For one to truly enjoy the Sea of Cortez they would need to spend as much time off their boat as on it.
I pity the fool who doesn't get off their boat and hike the red rocks in Los Gatos.
It's downright silly to not get off your boat in Agua Verde and hike up and over the small hill, down into an old cemetery and then through town.
You'd be considered crazy to not get off your boat and do one of the two hikes offered by Isla Coronados...either straight to the top of a dormant volcano or hike flat along the waters edge till you hit soft white sand on the beach directly opposite the anchorage. We spent last week in Isla Coronados for Emma's birthday. Because is was her birthday, we didn't hike up to the top of the dormant volcano. We did that last year and she didn't speak to us for 4 hours. This year she chose the easier route...heck, it was her birthday.
Don't like hiking? Fine, grab your snorkel. The snorkeling in the Sea of Cortez is awesome, some of the best on the Pacific coast of Mexico. We've seen 6 foot long moray eels, dozens of different starfish, huge spotted eagle rays and countless fish just yesterday.
We're excited to be making our way up to the Midriff Islands as we end this year's cruising season. Judging by the guidebook we're in for a real treat....anchorages all to ourselves, pale pink mountains, white sand beaches and an abundance of sealife, all waiting for us.
|Friendly game of catch while sitting in floaties|