Isla San Francisco was our second stop on our passage between La Paz and Puerto Escondido.
It is a small island, with a picture-perfect little bay. We stayed two days there enjoying the beauty of the place.
<This is the third in a series of four posts I have been publishing this week covering our passage between La Paz and Puerto Escondido in Baja California. Click here for the first post on the series>
Isla San Francisco is located roughly 1/3rd of the way between La Paz and Puerto Escondido, on the east coast of the Baja California peninsula. It has a nearly perfect round-shaped bay at its southwestern corner, lined with a white sandy beach, brilliant turquoise waters, sandstone hills on both ends, and the dramatic Sierra de la Giganta on the background.
We dropped anchor early afternoon and the wind was blowing from the Northeast, therefore coming straight from land. As a consequence, the crystalline clear water was still as glass on the bay, making no waves on the beach. It looked like a giant swimming pool.
We spent the afternoon swimming and playing on the beach. The next day we hiked to the top of the hill surrounding the bay. It was a steep climb, but we were rewarded by stunning views, as the pictures will attest. That night, we received our Coastal Drifter friends for dinner on Pesto. On the menu, our signature Carbonara Pasta.
We left early morning of the third day, en route to cover the 40 miles that separate Isla San Francisco from Puerto Los Gatos – our next stop.