On the Beach

Trip to Sanoa Beach From Santo Domingo

Those going on this day trip from Santo Domingo to Sanoa Island start at the Pizzerelli Pizza Palace at six forty five in the morning. There is no one on the street this morning when I walk to our assigned pick up point, but, at the pizza place, there are five of us...

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Ulong Bay Mogpog

It is easier to describe this place by telling what isn't here. There are no condos, resorts, blue water swimming pools, water slides, fancy cabanas with fully loaded bars. There aren't people wearing sunglasses and expensive thongs. There isn't a paved road to get...

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Yoga Time searching for peace

Yoga studios are prevalent in Tulum. At nine sharp, practitioners dress in loose fitting clothes, clutch their orange or green mats, make their way into the yoga studio and begin exercises with a background of soothing music and the reassuring voice of a Yoga master...

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Playing in the Sand Sandman

There are sand creations on beaches. They start as an idea, then move past idea to become reality. Artists bring buckets and shovels, pots and rakes, sticks and bones, bottle caps or string, shells or seaweed to make hair. They kneel in the sand, and, with bare hands,...

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Mexico Nights Ahau Tulum Hotel

At sundown, people in Tulum begin to congregate. From their tables in the dining area at Ahau Tulum, customers and friends watch the sun go down as the Caribbean Sea vanishes into dark. As sunlight dims, people leave the beach, wash away sand and suntan lotion,put on...

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Nature’s Ways an afternoon at the beach

   Rock colored birds face the wind so their bodies aren't scattered like bowling pins. Pelicans circle, dive, their pointed beaks becoming lances. Sea colors modulate,  Waves stir up sediment and seaweed. Fitting into nature, seamlessly, was what was...

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Net fishing – Video catching dinner

At dinnertime, a pelican begins his dive. He circles his target, turns himself into a projectile by tucking his wings to his body,and disappears head first into the surf. When he comes back to the water's surface, he shakes his wings and recomposes, a fish struggling...

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Hauling Seaweed Even on the best beaches

Tides are capricious. Some places on this beach you find no nasty presents from high tide. There is white sand, pools of trapped sea water, an occasional shell. Other places you find a narrow strip of seaweed, like Christmas tinsel on a living room floor. In the worst...

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Caribbean Sea – Video Hotel Zone - Tulum

  The sea changes like a model's face. One moment it is smooth as glass all the way to the horizon, the meeting of water and air straight as a pencil line drawn by laying a ruler down. The horizon is so straight that you believe the world is flat like old...

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Kite Surfing – Video play in the day

Kite surfing is here to stay. On this beach there is wind, day and night, a big plus for a kite surfer. Lounging in beach bars, you can feel wind hitting your face, hear palm fronds rustle, watch lizards on tree trunks lifting up on their front two legs to see...

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Mayan Outpost with Iquanas Tulum Ruins

The location of this old Mayan city is well chosen. It is a place Mayan elite lived for the best part of the year,entertained visitors, enjoyed food and drink on porches as their sun sank into the Caribbean sea. There were simple platforms built on the grounds upon...

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