We had a lazy morning. Three out of the four of us didn’t sleep well, so everyone but me took some time getting going today. No problem for me, as I needed to catch up with the blog and pictures.
Eventually, we decided to go to Tulum to Paradise Beach. Only 20 minutes away, we passed on the ruins and headed for the beach. The town is a mecca for families, young people and lots of bicycles. We found the El Paraíso Club and were again pleasantly surprised at the beauty and charm. We rented four poster beds right on the beach and relaxed in luxury. Our drink and snack orders came on a raised bed tray, allowing us to lean back and enjoy the pampering.
Jim and I took a stroll down the beach, which had pure white talcum-like sand. The wind was never-ending, although not ferocious. Again, the best part was no vendors hawking jewelry, hair braiding or beach cover-ups. They are relentless in all the Pacific beach towns.
Several hours of relaxation and we were ready for some bridge. We had a drink and played cards with minimal distraction. One of these days, I will have some good cards!
Our next destination was to see a house on the exchange site I found. It is very contemporary, designed by the couples’ architect son. With a wide expanse of ocean front, the views were amazing. No beach, but walkable to the nearby Akumal beach.
They were a lovely couple and we had lots in common with them. Nothing was decided, but her uncle used to live in Ajijic a while ago, so they were familiar with our little town. If possible, we may exchange next February.
Back to the condo to have a drink and get packed, as our lovely vacation is coming to an end tomorrow. It has been wonderful. Tonight, we will have a nice dinner and remember the fun here in Akumal.