COSTA MAYA, MEXICO PART 1 of 3
My visit to Costa Maya, Mexico was perfect and the weather was amazing. This place is huge and packed with places to go and activities to do. I decided to get to know the town instead of going to a jungle, a beach or a lagoon.
Warning: Since there were so much to do in Costa Maya, I will be posting several montages in the upcoming weeks.
Once you enter the tourists Mayan Pavilion Park, you will be exposed to all kinds of Mayan culture, their traditional ceremonies, shops of all kinds, restaurants, etc. Also I was able to capture some interesting old vehicles. However, my favorite exhibit was the old Carnation container, peanut butter, etc. I think these packing products are from before I was born. Smile!
The large pole that you see in some of these photos is a cultural ritual that these men have been doing for centuries. They climb to the top of the pole, grab a rope up there and then begin to descend upside down while the whole thing goes in circles like a marry-go- round. The problem is that there is no protection for these guys if one has the misfortune to fall. You also see Mayan Indians all over performing other cultural stuff.
Anecdote: I walked out of the tourists area where to get to the local town. I found a grocery store and I was in shock to see the prices. A bottle of water was selling for $9.23. When I inquired I learned that $1.00 US dollar = 18.45 Mexican pesos. Therefore, the bottle was really .50 cents. It was basically the only place that I was exposed to the “pesos”, since all stores in the tourist’s area mark their merchandise in US dollars.
To be continued …
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