View from our sixth floor apartment patio in Pogradec, Albania.
Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Pogradec, Albania .

Where are Kevin and Ruth going next? Gjyrokaster, Albania on October 6th.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Return to Puerto Escondido

We pulled out of our spot at Playa Zipolite at 7:15am. We wanted to make it throught the tight streets of Mazunte before there was any traffic, and we did okay. Still, the first 8 kms (5 miles) or so was pretty slow going.

It was only a 65 km (40 mile) drive to our spot in Barra de Colotopec just outside of Puerto Escondido, but it took us an hour and forty minutes.

About 20 kms (13 miles) outside of Puerto Escondido, they started building a new section of the highway in order to make it two lanes in each direction. They were working on this two years ago when we were here, and although most of it is now paved, it’s still not open, and there doesn’t seem to be very much work being done to get it open.

Chicken and babies outside our front door

So we are parked up at our Mexican friends Mary and Alfredo and Natalia. Ruth did some reading in the morning while I had some internet time, and then we took Whiskey for a walk to the beach. We’re about a 20 minute walk from the coast, but the beach at this location is largely undeveloped because it wouldn’t be very good for swimming.

Lots of greenery beside the river in Barra de Colotepec

The undeveloped beach here goes as far as the eye can see

in both directions!


  1. Very peaceful tho! We love reading your blog and being able see and hear about the many beautiful unknown peaceful areas of Mexico - so different from the border area here near TX.

  2. Wow... what a great beach!

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

  3. Nothing like having your own personal 2 or 3 miles of beach!

  4. I would love that beach, no people!!!


  5. Bob and Vicky...We are glad to hear you are enjoying our blog. There are many beaautiful and peaceful places in Mexico. One of the reasons we love it so much.

    Everyone else...It is a beautiful and quiet beach. Too bad it is not good for swimming, but it is perfect for walking.

    Kevin, Ruth and Whiskey


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