We love short driving days...but this is pretty short!
We could have taken the main highway, but decided to take the longer 32 km (19 mile) coastal route. It wasn't long before we came across a beautiful beach, and it even had a parking area that would have made for a great dry camping spot.
Hard to believe this is only a few miles north of the hustle and bustle of Puerto Vallarta!
Kevin, and the beautiful beach.
But, we have to get moving. A little bit north every day. Trying to get to Mazatlan in a week or so!
Most of the road looked like this. A little narrow, and slow going. But there was hardly any traffic, and we're in no rush.
Turning right from Punta de Mita, the road turns into this!
In the last year or two, Fonatur (the Mexico Tourism Board) has begun development of this coast 35 kms north of Puerto Vallarta. There are now a couple of big resort hotels, and more being built, along with condos and residences.
We think it's funny that they build this big four lane road in the middle of nowhere, but you have to take the skinny little two lane road to get there!
And then, just like that, it's back to a skinny little two lane road again.
We pulled in to the busy little beach town of Sayulita. And do I mean busy! What a zoo.
There is one RV park here, and we were headed there to say hello to friends from Canada. It's an expensive place at around $30 USD per night. Last time we were here, we simply parked on the street, but the streets were busy. We did manage to find a spot though...
Not ideal, but it'll do for one night.
We found Dan and Karen and went for a walk around town with them. They also had other friends visiting.
Like I said, Sayulita is a busy little town. Not really our style though. It's inundated with tourists, and it's one of these places where many things are priced in U.S. dollars in order to take advantage of the tourist's money. And, more signs in English than in Spanish. But, many people simply love it here, and we know that we're the odd ones when it comes to this kind of thing.
A local woman selling tourist trinkets.
You still see the odd horse riding through town though!
There was some kind of Christmas thing going on in the central plaza. This little guy didn't look thrilled!
How about Santa...with sunglasses?
Yesterday's drive...only 32 kms (19 miles).
But, we'd better get going. We have another "long" drive to do today!
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