Follow us on a real tour of the biggest Mexican peninsula, Baja California Sur, and its satellite islands.
Baja California Sur is a peninsula full of contradictions and striking chromatic contrasts, stretched between the mid-cold Pacific Ocean and the quieter Sea of Cortés. From ochre/orange/fire red-coloured parched lands to mountains of granite and sandstone and long beaches of white, fine sand. With endless rows of columnar cacti and the long ribbon of asphalt, the Carretera Transpeninsular, that joints Tijuana in the north to Cabo San Lucas in the south, zigzagging from one coast to the other and crossing the desert canyons and sierras.
Baja California Sur is a sensational place, much like the character of Mexican people: strong, friendly and smiling. We could not have asked for anything more. It deserves passion, it is intriguing. It is like a primordial soup which feeds a perfect marine food chain and a great variety of marine birds (among them beautiful pelicans, cormorants and gulls). You will be surprised by the quantity and variety of fish thriving everywhere - the dive spots are like a natural appendage of the land, an endless bare area with rocks, canyons and granite blocks worn away by the marine currents, emerging from the sandy depths.
If divers are looking for colourful coral gardens, gorgonian sea-fans, soft-corals and critters for macro-photography, it would probably be better to go for the polychromies of the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean. The Sea of Cortez is extraordinary, and gives great satisfaction to people looking for an abundance of fish. Follow us and in our next posts you will see them with your own eyes!