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September 6th, 2010
Bird Watching in Baja: Fall Season

Whether you sit under the thatched palapa on the wildlife-viewing deck with binoculars and bird guidebook in hand, sipping a “Royal Margarita,” or prefer to stalk your viewing prey among the reeds and waterways of the lagoon, bird watching at Posada la Poza is so spectacular that you won’t stop tweeting about it.

How many different avians will you see today? More than 90 species have been spotted here, on the grounds of this inn on the Tropic of Cancer in southern Baja. Why are there hundreds of birds here, splashing in the water and swooping through the air, at any given time? Sweet-water springs surface here forming a small lagoon and lush, verdant natural setting that is like a magnet for fowl.

If you head to Baja between September and December, expect to see diverse bird life at Posada La Poza because autumn is prime bird-watching season. And for guests who come during the fall months this year, the inn will be providing complimentary use of binoculars and a field guide on the region’s birds.

Posada la Poza is a charming, yet sophisticated, inn with eight beautiful rooms and suites, a gourmet restaurant emphasizing fine organic ingredients, a wine cellar with the most extensive list anywhere of Baja wines (notably the acclaimed wines of the Valle de Guadalupe), and a large rooftop deck for wildlife viewing or just enjoying the spectacular panoramas of coast and Pacific Ocean over lunch or drinks. Try the incredibly refreshing Royal Margarita, the inn’s signature cocktail, a blend of tequila, lime juice and Cointreau with champagne floated on top. In addition to bird watching, there is great whale watching here too during the winter and spring migrating seasons when pods pass along the seemingly endless stretch of uninhabited beaches here.

Posada la Poza is located in the quaint artists community of Todos Santos, which is about an hour north of Cabo San Lucas. Swiss owners Juerg and Libusche Wiesendange infuse impeccable European hospitality and service standards into the Mexican charm.

Rates are from $140 and include full cooked-to-order breakfast.
Contact Posada La Poza at (direct-dial from the U.S) 011-52-612-145-0400 or reservations@lapoza.com

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