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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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After years wanting to visit we finally did. We booked a trip with Espirtu & Baja Tours after we were told they were the best and we confirmed that they are. We were a party of 8... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Carlos C
San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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68 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After years wanting to visit we finally did. We booked a trip with Espirtu & Baja Tours after we were told they were the best and we confirmed that they are. We were a party of 8, they set us up with a 12 person super panga with shade and rest room, we left La Paz docks about 9, our... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Was an nice experience! We tried to swim with seals, but the sea was full of jellyfish. Be careful with jellyfish! So, we jumoed back to the boat. No injuries tho... The beach was nice and calm. It was a great day.

Thank Cristel D
Victoria, Canada
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A natural wonder close to La Paz you can reach by boat from La Paz. A kayaking dream which can be enjoyed with 1 of the local outfitters. I have gone with both BOA or Mar Y Aventura & both are excellent. Swimming with the sea lions or watching the rays jumping combined with the beauty of these islands is... More 

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Mazatlan, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great experience whether you scuba dive or snorkel. We experienced both here and had a fabulous experience with the sea life and the world that lays underneath. My husband don't even swim and he enjoyed it snorkeling and using a life preserver. Swimming with the seals was fun and adventurous as they are like a child wanting to play.... More 

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Terrace, british columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Waters crystal clear, teaming with sea life. Sea lions are frindly and very photogenic. Personally I've never seen such a diversity of fish and sea life. I got pictures of fish that were so camouflaged didn't know I took till I was looking threw them at home. I felt I had died and gone to heaven, when everyone else was... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a gorgeous island. The day I went around and saw the sea lions was quite windy for November so pretty choppy ride. The sea lions are such a incredible experience, you have to go. So many nooks and crannies on this island you can find a beach for yourself too. Next time I visit La Paz, I plan on... More 

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Gardiner, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Isla Espiritu Santo is a 45 minute motor Launch (panga) ride from La Paz, Baja, Mexico. There are good SCUBA, snorkeling, fishing, and island exploring opportunities around the island. La Paz has some excellent dive masters and snorkel guides that can get you into the most scenic, abundant life waters for a fairly reasonable price. At the North end of... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a "must" see if you are able to visit La Paz. Our B & B owners arranged a tour with "Edwardo's". There were 6 of us on a 24 foot panga boat along with Edwardo himself and is teen son Abraham. The tour cost us $75 a piece for an entire day. I had previously researched other tours... More 

Thank Utsie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been here 3 times over the last 7 years and always manage to see and discover new features of this special isle. Sea turtles popping up in a quiet cove, octopi hidden in the volcanic rock that shaped the island and cool nights camping under the luminous Milkyway. A gem of an isle.

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Seattle, Washington
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just loved this tour. Make sure you plan your trip when the water is calm. No use going if it is windy. ne of the highlights of our trip.

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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.

1 month ago

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