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Isla Espiritu Santo

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Playa el Tecolote, La Paz 23000, Mexico
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Witness the beauty of ocean wildlife: this small island teems with dolphins, sea lions and all kinds of fish.
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Playa el Tecolote, La Paz 23000, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was the best part of our trip! The clear water made it so easy to snorkel. It was great to learn about the history of the island. We had the best guides (Sergio and Raul) at Espiritu Baja Tours.

Thank nbgervais
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

夏休みの行先をラパスに決めたのは、アシカシュノーケリングに参加するため!だったのですが・・・ 直前に「アシカシュノーケリング禁止」となってしまいました。。。なんでもルールを守らず岩場に登ったりしてアシカに噛まれる事故が起きたらしく、8月いっぱいまでは禁止になったとのこと(9月以降は解除されると聞きました)。 そのため急きょダイビングに変更。結果、10歳の子供も体験ダイビングでアシカに会うことができました!それはそれですごくいい体験でした。 人間の側が彼らのテリトリーを侵さず、きちんとルールを守って自然を楽しめるよう、配慮が必要だと改めて思いました。 We decided to go to La Paz to do snorkeling with sea lions, but it was prohibited during our stay...It will be permnitted again in September (so I heared, not sure). So we decided to go diving instead of snorkeling, and...More

Thank kopokopon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is heaven but make sure is sunny day to apreciate all the colours! If is cloudy is just another breach out of the others. You cannot swim with sea lions from june to september (ask the guide the right period ti do so)

2  Thank Chiarafog
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent fishing with Baja Pirates of La Paz, BCS. Captains speak English and are very capable at finding, hooking and help landing fish.

Thank jenpeter99
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Two weeks ago a girl was bit by one of the sea lions and the government has shut down Islotes, the Sea Lion colony on Espiritu Santo, to boats until the end of the breeding and young pup season. Don't go, boats still take out...More

7  Thank DoctorJ57119
Reviewed 5 August 2017

we were not sure if going but it was worth it.. took the boat from the beach around 60 round trip with lunch included... dont miss this trip and swing with the sealions..

Thank onehoyos
Reviewed 2 August 2017

We took a tour out to the island and it was beautiful and amazing!! The beaches there empty because the only way to get to them is by boat. The travel there is about an hour away from El Malecon, but absolutely worth it!!! The...More

Thank Cris R
Reviewed 23 July 2017

The day we went (7/20/17) expecting to swim with the sea lions the park rangers had (for the first time ever) decided not to allow people to swim with the sea lions in this protected area. Our guide said he has been snorkeling there 50+...More

1  Thank eburling2017
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Well, swimming surrounded by sea lions was pretty excited. The only warning is when the guide start yelling"the male lion is around you and is mad"!!! Gosh I never swim as fast as that day.

Thank Seby66
Reviewed 17 July 2017

It is a jewel of nature, I had never seen such a beautiful island and sonrkel safely and admire the surroundings ... worth spending some time there and just make the trip to expend some time there

Thank Laura Z
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Delta S
30 July 2017|
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Response from aztecedman | Reviewed this property |
We went with a tour suggested by the hotel. 4 of us in a little 16 ft boat. Had a great time, very nice people. The snorkeling is amazing. Rough ride on the way back through some choppy water. I think it was about 80$ a... More
19 April 2017|
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Response from PearlEscapes | Reviewed this property |
Can recommend the Whale Museum but also recommend staying in La Paz as this is a long day!! Loved Cathedral hotel - great value! But I would not do the tour they organise as they pick everyone up - instead walk 5 minutes... More
30 November 2016|
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Response from PDShack | Reviewed this property |
It may have been an aberration of currents, but in early July the water at Espiritu Santo was very chilly; too cold to snorkel without a wet suit for more than a few minutes, and limited visibility. That said, I would... More