Swimming with Sea Lions in La Paz, Mexico
On Thursday January 30th we headed out of Los Frailes for La Paz. As we adventured north, up the Sea of Cortez, a beautiful sunrise greeted us. We pulled into Marina CostaBaja that evening after 110 miles of travel. We had dinner at Barcaccia a great Italian restaurant on the edge of the marina. The next morning we headed out to swim with the sea lions at Isla Los Islotes, a small rock island with sea lion rookeries. Swimming with these acrobats was amazing, they played with you as if they were puppies. The sea lion pups were the most intrigued with you, while the females were only slightly interested. The dominate male swam by once or twice and triples the size of a adult female, which can get up to 700 lbs. We spent over 4 hours in the water with these guys and it is a memory we will never forget.