Espiritu Santo Island is a natural sanctuary located 25 kilometers outside of La Paz. Considered by many to be the world’s richest aquarium, this gorgeous UNESCO protected Natural Park is home to a colony of more than 300 sea lions, manta rays, dolphins, sea turtles, and in the season, gray whales and whale sharks. Visit this island for an unforgettable encounter with nature.
Baja California is deep in cultural heritage and breathtaking natural patrimony. With pristine golden sand beaches, perfect weather year round and the warmth and hospitality of the locals, being in Baja California always makes you feel like you’re in paradise.
Although this wonderful region of Mexico has attracted tourists from the United States for decades, even when Cabo and the surrounding area boasted nothing more than a few wooden houses along the coastline, today more and more people are coming to enjoy Baja’s rich marine life.
ESPIRITU SANTO ISLAND
A great example of Baja California’s incredible beauty is Espiritu Santo Island. Visitors to the island are captivated by the intense contracts between the desert terrain and the Sea of Cortes, the wind-shaped mountains and blue turquoise bays. Together with Isla Partida, which connects with Espiritu Santo via a small isthmus, in 1995 UNESCO declared these awe-inspiring islands to be part of a Biosphere Reserve.
THE WORLD’S RICHEST AQUARIUM
Just a short boat ride from La Paz, this natural sanctuary is part of the Sea of Cortes that Jacques Cousteau once famously described as “the world’s aquarium” and the “Galapagos of North America.” In fact, the Sea of Cortes hosts almost 900 different fish species and more species of whales and dolphins can be found here than anywhere else on the entire planet!
As for Espiritu Santo Island, well it’s just home to a colony of more than 300 sea lions as well as numerous manta rays, dolphins sea turtles and, depending on the time of year, gray whales and the world’s biggest fish: whale sharks!
Visit this incredible island on a tour that takes you snorkeling or scuba diving with sea lions. You will also have time to take some pictures and relax on a gorgeous beach. Remember to bring an underwater camera if you have one!
Contact Amstar to organize your next trip to Baja California and experience the natural beauty of Espiritu Santo Island!