12
Mar
08

more mexico

Yesterday – Tuesday

We were planning on going to Sayulita for the day, but Derek was too sunburned and didn’t want to be walking in the sun all day. So we postponed it and instead lounged around Punta Mita all day. I was happy to stay put for the day. Highlights include: Coffee on the balcony, G&Ts by the pool, an afternoon nap and dinner down at Swimmers. I also finished the book I was reading, The Other Boleyn Girl. It was a quick read and I finished it in less than three days (which surprised me considering it was over 650 pages). On a side note, I’m thankful I wasn’t a Boleyn.

Today – Wednesday

Today, we woke up and drove up to Sayulita. It is a great little town – bustling with activity. First, we had breakfast at a small outdoor restaurant and then we hit up the beach. The beach was busy and a little crowded, but it provided fantastic people watching – which I love. After sitting on the beach for a bit, we walked around the town a little more and stopped at a restaurant called Sayulita Fish Tacos for fish tacos and a couple of cervezas. The restaurant was recommended to me by a coworker – and it was well worth the stop –the fish tacos were delicious.

All in all, I have to admit, I was slightly disappointed with Sayulita because it had been built up so much to me. It’s the perfect destination if you are looking for a smaller, quainter version of PV. I think I was expecting something a little more rustic and authentic. There were more tourists than locals and there were real estate offices on every block.

We got back into the car and decided to continue driving north and stopped in a small town called San Francisco (the locals call it San Pancho). San Pancho is JUST the charming, rustic town I was hoping for. It’s not overly developed and there were very few tourists there. In fact, the beaches were practically empty which surprised me because San Pancho showcases the most beautiful beach I’ve ever seen. It’s surrounded on all sides by a lush, green jungle. The contrast of the blue water, the white sand and the green jungle is absolutely stunning. So far, the San Pancho beach has been the highlight of my trip.

On our drive home, we were pulled over by the Mexican road patrol (not to be confused with the federale). They told Derek he was driving too fast over the speed bumps (which is a bunch of crap). They asked for his driver’s license and then told him they would have to keep the license and he would have to go into the office tomorrow to pick it up and pay a $66 ticket. It became increasingly obvious that we had committed no offense and they just wanted money from us. I guarantee this was not the first time they’ve pulled this trick. Derek stayed calm, but firmly assured them that he had no money for them and that he would be needing his license back. After ten minutes, they shrugged, handed the license back and drove off. JERKS!

Right now, Derek is down at the small harbor seeing if he can buy a fish or lobster off of the local fishermen. I hope he comes back with our dinner! And it’s time for me to start sipping on this margarita and turn my attention to the sunset. I love it here…this is the life.

Limes

Derek’s advertisement for home-grown limes..yes, we do have limes growing out front. Jealous?

Sayulita

Sayulita’s beach

Fish Tacos

Sayulita’s Fish Taco

San Pancho 1

San Pancho’s Beach

San Pancho 2

More San Pancho

Derek in San Pancho

Derek chillaxing in the sun.

Kindra in San Pancho

It’s me!

Derek

The water is great!

Derek with Lobster

Dinner!

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4 Responses to “more mexico”


  1. 1 saracoledaum
    March 12, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    We ate at Sayulita Fish Taco too! So good. I am bummed Sayulita wasn’t so great for you. When we were there, it was not overrun with tourists at all, but maybe I felt that way because we were staying in PV. San Pancho looks beautiful!! I love reading these posts and seeing the pictures. I’m ready to meet you there. 🙂

  2. 2 Kristina
    March 13, 2008 at 6:30 am

    Jealous of the limes! Jealous of the sun! Jealous of your tan! glad to hear you guys are having so much fun—and Derek—your photos are incredible. you really have an eye for taking shots.

  3. 3 Mary B
    March 13, 2008 at 9:29 am

    Looks awesome you guys, sorry we had to miss it! I can’t wait to see more pictures :^)

  4. 4 Jen
    March 14, 2008 at 8:13 am

    Officially jealous! Love all the pictures.


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