The gardens around the pool in the middle of the Diria Resort complex are beautiful. They are a lush oasis in the middle of town. The serenity of this scene is a contrast to the fact that the beach a walk through the resort of only about 100 meters and the resort and condos are right in the middle of town, with dozens of restaurants and shops next to the resort and within 2 or 3 blocks.
The condos here on the higher floors, such as ours, have a view of the beach, ocean and the tree tops. The condos on the lower floors have a view of the gardens. I was talking to a real estate agent recently and she said that she had a client who insisted that she would only consider condos with a view of the ocean. The agent encouraged her to take a look at a condo looking out on the garden on a lower floor of the Diria resort. When the client saw the gardens, the client bought the condo and said she was fine looking out at the gardens from her condo and walking out to the beach nearby when she wants to see the ocean.
If you have not done so already, come take a look at the photos of Chichen Itza, which we are showing this week on our travel photo site, Viva la Voyage.