Another Sea of Cortez legendary destination is the small bay of Agua Verde. This anchorage has it all, from two well-stocked tiendas, two beach front restaurants, hiking, paddling, and stunning vistas. So popular is this place, in fact, that one of the small cruise ships that takes people on eco tours in the Sea was there when we arrived. Tourists were ferried to and from the beach and paddled the bay in droves of kayaks. They climbed the trails and rode a burro train through the hills.
We dinghied over to make introductions to Glen and ended up spending our first evening aboard Borboleta having cocktails and sharing sea stories. Glen was on his way single handed to Puerto Escondido where he would leave the boat and fly from Loreto to his home in Canada.
We arranged to go to the town the following day to try the beach front restaurant. The dinghy landing was a bit sporting due to a resurgence of swell but we made it and our efforts were rewarded with the best fish tacos we have ever eaten. The menu was simple: fish tacos and rice. The food was cooked to order while we sipped icy beers and we were amazed with the quality and freshness of the food. We enjoyed it so much we ended up returning two more times for more!
We also took the time to wander through town to explore the two tiendas. One even had freezers and refrigerators stocked with meat and cheese. All of the tiny towns we visited operate strictly off the grid. They run everything with propane and solar panels, much like our own tiny home!
During the subsequent couple of days, Glen headed out to make his destination while we hiked, paddled, went tidepooling, and collected photos. We surely understand how this anchorage has gained its fame.
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