Coco Beach

Honestly one of the most beautiful trips I’ve taken in quite a while. Hands down, blows the Florida Keys out of the water for snorkeling experiences. And if you’re in to the rustic, Caribbean feel without all the hassle of flying 16,000 miles to the Caribbean, it’s definitely your kind of place.

By way of background, the sunset pictures were taken in front of the resort, where you can watch the small boats come in and out from the ‘dock’, which is a wooden bench jutting out to the water. You have to literally walk the plank to and from the boats. Awesome.

The small boats you see in the snorkeling pictures followed our larger boat out to the reef; they stalked us like birds of prey, and matched us knot for knot until we got to the appointed dive spot. At this point, they informed us that they would, for $4.00, tow us behind their propeller so that we wouldn’t have to swim to take in the corral. Honestly? Two things wrong with that picture: (1) seaborn mutilation, and (2) an enduring knowledge that I couldn’t even do my own swimming while I snorkeled. A truly abiding shame indeed.

The house in the one picture was beautiful. Not an architect’s concept of beauty, but a natural, colorful statement that “We happily live on the cusp of some of the most stunning scenery in the world, and mark this pleasure with garrish colors. So sue us.”

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One Response to Coco Beach

  1. Karen Mendheim says:

    Anyone wanting a really exciting snorkeling experience need not go to the Florida Keys. Maurice and I went to the Keys in the 80s and took a tour of the coral reefs on the glass-bottomed boat. It was lovely and colorful with a great variety of beautiful and vividly colored coral and fish. I took our son Drew on the same glass-bottomed boat tour in 2008. There was very little coral and far fewer types of fish. I had raved about how beautiful it was and how much he would enjoy it. I felt tremendous disappointment for Drew having missed a wonderful opportunity to see nature at its most beautiful. They began truly protecting the reefs too late to have anything to protect.

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