Thanks to a multi-year dredging project, Baja California’s Marina Puerto Escondido is now capable of welcoming more power megayachts and sailing superyachts.
Marina Puerto Escondido sits 140 miles north of La Paz, on the Sea of Cortez. The region attracts both cruisers and sportfishing enthusiasts. Notably, the late Jacques Cousteau once termed the Sea of Cortez the Aquarium of the World due to its biodiversity. Besides these benefits, the marina is in proximity to a number of anchorages, some being quiet. Additionally, Marina Puerto Escondido is easy for owners and guests to reach. It’s a 20-minute drive from a private FBO.
While the marina originally opened in the 1980s, new owners acquired it in 2017 and held a grand reopening in 2018. They expanded the footprint to attract additional cruisers from not just the United States, but around the world. Therefore, Marina Puerto Escondido has dockage for yachts up to 200 feet (about 61 meters). More than 100 slips cater to yachts to this LOA. The recently completed dredging project has increased the entrance channel’s depth to 18 feet (5.5 meters) at low tide. The clearance width, meanwhile, is 100 feet (30.5 meters), with the total channel width being about 250 feet (76.2 meters).
Between limited slip availability lately in Baja California and Marina Puerto Escondido’s naturally protective surroundings and service advantages, the facility should hold extra appeal. The colorful Cerro Tabor Palmilla Peaks, thousands of feet high, practically envelop the marina. They protect the water from strong winds. As for amenities, the marina has provisioning, helicopter fueling, a captain’s lounge, a private gym, a pool and hot tub, 24-hour security, concierge services, and more. Local tour operator partners can take owners and guests diving and fishing, too, or on land excursions.
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