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Majahuas to Tehuamixtle
A very long day trip from Melaque
Costalegre, Jalisco
 

We had never been out to the coast in this area - mainly because the beaches are a long way from the highway.  Had no idea of road conditions of distances between towns.  We started with Majahuas and worked our way north.

The Majahuas turn off is the first road just north of the bridge north of Tomatlan.   The fisherman's Coop "Roca Negra" is there that manages the Majahuas Biological Station and turtle sanctuary.  A little inland is a new Aquaculture facility raising shrimp, pargo and puffer fish.   This facility is government funded in conjunction with the Spanish government.   Scientists from both countries are working there.

To continue north from Majahuas we had to return to the highway and take the La Gloria exit about 5 miles further north.   La Gloria also has a Sea Turtle Research Station but we continued north to La Cruz de Loreto and up the coast from there.   Very easy to feel lost on the criss-cross roads just north of La Gloria as they follow irrigation ditches and farm fields.

Las Penitas is the next landmark north but is only a small lighthouse and a few seldom used palapas.  It's a pretty beach.   The next thing north of note is Villa del Mar with a few vacation accomodations and two stores before we reached Tehuamixtle.

Tehuamixtle is very cute at the bottom of a valley on a beautiful little bay.  We ate at one of the two not inexpensive beach restaurants. The land to expand the town is minimal due to the steep terrain but the realtors have it all sectioned off and forsale.   A one time experience that I won't do again but I'm sure it will fit into other gringos dreams.  The road out to El Tuito and the highway is very rough and takes over an hour.

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