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Where the Jungle Drips into the Pacific: Our First Day in Lo de Marcos, Nayarit

by Yucatan Times
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Follow Chuck Bolotin, from Best Places in the World to Retire, as he, his wife, and two dogs drive through Mexico in a large, white van.  This story describes the surprising experiences of two gringos new to Mexico as they arrive at Lo de Marcos, a small, seaside Mexican village in Nayarit, about an hour north of Puerto Vallarta on their way through to Yucatan.

In the period of less than half a day, our senses and emotions had experienced quite a workout.  In the morning, we were on a ferry in the Sea of Cortez, headed towards Mazatlan.  In Mazatlan, we were treated to an entirely new concept: jungle in an urban setting.

From there, we had found the toll road, breezed through green and wooded highland farmland, and then gradually descended into a profusion of jungle, not only on the sides of the road, but overhead, as we glided towards our destination: Lo de Marcos, in the state of Nayarit.

In contrast to our state of serene enjoyment of the road and scenery, the Mexicans…

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Beach at Lo de Marcos, Nayarit (Photo: Chuck Bollotin)

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