Trip Start Jan 07, 2008
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I will officially be in Mazunte Mexico for a week tomorrow and I wish I came here earlier. Very chill, very off the beaten path, and quite beautiful. This is NON resort Mexico at itīs best. I am staying in a cabaņa (which sounds romantic but really just means bad construction, no privacy, lots of bugs but AWESOME location) on the beach and it is costing me a whopping $12 a night. The water here is amazingly strong and the sound of the waves at night are the stuff cdīs are made of for those that donīt know how to relax. I am so close to the crashing waves (and they are always crashing) that sometimes the building shakes. Very cool. I am loving it.
There are several beaches along this stretch of coast with the most notable being Zipolite, about a 10 minute ride South of Mazunte
I have also visited Ventanilla which is an interesting little community just 10 minutes North of Mazunte. They are a sustainable little group of families that are giving tours into the lagoon (swamp really) to see the wildlife in the area. I took it and enjoyed it immensely. We saw crocodiles, iguanas, and an amazing number of new but large birds nesting. The beach there is huge and undeveloped. Quite nice.
San Agustinillo is sandwiched between Mazunte and Zipolite and is working hard at consciencous development with places for recycling plastic bottles (of which there seem to be millions), batteries and such. Actually this whole stretch is trying to be more thoughtful about it all. I am hopeful for them. You know you are really off the beaten path when you have to travel 30 minutes on the back of a pick up truck to get to a cash machine. This is as remote as I have been thus far and I love it.
I have run into another little ĻmedicalĻissue that I am having treated by a local healer of sorts
Not sure what is next...still. Likely South America because the weather is more conducive to what I am looking for right now. I have to do some research but first I need to find a computer that īCOMPUTESīa bit more rapidly. I have no patience with these things to begin with so the hurry up and wait thing is killing me. I had no idea how lucky I was prior to Mazunte with equipment. It is likely there will not be many photos with this post because downloads are taking for ever.
Will post again when I can, have the patience, or have something more noteworthy. Hope you are all well. Wish you were here.