Mahahual Quintana Roo (Photo: Playas Mexico)

We continue our Mexico road trip series with Chuck Bolotin, from Best Places in the World to Retire, as he, his wife, and two dogs drive through Mexico in a large, white van.

Shsssh! Chuck asks us not to tell anyone about Mahahual, a pretty little beach town with clear waters and tropical scenery, just next to the border with Belize.  If you would like to know about it, it will just be our little secret, as Chuck and his wife take us on their road trip through the area.

When you envision someone in December packing their van in the middle of a driving rain, what pops into your mind?  Do you see a person in swimming trunks and sandals?  Probably not, unless you had the same experience as us, as we got ready to leave Akumal.  I just couldn’t think of a smarter way to do it.  It was raining hard, it was warm, we needed to get going right away, and I needed something that would dry quickly and that I could easily change out of.  Voilà! Form over function: my swimming trunks.

After packing, my wife Jet and I raced the dogs…

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Dogs on a pier in Mahahual. (PHOTO: Chuck Bolotin)
Dogs on a pier in Mahahual. (PHOTO: Chuck Bolotin)




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