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We were finally making our way to the bay side of the peninsula, where the beaches are unrivaled. Along the way we stopped in Rosalia, which I LOVED. It was vibrant. Full of life. Colorful. Busy. We grabbed a few treats from the famous french bakery, stopped at the prefab church designed by Eiffel himself (as in the Eiffel Tower) where a beautiful choir was singing during a church service, and wandered the streets. I loved the colorful buildings and town square complete with gazebos and trees bursting with purple flowers.
After a few more hours, we caught a glimpse of our first Concepcion beach. It. Did. Not. Disappoint. The aqua blue water and white sand needed no filter. Coyote Beach had been on our radar, so we continued on just a bit farther. Just as we suspected, the beach was full of massive RV’s driven by snowbirds. Snowbirds are retired couples who head south during the winter months, then head back up in the springtime to plant their gardens. We were worried there wouldn’t be room for us, but luck was on our side and we squeezed right in between a palapa and a huge palm tree. Shade, privacy, and the ridiculously beautiful beach just 15 feet from our door. We had two beautiful days there, exploring the beach, shuffling our feet in the sand to avoid the stingrays, making friends with the snowbirds, and doing yoga on the beach with Lulu (a yoga instructor living down there indefinitely). It took us a minute to learn how to just relax, we’re not used to slowing down. The weather was perfect. Slight wind. Low 80’s. Winston even tried out his life jacket for the first time. Didn’t love it, but we’ll work on that.