Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Las Hadas & Manzanillo

We spent two nights anchored at Las Hadas Resort. While the view from the boat was fabulous, it was very expensive to park at their dinghy dock! They charged 200 pesos while other places charge around 40 pesos.
And Las Hadas has no nearby services for the cruising yacht. However, we did take the bus into Manzanillo twice to do shopping, sightseeing, and errands. They have lots of large American stores on the boulevard: Walmart, Office Depot, KFC, Starbucks, and Burger King.

By changing buses on the boulevard, we were able to travel to the oldest part of Manzanillo which has a peaceful plaza, tourist shops, a municipal Mercado, and this modern Sailfish sculpture.
And on the way home we had the craziest bus ride ever. The bus driver seemed to be practicing for a Formula One race. The road was extremely rough, there were road construction issues, the suspension was shot, it was hot and crowded, and there was a bongo drum player onboard, but it was an unforgettable experience!

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