Rincon de los Guayabitos, Mexico - New Years 2009-2010

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Arrival in Rincon de los Guayabitos, and Villa Corona del Mar. Yummy guacamole & salsa were waiting for us. See in Google Maps See in Google Earth 21.0330, -105.2605 

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Dinner down the beach, at the restaurant La Tonita I

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Beach

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Pelicans and frigate birds get very excited when the vendors give them fish scraps.

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Sayulita See in Google Maps See in Google Earth 20.8694, -105.4398 

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Evening

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Trip to La Peñita — for dinner at "Mi Casita", and ice cream!

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Evening

Curious PaintingTequilaPlaying Catch Phrase

Breakfast at Villa Corona del Mar

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Waverunners

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View from the roof

ViewView from Villa Corona del Mar - Beach

Cooking class

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Trip to La Peñita for market day

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Sunset

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New Years Eve

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Iguanas in the trees

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Micheladas!

Micheladas

Pelicans know where the treats are

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Walking the beach

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Rincon de los Guayabitos — Town

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Cross on the hill See in Google Maps See in Google Earth 20.0196, -105.2772 

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Evening. Ran into town for tacos, came back with bags of pelliscadas — Mexican pizzas!

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Mexican microwave has very specific local food presets

Mexican Microwave Oven

Drinks & pig game

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Boat ride — Looking for whales.

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Our first stop was for lunch in Chacala See in Google Maps See in Google Earth 21.1645, -105.2253 

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Las Cuevas (Caves). The brave tried snorkeling here, but the water was to silty for good visibility. We did encounter a mermaid, who swam to us and wanted a lift on our boat. See in Google Maps See in Google Earth 21.1396, -105.2331 

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Our last stop was Isla la Peña, the island just a mile offshore from Rincon de los Guyabitos. Again, the water was too silty for snorkeling. See in Google Maps See in Google Earth 21.0478, -105.2708 

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Back at Villa Corona del Mar — Preparing for Erika's birthday!

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Dinner & dancing at an open-air restaurant up on the hill with a fantastic view of Rincon de los Guayabits

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Masks, piñata, and cake

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Road trip to San Blas in a taxi

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A stop for late snacks at Las Islitas. Street vendors sold grilled fish & crayfish, sweet things, and ...bug repellent!

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Late lunch at the beach at Las Islitas. A great relaxing spot, except for the horrible swarms of painful biting gnats called jejenes. We soon realized why the restaurants where burning coconut shells next to the tables. See in Google Maps See in Google Earth 21.5254, -105.2469 

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Sunset in San Blas — more jejenes! See in Google Maps See in Google Earth 21.5298, -105.2858 

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A fantastic week!

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