The Flavor of Coastal Mexico

By: American Sailing Association, Flotillas, Sailboats

Something a little different from our friends Meghan and Prescott aboard S/V Velella this week. This photo blog gives a slice of the amazing places they’ve encountered as they explore the tiny pueblos of Mexico’s west coast, away from the burgeoning tourist hubs. These are places best (and sometimes only) seen by sailboat. See more on ASA’s Flickr stream!

mural in barra de navidad
(Translation: OUR HISTORY. The town was known by various names, such as the Port of Xalisco, the Port of Juan Gallego, Purification Port, the Port of the Holy Spirit, and the Port of Cihuatlan, until the year 1541 when the Viceroy of New Spain (Mexico), Don Antonio de Mendoza, arrived on the 25th of December. It was given the name Barra de Natividad or Barra de Navidad (Port Christmas) to commemorate the arrival of the Viceroy.)

chacala

Streets of Chacala

Wall art

Wall art in the best taco shop in San Blas

nessie and rockfish

Nessie is very interested in a rockfish

prescott waterfall

Prescott at the foot of one of the Yelapa waterfalls

diving

Swimming in Ensenada de Carrizal

Now doesn’t that look like fun? ASA has a number of adventurous flotillas coming up in 2011, not to mention all of our fabulous sailing schools around the world, to help you get out there and live the dream too.

sail flow