Costa Maya and Hurricane Dean discussion (merged)

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Jetskier,

That's a great shot of Mahahual/Costa Maya..... And puts your other photo into perspective. I found so many photos out there........ Here's a few of them......









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Are reporters not able to get in there? Since it is one of the most booming cruise terminals, you'd think there would be tons of news?
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Originally posted by jetskier
This was a photo I had posted earlier. It has been the only one I have seen of the pier.
I found this on Wikipedia:
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The port recently sustained heavy damage due to Hurricane Dean. This included the dock designed for cruise ships. The area's Marketing Director indicates it will be sometime in mid to late 2008 before the port reopens for cruise ship traffic."
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This is really sad. My husband and I spent part of our honeymoon at Costa Maya. We took the bike and kayak excursion. We rode bikes thru Majahaul and kayaked in the sea. It was so beautiful there. I remember relaxing in the hammocks at the port before we took our excursion. May God bless all the people there and we pray for a speedy recovery. What a shame to lose such a wonderful port of call.
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Stick a fork in it, it's done. Made-up cruise port, we didn't even get off the ship last visit. After our ship stops there, I'm not welcome at the bloodmobile for a year.

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I haven't been able to stop searching the pictures. It is heartbreaking. This town is all my kids talk about. I too wish the news would talk about this. It brings tears to my eyes.
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anyone have any clue where this is?






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Can someone post a link to the pictures showing post-Dean? Thanks.
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Originally posted by spcl4cs_gal
Can someone post a link to the pictures showing post-Dean? Thanks.
Most are coming from here


http://news.search.yahoo.com/search/...=&fr=&c=images

it is in the fist post on this thread.

The others are just coming from doing searches on the web.
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I hope they do rebuild. Costa Maya is a great new port. Mahuahal is a wonderful town, and I pick cruises that will stop there. I spoke to many different people there, who I still talk to years later, that enjoyed us coming there. I will be very disappointed if I can not make it there again.
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http://www.commercialappeal.com/news...aug/22/22dean/
This article has quite a bit of info.
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Originally posted by jetskier
This was a photo I had posted earlier. It has been the only one I have seen of the pier.
This photo is limited. But the pier appears to be far more destroyed than what was reported.

Hurricane Wilma badly damaged Cozumel's pier two years ago and it still isn't back to normal. This pier looks a lot worse than Cozumel's did.
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I sure hope someone helps this port rebuild. We visited here on our first cruise and had so much fun. It was the best port! I fell in love with the Explorer of the Seas and costa maya. Some of our best memories are from that village. The little fishing town wasn't much last April, but this past Feb...wow...we were so looking forward to our massages on the beach this december and booked a cruise in March with my sister and family to take her here to this port. Someday, I sure hope we are able to sit on this beach, have a drink and some great food, and enjoy the sights of the water. I truly hope that our good Lord is watching over these wonderful people who DO need us to return!
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They can rebuild the buildings and plant new trees but how on earth are they going to replace all the sand that is no longer there (pics are coming in now).... sand washed away on much of the beach - rocks and rubble left...... and the reefs are probably pretty messed up too. Not very pretty sight. There is ALOT of work to be done....... I can only feel really sorry for them.
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I hope they do rebuild, it's a great place. The 1st time we were there they would not even take a tip. no one bothered you on the beach. Last time we were there they would take a tip. Kids were selling things as you layed on the beach. It's like seeing a child grow up.
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Originally posted by texancruzer
They can rebuild the buildings and plant new trees but how on earth are they going to replace all the sand that is no longer there (pics are coming in now).... sand washed away on much of the beach - rocks and rubble left...... and the reefs are probably pretty messed up too. Not very pretty sight. There is ALOT of work to be done....... I can only feel really sorry for them.
It's called dredging. They dredge up sand and pump it into the beach area. Done all of the time for beach replenishment here in Florida.

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