Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Villas del Mar, Puerto Aventuras, Quintana Roo, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Anyplace that has a day that begins with a sunrise like this is my kind of place. Of course the air temperature was already in the high 70's F, and I was out barefoot in shorts and a light shirt (the shirt to hide my skinny white old man body not because it was too cold).  It is pleasant here around the clock. We've been sleeping comfortably every night for over a month with no air conditioning, no fan, only a single thin sheet, and the warm breezes wafting through the open windows.

Since this is our first visit here, I don't really know what "normal" looks like but, from our 2nd floor balcony, there are not many people out and about at the pools or beach at any one time. Amy found this place on Vacation Rentals By Owner (VRBO) and made arrangements directly with the owner in Colorado.  As I've said before, I am not affiliated with VRBO but we have used the online site many times quite successfully.  This property is VRBO # 161199.   It is beautifully and comfortably furnished, perfectly located within easy walking distance of shops, restaurants, the beach, tennis, golf, marina, hotel, and other aquatic or land activities. Wednesdays and Saturdays there is also a fresh fruit and vegetable market by the village kiosk.  I'll write more about that market in tomorrow's blog post. VRBO is another example of the wonder of the internet age - I can access millions of properties all over the world whose owners are looking for someone just like me to rent their place for a few days or weeks.

Condo building reflections in the pool.

And as the day's shadows lengthen, looking towards the ocean also from our balcony, it's still warm, peaceful, and wonderful. Anywhere that stays between 75 -85 degrees Fahrenheit is my kind of place. 

This is the Caribbean beach at Villas del Mar. Click on the panorama to view in full width.  


  1. Hi Joe, I have been reading your PA blog with delight as we will be visiting soon! I appreciate Villa Del Mar is the best property. Do you have any comments about Del Mar ll which is where we will be staying? Is it much further from town? Thanks again. Angie

    1. Angela,

      Glad you've enjoyed the blog! I published about 70 of them in PA. Type Puerto Aventuras in the search box or scroll down the right margin of the blog and click on the label: "Puerto Aventuras" if you want to see more. Villas Del Mar 2 looked equally nice also but with less total property and open space. If you walk along the beach to town, VDM2 is only two properties farther away than VDM. Walking via the roadway isn't too bad but it's a less direct route; if you're carrying heavy bags of produce from the Wed or Sat fresh market, it might be a bit tiresome. You might get overheated and have to go lounge in the water to cool off! Enjoy - I'm jealous just thinking about it.