Paraiso to Tenacatita
16 March 2017
Sunset over Tenacatita
March 1, 2017
First thing, when I woke up, I went to Jay. He was in the galley. "How about we leave right now?"
"What? No. I have some things to do."
"Okay." I was disappointed. It had been a long night of rocking and rolling. The waves were relentless and hitting us on the beam. It was getting old. After a few more hits, not even five minutes later, Jay came to find me.
"Okay, let's go."
A sigh of relief escaped my lips.
In hindsight, as beautiful as Paraiso is, I would suggest boaters make it a day stop. It's a great place to anchor, early in the day when it is calm. Go kayaking, swimming, have lunch. Then, weigh anchor and sleep somewhere else.
1530 - We are in the bay at Tenacatita. It is a very large bay and there are ten boats anchored here. Sometimes there are as many as thirty. It is a very popular anchorage with cruisers. Every Friday during high season, there is a coordinated raft-up. Just before sunset, everyone gets in their dinghies and a couple throw down an anchor and we create a circle. Everyone brings a dish to share and their own drinks. We pass the food from dinghy to dinghy and share stories. It is quite the festivity. Good fun.
There is a long stretch of white sandy beach with only one restaurant by the lagoon entrance and a large hotel on the far side. The beach is fairly empty today. Not much going on.
We will stay for a couple of days and then go over to Barra de Navidad, only 14 nm south.