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Isla Espiritu Santo

Playa el Tecolote, La Paz 23000, Mexico
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Ranked #1 of 24 Attractions in La Paz
Type: Islands
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Kayaking, Camping, Hiking
Description: Witness the beauty of ocean wildlife: this small island teems with dolphins, sea lions and all kinds of fish.
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Corpus Christi
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We dove this with few others around. The baby sea lions were curious and playful. Quite an experience. Bring an underwater video camera to capture the magic. Every time I watch my go pro videos I smile. They might want to "bite" you but don't freak out. It's a playful bite. They are more gentle with flesh than they are... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This is a must see if you are in La Paz. We were on a private yacht, so we were able to visit all the secluded beaches and coves and swim with the sea lions. The water is warm and clear. Simply gorgeous!

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Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

every view is breathtaking, FYI---- there is many or well not many but quiet a few tours that will take you there... and well there are also the fisherman who will take you to the island for very little, but what every you do... please dont do that... you'll miss all the excitement.... since they only take you to see... More

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Eagle, Idaho
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Not many places you can do this. Great experience and great scenery to and from the island. Our tour also included a picnic on a beautiful, secluded beach. Try it.

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

My friend and I read about this as one of the trips to do in la paz. We booked through fun baja, as our hotel recommended them. I think we paid $105. The journey out to the island takes over an hour. We had glorious weather and the scenery of the coast line is just beautiful... When you arrive at... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

For the ultimate family get away and bonding experience, lease the beautiful Maranatha for an extraordinary holiday. Our family had a fantastic time on the Maranatha, it was 5 days of bliss, staggering beauty, excellent fishing and snorkeling, and the best family time ever.

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Klamath Falls
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

If you are here in the Spring don't miss seeing the baby Frigates nesting. Absolutely amazing.We were lucky enough to be invited on a friends private boat, but it is really worth the price to pay the tour guides as well.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This was my most memorable place in Mexico! Isla Espiritu Santo is an absolutely beautiful island with a breathtaking beach. The water is as clear as ever and we got to snorkel with sea lions. There are small boats leaving to Isla Espiritu Santo close to La Paz so it's a bit of a drive if you are staying in... More

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Edmonds, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We went w. Mar Y' Adventuras and had an absolute great day of swimming, snorkeling, eating and sightseeing! The water was calm, the boat ride long (but broken up with little stops and/or commentary from our guide), and the swimming/snorkeling utterly fantastic! I, myself, had a sea lion swimming upside down underneath me through the cave section. It was so... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This was one of the best days we have ever had on an excursion. 5 minutes out on the boat "Sun Ridr" we saw bottle nose Dolphine- they are Porpoises, swimming ahead of the boat. We saw Whale Sharks, (we swam with them earlier in the La Paz Bay) At the Frigate bird sanctuary we saw babies. juveniles and adults... More

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