San Gabriel

ESPIRITU SANTO

exposed to
Coromuels

 

 

 

mediocre

OK

rugged/interesting

always empty

Caleta de la Isla

ESPIRITU SANTO

exposed to
Coromuels

 

 

 

good

OK

very interesting, some rock climbs

 

Punta Lobos Espiritu Santos good              

El Candalero

ESPIRITU SANTO

exposed to
Coromuels

 

 

 

good

OK

very interesting, some rock climbs

 

Caleta Partida

 Between Espiritu Santo & Partitia

 very

 

 

 

good fair

 excellent & excellent SPF on east side OK

OK

better in Coromuel - can dinghy across isthmus to east side

Ensenda Grande

PARTIDA

exposed to
Coromuels

 

 

 

 fair

 

 

strong winds from shore - many kayakers camped on shore (hundreds of yards away)

Cardonal

PARTIDA

 Good in northerly

 

 

 

 Good in place

 Fair spearfishing

good - cave hike & isthmus hike

better in Coromuel

El Embudo

PARTIDA

exposed to
Coromuels

 

 

 

 

OK

 

strong winds from shore

 Punta La Ballena

 

 good

 

 

 

good

 

 

cool cave

Arroyo Verde Cunnnigham pg 77 good           good camp ground back of beach - interesting green rocks - no chartlet

 Los Pargos

 Cunningham pg 94

 good

 

 

 

good

 

 

 very nice - no boats

The Hook

SAN FRANCISCO

Good / excellent

 

 

 

very good on N side

very good
good SPF on N side

steep climbs in hills
great 360 ° views

crowded at times - lots of Moorings boats

San Evaristo

 

Good / very good

some

 

emergency

very good

SPF best @ Punta Evaristo

a little - steep on east, flat to west

strong winds from mountains at night

Gacetero

San Jose

good

 

 

 

 

 

Very good

 

Punta Ostiones

San Jose

 Good in N wind - secure in NW only

 

 

 

 good

 Poor SPF  good

 

nice dinghy ride into lagoon around the point

Punta El Cobre

 

not very

 

 

 

great

fantastic

lots of desert to roam

wide open N to SE- stayed 22 days & never saw another boat

Los Gatos (Puerto el Gato)

 

Very / open to NW - E

 

 

 

good

Good / fair SPF

desert & mountain - some trails/roads

almost no one there in July can get rolly - watch the reef coming in!

San Marte

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Not a lot but what there is is good

 Use southerly entrance to avoid reef – even if coming from the north

Agua Verde

 

good

most

some

 

 

very good
good

no luck
good SPF

a little - good - 2 miles too village from N cove

you must pick the correct side for the expected wind -  there are two distinct anchorage areas  - no fresh meat  be careful of low flying pangas – lots of them - famous for goat cheese

Candalero Chico

 

 Good – except in N wind

 

 

 

 Good

Very Good SPF

 

Lovely – room for two boats

Honeymoon

Danzante

 Good

 

 

 

Fair

Poor SPF

 

Recommend bow & stern in North lobe

Escondido

 

 great

most

 

yes

 OK – outside

 Poor SPF

 Excellent nearby - difficult - many options

 Nothing to recommend it - very deep anchoring (60') fuel is possible but complicated - Loreto port captain issue  - don't bother unless you need water

Loreto   not in any wind yes yes yes       Port Captain - ATM - Internet

Ballandra

CARMEN

Very good

 

 

 

good - very good outside cove

OK / poor SPF -   very good outside cove

a little / good up to ridge / good to salt mine

open to nightly westerlies - lots of bugs at times
Lots of Chocolates

Southeast

CORONADOS

 good in N

 

 

 

 Fair - very good SE side

Poor SPF

 good on entire island

Micro-clams

Northwest

CORONADOS

 good in S

 

 

 

 Good – strong currents

 Good SPF

 

 

Punta Mangle

 

 Very good in Northerly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Good place to hide from N wind

San Juanico

 

good

 

 

 

very good / good

Fair SPF north of cove

interesting rock formation & apache tears - desert roads

 Much better protection than it appears / rolly in E or SE swell  lots of different anchoring options  - lots of room

Ramada

 

Good- best in southerly – excellent except in N

 

 

 

If calm – very good - good outside cove

Good SPF

desert roads

gets rolly if there is any easterly component to wind / strongly disagree – calm if tucked into the cove

good only in southerlies - small anchorage for fewer than 10 boats

Medano Blanco

 

 OK only in W wind

 

 

 

 

 

 

 large sand dune & red canyon - good overnight stop in settled weather

Punta San Antonio

 

 good holding - 15' 1/2 mile out

 

 

 

 

 

 

 OK stopover while moving up/down the coast – pretty exposed N to East

Los Pilares

 

 poor good good

 

 

 

 Good / fair

good

poor

 

 rolly

Bahia Santo Domingo

 

 only in N or E

 

 

 

 OK

 

 Good views - hills to climb

Wide open N to NE - good overnight before heading N or S watch for rocks on bottom in NE part

Santispac

Bahia Concepcion

 good

yes

 

 

 poor

poor

 

Bus? Or hitchhike to Mulege for food - bus back to boat - taxi is possible - damn hot

Playa  Burro

Bahia Concepcion

 good holding but small

yes

 

Bulk - filtered

 

 

 

water at store damn hot Petroglyohs on the hike across Hiway from Berthas - ice is available

Isla Coyote

Bahia Concepcion

deep & open 

 

 

 

 good good

 

 

 damn hot

Santa Barbara

Bahia Concepcion

 good

 

 

 

 

 

 

 damn hot

 Mulege

 

Open roadstead

yes

 yes

yes

 

 

 

 everything has to be dinghied - can dinghy up the river nice town to explore - easier to get to by road from Santispac than anchoring out and taking dinghy in

Punta Chivato

 

 good in NW
good holding

 yes

 

 

 Very good  fair good

 excellent SPF

 roads & small town

 Gringo community on beach, resort is closed Mooney Base (Jim & Mari) is the shore side cruiser support - call them on VHF 16 rocks on bottom near Mooney Base, resturant@ hotel, tienda in town  - hotel & tienda are open occasionally

Los Arcos

San Marcos

 deep & some big rocks good in S wind

 

 

 

 Great fair good sealions at N point

 good

 Not allowed above beach

 neat caves to explore from the water

Sweet Pea Cove

San Marcos

 good NW to E

 

 

 

good good

good good

 OK

 

Santa Rosalia

 

 2 or 3 if you stay away from fuel barge

yes

yes

yes

 polluted harbor

 good dorado 2 miles off the breakwater

 

 Wonderful town, good provisioning, cheap moorage
”anchorage” is panga freeway

Trinidad

 

 NO ???

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Many have tried it – none have stayed

San Francisquito

 

 Fantastic excellent

 

 

 

 Great  fair

fair

Good SPF

Wide variety of good hikes - there is an airstrip

One of the best in the North Sea- anchor in the "inner harbor" - we had 10 forty foot boats in there waiting out a storm - easy entrance - don't believe Charlie's

Caleta de la Cueva

Salsipuedes

 OK

 

 

 

Very good excellent great

Good - excellent SPF

Limited – small island

Scenic but exposed SW to SE dicey small anchoring area  deep anchoring except right on shore

North Slot

Salsipuedes

 OK good in S wind

 

 

 

Very good excellent

Good excellent SPF

Limited – small island

Scenic but exposed NW to N - use bow & stern if tucked into slot

South Slot

Salsipuedes

 OK good in E or N wind

 

 

 

Very good excellent

Good excellent SPF

Limited – small island - nice but but permitted

Scenic but exposed SW to S - small only five boats if bow & stern

Puerto Don Juan

 

 Great excellent

 

 

 

OK poor

Good poor

Mixed – steep or flat - can hike across to Quemada

Superb clamming, lots of flies on occasion - OK when the wind blows

Pueblo de BLA

 

OK - good holding

yes

yes

bottled

 poor

 

 

Nice village, restaurant, bar, internet, phones - elephantes are an offshore blow (40+ knots) - don't miss the museum - lots of good gringo food in stores

Las Rocas

Smith (Coronados)

Good OK

 

 

 

Very good poor OK

Good poor SPF OK

Very steep

Strong currents

Caleta Ventana

Ventana

Good

 

 

 

Good fair good

 poor SPF good

Mixed – steep or flat - can traverse entire island

Nice island – wind open to Elephantes - DRY

 

Este Ton

de la Guarda

 yes except S wind

 

 

 

 very good

 excellent SPF

 

 wonderful one boat anchorage

San Carlos

 Mainland

 Very

yes

yes

yes

 poor near Maina Real

 poor SPF

 

 Big bay to anchor - hard to find entrance to bay

San Pedro

 Mainland

 good good in N wind

 

 

 

 

 

 yes

 good place to jump off for Baja

 Candaleros Beach

 

 only in S or W wind

 

 

 

good @ Candaleros & pinnacles

good SPF

 

chocolates

 Estanque

Estanque

NO

 

 

 

poor to fair

fair SPF

 

 

 Algodones

 Mainland

 good

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Marina Real is in here

 Las Cocinas

Mainland

good

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 En Media

Espiritu Santo

 

 

 

 

 

 

big cave way back

exposed to Coromuels

 Amortajada

 San Jose

good in SE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 interesting lagoon

 Timbabichi

 

good

 

 

 

 

 

 

windy

Puerto Refugio Isla de La Guarda good       exellent excellent yes many different anchorages to choose from depending on the wind direction
Alcatraz   good       good good good nice beach and large lagoon
Pescador   good - all except SE wind       yes yes yes