Man, when I’m at my home in Canada I find it so hard to write about Puerto Vallarta. The funny thing is not a day goes by where I’m not thinking of those scenic beaches, our beautiful condo and pool, the warm weather and the food…good lord, the food. Ok, I have to stop there or I’ll drive myself crazy.
Anyway, I’m sitting here at home watching House Hunters International on HGTV where a young man from Cranbook travels to Taiwan to pursue his dream of becoming a travel writer. What does that have to do with me? Well, nothing really other than it got me thinking of my neglected blog and devoted followers (all 9 of them) aching to be stimulated with my fantastic writing skills and adventures in Puerto Vallarta. You know who you are!
So I trundled upstairs to our office, opened up iPhoto and started going through my pictures of Mexico to get the creative writing juices flowing. And what popped out but Boca de Tomatlan of course! This small and authentic fishing village, located about ten miles south of Puerto Vallarta, is worthy of it’s own little post on “Part Time In PV”.
Now this little village was never on my bucket list but, since it was the pick up point to get to the Ocean Grill Restaurant and we were here anyway, why not explore? I highly recommend taking some time to peruse the few streets, have lunch with a cerveza or two and relax on its pleasantly quiet little beach. It’s a perfect day trip to escape the sometimes high energy Los Muertos beach in Puerto Vallarta. To get here, simply take one of the buses in Old Town that have Boca de Tomatlan or Mismaloya written on the front or side windows. We caught ours on the corner of Basillo Badillo and Insurgentes and paid a fare of 7 pesos.
I did a little reading up on this quiet little village and discovered that, even though I did not see any, Green Macaws and wild parrots live in the area. If you’ve read my other posts, which I’m SURE you have, you’d have noticed I’m getting quite the collection of exotic bird pictures! Well, exotic to me and my fellow ex-pats that is.
Another interesting fact about Boca is that it’s located where the Horcones River empties into Banderas Bay; fresh water emptying into the salt water ocean. I’ll have to take note if the water feels less salty due to that. Next trip I’m bringing my swim trunks and will let you know!