November 30, 2015
Today we decided to go to Mismaloya, a little beach town south of PV, so Don could try out the snorkeling there. We walked over a few blocks and caught a bus which took us south on the only highway about 20 minutes. Cost 8 pesos each or about 75 cents. We got off the bus and walked down to the beach. It is in a nice little cove, which also has a huge resort complex in it. We walked along a path which went out towards the point, above the rocks. There was a great sculpture at the end of the path, an old palm tree trunk with a very large iguana sculpture on it. Very impressive!
Don decided to start snorkeling from a place out on the rocks and I brought all his stuff back to the beach to wait for him.
I found a nice shade place to sit with a table and chairs, the beach level of one of the little eateries that line the beach. The young waiter was great - did not pressure me to buy anything at all. We got to watch some of the boats bring their customers back into shore. One couple had caught a nice Mahi-mahi.
We went upstairs to their deck area and had lunch. Good food, made on the spot. After lunch, Don went back in for another snorkel and I sat and enjoyed the view with another beer.
Once he was done, we packed up and caught the bus back again. The buses run very regularly and seem quite reliable, although they are like old school buses. We got back to the hotel and rested up for a bit, before going out to have a drink at a bar just around the corner from the hotel. Then we had a walk on the Malecon, before having pizza for supper at Pinnochio's. This restaurant also has 3 or 4 special chairs with tanks of little fish that eat the dead skin off your feet. Some women had this done, while we were there and seemed very pleased with the result. Unfortunately I didn't think to take a picture of this - maybe another day.
While walking after supper, we came upon another activity at the open air theatre. It seemed to be a cheer-leading competition!?! The groups of young people were very athletic and did some amazing gymnastics. There was a table of judges and at the end the winners were announced. The young teeny boppers did a lot of screaming, they were so excited!