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Where is the Sea of Cortez

DESTINATION | Published on 18/03/2022
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Dive into the Sea of Cortez in Mexico and live your most adventurous life! On the west coast of Mexico, you’ll find some of the most attractive tourist destinations. The Sea of Cortez is one of the premier diving spots that offer a plethora of marine life and creatures in its pristine and clear waters. As a result, people have called it the “Aquarium of the World”. Many people travel from around the world in search of unique experiences and that's why they visit Los Cabos, Mexico.


Where is the Sea of Cortez?

The Sea of Cortez, also known as the Gulf of California, is nestled between Mexico’s mainland and the Baja California peninsula. It has about 37 islands that were formed during an era of frequent volcanic activity. This exquisite body of water is home to migratory species like the blue whale, shark whale, humpback whale, and some of the world’s largest and most majestic creatures. The gulf is a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site. As a result, many organizations work assiduously to preserve it. Home to over 2,000 species of marine life and more than 900 species of fish, the Sea of Cortez is one of the richest bodies of water, even though, it is considered one of the youngest seas in the world. 


The Tourist Corridor

Before the 1974 completion of the trans peninsular highway, this was a destination of the truly hardcore fisherman. Nowadays, this popular destination hosts many vacationers from around the world, including famous celebrities. The 18-mile Cabo San Lucas Tourist Corridor connects San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, as well as Tourist Corridor beaches.

Along its shores, you’ll find some of the most beautiful beaches and the best places in Los Cabos. Some choices of popular beaches include El Tule Beach Cabo, Playa Chileno, Playa Santa Maria, Playa Costa Azul, Monument Beach, and more. There must be a reason over 3 million people visit Los Cabos each year. Some of the most impressive all-inclusive resorts on the Sea of Cortez are located in the corridor.


Attractive Tourist Destinations along the Sea of Cortez


La Paz is the capital city of Baja California Sur, a destination where you will find many beach towns and colonial towns with a spectacular view of the Sea of Cortez. At the southern point of the peninsula, find Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo, and other attractive tourist destinations and beaches that contrast with desert landscapes and mountains.

Along the shores of the Sea of Cortez, you’ll be able to enjoy both El Tule Beach Cabo and a view of Land’s End. Imagine that beauty? When you stay at an oceanfront suite at Villa La Valencia Beach Resort and Spa, you’ll literally be on the sandy shores of El Tule. This secluded stretch of white sand beach is ideal for a relaxing stroll, whether at sunrise or sunset, the views are incomparable.

Find many luxury resorts on the Sea of Cortez and enjoy the eastern Pacific Ocean.A signature landmark of Los Cabos is El Arco or The Arch of Cabo San Lucas in a region called Land’s End. These rock formations were created from the rough winds and seas of the southern Baja Peninsula. And Land's End is where the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean come together.

Things to do along the Sea of Cortez

The Sea of Cortez is loaded with many interesting things for you to see and do! Scuba diving and snorkeling are some of the best activities to get started with. You’ll be able to witness the world under the ocean in an entirely magical way! Additionally, it’s recommended to kayak or paddleboard around the area and explore the seaside and its marine life.


The Sea of Cortez has countless other activities such as fishing tours, glass-bottom boat rides, private sailing excursions, dinner cruises, wakeboarding with dolphins, whale watching tours, and more. It’s easy when you book an all inclusive resort and get the best tour recommendation from your concierge. The possibilities are endless!

So, now that you know the answer to: “Where is the Sea of Cortez?”, the next question is: Are you ready to dive into the adventure of a lifetime?

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