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Old 02-10-2010   #31 (permalink)
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i'm gonna dig up what i wrote when that hotel was built
one of these days

it interfered with the sunrise and moonrise
i wasn't too pleased
and the beach was crappy from the first day
i would guess it will be rocky again before long
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oh...they had a crappy beach before the hotel and pier
...and to think we've been blaming them!!
There was lots of sand there, but where the hotel sits now. The rock on the point has been there a long time.


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Looking north from the ferry pier (the south one). 1994

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great pic Jim ,, thanks
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Any updates on the beaches reclamation project for playa and playacar??

I am an owner at fishermans village and havent heard anything on this for a while now.

thanks!
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Any updates on the beaches reclamation project for playa and playacar??

I am an owner at fishermans village and havent heard anything on this for a while now.

thanks!
It was finished months ago
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Not sure where Fisherman's is located along this stretch (maybe farther south?), but here's the beach in front of Playacar Phase I on May 10, 2010:







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We went down to Fusion last night for the first time in a couple of months, and saw how much of the "reclaimed" (but I think "newly built" is more accurate) beach has already washed away. One good storm and it will be back where it was.
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Here's a picture I took the first week of March from the balcony of the room we had at Fisherman's.

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Here's a picture I took the first week of March from the balcony of the room we had at Fisherman's.

Wow! I keep thinking about the beach midtown being 'reclaimed' since those are the only pictures I've seen... but this is amazing- wonder if it will still look anything like this in December?
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We went down to Fusion last night for the first time in a couple of months, and saw how much of the "reclaimed" (but I think "newly built" is more accurate) beach has already washed away. One good storm and it will be back where it was.
Fusion is very close to the pier and they did not touch this area because they need the ferry boats to be able to go in. that is why it looks so different, we were at Playacar Phase I on Sunday, and the beach is just beautiful, we were very close to fisherman,īs in front of Casa Mullaney and you could see endless beach left and right!


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Fusion is very close to the pier and they did not touch this area because they need the ferry boats to be able to go in. that is why it looks so different, we were at Playacar Phase I on Sunday, and the beach is just beautiful, we were very close to fisherman,īs in front of Casa Mullaney and you could see endless beach left and right!


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you're kidding, right??
there is mucho new sand in front of fusion, and all the way to la tarraya which is closer to the pier
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you're kidding, right??
there is mucho new sand in front of fusion, and all the way to la tarraya which is closer to the pier

Yes, I did not mean to say there was no new sand in front of Fusion and tarraya, but as you get closer to the pier you can tell where they stopped, you can see it in front of the park the 2 tones of sand and how it is getting mixed, but you are right, I did not explain myself right sorry
there is Plenty sand all over and I hope no storm will wash it away
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Yes, I did not mean to say there was no new sand in front of Fusion and tarraya, but as you get closer to the pier you can tell where they stopped, you can see it in front of the park the 2 tones of sand and how it is getting mixed, but you are right, I did not explain myself right sorry
there is Plenty sand all over and I hope no storm will wash it away

hope is not working
in places half the sand is gone
my guess is that one third of the total sand they "relocated" is gone
and where did it go??
it went out there to kill the reef in front of playa del carmen

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Well, that was 30 million or so well spent.
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I know I'm gonna get flamed for this but I think they did significant damage to the swimming aspect of the beach especially on the north end by Pirate, Playa Palms etc. Since you have to go out another 40 yards past where the water line used to be, it's now very rocky in that area and when I was there last week also lots and LOTS of seaweed. I recognize things change almost daily but what happened to the soft sand bottom and clear water??

The new big beach may be pretty to look at but I'm starting to fear it's really changed things and not for the better.
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