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Cihuatlán

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  • Day12

    Melaque

    January 18, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    In the morning there are always fishers on the beach, some with rods, some people with fishing line wrapped around a plastic pop bottle. These birds were standing by a bait bucket, a bit confused because there was a bit of netting on the top of the pail. There were small fish in the bucket and the birds were keeping a close watch in case they could somehow grab a fish.Read more

  • Day1

    Puerto Vallarta to Costa Alegre

    January 7, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    The Primera Plus bus departed from Puerto Vallarta at 12:15 pm, heading south along a winding road. After an hour, just north of El Tuito the bus was held up behind a long line of vehicles. The bus driver announced in Spanish that there had been an accident. We waited in the hot bus for an hour, and I got this photo through the window of the very green jungle on the left side of the highway.
    Turned out that a propane tanker truck had gone off the road. The army, and bomberos (firefighters) were there. Two large trucks with cranes had pulled the dented truck out of a gully.
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  • Day14

    A day at Cuastecomates, Jalisco

    January 20, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Cuastecomates is a small community 3 km away from Melaque. Walking uphill on the way there, we encountered a herd of cattle running down in the opposite direction.
    On Sundays vendors walk back and forth on the small beach, selling assorted items to beach goers. That day we counted 28 different types of products and services for sale, including hammocks, massages, hair braiding, clams and oysters, shrimps on a stick, fruit cups, sticky coconut confections, jewelry, carved crucifixes, bottle openers, fridge magnets, life jackets, bathing suits, dresses, shirts..... Three or four musical groups walked around all afternoon performing for families at their tables. Pictured are 2 musicians who were part of an 8 piece mariachi band.
    The state of Jalisco provided a grant to create the first beach in Mexico which is accessible for people with disabilities. This unique project was completed in 2016.
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  • Day24

    Jaluco

    January 30, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    We went for a bike ride further afield from our usual routes. We were invited to go riding with 3 other couples in the countryside behind the small town of Jaluco. It was a great opportunity for us to see local farmland, riding along dirt roads away from street traffic. Now we can ride out there again with confidence, on our own.
    Along the the way we stopped for a quesadilla. The salsa was picante!
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  • Day31

    Isla Cocina

    February 6, 2019 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    We went on an organized day trip from Melaque to a place called Punta Perula. Thirteen people were signed up and we went there in a 40 passenger bus, which smelled strongly of Pinesol.
    From Perula we got into a launch which brought us to Isla Cocina, about 15 minutes offshore. Our group was given one old Corona beach umbrella. Some people had brought along their own umbrellas, so I grabbed the one umbrella and we tied sarongs onto it, creating shade for six. We were provided with snorkeling gear and set free, with no phone numbers or contact information in the event of emergency. The launch operators just made it clear that they would return in 4 hours to retrieve us. Very much like Survivor.Read more

  • Day167

    Malaque and Barra de Navidad

    January 16, 2016 in Mexico ⋅ 🌙 26 °C

    We had a big climb over a headland from Boca de Iguanas before descending to San Patricio/Malaque where we parted ways with Davide and Angela and went into town to look around. We quite liked the little town full of friendly locals and gringos and managed to find a cheap hotel and a happy welder who quickly patched together Karl's broken front rack for about $12 (likely another victim of the crash that only broke days after on the bumpy dirt road to La Cruz). The next morning we did a quick tour through Barra de Navidad, another tourist town on the same bay, before breaking away from the beautiful bay to get some riding done.Read more

  • Day23

    Barra: another carnival

    February 27, 2020 in Mexico ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Continuing south-east along the Pacific, I arrive via another overnight in Barra de Navidad. In the 16th century it was the starting point of a Spanish expedition to the Philippines. In the 21st century it's a small beach town about the size of Mazunte, the Pacific resort where I stayed last year. It's popular with overseas visitors but the character is very different: while in Mazunte the beads 'n braids count was in the hundreds, Barra attracts North American retirees both short- and long-term. It's nice not to feel a fish out of water.

    Barra is quite musical as well: after an afternoon siesta, from nearby I hear a female singer belting out James Brown's "I feel good, I got you". And one evening the lilt of a blues harmonica drifts in from a restaurant and tempted by this siren blow, I enjoy classic sounds ranging from Jimmy Reid to Taj Mahal. But not everything is English: the bridge from blues to salsa is crossed by another singer playing "Oye como va", which first fell on northern ears thanks to Carlos Santana---who of course comes from Mexico.
    And there's more music with the carnival, sensibly planned a week after the major ones.

    Back at my friendly guest house, conversations turn from the B word (Brexit) to the possible worldwide legalisation of marijuana (another Mexican word, of course). But how distant these subjects these seem now, with the first reported coronavirus cases in Mexico on the last day of February.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Cihuatlán, Cihuatlan