Baja California Books

Baja California Books

Listing of a variety of books about  Baja California and Baja California Sur, Mexico.

Baja California Books. This is a selection of some of the books in our travel library or that have been loaned to us for research. Most are generally written about the Baja California Peninsula but contain a section or comments about Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo and the Los Cabos region.  Many of these books can be purchased online through or other sources. This section has grown to three different pages.

30,000 Miles in Mexico

30,000 miles in Mexico by Nell Murbarger
30,000 miles in Mexico

by Nell Murbarger
Adventures of two women and a pickup-camper in twenty-eight Mexican states
“Before returning home the adventurous pair had visited 28 Mexican states, had boosted the total of their Mexico ramblings to more than 30,000 miles, and had camped out every night — invariably by themselves in the open country.” 310 pages with index. Red cloth covers with black lettering on front and spine. – jat

Adventures in Baja

adventures-in-baja-mcmahanMy 33 Years of Fascinating Exploration in Mexico’s Exciting Peninsula.
By Mike MaMahan – Revised 1983 edition
Paperback: 205 pages
Publisher: Distribution, McMahan Bros. Desk Co;
Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.4 x 0.8 inches
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0912943076
ISBN-13: 978-0912943077
Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.4 x 0.8 inches – jat

Angler’s Guide to Baja California

anglers-guide-baja-miller-1984-r2The most detailed guide to fishing the Baja Waters ever written.
By Tom Miiler. Illustration by Charles Larson. Baja Trail Publications, Inc., Huntington Beach, California.
Paperback, 6 x 9 inches, 128 pages plus covers. Black and white photography, illustrated maps, and drawings of fish and other sea creatures from the area. There is a dedication to Ray Cannon. – jat


The AAA Baja California Guide 2001

aaa-baja-california-guide-2001A new edition, revised and expanded, has appeared in late 2001. Many beautiful photos, route descriptions, hotel and campground listings, and maps of both regions and cities make this an outstanding value. A new feature in 2001, which I find especially pleasing, is the section on “Greatest Hits” – some of these places are not so easy for the short-term traveler to reach, but the pages are well worth perusing for future ideas.  A few other features of this tour book: highway signs, useful Spanish words and phrases, lots of travel hints tucked away in sidebars, highway distances and average temperatures.
Paperback: 500 pages | Publisher: Wilderness Press (July 2001)
Language: English, Product Dimensions: 9 x 5.1 x 1 inches – jat

Baja California Mexico by Road, Airplane and Boat

Baja California Mexico, By Road, Airplane and Boat, by Cliff Cross.
Baja California Mexico, By Road, Airplane and Boat

(1970-71 Edition) Paperback – 1970
by Cliff Cross (Author)
Publisher: Cliff Cross (1970)
Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.3 x 0.6 inches. 170 pages, 60 maps of roads cities villages, detailed route logs, side trips, history, hunting fishing, 450 pictures points of interest, resorts hotels, trailer space, camping, important travel information. Very artistic hand drawn maps. – jat
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baja-land-of-lost-missionsBAJA: Land of Los Missions

by Marquis McDonald
with Glenn N. Oster

Hardcover: 161 pages
Publisher: Naylor Co;  (1968)
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.6 x 1 inches. Shipping Weight: 1 pounds.
Several images by Mr. McDonald are featured on this site. – jat

baja-california-1995-auto-club-ca-6457-r2Baja California

“A guide to points of interest, tourist facilities and recretional opportunities along major highways and side routes in Baja California, plus detailed information on lodging, restaurants, and campgrounds and trailer parks.”
Paperback: 228 pages
Publisher: Automobile Club of Southern Ca (1995)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1564132617
Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.4 x 0.5 inches – jat

Baja California and the Geography of Hope


Text by Joseph Wood Krutch,
Photographs by Eliot Porter
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Sierra Club
Language: English
Product Dimensions: Paperback
9.4 x 6.4 x 0.5 inches – jat
Product Dimensions: Hardcover Version
10.75 x 13.5 x  0.55 inches – jat

baja-california-and-its-missions-1978Baja California and its Missions

by Tomas A. Robertson (Author)
President of the Committee for Conservation of the Missions of Baja California.
La Siesta Press, Glendale, CA,
Paperback – June, 1978
Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: La Siesta Pr (June 1978)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0910856664
ISBN-13: 978-0910856669
Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.4 x 0.4 inches – jat

land-of-missions-kierBaja California
Land of Missions

New book by David Kier, available February 22, 2016.
This book, with over 125 photographs, maps, and drawings, provides the reader with a view of the actions of the Spanish Empire using missions to colonize California. The author’s research resulted in new discoveries and facts which are included in this look at the history and the present conditions of the twenty-seven peninsula missions; many relocated to multiple sites. The nearly 200 missionaries who served in Baja California between 1683 and 1855 are also named.

baja-catch-3rd-editionThe Baja Catch: A Fishing, Travel & Remote Camping Manual for Baja California,

3rd Edition
Neil Kelly and Gene Kira, 1997. Apples & Oranges Publishers, P.O. Box 2296, Valley Center, CA 92082. ISBN 0-929637-05-4. – jat
“The classic Baja fishing guide.  Sixty large scale maps, 14 fishing calendars, how & where to fish, lures, rods, reels, launching, camping, driving down Mex 1, remote dirt roads, fish I.D., insurance & regulations, fishing Spanish, trip checklist.”

baja-handbook-cummings-1992-6455-r2Baja Handbook

By Joe Cummings
Series: Moon Handbooks
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Moon Publications (1992)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0918373697
ISBN-13: 978-0918373694
Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.8 x 7.4 inches



 baja-legends-niemen-bookBaja Legends: The Historic Characters, Events, and Locations That Put Baja California on the Map 

(Sunbelt Cultural Heritage Books) Paperback – November 1, 2014 by Greg Niemann (Author) – jat
Greg Niemann, long-time Baja California journalist and author of Baja Fever, shares his extensive knowledge of the peninsula—its colorful past and booming present—in this easy-to-read reference book. Get to know the “founding fathers” of Baja, the padres, pirates, and pioneers who scratched a living from the desert and the sea, plus the world-famous faces and still-famous places that keep this tiny finger of land in the international spotlight.



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