I did the haha last year. I stayed in Cabo San Lucas for 2 nights and then left that madness for Puerto Los Cabos.
I (solo) anchorage hopped north with easy daysails/motor-sails: San Jose to Frailles, Frailles to Muertos, Muertos to Bonanza, Bonanza to La Paz. Wind (under 16 knots) was generally on the nose except Bonanza to La Paz.
are protected, quiet, beautiful & worth stopping for a while. They gave me a taste of why I sailed south: relaxing, quiet & beautiful.
My suggestion is: don't skip these beautiful anchorages
and it also helps to break the speed-sail & destination
mentality. Remember, the journey is as important as the destination
I'm commuter cruising out of La Paz (Costa Baja) since last year and loving it. Love small, empty, beautiful, quiet anchorages. Not sure when or if ever--I'll burn out the areas around La Paz north to Loreto. (Told my wife, not sure when or if ever, I'll bring the boat back to SoCal)
The most important thing I've learned this last year... Taking my time---Enjoying my sails/motor-sails, enjoying the anchorages, leaving timelines back in the states
Still haven't decided when I'll ever make it over to the mainland...Still so many places I haven't seen or anchored at!
PM me if you want more info/current experiences.