So, you might ask, what the heck did you do for 2 weeks? Did you get out and see all those things you set out to see?
Ha! You all ask the right questions!
Well, instead of renting a car for a week, we rented for only a day. We decided that we did not want to be obligated to the car! Instead, we wanted to be more spontaneous. Which is what we did!
So, we rented our trusty Mini-Nisson, which was just great, and headed north to Rincon de Guayabitos. One of our Mexican National friends said we must go to this beautiful area of the country. And beautiful it was!
First, after taking the wrong turn, we saw a couple walking their dog. We slowed down and asked, tentatively, "do you speak English?" The immediate response was "Do you speak French?" So, we knew we were in great hands.
Turns out this couple and dog are from Canada and plan to spend 6 months in a neighboring town called La Penita. They are in the process of buying a house from a teacher who lives with his family in Mexico City. The house was going to be a vacation house, but it became too big a project. Did not see the house, but was told it sits on the top of a hill and overlooks about a 300 degree unobstructed view of mountains and ocean.
This couple loves Guayabitos. Every Thursday, vendors come from all over to sell their wares. Lots of fun, from what we are told. We did not get to participate, but will next visit.
The beach is beautiful, the town in quaint and there are a number of interesting restaurants getting started or that are in full gear. One that should be interesting is called the Backstreet Restaurant and the Backstreet Brewery. Owned by an Italian and located in the old Daniels Beach Front Restaurant or something like that. The restaurant was getting ready to launch into its first week of operation when we were there.
From the beach we went over the hill and around the corner to another beautiful and quaint beach called Los Ayala. This is truly a find because it is off the beaten track. No signs. Just follow the road to the entrance of the community and walk toward the beach.
After spending time talking to a local who operates two power boats for fishing, sightseeing and whale watching, we took off to find San Francisco. Another wonderful find. Huge beach, very quiet town and beautiful.
Sayulita was next. Had to have lunch (at about 2:30). Great little town, but much busier than any of the others.
Off we went around to Enclote, one of our favorite restaurants in Punta Mita. Much to our surprise, the crowds were not there. Very quiet. We paid 50 pesos for a couple of love songs, sung by a young man with a great voice. Made the beers we bought taste very good!
Then off to rush hour through Bucerias. Took half an hour to get through the lights. We thought we were in Southern California on one of their freeways.
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