travel 227-8 attractions 222 bus travel 228 car travel 228 eating 224-6 emergency services 221 entertainment 226 festivals 223 internet access 221 medical services 222 postal services 222 shopping 227 taxis 228 tourist information 222 tours 223 San José de Comondú 176-7 San Juan de la Costa 201 San Juanico 177 San Miguel 56, 94-5 San Miguel de Comondú 176-7 San Quintín 117-21, 118 San Vicente 113-14 Sanchez, Chalino 39 Santa Rosalía 166-70, 167 Santa Rosalillita 154 Santana, Carlos 38 Santiago 202-3 Santo Tomás 113 Scammon, Captain Charles Melville 157 000 Map pages 000 Photograph pages

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scams 257, 263 scorpions 278 sea kayaking 48, 8 Bahía Concepción 174-6 Bahía de Los Ángeles 151, 152 Bahía San Luis Gonzaga 149 Isla Espíritu Santo 200-1 Islas de Todos Santos 109 La Paz 194 Laguna San Ignacio 166 Mulegé 172 Parque Nacional Bahía de Loreto 179 Puerto López Mateos 185 Punta Banda 108 San Quintín 119 tours 49, 180 sea lions 43, 200 Sea of Cortez 12 sea turtles conservation 42, 151-2, 216 Islas San Benito 159 Playa Los Cerritos 216 Programa Tortuga Marina 151-2 seafood 60 Semana Santa 258, 259 Serra, Padre Junípero 29, 177 Seyrig, Théophile 169 shopping 262, see also markets Sierra de la Laguna 53, 203-4 Sierra de San Francisco 45, 53, 164-6 snakes 278-9 snorkeling 49-52 Bahía Concepción 174-6 Cabo Pulmo 208-9 Cabo San Lucas 242 Loreto 180 Los Cabos 232 Mulegé 171-2 Parque Nacional Bahía de Loreto 179 Playa Chileno 230 Playa Santa María 230 tours 243-4 soccer 35 solo travelers 262 southern Baja 187-216, 188 itineraries 24 surfing 57 southern sea otter 43 Spanish language 280-6 spiders 278 sportfishing, see fishing sports 35-6, see also individual sports

spring break 16, 18 Steinbeck, John 43 sun exposure 279 Surfer magazine 58 surfing 52, 55-8, 94, 55, 9 Cabo San Lucas 241 El Pescadero 215 Los Cabos 232 Playa Costa Azul 230 Playa El Tule 230 Punta Gorda 229 Punta Pequeña 177 Punta San Jacinto 116 safety 257 San José del Cabo 222 San Miguel 94-5 San Quintín 119 Santa Rosalillita 154 Todos Santos 212 sustainable travel 54

T tacos 60 taquerías 62 taxis 273 Tecate 123-7, 124 telephone codes 263 telephone services 262-3 tequila 61 theatre 40 theft 257 ticks 279 Tijuana 68-86, 69, 72-3 accommodations 75-7 activities 71-5 air travel 83 attractions 71-5 border crossings 84, 85 bus travel 83-4 car travel 84 dangers 71 drinking 79-80 eating 77-9 emergency services 70 entertainment 80-1 festivals 75 history 68-9 internet access 70 internet resources 70 markets 83 medical services 70 postal services 71 shopping 81-3 taxis 85-6 tourist information 71

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U Unesco Biosphere Reserves 45 Reserva de la Biosfera El Vizcaíno 157-8, 164-6 US–Mexico border 25 books 33, 36 internet resources 34, 85 Mexicali 137 pets 261 Tijuana 84, 85 tunnels 32

V vacations 16, 259 vaccinations 274 Valle de Guadalupe 110 valley fever 276 van Speilbergen, Joris 192 vegetarian & vegan travelers 62-3 video 261 Virgin of Guadalupe 37 visas 264-5 Vizcaíno 160 Vizcaíno, Sebastián 27-8, 95, 185, 189 volunteering 265 Valle de Guadalupe 109-11 Valle de Trinidad 112

W Walker, William 193, 195 water 279 waterfalls 203 Wayne, John 30 weather 16 websites, see internet resources weights 255 whale-watching 46-8, 6 Bahía Magdalena 184-6 Ensenada 100

Guerrero Negro 155 La Paz 194 Laguna Ojo de Liebre 157-8 Laguna San Ignacio 166 Puerto López Mateos 185 Puerto San Carlos 186 San Ignacio 163 tours 46-8, 163, 166, 244 whales 42-3, 6 museums 193 whaling 157 wildlife, see animals, bird-watching, birds, whale-watching windsurfing 52 Bahía de la Ventana 52 Bahía de Los Ángeles 52 La Ventana 201 Los Barriles 52-4, 205 Punta Abreojos 52 Punta Baja 52 Punta San Carlos 52 wine & wineries Bodegas de Santo Tomás 97-9 festivals 101 Valle de Guadalupe 110 Vinícola LA Cetto 74 women in Mexico 34 women travelers 265 health 279 World Heritage Sites 45 wrestling 36, 75

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time 263 tipping 261 Todos Santos 210-15, 211 toliets 263 tourism 30-1, 34-5 tourist card 264-5 tourist information 263 tours 263-4 diving 180, 209 fishing charters 51-2 glass-bottom boats 243 mountain biking 180 pirate cruises 244 rock-art sites 180 sea kayaking 49, 180 Sierra de la Laguna 204 Sierra de San Francisco 166 snorkeling 243-4 surfing 58 whale-watching 46-8, 163, 166, 244 traditional medicine 276 train travel 268 Transpeninsular 31, 87 travel permits 264-5 traveler’s checks 261 travelers’ diarrhea 277 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo 29 trekking, see hiking Tropic of Cancer 41, 203 tularemia 276 turtles 42, 216 conservation 42, 151-2, 216 Islas San Benito 159 Playa Los Cerritos 216 Programa Tortuga Marina 151-2 typhoid fever 276 typhus 277

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Y yellow fever 276

Z Zepelín 108 Zona Norte 71, 74

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11am 12pm

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ARCTIC OCEAN Ellesmere Is (Can)

Queen Elizabeth Is (Can) CHUKCHI SEA

BEAUFORT SEA

Russia

Alaska (US)

Banks Is (Can)

9am Greenland (Denmark)

BAFFIN BAY

Victoria Is (Can)

11am

Iceland

HUDSON BAY

8am

6am

Azores (Port)

United States NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN

Bermuda (UK)

Mexico

GULF OF MEXICO

Portugal

Morocco

The Bahamas Cuba

Guatemala Nicaragua

Mauritania Eastern Caribbean Islands

CARIBBEAN SEA

Panama Galapagos Is (Ecuador)

EQUATOR

12pm

Cape Verde

Kiribati

Venezuela Guyana Suriname

Liberia Ghana

Colombia

GULF OF GUINEA

8am 2.30am Tahiti 2am

1am

Peru

French Polynesia (Fr)

Ascension (UK)

Brazil 9am

7am

Bolivia Pitcairn Is 3.30am (UK)

SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN

Paraguay

Easter Is (Chile)

Chile New Zealand

Uruguay Argentina

Tristan da Cunha (UK)

SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN

12.45am Chatham Is (NZ)

Falkland Is (UK)

1am

Mali

Senegal Burkina Guinea Faso

Ecuador

Samoa

Cook Is (NZ)

Spain

Canary Is (Sp)

Haiti

Hawaii (US)

Tonga

Ireland

NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN

8.30am

7am

NORTH SEA

United Kingdom

LABRADOR SEA

Canada

GULF OF ALASKA

2am

12am

NORWEGIAN SEA

4am

BERING SEA

1am Midway Is (US)

GREENLAND SEA

BaďŹƒn Is (Can)

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9am

10am

Gough Is (UK)

Bouvet Is (Norway)

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Novaya Zemlya (Russia)

Novosibirskie Ostrovo (Russia)

LAPTEV SEA

EAST SIBERIAN SEA

BARENTS SEA

Sweden

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Latvia

Denmark

Poland Belarus Germany Ukraine France Austria Romania

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Greece

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Syria

6pm

Libya

Saudi Arabia

Egypt

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Sudan

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Taiwan

Somalia

Philippines

Vietnam

Indonesia Tanzania Seychelles

Zambia

Malawi Madagascar Mauritius

Zimbabwe

Botswana Mozambique

Reunion (Fr)

6.30 pm Cocos (Keeling) Is (Aust)

Marshall Is (US) 12am

Palau

Malaysia

Maldives

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Northern Mariana Is (US)

9pm

Thailand

Sri Lanka

Kenya

EAST CHINA SEA

Myanmar 6pm 5.30pm

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Angola Namibia

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BAY OF BENGAL

ARABIAN SEA

Ethiopia

Nigeria Central African Republic Congo Gabon 1pm Congo (Zaire)

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Nepal India

Eritrea Yemen

Chad

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Tibet (China)

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Oman

Niger

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China

Afghanistan

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Turkmenistan Iran

BERING SEA

Mongolia

Kyrgyzstan

3.30pm 4.30pm 5pm

Iraq

2pm

Algeria

SEA OF OKHOTSK

Kazakhstan Uzbekistan

12am

10pm

Russia

5pm

4pm

Italy

Tunisia

11pm

9pm

Finland

Norway

International Date Line

Severnaya Zemlya (Russia)

Zemlya Frantsa-Iosifa (Russia)

Svalbard (Norway)

East Timor

Federated States of Micronesia 11am

Papua New Guinea

Kiribati Nauru EQUATOR SOUTH Solomon Is PACIFIC OCEAN

Vanuatu

INDIAN OCEAN

Fiji

9.30 pm

New Caledonia (Fr) 11.30 10.30 pm pm Norfolk Is Lord Howe (Aust) Is (Aust)

Australia South Africa

New Zealand Prince Edward Is (S. Africa)

TASMAN SEA

French Southern & Antarctic Territories (Fr)

SOUTHERN OCEAN Heard & McDonald Is (Aust)

12pm

1pm

2pm

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4pm

5pm

6pm

7pm

8pm

9pm

10pm

11pm

12am

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River, Creek Intermittent River Swamp Canal Reef

Water Lake (Dry) Lake (Salt) Mudflats

International State, Provincial Regional, Suburb

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