I found that in a town South of Playa Del Carmen. No buildings were higher than two stories. Mega resorts turned into bungalows and cabanas. The swaying palm trees, complimented the beautiful rolling waves. The beach sand was the most soft white powder I have ever felt with my toes. I wished I had just taken a bus from the airport straight to this place.
It was a complete flip from where I was two days earlier. A frozen lifeless ocean was now a active glittering turquoise blue sea. Spruce trees loaded with snow, were now palm trees loaded with coconuts. People covered from head to toe in snow gear, were now exposing as much skin as they could. And in the distance along the coast, to make the place even more stunning, a Mayan ruin, sat atop a cliff, reminding you of a powerful empire that once stood at this very place.
Once I got my fill of the warm ocean, I made my way from the sea and sat down at a seaside snack shack, with log walls, palms for a roof, and a nice older woman greeting me with a smile. I ordered from a small hand made menu. "Hola, puedo pedir la comida de mar y los tacos de carne de tres."
When my food arrived, I sat for a second and to soak up my new environment. Two woman were topless to the right of me, practicing fire dancing together. Another topless woman practiced her salsa dancing alone, in front of me, and a fourth topless woman was happily building a sand castle, and groups of topless woman kept walking past. I couldn't help but laugh to myself. Sure beats the cold Alaskan winter!