Float eye-to-eye to gray whales in Magdalena Bay while whale watching, swim with sea lions, and explore the pristine sun-kissed beaches of Baja, Mexico!
Refresh and de-stress the AdventureWomen way, where a bit of pampering, mouth-watering meals, and outdoor adventures are enjoyed with other women who are as enthusiastic about the adventure as you are! Touch down in Mexico and head to Los Colibris Casitas in the heavenly seaside Todos Santos. Set high on a hill, this beautiful property features airy rooms with breathtaking ocean views, while its terraced landscapes and quiet spaces reach all the way down to the shoreline. In the evening, celebrate the flavors of Baja with a spectacular welcome dinner that makes getting to know the women in your group easy.
Over your eight days in Baja, get to know your expert Mexican guide, who will help you learn about local traditions and foods, as well as about the local wildlife and the best way to interact with sea lions underwater. You are also accompanied by an AdventureWomen Ambassador, committed to helping make your experience a fun and personally rewarding adventure, and cheering you on as you reach beyond your comfort zone to take on new challenges in your own unique way!
Your first full day includes an enriching two-part cooking lesson in which you’ll all work together to prepare local dishes for dinner. In the morning, meet with Chef Iker Algorri to learn the traditional method of making tortillas! Finished cooking? Shake off the cornmeal and head to the beach for surfing lessons with the pros on Playa Los Cerritos, one of the best surf breaks in Baja. Later, meet up with Chef Iker on the beach. You’ll help him select fish right from the boats because tonight everyone learns how to make Punta Lobos Fish Stew with the fish you picked and the tortillas you made. Add Chef Iker’s perfected margarita and you’ve got a meal fit for las reinas.
Isla Espiritu Santo and Whale Watching in Magdalena Bay
Sea lions and starlit nights await you on Isla Espiritu Santo, reserved exclusively for AdventureWomen to provide beachside camping where your tent opens right onto a view of the sparkling ocean. Surrounded by the cerulean Sea of Cortez, you and your new friends can stroll the island, kayak the protected blue waters, and master the stand-up paddleboard, then wind down at night counting the stars that swirl overhead. For some real undersea magic, swim with the island’s inquisitive and playful sea lions. You may even have a nose-to-nose encounter!
Depart camp for Magdalena Bay and the warm calving waters preferred by gray whales. Enjoy a day of whale watching from boats that sit low in the water to provide an up-close look at these very gentle giants. February is the best time to be in Magdalena Bay for the largest seasonal migration of gray whales. You might just be able to observe a mother nurse her calf or get a splashy visit from the very curious and carefree juveniles who sometimes even come up to your boat to look at you! Stay in a comfortable camp in a lagoon that is home not only to whales, but to dolphins, sea lions, pelicans, and a variety of shorebirds. From Magdalena Bay, return to Todos Santos for a final Baja sunset over an exquisite group dinner where you and your new friends can reflect on this amazing trip. From surfing and sea lions to camping and cooking, it’s a tropical adventure you’ll always hold close to your heart.
- Interact with the gray whales who migrated 6,000 miles to mate and give birth in Magdalena Bay on the Pacific Ocean
- Get “up close and personal” with a sea lion underwater while swimming and snorkeling in Baja’s warm waters
- Learn how to make delicious Mexican cuisine from a talented Mexican “Maistro” using fresh local produce and seafood
- Get active in Baja with hiking, kayaking, paddleboarding, snorkeling, and Baja-style beach camping experience on a remote beach in the Sea of Cortez
What You'll See and Do
- Swim with Sea Lions
- Whale Watching