Monday, March 23, 2009
Potchutla, Zipolite, and the Turtle Preserve
We wrapped up our three weeks in southern Mexico with five days on the beach at Zipolite. The playa was packed in anticipation of the big New Year's Eve celebration so we elected to stay in a hotel in Potchutla, well off the beaten path. It turned out to be a great place to escape the crowds.
In spite of the masses of people who had flocked to Zipolite for the New Year's Eve festivities, the beach was glorious. We were there everyday for five days and we did not see a single police intervention. Everyone was on their very best behavior. The weather was fantastic and the ocean had on its holiday finery.
One of our favorite waiters in one of our favorite beach eateries . . .
The people . . .
And the beach . . .
Feeling the need to add a little culture to our beach experience, Stanley and I spent our last afternoon at the turtle preserve. Having been disappointed in other venues of this type in Mexico, I was pleasantly surprised with this one. The exhibits were informative, clean, and respectful of the animals' needs. And, to help meet my need for culture, there was even an art exhibition featuring turtles.
The children were so excited! I hope you will watch the video and listen to their voices.