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Where are Kevin and Ruth going next? Reuniting with Max in Germany on October 1st.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Playa Ventura

We left Diamante Trailer Park at around 9:00am. We had managed to get our propane tank filled while at the park, and of course we were able to empty our holding tanks and fill our fresh water tank. So Sherman is a happy camper!

Hopped directly onto the toll road heading to Mex 200, which is the main highway that runs along the Pacific coast of Mexico. We only had to be on the toll road for about 5 kms (3 miles) and it cost 25 pesos ($2.10).

Mex 200 is mostly a two lane highway that runs right through most of the little towns along it’s path. So there are a lot of topes ( pronounced “toe-pays”) which are Mexican speed bumps. There are over 300 topes between Acapulco and Puerto Escondido, a distance of about 400 kms (250 miles) . There are no stop signs or traffic lights, because topes work perfectly….they force you to slow down. Every town has a tope at the beginning of the town, and another one at the end….and usually a few in between.

It makes for slow going, besides which it’s a bit of a curvy road to begin with. So it took us three hours to do 127 kms (80 miles).

We arrived at Playa Ventura around noon…just in time to spend the afternoon relaxing on the beach. Finally got to take Whiskey for a walk on the beach….she loves it. Then, we sat and Ruth read her book while Alex and I played a few rounds of backgammon.

Had the binoculars handy in case we saw any whales or dolphins go by in the distance, but didn’t see any today. We have our own private swimming pool, and although we haven’t confirmed the price now, the last time we were here (in Feb of 2009) we paid around 60 pesos ($5.00) per night. It’s a beautiful spot and the young couple who own it have six children….all girls!

No internet signal here though, so this won’t get posted until Thursday when we get to Puerto Escondido.


  1. What a great place to sit back, crack open a beverage, and enjoy the view!

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  2. Karen and Steve...It sure is, can't wait to stop in again on our way back up the coast.

    Kevin and Ruth

  3. Hi Kevin & Ruth,
    Been following yor blog for the last 2 months as we are going to follow your route from PE to Alcapulco and then onto San Miguel where we are now.Can't seem to find Playa Ventura on any of my maps includings streets and trips.It looks like it is 8o miles from Alcapuclo and 175 miles from PE got that from reading your blog.
    How do I get to that camp spot by the ocean??

    Happy travels

    Rob & Karen
    Edmonton & Church Point, Nova Scotia

  4. Rob...Playa ventura doesn't show on the map. You have to look for Juan Alvarez. It is in between Cruz Grande and Ometepec. When you are travelling along Mex 200 the signs post it as Playa Ventura. Once you arrive into Play Ventura (Juan Alvarez) you take the first road to the right and then right again onto the paved road go 1 km and right at the 1km post it is the place to your left and it is called Puesta del Sol and is on the Coca Cola sign. You will see the pool from the road and their house is yellow in colour. They are really nice people and have 6 girls. If you have any other questions don't hesitate to contact us, we are more than happy to help out.

    Kevin, Ruth and Whiskey


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