All goals accomplished!
First on the agenda was breakfast. We had been to the Olas Altas restaurant before and had a good meal. The restaurant is located at the front of the fairly expensive Olas Altas Hotel, and so you'd think the restaurant would be pricey too. But that's not the case!
They do a la cart or a "paquete precio" (package price) for breakfast. We did the package price. Omelette, toast and jam, refried beans, corn chips, tortillas, coffee, and fresh squeezed orange juice.
Not bad, for 60 pesos ($5.10) each!
I can picture us going back to that restaurant for a few more breakfasts before we leave here!
Then we wandered down the main beach road. There's a small RV park nestled in between the Oxxo store and another restaurant. We figured we'd stop in and see if anybody was there yet. There was one couple from Quebec City in a VW campervan, and there was a Class B van with Ontario plates, but the people weren't there. We spoke to the couple from Quebec City for a few minutes, and then walked further down.
The tourist zone of Playa Zicatela.
Starting to be some "high end" places here. Not sure we like that.
We made our way towards Casa Dan...a hotel owned by a guy who's originally from our hometown of Ottawa.
We wanted to stay there for a week. It's a great spot, but he's all booked up! We visited with him and his sister and her husband who are from the village of Dunrobin very close to where Ruth's father lives. Small world sometimes!
But he did suggest another guest house, and it worked out for us. We'll be staying at Bungalows El Maguey for a week, starting on Tuesday! After all, we need a vacation, right??
We'll tell you more about it when we get there.
Puerto Escondido's famous Playa Zicatela.
Interesting painting on a wall.
Puerto Escondido's main municipal beach, Playa Principal.
Unfortunately, Puerto Escondido is getting it's first couple of resort style hotels. We think this is the beginning of the end of what has been our favorite "unspoiled" Mexican beach town. Hopefully not. I guess the next few years will tell. We've seen a lot of changes just in the 6 years that we've been coming here. Oh well.