The past couple of days have been off the grid a bit. Jarod, a friend of Roberto dropped by and told me about a weekend plan to head to the beaches. Now I am not really a beach person, but the prospect of visiting a Chiapas beach, which is off of the tourist grid, was appealing. So I decided to join them. Jess, an English cyclist was in town too and we invited him to go along too.

Friday was a quiet day, I just spent the day lounging and catching up on some movies I’ve been trying to watch. In the evening we took a bus out to the meeting point where we’d sync up with the rest of the group. There were a bunch of pleasant people and a couple of doggies too and we headed into the night, southward to reach Puerto Arista.

Little did I know that one of the guys, Francisco, had a house in town and we were going to be camping out there. The place was wonderful, right up at the beach. The village was pretty quaint and the beach was absolutely quiet except for a few late night walkers. Some one mentioned that most tourists hit the beaches in Oaxaca and head out elsewhere and the beaches in Chiapas were mainly visited by locals and other mexican tourists. Being slightly off season, there were few of those and it was 2 days of bliss!

I suppose I was lucky to be invited with the nice group of people and appreciate Mexican Beaches in its pristine form. I still do think I am not a beach person, but in perfect beaches like these, I think I can make do.

Route: Tuxtla Gutierrez to Puerto Arista & back
Distance: 0 km (yay!)
Ascent: 0 m
Descent: 0 m
Expenses: 68.60
Comment: Perfect beaches of Chiapas.

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