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This site is located in the Gulf of California between Baja and the Mexican mainland and comprises 244 islands, islets and coastal areas. The area is a natural laboratory for speciation and oceanographic processes. Species diversity is enormous with almost 700 vascular plant species, almost 900 fish species, 39% of the world’s total number of species of marine mammals and a third of the world’s marine cetacean species. The site is one of exceptional beauty with rugged islands, high cliffs and sandy beaches. The clear water and diversity of marine life make the region an excellent spot for diving.

UNESCO World Heritage Site

Location: Mexico

Travel to Gulf of California

Organised group tours: Click here to see 5 tours to Mexico which may include Gulf of California.

Further Exploration for Gulf of California

Lonely_Planet Baja California & Los Cabos

Baja California & Los Cabos

Aug 2007 (7th ed.), 308 pages


Frommer's Los Cabos and Baja

Los Cabos and Baja

Dec 2011 (4th ed.), 224 pages