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San Ignacio Lagoon
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San Ignacio Lagoon

San Ignacio Lagoon (Laguna San Ignacio) is a large lagoon located in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur, on the Pacific coast of the Baja California peninsula. It lies within the Vizcaíno Biosphere Reserve, and is the largest of the three lagoons on the peninsula. The lagoon is approximately ten miles long and two miles wide, with an average depth of six feet.

The lagoon is home to an abundance of wildlife, including gray whales, dolphins, sea lions, and over 200 species of birds. It is also a popular destination for sport fishing, with a variety of species including yellowtail, grouper, and marlin.

San Ignacio Lagoon has a rich history. It was first explored by Europeans in the 16th century, when the Spanish explorer Sebastian Vizcaíno visited the area. In the 18th century, the lagoon was used as a refuge for whalers and pirates. In the 19th century, the lagoon was used as a base for whaling expeditions.

Today, the lagoon is a popular tourist destination and is home to several eco-tourism projects, such as whale watching, bird watching, and sport fishing. Additionally, the lagoon is part of the Vizcaíno Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

San Ignacio Lagoon is a unique and beautiful area, and its importance to the history and ecology of the region cannot be overstated. Its rich biodiversity and historical significance make it an essential part of the Baja California peninsula.

Excursion tips for a day in San Ignacio Lagoon

As a tourist in San Ignacio Lagoon in Mexico, there are a variety of activities to enjoy on a day trip. These include:

1. Whale watching: San Ignacio Lagoon is one of the best places in the world for whale watching, as it is home to a large population of gray whales.

2. Bird watching: The lagoon is also a great place for bird watching, as it is home to a variety of species.

3. Kayaking: Take a kayak out on the lagoon and explore the surrounding area.

4. Fishing: Fishing is a popular activity in the lagoon, and you can catch a variety of species.

5. Hiking: Explore the surrounding area on foot and discover the unique landscape.

6. Swimming: Take a dip in the lagoon and cool off in the refreshing waters.

7. Shopping: Visit the local markets and pick up some souvenirs.

8. Cultural experiences: Learn about the local culture and experience the traditions of the area.

9. Dining: Sample the local cuisine and enjoy some delicious seafood.

10. Stargazing: The night sky in the lagoon is incredibly clear, making it the perfect spot for stargazing.

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The climate in San Ignacio Lagoon

San Ignacio Lagoon in Mexico experiences a hot and humid climate throughout the year. During the summer, temperatures range from 25°C to 35°C with high humidity. Winters are mild, with temperatures ranging from 15°C to 25°C and lower humidity levels. The spring and autumn are generally warm and dry, with temperatures ranging from 20°C to 30°C. Rainfall is generally low throughout the year, with the highest amount of precipitation occurring during the summer months.

Cruise weather for San Ignacio Lagoon

Our weather forecast for San Ignacio Lagoon 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
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 23.1 °C
min: 19.3 °C
20.2 m/s
26.3 m/s
24.6 %
12.3 m
87.4 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 24.4 °C
min: 19.8 °C
21.6 m/s
28.1 m/s
21.8 %
18.9 m
79.7 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 25.1 °C
min: 20.7 °C
21.6 m/s
28.4 m/s
27.2 %
24.2 m
73.7 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 26.3 °C
min: 21.4 °C
21.6 m/s
27.7 m/s
19.0 %
24.1 m
69.5 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 25.5 °C
min: 21.2 °C
18.7 m/s
26.3 m/s
14.6 %
24.1 m
73.0 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 24.3 °C
min: 20.7 °C
18.7 m/s
25.6 m/s
15.2 %
24.1 m
79.4 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 23.6 °C
min: 20 °C
18.7 m/s
25.9 m/s
16.4 %
24.1 m
83.3 %
1,009 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 31.3 °C
min: 19.1 °C
24.8 m/s
23.0 m/s
44.3 %
24.1 m
71.8 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 35.9 °C
min: 23.2 °C
28.1 m/s
26.6 m/s
55.5 %
24.1 m
41.6 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 37.6 °C
min: 22.5 °C
19.1 m/s
32.0 m/s
6.3 %
24.1 m
35.6 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 38.0 °C
min: 20.8 °C
25.2 m/s
38.9 m/s
0.4 %
24.1 m
39.3 %
1,010 hPa
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 37.5 °C
min: 19.3 °C
22.0 m/s
32.8 m/s
32.0 %
24.1 m
44.0 %
1,009 hPa
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 38.3 °C
min: 20.8 °C
25.9 m/s
26.3 m/s
32.0 %
24.1 m
40.3 %
1,009 hPa
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 31.9 °C
min: 23 °C
17.6 m/s
19.1 m/s
59.3 %
21.5 m
45.4 %
1,011 hPa
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 33.9 °C
min: 26 °C
28.1 m/s
33.5 m/s
48.4 %
22.6 m
50.4 %
1,012 hPa

Cruises to San Ignacio Lagoon

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