Sunday, January 24, 2016

Paraíso, Little Gem Anchorage

Paraíso is indeed "a little gem of an anchorgage" and "a beautiful, unexpected delight for the senses" as described in our Breeding-Bansmer cruising guide.  There is only a room for a couple of boats and Intermezzo is one of them, sharing the anchorage with another catamaran.

The anchorage is an narrow cove in blue and turquoise water with a small sandy beach and a small boutique hotel. Surrounding the anchorage are rocky cliffs and islands, with rocky reefs with nice snorkeling spots.  It's a very peaceful spot.

We have been enjoying ourselves swimming, snorkeling and kayaking while periodically looking at friends' photos of the big Northeast blizzard on Facebook. It is a bit surreal, looking at feet of snow accumulation while seeking out shade from the hot tropical sun and thinking about when one will take the next dip in the warm water.

The weather is changing and clouds and higher winds are forecast to build into mid week. So we're going to make our way to our next anchorage, Bahia Tenacatita and find a nice protected spot to park Intermezzo for a few days. 

The "little gem" Paraíso anchorage

Marc and Marci enjoying the warm turquoise water

The rocky shores of the anchorage

Heron taking off

Sea caves