Feliz Navidad

Christmas Sunset over Zicatela beach Puerto Escondido Oaxaca Mexico December 25
Christmas day sunset over Zicatela

One of the question marks surrounding our time here, before we headed out, was just how much would be open or closed over Christmas, on Christmas Day in particular, and whether we would be shopping and cooking for Christmas dinner. Guide books spoke of dead towns and closed restaurants, but the longer we’ve been here, seen and experienced the verve of Puerto Escondido, heard about the Mexican families having a tradition of hitting the beach at holiday time, the more it has become obvious that it will be business as usual.

The truth is, everything is open and the number of street food vendors has, if anything, increased. The Mexican character is full of a love of life, fiestas double this spirit, the town is alive. The journal blog at The Americas, Mexico, is at Day 11.

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