If you’ve been paying attention at all, you know that I like to save the best for last. This is true in many areas of my life and my blog posts are no exception.
The best thing about Mexico? Specifically, Tulum? The beach. And so, today, I will share with you, the best of my beach photos.
This is the beach that is directly in front of Los Lirios. It is where we spend the majority of our beach time. The chaises are comfortable and we would usually drag a couple up into the shade around mid morning and hang out for a bit. Then we might do some stuff and come back later. Or we might stay for the day. It’s gorgeous, as you can see, although there was a slight seaweed problem this year. Now, for us, we are used to seaweed, but we talked to a couple of people – including one woman from Italy – who wouldn’t even go near the water because of the seaweed.
On those days when we chose to stay put there was generally beer drinking on the beach. It’s such a change of pace for us to be able to drink in public since that’s not allowed on our beaches here. We made the most of it, ordering beers from the bar or grabbing some from our room, which is literally just steps away from the beach. No resorts and high rises for us, that’s for sure.
This year they added beds on the sandy strip between the rooms and the beach. They were so picturesque and comfortable, too. We enjoyed several afternoons there, reading, drinking beer, and chatting.
Could Dale look any more relaxed? He’s got his cerveza and a cigar, a balmy breeze and a beautiful view.
I took this picture very late in the afternoon one day. We were both so content and it was peaceful and perfectly lovely. I specifically said to Dale – remember this moment – the warm breeze and the swaying palm trees, this comfortable bed and how awesome it is to be here – and we can conjure it up next winter when things are cold and bleak.
This beach is down the road from where we stay, in the Sian Ka’an Biosphere. The road is bumpy and dusty but when you come around the corner and take in this beach and there’s not a soul in sight, well, it’s worth every moment it took to get there.
I mean, really. The water this day was green and blue and turquoise. The sky was a brilliant blue with puffy clouds. There were pelicans flying around and the occasional iguana or gecko. And no one but us. We brought some bread and cheese and beer and had an absolutely wonderful afternoon right in this spot.
Finally, I have to show you our beach at night. The sun sets behind us and the sky doesn’t usually look like this but one night it just lit up in shades of pink and purple. I was fortunate to capture it and I’m glad to show it to you. Gorgeous, right?
I don’t know when we will go back but I know for sure that these pictures and the memories we made will help us to remember just how much we love it there until our next visit.
A bed on the beach – now THAT is a vacation! Glad you had a relaxing time.
These colors are incredible! I’m not a fan of seaweed or even sand, really, but a bed on the beach? That I could manage. You deserve this after last winter.
These beautiful photos make me want to visit Mexico.
That looks fabulous! And I love the look on Dale’s face in the fourth photo – it’s what vacation should look like. 🙂
Your special place in Mexico looks like heaven! The color of the sky and water, the bed on the beach, the white sand, warm beaches…simply heaven.
Mary K. in Rockport says
It DOES look heavenly. And a good thing Dale is on a beach coach with a beer than using an exercise machine…….
Absolutely perfect in every way. Thanks for sharing!
SO beautiful!!! Now this would be Ken’s idea of beach living. 😉
There is nothing like an ocean to highlight the sunrise and sunset. The photos are all beautiful. I especially like the one with the bed curtains framing the view. Nice going, Carole!
Sigh…we have a beautiful stretch of ocean where I live…but beds on the beach and no one else around?!
Even though I think I’m older than you, will you and Dale adopt me…p-l-e-a-s-e??? I promise to be very good…just promise to take me on vacation with you! 🙂
Ahhhh. Sigh. Such a lovely spot! Keep those memories ready to tap into . . . whenever you need an escape. XO
every shot is gorgeous – I love the “remember this moment” (remember that great pedicure, too!) and the gradients you captured in the sea and the sky. Makes me want to knit a shawl 🙂
Fabulous! I still have vacation/beach photos on my phone and revisit now and then. 😉