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Feb 11, 2012 - San Blas,Nayarit

Quittons Rincon, ce samedi, par un temps pluvieux. C’est la 1ère fois, depuis notre arrivée au Mexique (le 2 décembre), que nous avons de la pluie, du vent et il fait froid. Nous nous dirigeons vers le camping El Chaco à la Playa Metachen, situé à quelques 20 km de San Blas. Petite route tortueuse pour se rendre, mais nous n’avons que 70km à faire. Le camping est très agréable, sur le bord du Pacifique et le temps s’éclaircit. Nous prenons 2 jours. Visite de San Blas. Ville de 12,000 habitants qui a été choisie par les autorités...

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Jan 11, 2010 - Chill'n in San Blas

San Blas is much like many small Mexican beach towns we have visited; laid back, slow moving and just a touch grubby. I took a long walk today and checked out the town as well as the beaches. This is certainly a relaxing place but unless you want to just sit on the beach, a single day will give you plenty of time to see the sights around town. Many of the activities here require taking a boat tour such as whale watching, bird watching or visiting the old spanish fortress. I am not into those activities just now so I think I will move on...

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Jan 10, 2010 - Tepic to San Blas, Nayarit

One thing I found in short supply in Tepic, at least around the plaza, were cafés and restaurants. There is a Burger King and a KFC but I ended up searching for quite a while this morning just to find a coffee. I ended up at Oxxo, which is the equivalent of 7-11 in Mexico, to get un café para llevar (a coffee to go). Being Sunday morning the traffic was light and soon after loading up I was on the road to San Blas. I picked out a route along highway 28 with the intention of taking a dirt road short-cut through a little village called...

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Nov 23, 2009 - San Blas

After a long journey, we arrived in San Blas, a beautiful small resort on the Pacific coast. It’s a very unspoilt place, not touristy at all and the beach is amazing. Hardly any cars in the town, most people get around by bike. We stayed in Stoners’ Surf Camp on the beach and had two little cabañas, one in the camp and one overlooking the ocean. Waking up on the beach to the sound of the waves was absolutely incredible! Saturday we spent the day relaxing on the beach; the sea was a perfect temperature to go swimming. I couldn’t get over...

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Jan 13, 2009 - San Blas

Today we changed direction and headed north again to a city called San Blas. Actually we stopped short of town to do something I never thought I would do; we went on a jungle river trip. We stopped in an area called La Tovara, which is nestled on the coast with this huge estuary behind it that has a channel carved through it that guides take tours through. We hired a boat and driver and for a little more we hired a guide who spoke enough English to make it easy on us. We then headed up the swamp through overhanging mangrove trees, vines...

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Apr 16, 2008 - San Blas, Playa Coco

Ok, so we made it out of Mazatlan, just barely, but after 4 nights sleeping in a tent on the beach, and sneaking into a local restaurant to use the bathroom every morning, we were ready for a hotel of our own. The original idea was to drive the 150miles south to San Blas, but the more we read of it the less appealing it became. So... we went ten miles down the coast to picturesque playa coco. It is a beautiful beach, with several small hotels along the only paved road. We ended up staying at Hotel Delphin, which had a huge shower, and an...

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Feb 14, 2008 - San Blas

In our "hurry" to get to Puerto Vallarta to meet up with the other puddlejumpers, we passed a couple of spots that we wanted to see. Thus, up north we went again. This time the ~90 miles only took us a day to get there. Planning for a daylight and high tide arrival in San Blas, we anchored off Punta Mita for a night to shorten the trip. At this rolly anchorage, we watched and listened to the big surf pounding the point and were underway again at 5am. Although, we continue to see much sealife, the newness of it has worn off a bit --...

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