Saturday, February 9, 2019

Hola Guayabitos!

Hola from Rincon de Guayabitos, Mexico 2019

We made it back to this "laid back" Mexican Fishing Town
after 7 years!
It's changed a bit but thankfully not too much.
Here is a link to 7 years ago!

Staying at the DeCameron, Los Cocos all inclusive resort made for
a relaxed Winter Get-Away.
Walks on the beautiful beach, no cooking, reading, and eating
3 square meals a day - oye!

While there, we took a Casa Cooking class in Betty Nunez's cozy kitchen in La Penita, 
a town adjacent to Guayabitos.
She taught us and our travel mates how to make the most delicious enchiladas
served with authentic sauces of green tomatillos and red plum tomatoes.
She also made and shared a family recipe of Guacamole - what a treat!
Thanks Betty - you are amazing.

Here we are enjoying  a home-made Mexican dinner. 

Guacamole made in the traditional molcajete (mortar & pestle)

Each day our beds were made, our room was cleaned and there
was some "towel art" left on our bed!

How do the maids do this?


While hearing reports from home
of -20C's or more, we enjoyed +20C's here!

Bedtime came early for us most nights but we stayed awake long enough to view the lunar eclipse on January 20th.
There was a surprising extreme high tide the next morning on our beach walk,
all due to the full moon eclipse?

We had early morning walks on the beach each day, where the fishermen
sold their daily catches,
enjoyed the buffet of foods at the resort and tried to get "our" same table
and waiter every meal.

Selfie lessons needed!!!

The Monday market shopping in the town square was so much fun.
Bought some great sun dresses (Mexican made by two sisters - TY Bikinis),
 and gifts to take home. The "TY" booth was always packed with women trying on dresses
as the men stood back in the shade.

Thankfully we had lots of suitcase space to take home our treasures.

La Penita also has a fabulous market on Thursdays and there we had a good feed
of fresh made churros (deep fried long donuts rolled in sugar - oh yum).
I need to learn how to make these!

This resort and area seems to attract mostly Canadians and lots from the Western Provinces.
We visited with some friends that we met here in 2012 who hail from Saskatoon area
and now rent a bungalow for 6 weeks in town. So great to see them again.
(I missed getting a picture of them - Ev and Leonard)

Many folks come year after year to this wonderful place.

Good times were had with our "old" friends forever from home!
Gary and Anita
Our meeting place! Let's do this again some year.

Till next time ....... Adios and stay warm!


  1. Awesome memories and great job summarizing the wonderful get away with dear friends!

  2. Wonderful that you made a break for it from cold winter. Are you home or still traveling? That delicious Mexican food made me a little jealous. I really haven’t had good Mexican fare since my time in Arizona long moons ago. 🌮🌯🌮

  3. Seems like a perfect getaway from winter! Love that you could get a Mexican cooking lesson during your stay. That guacamole looks amazing. The markets sound like fun, too. I'll have to click and see where in Mexico this resort is. Hope coming back to winter wasn't too much of a shock.

  4. Such fun . . . a cooking class, great shopping, time with friends, and warm temps! It's a wonder you decided to go home! (Why do I suddenly want some Mexican food?)

  5. Sounds like a perfect vacation, Rosella! I never heard of this town, but I'm interested after your description of it. I love Mexican food, and would have loved to have taken that cooking course.

  6. Rosella, I've really enjoyed hearing about your vacation. We are headed to an all inclusive in March and I think they are just the best. It's a true holiday. I've never done an authentic cooking class in Mexico and I am wondering if I will be able to find one! I've never heard of that Mexican town. It looks worth having a closer look at. Your selfies are just fine Rosella... keep them coming. Happy Valentines Day dear Rosella.

  7. That looks like a fabulous vacation! How fun to take in a cooking class! I could enjoy some Mexican food right about now. Churros would be a great treat for dessert tonight.

  8. I have not heard of this place either, but I'm so glad you found a place that is fun to go back to! All inclusives are so great! I also love that you got to bring home some nice sun dresses and recipes to enjoy here.


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