Not much to see along the way, although you could definitely tell that a hurricane came through here in October. This area was the hardest hit by Hurricane Jova and although they've cleaned up, you can see the trees that toppled and the damage to some of the side roads is still evident.
Yesterday's drive, 63 kms (39 miles).
If you want to fly to this area, you might want to try and get some cheap tickets.
We arrived at the turn off to the beach town of La Manzanilla, but instead of turning right towards the beach, we turned left onto a dirt road heading inland. In about 1 km, we came to the village of Los Indios. This is definitely a little Mexican town, but you can see where there are a couple of Canadian homes built as well. Driving to the far end of town, you get to a bull ring. Taking the road right at the bull ring, and then left before the riverbed leads you to the gate of the campground. (GPS 19.29807 -104.76182)
Sherman, parked up under the palm trees at Ecocamping Los Ingenios.
Any size rig will fit in here. You have to go slow along the dirt road leading to the town as they are still repairing the hurricane damage at this time. And there are a few low hanging branches to watch for, although I've mentioned this to the owner and I expect that they will be trimmed back.
The new washroom building.
Decent wi-fi at outdoor tables, although we can connect from Sherman as well.
They have a nice little palapa bar with cheap drinks in case you forgot to bring enough beer with you!
The young Mexican owner is Carlos. He currently has eight sites, all with 30 and 15 amp plugs, and water and sewer. Another 12 sites should be ready soon. Cost is 150 pesos ($11.70) per night with full hookups, or 3,000 pesos ($234) per month. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or 315-104-0449.
After a late lunch, we got the bicycles off and went for a bike ride into La Manzanilla. This is a nice little beach town, but it (once again) has too many ex-pat Canadians for our liking. Once again, most of the signs in town are bilingual, with quite a few in English only. And we saw several real estate firms, and a lot of "for sale" signs with property for sale in expensive U.S. dollars. Having been to the beaches south of the cities of Manzanillo and Acapulco, we definitely like that area much better.
A crocodile sanctuary along the way!
The beach on Tenacatita Bay looking back towards the town of La Manzanilla.
We biked about 12 kms (7.5 miles). We're going to stay here one more night so we'll do some walking around this little town. Looks like there are a few paths leading up into the hills so we'll see if we can get a nice view somewhere.