There are a couple of beaches in the La Fe vicinity, around the wide-open bay of Ensenada de Cortés, although the appeal lies more in their proximity to the provincial capital and their popularity with locals than in their negligible beauty. Around 15km beyond San Juan y Martínez on the Carretera Central there’s a clearly signposted turn-off for Boca de Galafre. Five kilometres past the turning for Boca de Galafre, a side road leads down 8km to a more substantial beach, Playa Bailén, the most popular seaside resort along the southern coastline.

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