Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Las Labradas

February 2018 - Mazatlan Mexico

Located on a beautiful sandy beach only 35 miles north of Mazatlan, this archaeological site comprises a unique mantle of volcanic rocks that feature over two hundred drawings carved by ancient nomadic cultures dated as far back as 2,000 years B.C., known as one of the most ancient cultural expressions in northern Mexico, and the only petroglyph site on a beachside location in the Americas.
We had first been here with Bill and Carol in 2014 visit.

I see that back in 2014 the toll for the return trip was $200 (pesos) this year it was $225,

Off the two-lane divided highway and not much in the way of signs. These vegetables will be awfully dusty!







Turns out we took the back road in and this employee was puzzled as to where we came from as he had to open the gate for us to get in.







How things change! We all thought we had paid an entrance fee the last time but it was free admission today with the "TIPS" jar in plain sight. And a guide had to accompany us which didn't make any of us happy, but she soon got fed up with us and left us to our own devices.



The entrance path to the beach.






Directional signs now.





















At Las Labradas, we are situated under the Tropic Of Cancer, and during that time period, daylight and heat reach a maximum level, consuming both animal and plant lives. In this tropical region, the solstice announces the raining season start and the beginning of a fertility and life regeneration period.






Driving back to the highway.


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