Happy Easter from Mahahual and Costa Maya

The beaches are packed, the hotels are full here, and there are thousands of people in Mahahual enjoying Easter weekend. The stores are out of toilet paper, snacks, cokes, beer, and all the other party essentials.

I saw a lot of hammocks.

I saw a lot of hammocks.

Check out the table, they brought everything but the kitchen sink.

Check out the table, they brought everything but the kitchen sink.

The past 23 years Mahahual has had guys on bikes collecting trash to keep the beaches clean during big holidays.  They do a good job, and come around every couple of hours to collect all the trash.

The past 3 years Mahahual has had guys on bikes collecting trash to keep the beaches clean during big holidays. They do a good job, and come around every couple of hours to collect all the trash.

Beach full.

Beach full.

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There are also a lot of Belizeans in town again this year for Easter.  Every year I have noticed more and more Belizeans crossing the border and coming to Mahahual’s beaches.  There are also a lot of Mexicans from Mexico City, and other large cities in Mexico, here for Semana Santa.

There is also a cruise ship in town today, which will just add to the crowds on the beaches today.  We have never had a cruise ship on Easter Sunday since I have been here.  Me, today I am stocked up and have everything I need, I am not even going to go close to the beaches today.  Like most locals, I am avoiding all the tourists and chaos today.  I am going to spend my Easter at home in the air conditioning watching old movies and catching up on some of my TV shows.

The weekend started off with the "Passion of Christ" march down the malecon on Good Friday.  I have seeen these in Corozal and Caldaritas, usually the whole town participates, but here everyone was working.

The weekend started off with the “Passion of Christ” march down the malecon on Good Friday. I have seen these in Corozal and Caldaritas, usually the whole town participates, but here everyone was working.

And of course every Mexican holiday has pretty women working the malecon, this is a Fresca girl.

And of course every Mexican holiday has pretty women working the malecon, this is a Fresca girl.

So Happy Easter to everyone out there, and I hope you have a nice holiday, I will be having a holiday from tourists today, and will watch some NCAA March Madness later.

Thanks for reading,

Stewart Rogers USA-South Carolina

One thought on “Happy Easter from Mahahual and Costa Maya

  1. Neal says:

    I enjoy reading your blog, as I wait for my time to move to Mexico when I retire! Reading your blog makes me want to leave now.

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