Guerrero Negro is the point
of entry to the state of Baja California Sur, and its location on the 28th
parallel makes it the ideal rest spot for North and South-bound peninsula
travelers. Offering small-town Baja charm, the town gives both a cordial
welcome and a warm good bye to visitors of all kinds.
Located in the great reserve of the Vizcaíno
Biosphere, Guerrero Negro is particularly attractive to ecotourists.
Hundreds of wildlife enthusiasts arrive from the months of January to
March to observe the gray whales in the nearby waters of Laguna Ojo de
Liebre, where they mate and give birth. Another attraction is the
estuaries and swamps that are home to various species of birds such as the
white pelican, the red-tailed hawk, the gray and white heron, curlew jack,
the royal eagle and the fish eagle.
Other sites of interest include the salt mines
(they can be visited only with authorization of the Export Salt Company),
the cave paintings of the Sierra de San Francisquito, the Jesuit mission
sand the nearby islands and bays. The local travel agents are a valuable
resource, offering many well-planned tours. Due to the sensitive natural
environment of Guerrero Negro and the vastness of the area, it is
recommended that you only take tours with expert guides .