I know that there are glowing reports about the new, almost finished Cancun Palace. Not to be the grinch, but here are a few shots of the immediate surroundings of the hotel. While things may be nice, posh and cozy inside, the project continues to exact its price on we poor fools who have been suffering through its reconstruction. The noise and dirt continues. Public access to what used to be one of the best beaches in the ZH has been destroyed and the beach ruined with debris and filth. Visitor parking is impossible during the day as workers and trucks consume every inch of Retorno del Rey. This has been going on for over a year, making it one of the longest lasting Wilma recoveries. I only hope they will clean up when and if they ever finish and give us locals back our beach and our street. The "Public Access Road" to Playa Ballenas. The beach in front of the pool, with Caterpillar. Some nice tanks outside your window. The Kulkulcan Blvd. Entry. Retorno del Rey, one of the glamour streets in the Southern HZ, or at least it used to be. More of the occupation of the public beach access.