As we were coming down the coast, I was pretty appalled at the lack of “free” content about where to go, what to do, etc. There are some great cruiser guides you can buy, but even the brand new one is out of date because of how quickly things change in Mexico. With that in mind I’ve tried to get out the word whenever I can by sharing information and here’s the latest installment.
Punta De Mita on Noonsite.com
We’ve been aboard Deep Playa for about 5hours now. We’re getting things organized, unpacking and sweating a lot! All of our boat prep and the boat sitters paid off, we have zero mold and things are going together pretty quickly. Mexico is reminding why weleft in the summer as the air and water temp are still 90F! More on everything later, just wanted the word to get out that we’re home safe and sound.
La Cruz de Huanacaxtle was notably absent from Noonsite. This is the primary cruiser destination for those who anchor and it wasn’t on the site at all. I sent in a draft to them and now it’s on the map so to speak.
If you’re familiar with La Cruz de Huanacaxtle do take a minute to check for errors or omissions. Send any edit to Noonsite via the link on the bottom of the page.
Large swells came through the anchorage today. It was enough that we even moved the boat. One of the channel markers broke free and is now on the beach!!
There is a saying that cruising plans are written in the sand on the beach at low tide, so keep that in mind.
Right now we’re in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle in Banderas Bay. The biggest city you’ve heard of nearby is Puerto Vallarta, abour an hour away by bus. We plan to stay in this area until at least the 1st of March and the head South some more before we turn back North and head into the Sea of Cortez for the summer. Heading North is important because you don’t want to be in this area during Hurricane season which is the same as the Gulf of Mexico.
After that, your guess is as good as mine!
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We have only been here a little over a day and already we are enjoying the services which a little bit larger town has to offer. Sunday was the farmers/artists market and we managed to find whole bean coffee! We will soon be out of the US variety so we’re hopeful this is just as good if not better. Dawn also picked up a parcel of veggies and a hunk of tuna for less than a half rack of beer in the states. Tonight we eat large for sure!
For me, my skin is freaking out still, the humidity changes and increase in heat are causing me much itching. I have had this eczema thing since I was a baby, nothing to do but ride it out till I adjust. Hopefully sooner rather than later.
Tomorrow we plan to head to PV on the bus to see if we can find the bits and pieces we need for various projects. I am excited to see how PV compares to Mazatlan and La Paz.
More on all of this to come! If you have anything in particular you want to know about feel free to drop questions in the comments.
Be there in 6 or 7 hours…. It’s a dark moonless cloudy dark dark dark night.
The seas were too uncomfortable so we are now back on the hook at Muertos.
We’re taking a little nap before we head off to Mazatlan tonight. We should be there Saturday morning. We really hope it’s warmer; I had to put on long pants again.