Semana Santa 2013 in Rincón de Guayabitos (Day 2)

It’s Day 2 of Semana Santa. The beach in Rincón de Guayabitos was fairly busy this afternoon and the side streets are starting to fill up with buses. And while the entire town seems quieter than in years past, that will likely change over the next few days.

As usual, there were numerous vendors selling everything from fish and shrimp on a stick; wheelbarrows full of oysters and nuts; carts selling tacos, ceviche, fresh mangoes, pineapples and other tropical fruit; coconuts and coconut macaroons; and several ice cream carts playing that infamous jingle. Generations of families arrived with beach gear in tow, as well as water toys, kiddie pools, coolers full of snacks and drinks, chairs and umbrellas in every color. There were bands and dancing… and lots of sunburned youngsters. It is pretty obvious that people were enjoying their time at the beach!

As of noon, there were only a few beach-goers taking advantage of the peace and quiet on the north end of Guayabitos.

Vendor selling stuffed pineapple drinks with mango, jicama and orange slices sprinkled with salt, chili powder, a squirt of fresh lime juice and a straw.

The beach started to get busier near the south end of the Zona Residencial.


and coconut macaroons!

It’s nice to see the Marines patrolling the beach.

These four young men were building a sand sculpture in the shape of a very large sea turtle.

Selling chairs, beach mats and umbrellas.

Carts filled with fresh mango, pineapple, jicama, coconuts…

and more fruit.

Grilled fish and shrimp on a stick.

Taking a break before the next Banana Boat riders.

Watching the controlled chaos from above.

Only in Mexico will you see marching bands on the beach…

and a little dancing, too!

by Allyson Williams

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