Packing List Of Essential Gear For Mexico's Sea of Cortés
One of the more sunny regions of the world, Baja experiences pleasant weather throughout the year, but climactic zones range from tropical to semi-arid. It can be windy at times and showers are infrequent, but when they come, they can be intense.
T-Shirts and Shirts: Protect yourself from sun, heat and bugs. Choose light colors. Dark shades draw mosquitoes. Quick drying, breathable fabrics will help you stay cool. Tops with UPF sun protection offer added protection against the sun.
Lightweight Loft Jacket, Vest or Sweatshirt: For cool evenings or to slip on in air-conditioned areas, pack a lightweight loft jacket, a lightweight vest or a sweatshirt.
Pants: In variable climates it is best to pack long, lightweight and fast drying pants. Or, to lighten your luggage and for greater flexibility, choose pants that zip off to create shorts. Pants made from stretchy fabric are more comfortable than cotton pants.
Hat: Shade your face from sun with a large brim and a chin strap to secure your hat so it won’t blow off when traveling ashore or in windy conditions.
Sandals: Sturdy sandals with an adjustable back strap so they remain securely on your feet. Look for sandals that don't chafe when wet. Add socks by night to avoid bugs.
Packs & Travel Bags
Backpack: Lightweight and waterproof backpack for carrying items ashore and keeping your arms free. If your backpack is not waterproof, protect camera equipment and other electronic devices with leak-proof/seal-proof bags.
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Trekking poles: A lightweight, collapsible, walking staff (also called a trekking pole) provides a sense of security, increased balance, and confidence when walking on uneven terrain.
Insect Protection: Avoid insects with an ultra-fine mosquito head net. While the ship is moving, mosquitoes will not be problematic. When there is no breeze or the ship is docked, they might be present. Also pack insect repellent and insect bite relief.
Sun and wind protection: Sunglasses with U.V. filter protection, lotions/creams and lip balm for sun and wind protection.
Binoculars: Compact, high performance binoculars ensure you don’t miss a thing. A pair with at least 10X power and 25mm objective diameter is recommended for scenic and wildlife watching.