Baja California Sur Mexico
In modern days Magdalena Bay has become a must do adventure mecca for those who recognize the rare beauty and pristine areas of Baja California and her 150 miles or more of estuaries beauty on the eastern shore of the Pacific Ocean. Her seemingly endless system of mangrove estuaries offers residence to a diversity of birds and animal life. It is a fact, “One of the highest quality outdoor recreational eco tourism Mexico has to offer, bounds in Magdalena Bay…
She is indeed unparalleled with the annual migration of grey whales mating and birthing their young side by side with the occasional Blue and Humpback Whales are often within her confines. Whatever pleasure you, kayaking, camping, hiking, dune climbing, sun bathing, or just finding your thoughts, It awaits you!”
As you view the magnificence Bay for the first time one can only imagine the overwhelming sense the accomplishment felt by Fransico De Ulloa the Spanish explorer and his crews rounding Isla Magdalena into ( MagBay ) For the first time , ( c1539-1540 ) Ulloa was been dispatched with a fleet of three small ships from Acapulco in July of 1539 by the Spanish conquistador ” Hernan Cortez” His charge was to explore the Pacific coast . It was on this voyage that Ulloa sailed in named the Gulf of California ” The Sea of Cortez “. Hence his discovery of not only Magdalena Bay but also indeed the entire Baja Peninsula.
Magdalena Bay, Baja California Sur was not always coveted as a premier ecological crown. Sailors and nations of the world have long sought the safety and location of her waters for their own purposes, as early as 1868, the United States had leased and established a ” Coaling station ” in her waters. That lease and request for permanent leased were ultimately terminated around 1907.
In 1902 and 1903 both Germany and Japan had sought to establish naval bases in the Bay as well in 1908 16 American battleships anchored in the Bay and carry out gunnery practice. Additionally, according to historical reports, During and just prior to World War II. The Japanese navy used the bay as a hiding place for their Navy’s submarines by submerging during the daylight hours.