A display of vivid Christmas colors continues to shine brightly throughout Isla Cozumel during its holiday aftermath. But wait a Mexican minute!
The holdover decorations from Christmas past are not an exception to the rule,
because Cozumel’s sun-drenched colors are omnipresent and everlasting, no matter what time of year,
or time of day.
Consider the remnants of Mexico’s sacred Day of the Dead celebration that still prevail around town,
with calacas (skeletons)…
engaging tourists and shoppers at every turn along Avenue Rafael E. Melgar (named after one-time appointed governor of Quintana Roo)…
…with whimsical retail marketing,
and characteristic Mayan flourishes.
Holidays aside, Cozumel colors are as transparent as the azure waters that lure destination divers,
or apparent as the tropical breezes that sweep through lush palms,
and adamant as cruise ship passengers,
who return religiously…
to experience the culture,
and the cuisine:
Culinary cognoscenti have been enjoying authentic Yucatan fare at Casa Denis since 1945.
Three generations of the Angulo family have been serving locals and international travellers alike…
with a mi casa es tu casa sensibility,
using fresh ingredients at reasonable prices.
Yet for all the expected colors surrounding this island gem…
some things are best expressed in black and white!