We planned on leaving Puerto Escondido around 9:00am. By the time we got the little blue car all packed up and drove over to say final goodbye's to Mary and the kids (Alfredo had gone to work already) it was about 9:30am, so not too bad.
Uneventful drive to Huatulco. We've been on this road quite a few times before, so we knew what to expect. The Huatulco airport is on the way, so we stopped in there to see what their story was on our tourist visas. They said not to worry about it, and if we're leaving to Guatemala they will give us new ones when we return. So apparently it's not a big deal!
Checked a few places to see if we could get a deal on a room, but the beach areas of Huatulco are more expensive than Puerto Escondido so we headed over to the campground.
As we drove in, we saw a fifth wheel parked up with a Canadian flag. So we pulled up behind it to say hello. As we did so, we heard a voice exclaim "Hey, it's the little blue car!"
It was Joyce and David, a couple we had met in this exact spot three or four years ago! They've been following the blog, so they were expecting us. We sat and chatted with them for an hour or so before we decided to set up the tent.
Joyce, David, and Kevin
Joyce and David are from Ontario, and there are also two units here from Quebec.
This is a nice enough campground and they have decent showers and toilets. There's a water supply, and a dump station but no electricity. So you need to be self sufficient for your own electrical supply. But it's only a two minute walk to the beautiful beach that the big resorts are on at Tangolunda Bay. And it's only 50 pesos per person, so about $8 a night for camping.
Tent camping in Huatulco.
We drove over to the nearby town of La Crucecita where we knew there was a typical Mexican (non touristy) place for pollo assado (roast chicken). We had a delicious dinner of chicken, rice, beans, tortillas and salsa for a grand total of 70 pesos ($5.75) for the two of us!
Today, we have a choice of going to what is supposed to be a fantastic waterfall about an hour and a half away up in the mountains...or snorkeling at the amazingly calm beach at Playa La Entrega nearby. Ruth will make the choice, even though it's my birthday today! Doesn't really matter to me, but given a choice I would probably choose the snorkeling. We will be seeing lots of waterfalls in Guatemala!
Playa La Entrega. Best snorkeling beach in the area!
This guy is about 4 feet long. Ruth spotted him on the other side of the fence from where our tent is set up.