Punta Eugenia and North Vizcaino

Punta Eugenia

Here are the rocky tidepools of Punta Eugenia, at the very tip of the Vizcaino peninsula. See in Google Maps See in Google Earth  27.8538, -115.0727 

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Punta Falsa

The road continues a little farther, around the corner to the right, passing Punta Falsa where these abandoned cabanas made of wood and palm fronds are slowly decaying. It looks like care was taken in building them at some point, but now they are slowly blowing apart. Some are still padlocked shut, despite the gaping holes in the walls. I wonder what is their story? See in Google Maps See in Google Earth  27.8608, -115.0557 

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Punta Puerto Escondido

The road ends at Punta Puerto Escondido, where there is a final vigilancia shack. See in Google Maps See in Google Earth  27.8564, -115.0419  I peeked around the corner, looking east along the north shore of the Vizcaino towards Malarrimo.

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North Shore of Vizcaino

However, there is no road east along the next six miles of the rocky north shore. So, to continue my tour, I had to retrace my steps to Bahía Tortugas, and then head north from there.

On the way I made one quick detour to check out the view from some communication towers I spotted. See in Google Maps See in Google Earth  27.7801, -115.0004 

Vizcaino - Sierra Hornitos - Communications Towers

Returning to the north shore near El Chevo, I made my way east to the fishing village of Malarrimo. I had intended to keep wandering east to see if I could make it all the way to Malarrimo Beach, but these signs made it clear that the vigilancia did not want tourists here without their explicit permission. See in Google Maps See in Google Earth  27.7952, -114.7184 

Vizcaino - West of Malarrimo - Beach - RoadVizcaino - Malarrimo Fish Camp - Sign - No Access - RoadVizcaino - Malarrimo Fish Camp - Sign - No Access

Oh well... I did my best to see most of Vizcaino. With all the vigilancia, I probably won't be drawn to do much more camping around here in the future.