My hubby and I recently had (yet another) fun afternoon together adventuring around our little marina town of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Nayarit.
With the ideal, high-season temperatures (November through end of April) beckoning us to get outdoors, mid-day adventuring is far more enjoyable than it is during the very hot, sticky and humid months of June through end of October.
Toes in the sand and eyes on the horizon, we were greeted by this view, only steps away from our front door.
Heading north along the beach towards town, there are no shortage of beach-side accommodations to contemplate the day away at.
Making our way to the marina, we passed by an area of palm trees where the local fishermen work on their nets.
At the end of the rock jetty we spotted the empty stalls and overhead tarps that host the high season’s Sunday farmer’s market—a must see if you are in the area between the months of November and April.
Venturing past the docks, we continued on north towards La Manzanilla beach. I am so happy to see La Cruz taking proactive action towards environmental consciousness and look forward to more and more individuals and towns joining in this global call to care for our planet.
Past La Manzanilla Beach we ventured into the tide pools.
Thirst was upon us so we stopped to get a delicious, cold coco!
The walk home through town was fun, stopping to take pictures of various parts and enjoying getting to know our new digs on foot.
Cutting back down to the beach to arrive home, we were were again greeted by the Pacific Blue.
I love days experiences these, where you just set out and see where the adventure takes you.
Here’s to many, many more…
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Great pictures and article. Thanks for sharing your adventure.
Thank you Paul!
Glad you enjoyed it!
I just read through your whole blog, and, like so many others, was instantly drawn into your story! It was just lovely.
I am “born and raised” American, but my fiance is originally from the state of Jalisco (although he has been in the States for quite some time now). Although full time living is not in our plans, we would love to eventually be able to spend several weeks in Mexico each year in the future, once we are more established in our married life and in our jobs. I would seriously consider moving there, especially because I already speak Spanish and have been told by several Hispanics that even with my fair skin and green eyes, I would fit right in (the only give away being my accent!), but who knows what will happen! 🙂 He still has some family in Jalisco and Aguascalientes.
I wonder if you could comment on safety in Mexico. My impression is that Mexico is much like any other country…there are good places to go and bad places to avoid. Judging by the news we get in the US, it would seem that Mexico is basically run by drug cartels and corruption. Could you offer some insight into that? I suppose a lot of it really just has to do with being aware of surroundings and trusting your gut…which is what we’re supposed to be doing anywhere we are anyway.
Thanks so much, and I look forward to more! 🙂
Hi Sarah and Welcome to Los O’Gradys in Mexico!
Thank you for the kind compliments about our blog.
Your goals and dreams to adventure into Mexico sound very sound, practical and FUN! We are in fact in between 2 states–that of your husband’s origin and the one bordering it to the north, Nayarit.
In response to your questions about safety in Mexico, you truly answered it as I would…there is good and bad everywhere and employing common sense is the best recipe for safety…that and as you say, trusting your gut, go a long way.
In the 4 years that we have lived and raised our children as permanent residents of this dynamic country, I have felt safer and more supported by community that I ever did in our previous lives NOB. That is my experience. Of course this is a very layered and multi-dimensional topic and issue but if we lived our lives based solely on what the media chooses to magnify, I might never leave my house.
My husband Manny and I are hoping to retire in La Cruz. Planning our exploratory trip for 4/26/21 for a month to see if we are embraced by the vibe like the O’Gradys. Enjoyed your blog. Excellent pictures. You got me even more excited. How wonderful that you chose to raise your children in such a creative way. They will be expansive and welcoming thanks to you! Lucky kids.
Sounds like you have an exciting adventure ahead of you!
Thank you for your kind message.