Yesterday I took a day trip with my new friend Martine to Sisal. Now a small fishing village with a beautiful beach, the pier is a reminder of when it was the principal port in the late1800's - early 1900's. Henequen fiber (also known as Sisal) was exported and used around the world for rope and twine, creating great wealth in the Yucatan. That wealth is seen today in the in the architecture of the colonial city of Mérida, as well as in the many haciendas throughout the Yucatán Peninsula.
The beach was quiet and mellow, not crowded at all. We enjoyed walking along the shore, discovering unique shells, the breezes, and the water as warm as a bath. We had lunch at the restaurant, Muelle de sisal, which has a beachfront view.
Once a busy port
Quiet beach, green sea, big clouds
Some views from the day:
|Me and Martine|
|Palapas and Yucatecan clouds|