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Magdalena Bay

Magdalena Bay is a large bay located on the western coast of Mexico in the state of Baja California Sur. It is situated between the towns of Santa Rosalía and San Carlos, approximately halfway between the Gulf of California and the Pacific Ocean. It is the largest bay in the state, measuring roughly 60 miles long and 10 miles wide.

The bay is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including numerous species of fish, dolphins, whales, and seabirds. It is also a popular destination for recreational activities such as fishing, sailing, and kayaking. The bay is a designated Ramsar wetland site, offering a unique habitat for many species of migratory birds.

Magdalena Bay has a long history. It was first discovered by Spanish explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo in 1542. In the 19th century, the bay was a major hub for the fishing industry, with many small villages and settlements built along its shores. During the Mexican Revolution, the bay was the site of a major battle between the forces of Pancho Villa and the federal troops of Venustiano Carranza.

Today, Magdalena Bay remains an important part of the local economy. It is a popular tourist destination, with many resorts and hotels located along its shores. The bay is also a major source of seafood, with a variety of shrimp, crab, and other shellfish harvested from its waters.

Excursion tips for a day in Magdalena Bay

As a tourist in Magdalena Bay in Mexico, there are a variety of activities to enjoy in a single day. Here is a list of some of the most popular things to do:

1. Explore the mangroves and wetlands of the bay by kayak or boat.
2. Visit the nearby San Ignacio Lagoon to observe the gray whales in their natural habitat.
3. Go fishing in the bay and catch a variety of species including grouper, snapper, and triggerfish.
4. Hike through the nearby Sierra de la Giganta mountain range and admire the spectacular views.
5. Enjoy a beach day at the nearby Playa Santispac and lounge in the sun.
6. Explore the nearby town of San Carlos and sample some of the local cuisine.
7. Take a tour of the nearby Isla Magdalena and its wildlife refuge.
8. Take a boat tour of the bay and admire the diverse wildlife.
9. Visit the nearby San Ignacio Mission and learn about its history.
10. Take a snorkeling or scuba diving trip and explore the underwater world.

Experience Magdalena Bay with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Magdalena Bay. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Magdalena Bay

Magdalena Bay in Mexico has a tropical climate with warm temperatures year-round. In the summer months, temperatures range from 24-30°C with high humidity and occasional rain showers. In the winter months, temperatures range from 21-26°C, with sunny days and cool nights. Spring and autumn are generally mild, with temperatures ranging from 19-28°C. The bay is also exposed to occasional tropical storms during the summer and winter months.

Cruise weather for Magdalena Bay

Our weather forecast for Magdalena Bay helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Feb. 21st 2024 Feb. 21st 2024 max: 18.6 °C
min: 17 °C
28.8 m/s
33.1 m/s
48.3 %
20.2 m
80.8 %
1,021 hPa
Feb. 22nd 2024 Feb. 22nd 2024 max: 19.4 °C
min: 17.6 °C
28.4 m/s
31.7 m/s
75.7 %
23.8 m
81.0 %
1,018 hPa
Feb. 23rd 2024 Feb. 23rd 2024 max: 20.1 °C
min: 18.2 °C
22.7 m/s
24.1 m/s
85.8 %
24.2 m
81.3 %
1,014 hPa
Feb. 24th 2024 Feb. 24th 2024 max: 20.1 °C
min: 18.6 °C
18.4 m/s
21.6 m/s
47.3 %
24.1 m
82.4 %
1,014 hPa
Feb. 25th 2024 Feb. 25th 2024 max: 19.5 °C
min: 18.1 °C
20.5 m/s
24.8 m/s
38.8 %
24.1 m
84.8 %
1,016 hPa
Feb. 26th 2024 Feb. 26th 2024 max: 19.3 °C
min: 18 °C
22.7 m/s
30.2 m/s
74.0 %
24.1 m
84.5 %
1,016 hPa
Feb. 27th 2024 Feb. 27th 2024 max: 19.4 °C
min: 18.1 °C
26.3 m/s
36.0 m/s
76.0 %
24.1 m
81.7 %
1,016 hPa
Feb. 28th 2024 Feb. 28th 2024 max: 21.7 °C
min: 16.3 °C
22.7 m/s
35.6 m/s
96.7 %
24.1 m
69.3 %
1,014 hPa
Feb. 29th 2024 Feb. 29th 2024 max: 22.7 °C
min: 16.3 °C
22.3 m/s
20.9 m/s
59.7 %
24.1 m
67.5 %
1,014 hPa
Mar. 1st 2024 Mar. 1st 2024 max: 23.2 °C
min: 16.5 °C
21.6 m/s
20.9 m/s
29.7 %
24.1 m
59.6 %
1,015 hPa
Mar. 2nd 2024 Mar. 2nd 2024 max: 24.4 °C
min: 15.8 °C
23.0 m/s
22.7 m/s
36.1 %
24.1 m
62.1 %
1,015 hPa
Mar. 3rd 2024 Mar. 3rd 2024 max: 23.4 °C
min: 17.5 °C
14.8 m/s
14.0 m/s
99.8 %
24.1 m
57.5 %
1,014 hPa
Mar. 4th 2024 Mar. 4th 2024 max: 22.5 °C
min: 16.8 °C
25.6 m/s
27.4 m/s
81.5 %
24.1 m
67.5 %
1,016 hPa
Mar. 5th 2024 Mar. 5th 2024 max: 23.8 °C
min: 15.7 °C
27.7 m/s
29.2 m/s
97.6 %
24.1 m
65.3 %
1,017 hPa

Cruises to Magdalena Bay

Would you like to travel to Magdalena Bay on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Magdalena Bay.

Scheduled ship calls in Magdalena Bay, Mexico
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Dec. 9th 2024 Monday, 9th of Dec. 2024 MS Zaandam 10:00 am 01:00 pm
Mar. 24th 2025 Monday, 24th of Mar. 2025 MS Zaandam 10:00 am 01:00 pm

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