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 travellers. 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 missionsand 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 .