Punta Perula is a dusty little Mexican fishing village. It's kind of run down, with a lot of abandoned properties, and properties for sale. It was hit fairly hard during Hurricane Jova in October, so there's still some cleanup going on. But, it has a beautiful beach and I'm surprised that development here hasn't taken off.
The beach at Punta Perula
Surprised that we have great internet at this little place, so we spent much of the morning getting caught up on internet stuff. Then we went for a walk along the beach and back through town to check things out. Some fisherman had just come in with their catch...
Ruth with a Red Snapper!
There are actually lots of parking places where you could boondock for a night or two for free in this little town. But provided we can get good overnight parking at 100 pesos per night or less, we have no problem paying for a site. There are four or five other little RV parks in this little town. One (called the Red Snapper RV park) is empty, and two others we stopped at was fairly full with mostly people who are here all winter. One was not bad, but the other was just a parking lot with them crammed in tight. I guess they must like each other to be that close together! We like our space!
You can walk a long time on this stretch of beach!
We relaxed in the afternoon, I had a nap, and Ruth did some reading outside. About an hour before sunset, we decided to walk along the beach the other way. It goes a long way!
We went and looked at this abandoned hotel.
This place has been like this a long time. Maybe it was never finished, or maybe it used to be a happening spot. Hard to tell!
Getting back to the hotel...you can see Sherman parked on the left side.
We've pretty much decided to stay here another night. We still have about 360 kms (223 miles) to do to get back to Hacienda Contreras next week at this time. So we'll have to get a move on. Worst case scenario is that we won't do our hike up the Colima volcano, but there's always next time. I guess we'll see as we get closer.