SEA OF CORTES

UNESCO World Heritage Site—a dazzling sea rich with marine life that Jacques Cousteau once called “the world’s aquarium”,  one of the most biologically diverse bodies of water on the planet, home to more than 900 species of fish, thousands of species of invertebrates, and a wide array of marine mammals like sea lions, dolphins and whales. 

…Let us go, we said, into the Sea of Cortez, realizing that we become forever a part of it; that our rubber boots slogging through a flat of eel-grass, that the rocks we turn over in a tide pool, make us truly and permanently a factor in the ecology of the region. We shall take something away from it, but we shall leave something too.
— John Steinbeck, The Log from the Sea of Cortez

PORTS & PLACES


LA PAZ 

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Photo by vic-yee68/iStock / Getty Images

Capital of Baja California Sur, Mexico. The perfect place to enjoy it’s beaches, landscapes and aquatic activities, diving being the most popular due to its privileged location un the Sea of Cortes home of many species of birds and fish including the impressive, giant whale sharks.

La Paz is also known for its seafront Malecón promenade, many bars and restaurants overlook the water and also it´s delicious sea food.

We include a visit in all of our expeditions to the popular Whale Museum with displays on the area’s gray whales!


LOS ISLOTES

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Los Islotes a rock formation protruding from the sea, locate at the tip of Isla Espiritu Santo in La Paz.

Home of a big colony of Sea Lions that makes it a MUST snorkel/diving spot to watch young sea lions playing!

Around los Islotes it is also common to see turtles, large schools of sardines and colorful fish a great spot to look at the Sea of Cortes marine life!


ISLA SAN FRANCISCO

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Small uninhabited island, located in the souther portion of the Sea of Cortes, has amazing views from it´s beautiful wide bay, many birds search for refugee in the rocky cliffs, home to many reptiles including the endemic Isla San Francisco Whiptail.

Great for hiking and trekking in an amazing desert landscape.