Ensenada la Grande

Ensenada la Grande

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.

Ensenada la GrandeEnsenada la Grande

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.

  Hike at Ensenada la Grande 

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.


  1. Could you please reply to this comment with GPS coordinates for Ensenada la Grande? Sounds very interesting. Group of 10 of us will be in Sea of Cortez sailing on a charter in April and I'd like to check this out.

    I've followed your blog since you PM'ed me in Cruiser's Forum a while ago on a post I made after chartering to Desolation Sound. Or you could PM to krafthaus on Cruiser's Forum with GPS coords.

    Enjoy your blog very much! Thanks.

  2. Glad to help point you in that direction!

    If you go to our map here:

    (that map is the link on the upper right of our blog "where are we NOW")

    It has everywhere we anchored in the area including Ensenada La Grande which shows as:
    24-33.66N / 110-23.80W

    Let us know if you go!

  3. Very Nice! Thanks for the info and Merry Christmas & a Great 2012 to you.



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