Friday, June 5, 2015

Bahia Tenacatita

Just a few miles north of Barra De Navidad is an absolutely beautiful spot called Tenacatita.  Nathan stopped here on his solo trip moving the boat from La Cruz to Barra De Navidad.  Being so close I got the opporunity to stay here until very close to my check in date at the marina.  

Other than resort go-ers and a few campers on the beach and a few boats anchored there is no one else to be found.  There are no grocery stores, or any shopping to be found it is strictly a vacation relaxation kind of spot.  The water is beautiful with up to 30ft visibility, it is also very well protected and aside from a few wakes and the occasional refracted swell from around the bay there is very little swell making this a very comfortable anchorage.

Tenacatita also has a small outlet into a massive mangrove field.  At high tide you can navigate your dinghy up through a small hidden channel which will lead into the main mangrove field.  I went about an hour up into the mangroves and there was still plenty to explore and see.  There is a wide variety of life ranging from birds, fish, and even crocodiles, I happened across a small baby crocodile hanging out along the edge but only managed a fuzzy picture before it disappeared.  There also appears to be some type of tour operator which is based out of the camp ground or maybe even the nearby resort.

Overall Tenacatita is an absolutely beautiful place to hang out an anchor or to explore.  Maybe we will return some day.

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