Ocean Swimming, Arroyos, Swimming pools
Las Islitas was once famous for the longest wave in the world - now a good jetty and shore break at Borrego Beach. Best surf is in the summer. Surfers hang out at Pompis Ramada on Borrego.
The water is murky
The water is murky
Completely flat - everybody rides bikes.
Deep sea fishing in lanchas. Fishing on beach and estuary. Anuual sportsfishing contest.
Good hiking places along beach and in nearby Sierra Madres.
Very nice beach walks
No golf courses
Would be good in Matachen Bay on a calm day. Excellent in the mangrove wetlands
Estuaries plus ocean
The new marina is complete and at $12 a night one of the cheapest in Mexico. Anchor at the beautiful Matanchen Bay or sail to Isla Isabel
A few good taco places
Huichol crafts on a good day; local gringo amature artists
It's either Billy Bob's or the San Blas Social Club
Nice place to kick back on a hammock
San Blas is an historic town with an old church and fort on the hill overlooking the town.
La Tovara jungle boat ride
Huichol art; artisan stalls
Very little shopping -best gift shop at Hotel Garza Canela
Local baseball team - occasional boxing - karate for kids
256 species - annual festival of migratory birds in January
At lease half the days are holiday - parades - dances - dancers in the plaza.
Surrounded by jungle
Beautiful backdrop: Sierra San Juan
An historic town with a few colonial buildings left standing.
The plaza is a mile from the beach
Two large estuaries with lagoons.
Ranches outside of town
Small friendly town with a village sensibility
Still feels very Mexican, despite ex-pats
Break a sweat before brunch
Jungles - Mangroves - Long deserted beaches - and Crocodiles
San Blas has a funky charm and it is still a bicycle town.
San Blas is a simple town - great for a simple lifestyle
Not your middle class dream
Perfect - 75 to 80 degrees
Hot, humid and buggy
Buggy, muggy and rainy in the summer
Lots of interesting gringos
Nearest international airport is in Puerto Vallarta
About 1000 miles
A real end-of-the-road town
Hotel Flamingos is a very beautiful traditional hotel.
Several budget hotels - around 200 pesos per night - Huts on beach also very cheap.
Many cheap house for rent - some for sale
Can camp on the beach - also there is a trailer park - Coco Locos
Muggy and buggy in the summer, it starts to cool down in November and by January you might be wearing a sweater in the plaza at night. Starts to really heat up again in April and by June or July it can be really hot . When the rains start in August the storms provide some temporary relief. In the summer or 2008 it rained 8 feet .
Bug report: Advoid the beaches in late afternoons especially when there is no wind. Not many bugs this year. Perhaps they drowned in the summer rains.
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