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Sea of Cortez

This destination has a truly remarkable body of calm water and is distinguished by its incredibly diverse array of marine life, pristine beaches, and unique geology both in and out of the water. Often called the “Aquarium of the World,” the Sea of Cortez is one of the premier diving sites on the planet. It’s also a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Sea of Cortez (also commonly called the Gulf of California) is a marginal sea of the Pacific Ocean located between Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula and the country’s mainland. The total coastline of the Sea of Cortez is approximately 4,000 kilometres (2,500 miles) and its total surface area is approximately 160,000 square kilometres (62,000 square miles).