Sunday, March 20, 2011

Some Photos Down Sac Bajo Way

We've never stayed on Sac Bajo because it feels like such a long way from town. That being said, we were staying at Villa la Joya in the Garrafon area, even further down island? On our last full day with the golfcart, we realized we'd overlooked the Sac Bajo tour, so we took a spin on our way back from lunch.

Sac Bajo, like the rest of the island, is an area in transition. Some of the older places, like Cristalmar, are closed in disrepair, while venues like Villa Rolandi and Zama Beach Club have invested big dollars in remodeling projects. Older beach cottage colonies line the road alongside newer homes and condo towers.

The end of the road remains a tranquil spot except for the occasional boat speeding around the little offshore island.

Richie Sowa was in the middle of giving a tour of the Floating Island as we passed.

We've never taken the tour of the island and home built from recyclables, but it looks amazing -- like a ramshackle modern day Robinson Crusoe creation. Next trip!

Beautiful landscaping lines the road!

The new home below features gorgeous tropical plantings in an old boat hung on the side of the wall.

Luxurious new digs stand alongside older casas.

I have no idea what lurks behind this wall and fancy door at this property, but I'd love to catch a glimpse of Zaztun someday. Guess I need to take a boat ride or wade/walk the shoreline.

Here's my yearly photo of the Mayan face at Villa Makax. Seriously, I can't drive past this without snapping a photo.


Ann said...

Great photos! In the 2 weeks we were on the island, we only made it down south once i think! It was the most relaxing vacation we've had--lots of days of doing not much at all!

Anonymous said...

Do you have a photo of the boat planter? I'd love to see it!