While writing my recent article about our trip to Queretaro, I realized that I probably should have broken our trip up into a few smaller articles that were easier to read and followed my well-established pattern of being short and concise.
Well, I’ve learned my lesson, and to prove it, I’m dedicating an entire post to our recent trip to Isla Coronado (Coronado Island) located in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur.
First things first. This is the part of the post where I stick in an interactive map so that the geographically-challenged readers can see where Isla Coronado is located.
Just to be clear, I’m not making fun of anyone. Linda will tell you that I’m one of the most geographically-challenged people she’s ever met. I often get lost making my way back to the table at a restaurant after going to the bathroom.
Quick tip: Just keep zooming out until something looks familiar:
Booking the Tour in Loreto
We’re currently staying in Loreto and we booked a four hour tour around Isla Coronado for about $45 USD a person. That included drinks and a box lunch. There were only two other guests on the small boat, so it felt like a private tour.
We booked it at a tour office a few blocks from the Malecón, but you can easily find a tour just by walking down to the marina and asking around.
Dolphins, Turtles and Sea Lions…Oh My!
Our boat tour took us around the island where we were greeted by a pod of dolphins that seemed to enjoy swimming around the boat and jumping through our wake.
We saw sea turtles swimming by and large numbers of blue footed boobies gathered on the tops of the tall rocks and cliffs. We were hoping to see a whale but we were told that although there are a few out there, the best time to see them is in March.
As we made our way around the island, the sound of sea lions grew louder until we were able to see a large group of them sunning themselves on some volcanic rocks. It was an impressive sight and not something that we ever see where we live in the Riviera Maya.
After a couple of hours on the boat, the captain stopped on a small sandy beach on the island and we ate our ham and cheese sandwiches. The water was beautiful but a little too cold for our liking so we only put our feet in.
We really enjoyed the four hour excursion and we highly recommend it.
Here are some pics we took along the way:
Let’s Wrap This Up
We realize that a large number of our readers only follow our blog for our more technical and informative articles about moving to Mexico. If you’re one of those folks, don’t worry. We’ll be back to writing those types of articles in a couple of weeks when we wrap up our one-month trip to explore new areas of Mexico.
Thanks for your patience, and until then, we hope you enjoy our brief attempt at being travel bloggers.