Friday, January 22, 2010

Road Trip! Part One


We decided it was time to take a road trip south so on Wednesday morning we packed the cooler and two backpacks and headed down the highway. It took us about an hour to get through Puerto Vallarta and the areas just south. Our plan was to go to Melaque and Barra de Navidad, two small towns quite close to each other about three or so hours south of PV.

We were amazed at the different terrain we saw. There are so many banana and coconut and papaya plantations! I had to pull over to take a photo of the papayas. We literally drove for miles and miles and saw nothing but fields of bananas or groves of coconut palm trees. It was so green and lush and tropical.

Last week, our neighbour Maureen's sister Bonnie, who lives in winter in Melaque, was visiting so we picked her brain on what to see. She was a great help and suggested lots of lovely little beaches and towns to visit. Some were very remote and reminded us of Long Beach in Tofino. Our favourite was Tenacatite, just a gorgeous tiny beach town about 30 minutes outside Melaque. We stopped for lunch at a little beach restaurant and had a great meal. Then we headed into Melaque to stay for the night. Our hotel was right on the beach, where we sat until sunset. Melaque is a very popular and quaint little Mexican town and we just fell in love with it. We will be back next year for sure! More to follow.....

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