could i really live here?
ok, so mexico has a lot of problems. poverty, trash, tourists, etc. Vallarta in particular is similar to New Orleans. people walk the streets with beers or big styrofoam mugs of booze at all hours. sleazy timeshare salesmen chase you down the street. but yesterday we found playa destiladeras about 45min north of vallarta. the bus ride was fierce but the beach was beautiful. lots of mexican holiday makers (it was constitution day) but walk a half a mile north on the beach and it is empty. the water is clear and cool and the waves a great for swimming and boogie boarding. it might become a weekly trip.