El Cuyo – San Felipe: Amazing ride through Biosphere Rio Lagartos

71 km (44 miles) – Total so far: 234 km (145 miles)

Today Mexico kept an absolutely awesome ride ready for us!
Starting from our hostel a little late and after the usual short “taking supplies stop” at a tiny supermarket we started our way.

A small non paved road developed very soon into a sandy but drivable ground leading right into the jungle.
It was so beautiful pedaling through nature and the only sounds you could hear were caused by birds or other animals. There was absolutely nobody but us.

Our first breakfast stop was accompanied by some mosquitos who also wanted to have breakfast, so we didn´t expand the break for too long…. The sandy ground got deeper by turns and it was quite hard to cycle sometimes but we were rewarded by spectacular views and stretches that led right along the ocean. Sometimes the small path widened into some hundreds meters of open beach with a fresh ocean breeze. Unbelievable, so gorgeous. We were like flashed.

The path went on like this and the sun got really hot. Cycling was exhausting but worth every effort. After 36km we reached the village of Las Coloradas where we had a little lunch break to recharge our batteries. From now on the road was still small but paved and the closer we got to Las Coloradas the more you could feel an increasing number of people watching out for flamingos, but still there weren´t many.
It felt good to cycle on a paved road again, so easy.

There was only few traffic and it was still a very nice surroundment. Unfortunately strong headwind was occuring and was bothering us for the last 20km. You really feel like someone is braking all the time.
Arriving in San Felipe we were quiet tired and at first we couldn´t find a place to stay as there was a big festivity going on on the main square. But after asking some folks we found the very nice hotel “San Felipe de Jesus” right on the sea.

The owner is an artist and the place is full of his paintings. His wife organized a real good dinner for us, with fresh fish, At last she even could help us out by changing money as we were running out of Mexican Pesos. One must know that in these small port villages there doesn´t exist not one ATM……

In the morning: Leaving our Posada in El Cuyo
davIn the morning: Leaving our Posada in El Cuyo
Lovely nature
Lovely nature
Sandy ground but still fit for cycling
Sandy ground but still fit for cycling
No one but the two of us
No one but the two of us
Passing the local cementary
Passing the local cementary
Biospheric atmosphere
Biospheric atmosphere
Slowly the sun is coming out
Slowly the sun is coming out
Everything seems to be untouched
Everything seems to be untouched
It´s already hot
It´s already hot
Flamingos in their natural surroundings
Flamingos in their natural surroundings
Beautiful ride
Beautiful ride
Salt water flora
Salt water flora
Flamingos go on the run
Flamingos go on the run
Real sandy ground now - hard to cycle
Real sandy ground now – hard to cycle
Ocean on the right and...
Ocean on the right and…
...ocean on the left. The small headland in between forms a nice cycle track
…ocean on the left. The small headland in between forms a nice cycle track
...and once again flamingos
…and once again flamingos
Saline with salt mountain
Saline with salt mountain
Looking for shade
Looking for shade
Small lakes of ocean water along the way
Small lakes of ocean water along the way
Close to San Felipe - it looks so calm, you won´t suppose the headwind!
Close to San Felipe – it looks so calm, you won´t suppose the headwind!
Turn right!
Turn right!
Entry of San Felipe village
Entry of San Felipe village
"Hotel San Felipe de Jesus" right on the seashore
“Hotel San Felipe de Jesus” right on the seashore
View from our window
View from our window

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