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Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California The site comprises 244 islands, islets and coastal areas that are located in the Gulf of California in north-eastern Mexico. The Sea of Cortez and its islands have been called a natural laboratory for the investigation of speciation. Moreover, almost all major oceanographic processes occurring in the planet’s oceans are present in the property, giving it extraordinary importance for study.

from Everything Everywhere Travel Blog

UNESCO World Heritage Site #153: Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California


Cabo Pulmo - once again under threat from developers (please read)

from Budget Travel

12 Beautiful Beach Town Bargains for Fall

From Cape Cod to the Great Lakes, from Southern California to the Gulf of Mexico, America’s beaches stay open long after the summer crowds have gone home. It’s the same sun and surf—oh, except that you've got some elbow room and hotel rates have come back down to earth!

from Culture Trip

Top 10 Beautiful Spots To Visit On The Baja California Peninsula

from USA Today

Snorkeling in the Gulf of California

Snorkeling in a UNESCO site! The Gulf of California, sometimes also known as the Sea of Cortez, is the body of water found between Baja Peninsula and the west coast of the Mexican mainland. The gulf is renowned for the diversity ...