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Isla Espiritu Santo

Address: Playa el Tecolote, La Paz 23000, Mexico
Phone Number: 6121228885
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Ranked #1 of 24 Attractions in La Paz
Type: Islands, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Kayaking, Camping, Hiking
Owner description: Witness the beauty of ocean wildlife: this small island teems with dolphins, sea lions and all...
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Type: Islands, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Kayaking, Camping, Hiking
Owner description: Witness the beauty of ocean wildlife: this small island teems with dolphins, sea lions and all kinds of fish.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Most people take a day trip to Isla Espiritu Santo. Not us, we went and camped overnight. Just so you know they don't allow dogs on the island. I never did figure out why. Lots of reasons were given but none of them made much sense. My partner and her daughter slept in the tent but it was too hot... More 

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Edmonton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

I did an excursion through a guy a company that included a boat ride, whale watching, snorkelling with sea lions and a secluded beach lunch. It was all so exciting and wonderful! The price was very reasonable and was a full day event that still allowed for time for something else in the evening if I wanted.

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Grapevine, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Fabulous day!!!!! The water and beaches are gorgeous. Even in June, we saw whales... among other sea life. Seeing the sea lion colony was awesome and even though the water was very cold, we jumped in to swim with them. The bulls can be quite large and scary if they swim toward you. The boat navigated into a couple of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We went to the island with a tour company called Espiritu y Baja, which was great (see my review on them) Highlight was snorkeling with sealions. You might see a humpback whale or a manta ray on the way to the island, but since they are on a tight schedule they won't wait 15 minutes for a humpback to breach... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The trip to the island is definitely worth the journey! We snorkeled with sea lions and had friendly dolphins chase the boat. The beaches and the rock formations on the island are breathtaking.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I did the cooperatively-catered 9 day circumnavigation with Baja Outdoor Activities in, I think, 2007, and trip memories have done that thing they do, and become part of my life. I am seriously considering a return trip, and I would always go with Ben and Alejandra's crew. Exactly the right amount of care and respect for your independence, deep knowledge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

avoid Marlin adventures. ask to the people or directly in the restaurant El Tecolote from Tecolote beach. the offer is between 600pesos and 750. That allways include ceviche, sandwiches, drinks and full tout of the island if conditions are good. choose a day with no wind, take a wind breaker with you and sit on that back of the boat.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Amazing landscapes, amazing sea life, amazing guides. Say no more! Oh, well, Trip Advisor says to say more.... The only thing I might add is to come down here in March versus January, as you will probably have a few more calm days to enjoy paddling and snorkeling. Otherwise, a must-do for adventure travelers!

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We did an over night on the island a few weeks after a hurricane. Everything was lush and alive. A bit buggy at night, but generally not the case we were told. No body out there, easy get away.

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Riverdale, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

If you need to unwind and disconnect, visit La Paz, Mexico and take a trip out to Isla Espirtu Santo. I did a 5 day sea kayaking/camping adventure, but will revisit La Paz. Beautiful place, clean, friendly people.

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