"We have wave spots for advanced people"....
What are the wave spots like? I've always had an eye on baja but didn't think the waves were that great there. Are the waves consistent for surfing and wave kiting?
I like the idea of camping too, didn't realise that was available.
Is it advisable to hire/buy a car if i'm coming long-term? Coming from the uk i'm thinking about flying into LAX and making my way down via San Diego. Any advice welcome. Thanks
There are two places for the waves here, one if a el norte (pressure gradient) hits it is all over. and if just big winds between my property and my friends. And in the very south part of the bay there are almost always decent waves. Just unforgiving on the south side because it is on shore. For surfing, you do have to go to Todos Santos, a 1 hour drive to the pacific side. The surf at Cerritos beach brings people down in droves.
If you are coming from other than North America, here is what I will do, feel free to come to my place for one night in a room for free to get yourself adjusted. and feel free to camp on my property for a few days also for free with hot showers till you decide what you have gotten yourself into.
Probably the lowest cost is to fly to LAX, then just take a bus directly from there (many available) directly to the border. At the border cross and either take a bus (they are nice) for 24 hour ride and $120.00 and they leave about 5 times a day so no reservation needed. Or fly direct from Tijuana to LaPaz via Volaris airline once a day for about $200.00 with gear. I have their link on my .info website You must get a visa right at the border for $30.00. as you cross by foot right as you enter on the right is the immigration office. USA$ dollars can be used all throughout baja, but it will be a bad exchange rate except in major grocery stores.
You do not need a car here... and they are expensive, they are real cheap online till you arrive and tell you you must have insurance and that costs double the car rental. But as I said unless you go the the pacific side you do not need a car. We have a local bus that goes to the big town, LaPaz 2 times a day, (usually). and plenty of low cost places to eat, a bakery right next to the campground. Mexican Eggs for breakfast is about $4.00. and as I said fresh fish to be bought and vegi truck several times a week. and a mini-super a block away all over town that has beer and foodstuff.
This town does shut down at 8-9pm. there is no nightlife other than a campfire here or there and any campfire is open to anyone and all. There are a few bars, but seems even the college kids can not handle the sun/wind/ kiting all day. Oh, there is beach volleyball for different levels at the campground every morning.
Also in the summer there is a place called San Carlos in Baja Norte on the pacific side about 5-7 hours south of the USA that is epic wave and wind. The unpaved road there is very rough and it is isolated.