Ensenada la Grande has three lobes and we anchored in the Southernmost. This is probably our favorite anchorage so far in the area. Extra fun because of the excellent company we had in Navigo and Camanoe.
We did both hikes from that area with the main hike from the beach being our favorite. A lot of gorgeous desert scenery and every time you turned around you had a perfect postcard window of the anchorage.
Hiking up the arroyo was also fun – an arroyo is a rocky ravine. The hike in the arroyo was scrambling and it felt good to be hand and foot climbing on rocks again. At the top of the arroyo the caves were fun but the arroyo itself was the best scenery. Not surprisingly it reminded us heavily of Utah/Colorado/Nevada.
We didn’t take our camera with us when we went snorkeling but the entire Northern edge of this anchorage was fantastic snorkeling, our best so far in Mexico. Lots of coral, drop off walls and boulders to swim over. The visibility is less perfect than it was last month but still good.