Wednesday, February 24, 2010

San Blas de Nayarit

A very charming town, comparable to San Jose del Cabo, but much less developed. It used to be a place where the Spanish Navy set a base to build and supply the boats heading to the Northwest expeditions and also to support the Franciscans missions. It was a busy port in its days, but it failed due to the poor conditions of the harbor and the climate that provided a much better habitat for mosquitoes rather than Spaniards. Some of the interesting sites are; the fort that was used to protect the town, the ruins of a church by the plaza, that its bell was believed to inspire the poem of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow “Bells of San Blas”, the Central Market where we enjoyed the taste of the Yaca fruit and the “Jungle Tour” to see the Crocs, Turtles and birds.

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