By all accounts, Mexico’s Sea of Cortez is a boating paradise, a 570-nm-long warm-water cruising ground filled with marine life and some 100 uninhabited islands, often surrounded by white beaches with nary a soul in sight. The question is not whether to go there or not; it’s really how long to spend once you get there.
This story from Sea magazine suggests an answer, saying it takes seven months to sample everything the Sea of Cortez has to offer. Why rush? You need to avoid the hurricane season in summer, but otherwise just relax and enjoy yourself.
Sea suggests you start in November, in Los Cabos, once you’ve cruised down the outside of the Baja California peninsula and want to rest and re-provision. Then you can follow this seven-month itinerary, until at the end of May you have to decide whether to stay and put the boat in a hurricane hole, head south down the coast of Mexico, or turn around and go back home (against the prevailing wind and current) to San Diego.
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