The small beach was absolutely beautiful. We can't imagine having to come here with tourists, they must be all over each other. There were caves to explore and fun boogie boarding by the kids when the waves were good coming through the small tunnel-like opening. We spent about 40 minutes ton the hidden beach and swam out just as a (Puerto) Vallarta Adventures catamaran (perhaps 80' long) was arriving with a large flock of tourists. We swam directly to our boat and quickly got aboard, started the engines and untied from the buoy as we had tied to the one closest to the opening. The tour boat immediately took the buoy we had just vacated. Once we were out a ways, we shut down the engines and the kids jumped into the water to wash off some sand that got into their bathing suits. What a way to start the day, having already seen an amazing site by 9am, without the crowds that would exist for the rest of the day. The early bird gets the worm :-)
Our next stop was only a few hours into Banderas Bay at the La Cruz anchorage so we were anchored by 12noon, in very familiar surroundings.
|Just before swimming in the tunnel to the hidden beach.|
BTW - everyone loves Kevin's swim goggles! They look like sunglasses.
|Cindy on the small beach, checking out the rocks|
that she obtained by diving for them.
|Cactus living on the edge of the crater|
|Looking at the hidden beach from the tunnel entrance|
|Adagio as seen through the tunnel.|
|inside view of the crater and it's hidden beach|
|View from the opposite side of the crater.|
|Exploring the cave at one end of the crater.|
|Cindy and Kevin from the cave area, looking toward the beach|
|Cindy and Kevin rinsing the sand off after we left the buoy|
|Puerto Vallarta Adventures taking over the buoy that we "borrowed"|
in the early morning.
|Pictures from the internet showing the crater and beach|