Page 49

Los Cabos Magazine Issue 45 Winter 2017

Los Cabos Magazine | winter 2017 47 FRANCISCO ESTRADA O U T D O O R S Los Cabos is known as a premier place to fish black and blue marlin and is home to excellent tournaments. wrote: “The complexity of the life pattern on Pulmo Reef was even greater than at Cabo San Lucas. Clinging to the coral, growing on it, burrowing into it, was a teeming fauna. Every piece of the soft material broken off, skittered and pulsed with life, little crabs and worms and snails. One small piece of coral might conceal 30 or 40 species, and the colors on the reef were electric.” Whale watching: Baby moons have become quite a trend among expectant parents in recent years, but whales have been escaping to Los Cabos ahead of giving birth for centuries. Eagle-eyed observers may catch glimpses of fin whales, orcas, or sperm whales throughout the year, but winter is when gray whales and humpbacks arrive from the north to mate, enjoy Baja’s warmer temps, and give birth. The humpbacks are a particularly bodacious bunch as they wow with their acrobatic moves. Expect to see them from mid-December through early April. Espíritu Santo: The Sea of Cortés is dotted with islands, each one a gem in its own right. But only one is known as “the pearl of the Sea of Cortés.” Espíritu Santo is actually an archipelago that UNESCO designated a biosphere reserve in 1995. A short boat trip from La Paz, Espíritu Santo is the world’s only known habitat for the black jackrabbit. It also boasts a ridiculously friendly sea lion colony (prepare for playful nibbles on your snorkeling fins), excellent diving and snorkeling conditions, and Ensenada Grande, which Travel Magazine declared the most beautiful beach in México back in 2011 (it also ranked among the world’s top 12). Sportfishing: Los Cabos is known as one of the premier places to fish black and blue marlin, and each fall it hosts tournaments with some of the biggest purses in the world. Y


Los Cabos Magazine Issue 45 Winter 2017
To see the actual publication please follow the link above