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Isla Espiritu Santo

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Address: Playa el Tecolote, La Paz 23000, Mexico
Phone Number: 6121228885
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Witness the beauty of ocean wildlife: this small island teems with...

Witness the beauty of ocean wildlife: this small island teems with dolphins, sea lions and all kinds of fish.

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Swimming and Snorkeling with Sea Lions in the Sea of Cortez

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a magical island with so much to see and do

swim with sea lions (and whales - one popped us to see us whilst snorkelling!). lovely snorkelling spots, pristine bays, spectacular sunsets. best visited when the wind is not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Solihull
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

swim with sea lions (and whales - one popped us to see us whilst snorkelling!). lovely snorkelling spots, pristine bays, spectacular sunsets. best visited when the wind is not too strong as the swell outside of the bays can be quite severe

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great day on the Sea of Cortez to Isla Espiritu Santo. Don't miss this. Lots of wildlife beneath and above the surface.

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Thank Larry G
Mexico City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This must be heaven because it is perfection. I would recommend to go by boat and spend the night stargazing

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to spend Christmas Day swimming with the Sea Lions. We went to Tecolate Beach and went on a boat from there. We had a great time. Although the day was warm, it was very cold on the boat so dress warm. After swimming with the Sea Lions we went to this beautiful beach and had lunch that was... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked with Mar Y Aventures to camp and kayak on Espiritu Santo. It was marvelous. The landscape in this area is not to be missed, nor the underwater scenery.

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Thank Gail O
Rochester, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I wish I could remember what tour agency I we took out to the island. They were super knowledgable about the marine and island life. We stopped at one inlet that had a amazing population of frigate birds. We also saw dolphins on the tour and stopped at one of the beaches to snorkel and eat ceviche. I would 100%... More 

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Foster City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful island only obtainable by boat. So many deserted which sand beaches and turquoise waters. You feel like your in a movie! Plenty of sea life for snorkeling too!

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La Paz, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think this is a "must not miss" excursion. We could have had a better day for it, as it was quite windy and cold on the water. Snorkeling wasn't the best with the water a bit churned up. Nonetheless, we saw humpback whales, dolphins, the recalcitrant sea lions, and amazing geological beauty. We also had a good time with... More 

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Stony Mountain, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent the day thanks to Fun Baja diving with the sea lions. Very interactive experience with the juvenile sea lions topped off by a shore lunch on the way back to Costa Baja. Great day on and in the water.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an incredible trip. The islands we saw were like nothing I have seen before. Be sure to bring sunscreen, sunglasses and some warm clothes if you go in January

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OCT 24, 2015... Paceño mafia has taken over Tecolote beach island tours. Just had a couple of tourists tell us some curly blonde representing island tours wanted $400 usd, let me spell this out for future victims... FOUR HUNDRED FEDERAL RESERVE DOLLARS for a 3 hour Espiritu Santo open boat trip WITHOUT SNORKELING TIME OR GEAR. Now all you Paceño mafia apologists, BE CLEAR

this is NOT a misunderstanding. La Paz has become the rip-off capital of Baja Sur. A month earlier a couple of tourists didi the same

Tecolote panga island trip and the ominous captain, employee of a well-known local trip operator, had an engine problem, and NO RADIO

to call for help AND when the Mex Coast Guard/Marina co-incidentally cruised by within shouting range, the pirate captain told the tourist to be quiet and and not to wave. BOTTOM LINE, they sent 8 hours in limbo, idiot paceño pirate fake captain, NO RADIO, NO OPERATOR's LICENSE, NO PARK PERMITS on hand and "head office" did not wonder why idiot paceño pirate fake captain did not return after a few scheduled hours either, a horror experience of idiot paceño pirate proportions that seems to become standard experience in this town of peace, WTF? and after that they got stopped by 2 transito cops in a white pickup and taken for $30 USD

for allegedly rolling thru a stop sign parallel to the cop car. SO you tell me, how many bad idiot apples does it take until you realize

this city is an unpleasant, ugly shi't pile infested by paceño pirates? The Holy Island Spirit would turn in its creepy catholic grave, if only

it existed. Amen.

3 months ago

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