Among other places, I try to get to Baja once or twice a year, and explore. There's more than enough there that I'll never tire of it. I do work hard to avoid pavement or wide graded roads (and people).
The north parts are definitely getting more and more paved, and much more expensive.
This past December, the biggest thing I notices was no one was there. All the usual haunts for tourists were empty. I've never been to Alfonsina's in Gonzaga Bay on a Friday night where it wasn't fairly busy. I got there at 2130 on a Friday night, and had to wake the owner up to get a room and a few
Down near Vizcaino:
Out near Malarrimo:
Bahia de Tortugas:
La Laguna - if you ever go near San Ignacio, take the run out here and see the whales!
Traveling the Fangos south towards San Juanico:
One of the less improved roads near the Comondus:
In the middle of nowhere, just the way I like it.
Mision San Javier:
The road south from San Javier to Constitucion:
The un-named trails near the failed Federal Water Projects close to San Luis Gonzaga:
The descent into San Evaristo:
Heading south to LaPaz:
Crossing from west to east across the peninsula about 40 miles north of Cabo:
Sunrise at Los Barriles:
Picking up the tires I shipped to myself in La Paz:
Camping on a deserted beach 50+ miles from anywhere....
It's nice to wake up, out in the open air, and see this in the morning:
I have lots more.
The point is Baja can be ugly and unsafe in the border cities, just like anywhere else. get away from the big population centers, and it's a beautiful place full of friendly folks.