Guayabitos 2016

We enjoyed it so much last year, we decided to do a repeat. This time we invited friends, Patti and Jeff, who were both in need of a relaxing getaway, to come along. After a nonstop flight from Seattle, Guayabitos is about an hours drive north of Puerto Vallarta.

Patti and Jeff at SEA with the official pre-departure beverage

Patti and Jeff at SEA with the official pre-departure beverage

Most of these photos could have come from last year’s collection but that’s what I like about the place: elegant yet affordable simplicity that doesn’t change much from year to year. Charlie and Mona are amazing hosts.

Casa de Ensueños (House of Dreams) from the beach

Casa de Ensueños (House of Dreams) from the beach

The beach from the living room

The beach from the living room

View from our veranda

View from our veranda

However, this year there was one significant change.

Cooper

Cooper

New best friends

New best friends

Breakfast, which is different each day, is included in the price of your room.

One day Charlie bought homemade tortillas from a lady that sells them in front of the church

One day Charlie bought homemade tamales from a lady that sells them in front of the church

I do believe that these are the best tortillas I have ever had!

I do believe that these are the best tamales I have ever had!

Also included in the price of your room is happy hour on the veranda at 5:00 PM each day.

Margaritas and conversation

Margaritas and conversation

The beach is a great place for a walk before breakfast.

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Hey, look guys, breakfast!

Hey, look guys, breakfast!

A fisherman's early morning catch

A fisherman’s early morning catch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of our favorite places for lunch was Karla’s, just a short stroll down the beach.

Ahhh. cold beers with feet in the sand

Ahhh. cold beers and warm sand

Lorette

Lorette

Jeff

Jeff

John

John

Lunch

Lunch

After a discussion on the relative merits of tequila one day, Charlie conducted a blind test to determine if there was a perceptible taste difference based on cost.

Almost everyone could pick out the moonshine tequila (in the jug on the left). Otherwise no correlation between cost and perceived quality.

Almost everyone could pick out the moonshine tequila (in the jug on the left). Otherwise no correlation between cost and perceived quality.

And one more thing included in your stay: games.

Mexican Train in Mexico

Mexican Train in Mexico

Cooper thinks that Guayabitos is a pretty cool place to spend the winter.

Charlie and Cooper

Charlie and Cooper

Cooper, the water dog

Cooper, the water dog

Toward the end of our stay, there was a regional volleyball tournament just down the beach.

Jeff

Jeff

one way to work up a thirst for una mas cerveza

One way to work up a thirst for una mas cerveza

We missed the full moon by just a few days but the ‘almost full’ version was still pretty spectacular.

The reflection of moonlight on water: moon river, moon wake or moon glade?

The reflection of moonlight on water: moon river, moon wake or moon glade?

When the moon got really close to the horizon, the atmosphere caused it to glow red

When the moon got really close to the horizon, the atmosphere caused it to glow red

Well, that’s it for another year….

View from the living room at dusk

View from the living room at dusk

Sunset over Jaltemba Bay

Sunset over Jaltemba Bay

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