|Pto. Penasco is on the NE shore of the Gulf of California
Travel is one of the great joys of my life. I love learning about people and watching the world from a different perspective. My husband and I have been lucky enough to see cultures unlike our own and to learn that our values are not necessarily all that there is. It has become so much of a part of our being we had forgotten the shock of seeing the lifestyle in third world countries. But while seeing the world through the eyes of our friends, I felt a certain degree of surprise again that people surviving in such hard circumstances.
|Las Palomas Beach and Golf Resort
|Golfing in the Sun
|Sandy Beach at Puerto Penasco, Sonora, Mx
|Las Palomas condos all have a view
of the Gulf of California beach.
Their resort business has suffered because citizens of the United States are frightened by news of drug lords and I think US citizens expect to see gunfights in the streets. We were grateful our friends were willing to come with us.
At the Las Palomas Resort we were treated to a upscale condo experience. Inside the resort the pools were constantly clean and a quick call to the desk would get you all the maid service you could desire. It is a gated resort with security. The food was wonderful and the water filtered/purified. Outside the resort was a different world.
I need you to understand that we didn't see the situation as bad. But dirt streets and shacks that served as home to people let us know that the division between the haves and the have nots was wide indeed.
The Mexican government is building a dock for cruise ships north of the town so I think things will be getting better and better for the citizens. Jobs for those that are willing to work will be more readily available.
The thing that is most difficult for Americans to understand is that a third world culture is very unique. Things we see as awful really are not. It is not bad...it is just different. But it did take some adjustment in attitude because we were so close to the USA.
|Roof top view from a small restaurant in Old Town Puerto Penasco
near the Malecon. Resorts in the background.
Have a wonderful day.
|We celebrated my husband 76th birthday at Blue Mar Restaurant (rated best in recent years)
|Ultra light planes are available for rent!
|The setting was stunning!