Friday, June 16, 2006

Riviera Maya Journal #13 - Cozumel - Larry Widen

Stroll the Malecon in Cozumel and you never know what you'll find. The Malecon, the avenue that runs along the sea, is the equivalent of Main Street in a medium-sized American town. From late morning until around midnight, the street is a busy thoroughfare for cabs and cars going in and out of the hotel zone. It's also loaded with people, both residents and tourists. The Malecon is lined with diamond merchants, jewelers, souvenir shops, and popular nightclubs like the Hard Rock Cafe. As a visitor comes off the ferry, he or she arrives at the spot where the Malecon intersects with Plaza San Miguel. This is truly the center of the tourist zone in Cozumel. Expect to see the traditional Mayan dancer or mariachi singer performing here as you relax at a sidewalk cantina. Then circle the Plaza and continue walking along the seaside during a wonderful afternoon or evening in Cozumel.

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