You can not experience the beauty of La Paz, the main city and capital of Southern Baja California, without taking a boat trip to the marine park of Espíritu Santo Island.
A Natural Paradise To Protect And Enhance
Protected by UNESCO as a biosphere reserve, Isla Espíritu Santo and its archipelago was sold to the Mexican government in 2003.
Thanks to the commitment and cooperation of many non-profit organizations, able to collect the remarkable amount of 3,000,300,000 US Dollars for the repay the former owners as the Island was bought, it has become the natural paradise it is today.
Isla Espíritu Santo is 12 miles long and 3.15 miles wide; here you will find dozens of wonderful bays, plenty of sea life, land reptiles, birds and amphibians.
This desert of over 9,000 hectares is one of the best preserved ecosystems in the whole Southern Baja California, and can boast five species of mammals and reptiles, among which the bassariscus,, the black-tailed hare very similar to the raccoon and a type of ground squirrel all originating from this island.
Isla Espíritu Santo is an enchantment for biodiversity; the only creatures that can claim this land as their own are the sea lions, races, dolphins, turtles and, at certain times of the year, the gray whales and the gray sharks.
An Ancient Beauty
Archaeologists have found evidence of the passage of man on this island as early as 40,000 years ago.
Its colors, both out of the coast and in the bays, are the result of a sedimentation process that developed through the centuries giving the land its peculiar lay, where black lava alternates with the pink hues of the volcanic ash.
This also makes the interior of the island wonderful, especially for those loving hiking, thanks to beautiful trails that wind through small canyons of pink rock, giving breathtaking views on the bays of fantastic shades of blue.
Activities to be carried out on the island
It is possible to visit Isla Espíritu Santo only through a special permit and with the help of selected operators, with whom you can live exciting experiences:
- swimming with seal lions
- go kayaking
- snorkeling and diving
- trails along the desert
- take a boat ride and enjoy the spectacle of dolphins and Mibula Mantas jumping out of the water, as if to say hello
The Baja California Travel team, with a special permit, can carefully design camping holidays for one or more nights.