Nautical Ladder

La Escalera Náutica, (Nautical Ladder)
La Escalera Nautica, a 1.9 billion dollar project, is Mexico ‘s recent attempt to develop tourism in Baja California , Mexico . It involves building a “ladder” or nautical route, of marinas and tourist sites along the coast of the peninsula, as well as the west coast of the mainland. Construction of new marinas and roads has been underway for some time now. In addition to the marinas, the Federal Tourism Promotion Fund (FONATUR) is planning a 70 mile “land bridge” from Santa Rosalia (on the Pacific side) to Bahia de los Angeles (on the Sea of Cortez side) to facilitate the transportation and delivery of yachts up to 55 feet in length into the calm waters of Baja’s eastern side.
Existing ports to be used for the project include:
• Ensenada
• Cabo San Lucas
• La Paz
• Guaymas
• Mazatlan
Ports that will be expanded include:
• San Carlos
• Loreto
• Mulege
• Santa Rosalia
• San Felipe
• Puerto Peñasco
• Topolobampo
Ports to be built from scratch include on the Baja Peninsula:
• Cabo Colonet
• Puerto Canoa
• Santa Rosalillita
• Bahia de Tortuga
• Punta Abreojos
• San Juanico
• Bahia de los Angeles
• Bahia San Luis Gonzaga

And on the mainland:
• Bahia Kino in Sonora
• Altata in Sinaloa

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