Punta Mita Mexico for Lunch
It was such a nice day (heck, all days are nice here) that we decided to just go for a drive and so we set out for Punta Mita via a coastal road that lead out the back side of Syulita. The drive was interesting in that the road was black top and in pretty good repair. The jungle growth was right up to the edge of the road and driving the 'tininthewind' on this road would be a no-no, but the jeep could maneuver around the overgrowth.
Punta Mita is one of the first beach side communities just North of Puerto Vallarta and the building of high rise hotels is taking place on a grand scale. The one pictured above is the one we chose to try for lunch and we were not disappointed. The food was excellent, and the prices were a bit more than we are used to in Lo de Marcos but then this is one of those areas that caters to the tourists who fly in to Puerto Vallarta and want up scale surroundings. There were a number of surfers of all ages hanging out at the bar and they parked their surf boards outside much as one would rack a bicycle.
There are so many up scale hotels in this area that moving people between locations and restaurants is done by water taxis like the one pictured below. It struck me that these pelicans decided not to fly but to take the water taxi instead. Problem was, the driver decided to take a siesta.
We decided to return to Lo de Marcos via the main road from Punta Mita and just before joining that highway we stopped to photograph Puerto Vallarta off in the distance.