Whale watching begins in January and lasts till early April in the lagoons of Ojo de Liebre and San Ignacio. You can snorkel with playful sea lions from Bahia Asuncion year round and visit the islands on a nature tour. The sport fishing is best from mid August-February which is when the yellowtail show up and possibly tuna, wahoo and dorado in warmer years. But one can catch world class calico bass and bottom fish year round. Shore fishing is excellent with the halibut coming in May and yellow fin croaker and corvine year round. The scuba diving is also spectacular with healthy kelp forests, wrecks and pinnacle mounts to dive.
There are many charter operators in the region to choose from. Remember you will need a Mexican fishing license and a Biosphere Reserve daily permit if you go out in a boat. Many operators provide these.
Sea kayaking and kayak fishing is very popular particularly around the islands.
There are many surf breaks in the region and great waves for boogie boarding too.
Mountain bike trails are exceptional in the whole region and there are countless roads for exploring on ATV’s and hundreds of miles of pristine beaches to enjoy.
Festivals are also an important part of life in the ‘Real Baja’ that is this region. Equine races and surf contests are held throughout the year, and little San Ignacio even gets into the fiesta spirit at the end of July, when they celebrate their patron saint.