There’s a reason that a vacation is also called a “getaway,” and the Mexican town of Los Barriles provides the perfect setting to escape from it all.
Whether you’re looking for a safe holiday destination where it’s easy to “socially distance,” or you want to relax and unwind in the beauty of nature, Los Barriles has what you need.
This beachside town on what’s called the East Cape in Baja California Sur is about 70 miles north of the popular party destination of Cabo San Lucas, at the tip of the Baja Peninsula. It’s even closer to the international airport at San Jose Del Cabo, making it easy to book a flight. And when you get there, you’ll know you’ve arrived at your dream destination.
At this extraordinary locale, you can explore the Baja desert and the beautiful white-sand beaches overlooking the Sea of Cortez. Relax overlooking the blue-green waters, out of the bustle of the city and away from the big resorts and loud nightlife in Cabo San Lucas.
And if you’re wondering – what’s the best way to get around Los Barriles? The answer is not a rental car. The ideal way to delve into the local scenery is with an off-road vehicle like a quad or ATV. You can book ahead, or once you arrive from the airport, check out a local and reputable ATV company like QuadGirl ATV/UTV Rentals.
The choice of an ATV, side-by-side or UTV will allow you to explore the landscape of the East Cape, from the beaches to the desert. Drive to the beach and find out why this is the kiteboarding and windsurfing capital of the Baja. Try out one of these sports, or book a fishing excursion in the rich waters of the Sea of Cortez.
And while this is a sleepy Mexican town away from it all, there’s plenty to see and do in the area. If you book a guided tour with QuadGirl, you can experience the splendor of nature in the desert and the ocean, and see the history of the area first-hand.
For instance, ride your ATV on a tour through arroyos, to caves, and then reach the oasis town of Santiago, which features wetlands and vegetation in the middle of the desert. Then head to the nearby ecological ranch and its stunning waterfall, where you can cool off before the tour returns to Los Barriles.
Another tour features an off-road trip to the rock paintings of Boca del Alamo, where you’ll experience the history of the Baja. There’s an ATV tour to Punta Pescadero, where you can snorkel, explore tidepools, and swim in the crystal-clear water of the Sea of Cortez.
There are also combination tours, where you can visit the rock paintings and go snorkeling, for instance. Your journeys will take you through the incredible East Cape landscape with its deserts and beaches, to sights you don’t see from the highway or in a rental car.
If you book a tour with QuadGirl, you can also extend your ATV rental, allowing you to use your ATV, side-by-side or UTV to explore the East Cape on your own. An off-road vehicle is how most people get around, from the white, sandy beaches to the desert views.
Besides fishing, kitesurfing and windsurfing, Los Barriles also boasts a new pickleball facility, a popular spot for tourists. Or you can simply sit back and enjoy the sunshine and warmth of the desert and the people, as you celebrate finding the perfect getaway.
Enjoy all the East Cape has to offer with a vacation getaway in Los Barriles, Mexico.