|Punta Chivato - Legendary & Beautiful
|Its History Spans Millions of Years
and Many Cultures
The Costa Cardonal community (and this sale package) lies within the quiet residential
and resort area called Punta Chivato, situated on the Sea of Cortez in central Baja, two
hours north of Loreto. While relatively remote (reached from the Baja's major highway
by a 6-mile privately-maintained road), Punta Chivato is worth the trip.
Scattered along its quiet bay and miles of beautiful shell-sand beach, you'll find a
number of residences, several hotels, a restaurant, a campground, a boat ramp and
fish station - and a secure, well-maintained airstrip capable of landing any aircraft up to
The landscape of Punta Chivato is a fascinating mix of ancient volcanic rock and
fossil-rich sediments from prehistoric oceans. In places, an ancient coral reef from
the Pliocene era descends into the gentle waves of the bay, and living creatures
make homes among their fossilized ancestors.
|From its earliest days, Costa Cardonal has been considered by many to be
the JEWEL in the crown of communities along Punta Chivato's beautiful bay.
Now, you can make Costa Cardonal yours, and be a part of
Punta Chivato's future.
Punta Chivato has been a jealously-guarded secret for many
years, protected from uncontrolled growth and keeping its
residential character by its relative isolation and self-sufficiency.
County-maintained roads and utilities (electricity, for example)
are planned for Punta Chivato. When the road smooths out and
electricity flows from house to house, this beautiful, peaceful
place will be discovered.
|A Place of Tranquility, Community & Recreation
Early marine biologists and the intrepid writer, John Steinbeck, explored the Baja peninsula
and Sea of Cortez, documenting their journeys and collecting unique specimens. Punta
Chivato in the mid-20th century was a sports fisherman's paradise, hosting celebrities such
as John Wayne at the legendary Hotel Punta Chivato.
The first human inhabitants came to the shoreline of
Punta Chivato thousands of years ago to fish the rich
bay. The cliff caves above the beach contain evidence
of their camps, the walls decorated with sacred
drawings and carvings.
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Now $435,000 USD
In modern times, Baja's central Sea of Cortez coast
is a sparcely populated area of Mexican fishing,
farming, ranching and mining communities as well
as expat residents from all over the world, attracted
by the fascinating landscape and rich sea.