Tuesday, February 12, 2008 8:32 AM
A Quiet, Cloudy Day in Chemuyil
Rob and I were working with a Buyer yesterday in Chemuyil and rather than rush back to the office, we decided to take our time and stay for lunch. Here are some photos of the beach and the town of Chemuyil.
I love Xcacel beach on days like this. It reminds me of Rhode Island and makes me a bit homesick.
The guard shack at the entry to Xcacel. The beach is open to the public for a small donation which supports the caretakers of the property and the beach. They do not speak English but are very friendly and welcoming to visitors.
Help keep our turtles safe and coming back every year! For all of our new home owners in Chemuyil, your dogs are welcome, just 10 minutes or so north, on the beaches in Akumal. Just be sure to clean up after them so that privilege is not taken away.
A bench overlooking one of the cenotes in the Chemuyil subdivision. A nice quiet place to sit and watch the fish.
A lot of clean up work has been done in the areas in and around the two onsite cenotes. Here, at the second cenote, a small retaining wall has been built and the area laid with gravel.
The path through the jungle to the highway is now clearly cut in, allowing faster access to the beach.
Walking in from the path into the neighborhood.
Having missed lunch, we went into the town of Chemuyil to grab a quick bite. This sleepy little town practically shuts down during siesta.
La Palapa Cockteleria.
One of the things I find unique about Chemuyil is the attention paid to both public and private green space. There are small seating areas and parks with shady trees and flowering bushed scattered throughout the town. Every home and restaurant has dozens of potted plants decorating their entrances and front yards.
Leo's Pizza was open for business, so we stopped in for a light lunch.
Totopos, fresh out of the deep frier and tangy salsa.
Fresh bread topped with mushrooms and melted manchego cheese.
Grilled chicken sandwich with all the fixin's and crisp fries.
The best sopa de mariscos I have ever had and an enormous, fresh naranjada.
The food was absolutely delicious and the staff could not be more friendly. All you lucky new homeowners in Chemuyil will really enjoy having this lovely town as your neighbor. Nice local restaurants, mini-supers, produce stands, video stores, bread makers...what more could you ask for.