Bienvenido loyal reader! Please join Bruce and Mary as they adventure down to Boca de Tomatlan, just south of the iconic Mismaloya, made famous by Liz and Dick when they filmed the Night of the Iguana.
We have been meaning to take a day trip to Mismaloya ever since we landed here in June and with this three day weekend (Canadian Thanksgiving – we work for a Canadian moderation company), we are out the door, this Saturday to the Mismaloya/Boca bus staging area just two blocks away.
Here we are shortly before boarding. The ticket is 6.5P, same as any city bus.
It’s hard taking pix from a the window of a city bus dodging potholes, but here is one and following are a couple more.
A driver’s eye view. BTW: Hijos, this is the same route we took to the Predator Tour many years ago.
We come upon many riverlets emptying into the ocean.
Oops! We missed the Mismaloya stop and we’re coming into Boca de Tomatlan. Guess we’ll be checking this out.
We debark at the end of the road for this bus, at a little fruit stand and Mary is at the top of the hill. We hope the beach is nearby.
La playa is only a block away from the bottom of the hill and here is the view from the spot that we stake out.
Mary says, Cheers!
And now it’s my turn, Cheers!!
This is our view west.
And our view east. You can see the pier in the background. When we first got here I took a dip. I had to wade out about 100m to get to waist-deep water. I was surprised by the Black and Tan beer layering of the water, with the cold water on top and warm water under that layer. I imagine the fact that Rio de Horcones empties into this cove has something to do with this.