We decided not to stop overnight at the Painted Cliffs, but to return to Loreto. Our trip to Loreto did take us around the northern tip of Isla Carmen and past the painted cliffs. You can see the viewpoints we looked at on the map below.
The first point we passed was Punta Perico South. You can see a few colours in the rocks.
It was after we rounded Punta Perico that the pink and red tones in the cliffs were really noticeable. Ava says its just rocks, but the different colours offset against the brilliant blue water is truly beautiful.
The guidebook raves about the next bay, Bahia Cobre or Copper Bay and from our initial view we were really unimpressed. However, the further around the bay we got, the more colourful the landscape became and it is quite pretty.
Of course the highlight is definitely the painted cliffs. You can see not only the red, brown and pink sections in the cliffs, but also green, which is copper.
And finally a panorama looking back at the bays and points.