Taxis base their rates on area, they do not use a meter. The cost was 35 pesos from downtown La Crucecita to Santa Cruz Beach. This picture was taken on a different day, I added it as a reference.
As Michael and I walked to find a taxi, we walked past the police. I felt very safe with this type of policing. Mind you, it was intimidating at first – but very effective, no! I advocate for this type of policing in Canada! There is something really badass about it!
Santa Cruz Beach
Santa Cruz Beach is a popular destination, especially for families. The taxi dropped us off at the entrance of the beach, that is overflowing with shops and restaurants.
The beach itself is tucked away in a small bay, but not so small that cruise ships can enter. It’s more sheltered than Chahue Beach, without a rip tide, making it more family friendly.
We arrived late morning. The beach wasn’t yet crowded but would slowly become so by mid-afternoon. There were lots of sellers walking the beach – but they weren’t too pushy. Cold beer was just a short walk away in one of the many restaurants lining the beach!
Michael and I packed up as the mid-afternoon sun started to roast us! As we walked back to the entrance of the beach, in search of a taxi, we discovered this cotton Christmas Tree with a rather out of proportionally sized Baby Jesus!
Michael and I returned to our Airbnb apartment for an afternoon siesta, to rest up for our plans to return to Santa Cruz Beach in the evening for New Year’s Eve celebrations!