Virtuoso Traveler - August/September 2018 - 56
A fresh look at our favorite places. Here, swimming with whale sharks in La Paz Bay.
BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
"Jacques Cousteau called the Sea of Cortés 'the world's aquarium' because it's one of our planet's
most biologically diverse bodies of water. Sailing from La Paz in southern Baja, small-ship cruises let travelers
immerse themselves in the destination, including the clear waters around nearby Isla Espíritu Santo,
a UNESCO World Heritage site that shelters an abundance of bird colonies and sea life."
- Michelle Cowell, Virtuoso travel advisor, Pacific Palisades, California
GO: Swim with sea lions at Los Islotes, see California gray whales in Laguna San Ignacio,
and spot blue-footed boobies while kayaking around Isla Espíritu Santo on Lindblad Expeditions'
ten-day Baja California cruise aboard the 100-passenger National Geographic Venture.
Departures: Multiple dates, January 12 through March 8, 2019; from $7,530.
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