The first resort that we went to was at Veranda Beach Resort. The hotel was fine, unfortunately, my family bemoaned the fact that there was nothing to do in Veranda. The beach is rocky and the sea wasn't very inviting. I remember Carmen as a beautiful albeit rugged place. I knew Carmen is more than what we were seeing. So I looked around for local people to ask. Then I saw this group of guys standing around in the beach. It was low tide. They looked like tiny specks of people in the horizon. They were that far.
The first thing I asked when I got to where they were was what the heck they were doing. I thought they were looking for shells, or whatever sea creatures they were hunting for.
I found out that they were just enjoying the weather and the low tide with their kinilaw (raw fresh fish dish) and tuba (local wine made from sap of palm tree).