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Discover the magnificent variety of marine life directly from the luxurious Costa Baja Resort & Spa on the Baja peninsula, gateway to the Sea of Cortez, a marine reserve like no other.

This luxury resort is located on the coast of the Sea of Cortez, a short drive from downtown La Paz, overlooking its marina and private white sand beach. To the north lies the island of Espiritu Santo, a marine reserve with amazing wildlife encounters to be experienced.

The well appointed and spacious rooms and suites offer marina or mountain views and feature private balconies, modern facilities and amenities including complimentary WiFi internet access. Resort facilities include multiple dining options, three swimming pools, a fitness centre, kids’ club, tennis court, water sports activities, marina, spa and a Gary Player signature 18-hole golf course. Diving is operated by the Cortez Club who will pick up and drop off divers and snorkellers from the jetty each day.

Cortez Club

The Cortez Club dive centre is located at La Concha Beach Resort, La Paz, and operates a comprehensive range of diving courses and water sports activities throughout the year. The 5-star PADI Instructor Development Centre (IDC) also caters for technical divers and is both CCR and SCR friendly. Pick up/drop off on diving days is offered at all our preferred accommodations.

The 12 boats operate daily from the private jetty to a number of local dive sites including those around Espiritu Santo Island. Underwater highlights include the colony of brown Californian sea lions at Los Islotes and the schooling hammerheads at El Bajo. Diving is available year round and snorkellers are welcome. It’s possible to book additional dives and whale shark snorkelling encounters in season. Water temperature ranges from 21-25C and visibility from 10-30 metres. Nitrox is available.

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Key info

  • Ideal for:
    • Honeymooners
    • Non-divers
    • Singles
  • Diving suitable for:
    • Beginner
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced
    • Tech
  • Dive boat: Custom dive boat

Dive trips

This accommodation is featured in the following itinerary:

BIG in Mexico

Dive the Sea of Cortez, one of the most biologically diverse places on the planet. Discover the dive sites around Espiritu Santo and expect plenty of large marine life including sea lions, hammerheads and whale sharks.

  • When to go: Sep-Nov
  • Duration inc. flights: 10 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,295 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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Sea of Cortez

Labelled the ‘world’s aquarium’ by Jacques Cousteau, you can expect an incredible marine diversity in this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Famous for its variety of whales and dolphin species, the region is best visited in summer and is best suited to more experienced divers.

  • Ideal for viewing: scalloped hammerhead shark, common dolphin, whale shark, humpback whale, olive ridley turtle
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving, Shark diving, Whales