A WINDY Boxing Day Walk North: From Costa Blu to X’tan Ha Resort on North Ambergris Caye

I am worried about the beaches!  The winds have been up to 30 mph for the past 4 or 5 days…and will continue a bit.   While the weather has been clear and sunny, THE WIND!  Great for sailing, bar hopping, pool lounging, kite boarding but tough for other activities.

Small craft advisories (boats) and warnings are in effect.

I took a drive…and then a walk northward.  Miles 6 and 7 on Ambergris Caye.  Boxing Day.  Here’s what I saw.  Costa Blu Resort – the old Costa Maya Resort (that closed maybe 4 years ago) – is looking fantastic.

Though when I see their logo, I think Citibank.  I’m not sure why…

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A broad beach and a seawall…

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And the lovely pool.

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Great colors.  Great coconut trees!


I continued northward…UGH!

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A pretty little moon face by someone’s front entrance.



Casa Rana.


And this unnamed beauty.


At the next property…I was stuck.  I had to head out to the road, the water was coming up too high.IMG_8142

A vulture flew a bit too close.  I’M STILL ALIVE!


Xtan Ha has a new sign…and quite a bit of building.


I walked down the path just north of the resort and the beach was getting pummeled.


And then to a small home being built just north…and the gorgeous view from the “bedroom”.

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And a gorgeous little pup named Lucky sleeping in the corner…


A Cherrier?  A chihuahua terrier?  Who knows…he’s a cutie.

How you all had a fabulous Christmas and Boxing Day and are weathering the winds.  I was headed back down the Mata Grande Grocery Store for an iced cold Coke Light.


  • hmmmm….?

    costa blu resort….the one with the phallic beach umbrellas.—lololol

    what to do ,with a trashed table top…hmmmm….moonface…!!! kool

  • Susan

    Beautiful photos…and Moose…phallic beach umbrellas? I had to go back to look…where the heck is your mind! Never mind I don’t really want to know! LOL Merry Christmas.

  • Xtan Ha……..if onica [sp]….and demos ,are still doing the food there….
    seriously….eat there…. it will be deeelicious.