The Baja California peninsula is a mosaic of high ranges, desert regions, coastal lagoons, beaches, mangroves, and other interesting and important ecosystems. Today we took the opportunity to visit Punta Los Gatos, a beautiful peninsular location between San Jose Island and the Loreto National Marine Park. As a backdrop for our activities (snorkeling, kayaking, standup paddleboarding, and hiking), there was the magnificent scenery of La Giganta mountain range with all its colored layers of volcanic sediments. Formed by the erosion and sedimentation of andesite and rhyolite, both volcanic rocks, the intense, pink sandstone structures are one of the main attractions of this location. On the rocky beaches and in the desert, we found a number of different animals and plants species that are representative of the great biological diversity of the area.
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