Cozumel Mexico continues to evolve exponentially! The Cozumel Mexico of today is a far cry different in many ways from the Cozumel Mexico of yesteryear.
I still remember when you used to have to go to three different stores on Cozumel just to buy one evenings dinner (a very long time ago)! First was the Mercado (which is still there), then you would go to the bakery for fresh bread, then if you wanted to have seafood you would have to go to the fiscal ferry pier downtown in the morning as the local fishermen came in to sell fresh caught fish daily. The only milk that was available was what we called "dead milk". It comes in containers that have a shelf life of 1,000 years! :0) And the aftertaste is definitely an acquired taste.
Don't get me wrong, I still have a soft spot for the "good old days" and the charm that came with Cozumel Mexico during the days of the sleepy little fishing village lifestyle.
But lets face it; the good old days are highly overrated!! The vegetables were often times wilted; especially during the summer months. The meat was sometimes bad and even on a good day it was tough as shoe leather. You learned to live with it because you simply didn't have a choice! Below are a couple of pictures of the Marcado as it stands today. Much cleaner than it was back then, but still too little and too late.