23.6. Cozumel

The colors of the Carribean

­č窭čç« Cozumel je najve─Źji mehi┼íki otok, obdan s ─Źudovitim karibskim morjem. Ve─Źina ljudi tu ┼żivi od kri┼żarskega turizma, v sezoni jih je ─Źez dan tu parkiranih tudi do 12!! Maji so na tem otoku ─Źastili boginjo plodnosti Ixchel, njej posve─Źeni templji so privabili romarje in posebno romarke iz celotnega Yucatana.

Ko smo pripluli na otok s Chyntio, Christianom in psom Jaggerjem, smo pri┼íli prakti─Źno v mesto duhov – vse turisti─Źne trgovine in bari zaprti, par lokalnih taco stojnic, odprlo pa je tudi nekaj beach klubov. Na polno smo u┼żivali te dni skupaj, prevozili otok, pojedli kar je bilo odprtega in kon─Źno smo lahko ┼íli na pla┼żo. Redka prilo┼żnost izkusit Cozumel kot je neko─Ź bil, in kot skoraj nikoli ni, s pla┼żami in morjem, ki so tri mesece po─Źivali brez gromozanskih kri┼żark in tiso─Źih turistov.

Road trip reflection
Brunch = normal mexican breakfast
Beach ful
Best Mojito on the island
Happy to be out and about
Cheers!

­čçČ­čçž Cozumel is the biggest Mexican island located in the Caribbean Sea, a popular cruise ship port with as many as 10 or 12 big cruiseships parked here during the day in high season! For the Maya, the island was sacred to the Moon Goddess Ixchel, and the temples here were a place of pilgrimage from all over the Yucatan peninsula, especially by women desiring fertility.

When we arrived with Cynthia, Chrystian and Jagger, the island was still pretty much shut down, with only a few restaurants and beach clubs open. That didn’s stop us from spending a few fun days trying all the food, going to the beach and playing La Loteria. We made the best out of the island as it once was, and as it almost never is: without thousands of tourists roaming around, the touristic shops closed, the beaches and sea recovered from the absence of humongous ships.