Espiritu Santo Island


 

Espiritu Santo Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is located just 25 km from La Paz and is considered by many to be the most beautiful of all the islands in the Sea Cortez. The combination of red desert limestone, turquoise blue waters, white sand beaches and unparalleled marine life create the conditions for some of the most incredible experiences on the planet.
The island´s popularity has continued to grow with tourists due to the unique experiences made possible
by the conservation minded approach to its stewardship which places a high value of protecting nature and minimizing human impact. Espíritu Santo Island is considered one of the best places in the world for diving and snorkeling, for its abundant marine life, specifically large marine animals.
At the northern tip of the island, you can find “Los Islotes”, which is home to a large sea lion colony, one of the few communities of sea lions where friendly interaction with visitors is possible.
The alluring tranquility of its many beaches and pristine environment are some of the islands main attractions. The flora and fauna of the island can be enjoyed in close proximity by boat, first hand from one of its ten hiking paths or simply by resting or camping on one of its spectacular white sand beaches.


La Paz, capital of Baja California Sur, is the favorite destination for nature lovers. Explore the world’s aquarium, swim with the whale shark, dive with sea lions or watch the gray whales up close.
Discover the charm and warmth of the locals through the beautiful boardwalk, 5 km walk along the sea, accompanied by excellent restaurants, bars, shops, museums, art galleries, recreational parks and beautiful art sculptures.