We are basting ourselves with suntan lotion on this Travel Photo Thursday as we play on the sand and in the sea 20 miles north of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
We are in the midst of our first of two weeks on Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit; this week on Playa Destiladeras. So slide into that empty chair below, there’s a margarita just waiting for you as we celebrate another great day in paradise.
We drank the margarita pictured above at El Dorado, on Playa Anclote, near Punta de Mita, and a few miles north of where we are staying. We’ve come to this restaurant for more than two decades to spend a few late afternoon hours and usher in sunset.
We’d begun our sunset celebration in this Mexican Margaritaville at another long-time hangout on this same beach, El Anclote, which has been around since the mid-1980’s. Our entertainment there was watching the beach vendors peddle their wares: jewelry, wood carvings, hammocks, rugs, and clothing One of the most popular was the candy/nut vendor:
I wasn’t the only one pulled to his display like metal to a magnet:
Sunset and margaritas seem to go hand-in-hand in Mexico but this time of year the sun doesn’t set until after 8 p.m. – long after we’d sipped our margaritas. We toasted this day in tropical paradise with a glass of vino as we watched the sunset from our deck at the condo where we are staying.
Many of you know this trip is taking us down Memory Lane. It’s our first visit since we sold the last of our homes here seven years ago. It has been a blend of discovery and nostalgia. I’ll tell you more about our Memory Lane, the places we are staying and Bucerias in future posts.
For now it is Travel Photo Thursday so stop by Budget Travelers Sandbox for another great photo journey around the world.