|2007||Extended||To include the Islas Marietas National Park and the Archipelago de San Lorenzo National Park|
|2007||Boundary change||To include the Islas Marietas National Park and the Archipelago de San Lorenzo National Park|
|2005||Inscribed||Reasons for inscription|Ashley Waddell (United States of America):
Visit the Gulf of California's crystal-clear waters and you'll thank God you learned to swim. You won't know which way to look as hundreds of fish species swim around you, going about their day in this sunny stretch of water.
Bring your sunscreen -- we were sunburned even through the t-shirts we wore snorkeling -- and watch out for sharks; this is prime habitat for both hammerheads and great whites. You'll be grateful you took the plunge, though, and we recommend camping on one of the islands rather than staying in La Paz or (God forbid) one of those tourist traps like Cabo San Lucas.
Date posted: June 2006
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