Nancy and Rob on Shindig invited us to take a road trip with them to San Pancho today. Like Sayulita, San Pancho is a little surfing village on the north Pacific. Unlike Sayulita, it is a quiet, relatively non-touristy Mexican beach town. It was love at first sight!
Because it was Good Friday, we were privy to a processional of the cross through town with the locals and the beginning of a mass celebration for Easter. Semana Santa, or Holy Week is full of church services, fairs, parades, family gatherings/camping on the beach and lots of food and fun When we arrived, locals were just beginning to establish their turf on the beach.
We sat down and enjoyed the sights!
We purchased a small menagerie of animals from local children.
We had lunch in town at a lovely restuarant with delicious food. Nancy and I enjoyed salads and the boys had, guess what? Tacos.
After a stroll through town we headed back to La Cruz. What an awesome day!
The day was completed with a gorgeous full moon over the anchorage and grilled octopus at the new rooftop restaurant at the marina.
First Mate Kate