MEXICO CITY, September 11, 2023.- Baja California hides natural treasures that will surprise those who dare to explore its beaches. Among these wonders is La Lobera, a spectacular crater that serves as a home for California sea lions, a protected species that is important for the health of its ecosystem.
Located south of San Quintín, La Lobera is a place where the beauty of nature reveals all its glory. From above, this crater, 30 meters in diameter and 15 meters deep, looks like a giant eye overlooking the Sea of Cortez. Its turquoise blue interior contrasts with the rocky shore and offers a panoramic view of a beach covered with sea lions.
During the months of June, July and August, this beach becomes a breeding sanctuary for seals and sea lions. These species, considered “sentinels” of the marine ecosystem, are indicators of its health and are sensitive to changes in their habitat.
If you are a lover of nature and exploration, La Lobera is a destination you cannot miss. The best time to visit is February, when these creatures have their babies, which provides a touching sight. From the viewpoint, you can observe and photograph these animals in their natural environment, as well as have the occasional chance to spot vaquita porpoises, seals and dolphins.
Although strong waves prevent swimming in this area, experienced tour operators offer exciting free diving expeditions with proper equipment and necessary instructions. You can also venture off-road vehicles in the surrounding deserts, explore rock formations and take amazing images from the cliffs near the breaking waves.
La Lobera is a testament to the magnificence of nature and a reminder of the importance of protecting and preserving these habitats for future generations. A trip to this sea lion sanctuary is a unique experience that will connect you with the beauty and biodiversity of Baja California.