We’d heard that Coyote Beach was the best beach to stop at on the Bahia Concepcion. We arrived and, once we settled in, realised it was the first time we’d found what we were looking for on this trip. We’ve seen so many awe-inspiring and beautiful places along the way, but Coyote Beach was our first bit of paradise.
We rocked up, found our spot and set about making a celebratory gin and tonic along with homemade guacamole, before just hanging out to admire the amazingly tranquil view.
We’d only planned to stay one night, two at the most, but after our first peaceful night’s sleep we decided to stay for a week. We’d make up for the lost time by doing longer driving days across Mexico to meet the siblings in Tulum on the other side.
Every morning locals would turn up in their pickup trucks with fresh fruit, veg, fish and drinking water. The scallops, although they looked less appetising than the ones we are used to back home, were the tastiest I’ve ever eaten. One lady even turned up with fresh-made ceviche. Although I’m thinking of becoming vegan (it took me 1 and 1/2 years before I finally committed to dropping meat), I totally enjoyed the amazing seafood and fresh fish in Baja.
And there was even an ice cream truck which we just had to try just once! The experience was great. The ice cream was, unsurpisingly, not 🙂
Coyote Beach is not a remote and people-less beach. It’s 2 minutes off highway #1 – a beautiful curve of white sand with RVs parked up all along its edge. Some people are just passing through and others are there for the 6 month winter season, escaping the cold of Canada and the USA. Despite the 40 or so RVs it’s still very peaceful and incredibly friendly, without being in your face.
Mark and I actually like to be around people so it worked perfectly for us. We met such crazy characters as Santa Wayne who looks like Father Christmas, with a big white beard and pot belly, only in bare feet and shorts, riding a pink bicycle with fairy lights and flowers on it. Unfortunately we didn’t take a picture! We also met the lovely Benjamin and Molly, our next door camping neighbours and the first Pan-Amers we’d crossed paths with.
And, most importantly, we finally managed to catch up with our beloved Juergen and Clemencia for some quality hanging out time 🙂
My most favourite bit was getting my sewing machine out on the beach, and managing to run it off our solar panels for as long as I needed to. I was in absolute heaven!!
Mark swam everyday. I didn’t – it wasn’t so hot that you needed to and the water was pretty cold. Plus stingrays hang out in the shallows, camouflaged with sand. Apparently it’s fine if you shuffle your feet, but I didn’t feel like risking it!
After a blissful week of rest and relaxation, it was time to head to La Paz, to get the ferry over to the mainland.