Escape to the Espiritu Santo Marine Natural Park in the Sea of Cortez and experience a world of wonder both above and below the water’s surface. Rent a yacht, or charter a catamaran and explore this breathtaking destination in style. Discover an incredible variety of marine and terrestrial life as you dive, snorkel, or embark on a whale and dolphin watching adventure in their natural habitat. Don’t miss the chance to create unforgettable memories in one of Mexico’s most stunning locations.
We have 3 special and beautiful areas that we visit:
Inland Beaches near La paz : Balandra Beach is one of the most popular spots and is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The clear, calm waters and stunning rock formations make it a must-see.
Espiritu Santo Island is another highlight of the area, with over 15 beautiful bays to explore. The island is a protected natural area and is home to a variety of wildlife, including sea lions and dolphins. Visitors can enjoy activities like snorkeling, kayaking, and hiking on the island.
San Francisquito Island and San Jose Island are also worth a visit. San Francisquito Island is a small, uninhabited island known for its crystal-clear waters and beautiful coral reefs. San Jose Island is slightly larger and is home to a small fishing village and beautiful beaches.
Overall, the beaches and islands near La Paz offer something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a quiet, secluded spot to relax or an active adventure in the water.
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Upon arriving at this paradise, you can relax and make the most of your beach day, sunbathe on the seashore, and refresh yourself with the calm waves which is a must-do. You will find palapas that you can use free of charge.
If you like to swim, you are in the right place, and you can also practice snorkeling and admire the variety of fish that the Sea of Cortez has, recognized as “The Aquarium of the World.”
For the more adventurous, a kayak or paddleboard ride are good options, every hour of the day has something special to admire, especially if it’s a sunrise or sunset.
And if you’re looking for more experiences, you can do some hiking, you will find 6 trails that take you to viewpoints from where you can appreciate incredible scenarios that are worth capturing. Let our crew point you to these beautiful trails.
Lastly, don´t forget to visit the Mushroom of Balandra, a landmark for La Paz and a postcard to remember.
La Playa Bonanza is one of the most beautiful beaches on Isla Espíritu Santo in the Marine Natural Park of the same name. With its white sand and crystal-clear waters, the beach looks like something out of a postcard. It is the longest sandy beach on Isla Espíritu Santo, stretching almost 2 miles from north to south.
A large sandbank extends throughout the bay, allowing boats to anchor almost anywhere along its beautiful beach. The beach offers visitors the opportunity to relax, swim, sunbathe, and enjoy a range of water activities such as snorkeling and kayaking.
Bahía San Gabriel is a stunning and expansive bay located on the western coast of Isla Espíritu Santo, off the coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico. The bay is known for its pristine white sand beach and crystal-clear waters, making it a popular destination for swimming, sunbathing, and snorkeling.
The bay has a rich history dating back to the pearl fishing era, with remnants of the pearl fishery still visible today on the southern coast of the bay. Visitors can also explore the area’s abundant wildlife, including sea birds, dolphins, and sea turtles.
For those interested in hiking, Bahía San Gabriel offers a scenic trail that runs along the coast and offers stunning views of the bay and its surroundings. The trail is also a great way to access nearby beaches and coves.
Overall, Bahía San Gabriel is a beautiful and serene destination that offers visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of Isla Espíritu Santo.
El Mezteno is a small and quiet cove located to the north, just around the corner from Ensenada del Candelero, with space for only one or two small or medium-sized boats.
El Mezteno is surrounded by high cliffs that offer good protection against the winds from the north. This secluded bay offers a perfect place to chill at the beach and enjoy the quiet to blend in with nature.
At the head of the cove, there are shallow waters and a beautiful white sandy beach.
San Jose Island is a stunning natural paradise in the Sea of Cortez, off the coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico. It’s home to diverse wildlife, pristine beaches, and breathtaking landscapes. Two notable areas to explore on the island are Amortajada and Punta Colorada.
Amortajada is a coastal area on the southern part of San Jose Island, known for its mesmerizing mangroves. Visitors can enjoy a peaceful kayak or paddle board excursion through the calm waters and observe the local marine life, such as colorful fish and sea birds. The tranquil atmosphere and stunning scenery make this a must-visit destination for nature lovers.
Punta Colorada is another popular attraction on San Jose Island. While it’s not recommended for swimming due to strong currents and rough waters, Punta Colorada offers incredible hiking trails that showcase the unique rock formations and stunning panoramic views of the surrounding sea and desert landscapes. It’s a great opportunity to experience the rugged natural beauty of San Jose Island and witness the power of nature.