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Five easy pieces

by Capt. Pat Rains 4 Feb 2018 07:58 UTC

Between La Paz and Puerto Escondido are a handful of rewarding winter stops.

La Paz is a beautiful historic port city and the capital of Southern Baja. It's a lovely elongated beach resort at the southeast end of the Sea of Cortez. For yatistas (recreational boaters), La Paz offers so many nautical services — five full-service marinas, five haulout and repair yards, many chandlers — that nearly 6,000 liveaboard boaters from the U.S. and elsewhere have made it their homeport away from home, staying for months and even years.

Since La Paz is the Gateway to the Sea of Cortez, what follows are what I call "Five Easy Pieces," small and remote but rewarding stops that should be part of any cruising itinerary between La Paz and Puerto Escondido. Yacht services are available on both ends, but not in between. Yet, I consider this remote 115-mile stretch to be the most interesting cruising grounds on the Pacific side of Mexico.

Each of the Five Easy Pieces has overnight anchoring potential during winter cruising season, when prevailing conditions are from the north. Boaters who watch the weather can plan to spend at least a few days to a week or more in each place. I've included a few intermediate or alternate stops too.

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