For me, the bay of Puerto Escondido has been the most beautiful place we have stayed on this journey to date. Picture this.
<This the first in a series of posts I will be publishing this week about the three weeks we spent at Puerto Escondido, Baja California. Click here to access the first post>
Starting with the bay itself. Being connected to the sea by a narrow passage, it looks almost like a salt-water lake. There are small sounds on its East and Northwest sides, each with a mini mangrove and brilliant green shallow waters.
But what gives magic to this place is the background. The bay is located at the footsteps of the Giganta mountain range – towering rocky formations, in a multitude of layers of different colors and shapes. It is truly dramatic.
The bay is also home to a thriving fauna – fish in particular. At night, we would hear the splashes of fish jumping out of the water. And during the day, schools of flying fish would cross the calm waters of the bay.
Nearby, there is the picturesque Isla Danzante, with the scenic Honeymoon Cove. We visited there with our dinghies for a hike with spectacular views. Stay tuned for the update tomorrow.
4 Replies to “The hidden jewel”
Oh, you just reminded me (i forgot to mention) a sweet day hike into a short canyon there at the Giganta. Waterfalls, pools…”hidden” little paradise. I hope someone mentioned it to you and you found it. Nice memory. Thank you for the reminder.
Hi Jon, the group we were with did that hike, and took Paulo with them. They said it was great indeed !
Nice place, and plenty of other cruisers. I feel like more safe when I can see other boats around mine. Pure psychological, but it woks for me.
When we made our decision to stay in Puerto Escondido, there were perhaps 15 boats already there. A few days later, this number increased to 40. It was in fact reassuring to see all these other boats seeking shelter in the same place as we were !
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