Wow! I am finally back online after almost a month. First the Galaxy and then the Navigator and then the Luxury Travel Show in LAS.
Hey look. This is a half empty/half full thing. Sure, there is still lots of destruction in Cozumel (I was just in Grand Cayman, ditto there) But a visitor to Cozumel can do everything they did before the hurricane and it improves daily. The shopping downtown is great and many of the beach clubs are back, better than ever.
Are there damaged buildings, street scape and other infrastructure? Of course there is. But, if you want to go shopping, drinking, to the beach, snorkeling, diving, fishing...whatever, have at it. It is all there. One of the messages asked about the drinking places of Carlos and Charlies and Senior Frogs; they were all but wiped out because of their exposure to the ocean. However, the Shrimp Bucket) in the same mall and owned by the same folks) is open and ready to party.
If you go expecting to find untouched paradise, try fantasy island, but if you go with an open mind and heart...you will have the time of your life. Both the Mexican government and the Mexican people deserve accolades for an unimaginable task accomplished in record time.
I got a bunch of pictures and will publish them to http://www.CaribbeanPortReviews.com
so that you can make up your own mind.