Nov 26, 2009

Banderas Bay


More delightful cruising in the Bay. Paradise Village is literally only 15 minutes from the airport, and after arriving late afternoon and taking care of a few items, we left the next day for Yelapa. Sammy helped us with a nice mooring right off the beach where we stayed for 4 nights. The town and beach were much more lively than during our last visit in the low season. In addition to good meals at Gloria's and Bahia Cafe, we enjoyed both waterfalls -- the one near town and the "big" one a 1.5 hour hike away.

We then departed to spend a couple of days at the North Shore, including Tres Marietas and Punta de Mita. Good snorkeling at Tres Marietas with the water at a comfortable 90 degrees, but not as clear as our last mid-summer visit. We sighted numerous whales. A great meal ashore in Punta de Mita on our last night and then back to Paradise Village for clean-up and our flight back home.

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