20. February 2020

«DOLCE FAR NIENTE»

Playa Pilipas: Our home for 3 days!

On February 12th, 2020 we said goodbye to Puerto Escondido and the friendly staff in the marina. (We will probably think back sometimes about the wood-fired pizza, the hot shower and the office space with a view of the harbor!)

The route to the Pacific side of the peninsula was rather monotonous. We were glad when we were able to turn off to Cancún, at the coast, shortly after Santa Rita. Cancún? Yes, because there is a small fishing village on Baja California that bears the same name as its big sister on the Yucatan Peninsula. We camped on the beach, which we only shared with oystercatchers and pelicans. (It’s just a shame that the fishermen leave everything they no longer need at the beach – from plastic baskets to nylon nets and plastic bottles!)

The next day we reached La Paz, the capital of Baja California Sur. We did some shopping, refueled and drove to Pichilingue on the coast. (From here leave the ferries to Mazatlán and Topolobambo – but we didn’t want to go there yet!) A few kilometers further we came across a beautiful place in the dunes. It is situated ten meters above the turquoise blue water of a bay that bears the name Playa Pilipas. A place to stay for a few days and enjoy life. That’s what we did!

PS: On February 14th, 2020, at 8:30 p.m., the Baja Ferry with Sascha and Rita on board steamed past. They were on their way to Mazatlán, on the mainland. ¡Buen viaje, amigos!