Badger Beach is off of the average tourist radar. This beach is like being in the Caribbean with the white sand and crystal clear ocean water. We walked down and back up the steep dirt path to get to this beauty.
There were only a few Mexicans there. It was Sunday and that is one of the days when many Mexicans enjoy their natural surroundings. There are no vendors or washrooms. You are on your own, but so worth going to. The swimming and tranquility there is ideal.
La Bocana, Copalita Beach is more of a Mexican destination than for tourists. This beach has beauty in many different ways. Flocks of seagulls and pelicans were coasting along with the sparkling waves. We did not swim there because of the undertow. We did take a stroll along the huge beach until we got to a rapidly flowing river with fresh water from the mountains ran into the ocean. The rock formations all along the coastline were amazing. On our way back to the restaurant, we encountered what looked like a very old well fed pelican. He or she was not one bit afraid of us and stayed perched on the beach like a statue until a wave came up and ruffled its feathers.
The restaurants at this beach are called Restaurant Los Gueros and La Bocana Restaurant. Go to tripadvisor.com to see reviews. I can not give a review because we only ordered a drink. While we were enjoying a drink, a bus dropped off a big group of local people. It was Sunday. They came well prepared with their big umbrellas, coolers and surf boards. A young boy was looking proud. He had caught three fish. A short walk took us back to catch a taxi back to Santa Cruz. It was a great day!