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On March 1, we headed out early to our next destination, Melaque. Melaque is west, over the last range of mountains from Villa Corona to the coast. We took a free road (not toll) this time and had a relaxed and beautiful 5-hour drive. The road was windy but in pretty good shape (in Mexico standards). We still had to look out for topes and pot holes and sometimes had to pass large trucks on the two way highway. We arrived early afternoon ...
From the Ship's Log: "Despite a rather brief history as a Mexican Riviera resort destination, the local community has remained true to its roots without succumbing to mainstream franchise-ridden touristy malceovers. Instead, Manzanillo does a fine job of maintaining its lush tropical geography and pueblo-like vibrantly coloured houses cascading down its verdant hillsides. The local vibe is alive at the town's waterfront "zocalo" where the city's ...
... travelers. Its ½ block from the beach so just qualifies under our maximum distance requirement. Rodrico is very nice and knows a lot about the area, like the trail to the light house. A small group of us hiked it yesterday. Great views up and down the coast, plus back into the bay of Zihuatanejo.
This morning we were up early (holiday time) and off to go snorkeling with Pechuga. Those of you up on your Spanish will wonder about the name "Chicken Breast" ...
... out neighborhoods and have built over-priced homes with resort style comforts. There are some a little South of here, but not as many. I think this ruins the true ethnic sense that you get when you come in to any Mexican town. And it increases home values significantly, where most Mexican would not be able to afford to buy, or many middle class Americans would not want to pay.
Lulu and I have decided to stick it out for at least a month, and maybe ...
... I suspect was a farm workers residence at one time. In a small town along the way, and at a local market I spotted a taco maker made of wood. I would have bought one but reasoned that after I made my first few tacos, it would just add to the pile of little used things that I have and would eventually have to get rid of.
Joe, the landlord of the condo we rented for one week, treated us royally and drove us to the local shopping area where we stocked ...
Other places to stay in Barra de Navidad
Morelos # 23, Barra de Navidad | Hotelfrom $39
Stadtbezirke 01, Barra de Navidad | Hotelfrom $51
Sinaloa 16, Col Centro, Barra de Navidad | Hotelfrom $65
335 Abel Salgado, Barra de Navidad | Hotelfrom $20
Av. MazatlÃ¡n, 168, Barra de Navidad | Hotelfrom $40
Mazatlan #136, Barra de Navidad | Hotelfrom $25
Melaque Beach, Barra de Navidad | Hotelfrom $58