The Sea of Cortez is located between the Baja Peninsula and mainland Mexico and is one of the youngest and most fertile seas on earth.
The peninsula was formed approximately five million years ago when part of the Earth’s crust separated along the San Andreas Fault drifting in a northwesterly direction away from mainland Mexico. After colliding with southern California, an ocean basin was formed. This basin is known today as the Gulf of California or more commonly referred to as the Sea of Cortez.
Left in the wake of the collision was an explosion of natural geological wonders; a group of desert islands.
The area has remained uninhabited, spellbinding and timeless. This amazing Galapagos typesetting plays host to some of the rarest and most beautiful marine life on earth and offers an amazing environment for swimming, snorkeling, diving, kayaking, and hiking.
On the Sea
(North of La Paz) Baja Mexico
The only civilization since 1530 to occupy this proposed 5,000 acre territory in Guaycura(Waicura) were a native people of Baja California Sur, Mexico, occupying an area extending south from south of Loreto to Todos Santos.
Over the following century and a half, they had sporadic encounters with maritime expeditions on the peninsula's coasts. Jesuitmissions that drew some of their neophytesfrom the Guaycura included La Paz (1720), Dolores (1721), Todos Santos (1733), and San Luis Gonzaga (1737).
The Guaycura were implicated in the ill-fated Pericú Revolt against the Jesuits in 1734, and they underwent a steep demographic decline during the second half of the eighteenth century.
The entire civilization was probably extinct culturally by around 1800.
On July 15, 2005 the islands of the Sea of Cortez were declared a World Heritage Site by the United Nations.It is home to thousands of species of marine animals and is the reason why Jacques Cousteau called this sea “The Aquarium of the World”.
G U A Y C U R A
(North of La Paz) Baja Mexico
Located on the Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California) in Baja California Sur, Mexico, Jacques Cousteau called this sea the “Aquarium of the World” and “the Galapagos of North America”. Without a doubt, he was absolutely right!
Our playground give divers the opportunity to view an amazing diversity and abundance of marine life to include whales, dolphins, sea lions, whale sharks, manta rays, along with a spectacular array of fish and invertebrates. The Gulf is one of the most bio-diverse seas on earth. It is home to thousands of species of invertebrates and high traffic area for migration patterns of larger species. It offers some of the rarest and most beautiful marine life encounters on earth.
In the areas diving (the southern Sea of Cortez) a year round water temperature of 20°- 25° Celsius (70° to 80°F) can be experienced in the first 10 meters (30’) of water. These temperatures support the warm tropical waters that come in from the South Pacific.
Below the 10 meter (30’) depth, seasonal water temperatures are generally as follows:
- Winter/Spring (Dec. – April) – Water temperature drops to 10 – 15° Celsius (50–60°F) freezing out the tropical waters.
- Spring/Summer (May – July) – The water temperature rises during this time, and the thermo clines can be found deeper. Water temperatures can change gradually from a surface temperature of 22° Celsius (75°F) and plunge to 14° Celsius (60°F) at 20 meter (60’) depths. This is considered cold water diving requiring 4 – 6mm wetsuits.
- Late Summer/Fall (August – November) – The water temperature is 25° Celsius (80°F) to depths of 20 – 35 meters (60 – 100’). This is prime time for diving with tropical water temperatures. Divers require a 3 – 5 mm wetsuit.
Because of the plankton-rich waters seasonal variations in the plankton concentration can be experienced in unmistakable layers or masses. As a general rule, visibility in May/June is 10 – 13 meters (30’ – 40’) and, later in the season, October/November visibility is 27 – 35 meters (80’ –100’).
One can usually expect calm seas and minimal distance between dives. While most of the diving is considered moderate, there are places suitable only for advanced divers.
Tropical storms may occur during summer and fall, similar to that of the Caribbean. They generally occur from mid-September to mid-October.
G U A Y C U R A and its waters tend to be protected from storm swells by the peninsula land mass to the west and the larger islands to the east. Air temperatures cool at night often requiring light pants and a jacket. The hottest months are August/September.
The start of the winter season brings with it the north winds and rough seas making sport diving undesirable.
The season for scuba diving is May – November.
One can take time to hike on desert island trails and explore the surrounding geology, meander through mangrove lagoons bypanga, kayak along pristine shorelines and stargaze into the night.
It is a world of a different time, place and rhythm, giving you an opportunity to encounter an amazing diversity of marine life. Imagine diving with sea lions, snorkeling with whale sharks, exploring a seamount with circling hammerhead sharks while watching a giant manta ray glide by.
Approximately 100individual residential units placed throughout 5,000 acres of untouched, uninhabited coastal aqua clear waters lapping at white sand beaches on the Sea of Cortez, and North of La Plaz in Baja Mexico.
YEAR AROUND CLIMATE
Weather mild 12 months of the year average 85 to 90 degree highs and 55 degree low.
Residential units to be constructed to accommodate an ecologically sustainable environment, so that surrounding eco system remains intact as well as continues to thrive amidst a conscientiouslyeco occupied community.
Purchase price AVG $100,000.00 per unit
Residential units approximately 1500 sq’
All facilities solar generated such as solar cooling – solar appliances –
Eco sustainable toilet facilities
Units to be constructed with minimal excavation or land disturbance.
Construction of (1) Clubhouse that will maintain the following:
Make Guaycuras Your home.