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San Blas: Beautiful beaches, curious customs & magical mangroves

“Let’s go camping on the beach!” we decided quickly.

pg8aChoosing which beach to head to was a lot more time consuming.

“The beach?” questioned my friend Josh. “That’s a long drive and I’ll be the one doing the driving.”

Google Maps confirmed that it was close to a five-hour drive, whether to Puerto Vallarta or La Manzanilla in Jalisco or El Faro de Bucerías in Michoacán. But, to our surprise, we found that San Blas, Nayarit — which is farther away than any of the aforementioned towns — can now be reached by car from Guadalajara in approximately three hours (by autopista all the way).

In addition to being quick, the route to San Blas is picturesque. We skirted the beautiful volcanoes of Tequila and Sangangüey and suddenly there we were at Stoners Surf Camp on the beach, a favorite hangout for surfers in the summer months but practically deserted in February.

After splashing in the water and soaking up the sun, what else is there to do in San Blas?

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