Saturday, January 06, 2018

Outtahere - Heading for the Beach at Rincon de Guayabitos

Every year I'm ready to escape the cold nights and relatively chilly days by heading to the West coast of Mexico, somewhere in the area of the Costa Allegre - between Barra de Navidad and the Bay of Tenacatita on the Pacific Ocean. 
Above is a photo taken last year from the beach at La Manzanilla of the sunset over the bay.

But, this year, I'm heading farther north with many friends to Rincon de Guayabitos - a first for me.

Guayabitos is north of Puerto Vallarta.  It has been known in the past to have a cold wave come through, so I have hesitated to ever go that far north.   But, nothing ventured is nothing gained Besides, I have checked the weather for the whole time we are going to be there.  It appears it will
be in the mid 80's during the day and mid 60's at night.  Perfecto.

Many years ago, when Matilda, my granddaughter was born, we drove to Sayulita for her first "toe dipping" in the Pacific.  It has been that long since a trip to this area has been made - ten years!

Looking forward to taking a boat out to see the whales and another boat to go through the mangroves to San Blas.  Not to mention the time spent, sitting with my toes in the sand while sipping a pina colada!  A lot of the time...........

Hopefully there will be some exploring and maybe I'll discover an unoccupied beach such as Tecuan.  That was quite an adventure last year when we got locked in on the property.  By blowing my horn, someone came and let us out!  It was worth it to see this pristine area, however.

One day there is a planned trip to Puerto Vallarta.  THAT is where I always thought I would end up living starting in the 70's!   When I had a design project to restore the first home built by an ex-pat there, I stayed for six weeks.  Then I pined over it for months after I returned to reality.  Somehow
though, I did not end up there.  Luckily so, as it is now high rises and not the jungle town that I visited, lo those many years ago.  I do plan to go to PV and see some old haunts along with some old friends.

Interestingly, our weather has been mild the last couple of weeks.  In fact, it is still cold nights but the days have been in the 70's.  Yesterday was 76 at my house.  Aaaah......  Good news.  Some friends arrived a few weeks ago and said it was 28F below when they left their home in the North.  I cannot even imagine - nor do I want to imagine, living in that kind of weather.  I am SO grateful to have sunshine here almost every day.

Nine nights of sunsets over the ocean will be something to enjoy, photograph and experience.  It was a last minute plan that will bring dividends of relaxation, restoration and reflection.

What a great way to start 2018. Viva Mexico!


Peter Kouwenhoven said...

Enjoy beach time! A long week in warmer weather is a good thing.

Victoria said...

Will be interested in what you think of that town and beach.. have a fun and warm time.

Babs said...

Thanks Peter.......I will

Victoria, I've driven around Rincon but never stayed there. I'm someone who likes to stay at the end of a goat road on abandoned beaches, so we'll see how this goes. One of the fun things is that many friends will be along too which will make it more fun! I AM looking forward to the warmth.

Maria Lee said...

Buen viaje, Babs. We love the Jaltemba Bay area. But if you're looking for a beautiful, remote beach, drive an hour north to Playa Tortugas. At this time of year there's 17 km of undeveloped, sandy beach and coconut groves. Drive to the community of Playa Las Tortugas to start. Definitely worth the drive. Have fun!

Babs said...

Thanks Robert Lee for commenting. For the first time in over 20 years, I will not have a car to explore with this trip! BUT, I will make a note for future years
when I drive. Playa Tortugas sounds just like my kinda place. Mil gracias!

Retired Teacher said...

Enjoy your time on the beach! I will be escaping the cold of Ohio (two degrees last night) for the relative warmth of Mexico City. Of course, wouldn't you know, a couple days after I leave, the Cleveland forecast is calling for a high of 52!

Babs said...

Bill, 52 is NOT a high! 82 sounds better. But, I guess it is all relative.
I cannot imagine surviving the cold winters in the north. We had a bit of that
early in December with mornings in the high 20's. Of course we have no central
heat so there is a big difference. Now it is in the 30's in the morning and mid
70's during the day.......wonderful. It will be in the high 70's while I'm at
the beach, ha.

Safe travels. Enjoy CDMX

marilyn said...

I hope you have a great time. I like your description of the type of beach you love, and I hope you find one - or more than one. I look forward to seeing more beautiful photos.

And enjoy lots of toasts for a Happy New Year with your friends.......ummmm, it sounds wonderful.

Lena J

Life's a Beach! said...

Enjoy your time at the beach! We're headed to San Carlos for the month of February. Craig will play pickleball, and I'll walk the beach!

Babs said...

Hi Lena and Bec - I'm back. It was way too short of a time, but better then not at all. Returning to SMA, there was a 40 degree difference. Today, although, has been
lovely in SMA and I've spent most of it outside..........

Bec, enjoy San Carlos. I have friends there and it looks entertaining......