When I saw the huge vacationer crowds in Cancun and in Playa del Carmen with noticeably larger portion of them in their 20’s to 30’s, I could not help thinkinging of the group of young and energetic people I hosted earlier on at Villa Tortugas.
These are young professionals using their talents and skills to set up a trade show full of modern technologies. They are super intelligent and results-driven tech workers from Mexico City, ranging from new college graduates to technology & engineering managers. I had a total of 30 of them staying at Villa Tortugas.
During their five days of stay, they always worked till late night and sometimes early morning before they were bus-dropped at Villa Tortugas to sleep. Getting up and refreshed in late morning, they would take brief times to enjoy the beautiful garden, listening to the birds singing praises to them, and watching our ducks and turtles feed. Then their bus would drove them back to Barcelo to work.
In the morning before they checked out, we gave them a special coco-cutting treat to release the fun-seeking young hearts. They were all happy. Some even took a few uncut coconuts as souvenirs! Polite and easygoing, what a work hard and play hard crop. As I sent them off, my eyes started to well up. I knew I would miss them, mis jóvenes amigas y amigos.