Sunset Sunday – San Blas, Nayarit, Mexico

After two full days in San Blas, I booked the third night. The town still intrigued. And to celebrate I returned to the beach with my pen, journal and some pesos for a cerveza to watch the sunset. 

I arrived and selected one of the popular talapas and ordered a Pacifico. My mission to watch the colorful sky and attempt to describe San Blas.

A few pages would not be enough.

I started to write about the road to San Blas, the long obscure passage after the highway that makes anyone question, how remote is this town? I penned  words on its impressive history, a past Spanish colonial glory  and the not to be missed fantastic views at the Fort San Blas.

I described the tourists and how many come to take a river cruise into the jungle to see the wonderful wildlife. Plus the surfers, like me, who came to experience the waves of San Blas.

I continued with the economics of the town. On how no one seems to ever have change (even if its 5 pesos) and how the catholic church serves as its bank. After mass on Sunday all the collections, the coins, are rolled and then traded back to the vendors and cafe owners for bills. The town recycles its coins.

Finally I wrote on the characters, the many gringos who come back each ‘season’ (Nov-Apr) from States and Canada perform an annual migration to Mexico not unlike the Humpback Whale or the Monarch Butterfly. Although, in San Blas some folks arrive and never leave. Nope they’ve been “off the grid” (as they told me) for years.

I realized, San Blas is hardly blase.

even with so many stories in San Blas, it was the sunsets I remember most

But as my pages filled, and the stories unfolded, I realized my favorite story of San Blas – the sunset. Happy Sunset Sunday

stay adventurous, Craig

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  • Charu

    Love love this sunset! It’s your first truly pink sunset I’ve seen.

    • craig zabransky

      Love the pink… Stay Pink, Craig

  • Laura in Cancun

    That is STUNNING. I’ve never been to Nayarit, but I’m dying to see it.

    • craig zabransky

      Laura, the Riviera Nayarit is a special place, make sure you get there… Stay Stunning, Craig

  • Craig Zabransky

    @Laura, thanks… it was stunning, and Nayarit is a wonderful place too. Add it to your list.

    @Charu, thanks, I have posted a few others with a pinkish color in Sunset Sunday’s early days… but I’ll make sure I add a few more :)

    stay adventurous, Craig

  • Marivic Brook

    That’s a stunning sunset indeed, Craig.

    • craig zabransky

      Thanks Marivic, appreciate it…. as you know, there are so many stunning sunsets in Mexico, Stay adventurous, Craig

  • Susannah Koziak

    I really enjoyed this blog. That is nice when you read something that is not only informative but entertaining. Excellent.

    • craig zabransky

      Thank you Sussannah… Stay Thankful, Craig

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