Frequently Asked Questions

What will the weather be like?

Winters in southern Baja are quite pleasant with blue skies and mild temperatures. Rain is rare from December to February. Expect daytime temperatures to be 65-75℉ (18-24℃), and nighttime temperatures from 50-60℉ (10-15 ℃) on the coasts and 35-50℉ (1-10 ℃) in the mountain camps.

What is the trail like?

The trails are a mix of sandy dirt roads and single-track trails.

How much total elevation gain?

Please refer to the daily itinerary elevation gain by event by day.

For the 6-day trek, how will I get to Todos Santos before the trek, and back from Cabo Pulmo after?

On Day 1 of the trek, we will provide transportation to Todos Santos from your hotel in San Jose del Cabo. On Day 6 of the event, we will provide transportation back to San Jose del Cabo city or airport from Cabo Pulmo. You can also choose to stay in Cabo Pulmo extra days.

For the ultra-trail run, how will I get to Cabo Pulmo before the run, and back to the airport after?

We are offering a free shuttle for runners from the San Jose del Cabo airport on Feb 1st to the Buena Vista Resort Hotel in Buena Vista. Will also transport you to Cabo Pulmo on the day 1 of the event. We will transport you to back to San Jose del Cabo city or airport after the run is completed. You can also choose to stay in Todos Santos extra days.

Can I bring my family?

Cabo Pulmo, Santiago and Todos Santos are beautiful vacation destinations. There are no large-scale, high-end resorts like in Cabo San Lucas but there are casitas, small hotels and family-friendly activities. We can advise you on accommodations and activities for your family to do while you run.

Is it safe in Mexico?

The East Cape of BCS is mostly rural and remote, safe for residents and travelers alike. Of course crime can happen anywhere, but it is a world away from the mainland areas that have been designated as unsafe for travel.

What will the camps and food be like?

Camps will be set up at traditional Baja Ranchos, with flush toilets, cool showers, beautiful surroundings, amazing stargazing, and quiet nights. We will provide individual tents and pads that will be ready when you finish the stage of the day.

For meals, we will serve an early breakfast each of the three mornings of the race with a variety of options from eggs to pasta, fruit and cereals. There will be a station to fix your own lunch to pack and eat while running. Dinners are hosted at the ranchos with choices ranging from pasta, meats, barbecues, and salads. Beer and wine will be will be available each night.

Will there be water and aid along the trail?

Yes, we will have stations along the trail every 10-15 km with water, hydration drinks and snacks

What do I need to bring?

Bring your running or trekking gear such as poles, hat, sun screen, a light running jacket and a hydration pack with space to carry 2 liters of water and lunch. Bring as well your own favorite energy bars and gels. For camping, you will need your toiletry items, a small towel, your own sleeping bag, head lamp, and a warm jacket.

Who puts on this event?

Baja Traverse events are led by Edgardo Cortes and our experienced guides. Edgardo is a resident of Santiago, BCS who has been leading adventure and educational tours and activities in the area for more than 15 years.

Why this run?

To give runners and trekkers alike an the epic adventure of a lifetime

“Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.”