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Old 07-10-2021, 07:25   #1
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Howdy all...
I'm considering re-locating a boat (seasonal) to the Gulf and have driven to Guaymas and San Carlos.
Now I've booked a flight and hotel to La Paz, mid October... with the intent to scout, listen and learn the ways of cruisers.
Thoughts?
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Suggestions?
Thanks in advance fer constructive input... the rest, take a hike
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Old 07-10-2021, 07:42   #2
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The "Gulf"? Do you mean the Sea (of Cortes)?

Probably you need to provide more clarity/detail as to what you are planning and asking.
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While I've never been in Guaymas or San Carlos, I have many years of experience in La Paz. The town itself is great. Many great restaurants and shops and bars. Plenty of parts availability too.

I have always kept my boat in Marina De La Paz, in fact I'm heading back there in November. The marina is safe and well maintained, with helpful staff. The locker rooms are clean and the docks have security cameras. The best part is all the liveaboards. It is really a small neighborhood. You will make lots of friends here.

The local islands are simply amazing, with three islands within a couple of hours of the the marina. You can venture farther north and hit a number of additional islands and anchorages on the peninsula. The fishing and diving are amazing, with clear and warm water most of the year.

If you do relocate down there look me up. M/V Ansedonia in Marina De La Paz.

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Agree La Paz BCS is a wonderful place. We spent much of 2 cruising seasons there, based at Marina Palmyra, which we very much liked.

Still not clear as to what OP is asking.
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Good morning again...

Thank you M/V Ansedonia

The Gulf of California is also known as... drum roll please...
The Sea of Cortez!

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The "Gulf"? Do you mean the Sea (of Cortes)?

Probably you need to provide more clarity/detail as to what you are planning and asking.

It's also known as the Gulf of California.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_of_California
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Mardi gras in La Paz is out standing!
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Howdy all...
I'm considering re-locating a boat (seasonal) to the Gulf and have driven to Guaymas and San Carlos....
Seasonal? Does this mean you plan to relocate in and out seasonally?

Assuming you are coming from somewhere up the West Coast I think you'll find that returning every year with the seasons will be quite an undertaking. Most folks keep the boat in Mexico year around. Some leave the boat during the off season but few relocate the boat each year.

You find La Paz is much more suited to spending time in town and socializing with the other permanent cruisers there but farther up the sea (Guaymas and San Carlos) are somewhat closer to the better cruising grounds (in my opinion) and I find the constant social aspect of La Paz a bit smothering and the crowd “cliquish” (mostly they’ve been there a while).

But the marine services are good.
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La Paz is cool great sea food and cathedrals.
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"Seasonal? Does this mean you plan to relocate in and out seasonally?"

Seasonal for me... not for the boat...

Assumption is correct.

"You find La Paz is much more suited to spending time in town and socializing with the other permanent cruisers there but farther up the sea (Guaymas and San Carlos) are somewhat closer to the better cruising grounds (in my opinion) and I find the constant social aspect of La Paz a bit smothering and the crowd “cliquish” (mostly they’ve been there a while)."

Thank you for the "meat and potatoes", this is the type of opinions I'm looking for!

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