Two Squished Dogs, Some Quick Kennel Assembly, and a Cruise Through the Sea of Cortez on the Baja Ferry from La Paz to Mazatlan

Follow Chuck Bolotin, from Best Places in the World to Retire, as he, his wife, and two dogs drive through Mexico in a large, white van.  This is the most recent story about what it’s like to take the overnight ferry from La Paz to Mazatlan.

Even though we thoroughly enjoyed our six-plus weeks in Baja (my wife, Jet Metier, wanted to buy some land there immediately), it was time for us to move on to experience new things.

The desert and relative isolation we enjoyed as newbies in Baja would have to be gently placed into the past as we ventured forward to new experiences, also in places we had never been– the jungles and more populated areas of mainland Mexico.

Deck of Baja Ferry morning towards Mazatlan (Photo: Chuck Bollotin)
Deck of Baja Ferry morning towards Mazatlan (Photo: Chuck Bollotin)

If you’re driving, there are two ways to get from Baja California Sur to the mainland of Mexico: turn around and drive north almost all the way back to the border, or take the ferry. Even though we would have enjoyed the trip back, we opted for the ferry…

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