I went down the west coast, around the capes. over to Mazatlan and North to San Carlos
. I summered in San Carlos
, sonora and sailed the Sea of Cortez
for 6 years and loved it. Every year I would cross from San Carlos to the Baja
, and planned to go south to puerto villata and points south, but never got below la Paz
. We just enjoyed the Sea of Cortez
side of the Baja so much.
San Carlos is a popular summering port because there is a big storage
yard there Marina SECCA which is inland almost a mile, it is out of the hurricane
zone, and meets the insurance
requirements of being north of 27 north during the hurricane
and dockage is limited for multihulls however and many (especially the bigger ones) go further east to Guamas. Guamas is a bigger city, more traditionally Mexican, is a commercial fishing
port, and the storage yard there has been dirtier and less attractive, but the city is undergoing a complete waterfront makeover, and may be completely different by the time you would want to go there.
It's a good ride going down the west coast of Baja as the current
runs north to south at about 2 knots, the winds are out of the North and the sea the same. It's a bash going back however and many (as I did) elect to truck back rather than sail.