On the Road to La Sirenita
Sunday, April 29, 2018
La Sirenita is a hidden beach near Costa Palmas that any visitor to Baja must experience. For the journey, plan on leaving Costa Palmas around 7 or 8 am to arrive at the final destination, Los Arbolitos, by 10 am. Remember, as the day goes on, sometimes the winds pick up – so the earlier, the better.
Our day’s adventure begins by passing by Cabo Pulmo.
First Stop, Cabo Pulmo
One of only three living coral reefs in all of North America is located just miles from Costa Palmas. The Cabo Pulmo reef is approximately 5,000 years old and was established as a proteced marine reserve in 1995. In 2005, UNESCO recognized it as a World Heritage Site, meaning Cabo Pulmo is considered an area of outstanding international importance and therefore deserving of special protection.
Cabo Pulmo features 8 separate sections, or “fingers” of the reef: four close to shore and the other four out in the bay. The reef begins just a few meters off the coastline, which makes Cabo Pulmo an extremely appealing diving and snorkeling location. Commecial and and sport fishing are banned.
The waters of Cabo Pulmo are teeming with vibrant marine life, including: sea turtles, dolphin, parrot fish, angelfish, damselfish, mobula rays, sharks and whales. Large tropical schools of fish provide impressive parades of color for those who explore this incredible reef.
Next, Playa La Sirenita
Known as the “Dinosaur Egg Beach” or, “Los Chopitos,” Playa La Sirenita can only be reached by kayak, boat or from a walking path from Los Arbolitos. The white-sand beach is ever-so-gently speckled with tiny rocks and features protected waters that provide the ideal location for snorkeling around the rocks just offshore. At Playa La Sirenita, many set up a beach camp, enjoying one of the existing palapas and the calm, lapping sea waters. Snorkeling is ideal alongside the beach.
Just a short hike is required to get from Los Arbolitos to La Sirenita beach, which is at the southernmost point of Cabo Pulmo Bay. The gentle hiking trail mirrors the bay’s coast and takes less than 30 minutes; ideal for meandering and enjoying the spectacular views. The flat terrain and the brief walk lead to one of the most gorgeous beaches on Baja.
Once at La Sirenita beach, explore the astonishing rock formations and stunning Baja scenery. A favorite among many, the beach is postcard-perfect – unspoiled, untouched and unbelievable.
Allow the Aventura Team to assist you in planning your exploration of the incredible beaches of the Baja. Don’t forget to pack your snorkeling gear!