3/22/2008

Semana Santa at the Beach

Semana Santa at the beach is a pretty amazing adventure. People watching is the order of the day. We arrived at our favorite palapa restaurant around 11 and the beach was more busy than usual. But by 2 pm, it was packed.



The beach vendors were out in force...here are mangos on a stick.



...and ice cream...



...and pastries...



The lifeguards were keeping an eye on everything...



...while Paul and Jessica shared a meal of grilled fish...



Some people nearby requested something like 9 songs from some musicians...here is a video of them that also shows how busy the beach was. We only saw one other gringo on the beach the whole time we were there...and really had fun watching happy Mexican families enjoy their vacation in the sun.

5 comments:

Jonna said...

It's pretty amazing isn't it? Even our little town here is jammed to the gills and driving through it is like driving through a parade.

I love the way they cut mangos to look like flowers on a stick. Your spot sure looks wonderful.

Steve Cotton said...

Great post. I wish I could be there. Yesterday was a perfect Pacific Northwest spring day -- no clouds, full sun, short sleeve weather. This morning I woke up to chill and rain. Hardly a good combination for Easter sunrise service.

Are the mangoes in season? You will have to try my cold mango soup recipe.

Kris said...

You both look fabulous and fabulously happy! We'd say Mazatlan and your new life suits you just fine - and to have family visit makes it heaven on earth! We're in Pátzcuaro enjoying a more low key Semana Santa. Heading to the coast from here; hope to see you later in April for a cold Pacifico.
Kris y Ken y Duffie
mOOners in Mexico

jillian said...

I love that it's a week long breezy, fun for the whole family affair with hammocks, swimming and endless liters of cokes. You never see a sulky teenager or get the sense that they would want to be anywhere else. Vive La Familia!

Nancy said...

Hi all!

Semana Santa was a lot of fun, but it is nice that the city is back to normal now. Although in two days another fiesta begins...Moto Week, where lots and lots of motorcycles invade the city!

Paul and I are trying to learn to like mangos, and lime and chile powder helps. I think it will be a while before we try your soup, Steve. But we are determined to like them if it kills us!

mOOners, we look forward to meeting you in April!