La Cruz, Bucerias Festival
25 January 2011 | La Cruz and Bucerias Mexico
Connie/Good weather a bit cool 80-60
We've been enjoying La Cruz very much. We're getting acquainted with some of the other cruisers here and we ran into some friends from Newport Beach that are here on their boat. We're still working on solving the refrigerator problems. But La Cruz is a great place to be while we wait to get things fixed. The town is small and quaint with cobblestone streets. There are many good restaurants (so I really don't care if the refrigeration gets fixed right away!!) and several of them have live music and dancing several nights a week. Yesterday we heard mariachi music from across the marina and we found out that the fishermen were having a 'Blessing of the fishing fleet'. There was music and ceremony and all their boats were decorated with balloons and flags. Then they left the harbor in a procession to go to the next town where there was a festival going on. So we hopped on the bus to go to Bucerias to see what the festival was all about. The plaza was full of people and the festival extended for several blocks in all directions from the plaza. There were carnival games and rides for the kids, vendors selling many things, vendors selling food, many bands throughout the plaza, all playing at the same time. There was a bigger band up on the stage and many people dancing. On a side street the cowboys, or vaqueros, were showing off their horses. There was a band and each cowboy took a turn having his horse perform, they were prancing and sidestepping, and it looked like they were dancing to the music. It was great fun. See the pictures in the photo gallery.