Monday, January 20, 2014
Tomorrow is our last day in Puerto Vallarta. We are staying at a fancy hotel in the marina area, the Westin. What a beautiful hotel! I am right now watching the sunrise from the deck. We met up with my friends Pat and Doug. They were also visiting here and they invited us to spend a few days in San Blas at their house. I haven't been there for a couple of years and I am really looking forward to going with Pat to the local beaches there.
Tammy has never been to San Blas. All she knows about it is the jejenes. If you ask anyone here about San Blas, that is their first response. The jejenes. They are worse than mosquitoes. So it is a forgotten town, unspoiled by development and tourists. It has some of the prettiest beaches I have ever seen. Thank you jejenes for keeping it unspoiled by development! It makes me a little sad to see what has happened to Puerto Vallarta in the past ten years.
The beaches here in Puerto Vallarta leave much to be desired. I haven't been here for many years and since I was here they have built malecons all along the beach so that it is no longer large enough to be called a beach. Everything has built up since I was here. I remember when there was nothing around the marina, not even a grocery store. Now it is filled with boutique shops. Very expensive too.
Now is the best time of the year to visit this area. It isn't too hot here yet. I am really enjoying my beach vacation and best of all, it makes me appreciate where I live. There are so many advantages of the lakeside area. The weather. The small community of expats. The inexpensive restaurants and good food. The social structure of things to do. The beauty of the lake and the mountains..... I feel very lucky that I live there.