About Espiritu Santo

  • Is the 12th largest island in Mexico (83km2 / 31 sq ml)
  • Characteristic desert landscape with red and black volcanic cliffs and turquoise sea.
  • It was declared World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve by the UNESCOin 1995
  • Is also known as “The Galapagos from North America” due to the amazing biodiversity
  • It is home for more than 200 species of fishes and 40 of birds.
  • Is the only known habitat for 38 unique species of fauna and flora
  • It was created 5 millions of years ago by the same tectonic forces that ripped Baja peninsula from the continent.
  • There is evidence of pre-Hispanic occupancy by the Pericú people, extinct in the 18th century
  • The legend says that the name Holy Spirit was inspired by the rock formation that looks like a face “The Mask
  • In 1890, the first pearl oyster farm in the world was stablished there by Gaston Vives.