The warm Mexican sun kissed our shoulders, as we looked out into the horizon. A trail followed the boat as it skimmed the surface of the water, and white glass beads sprouted from the sides of the boat that cut the surface. The deep cerulean water hugging the islands in the near distance became lighter and lighter, now a beautiful, aqua-blue where the shapes of crystals and prisms danced underwater when the rays of the sun met with the forever swaying sea.
We were on the Isla Coronado, an island just off the eastern stretch of Mexico’s Baja California. Fringed with cliffs and boulders, the islands are rugged and untouched, offering some of the best diving in North America. This area is best known for its wildlife: from sea lions to elephant seals and moray eels. On my recent trip to Baja California, I had the chance to swim with the sea lion and float by yellowtail fish and soak in the serenity of the islands.
On a gorgeous secluded beach, we let our hair down, snacked on ceviche and chips while drinking in the stunning view. It was hard to imagine that a place like this really exists in the world; and that I was actually there. Through my photos, I hope to bring you all a piece of paradise, and give you a taste of what it’s like in the quiet corner of the world.
A picture perfect bay
Bienvenidos a Isla Coronado
A view of the islands from Loreto, Baja California
Sea lions lounging under the sun
More sea lions spotted swimming in the water
Patches of pearly white sand on the shore
An empty beach with the mountains in the backdrop
Our ride for the day