Beaches and Sights of the Costa Grande
If you would like to take a break from sun bathing in the beautiful beach and you are raving some adventure you may enjoy a very challenging hike on Cerro Guamilule. During your hike you will get to have some awesome views of the area as well as a rigorous workout. This mountain is not for any type of novice hiker. You will really need to be experienced and quite steady on your feet. You will need to be extra careful as there are no definitive trails or paths so you will need to pay close attention to go down the same way you went up. As difficult as the climb will be, you will find the hugest reward when you take in the view from the top. If you head to the part that is furthest south you will find the beach of Playa Potosi which follows right along the towns edge for a few miles past the lighthouse. If you are heading to the north you will come upon the beach of Playa Blanca and it is called Playa Blanca because the sand here is as white as snow. There is not much to do in Playa Blanca except for relax on the beach under a palapa. The next beach down is that of Playa Coacoyul which is about 4 miles long and has better access via Playa Riscallyo or Playa Manzanillo. From these two places you will have the light house in your sights and you can use that as a marker. The beaches are very deserted and quiet in the summer and just the opposite in the winter months especially during Christmas time. People from all over Mexico come here during Christmas time for their in country vacation. If you head to the South of Playa Potosi you will find Playa Larga which is a completely deserted beach with nothing but sand and ocean. This is not an easy beach to reach you will only be able to get there if you walk by the lagoon or venture out into a water taxi and then you will still have to trek through a lot of pine forests. Once you reach this beach you will see that the reward was worth the work. This is a great place to reflect or meditate peacefully.