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The low california peninsula

Designated as "The Pearl of Mexico" by John Steinbeck in his famous novel "The Pearl".

It is called "the pearl" of Mexico, it is the capital of Baja California Sur, overlooking its wide open bay on the Sea of ​​Cortez facing the Espiritu Santo Islands classified by UNESCO as World Biosphere Reserve .

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A stone's throw away, towards the south of the city of La Paz, the site of Bahia Balandra offers its large almost deserted dream beaches bathed by turquoise and transparent waters and its imperturbable sun.

In this exceptional place, equipped with a simple mask and snorkel, one can practice the snorkeling and observe the numerous species of multicolored fish or paddle with two or solo on board a kayak in calm and calm waters.

Santa Rosalia (Mexico) and its Church built by Eiffel.

The whole world knows the Eiffel Tower, but few French people know that a small town on the Baja California peninsula in Mexico has a church designed by Gustave Eiffel. A little history

The city of Santa Rosalia, was created by French in the late nineteenth century on the peninsula of Baja California., It is there, along the Sea of ​​Cortez and the Gulf of California, that one day, copper veins were discovered in 1865.

The city of Santa Rosalia, was created by French in the late nineteenth century on the peninsula of Baja California., It is there, along the Sea of ​​Cortez and the Gulf of California, that one day, copper veins were discovered in 1865.

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Subsequently, El Boleo, a French mining company interested in this discovery, obtained in 1885 the license to exploit the copper mines against the commitment to employ Mexican workers in the region and build a new city with a harbor as well as public facilities.
This is how Santa Rosalia was born, which today has nearly 20,000 inhabitants.

Santa Rosalia is for the travelers a city step not to be missed, during a road trip in the South of the peninsula.

Swim with whale sharks in the Sea of ​​Cortez.
An unforgettable experience

Snorkeling with whale sharks in the crystal clear waters of the Gulf of California is one of many activities you can do with an experienced local guide during your stay in Baja California.

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With nearly 15 meters long, weighing more than twelve tons, the whale shark is the largest fish in the world. Devoid of all aggression for man, this giant of the seas is completely harmless and can easily be approached safely.

Baja California, an incredible region of Mexico, little known by travelers

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This tongue of land stretching over 1300 km, from Tijuana in the north to Los Cabos in the south, is accessible by a single route, the Transpeninsular, which takes place over 1700 kms.It allows to discover spectacular sierras culminating in more 3000 meters and immense deserts sheltering large protected and protected wilderness, vertiginous canyons and countless sinuous tracks lined with giant cacti.

One of the largest biosphere reserves on the planet with 25,000 km2

Its Vizcaino biosphere reserve, located in the central desert in the heart of the peninsula, one of the largest on the planet with 25,000 km2, contains nearly 5000 varieties of plants, most of which are endemic.In this dense vegetation and atypical, there are no less than 110 species of cactus often spectacular size including the famous cardoon cactus that can measure up to 17 meters high.