Espiritu Santo Island

Natural Protected Area and World Heritage of Humanity

Espiritu Santo Island is a Natural Protected Area declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1995.

You will find in it an impressive scenic beauty; the contrast between the desert and the sea and its rock formations of volcanic origin will captivate you, as well as the great amount of flora and fauna that inhabits the place.

On the island you can perform various activities, among which are snorkeling or diving with sea lions, walk the authorized interpretive hiking trails, camping under the stars on a lonely beach or travel on board a kayak or a boat.

how to get there?

The boats, from small pangas to world-class yachts, depart from the marinas of La Paz or from the pier at the Malecon.

If you come from Los Cabos or Todos Santos there are tour operators that offer transportation or you can also rent a car and drive on your own to La Paz, where you can hire the services of a tourist provider.

When you go to the island, make sure you hire an authorized operator. For this reason, we ask you to demand your bracelet to enter the Protected Natural Area.

Did you know?

Sea Turtle Monitoring

The National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP) and the Grupo Tortuguero de las Californias (GTC) carries out turtle monitoring month by month to assess the status of the turtle population in this site.

A place full of biodiversity

There are 32 registered species of reptiles and 98 species of birds, several species of marine mammals and 16 endemic species of flora and fauna. In this island you can also find important sites with archaeological remains of the Pericu indigenous group.