We'll stay here in Puerto Escondido for another five to seven days, then head to Huatulco for a day or two. We'll travel a couple of hundred kms a day, and before you know it that 800 kms will be behind us.
Plan on arriving in Quetzaltenango around Feb 12 and that will give us a full week to explore before our hike leaves on the 19th. Then a couple of days afterwards and we'll start heading north again around February 28. So really, only about two weeks in Guatemala. But it will be a fun two weeks!
Yesterday, we spent the morning helping our friend Tracy get some boxes shipped to Puerto Vallarta. The downtown area was pretty busy as there was a big religious celebration going on and the bishop was in town. They had some streets closed, so we didn't pick the best day to do it, but we got it done anyhow.
Then we just relaxed for the afternoon.
The view from our balcony. It's a pretty easy place to relax!
Our was going to write about our hotel this morning. But I want to get some more pictures of the Sunset Point Resort Hotel, so I'll make sure to get that done today. In the meantime, there's still lots to talk about.
I wanted to introduce you to another Mexico travel blog. We had met Bonnie and Dave in Acapulco, and they followed us to Playa Ventura and then we met up again here at the Sunset Point Resort Hotel where they stayed for a few days while visiting friends who were also here.
Dave, Bonnie, and "Dan the Van".
Found out about a local organic peanut butter factory near here. Well, it's about a half hour drive so we're going to take Mary, Nataly, and Gael out there either today or tomorrow if they want to come with us.
And, found out that construction has begun on the new toll road from here to Oaxaca City. The current drive time is between five and six hours on twisty windy roads. The drive time is expected to be reduced to two hours! Scheduled for completion in late 2014.
Sitting on our balcony yesterday afternoon, we noticed a big splash in the ocean. Pretty far off, but I managed to zoom in on this big whale...
He was jumping right out of the water. Played for at least 15 minutes or more, but these were the best photos I could get. He was about 1.5 kms away.
Hmmm. Wonder why they named this place "Sunset Point"...