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Sea of Cortez

Sea of Cortez ~ (Pacific Mexico) 

Itinerary #1: Puerto Vallarta to Acapulco 

Day 1 – Arrival into Puerto Vallarta, locally referred to as P.V., a cosmopolitan town made famous by Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor during the filming of “Night of the Iguana”. The older section of P.V. still retains its quaint cobblestone streets and local donkey traffic while the newer section of town is now lined with 4 & 5-Star luxury hotels. 

Day 2 – Cruising south to Mazatlan, you will have the opportunity to experience an overnight run to Punta Careyes and Bahia Tenacatita. Once you arrive there the shallow coves are warm and the water very beautiful. Your crew will launch the water sports equipment and everyone can have some exercise before a carefully planned dinner, prepared by your private chef onboard your yacht. 

Day 3 – Cruise onward to Barra de Navidad after experiencing another round of water sports. Situated on a large protected lagoon, this unique and small fishing village has recently undergone a flurry of investors which includes a luxury resort and a marina. 


Day 4
– Enroute to Manzanillo, we’ll stop for the night at Las Hadas, a world famous resort. The building structures rise up from the beach as if they were part of a Moorish fantasy movie setting. You can visit the colonial city of Colima, located approximately one hour away from Manzanillo. 

Day 5 – We are heading for Ixtapa today, a resort region which draws over 400,000 visitors annually. In Ixtapa, you will have unlimited shopping - whether you are looking for local craft items, that special bottle of Tequila or the latest fashions in numerous trendy boutiques. There are two golf courses in Ixtapa for those who simply must play a round or two of this addictive sport. One of the courses was designed by Robert Trent Jones.  Before arriving in Ixtapa, we will anchor for lunch in Bahia Petucalco which is an excellent for water sports and fishing. 

Day 6 – Explore Ixtapa and its neighbor Zihuatanejo, a genuine Mexican small town with an economy based on fishing. Zi (Zee) as the native’s call it was put on the map by Morgan Freeman and Timothy Robbins as the Mexican town where they met after prison in the “Shawshank Redemption”. There are many casual open-air restaurants and the local native marketplace runs for several streets in all directions is filled with vendors selling all sorts of Mexicana. Make sure to take a trip to the Museo Arqueologico de la Costa Grande. 

Day 7 – Early departure for Acapulco which is 70 miles away. This is a great time to enjoy a full day of fishing enroute. Bahia Acapulco is an enormous sheltered pool of the Pacific which gave rise to Mexico’s original resort city. This city dresses up after dark when the nightclub and cabarets open featuring everything from traditional dances and salsa to North American disco. 

  

 

Itinerary #2:  La Paz to Puerto Escondido 

DAY ONE
Upon boarding your charter yacht, the crew will be awaiting for you with a Welcome Cocktail. Once on board you can go to Mogote, a peninsula in front of the port where you can admire a birds sight and enjoy the night with an on board dinner. 

 

DAY TWO
Depart for Espiritu Santo island, known for the existing contrast existing between the red color of the volcanic rocks and the turquoise blue from the sea. This is a virtual paradise to be discovered from a  kayak or snorkeling. Separated by a narrow water channel next to the Espiritu Santo Island, you will find Isla Partida. This is an easy place for safe anchorage and affords guests the opportunity to discover its magnificent sea life. Exploring this island and the surrounding of Los Islotes Island that is home to one of the Sea Lions colonies is indeed a sight to admire. Have dinner onboard and anchor for the evening at Isla Partida.

 

DAY THREE
Breakfast on board and then we will make our way to Isla San Francisco which was once the homeland of gold miners and pearl prospectors. The rocky colored and inclined cliffs are the characteristics of the landscape in this place. Yet to be explored is Bahia Amortajada which has a beautiful lagoon where it is possible to practice snorkeling or kayak along the reef. It is a perfect place to admire large flocks of pelicans taking the afternoon sun and soaking in the lagoon waters. Anchor here for the night. 

DAY FOUR
Sail to San Evaristo, a quaint little town that is established close to a series of salt water ponds. Along this shoreline runs a beautiful beach and it is the perfect spot for a beach BBQ. Spend the night at anchor in San Evaristo. 


DAY FIVE

Today we travel north to Agua Verde where it is recommended by the captain as a good secure anchorage to spend the afternoon and evening. Here you’ll find the most spectacular waters from the Sea Of Cortes with a magnificent panorama of scenery where the dusk marries with the colors of the bay. Take a walk into the small town to discover the richness of the Mexican culture ashore or while the sun goes down you can enjoy this phenomena while on board your yacht enjoying a chilled glass of champagne. 

 

DAY SIX
After breakfast, we will raise the anchor and go to Isla Montserrat where there are beautiful beaches and it is a perfect place for snorkeling, swimming and all water sports. Close to this island you’ll find more small islands such as Isla Carmen with ghost towns like Bahia Salinas, once the home of an abandoned factory. There is also a church, schools and houses. Further down the coast, explore the great caves located along the sea. 

DAY SEVEN
At the end of the week after having such a great natural experience we will arrive at Puerto Escondido, B.C. where you’ll be taken to Loreto’s Airport for your departure home. 

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