From the last days in Mazatlan; a visit to the archeological museum.
A side visit to the mountain village of Copala: the 16th century church was in poor condition…..on the outside.
But it was kept up nicely on the inside, and used every day for Mass, even now.
Off the square in Copala; not much left for tourists, it was a victim of the cruise ship abandonment of Mazatlan; all the little restaurants closed, and the museum is not often open.
Leaving Mazatlan for San Blas, we passed through a veritable ‘sea of sea turtles,’ maybe 50?
Lush hills surrounded Matanchen Bay, outside San Blas, where we anchored for 3 nights
We paddled onto the beach in our kayaks; easier for surf landings than the dinghy!
Cute little chapel on the walk from the beach to the road where we caught a bus into San Blas; the road was lined with booths selling banana bread, the local delicacy
When Matanchen Bay cleared from previous heavy rains, the water was light enough to see all the Rays!
Further south, at the little Bay of Chacala
The dinghy beach at Chacala; our kayaks are stacked on the right
Colorful buildings in Chacala; lots of Northern Expats wandering around here
The main thoroughfare, with leftover rain puddles; we were still in Mazatlan when Puerto Vallarta and environs got about 9 inches in 24 hours!
We spent a nice night at anchor around the tip of Banderas Bay, called Punta de Mita, before heading into Nuevo Vallarta the next day
Sunset, Punta de Mita
In old Puerto Vallarta; a couple of bus rides away from our perch in the suburbs
Narrow streets, chock full of ‘stuff’ that takes money
Very picturesque; steep hills behind, lovely beach in front
Unflattering picture of me woggling across the swinging bridge over the river Cuale in old Puerto Vallarta
Paradise Village Resort/Marina outside Puerto Vallarta
John peeks out from inside the ‘pyramid’ at Paradise Village
Slappey on the dock at Paradise Village