Several years ago, I went down to my beloved Mexico for week or so to check out some of the coast north of Puerto Vallarta. I love this stretch of Pacific coast, and PV is not a bad town for a resort kind of place.
I spent a night in PV and then caught a bus north to San Blas in Nayarit. San Blas has been slated to be a big tourist resort for decades by the powers that be. The sticking point is that it’s chock full of little sand flies called jejenes. That tends to be a bit of a turn off for the average tourista.
Lucky for me, I’m adventurous, or dumb or something, so I’m not one to be put off by some punk-ass little bugs. And I’m not one to frequent resort towns, since traditional Mexican culture is one of the main reasons I like to visit Mexico. That’s a whacky idea, I know.
The nice thing about San Blas is that it’s still a small, sleepy town of ten or twelve thousand people. And, aside from some ex-pats from the U.S. and Canada, there really aren’t a lot of tourists to be found.
I can’t say I know the town well since I only spent a few days there. But, I remember a nice little town, a great bay, good food, cheap Negra Modelo on tap, and a really amazing estuary just outside of town full of birds and crocodiles.
It was a good trip, and I really loved my time there. The cops in Puerto Vallarta when I returned, not so much. But that’s story for another day. Enjoy.