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Coronado Island

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In the municipality of Tijuana is a group of four small Islands in the Coronary called Coronary the North, South, Coronary, Coronary Center and the Pilon de Azucar. This archipelago is located off the Northwest coast of the Mexican state of Baja California, a few dozen kilometers from the Bay of San Diego. The island is uninhabited, however one of them are placed houses for the military detachment and a few caretakers who look after order in the territory entrusted to them. On the Islands it breeds in several colonies of rare birds, so they can rightly be called a kind of reserve. In addition to various birds (gulls, cormorants, pelicans, petrels), on the coast of the island of Coronado to see sea lions and sea elephants. It is also home to 10 species of reptiles.

The history of the Islands of Coronado rich in events. They were discovered in September 1542, Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo. In 1602 Sebastian Vizcaino gave them the name Four Coronado. Since then, they have changed their name. They were called Bishops, Sarcophagi, Islands of the Dead, Corpus Christi, the island's mummies, etc. nowadays, this archipelago is sometimes poetically called "Sentinels of the Bay of San Diego."

During the prohibition in the neighboring United States the enterprising American Fred Hamilton and businessman from Tijuana Mariano Escobedo received a license to open a casino on Coronado island South. The casino was created in the format of the yacht club and lasted until 1934 when Mexico banned gambling. In 1935, to save the investment in construction of casino funds, the investors announced the Coronado island South of the tourist area and tried to get people here. They offered good music, dance evenings, great fishing, great food and a network of Hiking trails for walks in the fresh air. Unfortunately for casino owners, this program has not worked, and there was little, so they went bankrupt. Now the building of the casino hotel are the representatives of the Navy of Mexico.