Recreation along the East Cape is all about getting on, in, or under the sea. Explore miles of secluded white-sand beaches along the Sea of Cortez. Get involved in local sea turtle conservation efforts, or take an an island excursion to see rare birds and marine life. Had enough of the sea? Head into the desert on foot, mountain bike, or horseback. Or plan a multiday back-country camping trip in the Sierra de la Laguna.
In summer or fall, pack your snorkeling gear, rent a kayak, book a day of scuba diving, or charter a sportfishing cruiser. The weather is hot and humid, and winds are typically light. The water is warm, and visibility is optimal this time of the year.
September brings the possibility of hurricanes and many visitor-oriented businesses close for the month. But after the rains, wildflowers and cacti bloom in the desert. On cooler fall and winter days, plan a longer desert hike.
In winter, the wind blows strong and steady out of the north, creating ideal conditions for wind sports, including kiteboarding and windsurfing. Water temperatures drop along with visibility, but scuba diving and snorkeling are possible on calm days. Late fall and winter are also great times for scenic desert hikes. Whatever activity you choose, have a backup plan in mind, in case weather conditions interfere with your first choice.
Search the East Cape directory for outfitters and guided tours, or learn more about one of the featured activities below.
- Boating and Kayaking
- Eco Tours
- Family Fun
- Scuba Diving and Snorkeling
- Wind Sports