La Peñita Semana Santa – 2016

By Ken and Bea

La Penita Semana Santa Easter crowds

The week of Semana Santa received an influx of tourists starting Wednesday before Good Friday. By Saturday many had packed up to leave and the next wave of tourists were waiting in the wings. I predict Semana Pasqua will be even busier. Highway 200 was bumper to bumper each direction Sunday as the tourists come and go.

This is a view of the crowds through our camera lens.

RV Park was full. Many sun shelters for rent were set up on the beach.

La Penita Semana Santa Easter crowds

The prize for the largest tarp goes to this campsite (which also featured a full kitchen and on site toilet enclosure.

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There were other large group camps and they bring everything including the kitchen sink!

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Along the malecon in La Peñita, there were a moderate number of day campers. There is limited space because of the narrow strip of sand and the high tide.

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Then some like this photo actually lived out of their vehicle.

La Penita Semana Santa Easter crowds

It appeared that there was some overnight tenting.

All the restaurants and especially the vendors are giving a new image to fast food. The numbers of pop-up food outlets was astounding and the variety of snacks was appealing. The tantalizing aroma of cooking is always tempting.

But as is customary, most families arrive at the beach with coolers and pots and pans full of food for the day.
Beer flows freely.

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