Isla Espiritu Santo, La Paz

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#2 of 16 in Nature in Baja California Sur
Snorkel with a colony of sea lions within a protected habitat at Isla Espiritu Santo. The reefs and waters lapping this island shelter an incredible diversity of marine life, including vibrant coral, parrotfish, rainbow wrasse, dolphins, and whale sharks. The fun doesn't end there, as you'll be able to relish in the picture-perfect beaches, bird-watch as you move farther inland, and kayak as you spot dolphins leaping out of the ocean. Amenities on most beaches include restaurants, restrooms, and change rooms. To visit Isla Espiritu Santo on your trip to La Paz, use our La Paz trip itinerary tool .
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  • Bucket list check! Swam with the sea lions and Kayaked beautiful bays. Stellar scenery and wildlife sightings!!!  more »
  • Came to Espiritu Santo on a guided group trip. Its a national park, so you have to pay a small fee & get a special wristband (Im not sure how; our trip leaders did it). Weather is incredible; snorkeli...  more »
  • I have been doing kayaking trips and stays on Espiritu Santo for 30 years and never get tired of it. A little slice of Paradise so close to La Paz. Swimming with Sea Lions, fishing, snorkeling, all gr...  more »
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  • An amazing, fun filled paradise. Went out with Club Cantamar who has the nice big boats with diving platforms and lavatories. The island is one of the most amazing places in the world, not only because of the snorkeling but the views and the landscapes it has. SCUBA diving is amazing around the island you get to dive with mobulas, sea lions, reef fish, eels and much more. Night dives are something to behold.
  • This place is beautiful it's a must if you come to visit La Paz!
  • Only places such as this wonderful island they deserve a perfect comment, tour de Cabo Adventures in which I was amazing but this island alone is wonderful, you can swim with sea lions near you (really close) you can see areas where are born the (simply amazing) sea lions make snorkel in different amazing reefs, is to be in contact with nature to 100 only recommend it to people as amen and appreciate nature and animals.
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  • What a beautiful place! The island is a paradise for sea lions!
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  • This place is heritage within the section Islands and protected areas of the Gulf of california, there are rides for $1000 pesos that lead you to this island on tours of up to 6 hours, the part of the lobera is impressive you swim with sea lions, also get to see dolphins and the large Cove Beach is beautiful
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Where to stay in La Paz

The historical center offers some surprisingly budget-friendly options, with many small hotels and pensions clustered around the cathedral and the city beach. For something more luxurious, look about 10 km (6.2 mi) north of the city center, where you can find a few beach resorts offering swimming pools and exclusive restaurants.
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