It was a grey, overcast day, cool, yet still a little humid. It’s been one of the wettest October’s in SW Mexico’s history. Conchas Chinas consists of houses high up on the hill with tropical forest, and hotels on the highway, on the beach. No stores. And only one main restaurant/hotel…The Lindo Mar Restaurant. That’s where we planted ourselves for a late breakfast. While sitting on the front edge of the restaurant, the first thing you notice is that the beach is smaller, and there are a many large rocks. The waves are smaller, almost non-existent, and the water is much clearer. We saw a few snorkelers a little to the north at Playa Conchas Chinas. Several kayakers paddled by us, and a boat with tourists wanting a view of the beaches and hillsides from the bay also passed by. After we ate, we went down to the beach area, and climbed some of the rocks. There were crabs running along many of the rocks where the waves crashed against them. From one of the larger rocks, I could see along each beach southward towards Los Arcos and northward to Playa Conchas Chinas, with a view of the Hotel Zone and Marina buildings in the background. This beach was a more peaceful beach, with no vendors, or beach service, or boats to crowd the view or distract from its serenity. We made a note to return on a day in the future when it wouldn’t be quite so cloudy, and maybe consider a drink at sunset, with nothing obstructing our views.
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