As I sometimes do, I have brought back a postcard from our very brief stop in Acapulco. Playa Ventura itself is too small for anyone to have gotten round to producing postcards for them! Want me to send it to you? Leave a comment, and use my Contact page to send the address you want it posted to.
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I’ve returned from Playa Ventura, which has been our beach vacation of choice since I found the place back in 2005 when Paola, myself and two travelling friends did a big tour of Oaxaca and Guerrero states. I’m not a huge fan of big resorts and prefer tiny little villages that offer non of the creature comforts, little in the way of organized nightlife, and considerably less in the way of litter, pollution and noise. They offer much more in the way of wildlife and natural delights. Turtles come ashore here more frequently than in Acapulco Bay, a couple of hours down the road.
The waves are also a lot bigger and more fun here, although it has to be said swimming is a little riskier. Although, when red flags are flying, there is always the option of a short drive to Chautengo lagoon. The video is short, but gives a brief glimpse into life at Playa Ventura. Photos will come in good time. If you fancy a trip there yourself, you can locate the nearby town of Copala, from which the road to Playa Ventura starts, courtesy of Google Maps by clicking here. The reggae music accompanying my vid, which looks better in HD if you have a decent broadband connection, came courtesy of Screaming ‘Tubes.
Last time I came to Mexico I raved on endlessly about how amazing their bus service was. Faultless was one word I used. Boy did we get unlucky this weekend though! Barely an hour out of Mexico City and we broke down and had to wait another hour for a second bus to collect us. Barely another hour down the road and that bus came to a grinding halt as well, which left us stranded in blazing heat at the roadside for more than 2 hours waiting for bus number 3! Made it to Acapulco in the end though, on the 18th, which was Paola’s birthday. I had bought her a little Nikon digital camera which she seems pleased with.
Acapulco is pretty cool; on the Sunday and Monday we went a half hour outside the centre to Pie de la Cuesta, which is a very laid back beach. Monday was better as the previous day we had unfortunately selected a restaurant with two pretty lousy waiters who wouldn’t leave us alone! Anyway, the food was good, the hotel was good and the weather was good…….am looking like a lobster of course, as is the norm when I meet hot sunshine!
I have also realised just how much weight I have put on. I have a gut, and I blame proper food! My digestive system is only used to crap, and it doesn’t know how to deal with sensible food. Im going back on my chocolate diet to slim down a bit asap!
The way back wasn’t quite as eventful as the journey there….we broke down just the once!