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Guerrero Negro

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Guerrero Negro

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Guerrero Negro is a city in Baja California Sur, on the edge of the Vizcaino Desert just south of the state border about halfway down the peninsula. It is best known for the whale watching, although its primary industry is salt.

Get in

Get around

See

In Guerrero Negro to watch the whales, visit the largest salt works in the world, bird watching in winter, giant sand dunes and one of the largest concentrations of Ousprey's in the world (they hatch by the end of february), Malarrimo Restaurant have a little museum on the bar side with a nice collection of flotsam recovered from Malarrimo Beach. There were sand blasted bottles, fishing floats from japan, pieces of ships, wooden oars, round army containers about three feet long and eight inches in diameter, lots of construction helmets and a wooden ships wheel, etc.

Do

  • Eco-Tours Malarrimo [5]
  • Whale watching in nearby Scammon's Lagoon (Laguna Ojo de Liebre).

Buy

  • Casa El Viejo Cactus, [1]. Gift Shop. Baja books and maps, great collection of local and national crafts,souvenirs like t-shirts, caps, key chains, cups, mugs, Tequila shot glasses, etc. Many of these crafts and souvenirs are made of marine and whales motifs , since whales and other marine life is the main attraction of this region.

Eat

  • Tacos El Muelle. Fish tacos

Drink

  • MALARRIMO RESTAURANT, Blvd. Emiliano Zapata s/n, (615)157 0100, [2]. On Blvd. Emiliano Zapata at entrance into town. A favorite destination for diners from around the world since 1973. Open daily from 7:30am with seafood, Mexican & international specialties. Full bar service, banquet facilities. Tourist information & assistance.


Sleep

Realize that all accommodations are very basic.

  • La Pinta hotel. Basic, but clean. Army base next door provided the "alarm clock" in the AM.
  • Malarrimo hotel and RV parking., [3]. Also has a restaurant.
  • Hotel Los Caracoles, [4].

Get out


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