So far I've shown some of the Mexican homes & gardens we saw in Sayulita, Mexico, a small town about 40 miles north of Puerto Vallarta. But the trips between homes was just as beautiful. We went for a short walk one day through neighborhoods of fantastic homes, a longer hike through the forest & secluded beach another day, and went through town and stopped in the local cemetery to take some pictures. All have their charms. Here's some shots of those trips.
|I'd have loved to gotten the chance to see the inside of this casa.|
|Off in the distance another compound of houses. Great colors.|
|The only grass we saw all week. Well done.|
|Great stonework and masonry was not hard to come across.|
|If this is the public side of someone's wall, can you imagine what the inside of their place looks like?|
|The hilly terrain leads to architectural challenges that Mexican architects seem to have mastered.|
|A public path that leads to the beach.|
|Casas have names, as well as addresses. |
I believe this was Casa Rana (frog).
|The secluded beach where this is changes all the time. |
Sometimes this is tall enough to walk through.
|Someone on the beach was practicing their stone stacking.|
|Heading toward downtown Sayulita.|
|The main square of Sayulita.|
|A Traveler's Palm tree. It's trunk grows underground. It's actually not a palm, |
but closely related to banana trees. They're native to Madagascar and the fan of leaves
generally follows an east-west direction, serving as a compass for travelers.
|No roads lead to this secluded beach.|
|You can barely make it out in the distance, on the plateau, |
but that is the private seaside casa of a former president of Mexico.
|And as always, at the end of the day, we still had the driveway to climb to out friends' place.|
You can see their heart-shaped rock at the bottom of their driveway.