The peninsula of Baja California is located in Northwest Mexico. Bounded on the east by the Gulf of California and south and west by the Pacific Ocean. At 1,300 km in length, it is divided in to two States: Baja California and Baja California Sur.
Baja California Sur occupies a surface of 73,475 km2 and is distinguished by deserts, mountains and coastal plains. Off the coast of the Pacific Ocean are the islands of Natividad, Magdalena and Santa Margarita; off the Gulf of California coast are the islands of San Marcos, Coronados, Carmen, Montserrat, Santa Catalina, Santa Cruz, San Diego, San José, San Francisco, Partida, Espíritu Santo and Cerralvo.
The State is known by its natural and geographical characteristics making it a biological region of worldwide significance. Its inhabitants are an essential part of this landscape:
Ranchers, who follow traditional ways of subsistence; fishermen who intimately depend on the abundance of the sea, urban residents; and visitors from around the world.
This is our region, the peninsula of Baja California and its coastlines in the Gulf of California and the Pacific Ocean.