I’m sitting here watching the sun go down on my beach. On my own beach, in the Yucatan Peninsula! Wow, how did that happen?!? It took almost a quarter century to realize the dream, but this is no dream and that is one incredible sunset I’m soaking up. Obviously, telling the tale of the last twenty-plus years could take some time, but I’ll cut the song and dance and keep it down to a page or so. So here goes:
When I was 14, I went to St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands for an international swimming competition. At 14, I had no idea what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. I’d hardly begun to consider College. That changed considerably as my feet touched Caribbean sand. The palms swaying in the soft breezes, the blue waves lapping at the white sand, the millions of stars shining in the clear night’s skies… they all seemed to be calling my name.
The question was, “how could I return on a permanent basis?” I spent the summer between high school and college living a block off the beach in Ocean City, Maryland. I learned a lot about living in a vacation beach community. Every year thereafter, I made it a point to get to a Caribbean island, eternally in pursuit of the one I could relocate to permanently.
By the age of 35, I had been to plenty of islands, but I had actually begun to lose hope. There was something I loved about each island, but I could not see myself living on any of them. Some of the times it was the atmosphere – The attitude of the locals toward foreigners. But more often it was the cost, the costs of the land, or building, or living, or taxes. It was always beyond my reach.
Then I had a stroke of luck. I toured Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula with Trans Caribbean Trust Company. Within 6 months I had liquidated in the States and returned to live and work on the Costa Maya. No doubt, our clients who invested there will always think of it as the place to be. I know I certainly loved living there. There were very few things I missed while living there. One of the things I did miss was watching the sunset on the water, as I had done on so many other beaches. And that is why I wound up here on Mexico’s Sunset Beach.
Here I can watch the sunset any and every night. And I love it, especially those nights when the sky is a veritable melange of colors…bright orange, blood red, deep purple. (DaVinci couldn’t have done it better.)
Some beaches have little in the way of sea shells, others are literally strewn with them. I’m prettysure this beach has more shells than any I have ever seen. There is a band of shells about a meter wide just above the tide line that stretches from one horizon to the other. Walking the shell line is fascinating for everyone – kids, parents, and grandparents alike.
I’m not sure if I like the sunset or walking the shell line better. I guess life should be so tough… to have to make such hard decisions! You should come see, and decide which you prefer, while you wiggle your toes in the sand. It’s easy enough. You only need to set aside three days. Fly into the Cancun International Airport on the first day. We can meet you there. On the second day we will take you to Merida on our corporate plane, drive to the properties, see the beach and pick out your lot. And, on the third day we can have you back on your plane going home. We will take care of all the legal aspects and details of the closing for you. Some of our clients return for the actual closing: But most (especially repeat customers) close in absentia through the mail. I’ll explain those details to you in person.
As I mentioned before, five years ago Costa Maya was the place to be, now it’s here on Sunset Beach. It’s like being on the Costa Maya 5 years ago, Playa del Carmen 15 years ago, or Cancun 35 years ago. Except here, you get to see the sunset, and there’s a shipload of shells. If I have conveyed the reality of the dream to you with these words, then I will see you soon!
Life is only so long… Make the most of it!!