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Slow Day

Gail was feeling under the weather again today so we didn’t venture out but stayed around the pool area. We did however do a light workout in the hotel’s small gym in the morning. It was a mostly shady day with a very light sprinkle in the afternoon and we camped under a palapa for most of the day.

Yesterday we had a local doctor, who spoke pretty good English, come to our hotel room in the morning. Gail has a lower gi track issues but it’s probably not related to being in Mexico as she started feeling this way while on Pender Island before we left. The usual doctor's clinic visit in Mexico is around $5-10 USD but because this was an actual house call from a physician who specializes in treating ill Gringos, it was $100 which we will get back from our travel insurance. The doctors suggested one low dose med and eat a restricted diet for a couple of days. I won't tell you about my gas......

The Binniquenda is a small all-inclusive hotel with only 70 rooms. It has 1-bedroom units and small suites. It very clean, tidy and the staff are friendly and try to please their guests. After being here 3 days we have determined that the guests are pretty well split between Canadians on charter flights from central and eastern Canada and middle class Mexican families with preschool age children. The food is ok, not fancy and served in the Mexican style, late lunches and dinner.


After dinner there is a different floorshow every night, we attended last night’s “Disco-Boogie Musical” and they really try hard to put on an entertaining show. We are not right on the ocean however they have a beach club on the water we have access to but we have not taken the shuttle bus for a visit yet.


There is large under cover area set with tables for eating plus a smaller space with open sky that holds only a few tables but is where we head when possible. They have a snack bar that serves up burgers and nachos during the day close to the pool plus a couple of bars open at different times. Like most all-inclusives, they have a separate restaurant where guests eat once a week and are required to dress up a bit, we have not yet had the pleasure.


We have started to look at options of things to do while in the area. There is both a Parque Botanico and a separate Parque Nacional that’s on our list. We would also like to do a day trip north to Puerto Escondido and Puerto Ang

Posted by backtomexico 16:59 Archived in Mexico

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