Finding the Sea of Cortez
Sometimes paradise isn't fancy and modern.
There are 2 ways to get to San Filipe on the Sea of Cortez:
Boat or motor vehicle. So we hopped in our car and set out to explore
After driving for hours along miles
of dirt roads, we began to think
we might be lost.
No maps, no street signs, no gas stations.
And then, finally GPS declared we had arrived at our destination!
Wait....is this the hotel??
So we kept driving...
...and discovered the "finished" section
was just a bit further up the road.
We soon found that San Felipe was more than just a dot on the map.
San Filipe is a small fishing community known for it's shrimp, which you can enjoy as you sit on the beach underneath quaint thatch-roofed umbrellas.
It's as if you've gone back in time...when no one worried.
As the fresh catch of the day arrives, people gather for their daily batches. Like the food truck craze in the US, San Filipe has their own style of food trucks and they serve fresh, organic delights.
On Sunday nights, the townspeople gather for the weekly movie on the beach. Children run and play as their parents dance to beautiful music I've never heard before. It's as if you've gone back in time, to the days when children could run wild through the neighborhood after dark and no one worried.
They don't have super markets or super centers.
They have tiny store fronts with the basics.
Wednesdays are market days, when vendors gather to sell their goods, and patrons shop to re-stock their supplies.
They only eat what's in season and cook accordingly.
Sometimes Paradise isn't fancy and modern.