Welcome to Playa!

Have you been to Playa del Carmen?  When I first discovered it in 1994, it was just a sleepy little fishing village down on the Yucatan coast. Now, it’s a chic beach destination with trendy bars and plenty of beautiful people. This particular day, I woke up before dawn thinking I would be the only person out and about (besides the partiers trickling out of the nightclubs). I headed out to this serene beach area away from the crowds and to my surprise, there were plenty of other folks up at this hour just to see the sunrise. I was the only one with a camera, while it seemed like they just wanted to enjoy the moment. We nodded to each other as if we were in on a little secret. I took a few shots while everyone admired the slow rising light.  After the sun came up, everyone said goodbye and we slowly made our way back home.

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Michael LBNovember 16, 2011 - 5:13 pm

I’ve been to Playa many times with my wife. I remember when it was just a quiet little town. We still go back often cause we both love the beaches there. Great photo. Do you have any more?

ClazinhaDecember 27, 2011 - 6:54 am

This is an amazing picture! You captured all the elements and colors of nature in Playa!

Clarice DaFonJune 30, 2012 - 6:35 pm

I’m here having fun with your pictures trying to figure it out which one is my favorite… I love them all! They are all so unique and amazing in their own ways… But I think I just made up my mind about this one: Sunset, beach, and boats! You can’t beat that combination! :)

Rafael BautistaJuly 3, 2012 - 6:30 am

Thanks @[711343215:2048:Clarice]. I am glad you like them so much. According to my Google stats, everyone seem to love the beach photos. This was one of the first photos I took when I started getting serious about photography. Maybe that’s why it’s one of my favorites, too.

Clarice DaFonJuly 3, 2012 - 2:39 pm

Where is your next photo adventure? Do you have more pictures from Cuba?

Rafael BautistaJuly 3, 2012 - 3:17 pm

Yes, I have many more Cuba pictures and I’ll be posting soon. Check back often. I’m not sure where my next adventure will be. Any suggestions?

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