As I posted here, we docked Camanoe for a little while a couple weeks ago, had a brief stint back in the La Cruz anchorage, and now we’re back in a slip at Paradise Village. It’s pretty nice to be out of the rolly anchorage, able to hop off and on the boat as I please and take a quick walk to the store, the shower, the pool and pretty much anything else I need.
Thought I’d give you a little pictorial of what we’re enjoying here in Paradise.
Two crocodile (cocodrilos!) slide pools. Very cool. VERY FAST.
It’s sort of a Disney-fied Aztec architecture scheme, but still nice to look at.
They have a little bird habitat on the grounds. I wish the birds had more space to fly around though; it’s a pretty tiny cage for about a half dozen birds.
Next door to the birds is a tiger habitat. Diego and Daisy mostly sleep the day away, but sometimes you’ll catch them prowling around the fence line. Don’t get too close though – they’ll come right up to the bars and sniff ya!
Trees every where with low hanging coconuts, bananas and mangos. We haven’t picked any yet, but we kinda want to.
Oh yeah – and it wouldn’t be paradise without a good lounge chair out on the beach soaking up the sun.
Camanoe was due for a bath. A good one. We hadn’t been in a marina with the ability to give her a fresh water bath since we were in Mazatlan at the end of December. Four months without a bath. Poor girl looked a wreck.
So last week we took Camanoe and docked her at Paradise Village Marina in Nuevo Vallarta. It’s fairly cheap (about $26/day) and gives us unlimited water use, (sort of) hot* showers, close proximity to Costco so we could restock the boat and a dozen amenities including use of the resort’s pools, (semi) hot* tubs, beach and games.
Our other incentive was that Bob and Camelia on s/v Navigo were docked in Paradise as well and were only going to be in Mexico for another week before flying home for the summer. This would be our last chance to hang out and it’s so much nicer to be able to walk down the dock to their boat than have to dinghy over across an anchorage or bus over from La Cruz.
We’ve been having lots of fun checking out the little towns in this area with the Navigos and I’ll touch on them in later posts – just wanted to let ya’ll know where we are and that we’re immensely enjoying our time in Paradise. 🙂
* hot = luke warm at best for both showers and hot tubs. Maybe Mexicans don’t like hot water at their resorts????