Leaving Loreto, your goal is San Ignacio, 170 miles to the northwest. You could drive there in about three and a half hours, but it’s better to take an entire day because there’s a lot to see en route. The hilly landscape north of Loreto brings notable changes in vegetation. Cardon cacti, the largest species of cactus in the world, jut skyward from van rental abu dhabi the pinkish-red volcanic soil. Early in the morning, when the air is still moist with dew, you’ll witness Baja’s iconic sight – turkey vultures sitting atop cardon cacti with their wings spread wide to dry in the sun. At Concepción Bay the road overlooks the most spectacular vista yet: an aquamarine sea fringed with white shell beaches and studded with arid islands. When the road dips down to the shore, stop for a refreshing swim, or feast on sea scallops at a fisherman’s restaurant on Playa Santispac.