if you go to the main beach, and look north, you will see an abandoned restaurant up on a hill that juts into the ocean. the walk is only about 15 minutes. you just have to climb some stairs and once at the top, you have unobstructed views of all of melaque´s coastline. it´s breathtaking (not to mention the climb).
you can go to one of the beach restaurants and ask if there are any fresh oysters. we were approached by someone with a morning catch! it only cost about 50 cents per oyster...they were the hugest and freshest i have ever tasted.
don´t let them charge you any more than $3 to get anywhere. it´s a small town and doesn´t take more than a couple of minutes to go anywhere. we were told by a local that this is the top price.
Unique Suggestions: negotiate your price BEFORE getting into the cab. many taxis don´t use a meter.
Fun Alternatives: walk! it´s not that far unless you have a backpack. it´s also a very safe town.
One thing I have noticed about the State of Jalisco is that the Military, Federal Police, State Police, Local Police, and Security police all patrol the streets , tropics, beaches etc, and all major markets looking for the bad guys. They have no interest in us or those that mind there own busiess. There's no internet, cell phone, email, web searching surveillance or camera's on every corner watching your every move. We have no terrorist threats or fear of them coming...
You can be assured there nothing to fear UNLESS, you just like anywhere else in the World, you go looking for it.
Fondest memory: The people and family life style. Seeing families together at the beach, parks, and market place in something you don't see anymore. Kids, grandparents, moms and dads, brothers and sister all togeter to spend at least one day with each other and no one seems to be complainng about having to be the. There's no facebook, intendos or kids walking around with computer games when there with family. It is good to see and be apart of how life was over fifty years ago in the U.S.A and re-live it here in the State of Jalisco.