Today is all about the sea. John Clifford will arrange for an excursion out to El Arco, the iconic rock formation that sits at the land’s end of the Baja Peninsula. Over the course of the day, you’ll have chances to snorkel and try your hand at deep-sea fishing, returning to town before sunset.
From October through March, there are also opportunities to swim with whale sharks that gather in the waters off of La Paz
and around the island of Espíritu Santo
. These “gentle giants” are the world’s largest fish—measuring more than 40 feet in length—and while they are sharks, they are filter feeders subsisting on plankton and are harmless to humans. From December through March, you’ll also have opportunities to spot whales
in the waters off of Los Cabos. Just as travelers from the United States head to Baja when temperatures drop at home, hundreds of whales winter in the waters around Los Cabos and in the Sea of Cortez. Eight of the world’s 11 whale species, including blue, fin, and humpback whales, can be spotted on excursions. Pelagic Life
is a notable nonprofit offering these types of immersive aquatic excursions off La Paz and helping preserve the biodiversity of Mexico’s open ocean.
After your day on the water, you’ll return for a dinner with a spectacular setting and ocean views. El Farallon
sits beneath the cliffs at the Resort at Pedregal with a large patio overlooking the sea. Chef Gustavo Pinet’s Ocean to Table menu features the best of the fish pulled from the sea each day, with a choice of ceviches, shrimp, octopus, and grilled fish.