My little adventures south of the border.

Isla – The Colonias

First off, when I went to Barlito’s the other day for breakfast after I got the golf cart, I neglected to show some photos I took on the way there.  Here’s the map we’ll be following today.  The short black line on the top left is where the first photos are from which I forgot to post before.  Then we’ll leave from the tip, go along the east side of the island until we get to the colonias where the black ‘X’ is.  This is where most of the locals live.  Many ex-pats are purchasing homes here now, though.

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This is new…well, at least to me.

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Lots of little boats along the way…

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School kids getting out…

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And this is the new Chedraui on the island…it’s like a Walmart.

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They even sell scooters!

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And the only escalator on the island…

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Okay…on to the colonias.  When you leave Punta Sur, you go along the east side of the island which has more nice homes.  Here are a few.

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There are quite a few of these signs on this side of the island, as well.

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Here’s the other popular realtor in town.

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Here’s the shell house.  I stopped and tried to take more pictures, but it’s a gated house and the foliage is pretty thick, so you really can’t get any better views.  They even used shells for the surrounding walls.

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This one’s cute…I could live here.

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Or here…

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They were just starting to build this when I was here last time.

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Now we’re starting to get into town.

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Still driving alongside the shore…

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New condos…

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Now we’re in the colonias.  I’m not going to say anything about each picture.  I just took a bunch of shots to give you a general idea of what it looks like.

I’m thinking you could get a better deal on this one than the homes on the shoreline!

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There is no lack of color on the island…

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They refer to this one as the “Crayola House.”

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There are two lakes in the middle of the island.

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Some of the homes are very well kept…

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This is a newer structure…

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Looks like the carnival was in town!

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There is a ladies’ beading co-op on the island, so I brought some beads along to donate to these hard-working women.  Here they are.

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And they have lots of beautiful items for sale.

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Second to last stop is a new church that overlooks the sea.  Here it is from the street.

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Closer…

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The interior…

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I love churches in Mexico.  From the huge cathedral in Merida to this little church on Isla Mujeres, they are places of beauty and peace.  A feeling of serenity just hits you when you walk in and see the sea behind the altar.  What a wonderful place for a church.

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And the last stop was Chuuk Kay for fish tacos.  Nice little harbor view…

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Mmmm…good.

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So that concludes my golf cart tour.  I tell you what, I was pretty sick of these by the end of the day…they are all over the island.  After a couple times of not slowing down because I was looking around and just about getting bounced from the cart, you learn to pay attention.

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3 responses

  1. Amy

    Deb, I’m really enjoying your posts. They’re a good Isla fix for me.

    June 29, 2014 at 4:18 pm

  2. Thanks, Amy.

    June 29, 2014 at 10:27 pm

  3. Michelle Ricks

    All I can say is Wow!!

    June 30, 2014 at 8:21 pm

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