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Isla Espiritu Santo

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Address: Playa el Tecolote, La Paz 23000, Mexico
Phone Number: 6121228885

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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My favorite island in Baja

Wow this place is beautiful. Some of the best little private coves and reefs. No crowds. You can find your own little slice of paradise. Amazing sea life and nature. If you... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wow this place is beautiful. Some of the best little private coves and reefs. No crowds. You can find your own little slice of paradise. Amazing sea life and nature. If you have not been here your missing out.

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Menlo Park, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Swimming with sea lions, see the dolphins, dive on those blue/ clear water was much more than I expected. This experience is going to be in my heart forever

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La Paz, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited on our personal sailboat. Quite an adventure. Good anchorages, lots of sealife, and dusty, cactus covered trails.

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Most likely the best experience to date: sailing around the (quite big) island, with possibilities to watch whales, dolphines, turtles, sharkwales; diving with sealiones, surrounded by a rich reef environment; stopping in a remote spectacular unspoilt beach to enjoy a unique sea and a good light lunch. Check those tours sailing from El Telocote beach, 30 mins drive from La... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting the island of Espiritu Santo is by itself a wonderful experience. You can see dolphins swimming in front of your boat, the scenery is amazing and they have several places to snorkeling and enjoy "Nemo and family" in their habitat. You have the opportunity also to get closer to a colony of Sea lions and jump into the water... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice snorkeling trip to swim with the sealions, a lunch on a beach and snorkeling on a other place with Mar Y Adventuras

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our trip through Baja, we decided to try the Glamping on Espiritu Santo. It was expensive, but for what you get, it really wasn't. We booked it with Todos Santos Eco Adventures. No electricity, Wi-Fi, it was a true escape from a busy life. They had canvas tents with real beds, fed us breakfast, lunch & dinner, and happy... More 

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Tijuana, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although it takes like 2 hours to get to the island, the ride is relaxing; the scenery is magnificent and once we got to the island we enjoyed snorkeling. our tour included a one-hour stay at one of the beaches. Do not miss it!

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Tijuana, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a tour online which was supposed to take about 6 hours if I recall correctly. It took at least 3 hours in a very bouncy boat to get there and overall the tour took 2 hours more than planned but it was beatiful swimming with the sea lions and relaxing in one of the most amazing beaches ive... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I kid you not.. you can actually touch the sea lions if they get close enough, and they swim with you. The reefs and the fish there are a great sight also!

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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.

10 months ago

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