If you are cruising southwest by boat along the lower bay past Yelapa and then past the beautiful hidden gem of Chimo, you may technically still be in the bay, but you are now out of sight and out of mind, city life blurs into the background.
As you pass Chimo, you will find that the waters get rougher and swell sizes increase because as you leave the bay you lose all of that wind protection that keeps the surf at a likable size for swimmers and boaters alike.
One of the last coastal towns of Cabo Corrientes is the town of Tehuamixtle which is a small fishing village with its own protected bay. If you love oysters, Tehuamixtle is the place, they farm some of the most delicious and the largest oysters available anywhere.
The Bay of Banderas is just such a protective zone, its location denies direct hits to most hurricanes as the mountains usually redirect hurricanes to the north at the beginning of the mouth of the bay.
Banderas Bay is not only a protected bay but it is large enough and deep enough (maybe 4,000 feet in some places) to offer a complete oceanic sea life environment with enough depth and temperatures to make the bay a winter home for humpback whales, giant manta rays, tuna, dolphins and marlin.
There are times that Banderas Bay seems like a aquatic marine theme park for seafarers who don’t really want to go to sea. Take some time and explore the beautiful cities of Cabo Corrientes, you will be glad you did. If you are looking for a truly remote luxury getaway, have a look at Treasure by the Sea in Chimo, it is the nicest and most comfortable hidden getaway that you will ever experience.