Isla San José cruising brings you to the large bay on the west side of Isla San José. This is ruggedly beautiful day stop. The reddish-colored heights rise to more than 2,000 feet inland, and myriad rock formations create a naturally artistic scene. White-sand beaches proliferate.
No moorings are available. The best anchorage is east of Isla Cayo close to the beach off Isla San José on either side of a stream leading into a thick stand of mangroves. This is a day anchorage only because of the wide-open shape of the bay and its exposure to the northwest.
Dinghy dockage: No dinghy dockage is available.
The cardón cactus is the largest type of cactus in the world. It can grow to 60 feet in height and live for two centuries. You’ve probably seen them in old Westerns. Not far from the anchorage is a cardón forest well worth exploring. Other smaller cactuses and plants grow among the giants. A hike to the hills overlooking the sea presents magnificent views. Miles of white-sand beaches perfect for shell collecting and swimming front the bay. Snorkeling is good in the area. If you want to explore in the dinghy, head into the stream and the channels winding through the mangroves.
No facilities for yachts are available.