A Journey to Revillagigedo Island, Mexico – by Jorge Macías
When we think about Los Cabos, the first things that come to our minds are the white sandy beaches, luxurious resorts, world-class spas, fine dining restaurants, and later as in many other parts of the world, the booming Real Estate market. And we can not blame the destination for the fame it has acquired over the years. It has been a response to the wants and needs of the people who come here.
Our little piece of paradise has so much more to offer besides the impressive architecture and breathtaking sunset views over the ocean, just like the one we have from The Cape Residences. Of course, it is great to have a place where you can take some time for yourself and indulge your senses, but we do not stop there. After what we have gone through in the past couple of years, I find more and more people in their quest to find a place where they can enjoy life with all the comfort and convenience a city can offer but at the same time a place where they can be in touch with nature and little things, not so little anymore.
From a wide range and everyday activities such as feeling the sand on your feet, and walking the dogs during sunset, to more committed activities like surfing the great waves we have all around the place. And even the weekend trips to famous hiking trails to the waterfalls, off-roading, and ocean safaris where you can experience real bliss connecting with nature and wildlife you have never seen before.
Over a month ago I got the opportunity to embark on a long-awaited adventure to the Revillagigedo Islands, around 250 miles south of Cabo. It was a rough trip crossing the Pacific Ocean to get there but after the first immersion, it was all worth it. I was admiring the white tips sharks when in the distance we saw a huge shade swimming toward us; it was a giant manta over 16 feet long. I swam to have a closer look at this majestic animal for a couple of minutes and after realizing I was not by her side anymore, she turned around to come back to me, this time, she was getting closer to have a better view of me, truly a magical experience I shared with Dorothea. The name with which she was baptized by the first diver who encountered her.
It was a week full of emotions and passion shared by an incredible group of wildlife and ocean enthusiasts, we got to meet several giant mantas, car-sized tunas, jacks, and different kinds of sharks such as white tips, silver tips, tiger sharks, silky sharks and a huge school of hammerheads. On our last day, we found a pod of dolphins, and after the interaction, our group came to the realization that it was them who found us. It was a special moment to see this pod in the liberty of the vast sea come to us in awe and curiosity.
Revillagigedo is an inspiring place, protected natural area since 1994, it was included as a Natural World Heritage site by UNESCO and Mexican National Park in 2017. The magic of the archipelago relies on being a protected area, key for the biodiversity we can find.
As humankind develops we should protect the already worn-out environment. Every action we take has an impact on our beloved home, the Earth.
It is important to connect with nature but at the same time protect it. According to some research, people who consider themselves more connected to nature are happier and feel their lives are worth it. There is no need to get involved in complex activities, even the smallest action counts. The more small actions we take, the more time we will have in our little piece of paradise.
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