The Baja California Peninsula extends along the northeastern portion of Mexico for approximately 777 miles (1,250 km) and is comprised of the states of Baja California, home to the bustling border city of Tijuana, and Baja California Sur, home to the luxurious sun and sand destination of Los Cabos. The Gulf of California runs parallel to the peninsula —also known as the Sea of Cortez or the “world’s aquarium” thanks to its amazing biodiversity. Baja California has several economic strengths that encompass agriculture —it’s the country’s main provider of grapes— ; livestock; the textile, electronics, and automotive industries; tourism; commerce; fishing; and aquaculture. Baja California Sur, on the other hand, bases its economy on tourism and ecotourism, which together
generate over 40% of the state’s GDP, along with agriculture, fishing, salt extraction; and mining. Tijuana and Los Cabos —two very different cities but both strong contenders in the national meetings industry
The climate to the north is temperate and much drier in the south.
Average annual temperatures fluctuate between 64ºF (18ºC) and 68ºF (20ºC); high temperatures can rise above 86ºF (30ºC) from May through September with lows dipping to 41ºF (5ºC) in January. Rain is scarce; hurricane season for Los Cabos is from November 30th through May 15th —Tijuana is out of reach of this type of weather event.
STATE OF BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR: Los Cabos
STATE DE BAJA CALIFORNIA: Tijuana
Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) United States: Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Newark, New York, Oakland, Phoenix, Portland, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose (California), Santa Ana (Orange County), Seattle, and Washington, D.C.