Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Day Trip to Mazamitla

Kevin arranged for several taxis to ferry us from our rv park to just outside the town of Mazamitla for lunch, and suggested that some of us might enjoy a hike down to some falls on the other side of the town.  The taxis arrived around 1020 and we all piled in for the ten minute ride down highway 414 to the Punta Marino Taco Del Mar outside of Mazamitla to enjoy shrimp tacos before our big hike down to the falls. It would be nice to try to eat at Punta Marino again; even though I couldn’t enjoy the shrimp, the accompaniments were delicious, especially the cole slaw. I asked for a mango ice cream and was served a scoop in a partially hollowed out half mango. Delicious.

After lunch, some of us walked towards the main part of town to the Centro and continued towards the falls, which were situated in a type of gated community. We paid the gate keeper twenty pesos each to walk down the cobblestone road towards the falls. The road was lined with nice vacation homes, a few of which were in various stages of completion. Larry and I stopped about two thirds of the way down at a sunken gardens area, and I waited while he toured the gardens. At that point we decided to head back up the steep slope towards town instead of tour the falls, and wait for everyone else in the Centro. Once we were all together, we caught taxis at a Pemex gas station a little ways off, and headed back to Valle de Juarez. It was getting late in the afternoon, and the hosts of the rv park were going to cook a Christmas Eve dinner for our group, so we needed enough time to ready ourselves.

One of nine cats I counted at the campground, someone feeds them everyday.

Our home until January 2.

Building on the grounds where we would have a nice meal on Christmas Eve.

Punta Marino Taco Del Mar

Beginning of long walk to the center of town.

I happened to take this picture as the policemen were walking through. In some towns we have seen conventionally dressed local policemen on their rounds, but more often we see military style security detail wearing bullet proof vests.

Parrroquia de San Cristobal

Popular spot for photos and the plaza was crowded. Garth took his photo from the reverse side and said he would reverse the image on his blog, a clever solution.

The trek out of town to the falls area. 

Very steep incline through town.

One of many houses we saw for rent.

Staircase down to the sunken gardens.