San Pancho

San Pancho ~ February 2 to 6 Just a couple of kilometers north of Sayulita is another little fishing-village turned tourist attraction and expat hangout. Officially, it is named San Francisco but everyone calls it San Pancho. Sayulita is small but San Pancho is tiny. So, after four nights in Boca de Tomatlan, we got…

Inside Casa La Ventana

Boca de Tomatlan ~ January 29 to February 1 Christina owns, and lives on the top two floors of, Casa La Ventana. Before moving to Mexico, she worked in the building trades in the USA. So she designed the house herself, completing the drawings for each floor “a couple of weeks before we started construction…

Casa La Ventana

Boca de Tomatlan ~ January 29 to February 1 In Boca de Tomatlan, we stayed in “Casa La Ventana” which I guess means “Windy House” … and it is a suitable name … but in a good way … 😊

Boca de Tomatlan

Boca de Tomatlan ~ January 29 to February 1 [It has been a month since I wrote the previous blog-post. The reason is simple. I am writing these notes back home in Connecticut. Jana & I are planning a short trip to England in May and planning for this next trip took precedence. So, to…

Birthday Dinner at the Vista Grill

Puerto Vallarta ~ January 25 For Jana’s Birthday, we looked for a special place to have dinner. We chose the Vista Grill because this restaurant gets good reviews and because it is situated high up with a view across Puerto Vallarta’s roof-tops to the ocean and (hopefully) the sunset. We took a taxi there and…

Riding the PĂșlpito Funicular

Puerto Vallarta ~ January 20 – 28 When the roads in downtown Puerto Vallarta find a particularly steep bit of hillside, the town planners have a simple solution. The steep bit of road is replaced with a stairway. One example is the road called “PĂșlpito”. This runs inland from the shore for two blocks and…

A Scramble to Conchas Chinas

Puerto Vallarta ~ January 26 This statue is near the South end of Playa los Muertos. Here is a view of Los Muertos beach, looking North towards the pier and the center of Puerto Vallarta. This photo shows the entire waterfront of the Romantic Zone. The nearest big building, with the “palapas” and the blue…