Collected by Joan Duncan
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Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico
Guadalajara visitors craving an escape from the city should know that the ocean breeze isn’t far away. The bohemian beach town of Sayulita is about a four-hour drive, and even closer by plane. Popular in the 1960s among American and Canadian...
Playa las Gatas, Zihuatanejo, Gro., Mexico
We hiked along a rocky trail starting at Playa La Ropa to get to Playa Las Gatas. You can make it in sandals although it's not a walk in the park. Once we arrived we were met with a crowd of locals enjoying their weekend. As you stroll the beach...
Monte Nahuac Lote L, 63734 Higuera Blanca, Nay., Mexico
Check out the tub in my bathroom at the Imanta Resort, just outside of Punta Mita, Mexico. It's an amazing 12 room property on the hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean. This tub was a boulder on the property and they built the suite around it....
Yelapa, Hab los Fresnos, 63197 Tepic, Nay., Mexico
Technically speaking, Yelapa is an idyllic cove that never quite caught onto the fact that the rest of the world has electricity--until about eight years ago. I boarded a small Vallarta Adventures charter boat from the pier in Nuevo Vallarta, and...
Bucerías, Nayarit, Mexico
You have to check out Investours in Bucerias. Their walking tour takes you around this tiny fishing village to meet local artisans. We met Luz, who sells her tamales and atole, a traditional Mexican hot drink, around town. It was incredible to...
Barra de Potosí, Gro., Mexico
Barra de Potosi, near Zihuatanejo, is a small coastal village at the mouth of a lagoon. The lagoon, together with long stretches of adjoining beach, are home to over 200 species of birds, endangered butterflies, rare mammals and reptiles, nesting...
Michoacan can claim only a small stretch of Pacific coastline in comparison with neighboring states, but what it has is lovely and blessedly lacking in tourist overdevelopment. Playa Maruata is the most beautiful of Michoacan's beaches and the...