Escaping to Chabihau

I’ve talked about cutting the Rosca de Reyes and some culture shock on our way to our destination, but I haven’t gotten around to showing ya’ll the other pictures from our weekend visiting Jorge’s family in the small fishing village of Chabihau, Yucatan. I was still playing around with my new camera so not all the pictures are perfect, but I love them anyway.

Enjoy looking at our little piece of quiet paradise. 🙂

Jorge's cousins

Jorge's cousins

Hurricane Wilma wiped out all of the beachfront houses back in 2005. Here's an abandoned one that used to be set right on the beach.

There were tons of pelicans on the lagoon that weekend

Jorge and his dad

Jorge's uncle is a fisherman and his aunt makes the greatest fresh seafood. Here's friend fish and a bowl of my favorite: spicy chilpachole soup!

I love Chabihau because it’s so unlike anywhere I’ve ever been. The people are friendly, everybody knows everybody, there’s no schedule, ocean breezes are everywhere, all kinds of birds fly around (flamingos, pelicans, seagulls), there’s always freshly caught seafood, we spend 99% of our time outdoors and I can completely forget about work and stress.

Where’s your “happy place”?

9 thoughts on “Escaping to Chabihau

  1. I think the pictures are great!!

    This place looks so peaceful, like people are always happy. I would love to go out there and just enjoy the outdoors.

    Enjoy your weekend!

  2. My Happy Place is out of the US is Cozumel and in the US it’s Miami Beach. The food looks delicious. I see you are eating low carbs like me. Did you learn to eat spicy food?

  3. “Quiet paradise” is a perfect description of the Yucatan Gulf coast. I love it here! It’s not busy like the Mayan Riviera but the lack of schedule, the tranquility, is just so wonderful. We live down the road in Progreso, but it’s still “muy tranquillo”.

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