After my last post, my friend Lulu asked if I was going to post some photos of the beach and ocean, and I told her that I would. Generally, I’m not crazy about snaps of beaches and oceans because they really don’t capture the feel of being there. And these don’t.
Every once in awhile you might get lucky and get some great photograph, but generally they all look the same, like mine do. However, because Lulu is a good friend of mine and she asked for them, here they are.
The beaches around Cuyutlan are “black” (i.e. composed of volcanic residue). And they are powdery, not granular like white sand beaches.
And, with two exceptions, we didn’t see anyone on the beach for the entire three nights/four days that we stayed at the casita.
The beach next to the malecon in downtown Cuyutlan had, of course, many more visitors, and lots more beach umbrellas.
The chairs and tables on the beach were for rent by the restaurants appurtenant thereto. (After all these years, there are some phrases that I still retain from my stint as a legal secretary in New Orleans!) As I recall, the cost was 100 pesos a day for a table and four chairs. And you might even be able to enjoy some live Mexican music.
Restaurants also rented swimming pools for kids! While the surf did not look particularly dangerous, red flags were flying the entire time we were there, indicating high surf or treacherous currents. So renting a plastic swimming pool for the kids to play in was probably a good idea.
And you can always rent a few more chairs if need be. I was thrilled to see these kinds of beach chairs. Unlike the molded plastic chairs normally seen around here, these reminded me of the kind we had when I was a kid, except that ours had striped material.
You can also rent boogie boards by the hour from most of the restaurants.
So if you are taking the family to the beach in Cuyutlan, there’s no need to overpack. From shops selling bathing suits and beach cover ups to restaurants renting various sizes of plastic swimming pools, it’s all available in Cuyutlan.