Monday morning we were up early to get ready for our trip into Puerto Vallarta to the airport. A beautiful, sunny day and so glad as this is what Ken and Rhonda are looking forward to. Coming from the west coast of Canada where at this time of year it can be very dreary. On our way in we stopped at our favourite Scotiabank for more pesos. We haven’t had to buy a lot of groceries at the Mega as I came well prepared and still have meat in our freezer. We unfortunately missed the proper turn for the parking at the airport so had to turn around and then again missed the off ramp so ended up parking on the lateral road by a Mexican Taco Pub. It was just across the main highway from the airport and there was an overhead walkway so easy to access. We were about an hour early so Jim had a beer at the pub and then we walked across to the terminal to wait for their arrival. They were a bit early so soon we were on our way back to Lo de Marcos. Stopped again at the bank so Ken could get more pesos.
Our first stop when we got back to Lo de Marcos was at the Tlaquepaque Resort so they could look at rooms and get prices, then we checked out a few other places so they knew what their options were regarding places to stay. Rhonda made the final choice and they booked into the resort in a regular hotel style room. Clean and just what they needed for the 6 nights. $280.00 US for the week. Not bad considering there are 2 pools and a restaurant. Our first meal together was at Arcelias ”Palapa” Restaurant. Delicious food and great atmosphere. Rhonda and I had Mahi, Mahi with rice and a salad. The guys had a stuffed veggie and Tortilla soup. A short visit at the RV and then to bed. Big day tomorrow. Going on a trip to Sayulita, surfing village down the road.
When we arrived at Sayulita we were hungry so lunch was first on our list. Cute little three storey restaurant and delicious food. There is no shortage of places to eat, prices are reasonable and we love it.
Now, let’s check this beach out!!! Beautiful beach with lots of big waves for the surfers. Spent the afternoon checking out the beach and the shopping. Nice place to go and enjoy the sun!! Lots of sun bathers as well. By the time we finished walking about and got back to the RV it was time to rest up and get cooking supper. We ate at the RV and then went to a Birthday Party for the Yoga gal, Gail, at their site next to the beach. Good music and food to share. That was Tuesday.
On Wednesday we had a quieter day and Jim set things up so we could have a movie outside. Pretty good turn out but the movie was crap. A guy in the park had loaned it to us.
Thursday, off to La Penita to the street market. The day started out interesting with Jim taking us on a road trip through the hills and fields of corn, pineapple, watermelon, etc. The day turned into a complete adventure.
When we got to La Penita, we had breakfast in a restaurant on main street! Excellent omelettes, Mexican style.
Off to the market and check the beach. Street repairs on the way to the beach. All the beaches along this coast are very beautiful!! On our way home we drove into the village of Rincon Guayabitas to see if Ken could locate the home of a lady they know of. No luck but was fun seeing another village and beach. Whew, another busy day. Home to dinner at the RV. Visiting and close of another day.
Rhonda and I met on the beach for a sister day, lunch and walk on the beach, meeting up with the guys later for some relaxation. Made plans for Saturday to pick them up and go on another Tour of the countryside and villages.
Breakfast at Clarita’s, cute little outdoor restaurant in downtown Lo de Marcos. Only open Friday to Sunday, and very good food. First stop, El Monteon, a village that Jim and the bike group go through. Little store at the end of the village on the road that goes to the brick factory. The bricks are used to build the local houses and patios, driveways etc. All made by hand.
From there, the workers directed us to a beautiful beach that is on a Turtle Preservation site. We were allowed to go on the beach but not into the forest.
We loved this beautiful big beach with no one on it. There were a few houses on the hill over looking the water and endless sand. Apparently, this one is owned by some rich American. The second one appeared to be like a duplex. Probably, rental units.
Once we had our beach fix, we were on the road again, back through El Monteon and through the fields to the highway and home.
Time to head home and get ready for the dinner and entertainment at the resort where Ken and Rhonda were staying. The end of a perfect day and a wonderful week spent touring with family. Thanks for coming along for the ride.