SEA OF CORTEZ
This treasure of Baja California is located south of Mexicali; encounter relaxing beaches, warm sea, almost perfect weather and many unforgettable experiences.
Visiting the beaches of San Felipe, Valle de los Gigantes, Puertecitos, Bahía de Los Angeles is enough to fall in love with this destination. Here you’ll run into the “vaquita marina”, one of the smallest cetaceans in the world.
Discover the intense blue that contrasts with the white sand… You’ll truly fall in love with the sea of Cortez!
What you need to know:
- Jaques Cousteau, French marine biologist, called the Sea of Cortez “the world’s aquarium”.
- In 2005, the islands of the California Gulf were considered Natural World Heritage by UNESCO, along with Alto Golfo de California and Delta Río Colorado.
- Bahía de San Luis Gonzaga and Bahía de los Ángeles are the best two whale shark watching spots in Baja.
Food here is mainly based on the catch of the day; fresh regional products are part of the culinary experience. You can’t forget to try the fish tacos, sea bass cocktail, clams and of course, the blue shrimp.
Indulge yourself with beautiful beaches, the tranquility lived here and overall, the rest and relaxation you much need. Experience an ultralight flight; tour the valleys, islands and bays. Witness amazing sunrises and sunsets and simply let time pass by.
You can enjoy many outdoor activities, visit Valle de los Gigantes or the hot springs in Puertecitos. You can’t miss out on snorkeling, kayaking, and sports fishing.
Why is San Felipe the sports fishing paradise of Baja California? The reasons are great beaches and camping facilities; you can fish for trout, sea bass, black bass and sierra. You should go out preferably in the early hours of the morning, around 6 am. We recommend going with a local fisherman. Fish responsibly.