Mexico is a popular destination among both Americans and Canadians: Cancun, Riviera Maya and Puerto Vallarta being the top choices. While there is fun to be had in each of these destinations, there is so much more to see and do throughout the interior of the country — and I highly recommend taking time to visit places like Guanajuato, Mexico City, and Oaxaca.
Welcome to another edition of Sunday Snapshot. Wow, it’s been what, three weeks now? This is a new record for me! I must be back in my blogging grove, Lord knows it took long enough.
A small surfing town about 40 mins north of Puerto Vallarta, I would visit Sayulita with a friend of mine, Christine. Sayulita is small and quiet, with a few expat surfers, yummy tacos, and some of the best homemade chocolate truffles I have ever eaten. The town can get pretty busy, but it is far too charming to avoid. I loved sitting on the beach, wandering the streets, and watching the sunset. Mexico is so much better than anyone realizes.
If you’re planning a trip to Puerto Vallarta, consider renting a car and visiting Sayulita for a day or a weekend, it’s such a lovely little beach town and writing about it has me craving all kinds of delicious food. Sayulita is also popular with expats, digital nomads, and surfers. Basically,it’s a gringo haven and if you’re weary of travelling into interior Mexico but don’t want to fight the crowds in Puerto Vallarta, then Sayulita is an excellent choice. It’s also close to places like San Pancho and Bucerias.
Food, glorious food. It’s one of my favourite parts of travel, and life for that matter. I’m a semi-adventurous foodie; meaning I still have this weird gag reflex thing when it comes to eating bugs, but I am good with pretty much everything else. The more I travel the more I fall in love with street food and local markets. Especially markets.
Mexico is one of those countries where street food is a mandatory experience. It’s home cooking at its very best, and the only way to truly discover the delights of traditional Mexican food. In other words, Mexican street food is the epitome of comfort food. And when I am not in Mexico, I find myself craving some of these foods – like I am right now!
Rated one of the top resorts in Puerto Vallarta by Trip Advisor, Casa Velas Resort in Puerto Vallarta is a five star all-inclusive resort for adults only. Let’s face it, the world needs more adult only resorts. Don’t get me wrong, I adore kids, but I don’t want to be at a resort with a bunch of kids acting like jerks with parents who can’t be bothered to actual parent. That my friends is not a vacation.
In a nutshell, yes.
I admit, I was a little leery of travelling to Oaxaca last year. Usually places that garner so much positive press are overrun with travellers and I get a little suspicious. I want to explore Mexico, not float from tourist hotspot to tourist hotspot! It sounds absolutely ridiculous, I know. I think it’s because I like to make up my own mind about a place and therefore I tend to not listen to (or read about) other’s opinions before I arrive. I mean what if I go all hyped up and it blows? That is no fun.
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Leaving Argovia Finca Resort near Tapachula was a happy moment. Our one night stay had turned into three due to van mechanical issues, and now that we had the van back, we were ready to get back on the road and drive to Oaxaca.