From off the grid to the next Baja paradise – discover natural and cultural treasures in East Cape!

Not so long ago, the East Cape was off the grid. The roads were rugged dirt roads, and some parts of the region lacked electricity. But the situation has been changing rapidly, and East Cape is now being touted as the next up-and-coming destination on the Baja Peninsula. As in the Lost Cabos Corridor, development in the East Cape is booming, with major international hotel groups, airlines, and golf developers all investing in the region. These investments drive home construction and home sales. A highway built in 2018 and 2019 to connect the East Cape to the Los Cabos International Airport has made the area even more accessible.

In 1952, the Rancho Buena Vista Hotel opened as a fishing resort with its own runway. With its pristine beaches, rich marine life, and plenty of privacy, the remote paradise became a regular vacation getaway for the Hollywood elite, and it has also become more and more popular with other visitors from the United States.

The East Cape has natural and manmade wonders galore, ranging from unique coral reefs to exotic fish to charming shops and towns.

  • Cabo Pulmo National Park (Parque Nacional Cabo Pulmo) is a UNESCO World Heritage site with over 7,000 hectares of sea that is renowned for its snorkeling and scuba diving. (Fishing is prohibited, however.) This international treasure features the highest concentration of fish in the Sea of Cortez and one of the oldest and largest living coral reefs in the Western Hemisphere.
  • The Tropic of Cancer Monument is located on Tourist Plaza (Plaza Turistico Trópico de Cáncer) just outside of Santiago on Mexico Highway 1. It marks the northernmost of the earth’s three important lines of latitude, the 23.5 degree north parallel.
  • The Sierra de La Laguna Biosphere Reserve features incredible hiking trails, waterfalls, and mineral hot springs.
  • Parque Acuatico in the town of Caduaño is a family-friendly respite.
  • The small village of Santa Cruz de los Zacatitos has stunning beaches.
  • The architecture and history of Miraflores, a quaint non-touristy town founded by French sailors in the 1700s, are definitely Old Baja.

As the East Cape of Baja California continues to evolve and emerge as a sought-after destination, it maintains the essence of its rugged charm while embracing modern amenities and accessibility. Whether you’re drawn to its pristine beaches, rich marine life, vibrant towns, or cultural heritage, the East Cape promises a unique and unforgettable experience.