Mexico

San Blas

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  • Day159

    We followed a flat quiet road from El Capomal to the ocean that had been recommended by our hosts. We arrived in San Blas in the early afternoon and continued our search for one of the infamous Centro Botaneros that we'd heard about from a friend who had previously cycled in Mexico. After following a few sets of directions we finally found a dirty/sleezy looking one off an alley and decided we had to give it a try. The concept is that as long as you keep buying beer they keep bringing you food, and sure enough we got a full 3 plates of ceviche/machaca/shrimp to go with our 6 miniature (210 mL) beers all for 90 pesos (around $7.50 CAD). Satisfied with our first Centro Botanero experience we worked our way toward the beach in search of a place to camp. Robert was excited to get a picture with a random plane wreck near the beach, and we soon found a restaurant that was happy to have us set up our tents under their palapa roof. We had another refreshing swim then bought dinner as a way to pay for an otherwise free campsite on the beach. We watched the beautiful sunset, then experienced the only downside of camping on the beach in San Blas: the torture of thousands of sand flies biting any exposed piece of skin!Read more

  • Day229

    We're way behind in the blog so this is a bit of a catch up post for a bit we missed so we can upload the others we have already written.

    From where the ferry docked in Mazatlán we headed down the coast for New Years in San Blas, a sleepy little fishing/surfing town. We had a beautiful campsite with green grass and tall palm trees, but it was completely empty. We understood better a few days later when our legs were covered in mossies bites! We thought being a larger town it would be a good place to celebrate, but there really wasn't a lot going on. We enjoyed a few cocktails from a terrace overlooking the main plaza and dutifully waited until midnight, but it was a bit of a damp squib. The best thing was the home made mini hot air balloons everyone was setting off.

    We cruised an hour or so down the coast and found another gorgeous camp site, this time bug free :) the second day we went for a quick lunch at a beach restaurant, and ended up spending all afternoon eating and drinking. When they have freshly caught lobster for under 10 bucks you can't go wrong, and the prawn empañadas (think mini Cornish pasties) were delicious.

    This place was also a little sleepy and very few tourists so we continued to the south along the coast.
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  • Day160

    The sand flies were terrible again in the morning as we packed up to leave San Blas, but we managed to escape without loosing our minds, although Karl looked like he had chicken pox for over a week after. We rode past a lagoon full of lazy crocodiles, which confirmed another warning we had been given - time to start thinking twice before jumping into fresh water! Soon we started seeing banana, yaca (jack fruit) and starfruit plantations along the road and stopped at a road side stand to stock up on these delicacies for just a few pesos. The day just kept getting better...Read more

  • Day102

    Wir haben den Wendekreis des Krebses hinter uns gelassen und sind also jetzt in tropischen Breiten angekommen. Das Klima ist schwülwarm, und mancherorts haben wir mit ganzen Armeen stechender und beißender Insekten zu kämpfen. Die Vegetation ist üppig grün, und auf unseren Bootsfahrten durch den Dschungel und entlang der palmengesäumten Küste entdecken wir Tiere, die wir bisher auf dieser Reise noch nicht gesehen haben: Blaufußtölpel und andere tropische Vögel, Krokodile, und einen Nasenbär.Read more

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San Blas, Сан-Блас

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