Tom Sommers
Coldwell Banker Realty

January 2021 Photos of the month

 

This was taken on the north end of Isla Mujeres at sunset. This beautiful island is a 15-minute ferry ride from Cancun. It's filled with local culture along with all the tourist traps you would expect. You can rent a golf cart for the day and drive the entire island. The cost is about $45.00 for six hours . There are several different points of interest from the local culture , 2 puta Sir on the Southside . It makes for a wonderful day trip when you're in Quintana Roo.

 

I came upon this shipwreck find paradise beach just South of Tulum. it is a local beach which is extremely popular with the people that live in and around Tulum. I have read about it so I thought I would go check it out. It has become very touristy so there are a lot of places that you can sit and have a meal or a cocktail. The entire coastline when you can access it is quite remarkable. I recommend going here in visiting because the drive in is very interesting period, but I would stop at several different areas to pick the best one to spend the afternoon.

 

This is a local cenote for those of you that are not familiar, it's a freshwater pond for the lack of a better term. These are very popular with the locals some of them are much larger than others and have become a very big tourist attraction. But there are many like this one that are very quiet that mostly only locals go to. It costs about $6 for the day and you can swim and walk through the jungle. The water is so incredibly clear you can literally see 20 feet down. I highly recommend visiting one of these it's a great day trip.

 

I've always found Pelicans to be so fascinating the way they fly through the air only a half a foot over the top of the water searching for fish. Sometimes I'll fly 20 feet over the water and will drop in seconds diving right into the water to catch the fish. They become very comfortable around people . These two allowed me to stand there for at least three minutes and take several different photos of them.

 

This photo was taken on a public beach on Isla Mujeres. It's one of the harder things to find because most of the palm trees are set farther back from the water. I've always loved these types of landscape photos. On those days when it's really snowy and cold in Minnesota, I can look at this and instantly get warm.

 

I think I could sit and watch the sun go down by the ocean every night for the rest of my life. There's something so calming about listing to the water and feeling that warm ocean spray on your face. When I travel to someplace in the Caribbean it's the one thing I look forward to more than anything else. It's also the thing I miss most when I'm not there. Maybe I appreciate it more because I didn't grow up around it. I'm not sure all I know is it keeps drawing me back year after year.