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San Agustin de las Flores

MEXICO | Monday, 25 February 2013 | Views [583] | Comments [1]

Of course, we had breakfast in the small village of El Llano, and to admit to some remorse for last night, I ate the black beans served in front of me, ( if you didn't know, i'm not a big fan of frijoles).  But for whatever reason, this 'country-style' home cooking, as compared to the restaurants I've tried, is always better.  I think that's some kind of universal truth!  We're also in the middle of coffee country, and I don't think I've tasted a sweeter brew yet!

We pushed on without really having a plan, returning down the same dusty, windy track that brought us to Cascades Magicas.  It was a relief to hit the bitumen highway again, but before too long, we turned down another dirt road towards the coast.  A quick stopover at a well-stocked fruit stand served us well with fresh coconut juice and mango dusted with chilli powder, mmm. The road took us to San Agustin de las Flores, a beautiful small bay with the now familiar palapa restaurant/bars all along the foreshore. This area is protected by some rocky outcrops just off-shore and is popular for snorkelling and family beach fun.  Being the weekend, there was a good crowd enjoying the delights of the gentle waves, of going for tow rides on these kind of inflatable sleds.  Party boats bring mobs of people from nearby Huatulco for a day's outing as well.
 
We plonked ourselves down at the quieter end of the bay and spent the bulk of day lazing on the beach, so the fresh rinse I had yesterday in the mountain water was now just a memory, hehe.  As I've come to expect, the food, drink and service at these beachside places is fantastic!  The beer is cold, the food is so tasty, and the service always comes with a smile :)  Later on I hired some snorkelling gear and took to paddling around the shallow reefs admiring the variety of small colourful fish.  As safe as it is, I'm still a land-lubber but I was glad to have made the effort.
 
As the sun went down, we tried to determine where to stay for the night, but options weren't that favourable so we headed back to San Agustinillo.  We made a stopover at San Antonio on the highway to enjoy some tacos, and by the time we got home, I welcomed a refreshing shower and hit the sack feeling pretty content.

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That place sounds like really nice day visit location. receiving such good service also makes things even nicer :)

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  Steve Watson Feb 25, 2013 1:39 PM

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