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Seven Crown Hotel Malecon

Seven Crown Hotel Malecon

4 star hotel
Alvaro Obregon 1710, esq, Lerdo de Tejada, Lerdo de Tejada,, La Paz, B.C.S. 23000, Mexico
55 rooms
FREE Internet

The Cortez Club

5 star dive center
Offsite (Free pickup) Show address

Km. 5, Carretera a Pichilingue, La Paz, B.C.S 23010, Mexico

Resort Highlights

  • Mid-sized oceanfront hotel in La Paz, Baja California
  • Right on the promenade, panoramic views of the bay
  • Seasonal grey whale watching - multiple whales right next to your boat!
  • Chance to see hammerheads, dolphins and sea lions
  • Visit Espiritu Santo Island (inside the world's largest marine reserve)
  • Top floor restaurant with open air seating, local Mexican cuisine
  • Surfing, golf, horseback riding, kite surfing 
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Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation terms

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 55% (downpayment)
  • 75 days before trip start: 45% (balance)

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 5% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 23 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 23 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Seven Crown Hotel Malecon

Resort Description

Seven Crown Hotel Malecon is a mid-sized, oceanfront hotel in La Paz, Baja California. 

This hotel offers direct access to the promenade and stunning views of the bay. During your stay, you'll have the chance to see humpback whales, orcas, whale sharks, hammerheads, sea lions, dolphins and more! 

Rooms are furnished in a crisp, minimalist style and come with cable TVs, free WiFi, air conditioning and a phone. Other amenities include a swimming pool, top floor restaurant with open-air seating and a business center. 

The staff are on hand to help you arrange any land or sea activities, including Espiritu Santo Island (home to the world's largest marine reserve) and seasonal gray whale watching.

 

 

Best dive sites in Baja California Sur

The Socorro Islands, or Revillagigedos Islands, are firmly located in liveaboard territory. These uninhabited volcanic islands provide some seriously adventurous diving. Vast schools of hammerhead sharks congregate here. Giant mantas with “wingspans” of up to 6 metre/20 feet are regularly encountered and Galapagos and whitetip sharks are possibilities on any dive. One particular spot here, Roca Partida, is a seamount reaching to within 3 metres/10 feet of the surface. Its walls plunge nearly straight down to the abyss and it’s a great place for huge tuna, and even humpback whale and whale sharks in season. Pelican Rock, near Cabo San Lucas, has something for divers of all abilities and is readily accessed from town. From a shallow sandy bottom in 5 metres/15 feet, divers can head down the gorgonian encrusted wall and spot myriad parrotfish, angelfish and more on their way. Sharp-eyed divers may find frogfish and lobsters hiding in the crevices and schools of jacks and rays often pass by. Sea lions, whitetip sharks and sometimes manta rays and whale sharks visit Pelican Rock, which hosts a staggering array of marine fauna for a dive site so close to town. Marisla Seamount, or El Bajo, is about 13 kilometres/8 miles northeast of La Paz. Here a series of three underwater peaks rise to within 18 metres/60 feet of the surface. This is a dive for the experienced, but those who make the effort may well be rewarded with the world’s signature schooling hammerhead dive. The hammerheads cruise clockwise around the peaks for as yet unknown reasons. The region also attracts massive schools of amber jack and tuna with occasional whale sharks and manta rays putting in appearances. Los Islotes, lie just off the north tip of Isla Espiritu Santo, close to La Paz, these small islands attract huge schools of sardines, which in turn keep the main attraction, California sea lions, well fed and happy. A colony of more than 200 of these pinnipeds is resident here and the dive is famous for the interaction between the sea lions and the divers who visit them. The sea lions are playful and inquisitive and usually put on a great aquatic ballet. While a playful fin nip is about as exciting as it usually gets, bull sea lions can be protective, and aggressive, during mating season. La Bufadora, on the Pacific coast in the northern reaches of the Baja Peninsula, has been a popular dive site for decades. Dramatic walls, caves and arches are covered with an intense variety of invertebrates making this a paradise for the macro photographer. Nudibranchs, tunicates, sponges, gorgonians and anemones compete for every available space. There’s also a sea lion rookery and a must see blowhole to while away the surface intervals. While shore diving is possible here, the entry is relatively challenging and the better sites are more easily reached by boat. Punta Concepcion, is a short boat ride from Mulegé on the central shore of the Sea of Cortez. The diving here is characterized by boulder-strewn bottoms, which create fissures and crevices that harbor a variety of angel and butterfly fish species and provide a substrate for a diverse array of invertebrates. Moray eels lurk under the rocks and divers occasionally encounter sea lions and larger pelagic species.
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Snorkeling in Baja California Sur

While not as popular as on the Caribbean side of the country, snorkeling is possible in Baja California Sur. Throughout the Sea of Cortez, you’ll find operators willing to take you snorkeling with sea lions. Snorkeling tours are also offered in colorful and fish-filled Santa Maria off the coast of Cabo San Lucas.

What to see

Known for its pelagic encounters, Baja California Sur is home to a wide range of dolphins and whales as well as 850 species of fish. From massive humpback whales to tiny seahorses, your logbook will be full and happy after a dive from Baja California Sur.

You might see hammerhead sharks in the Sea of Cortez or hear a variety of whales including humpbacks in the Pacific Ocean. You can also find starfish, angelfish and wrasse of various shapes and sizes throughout the region. Down at the tip of the peninsula as well as near Socorro Island, you might be lucky enough to run across whale sharks and manta rays, in the correct season. Finally, the sea lions in Los Islotes and nearby are a delight to all who dive with them.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • Only PADI 5* Dive Center in Baja California
  • 12 fully equipped dive boats moored on the private jetty
  • Classroom with LCD projector and air conditioning
  • Diver's Bar and Restaurant
  • Photography and video service 
  • Chance to see sea lions, humpbacks, whale sharks, orcas, manta rays and more!

Description

The Cortez Club is the only PADI 5* Dive Center in La Paz, Baja California. 

Established in 1995, The Cortez Club is an experienced diving, sport fishing and water sports center. Enjoy time spent whale watching, swimming with whale sharks or exploring one of the 13 nearby dive sites.

The boats are moored on the private jetty and all equipment is prepared, rinsed and stored on your behalf. The dive center boasts a Sunset Bar, for enjoying a drink post-dive. 

The main dive center is based at La Concha Beach Resort, with an additional center at Costa Baja Resort & Spa. 

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DIVING SERVICES

PADI® Courses Available

  • Project Aware Specialties
  • Refresher Dive
  • Open Water (Referral)
  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Divemaster
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Underwater Videographer
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Drysuit
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Other Specialties

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Filling Station

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • House Reef
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Center

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star

Dive boat facilities

  • Tea And Coffee
  • Ladder
  • Custom Built
  • Drinking Water
  • Shaded Space
  • Seating Area
  • Surface Interval Snacks
  • Toilet

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Sunset Cruises
  • Island Hopping
  • Cultural Excursions
  • Nightclub
  • Jet Skiing
  • Hiking

Food & drink

  • A La Carte
  • Alcohol

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Garden
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests

Great for families

  • Kids Pool

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Discover
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Sports & Watersports

  • Waterskiing
  • Football (Soccer)
  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Kite Surfing
  • Windsurfing
  • Surfing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Tennis
  • Pool/Snooker
  • Golf (Close By)
  • Cycling

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

How to get there

Arrival 

  • The best airport to fly to is Manuel Márquez de León International Airport. 
  • From the airport, you should catch a taxi to the resort.
  • The journey will take around 25 minutes by car. 
  • Check in time is 2pm. 

Departure

  • Check out time is 12pm. 
  • Upon check out, the resort staff can assist you in calling a taxi. 

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