We were up early yesterday morning, and by 7:00am we were pretty much ready to leave…except that it still wasn’t light enough! We waited another 20 minutes before pulling out.
We made our way through the busy north part of
The toll highway starts just east of
, and takes you all the way to the coast. For Uruapan , the cost was 339 pesos ($25.76) for the 200 km (124 mile) drive. It was downhill most of the way, with a drop in elevation of 5,600 feet so Sherman did pretty well in the gas mileage department! Here`s some scenery from the drive... Sherman
Avocado orchards on both sides of the highway. We have seen trucks by the side of the road selling avocados for 15 pesos ($1.14) per kilo. That would be about 5 avocados.
We arrived at the beach town of
at around noon. Parked Playa Troncones near the entrance to town and went for a walk looking for a suitable overnight spot. There is one small RV park at the south end of town but we knew in advance that his daily rate is 250 pesos ($19) so we went looking for other options. Sure enough, there is a little restaurant called “Restaurante Jaqueline” on the main drag. They have a nice little swimming pool and an empty parking lot. For 100 pesos ($7.60) per night, we are happy campers. Not busy at all, although the lady here says it gets busier on the weekends. Sherman
We are only about 20 kms (12 miles) line of site up the beach from the resorts of Ixtapa and we can see the big hotels from here.
After lunch we went for a walk down the beach. It’s a nice walkking beach…flat and hard packed sand. Some gringo beach homes, and a few small boutique type of hotels, but none of them look busy. We saw the RV Park, and there were 3 or 4 rigs there. Didn’t look like our kind of place and we didn’t go in to say hello. Maybe today we will have a closer look.
Our beach for the next couple of days.
We walked to the lagoon at the end of the beach. There, we saw what looked like many turtle egg shells and we joked that maybe they were crocodile eggs! I looked up and said “holy crap!” because there in the lagoon about 10 yards in front of us was this big guy…
Spent the rest of the afternoon in our chairs under the restaurant shelter. Saw two whales, but they were only quick sightings and after surfacing they spent their time under water.
The restaurant dog was quick to become friends with us.
We are only about 250 kms (155 miles) from
now. We have to be there on Tuesday, but we will break the drive into two days so we will probably stay here until Saturday or Sunday. Acapulco
Only problem here is we don’t have internet! No cell service, and only one secured wi-fi signal coming from somewhere. Gonna have to see if there’s an internet café somewhere! (As you can see, I found one!)