We didn’t have much of a plan or a destination when we embarked with the Dittmans. Our only idea was to check out Playa Coyote, where some friends were based working for the National Outdoor Leadership School. Being familiar with their awesome work and having visited their bases in Coyhaique, Chile and Lander, Wyoming, I trusted their real estate savvy. They came through again, in amazing style. Playa Coyote is the best beach in Baja (ok, I’m biased, and ill-informed – it is really only the second beach I’ve been to). Whether this hyperbolic statement is true or could be objectively evaluated is not relevant. What is is that we found our spot for this trip, to commune with seabirds and whale sharks, explore some undeveloped bouldering, get our family into some water, play, paddle, run, explore and observe. We stayed for 12 days.

Playa Coyote sunrise
Playa Coyote – El Campamento


We made friends with the www.nomadyogafamily.com, camped near us and Celia and Mason had free reign of the beaches with their son Arjuna, pictured here courtesy of (credited name to come)

A Mason le gusta el mar
SUP in the bay – Shannon heads out for a paddle
Isla Coyote – a SUP’s journey from the Playa Coyote, on the shore in the distance
Celebrating Tim Dittman’s birthday on Playa Coyote, with Katie and Baby Cosmo watching corks fly
Celia Luna with the intrepid Baby Cosmo Dittman