Custom Coastal is designed to provide curious travelers with the tools necessary to create unique vacations worldwide. Contact us today to create your perfect ecoadventure filled with inspiring perspectives, active adventures, and creature comforts in Baja California’s Sea of Cortez and Pacific shores. We connect outstanding service providers to travel hungry folks. The needs of some travelers have evolved to include intimate knowledge of each destination and our goal is to surpass your expectations and provide excellent quality trip planning assistance and an insider’s view to each destination’s unique natural highlights, current events, and conservation efforts. Emily Evans, the founder, has lived in each area we visit and her teams’ intimate knowledge and attention to detail ensures the realization of your next dream vacation. You will receive personalized service while booking your custom coastal adventure. Here are just a few ideas to get you going:
Custom trips, event planning for birthdays and other special celebrations, school trips, family reunions, company rewards, continued education, board or other business meetings
Practice yoga with experienced instructors
Dive seamounts, wrecks, and reefs
Hone your culinary skills on the set of Rick Bayless’ 2011 season of Mexico One Plate at a Time
Surf uncrowded beach breaks, points, and reefs
Fish for mahi-mahi, yellow-fin tuna, grouper and snapper
All itineraries can be altered to include your choice of activities, transportation, and dates
“What truly amazes me about the Gulf of California is how alive it is. Its islands— populated not by people but by seabirds, sea lions, and lovely, life-asserting desert plants—give an impression of wilderness far beyond the proximity of the U.S. and mainland Mexico. Despite serious over fishing for some species, the Gulf is largely a safe haven. For us it is a safe haven too, an easily accessed place to marvel at wild abundance, wide horizons, and intense desert beauty.”
– Dr. Carl Safina, Founder, Blue Ocean Institute
“The Sea of Cortez and its islands have been called a natural laboratory for the investigation of speciation. Moreover, almost all major oceanographic processes occurring in the planets oceans are present in the property, giving it extraordinary importance for study.”
“In the offshore Baja waters and the Sea of Cortez, you can, in the space of a few days, see more whale species than anywhere else in the world. Blues, humpbacks, fins, minkes, Bryde’s, grays, and orcas are frequently sighted, as are bottlenose and common dolphins.”
– Richard Kreitman and Mary Jane Schramn, West Coast Whale Watching
The Baja Peninsula is one of the longest and most isolated peninsulas in the world. It is surrounded by the Sea of Cortez on the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. The Baja Peninsula runs about 800 miles south of the California and the Mexico border. Most of our trips begin in La Paz which is about 90 miles north of Los Cabos which is found the very tip – land’s end. Magdalena Bay is just across on the Pacific side. If you head up the east coast you will reach Loreto in about 4 hours. The San Ignacio Lagoon is another four hours over to the Pacific coast. The ability to easily explore both sides of this dynamic peninsula in only one week makes it ideal for travelers who want it all.
From the Indians who populated it to the cowboys who tried to settle it and later turned to the oceans for a friendlier frontier – Baja has always beckoned to a diverse set of travelers. Settled as Spanish, taken by the French and left behind by most Americans, the Baja Peninsula represents an untouched frontier. Baja gained notoriety as one of the most extreme off-road motor races, the Baja 1000, and also for the luxury hotels that surround the tip, Los Cabos or San Jose del Cabo. What few people realize is that anyone can comfortably visit the natural wonders that have been protected by the relative isolation and once treacherous terrain; you just need a little help from Custom Coastal to ensure you experience the very best of Baja. Far from the border problems, Baja Sur is safe and specifically omitted from US Travel Warnings.