As flowers know, warming temps are a cue to step out of winter hibernation and stretch into spring’s return. But rather than simply soaking up the rays of sunshine, why not make the most of the season by getting outside and exploring? Whether you’re savoring wildflower blossoms in the Alps or ogling fall foliage on the other side of the equator in Patagonia, many of nature’s glories are at their finest in March, April, and May. With the season’s dazzling backdrop, now is it the time to prepare to venture out on these eight coastal and mountain adventures.
SNORKEL WITH SEA LIONS IN MEXICO
La Paz, Mexico
The seas surrounding Espíritu Santo are teeming with life: More than 890 fish species and representatives of some 40 percent of all marine mammal species flourish in these tropical waters off the Baja Peninsula. To swim and snorkel among the underwater inhabitants of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, join Baja Adventure Co.on a 30-minute boat ride from La Paz. Year-round, snorkelers can explore kaleidoscopic coral reefs and stretch out on talcum-soft white sand beaches.