Guerrero Negro

Guerrero Negro is a coastal town in Baja California Sur, Mexico, renowned for its saltworks, the world’s largest, and as a prime location for gray whale watching during their migration season.

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GUERRERO QUICK INFO

  • 🇲🇽 State: Baja California Sur
  • ⏰ Timezone: Pacific Daylight Time (GMT-7)
  • ✈️ Airport: Loreto Airport (LTO)
  • 💲 Currency: Mexican peso (MXN)
  • ✈️ Cheap flights: Kiwi.com
  • 🕝 Average Trip Length: 1-3 days
  • 🛃 Visa: 180 days
  • 🚑 Travel Insurance: Ekta
  • 📲 Best Sim Card: Telcel
  • 🔌  Power plug: Type A (US, Canada)
  • 🚰 Tap water: Not drinkable
  • 💰 Cashless: No, still uses cash
  • 💵 USD allowed? No

Guerrero Negro, located in Baja California Sur, Mexico, was founded in 1954 alongside the establishment of Exportadora de Sal, the world’s largest salt production company.

Named after a U.S. whaling ship, the Black Warrior, which sank nearby, the town is a critical hub for salt extraction from the rich ocean waters.

This process contributes significantly to the global salt supply, emphasizing the town’s industrial importance.

Guerrero Negro stands out for its exceptional natural phenomena, notably the annual gray whale migration.

Between December and April, these majestic creatures gather in the Ojo de Liebre Lagoon, making the town a world-renowned spot for whale watching.

The unique combination of vast salt flats and the opportunity to witness gray whales in their natural habitat offers a distinctive experience, blending industrial significance with natural marvels.

The unique combination of vast salt flats and the opportunity to witness gray whales in their natural habitat offers a distinctive experience, blending industrial significance with natural marvels.

  • Guerrero Negro, BCS
  • Loreto Airport (LTO)
  • All-year-round destination
  • Rainy season: Jul-Oct
  • Whale season: Dec-Apr
  • Hottest Month: August
  • Coldest month: January

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