This is one of my favorite scenes in Mexico. This is the beach at Ana and Jose's restaurant and bar in Tulum. I just love the way this tree leans over the beach. The first picture was taken when we were in Tulum in 2008. As you can see there was a beautiful white beach below these trees.
This second picture was taken a year later when we returned in 2009. Notice how the beach at the base of the trees has been badly washed away during the fall when the weather is worse with more storms churning up the water. The owners of the restaurant have tied ropes to the trees and packed sand bags around the base of the trees to try to save them and keep them from falling over completely.
The beach area right in front of these trees is often used for weddings with an alter and chairs set up with the trees as a backdrop. It was very sad to see the trees in such a distressful state.
On our next trip to our condo in 2010 I look forward to returning to this location to enjoy another day at Ana and Jose's and to see what state the trees are in now. I'm hoping that they have managed to save the trees and that somehow or another the beach has been restored and once again everything is beautiful.
PS: Want to come play in Playa del Carmen?