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The weather in Los cabos

The weather in Los cabos is near perfect, with more than 300 sunny days and average temperatures of 80° Fahrenheit (27° Celsius). In summer, from June to September, temperatures can reach up to 91° Fahrenheit (33° Celsius) but the low humidity and the sea breeze keeps a comfortable weather.

The weather in Los Cabos is generally dry and sunny all year. Conditions can vary greatly depending on location, time of day and proximity to the desert or the sea. For example, the Pacific Ocean side of Cabo San Lucas weather often is 41° cooler than the downtown area and the marina, which are covered by Pacific breezes by hills.

San José del Cabo, at the sea Cortés, just 20 miles northeast from Cabo San Lucas is a few degress warmer.
Spring is the driest season. Almost every year there is no rainfall from March to June. Winter blends imperceptibly into spring and temperatures increase gradually as summer approaches.

Mission San José del Cabo Añuití

The Mission San Jose del Cabo Añuití was the southernmost of the Jesuit missions that were established during the colonial period in the history of Mexico in the territory of Old California, for the current state of Baja California Sur. The mission was dedicated to St. Joseph, and was built on the site that called Añuití Pericues. Today, part of the town of San Jose del Cabo (Baja California Sur).

The mission was staffed or funded its construction by Villapuente Marquis de la Peña (born in 1670 Muriedas, Santander, and died at the Imperial College of the Jesuits, 1739 Madrid, Spain), was built by Father Nicholas Tamaral and missionary Visitor Jose Echeverria (1730).

Initially the mission was built with fragile materials near the beach and later changes the location to a site further from the coast (13 miles), the site now known as San Jose El Viejo. Los Cabos region forms the southern peninsula of California, and was quite a site visited by Spanish and English sailors nearly two centuries before the establishment of Añuití mission, which also involved the settling of the natives Pericues.

In 1734 the Mission was the scene of the call Pericues Rebellion began in the region of Los Cabos by Indians against the Jesuit priests. As a result, was tortured and murdered Tamaral, Carranco Lorenzo had the same luck.
Mission in Santiago de los Coras Anini-and the mission of San Jose, destroyed. Between 1735 and 1736, the venue was moved near the coast, but with the category of mission visit Anini and also erect a Spanish presidio. Later on (1753), the mission was transferred back inland. After the expulsion of the Jesuits in the late eighteenth century, was in custody Añuití Dominicans.

Gray whales

In 1979 the federal government declared Laguna San Ignacio as gray whale national shelter.
During the summer, gray whales live in the cold waters of the Bering and Chukghi Sea, in winter it frooze, forcing the whales to seek warmer sites. In reaching its final destination, the coast of Baja California, the whales travel nearly 6213 miles in six months, following a parallel route to the coast to the lagoons of Baja California, where they breed. Every year tens of calves born in Mexican waters, the process is extraordinary: the first to arrive are the pregnant females, followed by the remaining females first and then the fertile youngs. After the females are adult males and calves arrive at the end. With winter breeding season ends and the whales return to the feeding areas, following the same order as on arrival, but now accompanied by calves born in the season.

Females reach up to 49 feet long; the males are slightly smaller on average reach 45 feet. Newborns are about 16 feet and weigh around 1102 pounds.
The gray whale predators are orcas or killer whales, large sharks and humans, although hunting is illegal. At present, where whales are concentrated breeding purposes are: Laguna Ojo de liebre, San Ignacio Lagoon, Estero Bay Lopez Mateos and almejas bay.

Getting there

The lake is 36 miles from downtown San Ignacio and 395 of La Paz, transfer to the estuary from La Paz, lasts 8 hours.
The distance by road between Los Cabos and San Ignacio is 595 miles.

Activities

The observation of whales is only possible during December to March. In some parts of the lagoon you can go fishing and diving. You can also fish in Punta Abreojos and right there in the field to admire explore petroglyphs and cave paintings. Very close to San Ignacio is the Vizcaino Desert, known for its dunes, mirages, cactus forests and mist.
In the town of San Ignacio there are recreation centers, sports and parks, in late July, the Feast of San Ignacio (St. Ignatius), patron of the town. Further afield, in the Bay of San Ignacio (punta pequena) you can test your skills at surfing and windsurfing as the site offers good waves.

Visiting hours are from 8:00 to 16:00, from december to March. We recommend the services of expert guides.