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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  • Dived here off the Valentina and had great fun with the sea lions. You do need to be careful and respect them. They will show you by barking if you get too close but we kept our distance and they appr...  more »
  • There is a package that offer hotels in 950 pesos where a van for you early on to your hotel, takes you to Pichilingue, and from there take a boat to visit the island of the Holy Spirit. On the way they are teaching you several places where the view is unbeatable. When you reach the island, let you it down to diving with sea lions! It is not forced, also you can stay on the boat. Hence they take you to a beach where they give you to eat and drink. To the 7 CA you're in your hotel with an unforgettable experience! Each weight is this tour worthwhile :)
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  • The island is lovely, especially for snorkeking (I've never seen so many fish together) and to swim with sea lions ... an indescribable feeling!
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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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  • Great place!, Super recommended!
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  • This great. Visit balandra is one of those that you can not miss
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  • An amazing island that is worth discovering and enjoying. Extraordinary experience swimming with sea lions.
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  • I was there in 2012, lovely place with a wide variety of marine animals, we also saw a whale. To visit for those who go to Baja California.
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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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