SS spends the winter months working and dreaming of escape. When the snow piled up in Vancouver it was time to go. SS took off for warm water diving and what a thrill it was. I dragged my lovely niece Jackie and her friend Tracey off kicking and screaming. They had to leave Manitoba at – 30 and adjust to + 26. It was a hard sell!! They barely coped by sipping margaritas and getting pinned down on the beach lounge chairs. After a couple of days they thawed out and came to life again.
Staying at an all-inclusive resort was a first for me. I’ve lived in Mexico 40 years ago, have traveled with the locals, but always shied away from the touristy spots. I was sold on the place when a friend of a friend recommended the dive shop that is at Cozumeleno Resort. The resort experience was a pleasant mix of laid back, friendly and very professional staff and not too many people from Canada, U.S. and Mexico. The accommodations were clean and comfortable. The best part is the beach and the view of the water. The limitless supply of natchos and drinks were perfect. The only shortage at times was pico – fresh salsa. Can you imagine!!
Cozumel (Spanish pronunciation: [kosuˈmel], Yucatec Maya: Kùutsmil) is an island and municipality in the Caribbean Sea off the eastern coast of Mexico‘s Yucatán Peninsula, opposite Playa del Carmen. It is separated from the mainland by Cozumel Channel and is close to the Yucatán Channel. The municipality is part of the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico.