Some nice scenery on our way to Playa Amor just outside San
For information about San Blas I have included the link below:
The information below is from from wikipedia:
is a port and a popular tourist destination. It is located about 100 miles north
Vallarta, and 40 miles west of the state capital Tepic.
It city had a population 8,707.
Blas is known as the port where the Spanish priest Junipero
Serra, 'Father' of the California
Missions, embarked on his journey north. The area is also noted for its fine
of the town was devastated by the Pacific Hurricane
Kenna in October 2002, but most damaged structures have since been
rebuilt, repaired, or removed. It was immortalized in Henry
Wadsworth Longfellow's final poem, The Bells of San Blas.
Interestingly, Longfellow never visited San Blas.
Blas boasts several attractive beaches, which have been kept safe from
large-scale development by the area's notorious population of jejenes or
no-see-ums, that are mostly active at twilight. San Blas sits between two
estuaries, the Pozo and El Rey, which are the main entries into a vast wetlands
system. The many rivers that flow through the mangrove forests serve as the
breeding grounds for fish. The wetlands also serve to buffer the land from
storms and prevent erosion.
incursions by shrimp farms have threatened the balance in this very fecund
ecosystem. A local environmental movement has helped to mitigate the loss of
substantial mangroves and diversion of waters. While claims that San Blas has
suffered a loss of fish and wildlife due to development may be true, this area
remains abundant in birds, bugs and crocodiles.
downmarket vacationers (San Blas has only one luxury hotel) looking to get away
from the more common tourist-filled Mexican beaches, San Blas is a popular
de San Blas is the northernmost point of a stretch of Nayarit coastline called
the "Riviera Nayarita" that extends south past the towns of Chacala, Los
de Mita and Nuevo
Vallarta to end at the Río
Ameca, just near the border of Jalisco and
just north of Puerto
John and I were on our way to Playa Amor, but took a 3 Km
detour out of our way to see San Blas. We stopped and bought some marlin for
supper. It came with a plate of vegetables and tortillas, all for about 90
If you want to spend some time here they have a few RV parks.
For those that want to check out the nature side of
things you can take a boat tour through the mangroves and see the estuaries,
mangroves and crocodiles. Bring bug spray as there tend to be a few more biting
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