El Corumel Park Sunset, La Paz, Mexico

parque corumel

Here’s  a sunset on the Sea of Cortez and a new water park development called El Corumel  named after the strong onshore winds that help keep the coastal area cool during the hot summers of La Paz.  In addition to the spectacular sunsets  the park features palapa’s, water slides, snack bars, a band  shell for special events and is only a 20 minute walk from the center of town.

Mexico´s Hot Air Balloon Festival

The annual hot air balloon festival in Leon, Mexico is the largest event of it’s kind in all of Latin American. The event takes place every November during which time the skies of Leon are filled with colorfully designed hot air balloons in various shapes and sizes. There are races, rides and evening night glows, in which balloons are fired while remaining tethered to the ground. In addition to the display of several hundred balloons the festival includes exhibitions, presentations, a variety of food vendors and live music concerts.

Estero Beach Volleyball Tournament

The Mexican  International Volleyball Tournament, formerly known as the Estero Beach Volleyball tournament, started in 1974 and is held annually in Baja California during  the last week of June. It is considered the largest beach volleyball tournament in the world and often host to several thousand amateur and professional players from a variety of countries worldwide. The tournament is a two day , weighted blind draw, beach doubles competition with both men and women’s divisions. In addition, all tournament profits go to charitable causes.

Once again, this years tournament is held in Estero Beach which is the spanish word for estuary. As the name implies,  estero beach fronts an estuary just a few miles south of Ensenada. It consist of a luxury hotel,  spa, large pool, a couple of restaurants, an RV park, and a broadwalk. The beach itself is a great place for watersports, jet skis, and kayaks since it is in a sheltered bay.