We bought Christmas pinatas at the mercado (market) and did the pinata breaking of both star shaped pinatas on the bow of Canadian friends' boat Tahnoo, with 9 of us vying for the candy we'd loaded them with. Very fun! That was after our swim in the pool and soaking in the hot tub at the marina. Mike and I stayed at the "cheap marina" and dinghied over to our friends' place.
Nativity scene on the esplanade - this one in Puerto Vallarta - Christmas is huge in an overtly Catholic country!
We had a wonderful Christmas with Canadian friends (our traveling companions to Copper Canyon and Guadalajara). They organized a Blue Water Cruisers Association dinner and included us. We are not yet members of this Canadian group of boaters.
After a fun Christmas holiday season, we headed to Puerto Vallarta to arrive on New Years' Eve day to celebrate the new year with other friends we'd met along the way.
That 2 day boat trip south from Maz to Puerto Vallarta is the stuff of other blog posts yet to be written but I do have hand written notes from those late night shifts on the open water, petrified of fishing nets, floating whales and other unknowns...